Hair Care Tips and Ayurveda


Cutting down your extra calories in your daily diet and your way of life are two main factors that influence the health of your hair. Poor diet, ill health and shortage of any specific vitamin in your body affect the eminence of hair and problems like dandruff, thinning hair, going hairless, early graying etc, spoil your hair. Here are some Ayurvedic based tips for your healthy hair care….

Ayurvedic Remedies for Dandruff:
  • Mix up a spoon of camphor to half a cup of coconut oil. Instead of coconut you can use neem oil otherwise. Keep this mixture in a air tight container, preferably a glass container and use this oil to massage your scalp before going to bed. Practice this continuously for at least 15 days and feel the difference of your healthy scalp. After 15 days do it for alternate days for the best of result.
  • Add a spoon of castor oil, mustard oil and little coconut (or neem) oil and massage your scalp every night and have a shampoo the day next.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Hair loss:
  • Massage the scalp gently with coconut or almond oil daily for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Boil neem leaves in water. Cool, strain and rinse hair with it.
  • Increase green leafy vegetables, salads, milk, fruits and sprouts in the diet. Take more proteins, milk, buttermilk, yeast, wheat germ, Soya beans, whole grains and nuts.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Premature graying of Hair:
  • Apply a paste made from 2-Tsp. henna powder, 1-tsp. curd, 1-tsp. fenugreek seed powder, 1 tbsp. coffee, 2-tbsp. mint juice and 2-tbsp. basil juice. Apply this paste to the hair for two hours. For a darker color, leave this paste in for 3 to 4 hours. Wash hair with any natural shampoo.
  • Grate some fresh ginger. Mix with honey and place it in a jar. Eat 1-teaspoon everyday.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Itchy scalp:
  • Rub the scalp vigorously after washing the hair. It increases the blood circulation, and activates the sebaceous glands.
  • A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is good to drink to induce hair growth. The juice of alfalfa mixed with that of carrot, and lettuce juice is also good to take.
  • Daily application of coconut oil mixed with lime- juice on the hair is also beneficial. Applying juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also good.
  • Washing the hair with a paste of cooked Uraddal (black beans) and fenugreek (methi) 2-3 times a week.
  • A paste of licorice made by grinding it in milk can be applied in the bald patches. It induces hair growth. A paste of seeds of lemon and black pepper may also be applied on the bald patches.
  • Use Amla (embilica officinalis), Shikakai (Acacia concinna) for washing the hair.
  • Enhance oiling and massaging of scalp.
  • Use coconut oil or mustard oil at least three times in a week.
  • Use medicated oils on the scalp and massage gently in the roots of the hair.
  • The diet should contain more green leafy vegetables, salads, milk, fruits and sprouts. Take more proteins, milk, buttermilk, yeast, wheat germ, soybean and vitamin A. 

Hair Care - Prevent Hair Loss and Dandruff

  • Add 6-8 drops of lemon juice to an egg. Beat well and apply on your hair followed by washing with a herbal shampoo.
  • Use a very mild shampoo and condition your hair at least twice a week. Make sure to rinse out the conditioner thoroughly.
  • Amla, shikaki powder mixed with curd is a good conditioner and should be made use of.
  • Massaging with aroma oils once a week reduces hairfall and makes them soft and silky. Rosemary oil and titri oil can also be used.
  • Mix curd, lemon and mustard oil, apply gently on hair and wash your head after about half an hour.
  • Add few leaves Hibiscus (China rose) to a glass of water. Heat it. The juice of a lime should be squeezed in the sieved mixture and it should be applied to the hair before shampooing.
  • Take amla (100gm), shikaki (100gm), brahmi booti (10gm), shilajit (1/2 gm), anaarchhilka (20gm), bhringraj (10 gm). Soak them overnight in an iron utensil. Blend and make a paste. Apply well into the scalp. Keep it for 1-2 hours and wash it off with warm water.
  • The oil from the amla, prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil, is a hair tonic for enriching hair growth and prevent hair loss.
  • Use lavender or lemon shampoo if your hair are oily and if dry, use titri oil or rosemary shampoo too.
  • Rinse hair with lemon juice or vinegar
  • Soak a towel in hot water and squeeze lightly. Cover your hair with this for 10 minutes and do try this for almost a week.
  • Squeezed lemons can be soaked overnight and the water can then be used to clean the hair.
  • Dry peels of lemon and oranges should be used. This will maintain soft and silky hair and also removes dandruff from the scalp.
  • Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily and have a high protein diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and dairy products.
  • Two tablespoons of fenugreek (methi) seeds soaked overnight in water. The softened seeds should be grounded into a fine paste in the morning and applied over the scalp & left for half an hour and then washed thoroughly. This is highly affective to remove dandruff.
  • Mustard oil boiled with heena (mehndi) leaves is useful for the healthy growth of hair.

Head lice is most common in children and any child can get infected with lice due to head to head contact with our kids.
Are you fed up of antilice treatment available in the market? Are you worried that repeated scratching of lice bites by your kid will cause further infection to his/her scalp and can be dangerous for your children’s health? Do you want to get rid of head lice? Are you looking out for some effective home remedies for resistant head lice? If yes, then you have landed on the right page. On this page, not only you will get solution to your questions above, but you will get to know everything about lice including what are lice? How lice infest our hair and signs and symptoms of head lice? How effective are allopathic antilice methods? How to Get Rid of Head Lice naturally? What are the effective home remedies for resistant head lice?

What are Lice? - Signs and Symptoms of Head Lice
Lice are small wingless insects that feed on human blood and love to live in hairy areas. Lice are not really dangerous but are annoying, irritating, and contagious. It is interesting to note that there are 3 types of lice that can live in a human body. These include head lice, pubic lice, and body lice. In medical terminology, lice are called pediculosis, an infestation of tiny blood-feeding insects. The lice start out as nits, then convert into lymph, and then grow into adult lice which are capable to reproduce again. The life cycle of lice lasts for approximately thirty days. If lice are kept away from human body, they can only live for 2 days. Pediculus capitis humanus is the most common type of lice which is the head lice and is most common among kids. In acute cases of head lice, infestation can be generally found in the scalp but in severe cases when left untreated, the infestation area gets bigger and can cover some parts of neck and face areas. One adult louse has 6 shaft-like legs that help in facilitating ease of movement and a better grasp on the hair. As you are aware, the most important symptom of head lice is when your child starts to violently scratch his/her head with both hands. Other symptoms and signs of severe head lice infestation include tiny red bite marks on the scalp and appearance of white nits in the hair and on the scalp.

How lice infest our hair?
Most people believe that lice come on their own in hairs but this is not true because head lice are contagious and come from head to head contact with a currently infected person. This is the reason why head lice are mostly seen in kids who join the school for the first time at 3 years of age. Our kid’s daily interaction with other kids in the school and head to head contact results in transfer of head lice from one kid to another. It is important to note that head lice not only transmit via head to head contact, but can also transmit to people using currently infected person’s towel, comb, or hat.

Home remedies for Head Lice:
  • Change your shampoo and use the one that is made specially to kill head lice.
  • After removing the shampoo from the head apply some vinegar on your hair and leave it for about 3 to 4 minutes. Then dry your hair with towel. This way all the nits will get removed.
  • One more thing that you can do is to cut your hair very short, so that it becomes impossible for head lice to hide.
  • Using nit comb is very effective in removing the head lice. Combing wet hair with nit comb will remove almost all the head lice from your head.
  • It is better to clean the house very neatly. Clean the floor and furniture properly. Also change the bed covers and pillow covers often.
  • It is must to have a separate comb for each member of the family. Keep your comb and brushes clean.
  • Applying the onion juice over the head will also remove the head lice. For this purpose apply onion juice over head and do shampoo after four hours. Follow this remedy two times in a week. This is one of the very effective home remedies for head lice.
  • Custard apple along with its seed should be grinded together to make fine paste. Apply this paste on the head and keep it overnight. Cover the head with some cloth. Next day morning shampoo your hair. This remedy is also effective treatment for dandruff.
  • Applying tea tree oil over the head is also effective in removing the head lice. Apply oil and keep it overnight for better result in removing the lice.
  • Apply mayonnaise oil on the head and keep it for two hours, then wash it off.
  • Mixture of water and vinegar should be applied on head and keep overnight. Then wash it off. Do this remedy twice in a week.
  • Add few drops of baby oil in vinegar and apply on head, keep for one hour and then shampoo your head.
  • Take one bowl of butter and put few drops of lemon juice in it. Apply on the head and keep for about twenty minutes and then wash it off. One of the extremely effective home remedies for head lice.
  • Mash an apple and apply it to the head. Do head massage and wash it off after half an hour.
  • Paste of garlic and lemon juice should be applied to head for getting rid of head lice.

Care which one should take to keep the lice away from the head-
  • Never share your towel and comb with anybody.
  • Keep cleaning your combs and hairbrushes in lukewarm soapy water with some antiseptic lotion in it. Do clean your combs every week by soaking them in the lukewarm water.
  • Always wash your hands before putting oil on your hair or before brushing the hair.
  • Never use someone else's pillow as pillow cover might have the lice or nits on it. Get your bedding cleaned regularly.
  • Never put dirty hands in your head. Stop your kids to touch their hair while eating food or playing outside.

  • If you have got the problem wash your head with medicated shampoo specifically meant for lice of the hair.