By Jc of The Nat­u­ral Haven

Ayurveda is a tra­di­tion­al Indi­an med­i­c­i­nal sys­tem. The empha­sis is on util­is­ing nat­u­ral plants and fruits as well as liv­ing in har­mony with nature. From Breakink New Ground;

Ayurveda (which means “Sci­ence of Life”) is an intri­cate sys­tem of tra­di­tion­al med­i­cine native to India. It is a com­plete approach to health care designed to pro­mote a lifestyle rather than an occa­sion­al treat­ment. Ayurveda main­tains the art of liv­ing in har­mony with nature by restor­ing bal­ance to the indi­vid­u­al, result­ing in self-heal­ing, good health and longevi­ty. Mind, body and spir­it need to be addressed both indi­vid­u­al­ly and in unison to ensure over­all health.

Accord­ing to ayurveda, the five fun­da­men­tal ele­ments that make up the uni­verse – space, air, fire, water and earth – also make up the human phys­i­ol­o­gy. Your mind and body type is called your dosha. Each of the three doshas – Vata, Pit­ta and Kapha – are a com­bi­na­tion of two ele­ments. Vata dosha is made up of space and air. Pit­ta dosha is a com­bi­na­tion of fire and water. Kapha dosha is made up of water and earth. We each have all three of the dosha in our phys­i­ol­o­gy, just in dif­fer­ent pro­por­tions, so your dosha is unique and per­son­al; it is like your fin­ger­print.

Ayurvedic approach to hair care
In Ayurveda, hair is con­sid­ered to be a by-pro­duct of bone for­ma­tion. The tis­sue respon­si­ble for build­ing bones is also respon­si­ble for the growth of hair. There are three Ayurvedic hair types – Vata, Pit­ta and Kapha. Vata hair tends to be thin, dry, frizzy and prone to split ends. Pit­ta hair is fine and prone to pre­ma­ture thin­ning or gray­ing. Kapha hair is usu­al­ly very thick and oily.

For speci­fic treat­ment of the hair, a vari­ety of herbs are used in cleans­ing, con­di­tion­ing and even hair col­or­ing. Reg­u­lar scalp mas­sages done with infused oils are pro­mot­ed, as well as overnight oil con­di­tion­ing.

Many wom­en with nat­u­ral hair who are seek­ing nat­u­ral ingre­di­ents are often drawn to Ayurveda for this rea­son. Here is a sci­en­tific look into some of the Ayurvedic  oils and herbs.

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Ty Attal

Phys­i­cal­ly, cloth­ing serves many pur­pos­es: it can serve as pro­tec­tion from the ele­ments, and can enhance safe­ty dur­ing haz­ardous activ­i­ties such as hik­ing and cook­ing. It pro­tects the wear­er from rough sur­faces, rash-caus­ing plants, insect bites, splin­ters, thorns and prick­les by pro­vid­ing a bar­ri­er between the skin and the envi­ron­ment. Clothes can insu­late again­st cold or hot con­di­tions. Fur­ther, they can provide a hygien­ic bar­ri­er, keep­ing infec­tious and tox­ic mate­ri­als away from the body. Cloth­ing also pro­vides pro­tec­tion from harm­ful UV radi­a­tion.^

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Tracy LaBad
This sys­tem is the way to go. Been tran­si­tion­ing for at least 9 months. I now Hen­na, use all nat­u­ral ingre­di­ents for DC hon­ey, mayo, egg, coconut milk, Olive oil. I don’t rec­og­nize my hair. It is so soft and rich look­ing. I have a lit­tle India area near me so I can find all of the­se prod­ucts. Im try­ing vatika Coconut oil next but I researched and you must buy the enriched coconut oil not coconut oil enriched. I am try­ing to find indigo but have had no luck the red hair suits me okay but I like brown hair. Wish I… Read more »

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I love Ayurvedic prepa­ra­tions, and so does my skin,my hair and my teeth! They do it right.


@ D.A. how do you use them to help the teeth?


I use the Vatika brand coconut oil and it is my favorite go-to seal­ing oil. It is infused with amla, hen­na and lemon extracts.I also use Henna/Brahmi pow­der strength­en­ing treat­ments inter­change­ably with pro­tein treat­ments. I have noticed dif­fer­ences in my hair strength and tex­ture.


Reniece­hairtv her hair is gor­geous
Titled video Swang: Reniece’s Hair Jour­ney & Ear­ly-2011 Length Check 



I use hen­na and hibis­cus pow­der.

I add the hibis­cus pow­der to my hen­na mix; it makes the red a lit­tle dark­er. My grays aren’t orange or cher­ry red, but a nice wine.

I’ve also added hibis­cus pow­der to my con­di­tion­er when deep con­di­tion­ing. I have no trou­ble with dry­ness. I believe it gives the condish a “boost”.

I’m plan­ning on try­ing a few oth­er pow­ders in the near future.


I love ayurveda. I love using ayurvedic ingre­di­ents in my reg­i­men. I tend to do amla, brah­mi, shikakai or tul­si DC’s on a bi-week­ly basis. It real­ly makes my hair strong and the colour is a nice dark black. I’ve start­ed doing hen­na as well. I love hen­na.


I use alma oil for my oil wash, and have been doing so for over a year…I can’t say enough about it!

I tried the pow­ders as a paste alone, but I prefer to either infuse the pow­ders with an oil or tea (strain­ing off any residue from the pow­ders with cheese cloth) and use it that way, as I have found there is less residue with this method.


Where can you buy the­se prod­ucts.

CandyceNoelle This site is great. She ships fast and since I was new to hen­na I was ner­vous about the mix­ing process and what to add in. She has reg­u­lar hen­na vari­eties and also sells treat­ments that are pre-mixed with all of the good herbs you need. I have used the Cas­sia treat­ment twice. I have the hen­na treat­ment as well but haven’t got­ten around to using it yet.

I’ve tried the amla and shikakai pow­ders in my DC but they real­ly dried my hair out then I used amla/shikakai as a sham­poo also too dry­ing and I have not used them since. I now DC with a paraben free con­di­tion­er and a mix of oils, my hair is hap­py enough. I do final rin­se with black tea and some­times I use hibis­cus tea as both are said to dye gray hairs. Unfor­tu­nate­ly my hair hates pure coconut oil so I usu­al­ly add it to oth­er oils and use it that way. Hen­na also dries out my hair even… Read more »

Hey Natal­ie, the pow­ders are quite dry­ing which is why I always DC after using any of those pow­ders. If I don’t have time to DC then I won’t apply it. My hair does hate coconut oil as well. Try to DC your hair with your con­di­tion­er mixed with molasses. It makes my hair soft­er.

Jaeda Barbie

I am a fre­quent user of hen­na and I am very fami­lar with Ayurvedics oil and powders,It has helped my hair grow and it has been ben­e­fi­cial


I love ayu­verdic herbs.. i have grad­u­at­ed to using a herbal spritzer and i have been using hen­na and love this too.. It has done very well on my daugh­ters hair also!!!!


I will try this because my friend and fel­low nat­u­ral is an avid user of hen­na and LOVES IT!!!!! I want to try every­thing on this list…shopping!!!


I love using amla pow­der because I find that 99% of the time the amla oil is mixed in with min­er­al oil :-( I use a hen­na mix that is pre-mixed with amla and shikakia and do that every two weeks. I DC before and after hen­na-ing it is a long process so I have to do it on days that I have absolute­ly noth­ing planned. Along with a bet­ter diet and exer­cise regime, an ayurvedic regime has brought my hair back to life!


I love using Indi­an pow­ders and oils. They have help me in my jour­ney.


if i may ask where do u pur­chase them?


I pur­chased my oils and pow­der at my local Indi­an gro­cery store.


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