Ritika Krit, Founder, Kamree
One of the concerning side effects of COVID-19 is hair loss, and people who have been infected with it have witnessed a severe amount of hair fall. The side effect didn’t only last for a few weeks after testing negative but has been proven to be a consistent problem for suffering individuals months after testing negative.
Ayurveda is the ancient Indian science that believes in treating the body as a whole. The holistic science and its way can help your hair grow stronger. Following are the ways you can increase the health of your hair.
Amla has been proven to have eight times more Vitamin C than an orange and has higher antioxidant properties than acai berry and pomegranate. The Indian gooseberry, commonly known as Amla, has been categorized as a superfood in the nation’s households. The humble fruit derives its name from Amlaki in Sanskrit, which means ‘nectar of life’. The rich green fruit helps in the growth of thick, healthy, and shiny hair. Consumption of 2 Amlas as a juice or powder will help increase the blood circulation of the hair follicles and, in turn, expedite the growth of strong hair. Besides consumption, you can also oil your hair with amla hair oil to strengthen the hair from roots to tips.
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are excellent forms of nutrients, particularly biotin, B-vitamins, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and plenty of protein and magnesium, which help strengthen hair cuticles and nourish the scalp. Adding nuts like walnuts, almonds, and seeds like pumpkin seeds and flax seeds enables you to get a potent dose of these nutrients which promote hair growth.
A balanced and healthy meal can revoke any health problem or play a significant role in treating it. Irrespective of how many high-end products you use, one needs nourishment on the inside, and a balanced meal that is filled with good carbs, healthy protein, fat, and fiber can strengthen your hair in the long term.
Good Sleeping patterns
Poor sleep quality leads to various health issues, and poor hair is one of them. A good night’s sleep helps release the enzymes and growth hormones that affect the overall health of the hair. Your body produces a hormone known as melatonin which has been proven to increase hair growth. A decrease in melatonin ultimately affects the hair, and you end up witnessing hair loss.
Sleeping for the same amount of hours is important, but it’s more important to sleep at the same time every night and wake up around the same time in the morning. The bodily clock helps the immune system remain calm, which allows the body to perform its functions effectively.
Yoga has various holistic health benefits. The ancient fitness asanas help improve bodily postures, flexibility, and mental health but also helps cure skin and hair issues. Yoga for hair growth has been gaining popularity around the globe due to its proven effects. Following are the top three asanas that you can do in order to accelerate hair growth.
- Kapalabhati is a breathing exercise that helps clear toxins and free radicals from your head and face region known as kapal. The exercise helps in promoting oxygen supply in these areas, which enables hair growth. The movement also helps clear stress and anxiety, which can be a prominent reason for hair fall.
- Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the 12 poses that we perform during surya namaskar. The downward-facing exercise helps in boosting oxygen as it reaches the scalp, which promotes hair growth.
- Sarvangasana or shoulder stand not only improves your balance and posture but also helps promote blood circulation in your scalp region. Consistent practice of Sarvangasana is beneficial for dry and thin hair.
Other asanas that help in promoting hair growth are Balasana, Sirsasana, Vajrasana, Uttanasana, Matsyasana.