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Ayurvedic hair oils to nourish and enrich your hair. 

Introduction:

Our hair is one of the most noticeable features when it comes to maintaining our appearance. Healthy hair is a sign of confidence and a good hair routine ensures that the scalp and hair are well maintained. A lot of hair care starts with understanding how the hair works, more specifically figuring out what works best for you. One of the most important hair care rituals is the practice of oiling the hair – an ancient secret passed down for generations to maintain healthier shinier hair. We will be going through in detail the anatomy of hair and the different types of hair textures, how oiling helps your hair grow, how Ancient Living Oils are made, and why oiling your hair should be part of your hair care regimen.

Hair Anatomy 101

It is vital to know the basic structure of the hair to really understand what it needs for growth and nourishment. The structure of the hair is made up of 2 parts: the follicle and the shaft. The follicle is responsible for the growth and health of our hair while the shaft is made of Keratin – a fibrous protein. If you’re ever worried about losing too much hair, just be assured that most time it is perfectly normal to lose between 50-100 hair strands a day.

Determining your natural hair texture or type

Our genetics play an important role in determining what hair type category we fall under. The shape of the hair follicle we’re born with controls how our hair will grow. Round follicles grow straight hair, while oval-shaped follicles grow wavy hair and ribbon-shaped follicles grow curly hair. Although your DNA and genetics influence your hair, you do not need to leave the fate of your hair to it. With the secrets of Ayurveda and the advancement of science, healthy hair is possible for all hair types!

Ancient Hair Rituals

A little fun fact: The Sanskrit phrases ‘to oil’ & ‘to love” share the same word which is Sneha. This illustrates the deep-rooted ties Ayurveda has for hair care. The Ayurvedic tradition of oiling hair involves massaging natural, organic, nutrient-rich oils into the scalp, and hair strands nourish, strengthen and thicken the hair. Using hair oils to maintain healthy hair is a sign of a balanced Ayurvedic Dosha which is the 5 elements – Air (Vayu), Earth (Prithvi), Fire (Teja) Water (Jala) & Space (Aakash) being in equilibrium.

Why Is Hair Oiling A Must And What Are Its Benefits?

Hair oiling is the practice of pouring oil and massaging it deeply into the scalp to increase the moisture, luster, and shine of the hair. Some of the benefits of hair oiling are:

  • Strengthens the hair
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Hydrates and nourishes the hair
  • Prevents frizziness
  • Protects hair from any damage

What are Ayurvedic Oils?

In Indian culture, recipes of infused oils have been handed down from generation to generation to use as part of the hair oiling ritual. Hair oiling is also a form of bonding with your loved ones as it is very common for grandparents, parents, and other loved ones to oil their children’s or each other’s hair. Traditionally, Sesame Oil is generally used in the cold season and Coconut Oil during the warm season, but with the passage of time, these recipes have adapted and evolved to suit our current needs.

Ancient Living Organic Hair Oils

Ancient Living as a brand has its roots in the heart of Ayurvedic principles and sustainable living. All of Ancient Living’s Oils are prepared using the age-old method of Taila Paka Vidhi as described in Ayurveda. Our collection of pure organic oils like Almond, Sesame, Jojoba, and Neem oil are multipurpose while in this article we’ll be exploring more about our hair care oils specifically created to cater to all your hair needs.

Ashta Dasa Hair Oil

This Ayurvedic oil is a premium blend of eighteen most revered ayurvedic herbs which make your hair grow healthy and strong. It is enriched with the goodness of Himalayan Jatamansi, aloe Vera, and other herbs as well as Ylang Ylang oil, Coconut Oil, and other nutrient-rich oils. It stimulates hair growth, reduces hair fall, fights scalp impurities, has a calming soothing effect on the scalp, and offers many more benefits.

Brahmi Amla Hair Oil

This hair cleansing oil is infused with the goodness of Brahmi, Amla, Geranium Oil, and Coconut Oil. This exotic blend of ayurvedic herbs and nourishing oils fights scalp problems and restores your scalp health. It conditions and nourishes your tresses while adding shine and luster.

Hibiscus Bhringraj Oil

Enriched with Hibiscus, Bhringraj, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, and Coconut Oil, this unique blend of ayurvedic herbs and nourishing oils revitalizes and nourishes your hair. Hibiscus is rich in vitamin C and amino acids which promote hair growth. Bhringraj fights premature greying while Coconut Oil is a natural deep conditioner. Ylang Ylang oil helps in controlling oil production and retains the moisture of your hair.

The Taila Paka Vidi Method

All of the oils above are prepared using this method. There are four crucial steps to prepare this elixir – Taila (Medicated Oil):

  • Fresh medicinal herbs are harvested, dried, and finely ground to a paste using water and boiled in water (Drava Dravya) to extract a highly potent decoction.
  • This concentrated decoction is added to base oil, like coconut oil which is also known as (Sneha Dravya) and is gently heated over many hours in specially designed containers to allow the water to completely evaporate.
  • It is cooked until the desired Roopa (consistency) & Varna (color) are achieved.
  • The final product is cooled, then filtered, and carefully preserved.

This elaborate process ensures that the goodness of the oils and enriching properties of the herbs are fully extracted to make the purest oils created with the magic of Ayurveda.

This intricate process spans many days and is performed under the guidance of Ayurvedic experts to ensure you only get the best.

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