In Ayurveda, hair is considered a secondary vital tissue reflective of health, linked to both bone marrow and the central nervous system. Ayurvedic treatments and routines do not only produce healthy, lustrous hair but can also bring peace of mind and balance emotions. Healthy hair functions as an energetic antennae to harness subtle energies of the body and assist the senses to work in harmony.
TOP TIPS FOR HEALTHY HAIR
Avoid washing your hair everyday. It strips the natural oils from your hair and increases Vata qualities of dryness and fragility. When you do wash your hair, massage the scalp, roots and tips of the hair in Brahmi,, Neelibhringadi, Triphala Oil or my Curry Leaf Hair Tonic. Leave on for 20 minutes or so and wash your hair as you normally would under tepid water (all above mentioned oils available at the Sattva Centre - please contact us to place an order here).
Additionally, never use hot water to wash your hair. This creates imbalance to the body systemically, agitates your sensory organs (particularly the eyes), slows down healthy hair production and aggravates conditions like dandruff.
Brush your hair regularly with natural brushes and combs. Wooden hair tools are preferable. Brush your hair in a variety of directions and from root to tip. Therefore, stimulating and harmonising the vital, and often neglected, Marma Points on the scalp. Avoid brushing your hair when wet to avoid breakage.
Avoid heat drying techniques - it damages the hair but is also a no-no for scalp health.
Make sure you get adequate sleep, optimum nutrition, a solid morning routine and yoga/meditation into your daily lifestyle. Happy hair begins with balance and nourishment on the inside.
Use natural hair dyes, if any at all. What you put in your hair is also being put on your scalp and therefore, absorbed by the body.
If you would like to know a little more about optimum hair care using Ayurveda, you can view the YouTube tutorial here as part of our Align with Ayurveda Series.
Light and love,
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