Hair fall or declining hair health affects most of us the same way. We do whatever it is that we can do to prevent the hair from falling. Today the market is full of products designed and developed for the hair problems of every kind. An elaborate variety of hair products is available to the consumers taking in account the diverse range of problems faced by women exclusively. Most of the hair solutions fall neatly in either of the two categories chemical or natural products. Both claim to reduce hair fall and repair hair damage. But the question goes that how many of these products do actually have the effect that they state. No matter how much the advertisement assert that their chemicals are good for hair health, it is well known that overdo of chemicals harms the hair more than it benefits. Without many options, one turns towards the selection of organic natural products.
If a product is claiming something too good to be true, then it probably is. Hair care is a process not a trick. It cannot be done with a single try or quick wash. Hair needs time to replenish, repair and grow. So the efforts need to be in the same order, regular and appropriate care. The Indian ancient tradition of Ayurveda uses natural herbs and products for hair care. These products and remedies have been used for hundreds of years by millions of women, who have witnessed the effectiveness of these remedies. Here are a few herbs that can be used for hair care regimen by anybody who is looking to avoid chemicals
• Aloe Vera – Aloe vera juice comes from the aloe vera plant and contains 32 vitamins and minerals, 75 nutrients and hundreds of active enzymes. Enzymes in aloe vera dissolve dead skin cells and excess sebum which can clog hair follicles. Aloe contains salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory and mild anti-biotic. Aloe vera juice contains enzymes and anti-inflammatory properties that sooth and moisturize an itchy scalp. These enzymes add moisture and have anti-fungal properties that help to rid the scalp of dandruff. Aloe vera juice is a good conditioning agent. It adds shine to the hair and controls frizz. The vitamins and minerals in aloe vera juice strengthen hair, add luster and help relieve scalp conditions such as seborrhea and psoriasis.
• Amla – Amla, the Indian Gooseberry contains several anti-oxidants including vitamin C which is necessary for collagen production. Elevated collagen levels accelerate production and increase strength of new hair growth. Amla is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. It contains array of antioxidants such as emblicanin A and B, phyllantine, phyllantidine, quercetin, kaempferol, gallic acid, and ellagic acid. Amla also contains a high concentration of minerals, amino acids, as well as strong immunity boosting properties. Mix amla powder with a moisturizer such as coconut oil and massage into the scalp.
• Basil – Basil is rich in magnesium, a mineral essential for many chemical processes going on within the human body. Massaging basil oil helps moisturize the scalp and hair follicles. In addition, it stimulates blood circulation. Basil contains magnesium and eugenol which further improve blood flow to scalp. When applied to hair and scalp as an herbal rinse, basil acts as an anti-inflammatory, strengthens hair against breakage, and improves circulation in the hair follicles which helps to stimulate growth.
• Shikakai – Shikakai is derived from the bark, leaves and pods of a plant. Its powder helps to strengthen hair. Also, it can be used as a gentle cleanser and to cure dandruff. It is mostly used in the same way as amla. It can be used in its powdered form along with carrier oil like coconut oil or the powder and soaked in water to make a paste and then used.
The above mentioned remedies are very effective in hair growth, and holistically cure the problem of hair fall. It works not only to repair the hair damage but also the scalp and hair roots. Following a regimen involving one of these products is a sure way of effectively caring for the hair.