10 NATURAL AYURVEDIC INDIAN HERBS FOR HAIR GROWTH FOR MEN & WOMEN:
1. CURRY LEAVES:
Curry leaves is wonderful in nourishing the hair both when taken internally along with food and applied externally either as a hair pack or as a hair oil. Try not to discard the curry leaves in the food and apply curry leaf oil regularly to stop hair fall. Try to use pesticide free curry leaves for best results.
Bhringraj is an other herb that has been used for hair for centuries. There are 2 common varieties of bhringraj plants, one produces yellow and the other produces white flowers. You can use either one for hair oil preparation. The hair oil made with bhringraj nourishes and conditions the hair really well.
3. HENNA LEAVES:
Henna leaves treatment in any form is good for the scalp and hair. I have tried hair rinses, hair oil and hair packs with it. It can also used for dyeing the hair naturally. I have always preferred using fresh henna leaves. But try using good quality henna powder if you don’t get the fresh leaves. You can find all the methods of using them in the blog…
Though arappu leaves are not very famous, it is a very good natural shampoo. The leaves are ground into a powder and used for having hair wash. Though it might be messy and hard to use it at first, you will get used to it very soon. It is a very good natural body coolant, the only problem is good quality arappu powder is increasingly hard to get.
Shikakai is an other ingredient used in hair care for centuries. Shikakai can be used as a powder or by boiling the pods in water. Shikakai cleans the scalp well and at the same treats scalp infections. Shikakai can be a bit drying so use a conditioner later. I prefer to use it along with reetha, fenugreek seeds and amla.
Reetha also called as soapnut is so very famous all over the world for it’s use in cleaning the scalp. It is a good alternative to chemical based shampoos. But like shikakai it can be a bit drying on the scalp so condition your hair after using it. Also try using conditioning ingredients like fenugreek and amla with it.
7. NEEM LEAVES:
Neem leaves are wonderful in treating the scalp infections. Especially for scalp boils, itchy scalp and dandruff nothing can beat neem leaf paste in treating them very quickly. The best way to use neem leaves for hair is by using it in hair packs or by making a hair rinse with it.
Brahmi hair oil made with fresh brahmi leaves is so well known in India. Brahmi oil stimulates hair growth and can be easily made at home. The best homemade brahmi oil is made with fresh brahmi leaves, amla and fenugreek seeds. Brahmi oil should be used regularly to see results.
Hibsicus conditions the hair really well. We can use it either as a hair pack or mixed with unrefined coconut oil. We can use both the flowers and the leaves for hair. Try to use pesticide free hibiscus for best results…
10. ALOE VERA
Pure Aloe Vera treats all scalp infections and is great used in any form whether as an oil or as hair pack. But it is really hard to get 100 % pure Aloe Vera gel in the markets, it is usually colored, perfumed and mixed with preservatives to increase the shelf life. Even if not often, when you do use it I would suggest using the fresh gel of the plant for best results.