Giving yourself an ayurvedic treatment for hair loss needn’t be difficult or expensive as you can find the basics at your local store. So, if you’re balding, before embarking on expensive and possibly unnecessary hair transplants or other male hair loss treatments it may be worth investigating what you can do for yourself.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Hair Loss – Doshic Imbalance
According to ayurveda, alopecia (hair loss) is often the result of too much of the pitta dosha. Pitta men tend to lose their hair early, or have their hair thin-out or go grey. Many remedies attempt to address this imbalance.
Tension reduces blood flow to the scalp, so combatting stress is important, and practicing yoga and meditation can play a big part. Yoga asanas, such as the shoulderstand which reverse the pull of gravity are particularly helpful for sending a strong flow of nourishing blood to your scalp.
Effective Scalp Massage
A great Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss is scalp massage. This feels terrific and also helps stimulate blood flow, and with the correct oils it can nourish your hair and scalp. If you do it yourself take your time and massage gently.
Do this twice per week using warm cocunut oil and, if you can, leave it in overnight. You’re pillows might get a bit messy, but your hair and scalp will feel wonderful.
You can also rub some of the oil on your feet as well (don’t worry, you won’t get hairy feet! – this is just a great way for the oil to be absorbed into your body).
Ayurvedic Treatment for Hair Loss – Diet Tips
What you put in your body is as important as what goes on it and two easy-to-follow suggestions are;
Every morning eat natural yoghurt with a spoonful of honey and a handful of sesame seeds. This tastes great and helps give the body a boost of calcium and magnesium.
You can also drink about 120mls of aloe vera juice every day. This helps balance pitta. If you’re fortunate enough to have aloe vera plants then try taking 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with a pinch of cumin, three times per day.
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