Natural remedies are all the rage these days. From medicine to skin care, more and more people are deciding that they want to be more aware of what they’re putting in and on their bodies.
But natural products aren’t just good for your health and your skin, they’re also great for your hair and scalp. Most of the products that you use to take care of your hair also come into contact with your scalp and can be absorbed into your bloodstream.
Choosing products with natural ingredients is just as important for your hair as any other part of your body.
One natural herb that works wonders for your hair is Ashwagandha. Also known as “winter cherry” or “Indian ginseng”, ashwagandha is a plant that grows in India, Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa.
It is one of the most commonly used herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years to increase energy and reduce stress.
In addition to it’s potential benefits when taken as a supplement, ashwagandha also has numerous benefits for the hair.
1. Strengthens hair
Ashwagandha contains amino acids like valine, threonine, and isoleucine.
These amino acids are naturally found in the keratin in your hair. Using hair products containing ashwagandha helps to repair your hair by replenishing these amino acids.
2. Slows greying
When used consistently, ashwagandha can stimulate melanin production in the hair over time. This reduces the appearance of grey hairs and can slow early greying of the hair.
3. Reduces scalp inflammation
Ashwagandha contains natural compounds that reduce inflammation of the skin. This is helpful for people who experience scalp irritation or inflammation due to various health conditions, or due to use of inflammatory hair products.
4. Relieves scalp irritation (psoriasis, eczema, dry scalp)
Ashwagandha contains Vitamin A, flavonoids, and several other powerful antioxidants that can help stimulate hair growth and protect the hair against damage from environmental effects as well as aging.
5. Promotes Faster Hair Growth
By lowering the pressure in the small blood vessels that nourish your scalp, ashwagandha can help improve scalp circulation. This in turn helps to stimulate faster hair growth.
6. Reduces shedding and hair loss
Since ashwagandha strengthens the hair and reduces the production of cortisol, it is a great addition to your healthy hair regimen. Lower cortisol and stronger hair strands means less shedding, less hair loss, and more length retention!
7. Relieves dry hair and scalp
Ashwagandha contains fatty compounds that help to soften and moisturize your scalp and hair for long lasting hydration between washes.
As you can see, this herb has many amazing properties that improve the health of your hair and scalp. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate ashwagandha into your hair care regimen, you can find it as one of the organic ingredients in our Ayurvedic Clay Mask.
Apply the clay mask to wet hair once a week and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing. Follow up with our Honey Hibiscus Deep Conditioner and watch your hair flourish!
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