How Ayurvedic Haircare Works On All Hair Types

Do you want healthy, bouncy hair that exudes vitality? Here’s how switching to Ayurvedic haircare can help.

Do you have dull, lifeless hair despite your elaborate haircare routine? If your chemical-laden hair products are not delivering the promised results, it is time to adopt a different approach–Ayurvedic haircare. Rooted in ancient wisdom, Ayurvedic haircare works on all hair types by utilizing natural ingredients and holistic principles that nourish and rejuvenate the hair from within. 

Ayurveda operates on the fundamental belief that the body is regulated by three energies—vata (air), pitta (fire/heat) and kapha (water and earth)—and achieving a balance among these is essential for your overall well-being. In the realm of haircare, Ayurveda delves into an in-depth understanding of your specific dosha and customizes treatments accordingly. Ayurvedic haircare products incorporate a blend of thoughtfully chosen herbs, oils and natural ingredients to effectively target and rebalance the unique requirements of each dosha. This tailored holistic approach makes Ayurvedic haircare so effective for all hair types. 

When switching to an Ayurvedic haircare routine, it is crucial to identify your Ayurvedic hair type. It can help you choose the right herbs and oils to transform your hair and restore balance. To simplify things, we have put together an in-depth Ayurvedic haircare guide that you can follow to nurture your hair back to vitality:

Vata Ayurvedic haircare

A typical vata individual often has fine, straight hair with increased porosity. The hair is prone to dryness, low density and occasional roughness or waviness. Imbalance in the vata dosha can lead to excessive dryness, flaky dandruff, frizz and brittle strands. It may also contribute to hair thinning and split ends. If you want to switch to an Ayurvedic haircare regimen for this hair type, focus on nourishing and strengthening your hair from within. Adding ingredients like coconut oil, sesame oil, ashwagandha and bhringraj can address the imbalances caused by vata dosha and breathe life back into your strands. If you are looking for an Ayurvedic product that delivers an instant dose of hydration to your skin, try our Nourishing Naram Conditioner. This holistic hair treatment for dull and damaged hair is formulated with 15+ high-performing active Ayurvedic herbs, oils and flowers, including ashwagandha, to protect your hair from everyday damage and environmental stressors.

Pitta Ayurvedic haircare

Pitta dosha, symbolized by the elements of fire and water, is the energy that regulates metabolism. Individuals with pitta hair typically have normal to slightly wavy hair that is of medium thickness and density, along with medium strength and length. When aggravated, pitta can result in excessive heat within the hair follicles, leading to potential damage such as thinning and premature graying. The pitta haircare arsenal should contain cooling herbs and blends like coconut oil, mint leaf oil, hibiscus and brahmi. You can try our Scalp+Hair Prewash to cool down your scalp and restore balance. Formulated with 35+ potent Ayurvedic herbs, oils and flowers, this this gentle prewash treatment deeply nourishes the hair and scalp, reducing excess heat and promoting healthy hair growth.

Kapha Ayurvedic haircare

If you are blessed with straight, shiny, and strong tresses that often require minimal styling or upkeep, your Ayurvedic hair type is kapha. An imbalance in the kapha dosha can result in excess oil secretion that blocks the follicles of your scalp and can cause an array of hair woes. For those with the kapha hair type, achieving and maintaining healthy locks goes beyond mere surface care. You need to focus on balance and detoxification in order to reclaim your luscious strands. One product that you must add to your Ayurvedic haircare arsenal to kickstart your detox process is our Balancing Clay Hair Cleanser. Formulated with 15+ high-performing active Ayurvedic herbs, oils and flowers, this clay-to-lather shampoo deeply cleanses your scalp and gets rid of impurities and buildup. It is the perfect solution for anyone looking to restore their hair’s natural vitality without disrupting the scalp's pH or oil production.