Coconut hair oil
According to ayurveda, a healthy beautiful head of hair requires an ongoing care routine that starts with nourishment. Why wait until you experience hair problems? As with your skin, start taking care of it now, and you’ll reap the benefits for years to come.
Massaging the scalp and hair with warm coconut hair oil, preferably infused with hair-friendly herbs, is the best way to nourish the scalp and hair topically. Not only does the massage work wonders for your hair, but it also relaxes the mind and nervous system.
A warm oil massage, done at least once a week (if you have more Vata in your make-up, you would want to try to do it two to three times a week), has the following benefits:
It lubricates and conditions the scalp, helping to prevent flakes and dry scalp without the use of harsh chemical shampoos.
It helps enhance blood circulation in the head and neck area. When the scalp is “tight” from stress, circulation and hair growth are impeded.
It helps relax the scalp and increase pliability.
It helps strengthen the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair-shafts, promoting new hair growth and strengthening current hair.
It helps soften and condition the hair, making it more manageable.
It spreads the natural oils of the hair, increasing hair luster and vibrancy.
It helps protect hair from the damaging effects of the sun and harsh weather by improving resiliency over time.
It is replenishing and rejuvenating for dry, damaged hair, and helps prevent excessive brittleness and split-ends.
It helps pacify Vata dosha. Especially when enriched with Vata-pacifying herbs, a warm oil hair and scalp massage can be wonderfully relaxing for the mind and nervous system.
When fortified with cooling, Pitta-pacifying herbs, the hair and scalp massage can help balance Pitta dosha and help prevent Pitta-related problems such as premature graying or thinning of hair.
It also helps reduce body heat in general, especially if you have been up late a few nights or your eyes are smarting from too much close work on the computer or reading.
A Pitta-pacifying massage also helps promote emotional balance. The massage helps relax the muscles in the neck area.
The hair and scalp massage can help promote sound sleep at night.