Ayurveda and its impact on human hair

Posted by Meerika Khanna on

It's all in the hair - there's a reason global hair care is a multi-billionaire industry in the world. Being one of the essential aspects of determining the physical appearance, hair is one thing everyone wants the best of. However, due to several causes such as stress, hormonal imbalance, poor lifestyle, and other environmental factors - hair problems like premature greying, thinning, and hair fall have become quite common. The main problem lies in the fact that many of these hair care products consist of many chemicals that end up damaging the hair and often have only superficial hair. 

This is exactly where and why Ayurvedic herbs and treatments help in combating hair problems. Intrinsically involving a holistic approach to healing, the herbs and methods are 100% natural. They are also blessed by nature to address the root cause of major hair problems. One of the main principles of Ayurveda is that the health of the body’s digestive fire (Agni) is what determines the type of approach one needs. This in turn is determined by the kind of food intake and lifestyle we live in. This is the reason Ayurveda hair care focuses significantly on rejuvenation (Rasayana) - involving deep nourishing of the body at the cellular level to promote regeneration as well as healing.

The Ayurveda treatments and herbs have been in practice for over several centuries and hold deep importance even today. There are several Ayurvedic herbs and practices for hair problems that address the internal root cause and help to acquire the thick and shiny hair you desire.

Saw Palmetto

This herb is very beneficial in balancing the hormones and unclogging the hair follicles, leading to hair growth. One can use the saw palmetto powder by mixing it with the nettle powder for the best of results. It is easily available in various forms - dry powder, liquid extract, powder capsules, and tablets. Taking it in any form will help with the growth of hair to a significant extent.


Massage your scalp gently with a herbal hair mask to make your hair healthier. Wash the mask off after 20-30 minutes. Repeat this same process for a minimum of 21 days. Apart from making the hair healthier, it will strengthen the tissues and reduce the hair fall.

Pitta Dosha - Licorice, neem, hibiscus, lodhra, and kamala.

Kapha Dosha - Fenugreek, camphor, grapeseed, or rosepea.

Vata Dosha - Black sesame, ashwagandha, licorice, shatavari, or onion.


Shiro Abhyanga

In this method, oils such as Bringamalakadi Taila, coconut, and til (sesame seed) are used to massage the head. This also helps in preventing the greying of hair and nourishes the sensory organs. Through this Ayurvedic remedy, one is able to counter the hair loss woes by improving the blood circulation towards your nerves.

Brahmi Bringaraj Taila - Made up of herbs, this oil is a highly effective remedy for hair growth. It prevents a dry scalp and nourishes the roots of the hair. Hence, preventing and reducing hair fall.

Bringamalakadi Taila - Made up of herbs as well, this oil checks premature greying of hair. It promotes hair growth to a great extent and is also beneficial in treating back pain and arthritis.

Brahmi for regrowth

Brahmi oil is a natural remedy for hair loss and hair regrowth. This very beneficial oil is derived from the Brahmi leaves. These leaves help in providing nourishment and strength to the scalp. The alkaloids present in Brahmi helps to produce thicker and stronger hair by binding the proteins in the hair shaft. The Brahmi powder strengthens the blood vessels present in the blood, resulting in stimulating hair growth and preventing the loss of hair. The benefits included in this herb condition the hair all the way from root to the tips.

Hair Cleansers

Shikakai - One of the best natural cleansers present on the Earth, Shikakai helps in removing excess oil and dirt off the scalp. For the people that have dry and frizzy hair, using this herb along with amla, hibiscus and reetha (a soap nut, similar to shikakai) will prove to be extremely wonderful. The impact and improvement this combination will provide will be highly significant.

Aloe Vera - Take fresh Aloe vera gel and apply it directly over the scalp. Wash it off after leaving it for a few minutes. Being a soothing and cooling scalp cleaner, it is extremely good for a scalp associated with scalp pimples, itching, rashes, and redness.

Gram flour - This can be mixed with water and then used to wash off your hair after an oil massage.

You can get benefits of most of the above Ayurvedic herbs in our hair care products Revitalize and Restore.


← Older Post Newer Post →

Leave a comment