In Ayurveda, hair is considered to be derived from the bone tissue. Disturbances in the metabolism of this tissue can affect the quality of the hair. To some extent, the health of your hair depends on your body metabolism. Hair loss or hair fall is a much-discussed topic in medical science. Allopathy and Ayurveda seem to have different opinions when it comes to hair fall issues.

The major causes of hair loss are nutritional defects, hormonal, stress and medication related problems. According to Ayurveda, there is a constituent in our body calledthe ‘Pitta’, the concentration of which gets increased due to a couple of reasons like, excessive heat and,over intake of junk food, meat, alcohol and coffee. Consuming too much greasy and oily food can also aggravate the amount of pitta. Excessive pitta in one’s body can lead to several ailments including hair fall. Replacing oily, spicy food items with herbs like Asparagus and green leafy vegetables can reduce hair loss. Other causes of hair fall could be chronic illness, thyroid imbalance and persistent use of certain drugs.

 Ayurveda supports the use of herbs for hair loss treatments. Take a look at some of the herbal methods that prove beneficial in reducing hair loss.

The King of all herbs – Bhringaraj

The fact that Bhringaraj can promote hair growth is quite well known. But do you know that it can reverse balding as well? When applied all over the scalp, the calming effect that it provides can alleviate stress related problems. Massage some oil onto the scalp and see the difference for yourself.

Amla or the Indian Gooseberry

Amalaki or Amala purifies blood, and is a good conditioner for hair. Amla can be either eaten in the berry form or can be used all over the hair as oil. It helps in alleviating the problems of itchy scalp. The combination of Shikakai and Amla can impart dark color to the gray portions of the hair.

Ritha Herb (soap nut)

These have been used by many women since time immemorial as a natural shampoo. Ritha, if used regularly promotes hair growth. You can use it as an everyday shampoo as it is very mild on the hair. Ritha is also a good conditioner and cleanser.

Indian winter cherry or Ashwagandha

This is a wonderful solution to hair loss, due to its cortisol inhibiting property. Also, if massaged well onto the scalp, it can reduce dandruff considerably.

Ayurveda is a holistic health care system that originated in ancient India. At IHT9, we use this system to procure pure, herbal hair care products like shampoo, oil, conditioners, hair loss packs etc. All our products are prepared from plant extracts and are free from paraben, SLS, mineral oil and artificial color. The hair experts at IHT9 handpick the botanical extracts of stems, roots, fruits, leaves, barks and flowers of plants for preparing the product formulations. The IHT9 herbal hair oil and shampoo has the essence of all the herbs - Bhringaraj, Shikakai, Ritha, Amla, neem, Ashwagandha, to name a few.


For many years, women and men of all races and countries have borne equally the curse of pre-mature hair loss. In most cases, hair fall is the aftermath of excessive stress and hormone related issues of the body. We bring to you the benefits of Ayurveda for better hair care.