According to Ayurveda, hair is considered a vital tissue closely linked to bone marrow and the central nervous system. Caring for our hair starts from the inside out and depends upon our overall state of balance, nourishment, and well-being.
The way to do this is by following a daily routine that suits our unique constitution and remains in harmony with the current season, incorporating an Ayurvedic diet, herbs, and nourishing self-care practices.
How to Get Healthy Hair
Wash your hair less. We all have varying degrees of normal, oily, or dry hair, and you may not need to wash your hair as often as you think. The more frequently the hair is washed, the more oil gets produced, requiring it to be washed more often. Washing their hair 2–3 times per week is plenty for many people.
Massage your scalp
While washing your hair, refreshingly massage your scalp. This can stimulate circulation to the hair follicles and encourage hair growth. You can use the tips of your fingers or a rubber scalp stimulator.
Avoid chemicals in your hair products
Like anything we apply to our skin, these chemicals get directly absorbed through the scalp and enter the bloodstream.
Apply oil to your hair and scalp at least once per week
Massaging the hair and scalp with herbal oils is an Ayurvedic practice that has been used for centuries to maintain thick, healthy hair. This practice provides deep conditioning and nourishment while calming the mind and encouraging restful sleep.
Braid long hair before bed
If you have long hair, tying it into a loose braid at night will prevent it from getting tangled or damaged while you sleep.