Want those picture-perfect luscious locks? Pollution, stress, and lack of time can make caring for your tresses a struggle. You can sit for hours at the salon, but even the best treatments fade away, and some may even leave your hair worse off than before. All the range and varieties of products today make haircare seem like a time-consuming and expensive job, but it doesn’t have to be. Read on to find some of the best, all-natural and time friendly tips that ancient Indian wisdom has to offer on haircare –
- Adho Mukha Savasana (Downward Dog) – This easy to do yoga pose packs a ton of benefits. Alongside improving shoulder and leg strength and opening up the flexibility of the body, this asana also improves blood circulation and promotes fresh blood flow to the scalp, which means healthier and more nourished hair.
- Pawanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose) – As the name suggests, this asana is best known for relieving digestive ailments, and it also works on reducing belly fat and strengthens the abdominal muscles. By promoting digestive health, this asana helps in ensuring healthy hair and skin.
- Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose) – This pose promotes circulation to the upper regions of the body, including the scalp. As a bonus, it also improves hip and leg strength, opens up the chest, and is known to help with thyroid issues. Massage your scalp a little post this asana to help your follicles get the best of increased circulation.
- Kapalbhati – Known as the forehead shining technique, this breathing exercise is known to improve lung capacity and oxygen supply, thereby ensuring that your scalp gets greater nourishment. It also helps in removing toxins, reduces obesity, and is also believed to enhance cognitive capacities.
- Bhastrika Pranayama – Literally translated to ‘bellows breath’, this breathing exercise purifies the nervous system and removes excess of bile and phlegm from the body. Its cleansing quality means a better internal system, which in turn means healthier skin and hair.
- Anulom Vilom – This pranayama involves alternate breathing from the nostrils, which helps in reducing stress, migraine, and depression. Alleviation of these mental problems can go a long way in helping your hair fall woes, and stress is today considered to be one of the most leading causes of poor hair health.
- Add Fenugreek to Your Diet – Known colloquially as methi dana, fenugreek is an essential part of many Indian staples. A storehouse of mineral including folic acid, protein, and Vitamins A, K and C, regular consumption of this spice is known to help against hair fall, dandruff, and thinning. Consume the spice with some warm water daily and see the results yourself.
- Remove the Sugar – Sugar is an essential and indulgent part of our diet, but the problem is that we are consuming far too much of it nowadays. Our daily sugar requirement can be easily met with natural products such as fruits. Junk food such as sodas and pastries often contain highly processed and concentrated sugars, which can wreak havoc on your internal systems, and thus prevent healthy hair growth.
- Go Seasonal – As the summer months approach, the sun and pollution are going to beat down on our hair. While covering up with caps may help you, what will go a longer distance is eating seasonal offerings including curd, watermelons, and other such items, which help in keeping the body cool, and promote healthy hair with their rich combination of vitamins and minerals.
Healthy hair no longer needs to be a coveted dream – it can be your reality, which minimal effort and time, and no side effects. Simply follow these tips above and you will see the impact for yourself.