Hair care 2


Nina Marin, lecturer in Ayurveda, Cluj-Napoca

Natural hair treatments

Hair masks are treatments that women in India apply regularly to nourish and improve the appearance of their hair, using various natural ingredients. They are applied to the scalp, massaged and left on the hair for 30 minutes or even 2 hours, after which the hair is washed with plenty of water.

Hair oils are massaged into the roots of the hair to stimulate blood circulation in the head area. Leave it on the hair for a while, then wash it thoroughly.

Herbal tinctures are mainly used to stimulate hair growth. Rub these tinctures into the scalp, leave for a while and then rinse the hair thoroughly if necessary.

If after washing the hair we feel that the hair is not well cleaned, it is rinsed additionally with vinegar water.

Honey mask

Bee honey can be applied to the hair and scalp in the form of a mask, mixed with olive oil and egg yolk, for at least 30 minutes once a week, after which the hair is rinsed with plenty of water.

Mask made of egg, brewer's yeast, royal jelly and honey

For the hair you can use a mask made of 2 egg yolks mixed with 2 phials of royal jelly, a teaspoon of fresh brewer's yeast and a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture to the hair and scalp, leave for at least 30 minutes and then rinse the hair with water.

Ginger mask

Ginger can also be used in the form of oil, prepared from a1 tablespoon grated ginger mixed with 50 ml sesame oil. Apply the mixture to the hair and scalp, leave for at least 30 minutes and then shampoo.

Hair mask with aloe gel

Aloe gel stimulates hair growth and helps care for the scalp. Split the aloe leaves to extract the gel and apply to the root of the hair. Massage the scalp to improve blood circulation and the product will be absorbed more easily. Leave the mask on for at least two hours, then rinse the hair thoroughly.

Colourless henna hair mask

This mask is very effective for treating damaged hair. Colourless henna (Cassia obovata) is combined with hot water until a homogeneous paste of creamy consistency is obtained and applied to freshly washed and dried hair. Cover with a shower cap and then with a towel. Leave to work for 30-60 minutes, but can be left for up to several hours. After this time rinse thoroughly with water, without shampoo. If left for several hours on white or light blonde hair, it can bring out the golden tones of the hair. Does not colour dark hair. For extra moisturising, in addition to colourless henna powder, ingredients such as oil (coconut, olive, almond, amalaki), coconut milk, egg yolk or honey can be added to the composition. Chamomile macerate can also be added, but it is not recommended to add acidic ingredients such as vinegar or lemon juice as they can dry out the hair.

Mask with shikakai, reetha (soap nuts), amalaki and bhringaraj

A hair mask can be prepared by combining one tablespoon of shikakai powder with one tablespoon of amalaki powder, one tablespoon of bhringaraj powder and one tablespoon of reetha (soap nuts) powder. Mix everything with a cup of warm water and leave for 10 minutes, then apply to the scalp. Leave for 2 hours, then wash the hair thoroughly.

Hair masks with bhringaraj

The bhringaraj powder can be used as a hair mask, possibly combined with other powders or ingredients and mixed with warm water in the right amount to form a soft paste that is applied to the hair and scalp, massaged in a little, left to act for 30 minutes to 2 hours, then rinsed with plenty of warm water.

It can also be combined with sesame or coconut oil as a dark hair care oil.

Bhringaraj powder can be combined with jojoba oil and reetha (soap nuts) for hair hygiene, with amalaki powder and cedar essential oil for hair growth stimulation, with rose water and argan oil for regenerative applications, with chamomile or lavender water for soothing and anti-inflammatory skin applications, with amalaki powder, brahmi and tulsi for a complex hair beautifying mask.