Indian herbal powders, or Ayurvedic powders, are traditionally used in Ayurveda . It has been a sacred traditional medicine in India for millennia. These powders are also known to do wonders for skin and hair. There is a wide variety of Ayurvedic powders, each with specific properties that respond to specific problems.
If you’re suffering from receding hairline or just want to gain length, or even sport the «wild mane» cut on the jason momoa (which has been all the rage for a few years), here are three Indian powders that should make you happy. Don’t worry, they are affordable and easy to use.
What powders to use to stimulate hair growth?
As seen above, there are a large number of Ayurvedic powders. But to stimulate the growth of your hair and limit its fall, you will undoubtedly have to resort to Shikakai, Fenugreek and Bhringaraj powders.
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Shikakai powder is obtained by crushing the pods of the Shikakai plant. It is well known for accelerating growth and strengthening the hair fiber. But not only… In fact, naturally enriched with Saponin, this vegetable powder is a true vegetable shampoo. It is also very effective in smoothing and detangling the fiercest manes. In short, it is THE multipurpose powder that will delight the laziest!
This powder comes from the seeds of the legume plant Fenugreek. Strengthens and calms the weakened scalp. It is also a powerful hair sheath. Therefore, it will be particularly suitable for dull and flattened hair to restore shine and volume. It is also a great friend of curly hair to find well-rounded curls.
If you are facing recurring hair loss and desperate to be without a hair on the rock, Bhringaraj is the powder for you! It is obtained from the dried and then crushed leaves of the plant. Its high iron content gives it powerful anti-aging effects. Thus, it is known to limit the appearance of gray hair, fight hair loss and regenerate the hair fiber. A great ally against baldness!
How to use herbal powders on your hair?
Important : Ayurvedic powders are very powerful, so it is important to make sure you are not allergic to them before using them. To do this, simply apply a small amount to the crook of your elbow 24 hours before applying it to your hair. If you don’t notice any reaction, you’re good to go!
Here is how to use the plant powders:
- To use plant powders, get a tablespoon and a bowl. Preferably avoid stainless steel and plastic which have a slight tendency to alter the effect of powders;
- Then, if you have rather short hair, pour 2 tablespoons of powder into the bowl. Add amount in proportion to the length of your hair. Of course, you can mix several powders in the same treatment to better meet the needs of your hair, for example, one tablespoon of Shikakai and another of Bhringaraj;
- Add a sufficient amount of water in your preparation to be able to form a fairly sludgy paste, not too runny and not too thick for easy application. The water must imperatively be hot to release the active principles of the Indian powders;
- Then apply the mixture to damp hair, gently massaging the scalp. . You can then wrap everything in a hot towel ;
- Leave the treatment for the time you choose, 20 minutes minimum for the powders to work their magic…
- Finally, rinse the treatment well with lukewarm water. to remove all powder residue. If you feel the need, you can add a bit of shampoo or conditioner to make detangling easier.
- That’s all… You just have to admire the result!
For an optimal result, you can repeat the operation every week. Shikakai, Fenugreek and Bhringaraj powders, all three with purifying properties, also allow spacing out shampoos.
How to get Indian plant powders?
Indian herbal powders are commercially available online from sites like Aroma-Zone or Ecco-Verde, which offer all kinds of herbal powders. However, if you don’t feel too comfortable with shopping online, you can get these powders at organic stores like La Vie Claire, Biocoop or Naturalia. In addition to being excellent for taking care of your hair, they are also very careful with your pocket… Prices vary depending on the brand, but you can easily find them for less than €2 per 100 grams.