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Count on this Ayurvedic haircare regime to prevent hair fall

The Indian Express logo The Indian Express 25-03-2023 Lifestyle Desk
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Hair fall is a common concern that can be driven by a host of factors, including genetics, erratic lifestyle habits, nutritional deficiencies, or underlying medical conditions. As such, Dr Nitika Kohli, an Ayurveda expert, suggested opting for a natural haircare regime, including hair masks, massage, and nasya, which can make your hair stronger. "Women must follow various regimes in Ayurveda regularly to take proper care of their hair," she wrote on Instagram.

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Shiro Abhyanga (Head massage)

Sesame or coconut oil should be used to nourish the scalp at least twice a week. For people with oily scalps, it is recommended to apply oil 30-60 minutes before the shower, the expert said.

Herbal masks

As per Ayurveda, herbal masking is beneficial as the herbal paste provides all essential nutrients to the hair and scalp. Dr Nitika shared a few herbal masks that you can incorporate into your hair care regime.

Fenugreek hair mask: This mask can be prepared by soaking a few tablespoons of fenugreek or methi seeds overnight and then grinding it into a fine paste. The mask can be applied directly to hair or scalp or mix it with yoghurt to make a smooth paste. "Keep the mask for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it with a sulphate-free shampoo. It will help in reducing dandruff and promote hair growth," she wrote.

Amla hair mask: It can be prepared by mixing amla, shikakai and reetha powder in a ratio of 3:2:1 with curd. "Apply the mask on your scalp and keep it for 10-20 minutes before rinsing it with normal water. It will help hair grow naturally," Dr Nitika said.

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This is a traditional Ayurvedic practice in which two drops of taila/oil like almond and coconut are poured inside both nostrils daily. "It helps nourished hair roots and stimulates the nerves on the scalp to enable hair growth," she said.

Dr Nitika pointed out that hair fall or hair loss is a multi-factorial condition, thus, one solution does not fit all. "Therefore, for a personalised diet and recommendations, one must always consult an expert for fast and sustainable results," she said.

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