Monsoon brings along rain of jubilation which soars one’s vehemence to cloud high, but this finite elation may have adverse effects to your precious locks. During rainfall hair’s chemical structure makes it unusually sensitive to airborne hydrogen, forming bonds, and swells until the smooth cuticle erupts to make them frizzy. Damp hair may lead to many other problems too. Another reason that worsens the problem is the presence of environmental pollutants in rainwater that intensifies the fungal infections on the scalp that weakens roots and causes hair fall. Even if you are not directly exposed to rainfall, still it is a task to dry hair after a shower due to the prevalent humidity.
So, here are some Indian/ Ayurvedic remedies to your rescue! Have a look.
- Aloe vera juice
Aloe vera is an ingredient known to make your system clean. It is commonly used in Ayurveda for its innumerable health benefits. It’s high on alkaline properties- vital in balancing the PH levels of your hair which in return stimulates hair growth and strength.
Directions: Aloe vera can be both, consumed and applied so, you can have fresh and homemade aloe vera juice in the morning with lukewarm water. Also, its pulp can be directly applied to the scalp. Apply and leave it for 1-2 hours then rinse it with lukewarm water.
- Methi seeds (Fenugreek)
Methi is a miracle herb for promoting hair growth that also adds life to your deadlocks. It’s rich in hormone antecedents which help in revitalizing damaged hair follicle thus, strengthens the hair and adds immunity to prevent damage and breakage of the hair.
Directions: You can make a mask by soaking 1 cup of seeds overnight and then grind it to a fine paste and give a good application of this paste to your scalp, cover your hair using a shower cap and rinse well after 1 hour.
- Amla pulp (Indian gooseberry)
Amla is rich in antioxidants along with other properties like anti-inflammatory, exfoliating, antibacterial which aids hair stimulation.
Directions: For the hair mask, mix lemon juice and amla pulp one tablespoon each, massage it on the scalp and cover your head with a shower cap, let it sit overnight and shampoo the next morning.
- Bringaraj (Eclipta prostrata)
Eclipta prostrata commonly called false daisy or bhringaraj is very effective in enhancing hair growth. As such, it is called the king of herbs for hair therapy.
Directions: Take some leaves and make a paste out of them or you can buy a dry powder and let it steep in warm water and then apply it to your hair including the scalp, leave it for half an hour and wash it off. You can apply it regularly for wonderful results.
- Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary is a culinary and healing herb. This woody perennial is mostly found in essential oil, have anti-inflammatory properties and improves blood circulation. As a result, it may prevent hair follicles from being starved of blood supply, dying off, and leading to hair loss. Beyond stimulating hair growth, rosemary essential oil is used to prevent premature greying and prevent dandruff. It may also help in treating dry or itchy scalp.
Directions: Simply massage the oil thrice a week.
Neem tree is profuse with antiseptic and healing properties. Neem’s high fatty acid content is extremely beneficial for scalp health. A healthy scalp is one prime requisite for healthy hair.
Directions: Rinsing hair with neem water helps clean the scalp and clears clogged pores and enhances hair growth. The regenerative properties of neem could be put to best use, with an easy neem oil head massage.
Hair care is much needed for all ages and stages of our lives. Often less hair on your scalp means less of self-confident and more of self-doubt. Needless to say, good hair adds mystique and magical appeal to your personality and serves a window to one’s beauty and happiness. So, with these easy Indian/Ayurvedic remedies you can keep all your hair woes at bay.
Over to you
Hair fall can be painful to the heart and your personality. Rainfall and hair fall go hand in hand and if you put a deaf ear to this muddle, you can put yourself in big trouble but with the suggested simple remedies you can keep yourself the hassle-free and can achieve the ultimate dream of beauty with shiny hair.