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Indian Hair Care Traditions

Are you looking for ways to care for your hair naturally and keep it healthy? Many cultures worldwide have well-established traditions of using natural ingredients such as herbs, oils, fruits, and plants to nourish their scalp and hair. India is one of them! For centuries, Indian people have been following ayurvedic practices – a traditional holistic healthcare system – and passed down many tips, recipes, and rituals that are said to maintain good health while promoting a beautiful mane.

Genetics and traditions

In India, hair is considered the pride of women. Girls learn from a young age how to take care of their hair. But remember that genetics also play a role. People from India naturally have thick and coarse hair. Unlike Europeans, Indian women try to tame their curly hair. They are exposed to a lot of sunlight. Thick hair creates an air cushion – protecting the head from overheating.

In India, people believe that hair is just as important as fingers. They think that if something is wrong with a person’s hair, it means that something is wrong inside them. So, to make themselves look better on the outside, they try to make themselves better on the inside by doing things like meditation, yoga and eating healthy.

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Purified and softened water

Water with impurities is not clean. When this water dries, it makes hair stiff and dry. A filter can help purify the water, but if you don’t have one, you can try adding 1 teaspoon of soda and 1 teaspoon of glycerin to 1 liter of water. Another option is to buy softening conditioners or hair masks to help nullify the hard water effect.

Oils and oils

Indians know you shouldn’t put anything on your skin or hair that you wouldn’t eat. So, they only use natural beauty products. These products include herbs, fruits, and flowers. Indian women use coconut oil every day to help with hair loss. Coconut oil also moisturizes, nourishes the scalp, and slows down the split ends. Amla oil is suitable for those who want to grow their hair in the shortest possible time. Almond oil contains vitamins and calcium, which strengthen the hair and improve the condition of the scalp. Patchouli can help with dandruff, olive oil can make your hair silky, and ylang-ylang can help your hair grow. Sesame oil is good for people with hair loss problems, and wheat germ oil can help keep your hair moisturized.

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Contrasts and head massage

When applying oil, Indian women do not forget to do a relaxing head massage. It stimulates blood circulation, which accelerates hair growth. Also, during the massage, the oil is better absorbed into the skin. According to the principles of Ayurveda, it is better to apply oil to the hair roots at night so that it can be washed off in the morning under a contrast shower. First, women wash their hair with warm water and rinse it with cool water.

Natural shampoo

Indian women don’t use the same shampoos as we do in the United States. Instead, they make shampoos as their grandmothers did 50 years ago. They use natural ingredients like egg whites, lemon juice, turmeric, and soap beans to make shampoo. These ingredients gently cleanse the hair and scalp while nourishing them with vitamins and minerals.