Hello my friends,
Every woman desires long, thick and bouncy hair. But the kind of lifestyle we follow now a days works against this. Stress, haphazard routine, using chemical colors on hair, and hair styling products makes it worse. Returning to traditional Indian ways seems like the only way to get those tresses back – the hair which our grand moms used to have!
So, let us gain some knowledge about how older people used to take care of their hair – when all these shampoos and other hair products didn’t exist.
Oiling Your Hair Regularly
Oiling is the practice followed in every Indian home even today. Generally two types of oils are used – the ones which are easily available and home-grown – coconut and sesame oil. Being regular is the key – nothing will be beneficial if you don’t make it a routine.
Traditional Indian Herbs
Amla(Indian Goosberry), Brahmi(Indian pennywort), Shikakai(acacia concinna), Reetha(soap nut). These herbs are recommended by Ayurveda experts and are proven to produce great results! Herbal ways take time – therefore, patience is the key. My mom used to prepare a mixture of amla, reetha and shikakai and wash my hair with it. You won’t believe I never used a shampoo till I was in later years of my schooling. And I started getting hair fall during my college 3rd year. Before that, I didn’t even know what hair fall feels like.
Regular steaming after oiling your hair, helps the oil penetrate deep into your hair strands and nourish them. Towel steaming is the best option at home. You also infuse some essential oil into the hot water and spread a pleasant aroma in your hair.
Avoid Chemicals Completely
Your hair is precious. Give them love and they will love you back. Do not unnecessarily treat them with harsh chemicals. Do not use hair color or strong styling products regularly. Treat your hair gently. Avoid heat styling as far as possible.
Using henna is one of the most common and traditional way of Indian hair care after oiling. Henna is an excellent conditioner. Besides coloring your hair, henna deep nourishes and softens your hair. Henna and curd paste is excellent for dry and coarse hair.
Herbal Hair Packs
Herbal hair packs are a great way to rejuvenate and replenish your hair without chemicals. When used regularly, they make your hair strong, longer and delays pre mature graying. I will do a separate post for herbal hair packs.
Stay natural. Go for trail and error method to find out which natural pack and products suit you the best. Even if some products don’t give you the desired results, they won’t cause any harm as they are natural 🙂 Treat your hair with love. Use a wooden comb. Oil them regularly. Have patience. All the best! 🙂 ❤