Dry hair? Damaged hair? Dead ends? Whatever your hair concern is, it's time to turn to some good old ancient Indian hair to fix it! It can get really difficult to make your hair come to life when it’s been struggling, but with these hair care secrets, you’ll be able to do it in no time. Here are some of the best hair care methods that’ll help your hair stay healthy and shiny.
You probably do this already, but if you don’t, it’s about time you do! Oiling your hair is one one the most common and oldest traditions practiced to help with hair health. Oils have regenerative powers that provide intense moisture and nourishment. Coconut oil is the most common kind of oil to use but castor oil, mustard oil and neem oil are also great for your hair. Oiling reduces dryness and gives your hair strength, shininess, thickness and softness and it helps exfoliate, moisturize, and improve circulation in the scalp. You can oil your hair about 2-3 times a week for the best results!
As surprising as it is, eggs are super nourishing and moisturizing when applied to your hair. The nutrients that egg yolks contain are the same ones that are in healthy, glossy hair. Eggs can help with hair loss, brittle hair and speed up hair growth. Eggs are rich in the vitamins that make hair more resistant to damage, they also help the roots of your hair sustain vitamins.
Applying eggs to your hair roots and then allowing it to absorb all the nutrients for 15 – 20 minutes will give you the best results. You can apply eggs to your hair about 2-3 times a week for the best results!
This is a common hair care ingredient that is used in a variety of hair care products and there’s a reason for that! Shikakai acts as a gentle cleanser that wipes away dirt, grime, and excess sebum from the scalp without stripping the scalp’s natural oils. It’s also known to hydrate your hair from the roots, relieving a dry and itchy scalp, reducing dullness, reducing frequent and excessive hair fall, and helping with split ends. You can add Shikakai to your routine by using a shampoo and conditioner that has the ingredient.
Neem is known for its healing properties but it is also a great nourishing agent. Neem has proven to condition your scalp, promote healthy hair growth, temporarily seal hair follicles, soothe frizz, minimize grays, reduce dandruff and treat head lice. Applying it in the form of oil helps deliver the nutrients in Neem directly to your hair resulting in healthier locks. Additionally, the antioxidant properties of neem can help skin cells regenerate, leading to healthier hair.
This is yet another commonly used ingredient in most Indian homes. Used largely to dye graying hair, Henna has many other hair care benefits. Henna has antifungal properties, which makes it very effective for dandruff and hair-fall. Henna also contains vitamin E, which helps soften hair. Using Henna in the form of a mask will help you make your hair stronger, shinier and reduce hair fall. The best way to make a henna mask is to dry henna leaves then crush them into a fine powder and then mix it with water and a few drops of oil.
These ingredients have been used by Indian women and men over generations and have turned out to be quite effective every time! So if you do give these ancient Indian hair care ingredients a try, you’re most definitely going to see some amazing results.