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Tackle Dry Hair and Scalp Problems with Ayurveda


| 5/3/2018 10:37:00 AM


Are you worried about your dry hair? Dreaming of luxurious, silky hair is common in women of all ages.

Let me explain the top causes of dry hair first.

  • Hair has no natural lubrication. It relies on oils made in the hair root to stay moisturized and looking lustrous. Sometimes, the hair root/scalp will not have enough oil production for making your skin soft and shiny.
  • Each strand of healthy hair has a protective layer called the cuticle. In a healthy cuticle, the layers lie tightly together and keep moisture in. When a cuticle’s layers separate and peel away from hair, its ability to hold moisture is compromised and some oil escapes.
  • Usage of harsh shampoos and hair grooming products
  • Over-use of hair grooming products with chemicals, like hair dyes, relaxers, and perm
  • Using hot tools, such as blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons
  • Improper diet
  • Over exposure to sun and/or cold

three bottles of natural hair care products
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Ayurveda for Dry Hair

Ayurveda explains the cause of dry hair as excessive or imbalanced Vata. Excess Vata causes the hair to become dry, frizzy, brittle, and lusterless. It also causes hair to thin, fall out in clumps, become shorter and more difficult to grow out, and present with split ends.

Excessive Vata can also ruin your skin with dryness and eczema-like skin problems. The scalp might also be dry, which leads to hair that has less luster, more frizz, and ends that are not as strong and can split. As we age generally we have predominance of Vata in the body, age is also a factor which can lead to dry scalp and untamed hair.



Is it possible to address these imbalances and get a frizz free beautiful hair? I would say a big yes! 



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