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Are you familiar with Ayurvedic hair practices?

If you follow a lot of hair blogs or YouTube, you will see a lot of ladies are into Indian ayurvedic recipes and traditions when it comes to hair. Stereotypically, Indian women are known for having thick, long, strong hair so I see a lot of women adopt their hair practices.

There are a million and one recipes you can try so you really just have to play around and find what works for you and your hair. Here are some helpful simple recipes for those just getting into it:

Ayurvedic Oil Rinse:

(Oil Options)

  • Coconut Oil
  • Neem oil
  • Amla Oil
  • Shikakai oil
  • Brahmi
  • etc…

You can mix popular Ayurvedic oils like Coconut Oil (restores moisture), Amla oil (combats hairloss and premature graying), Neem (promotes hair growth), and several other oils.

Play around with how much of each oil to add. Warm the oils on the stovetop. Pour over your hair but make sure it isn’t too hot first. Make sure your entire hair shaft and scalp is coated. Massage it into your scalp with the tips of your fingers. Leave in for an hour if you have time and then carefully rinse out all of the oil.

Homemade Shampoo:

  • Shakakai Powder- A natural cleanser
  • Fenugreek Powder- Fights hair loss

Mix the shakakai powder and the fenugreek powder with water to make a very light paste. Make sure to cleanse your hair and scalp. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly. This acts as a gentle cleanser.

Scalp Treatment:

  • Amla Powder
  • Tulsi leaves- Anti-fungal agent for dandruff

Grind the Amla powder and Tulsi leaves and mix with water to create a paste. Rub the paste all over your scalp and leave it in for 30 minutes and rinse.

A lot of the Ayurvedic ingredients have more than one purpose. Not only are they great for hair- but also great for skin and for your health.

6 oils in particular are great for your hair, scalp and skin: Argan, Coconut, Sunflower, Jojoba, Avocado, and Apricot. Together, they can be used as a hot oil treatment, daily leave-in conditioner, scalp moisturizer, frizz control oil, or dry skin hydrator. Check out the many usages for all of these ingredients and others you can mix at home.

Have you experimented at home using Ayurvedic recipes?


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