Ayurvedic oils have been tested over centuries as effective ways of nourishing your scalp and the roots of your hair, in order to counteract the effects of hair loss and overall stress. It should be noted that strengthening the physiology of one’s hair goes beyond the mere application of oils and has to do with important, lifestyle changes that involve diet and exercise. However, there are certain oils that can truly do wonders to your hair when applied regularly and in the right amounts.
How To Apply Ayurvedic Oils To The Hair
The easiest way to apply oil to the hair as well as the entire scalp is to gently massage the oil in using your fingertips. Most people like to heat the Ayurvedic oils before applying them, by pouring them into a bowl with hot water. Massaging with a circular movement is best advised in order to calm the head and improve circulation and vital energy.
Next, you should leave the oil on the entire scalp for any prescribe period of time, depending on the severity of hair loss or damage you have already incurred. It’s also desirable to apply a bit of oil onto the ears and leave it overnight if possible. Using a towel over the head may make this process easier. The oils can be rinsed off using a very dilute shampoo. In fact, Ayurvedic traditions often stress the use of highly diluted shampoos in general; as there is an underlying belief that undiluted shampoos are the major causes of damaged hair.
Many Ayurvedic healers will recommend that you apply the oils at least 3 times weekly. Some people also find it easier to make a paste out of the oil by adding a bit of black bean or herbs in order to fully coat the hair.
Typical Oils Using In Ayurvedic Hair Care
Some of the most common oils used in Ayurveda are sesame oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, coconut oil and mustard oil. Each comes with its own set of unique properties proven to stimulate hair follicle development efficiently.
For example, rosemary oil may be massaged in your day-to-day routine in order to resist hair thinning, while raising blood circulation and providing the hair with important nutrients. Jojoba oil contains a wide range of important minerals copper, chromium and zinc, which can give astounding results against hair loss in as little as a few weeks. It’s important to purchase oils from reputable sellers in order to achieve the right potency.
Other powerful Ayurvedic oils include the following:
Olive oil: to clean the roots of the individual hair follicles.
Amla oil: to strengthen the follicles and prevent graying of the hair.
Coconut oil: to reduce dandruff and a host of other disorders of the scalp.
Bhringaraj oil: to thicken the hair without the side effects of using common OTC medications such as Minoxidil.
Japa or Hibiscus oil: to maintain the luster and color of your hair.