Lustrous, voluminous hair is something that may add beauty and personality to both genders. But in the current scenario, it seems to be a far-fetched dream due to improper diets, stressful lifestyle, increased pollution, hormonal imbalance, poor hair care routine, heredity, and wrong hair care products.
There are many natural ways to achieve thick and voluminous hair.
Scalp massage for an increase in hair volume
Massaging the scalp helps in increased blood circulation and rejuvenates the hair follicles. For this lukewarm hair oil, preferably Shesha Ayurveda Neelibringadi Intensive Hair Treatment Oil is taken. By using the fingertips, apply gentle pressure and massage the scalp for about 15 minutes. After one or two hours, herbal shampoo could be used for washing.
Amalaki hair mask
Amalaki is nothing but the Indian gooseberry, which removes excess heat from the head and protects the hair’s colour and shining and prevents excess hair fall. This hair mask is done by mixing Amalaki powder either with water or yoghurt and made to a smooth paste. Apply the mix from the top of the head to the length of hair to cover the head completely. Cover the hair with a shower cap to prevent drying out and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse the hair and scalp with lukewarm water.
Herbs used for hair volume
It’s a medicinal herb that helps in nourishing and promotes the growth of new hair follicles. Traditionally these leaves are dried, powdered and heated with coconut oil, ideally Sesha Ayurveda Extra Virgin coconut oil. This oil mix is applied to the scalp and left for 30 minutes, and later cleansed with herbal shampoo.
Methi or fenugreek is rich in iron, calcium, vitamin, folic acid, potassium, etc. Methi seeds fight against dandruff, hair loss, and treating scalp issues, hair thinning, baldness, etc. Due to the presence of a large amount of protein and nicotinic acid.
This is an essential hair care product that may increase the blood circulation of the scalp, removes dandruff, dirt and grease from hair follicles. It is also a good source of vitamin C that may secure and decrease the action of free radicals that causes hair damage. It nourishes the hair and prevents premature greying. The amla powder is mixed with coconut oil and is heated till it turns brown color. Leave it aside for cooling, and then apply as lukewarm oil.
Triphala is a mixture of dried fruits of three plants like amla, bibhitaki, haritaki which has antibacterial and antifungal properties. The powdered form of Triphala is used as an anti-dandruff agent. Triphala can be either blended with coconut oil to apply in hair or included in the diet.
It’s an excellent ayurvedic herb used to reduce stress level. It involves healing the dry scalp to prevent hair fall. It is also used to treat a wide range of hair problems like split ends, itchiness, and dandruff.
These are the natural ingredients used as a shampoo for moisturizing, cleansing, conditioning, and treating dandruff problems. Several products available are,
Reetha or Soapnut
This is a natural hair care herb used since ancient times. Using reetha powder for washing the hair makes it look silky and lustrous.
It works as a natural cleanser to remove excess oil from the scalp but maintains the hair’s pH. The shikakai pods, along with soapnut, are used to remove the excess dirt from the scalp.
This is used as a potential tool for treating hair loss and also many scalp problems. It contains a proteolytic enzyme that helps in improving follicle health and also repairs the damaged cells. It also possesses anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in removing dandruff and scalp irritation. For better hair growth, aloe vera gel is taken from the plant, applied to the scalp and hair. After an hour, rinse it with water. This has to be done three to four times a week for better result.
The flower and leaf are suitable for the hair and also prevents hair loss. They are also a good conditioner for the hair.
These natural ingredients could be used individually or in combination for better result. Our product Shesha Ayurveda Kesh Samraksha, Hair Wash Powder, is a combination of these natural ingredients.
Promising Practices to improve hair volume
- one should avoid anxiety and stress as it leads to an increase in hair fall.
- Sirsasana and Pranayam is practised as it helps to increase hair volume and prevent hair loss.
- Avoid smoking, alcohol consumption and other addictions which may affect hair growth.
- Good sleep at night for at least 6-8 hours.
- Avoid using chemical-based hair products and limit hair styling like curling, straightening, colouring, etc. It may affect the hair very badly.
- Always use a wide-tooth comb for the hair and never comb or tie when the hair is wet as it causes hair breakage and split ends.
- Trim the hair regularly to prevent split ends.
Along with these practices, the use of Shesha Ayurveda’s Hair Care products will also help achieve lustrous, voluminous hair as it contains ingredients that are obtained naturally.