Last week we talked about Season Change – Balancing Kapha for Spring and Summer with Pure Botanicals (Skincare) and hopefully gave you some insights into how you can manage Kapha Dosha skin with Organic Ayurvedic Botanical Actives, and recommended a Kapha Skincare Regimen. This week, we tackle the subject of how to achieve your most beautiful summer hair!
Do You have Kapha Dosha Hair?
Just like our skin, the quality of your hair and scalp is determined by your body’s unique Ayurvedic dosha type. Unlike Pitta and Vata, Kapha hair types have comparatively more manageable hair and are generally not plagued with serious hair problems throughout their life.
People with kapha dosha usually have a hair that is full, lush, thick, mostly wavy hair, but this hair type can also become dull and lifeless, without proper care and nourishment.
When the condition is pronounced, there can be excessive oil build along the hair shafts, which can lead to clogged pores and build-up of dirt and pollutants (toxins/ama), leading to potential scalp problems, such as dandruff & seborrheic dermatitis and can even affect hair growth, and cause premature thinning or hair loss!
What does your Kapha hair need?
If you think a Kapha hair type and scalp don’t require moisturizing, you would be incorrect. Kapha hair benefits from regular hot oil massages with Ayurvedic herbal oils. Some of the most effective oils for a kapha hair are: Coconut oil, Castor oil, Olive oil and Jojoba Oil.
Massaging your scalp 3X per week helps to improve circulation, which improve hair growth and helps keep hair follicles healthy. These oils when absorbed into the scalp, help re-balance this dosha.
Detoxifying an Oily Scalp the Right Way
Concentrate your shampoo at the roots and follow up with a lightweight conditioner on the bottom 2/3rds of your hair. This helps to protect the structure of the hair and works to repel oils. We recommend a Neem wood comb/brush to help distribute oils and detangle naturally.
A formula that has soothing and calming elements (such as Rosemary and Clary Sage) may also help in balancing Kapha Dosha, and thus, help in controlling the production of excess oils.
‘Shielding’ with PuraVeda Organics top Recommended Organic Haircare Essentials for the Kapha Season:
- Shampoo – PuraVeda Clarifying Shampoo – to remove oil and debris build up without stripping the natural oils. (with jojoba, coconut, grapeseed, apple cider vinegar, rosemary, burdock and other pure organic botanical extracts)
- Conditioner – PuraVeda Everyday Conditioner – to moisturize and get salon quality hair without toxic chemicals (with shea butter, coconut, olive, rosemary, Vitamin A, E, B1, B2, B3, Ylang Ylang and other organic botanical actives).
- Fragrance & Styling (Optional) – PuraVeda Leave-in Conditioning Styling Gel – a lightweight formula for beautiful control & shine with a lingering and fresh citrus fragrance (with jojoba oil, aloevera gel, grapeseed oil, and evening primrose oil, rosemary and litsea cubeba.