Hair care is an essential hygienic routine for both men and women. But sharing hair care products ment for women may not be a good idea.Though everyone have seemingly similar hair on their scalp, the ways to care for them alter significantly, according to Ayurveda. Here are some useful tips for choosing the best hair care products for men.
Ayurvedic Ahara-Vihar (Diet and Lifestyle) concept are two major factors that influence whole body and the health of the hair as well. Irregular dietary habits, Poor diet, Illness and Deficiencies of any particular Vitamin and Mineral affects the quality of hair and problems like dandruff, thinning hair, early baldness, premature graying, spoil the hair quality. Ayurveda personalizes all its treatment solutions. The herbs are chosen explicitly after assessing the overall status of your Dosha Prakriti (Vata, Pitta & Kapha). So, Ayurveda will come to your rescue, while you whizz around the city wearing a helmet amidst the harsh sunlight, rain and pollution.
Over-cleansing scalp: Men sweat more than women and also produce more oil. Working out and being outdoors can push them to over-cleanse their scalp. Over-cleansing can make your hair brittle and lead to hair fall. Over-cleansing can also dry out the scalp, triggering more oil production, which will again prompt over-cleansing, pushing you into a vicious circle.
Herbs like Lodhra, Mint, Sandalwood, Aloe, Asana, etc., control oil and keep the scalp cool. Using these in hair care products can prevent oiliness and sweating. Mild, natural, and sulfate-free formulas can prevent damage from frequent washes.
Nourish Deeply: Intensely satisfying nightly hot oil massages can prevent balding and greying. The stress relief benefits of head massage can positively alter your entire life’s perspective. Overlooking your hair issues until it becomes severe often leads the problem to the point of no return. Diagnosing and treating issues at early stages is helpful. Indulge in an herb-infused hair mask on your day off. Regularly cleaning and brushing the hair is very important. When the hairs are brushed, oil-producing glands in the scalp get stimulated. This natural oil makes the hair glossy and healthy.
Ayurveda recommends Abhyanga (massaging) before Snana (washing).Never wash your hair without oiling it, and never apply oil to hair after washing it.
Mens metabolic issues are different: Unlike men, women produce hormones that prevent balding. In practice, we often come across men indulging more in unhealthy diet and lifestyle, for they seldom fear putting on weight. But in the long run, men tend to develop metabolic issues like diabetes, thyroid, blood pressure, and heart troubles more frequently than women. And metabolic diseases precipitate poor hair health.
This is a perfect reason for men to work out, play sports, master sirsasana, and eat healthy regularly. Men need to find more beneficial stress coping mechanisms, as smoking and drinking will only make things worse for hair health and life in general. Ayurveda offers hair Rasayanas with Bhringraj, Ashwagandha, and Amla for men to prevent balding and premature greying.