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.

How To Create Awesome Hair Care Regimens

With anything, greatness takes time and planning. If you’re not satisfied with your current hair care regimhair-care-regimen-natural-hairen then you’ve come to the right place. I’ll teach you how to map out an awesome hair care regimen that’s time friendly and easy to follow.

Why A Hair Care Regimen Is Important

In order to reach your hair goals you must have a plan. Many women want longer healthier hair but they lack a solid hair care regimen to reach their goals. All you need is one day a week (depending on your hair’s needs) to make your hair dreams come true.

What’s Needed For  A Hair Care Regimen

  • Hair Products
  • Hair Tools
  • Notebook or other method of keeping track of your progress
  • Time
  • Patience

 

Products For A Hair Care Regimen

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deep Conditioner
  • Leave-In-Conditioner
  • Oil
  • Moisturizer

 

Where To Start

The best place to start when creating a hair care regimen is taking notes. You need to assess your hair’s needs first in order to strategically map out a plan. Is your hair dry? If it is, you need to jot down some reasons as to why you think your hair may be dry. Here’s an example:

  1. Too much heat
  2. Using a sulfate shampoo
  3. Not enough moisturizing

This list should follow up with ways you plan to combat your hair’s dryness

  1. Reduce heat
  2. Buy a sulfate free shampoo
  3. Moisturize your hair more often

From here you should be able to move onto your product shopping list….

  1. Sulfate Free Shampoo
  2. Hooded Dryer, Diffuser, Rollers, ect (for low heat or heatless hairstyles)
  3. Moisturizer that contains natural ingredients that penetrate the hair shaft for lasting moisture.

A Regimen For Each Hair Goal and Style

I recently decided to create a hair care regimen for each hairstyle and hair goal that I want to achieve. I find that following a detailed regimen is the best way for me to care for my hair. It helps me to stay on track and not get in the way of myself. If you want to see my hair care regimens click here!

Here’s a list of different hair care regimens that you may want to create.

  • Wash & Go Regimen
  • Hair Straightening Regimen
  • Roller Set Regimen
  • Hair Growth Regimen
  • Protective Styling Regimen

and what ever else type of “regimen” you want to create.

If you’re anything like me, and find writing things down helpful then this will work well for you. When it comes to hair, it can be somewhat of a science project. Just find a regimen that works well for you and stick with it. If you need to adjust your regimen a little to improve your hair’s condition that’s fine too.

Oh and don’t forget to take pictures or describe the state of your hair in complete detail when you first start. In the future, this will help to look back and see how far you’ve come! Hope this helps anyone that’s struggling with starting a hair care regimen. If you found this useful please do not hesitate to share by choosing one of the following options provided below.

Happy Hair Growing!

~Toy~

A Natural Hair Blow Dry Regimen

This is my second week blow drying my natural hair and I must say that I am impressed! I watched JoStylin‘s You Tube video a couple months ago and was in awe of her beautiful “Nigerian Hair” as she referrers to her tresses on her channel.

I ran across her video while searching for ways to grow my hair longer. The only other YouTuber that I can recall, who had amazingly long natural hair, and incorporated blow drying into her regimen was the late Longhairdontcare2011 . The only difference between the two was JoStylin washes her hair weekly and Longhairdontcare2011 only washed monthly.

I had to adjust my products a bit to accommodate my hair type which is medium thickness with fine strands. I was able to get my hands on a fabulous deep conditioner which I will be blogging about very soon called Dominican Magic and I’m also trying out a few heat protectants too.

Having a blow dry regimen is really easy so far. I upgraded my hand held blow dryer at the beginning of the summer and I absolutely love it. It has ionic technology that makes drying my hair quick and hassle free!

Here are some con’s and pro’s to a blow dry regimen:

Con’s 

  • More time is needed then my previous wash and go regimen
  • More products are necessary to protect and prepare my hair
  • The long term effects are to be seen

Pro’s

  • You are able to enjoy your stretched hair
  • The shine and softness is lasting
  • Easier to style in buns and other protective styles
  • Allows for oils to be evenly distributed throughout each strand

Here’s a rough draft of my new natural hair blow dry regimen:

  1. Shampoo
  2. Condition
  3. Detangle with a wide tooth comb
  4. Rinse
  5. Deep Condition
  6. Rinse
  7. Place hair in 6 sections
  8. Apply Leave In Conditioner
  9. Apply Oil
  10. Apply Cream Moisturizer ( notice the L.O.C. method is applied in steps 8, 9, & 10)
  11. Apply a heat protectant
  12. Blow dry each section

As far as styling goes, I’ve mostly been sticking to buns and updo’s. However, I will be experimenting with different styles as the weeks go on.

What are your thoughts about blow drying natural hair or using heat in general? Leave a comment below.