What are the Common Hair Problems? Causes of Hair Problems – Ayurvedic Treatments at Home

What are the Common Hair Problems? Causes of Hair Problems – Ayurvedic Treatments at Home

From teenagers to oldies everyone desires thick and lustrous hair as it defines one’s face and looks. But in modern era Hectic lifestyle, pollution, use of products containing chemicals, deteriorated health conditions cause different types of hair problems. If you want an effective and easy Ayurvedic treatments at home for your hair problems then you are at right place. Here we will discuss Ayurvedic treatments to cure your hair problems at home.  

Following are the Contents we will cover in this article.

  • What is Dryness
  • Causes of Hair Problems
  • Ayurvedic Treatments at Home

Generally, hair is of four types – Common Hair, Dry Hair, Oily Hair, Weak Hair. The skin on the head from which hair grows is known as Scalp. Outer layer of the scalp of the head is called as Cortex. Below Cortex layer there are glands, these glands have a certain amount of oil and this oil nourishes your hair. When there is deficiency of hair nutrition (Oil), the problem of Dryness occurs. Due to which Cuticle becomes dry and it gives birth to certain hair problems like Dryness, Dandruff, Ends the Shine of Hair, Hair Fall, Greying Hair, Split Ends, Frizzy Hair.


Sometimes we see White Coloured layer starts cumulate on our Scalp known as Flakes. These Flakes seen on the scalp gives further birth to Dryness. Dryness is a type of infection causes Itchiness. These flakes and dryness lead to growth of Dandruff on scalp. Dandruff in turn causes several types of hair problems, Pimple problems and effects Beauty of our Face.

Causes of Hair Problems

Long before the invention of chemical-based shampoos and Ayurvedic seers included hair care as an essential part of one’s daily routine. They emphasized that healthy hair grows from within the body. Diet and lifestyle are the most important factors which determine the quality and quantity of hair. Here are the some causes of hair problems.

  1. Lack of Nutritious Food and Diet

Nutritious Diet

Like other body organs our hair too need nutrition from inside. Our food should be wholesome natural and fresh. Green vegetables, whole grains and smaller legumes, citrus and vitamin rich food, fruits and milk are an excellent choice for a good supply of nutrients to the hair. But in today’s world due to busy schedule we impart less value to nutrition food and health.

  1. Consumption of Preservatives

Excessive use of fast food and over consumption of eatables with preservatives, chemical dyes and added flavours are seen as the one of the major causes behind the greying of hair in most young people. Person looking for healthy hair should consume less of processed, refined and packed food items.

  1. Use of Chemical Products

Using harsh products of chemical origin also harm the hair. If you wash your hair for more than three times a week, it is better to use herbal product has some hair nourishing agent. It is better to postpone dying of hair for the first time. Once started chemicals dyes speedily change the colour of natural black hairs into grey.

  1. Stress level and lack of sleep

 Like all other systems of body, stress adversely affects quality and quantity of hair. One should always try to manage once time and task to minimise stress.[2]

There are various factors that affect our hair. Hence, you should concentrate on taking care of your hair with herbal remedies and balanced diet and nutrition.

Ayurvedic Treatments at Home

There are several natural remedies to cure your hair problems. By applying home remedies, you can attain healthy and lustrous hair at home at reasonable price. It’s like having the cake and the cherry! We have discussed each in detail below.

  1. Mustard (Sarson) Cake (khal)

Mustard cake for hair fall

Mustard Cake (khal) is the waste remained after expelling the oil from the mustard seeds. By applying mustard cake on the hair, the dryness ends, the hair becomes shiny and attractive and promotes hair growth.      

  1. Hot Oil Massage

Take any type of oil like mustard, coconut, olive, sesame and almond, Indian gooseberry (Amla) oil etc. During night-time before sleeping, massage your hair with lukewarm oil with your fingertips gently and wash the hair in the morning. Follow this method two times in one week. Do not rub your hair it will weak your hair roots and tips. This method is good for those people who doesn’t like to oil hair during day time.

  1. Buttermilk or Yogurt

This method is very effective for removing dryness from hair. We know that after using this the hair smells foul but don’t hesitate to use it. Wash your hair with buttermilk or with yogurt, it helps in ending dryness, dandruff, moisture and strengthen your hair.

  1. Biotin for Hair Fall

Biotin Diet

Biotin vitamin is water-soluble, found in green leafy vegetables. So, you eat more and more green leafy vegetables. Its deficiency can cause hair fall and hair loss. Using biotin tablets available in the market will help to renew hair follicles, making your hair thicker and healthier.

Take 2-3 biotin tablets, crush them and mix it with any type of oil above said. Massage your hair with this mixture so oil is reached to scalp and provides nourishment. Leave it overnight and rinse your hair with mild shampoo. Use this oil twice in a week, you will see results within a month.

5.    Vitamin for Hair

Various types of vitamin play a functional role in hair growth. They can help to improve the overall health of your hair. Vitamin E is major vitamin, acts as an antioxidant and helps to reduce oxidative stress on your scalp. This greatly affects your hair growth. Vitamin E capsules are available in market. You can take one or two capsules, mix it with any type of oil and massage your hair with lukewarm oil. Your hair becomes healthier and shiner.  It works on removal of dead cells, build-up on the scalp and opens up pores of your scalp.

  1. Aloe Vera gel

Aloe Vera to Cure Dryness

It has proteolytic enzymes that stimulates hair growth. It removes dead cells from your scalp and improves your hair texture. Take fresh Aloe Vera leaf, cut it and extract gel from it. Apply it directly on your hair for two-hour and wash your hair with mild shampoo. You can also apply aloe gel with two three capsules of Vitamin-E and massage your hair. This will give nourishment to your hair and moisture your hair.[1]

  1. Use of Castor Oil with Different Oils

To make 225 ml oil, take 100 ml coconut, 25 ml castor, 50 ml almond and 50 ml olive oil. Make a mixture of these oils and put into the glass bottle for later use. Apply this lukewarm mixture on your hair and massage your hair. It will strengthen the roots and tips of your hair and condition your hair.

  1. Use of Vitamin E Capsules with Different Oils

 To make mixture of 200 ml of oil, take 100 ml coconut oil, 50 ml olive oil, 50 ml almond oil and take 4-5 capsules of vitamin E and make a mixture of all ingredients. Now put this mixture into the glass bottle for later use. Massage your hair with lukewarm oil, it will nourish your scalp and promotes the hair growth. It also eliminates the dandruff and dryness from your hair.

  1. Indian Gooseberry (Amla) Oil

Indian Gooseberry Oil for Hair Growth

Amla is rich in vitamin C, a nutrition for the growth and strengthening of hair. Vitamin C helps to build collagen – a vital for hair growth. Amla also prevents premature greying of hair. Take 1 kg of fresh amla fruit (green) and boil them in 6 litre water. When its 1/8th part is remained, take 1.5 litre Sesame oil, mix 1/8th part of amla concentrate in Sesame oil and boil it on low flame. When the oil is boiled properly, cool it and strain the oil to put into the glass bottle. Apply this oil on your hair two times a week. It will give nourishment to your hair and control the hair fall.

10. Yoga and Meditation

Practising relaxation techniques like Yoga and Meditation help to get good and adequate sleep. It will help to reduce stress level and strengthen your hair roots. This will further lead to hair growth and prevents hair falling, greying of hair caused due to constant worrying conditions. [2]

We have discussed different types of Ayurvedic treatment methods related to hair problems. Follow the above discussed home remedies and maintain your diet to attain healthy and lustrous hair.


[1] The Ayurveda Experience


[2] Growing Up Herbal


This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Kiran

    Very useful information.

  2. Nowadays, hair problem is common among all the ages and this article demonstrates them clearly with the method to cure.

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