As per Ayurveda, massage with warm oil two or three times a week will help stimulate and moisturize the scalp. You can use good quality coconut, almond or Amla hair oil. Apply some mildly warmed oil to your hair and gently massage into your scalp evenly with your fingertips. Leave it overnight if you can, if not, leave it for at least an hour or two, and then wash it with suitable shampoo.
Excessive blow-drying can damage hair in the long-term, making it brittle and causing split ends. If you can, let your hair dry naturally, then brush into place.
Like everything else about true healthy hair begins within your body. Start with your diet. Include lots of green leafy vegetables and sweet juicy fruits. Dairy products such as milk and fresh yogurt will also help. Fresh coconut is also considered excellent "hair food" - sprinkle grated coconut over salads, diced fresh fruit, or rice.
Ayurveda considers foods with artificial preservatives and chemical additives stripped of their inherent "intelligence" and therefore not helpful in supplying nutrition to your body and mind. Ice-cold beverages also hamper the process of digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
Cooking with certain spices adds flavour to your food and provides nourishment for your hair. Cumin, turmeric and black pepper are some "hair-friendly" spices.
Ayurvedic herbs that help hair health include Eclipta alba and Gotu Kola. Eclipta alba is called "Bhringaraj" - literally, king of tresses. It nourishes the hair and helps resistance to stress as well. Brahmi, sometimes called Gotu Kola, also helps balance the mind and nourishes the hair and scalp. Ayurveda considers the health, color and luster of hair depends on overall mind/body health.
Stay away from harsh chemical topical products that can damage hair. Look for gentle, natural cleansers and conditioners, especially if you wash your hair more than three times a week. Shampoos and conditioners that contain nourishing botanicals are even better. Read labels carefully - sometimes, products that say "herbal" or "natural" can include chemicals.
Stress can be seriously injurious to long-term health and colour of hair. Try and manage your time and tasks to minimize time-related pressures. Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation. Get adequate, good quality sleep to help the natural process of rejuvenation.
Wash your hairs with appropriate shampoo at least twice in a week, don't change the brand of shampoo so frequently, and stick to one brand that suits you.
When washing hair don't scrub heavily. This flakes hair cuticle[the outer later of hair]
If you have dry and dull hair, avoid daily hair washing if possible. Try every other day.
Use a mild shampoo. Look at the shampoo ingredients. Avoid anything that contains harsh detergents.
Don't apply shampoo directly on your hair, dilute it or make foam in your hands than use it. This can minimize the negative effects of shampoo.
If you have very dry hair,use a little oil (coconut, almond, etc.) before using a shampoo.
If you have dull, dry hair don`t use conditioners on every wash. Any chemical action on the hair like this breaks down the chemical bonds of the hair cuticle and cortex. Permanent damage quickly sets in and your dull, dry hair will rapidly get worse.
Don't use poor quality rubber bands which may cause tangle in your hair.
Natural remedies take time to show a visible change but are effective for some people. The best point concerning a home remedy is that you have many options and, if you think that a particular ingredient does not suit you, you can try an alternative. You should give each remedy at least a week before trying another.
Note - Information in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate any disease. If you have a medical condition, please consult a health professional.