Ayurvedic Oils For Natural Growth

Ayurvedic-hair-oilsAyurvedic 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.

Ayurvedic Hair Care Regimen For Natural Growth

Ayurvedic Hair Care Regimen

The traditional Ayurvedic hair care regimen is a holistic method of hair care that goes beyond the external application of oils and pastes and has more to do with healing the whole body from within – providing your body with greater energy and internal strength.

One of the first aspects of a typical hair care regimen involves the proper management of stress, since everybody in the West seems to face very high rates of psychological and mental strain. Living in such a high and turbulent state of anxiety has been linked to excessive hair loss, early graying, in numerous studies, giving the final appearance of dull hair that lacks luster. Finding free time to relax and practice meditation or yoga can help one to keep pressures under control.

Before you massage in your first Ayurvedic oil, it is essential to first improve your dietary habits. According to Ayurvedic customs, food ought to be prepared fresh and should always be eaten in a state of calm for maximum digestion and absorption. In order to aid in better digestion one shouldn’t drink too much water during meals and should avoid foods that generate a high level of “toxin” in the body. This can include excessive consumption of meats, coffee, alcohol, black tea and eating an excessive amount of fried and fatty foods.

ayurvedic-hair-care-regimenApplying Ayurvedic Medicine to the Hair and Scalp

The head should be cleansed using diluted herbal shampoos. Excessive shampooing, particularly with a harsh shampoo can cause dryness and damage the scalp and hair. In order to rinse out the shampoo, use lukewarm water and follow with a conditioner that is natural. It is also recommended that you allow the hair to dry naturally rather than blow-drying it. After washing, to give it additional shine, add some lemon juice blended in a cup of warm water.

It is imperative to massage the scalp often using nourishing ingredients that enhance the scalp in order to give your hair that lustrous, bright look in addition to the feeling of thickness. Some of the best oils that contain a wide range of such potent ingredients include coconut oil and sesame oil. More traditional Ayurvedic oils include Neelibhringadi oil, Brahmi-Amla oil, Neelibhringadi oil and Bhringraja oil.

Following the Application of Ayurvedic Oils…

Upon trying out some of the miraculous Ayurvedic oils available at your disposition, you’ll want to take some other measures in order to give your body the holistic treatment it deserves. One such measure is to start getting enough sleep, which is essential for our overall well-being. Sleep is the time when body tissue repair and regeneration occurs at its best, and a dearth of it can lead to a wide range of health problems in the future.

Natural Hair Oils For Hair Growth And Hair Loss


Know the Benefits of Oils for Oiling Scalp for Hair Growth

Hair loss is a huge concern of many people across the world. There are many reasons behind why hair loss occurs, such as poor diet, medications, chemical services, and stress. In some cases, genes play a role too. Fortunately, many of these hair thinning factors can be controlled by using natural hair oils.


Beneficial Oils for Hair Growth

Here are six types of hair oils that are commonly used for hair growth- olive oil, lavender oil, coconut oil, argan oil, castor oil, and oil from tea trees.

Olive Oil

Hair loss can not only be prevented with olive oil, but also, it can reverse hair loss. This is because olive oil prevents the production of DTH or dihydro testosterone, which is a hormone responsible for hair loss. This hormone causes shrinking of the hair follicle’s shaft. Moreover, it is good for the scalp, which in turn promotes healthy hair.

Lavender Oil

It prevents a particular type of disease on scalp leading to hair loss. Also, calmness increases in the person because of this oil, so if a person is pulling at or toying with their hair due to nervousness; it should stop. Lavender Oil can restart hair sprouting in many cases because of it’s essential components.

Coconut Oil

Oiling scalp for hair growth with coconut oil has many benefits. It reaches deep inside the hair’s follicles and creates smoothness apart from facilitating growth and slowing down shedding. It prevents dandruff, which is one of the leading causes for scalp itching and consequent hair loss. It prevents splitting and hair breakage, by making the hair smooth and strong. It adds softness and shine and delays the onset of graying. It’s also known for it’s antibacterial and antiviral properties. Such properties also make it ideal for other microbial infections.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is effective in stopping loss of hair and can be used just thrice in a week for best results. It can be used by men as well as women for reducing hair loss.

Oil from Tea Trees

It helps in unclogging of hair follicles by removal of dandruff and dead cells, which, usually, clog the follicles leading to hair’s demise. It prevents fungal, bacterial, or other infections that can prevent the growth of hair.

Castor Oil

Faster results in hair growth and thickness can be seen with castor oil. It takes merely a few weeks to show the results. This is because it promotes circulation at the scalp and consequently towards the hair follicles. It has essential omega-6 fatty acids which are good for growth of hair.

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Alternative To Biotin For Hair Growth | Silica

When I first went natural, I picked up a bottle of Biotin from the Vitamin Store to assist with my hair growth. Unfortunately, my skin broke out terribly, and to already have “problem skin” I decided it wasn’t worth it and I threw it out.

Ever since then I’ve stayed away from any hair growth supplements until recently while doing some research I came upon something called Silica. After reading some of the testimonies I decided to order it online. This alternative seems promising and over the next 60 days I plan to put Silica to the test.

What Is Silica?

As mentioned in the video, this type of Silica is not the little packets that you find in shoe boxes. That form of silica is hazardous to humans and pets. Please throw it out!

Benefits Of Using Silica For Hair Growth

  • Stimulates Hair Growth
  • Reduces Shedding
  • Thickens New Growth
  • Improves Skins Appearance
  • Strengthens Nails

October 1st – Day One Of Taking Silica

Today I received my bottle of Silica in the mail. The directions say to take 2 pills daily with meals. I took one in the morning with my B12 and Magnesium supplements and then another at dinner with my multivitamin and vitamin C supplements.
I will update my experience with Silica over the next 60 days or so. Be sure to bookmark this page or follow me on all social networks @healthyhairzone for updates!

Hair Growth Spells, Prayers, Rituals & Mantras!

YouTube gives a huge amount of information about various topics, so when hair growth prayers, rituals, spells and mantras began to populate in the related searches, I just had to watch!

I found so much interesting information. Some entertaining, some odd, and some that I may actually try! Below I will briefly describe these mystical hair growth tricks, tips, and secrets!

*Disclaimer- this information was found on the internet and like with anything that you find on the internet you must use caution when attempting any of these methods. Simply put, use at your own risk. I do not promote any of these methods nor do I have personal experience using them. I just wanted to share this information for entertainment purposes.

I do however consider regimens and rituals one in the same, so you may find that I use the word ritual throughout this site.

Hair Growth Spells

You don’t have to be a Witch or practice Wicca to do a spell but, I would caution you to use at your own risk as I mentioned above. Below you’ll find a video that talks about hair growth spells that allegedly help with growing your hair to magical lengths

Hair Growth Prayers

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the expression “prayer works” but does it work when it comes to something as vain as wanting longer hair. The video below is interesting to say the least.

Hair Growth Mantras

I’ve heard of using mantras for obtaining good health and wealth but never for hair growth. This video gives you a mantra chant that can be used in conjunction with a few steps to increase hair growth!

Hair Growth Rituals

Hair growth rituals are the same as regimens in my view. I actual use the word ritual quite a bit in this blog. I’m actually building my own hair growth ritual and it will be posted very soon!

There’s another mystical way that people have claimed to grow longer hair with and I actually tried it this weekend. It’s too soon to see the results just yet but I’ll keep you posted!

Best Days To Cut Hair For Growth | Moon Phases

Did you know there are days in a month that you can trim your hair for maximum hair growth? And it’s all according to the moon? I didn’t know until I ran across a blog post by Vee Mack of Coily Queens Rock! . In her post she suggests cutting your hair during certain moon phases to increase hair growth.

Since I’m do for a trim, I decided to try this out to see if it actually works.

Over the next few months I’ll be testing various methods to grow my hair longer. As an adult I haven’t been able to grow my hair longer then bra strap length (and that’s just in the back).

Best Days To Cut Hair For Growth
Provided by The Farmers Almanac

I do have a bad habit of cutting my hair too often and that’s why I decided to cut my hair only once a year from now on. I will have completed my first year next week, October 5th 2014!

This year I plan to do my yearly trim according to the moon! Hopefully, I’ll get awesome results like Vee did! To the left, you’ll find the remaining days in 2014 that are beneficial for hair cutting in order to increase hair growth.

Below you can watch a video that goes into great detail about how and if the moon effects hair growth. She gives both sides of the debate and suggests that there’s no scientific evidence that the moon effects hair growth in any way.

This was a bummer but like she said at the end of the video, there are some things that science can not explain so it couldn’t hurt to try!

What are your thoughts about this method? Do you think it’s a myth or are you willing to try it yourself? Leave your thoughts in a comment below!

9pm September 27th 2014. 

I trimmed my hair and took off approximately 1/2 inch from each of the four sections I put in my hair. It took me all of 10 minutes to do, unlike in the past when I would attempt to get each and every uneven or split hair. I just grabbed the section and ran my fingers to the very ends and clipped away all of the unruly hairs.

I followed up will my new Bringraj Hair Oil and then massaged my scalp. Tomorrow I plan to shampoo, deep condition, and then set my hair on rollers. I’m still working out my hair growth ritual but hopefully I’ll have something solid to document soon.

Hair Growth After Big Chop – 12 Months

hair growth after big chop
12 Months Of Hair Growth
The first year after my BIG CHOP, I was able to grow my hair back to the length it was when I was relaxed. Growing black hair long is easy if you can just set aside all of the myths. I didn’t use any pills, hair products, or strenuous tactics to grow my hair longer, I just listened to my hair and it told me exactly what was needed for maximum hair growth.
The second and third year after my big chop, my hair grew longer. I’ve since cut my hair due to style preference but I’m quickly reaching this same length once again. When growing black hair long, it’s best to keep these three basic factors in mind…. moisture, protection, and nutrition.
Black hair growth is not as hard as some make it out to be. There’s so many complicated methods in the black hair care community that it’s enough to make your head spin. I see some black women who have gone to the extremes in order to grow their hair longer. Some of these methods can cause more damage then good.
The first year after my big chop, I wore mostly protective hair styles. This allowed my hair to retain length. My second year I did a lot of product experimenting, and the third year I just let my hair grow. I discovered that my hair could tell me what it needed almost 100% of the time. When it was dry…. it needed moisture, when I saw breakage…. it was time for a protein treatment, and when I saw a dreaded fairy knot….I needed to trim. It was that simple! Once I stopped listening to all of the natural hair growth myths, my hair began to grow and become easy to maintain.

Finally Bra Strap Length. Hair Growth Update #teamnoscissors

10 months of hair growth
Soooo, in my entire natural hair journey I’ve never made it to bra strap length because of my scissor happy ways. In the past, I would sabotage my hair growth by trimming my hair several times a year.
Ten months ago I saw the video below and decided to join the #teamnoscissors challenge. I also started doing wash n go’s exclusively.  
I plan on dusting my hair ends according to the lunar chart system next month and then I’ll be going for round 2 of another 12 months without trimming my hair!
So what are your thoughts on “no trimming”? Are you up for the challenge?

I Sabotaged My Own Hair Growth!

October 4th, 2013 I uploaded a candid video to YouTube explaining my issues with scissors. I’ve (had) this weird obsession with blunt ends ever since cosmetology school. The instructors there, drilled into our heads that raggedy ends meant unhealthy hair.

As I began my own healthy hair journey, I kept this theory at the forefront of my regimen. I trimmed my hair regularly throughout the first few months of my relaxed to natural hair transition. In order to become fully natural, I had to get rid of the relaxed ends, so it made sense to trim more often. Unfortunately, I carried on with that, “trim often” mentality even after I did my BIG CHOP.

As the years went on, my hair grew nicely and then BAM!, I got the itch to do a “trim” that somehow ended up as a serious hair cut. We hear it time and time again…… someone innocently walks into a salon to get a “trim’ and walks out with a full on haircut.

Yikes, I was my very own scissor happy stylist! As you can see, I was in complete denial when it came to my own hair. Check out the video from August 30th 2013!

So now that I’ve outed myself as “scissor happy”, I can come clean and tell you that I’ve snipped a few pieces here and there since that video but other then that I’ve been really good. Check out the 10 month hair growth comparison pictures below.

So the moral of the story is, DO NOT CUT YOUR HAIR if you want to see growth. This step is essential to obtain maximum hair growth no matter what hair type you have. Even if you have to stop visiting your “scissor happy” stylist for a stretch of months or give your scissors away (like I did), you have to STOP cutting your hair to see results. I do suggest that you start off with freshly trimmed ends and grow from there. Fresh hair ends are a great way to start a healthy hair growth journey.
Aside from not cutting my hair, there’s one other thing that I attribute to my hair growth but I’ll save that for another post/video. Stay tuned………

Hair Growth Photo 7 months After My Mini Chop