According to Ayurvedic principle, the condition of ones hair reflects the constitution of the individual. For instance, an individual with Vata constitution will have coarse, dry and dark hair that are prone to dandruff and split ends, while Pitta constitution individuals have light brown hair that is prone to premature greying, and appears silky, while individuals with Kapha constitution have thick, shiny and wavy hair. The health of hair is dependent mainly on two factors; lifestyle and diet. Deficiency of vitamins, illness, poor diet, dandruff etc., will lead to dull hair and hair loss.
According to Ayurveda, this is caused due to aggravation of Vata. A few easy and simple tips for dandruff prevention are:
- A teaspoon of camphor can be added to neem oil or coconut oil, and massaged into the scalp at bed time.
- One teaspoon each of coconut, mustard and castor oil can be mixed and massaged into the scalp.
- One part of lemon juice can be added to two parts of coconut oil and massaged into the scalp.
These can be washed after three to four hours or left overnight.