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Indian or Ayurveda hair care

Posted on: July 30, 2008

So I have been reading ALOT about the indian care hair method. Many blogs and lots of black hair forums talk about one product or other. Im just going to mention the ones that I have found so far. Many people have said that it helped their hair, its worth trying. Bonus for me I live in T-dot so there are plenty of Indian stores around me, and I also have Indian friends that I can get recommendations and help from if needed. Sweet 🙂

shikakai powder comes from de-shelled shikakai nuts. Shikakai is referred to as “fruit for the hair.” It has a naturally mild pH, and it gently cleans the hair without stripping it of natural oils. Use shikakai as a natural hair wash for sensitive scalps or to control dandruff. Shikakai is said to promote hair growth and strengthen hair roots. For best results, combine 1 tablespoon each of shikakai powder, amla powder, bhringraj and aritha powder. Add them to 1 cup boiling water. Allow the infusion to sit for 10 minutes. If you have dandruff or scalp problems, you can add 1 teaspoon of neem powder to this mixture. You can also add 1 teaspoon of liquid castile soap to the mixture if you have very oily hair. Once cooled, use this mixture to wash your hair. Rinse well with warm water. If desired, follow with a light spritzing of amla and brahmi oils to condition the hair.

Hesh Shikakai Powder has the following advantages:

– Provides new life to hair strands
– Strengthens hair roots
– Increases bounciness and silkiness of hair
– Clears dandruff
– Keeps the scalp clean and cool.


1: Place required amount of powder in a bowl then add water and mix well to create a thick paste.

2: Gently massage the paste into the hair and scalp rotating with your finger tips.

3: Wait for desired amount of time.

4: Rinse thoroughly with water.


Avoid contact with eyes.
Should contact occur rinse immediately with water.


Hesh Amla Powder is a natural astringent and skin toner that works on both hair and skin. In Botanical term it is known as Emblic Myrobalan. The paste of this powder helps promote luxuriant hair. Even as it controls hair loss. It stimulates hair roots and promote hair growth. This apart, it prevents scalp infection and controls premature graying of hair.

Soak Amla powder with adequate amount of hot water preferably in an iron vessel. Leave it overnight, and wash your hair in the morning with this extract. Repeat this every 3rd or 4th day. Alternatively prepare a consistent paste with Henna powder or Indigo Powder and apply it on the hair. Leave the paste on for hour allowing the nutrients to absorb and rinse the hair properly afterwards.

Regular usage of Amla powder gives nourishment to the hair. It may also remove mild dandruff from hair scalp while giving body to the hair.


Hesh” Aritha Powder
The Natural Shampoo for your hair

Hesh Aritha Powder is a natural cleansing agent recommended by Ayurvedic experts. Hesh Aritha Powder has all the goodness of this natural marvel. When used on skin, the powder cleans the pores and helps the skin breath better. It also improves the texture of skin over a period of usage. As a shampoo, it cleans hair completely. It is specially recommended for washing oily hair. The powder has excellent foaming and shampooing properties. Aritha powder is also recommended for your laundry, washing silk, woolen clothes, silver and gold ornaments and utensils.

Hesh Aritha Powder has the following advantages:

– Cleans skin thoroughly
– Excellent as a natural shampoo
– Gives hair natural floss and bounce
– Can be used to clean ornaments, clothes and utensils.

Ingredients: Sapindus Trifolatus / Soap Nut Powder


1.same as for Shikakai powder above


Hesh Kalpi Tone: A natural beauty therapy for hair, Hesh Kalpi Tone adds a dark tinge to the hair and gives it a natural, dark shade. Made from natural ingredients like Aloe, Amla, Brahmi, Shikakai and other herbs, Kalpi Tone helps control dandruff, hair loss and premature graying of hair. The blend has to be used as a thick paste in water or oil and retained for over an hour after application. When massaged over the scalp, Kalpi Tone may help to strengthen hair roots and promote hair growth.

Hesh Naturoriche Kalpi Tone Powder has the following advantages:

– Gives a dark tinge to the hair
– Strengthens hair roots
– Promotes hair growth
– Controls hair loss & premature graying
– Relieves headaches & induces sound sleep


Amla Fruit (Phyllanthus Emblica Linn) 10%, Maka Leaves (Eclipa Aba) 10%, Mandoor (Iron Rust) 10%, Jaswandh Flower (Hibiscus Rosa) 9%, Narangichal (Citrus Aurantium) 8%, Shikakai Fruit (Acacia Conncinna) 7%, Kumari Leaves (hedychium Spicatum) 7%, Kapur Kachili (Hedychium Spicatum) 6%,  Brahmi (Herpestis Monniera) 5%, Methi Seed (Trigonalafinum Greekum) 5%, Wala (Andropogan Muricatus) 5%, Khadir Stem (Acacia Katechu wild) 3%, Chandan (Santalum Album) 2%, Neem (Azadirachta Indica), Sitaphal Seeed Powder(Squamosa), Sugandh Dravya (Q.S.).


1: Take required quantity of hair pack, add little water and mix well. For deep coloring effect soak the powder in tea water in an iron bowl and keep overnight.

2: Gently massage the paste into the hair and scalp rotating with your finger tips.

3: Wait for 60 minutes.

4: Wash thoroughly with water.


Hesh” Brahmi Powder is Ayurveda’s most potent hair vitalizer.

Brahmi powder is a remedy for people with chronic hair problems. Brahmi can make hair dark, dense, and lustrous. It strengthens hair roots, thus controlling hair thinning and hair loss. Regular use control premature graying and massaging it into the scalp clears dandruff.

Hesh Brahmi Powder has the following advantages:

– Cools the scalp and induces sound sleep
– Controls dandruff
– Makes hair long, dark, Dense & lustrous
– Strengthens hair roots

Ingredients: Herpestis monniera / Thyme Leaves


1: Place required amount of powder in a bowl then add water and mix well to create a thick paste.

2: Gently massage the paste into the hair and scalp rotating with your finger tips.

3: Wait for 1 hour.

4: Wash thoroughly with water.


10 Responses to "Indian or Ayurveda hair care"

Comprehensive. All the necessary information in one article.

Im glad that it was helpful 🙂 let me you know if you try and of the powders.

Thank you for this post. I love the brahmi and amla powders. Very informative =)

I have always believed in Indian herbs. They really work!!!!!!!!!!

I love this stuff! I’ve been using Brahmi and Shikakai Powder for over two years and it has done wonders to my hair! I buy most of my products at – they have such a big range of oils and powders and their prices are really good.

By far the most information I’ve received since I’ve been searching. Thank you

I just want to say I Love love love these powders for my dry dry curly hair! I found they were a bit difficult to use at first to get them spread evenly throughout my thick hair but I think I’ve discovered the method:

1. Wet hair thoroughly and gently detangle if needed (I needed to do this step to ensure no missed dry spots – it spreads more evenly when hair is wet)
2. Apply medium paste throughout hair
3. Let sit necessary amount of time (Shikakai 3-5 min or Amla 40 mins) *I apply the Amla to my hair all over and let it sit 40 mins. Then in the shower apply the Shikakai paste and massage my scalp with it then leave it for 3 mins and rinse both powders out*
4. Rinse thoroughly in cool water.
5. VOILA! Enjoy your beautiful hair!

hair care should also be supplemented with oral vitamins and minerals, biotin helps a lot in making healthy hair “-.

WOW! Searching all over the net on this subject. Where have you been? (lol). I LOVE how simple and informative you were. I purchased some of the powders mentioned above at my local Indian store. Alot of other naturals tend to mix one powder with another. Which is fine w/ me, I’m all for it. But what I have found is I own one of the powders in their recipe and not the others. 😦 All I need is WATER! (lol) Simple. Thank you for that, I appreciate it greatly and am saving your page. Thanks girly!

Great information. I am just beginning natural remedies for hair loss and wonder if any one has used these long enough to see a difference. How long before you see improvement in thicker hair?
Thank you.

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