Herbs for hair | Hair care routine
Ideals of beauty have always laid great importance on hair. Indeed the look of one’s hair and the way it is worn makes a great deal of difference to one’s appearance. Throughout the ages, thick, long lustrous hair has been considered one of the main beauty assets and this emphasis has not decreased with time. Yet, we see a great deal of hair damage caused by neglect and abuse. Both men and women are most concerned about their hair and the problems associated with it can cause anguish and despair.
The condition of hair depends not only on the state of health of your body and mind, but also on regular external care, or the lack of it. An understanding of your own individual hair type and the products available can help you to set up a protective-routine that would help reverse any damage done and nurse the hair back to health.
Herbs for hair
Those who use chemical hair treatment and dyes, as well as styling procedures should realize that it is all the more important to give the hair regular treatments with natural products allowing the herbs to facilitate the removal of toxins and coat the hair shaft, strengthening and protecting the hair.
Among the plants ingredients that have been used in the treatment of hair problems are:
Amla – restores the acid-alkaline balance
Shikakai and Reetha – have powerful cleansing actions, but do not disturb the natural balances.
Mint – stimulating effect on the scalp, due to its action on the blood capillaries
Neem – Nature’s antibiotic, used for centuries to cure skin and scalp disease
Brahmi – Soothes and relaxes nerves and very valuable in healing scalp infections
Following the ancient Ayurvedic system the above plants have been combined with extracts of Bael, Henna, Hibiscus, Jatmansi, Lemongrass and Bhringaraj to formulate a range of exceptional herbal hair treatments which have proven to be extremely successful in promoting hair growth and keeping the scalp in healthy condition.
Hair care routine
Hair type helps in deciding which products are needed and the methods of hair-care that should be followed.
Hair is naturally lustrous and easy to manage. However, with factors like exposure to the sun, air pollutants, sprays and dyes, it is easy to upset the normal balance of the scalp. Normal hair will benefit from the use of a mild herbal shampoo such as SHAMLA which maintains the acid-alkaline balance of the scalp and is also known to check graying.
Hair is difficult to manage and has the ‘fly-away’ look. The oil glands are not secreting enough natural oil, or the hair has suffered damage from chemical treatments and exposure to the elements. Dry hair looks dull and acquires split ends easily. SHAMLA, which contains amla, bael, brahmi, arnica and other herbal extracts is ideal for dry hair, used in combination with a conditioner such as SHARINSE, to add shine and body to the hair.
The sebaceous glands are over-active and are producing excessive oil. Hair looks good after being shampooed, but becomes limp soon after. SHAHENNA, especially formulated for oily hair contains henna and other herbal extracts that help to restore the natural acid-alkaline balance of the scalp.
Mixed condition/combination hair
This kind of hair has poor distribution of oil along the hair shaft. The scalp may be oily, but the hair is dry. There may be dandruff, with the scales clogging the pores of the scalp. SHAHENNA will suit this type of hair. After shampooing, use SHARINSE to ensure that the scalp remains balanced.