Ayurvedic packs for hair fall control

Hair loss and baldness is one of the most common problems in this day and age. It is a side effect of the modern-day lifestyle full of stress and long working hours. The condition is only made worse with a rise in environmental pollution and adulterated food sources. So how can you combat unnatural hair fall and make sure your hair gets good nourishment? While hair fall is a perfectly natural thing, massive hair loss can lead to bald spots visibly appearing on the scalp. It is not something that only women with long hair suffer from. Hair thinning can strike both men and women having any length of hair.

You probably already know that there is a plethora of hair products being advertised that are supposed to reduce hair fall and grow back new hair within days of use. But market research shows that most of them actually contain harsh chemicals that could easily aggravate the condition and often fail to deliver the necessary results in the long run. So why don’t you give the all-natural method a shot? Ayurveda is an ancient knowledge tradition that have been using botanical ingredients to effectively cure hair loss for thousands of years. It helps us to rediscover the goodness of nature and use it to benefit our health. Ayurveda is completely natural and chemical-free and these days, western medical practitioners have begun to swear by it. Here is a list of 10 different Ayurvedic hair packs that you can make using simple ingredients for effective hair fall control.

According to Ayurveda three doshas namely vata, pitta and kapha are present in the body and an imbalance in the levels of these can cause various health problems. Hair loss is often the result of pitta dosha which occurs when the acidic content and temperature of the body rises. Pitta dosha can arise due to unhealthy or irregular eating practice, excessive consumption of fried or spicy food, red meat, tea, coffee or alcohol, hormonal imbalance, dandruff or similar microbial infections and diabetes etc. Ayurveda lays down different medicinal treatments that can be used to fight hair loss and aid in regrowth of hair.

Ayurvedic hair packs for hair fall control

Bhringraj hair pack

Home remedies for hair loss

Ayurveda names Bhringraj as the king of herbs. The extract from its leaves have myriad benefits for conditions like alopecia, baldness and also premature greying of hair. It has a soothing effect and applying its oil on the scalp helps induce sleep in people suffering from insomnia.

  • Take a bunch of bhringraj leaves, add them to a blender with a little water and make a smooth paste. If you cannot come by bhringraj leaves, buy it in a dried powdered form. Add water to the powder to create a thick smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste on to the scalp and coat your entire length of hair with it.
  • Wait for 20 minutes and then wash off with a shampoo.
  • Repeat this treatment 3 times a week.
  • For added benefits, massage your scalp with bhringraj oil three times a week.

Soap nuts (Ritha) hair pack

Hair fall control with olive oil

Ritha or soap nuts are used as an organic shampoo in Ayurveda. It is a mild cleanser that leaves the natural oils of scalp intact and promotes thickness and volume of hair growth.

  • Soak a handful of ritha in 2 cups of warm water over the night.
  • In the morning set the same water along with the ritha to boil for 15 minutes.
  • After cooling it, pass through a strainer and collect the liquid.
  • Wet your hair and then pour half of this solution into your hair. Massage well for 5 minutes and then wash off with water. Repeat the same with the rest of the solution.
  • Repeat this treatment on every alternate day.

Purifying neem hair pack

Neem is a great at fighting dandruff, itchiness, eczema, psoriasis and the like. It deep cleanses the scalp and removes excess oil, strengthens the roots and promotes blood circulation.

  • Take a bunch of neem leaves and boil them in water for 15 minutes.
  • After cooling it, pass through a strainer and collect the liquid.
  • Shampoo and condition your hair like you do and then pour this solution through your hair as a final rinse.
  • Don’t wash your hair afterwards. Just pat it dry.
  • Repeat this treatment 3 times a week.

Indian gooseberry (Amla) hair pack

Hair fall control with curry leaves

Amla gets rid of stubborn dandruff and purifies the scalp. Its antibacterial properties are magnified when mixed with neem and it helps to get rid of boils on the scalp.

  • Soak 5-6 tablespoons of amla powder in 5-6 tablespoons of lukewarm water overnight. In the morning, you can also add a paste of fresh neem leaves to this.
  • Apply this hair pack on the scalp and coat your hair with it. Leave it in for 20 minutes and then shower it off with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat this treatment thrice a week.
  • You can also use amla oil for massaging your scalp before going to sleep at night.

Shikakai and amla hair pack

Shikakai is a powerhouse of anti-oxidants that nourishes and cleanses, improves hair health, keeps dandruff at bay and reduces hair fall. The combination of amla and shikakai acts as a natural dye and leaves a natural brownish hue on the hair.

  • Soak 3 tablespoons of shikakai powder with 6 tablespoons amla powder in a bowl of lukewarm water overnight.
  • Apply this hair pack on the scalp and coat your hair with it. Leave it in for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
  • Repeat this treatment on every alternate day.

Fenugreek seeds (Methi) hair pack

Methi or Fenugreek seeds are a common kitchen ingredient and an inseparable part of Indian cuisine. They are easily available and luckily have amazing powers of hair fall control.

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  • Lightly toast 2 tablespoons of methi seeds in a pan and then grind them into a fine powder.
  • Now add 3 tablespoons of water to the methi powder and create a thick and smooth paste.
  • Apply this hair mask all over your scalp and wait for 20 minutes. Use a mild shampoo and lukewarm water to wash off the hair pack.
  • Repeat this treatment 2 times a week.

Indian winter cherry (Ashwagandha) hair pack

This authentic Ayurvedic recipe is highly recommended for hair fall control. It also cures hair fall occurring due to hormone imbalance by regulating cortisol levels, treats dandruff and improves hair regrowth.

  • Add 3 tablespoons of dried ashwagandha powder, 3 tablespoons of dried amla powder and water to make a thick but smooth, lump-free paste.
  • Apply the pack to the scalp and hair, especially the roots.
  • Leave it in for 30 mins and then use any mild shampoo for washing it off.
  • Repeat this treatment three times a week for best results.

Muskroot (jatamansi) hair oil

Hair fall control with aloe vera

Jatamansi is an Ayurvedic medicinal herb that is variously known as Indian Spikenard or Muskroot. It aids in blood circulation and thus boosts hair growth.

  • Add 5-6 drops of Jatamansi essential oil to 2-3 drops of any carrier oil.
  • Massage this oil blend into the scalp for 15 minutes.
  • Once you’ve covered all the scalp area, proceed to apply the oil on your hair from the roots to the tips.
  • Leave it in for 30 mins.
  • Use shampoo and lukewarm water to wash your hair.
  • Repeat this treatment three times a week.

Aloe vera gel mask for hair fall

Aloe vera is a very common organic ingredient that has myriad benefits for hair. It detoxifies and purifies the scalp and this helps to reduce excessive hair loss. For this hair pack you can either use store bought aloe vera gel or scoop out the gel from leaves of your aloe plant.

  • Take half a cup of pure organic aloe vera gel. Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of honey to it.
  • Blend well and create a smooth paste out of the ingredients. Apply the pack on to the scalp and coat your hair especially the roots.
  • Leave it in for 30 minutes. Use a mild shampoo and lukewarm water to wash off the hair pack.

Brahmi amla ashwagandha hair pack

Brahmi is an Ayurvedic herb well known for improving hair health. It promotes growth of thick, voluminous hair and also adds to its lustre and visual appeal.

  • In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of dried brahmi powder, 2 tablespoons of dried amla powder and 2 tablespoons of dried ashwagandha powder with half a cup of curd or yogurt. Blend everything well to form a thick paste of smooth texture.
  • Proceed to apply this hair pack all along the length of your hair beginning from the roots till the tips.
  • Make sure that all your hair is coated with the hair pack and then wait for an hour.
  • Using mild shampoo and lukewarm water, gently wash off the mixture of brahmi, amla and ashwagandha herbs.
  • For best results, repeat this treatment three times a week.
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