Herbal formulations have always been known considerably for their good activity and comparatively lesser or nil side effects. The preparation of herbal hair oil includes amla, hibiscus, Brahmi, methi, and its evaluation for increase in hair growth activity.
Hair oils are the hair care processes used for the prevention and treatment of baldness or other ailments or else aggression of hair. Similarly, they promote the luxurious growth of hairs. Hair oil containing herbal drugs are used as a hair tonic. Haircare products are categorized in, hair tonics and hair grooming aids.
Amla is rich in vitamin C, tannins, and minerals like phosphorus, iron, and calcium which provides nutrition to hair and also causes darkening of hair color. Hibiscus consists of calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin C, is used for stimulating thicker hair growth and for preventing premature graying of hair. Brahmi contains alkaloids, enhancing protein kinase activity. Methi contains high protein fodder which supplies required protein nutrition to hair.
A plethora of herbs has been employed for hair treatments. For instance herbs like amla, henna, neem, methi, lemon, tulsi, Brahmi, shikakai, reetha, liquorice root, musk root, mahabhringraj, jantamasi, chitraka, marigold, hibiscus, nutmeg, parsley, rosemary, thyme.
Ayurveda recommends oiling your hair once in 7days and that is, washing your hair once a week. If your hairs are exceptionally dry or have a lot of dandruff, it would be beneficial by hair-oiling twice or thrice a week.
Ayurveda is now proven by science and accepted by the beauty industry in the Global market.
There are methods which are prescribed to achieve benefits and need to be followed. One must not sit and extract oil from leaves on the weekdays for the sake of healthier, strong and shiny hairs as well as processing some mixture of coconut, lavender and other herbs oil in one’s scalp.
Here is the best method of hair-oiling in steps:
take tepid oil in a small bowl, dip fingertips in the oil and apply the oil to the scalp. Nextly, part the hair in an adjacent location and apply oil, and repeat this process until you have oiled your entire head. Further, massage firmly with little oil along the length of the hair. In the end, lightly massage the scalp with slightly circular motions to stimulate blood circulation while letting the oil be absorbed. These will cool down the head and release the glut doshas.
According to Ayurveda, there are three doshas that are life-giving energies that flow through all humans. For Vata-dominant hair, almond oil or sesame oil would be very nourishing and helpful in reducing stiffness in the scalp. For Pitta-dominant, coconut oil is the ideal choice as coconut’s pitta-pacifying properties. In the case of Kapha-dominant, sesame or olive oil are best. And for dandruff, a bi-weekly oil-and-wash session with neem oil does wonders.
An excess of any single from Vata, Pitta, and Kapha throws the entire body’s functioning imbalanced. Its consequences can be observed the way it affects hairs.
On the basis of market surveys carried out on herbal hair oils claimed clues for selection of drugs for hair oil. Hence the present studies are aimed to evaluate the hair growth activity of herbal formulations, which includes oil extract of all mentioned above in various forms. In order to justify the traditional claims nowadays multi-ingredient hair oils are prepared and tested for their hair growth activity.
It is very important to remember that Ayurveda Herbal is a holistic way of life-
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