Concept of Hair

To a certain extend the quality of hair depends on the body constitution.  Eg. Vatha constituted people have dry and few hairs, while Kapha constitute people will have oily, strong as well as more hairs.

According to Ayurveda the hair is derived either as a by-product as a breakdown product of asthi (Bone tissue).  Any disturbance in this tissue metabolism, which very much depends on the digestive fire, can affect the health of the hair.  According to Ayurvedic system of medicine, the hairs become prominent in the foetus in the sixth month of intra-uterine life.

Ayurveda suggests the following qualities for good healthy hairs: – every strand of hair should be long, black, soft, shiny and strong.

In order to know how to keep one’s hair healthy and wealthy, one should have knowledge about the factors responsible for hair growth, fall and other hair problems.  The hair reflects the inside glory of a person as well as his general state of health.

Hair type for each particular life force (dosha)

Vatha – spitted, bluish grey, rough, dry hairs, body having slightly darkish colour

Pitha – burning sensation, yellowish hairs, with less hair in the body, he will be fond of ornaments, jewels, make-ups, and other beauty aspects, he will be having white hairs, wrinkles in the face and will be the seat of blackness,

Kapha – oily, growing, whitish, thickly packed hairs, broad forehead

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