Ayurveda

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Henna (Lawsonia Inermis) benefits on hair:
  • stops hair loss
  • stimulates hair growth by blending with the natural proteins found in hair
  • slows down premature greying
  • prevents breakage
  • adds shine
  • cures dandruff and dry scalp
  • reverses effects of pollution on hair and dryness due to excessive blow drying
  • renders a magnificent reddish brown color to dark hair
No product in hair, completely dry following Henna treatment.
Brahmi  Powder (Bacopa Monnieri):
  • may help make hair dark
  • increases hair density (thickness)
  • strengthens hair roots
  • stops premature greying
  • controls dandruff
  • stops hair thinning and hair fall
Amla Powder/Indian Gooseberry (Emblic Myrobalan):
  • may be used on hair and skin
  • natural astringent and skin toner
  • helps promote black luxuriant hair
  • controls hair loss
  • stimulates hair roots thus promoting hair growth
  • cures scalp infection
Neem Powder (Azadirachta Indica):
  • may be used on hair and skin
  • tropical application makes us relieved from acne, eczema and even ringworms
  • eradicates every kind of itch, rash, infection and allergy.
  • extensively used in hair fall
  • treats dandruff and  lice growth
  • cures symptoms of scalp psoriasis
  • stops hair thinning and dryness
Shikakai Powder (Acacia Concinna) "fruit for hair":
  • effective in removing oil and dirt from hair
  •  does not strip hair of its natural oils
  • usually no rinse or conditioner is used since it naturally detangles hair strands (doesnt detangle my hair as well as conditioner does) 
  • controls dandruff
Lemon Powder (for skin):
  • acts as an astringent
  • maintains natural oil balance
  • refreshens and rejuvenates the skin
  • cleans skin thoroughly
I list the powders because I prefer them over oils.  When I first started ayurvedic hair care I used the oils unitl I learned they contain mineral oil.  I sometimes still add them to my henna gloss mix and amla/brahmi treatments as I feel the benefits outweigh  the fact they contain mineral oil.  Also, I need to use them so they dont waste.  Once the remaining oils are gone I probably won't purchase any more ayurvedic oils.

Brands:  Ayurvedic brands vary based on where they are purchased.  I purchase my poweders from a local Middle Eastern Halal meat market  for 1.85 per 100mg box from a brand called Hesh.  If you dont have an Indian store local to you, powders may also be found on Amazon..com.  The Henna I use is a brand called Napur and I get 200mg for $4.85.  I prefer this brand because it has amla, brahmi, shikakai, jojoba, and various other beneficial powders already pre-mixed.  My hair is always soft shiny and strong afterward for weeks following the treatment.  I love the brand Henna I use and probably will not change it unless I find one premixed at a lower price with the same ingrediants and gives the same results.

See Pictorial under DC Day pt. Deux on how I prepare the Amla/Brahmi Mix [HERE]

*I am not a medical professional.  Information shown derives from infomation on product boxes and websites about Ayurveda.  I encourage anyone interested to do their own research.  This page is not advice, simply my routine hair care regimen.