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Ayurvedic Shampoo for Hair Fall, Shine and Strength

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We often experience bad hair days, once or twice a week. And complain and whine about it in our pictures, on social media and more. Have you realised why?
Because your hair is one such element that adds to your facial beauty.

Did you know?

On an average span, women spend about 3 hours a week washing, blowdrying and styling their hair.

In order to have strong lustrous hair, it is essential to provide both, the scalp and the hair with good care which requires both oiling and shampoo & conditioning. Often in the older times, people would give more attention to only oiling of hair, saying it would help hair grow faster and make it dandruff and lice free. Although, this notion has been proven wrong according to research. It is now said, that washing your hair with shampoo and then conditioning it is as essential as oiling it.

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With excess amounts of oil on the scalp, it results in the scalp sucking in more dirt and increasing the amounts of dandruff on the scalp thereby leading to itching and various related hair problems. Therefore, it is recommended to wash the hair with a good shampoo thoroughly after oiling the hair for a few hours. But, just picking up any shampoo and using it on the scalp can again degrade the quality of your scalp, in terms of increase in dandruff and lice, itching, hair loss, split ends, etc.

Nowadays, the market is flooded with different brands of shampoos promising to provide hair fall treatment, dandruff and other hair care routines which even hair spas cannot provide. Many consumers blindly go by the advertisements and end up regretting after the usage of such shampoos. Many shampoo brands make use of different chemicals which may not suit your scalp and lead to its damage. Therefore, most hair experts recommend on using among the best Ayurvedic shampoos which is picked up according to hair or scalp type.

There are various types of shampoos depending on the category that your hair and scalp might fall in like Dry Hair, Dandruff Scalp, Split Ends, etc. Whereas, for many people, it is usually recommended to make use of All Repair Treatment Shampoo which promises to get rid of all your hair woes, Although, this involves too much chemical treatment that can cause different side effects leading to immense hair loss.

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In order to avoid all these issues, you can use ayurvedic shampoos which are easily-made using natural ingredients like Amla, Shikakai and Reetha.

10 Reasons to Use an Ayurvedic Shampoo:

  1. Chemical Free

 The first and the foremost reason to use an ayurvedic shampoo is its component mixture which does not consist of harmful chemicals that can result in the damage of your scalp or hair.

It is essential to use natural components while using any cosmetic product in order to ensure smooth and safe usage, which an ayurvedic or an herbal shampoo can guarantee.

  1. Helps in Hair Fall Control and reduces Dandruff

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Since the main ingredient in the best herbal shampoos usually consist of Neem which is a high ayurvedic practitioner that helps immensely in clarifying the hair as well as the scalp; thereby decreasing the dandruff and in turn reducing the hair fall. With the reduction of hair fall, the hair growth and scalp remain cleaner, that in turn helps in reducing split ends.

  1. Hair becomes thick and dark

 Who does not like long, lustrous and shiny hair which is dark in its colour?
Using an herbal shampoo for hair can ensure this, even if a chemical shampoo fails to provide you with all this.

Herbal and Ayurvedic shampoos contain Amla (constitutes antioxidants and Vitamin C) that both deepens the colour of the hair as well as it makes the hair thick in quality.

  1. Cleanses your Hair naturally 

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For your long Rapunzel locks, it is necessary for the shampoo that you use to cleanse your hair without damaging it and Reetha is the best ingredient that herbal shampoos for dry hair contain. Thereby making your naturally stronger.

  1. Strengthens Hair Roots and Conditions the Hair

Using an ayurvedic shampoo means to make use of Shikakai which is a natural herb that complements your hair to make it stronger at the roots and at the same time make it look all the more lustrous and shiny, by conditioning it thoroughly.

    6.  Promotes further hair growth

 Making use of an ayurvedic shampoo ensures not only strengthening of hair roots but also promotes the growth of hair from the follicles naturally and therefore, not putting you to the pain of constantly oiling your hair for the hair growth spurt to happen.

  1. Helps to maintain moisture along the hair

 The main reason to make use of the best ayurvedic shampoos for dry hair; is to maintain the levels of moisture both along the hair as well as at the scalp. Usage of herbal or ayurvedic shampoo infuses natural oils and minerals that keeps the moisture content locked in your long locks.

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  1. Natural aroma to the hair

Unlike chemicals infused shampoos, natural herbal shampoos give out a milder and natural fragrance that actually is better than the inorganic strong fragrances.

  1. Environment Friendly

 So the herbal shampoos are not only chemical free and therefore beneficial to us, but also environmental friendly which actually refrains from making use of any chemicals that may affect the environment.

Also, the herbal shampoo components are mostly bio degradable, making them all the more preferable over chemical shampoos.

  1. Non allergic product

Due to the all-natural component of most ayurvedic shampoos, there are absolutely less or no side effects to the usage of such shampoos.

It also suits all skin types including sensitive and allergy prone skin thereby making it advantageous and a safe bet!

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While choosing an herbal shampoo, ensure that it does not contain more than 9 ingredients because products with maximum ingredients tend to be synthetic and inorganic. You could avoid ingredients like Sodium Laurel Sulfates and Siloxanes while choosing an herbal shampoo for your hair. A right and informed choice can help from causing damage to your scalp and hair, instead keeping it nourished and strong. Flaunt that lustrous long hair, use ayurvedic natural shampoos!

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5 QUICK TIPS TO BANISH STRETCH MARKS!

So, you’ve piled on a few kilos, and you’ve suddenly noticed thick, red or purple lines running down your skin, fading to an awful white, silver streak. Whether you’ve just been sneaking in junk food or are pregnant, one thing is for sure – you’ve been struck by stretch marks! Embarrassing as they are, there’s no need to panic, because they’re easy to get rid of! Stretch marks appear where fat is stored, occurring when skin stretches, or when you lose weight too quickly. Use these natural remedies for to get rid of these unwanted stretch marks caused by sudden weight gain or weight loss!

PICK A POTATO

Keeping potatoes in your pocket to cure eczema is an old wives tale, but using potato juice to cure stretch marks isn’t! We definitely recommend using it to restore your skin cells. If you don’t have time to juice a potato, simply cut thick slices of the starchy food and rub the raw pieces on the affected area. It’s not a magic potion, but you will see visible changes in a few weeks!

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GET OILY

Using massage oil is extremely soothing, so, it’s an added bonus that they contain nutrients and anti-oxidants. Say goodbye to unattractive lines by massaging in warm olive or castor oil, letting them work their magic on your stretch marks! You can also use oil made from a combination of herbs such as khus, lemon extract, almond and olive oils. The oil from Purn Naturals and Kinshuk Adi Lightener are good options.

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AYURVEDA TO THE RESCUE

If making a home remedy is too much trouble, several stretch marks removal creams will can come to the rescue. Try Ayurvedic formulas such as Bedag Lep, made with a formula of Ayurvedic herbs. Properties such as manjishtha, arjuna, dhania and lodh, help the cream to remove stretch marks by healing damaged tissues and eradicating marks and discolouration.

SCRUB STRETCH MARKS AWAY

Exfoliation is one of the best ways to arrest stretch marks. Use a soft bristle brush so as not to chaff your skin when you’re dry brushing, and use a loofah when you’re using cream. Exfoliation removes skin cells damaged by stretch marks, so you can say goodbye to the white lines and hello to smoother skin.

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BUTTER UP

If reading about cocoa butter reminds you of chocolate, we’re not going to blame you! The edible vegetable fat is a boon for chocolate lovers, but it’s also really good at enhancing blood circulation. Applying a mixture of cocoa butter and essential oils can reduce the appearance of stretch marks dramatically and naturally.

If you’re still struggling to get rid of the pesky marks and lines, switch up your diet, sneak in a little exercise and stay hydrated – a healthy lifestyle can work wonders!


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Your shining smile might be an open invitation to liver disease and cancer

Every time you brush your teeth or have a shower, you might be damaging your liver and paving the way for tumors

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Believe it!

Triclosan is an ingredient found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Studies have established that long-term exposure to it may cause liver fibrosis and cancer.

All over the world, triclosan’s increasing detection in environmental samples and its increasingly broad use in consumer products present a very real risk of liver tumors for people.

How does this happen?

The study suggests triclosan interferes with a protein responsible for clearing away foreign chemicals in the body. Because of this stress, liver cells try to compensate by proliferating. They turn fibrotic over time and this eventually leads to tumour formation.

Scientists feel we could reduce most human and environmental exposures by eliminating uses of this most commonly found consumer antibacterial in liquid hand soaps, shampoos and toothpastes.

How can we avoid this?

The solution is staring us in the face. Ancient Ayurveda and herbal cosmetic care includes the use of neem and babul sticks to brush teeth, multani mitti and gram flour to use as body and face cleansers and other natural products for skincare and so many other cosmetic benefits. There are many grandmother’s recipes for these.

Natural Mantra offers a range of natural personal care products for safe beauty.

Turn to organic and natural solutions, and bring a genuine smile back to your life!

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Hey Beautiful! Re-inventing Beauty Care from History…

Do you make heads turn wherever you go?! Yes, beauty has been a universal concern from time immemorial. Around the world and in India, ancient literature and culture has celebrated beauty in many art forms.

Has the concept of beauty changed over the years? If you look back at the past, you will see that the beauty industry has always existed. Care for the body and mind has been dealt with in ancient treatments around the world.

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In ancient India, they had perfected the use of cosmetics – not just for aesthetic beauty, but for protection in hot climates.

Baths, using bathing pastes or mud were a ritual to firm the skin; milk and honey for silky smooth skin; facial masks to unclog pores; butter & barley for blemishes & pimples, and as a cleansing cream were common.

Ayurveda. In this 5,000-year-old tradition of Vedic medicine, each person is looked at individually and treatments typically involve diet, herbal remedies, exercise, yoga and meditation.

Aromatherapy. Among many beauty care regimens, aromatherapy facials have been done here for ages, for their calming and antioxidant benefits.

Body scrubs. An Indian wedding tradition is the ritual bridal showers where women are smeared with turmeric pastes and sandalwood. Both are rich in antioxidants and excellent at exfoliation. In South India, coconut milk is massaged on the body and hair, a highly moisturizing treatment. You can make your own Indian body scrub with ground chickpeas.

Massages. When kids are born in India, mother and child are given a full-body massage for 40 days — from head to toe — and then a warm bath to help the body recover.  It tones the baby’s body and prevents the mother’s  post-partum depression..

Special Oils like Argan Oil, apricot oil, cedarwood oil and many essential oils have been used for eons around the world to tone the body and mind and enhance inner beauty. Try some of them here, reinvented for you and curated by Natural Mantra! 


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Indian Home Remedies for Skin Blemishes

Look around, and you will see that young girls and boys today are increasingly aware of personal grooming. With cellphone cameras being everywhere, every moment is a photo-op! And so, skin blemishes, acne and oily skin are the cause of much agony in front of dressing table mirrors!

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What are skin blemishes?

Some skin blemishes are caused by acne, while others are the result of genetic reasons, pigmentation, high stress levels and hormonal changes. Acne blemishes are usually caused by clogged pores, and are called whiteheads, blackheads or just pimples. Age spotsbroken capillaries, stress levels, hormonal changes and pregnancy stretch marks lead to skin blemishes. Overactivity of the sebaceous glands, which produce oil, is a common cause.

How do you remove blemishes?

The easiest method of treating most cases is to wash your face and ensure you exfoliate and moisturize often. But take heart! Indian women and men have for ages, used natural, everyday kitchen ingredients and ayurvedic herbs to tame acne breakouts:

Groundnut Oil and Lime Juice – Mix in equal proportions and apply it to affected areas of your face.

Honey and Cinnamon Overnight Mask – Blend half tsp. of powdered cinnamon to one tbsp. of honey, apply overnight.

Turmeric and Mint – Mix one tsp. of powdered antiseptic turmeric with fresh mint juice to form a paste. Apply to affected areas, and leave on 30 minutes.

Cucumber Juice and Lemon – Squeeze the juice from a ripe cucumber and blend it with four drops of lemon juice. Apply it to affected areas of your face, leave on for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with cool water.

Tulsi (Basil) – Add three tsp. of dried basil leaves to a cup of boiling water, steep for 20 minutes, cool, and apply to affected areas with a cotton ball.

Chemical face packs may damage your skin forever. Today, Ayurveda reinvented is the way to go! Check out our website for a wide array of natural and organic Anti Marks solutions! And get set for lights, camera, action!!!

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Sources- Websites: Acne Resource Center, I love India, Indiaparenting.com, Health and Beauty Guide


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Winter Skin Care: Natural Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is here. Two weeks of ignoring my skin because of a tight work schedule, and I realised something had to be done. Due to low humidity, it’s now become unbearably dry. Had to bid adieu to laziness and say hello to a little pampering to my skin. Needless to say that I ain’t the kind who’d engage in long hours of pampering. Something quick, effective and and needless to say chemical-free.

I have mixed skin which is sensitive. And thin scanty hair to boot. So I always have to remind  myself to check product labels for any toxic chemicals that cause more harm than good in the long run. I personally always try to use as many natural, safe and non-toxic personal care products as possible to avoid harming my already sensitive skin and scalp. While I gathered the various natural options that were available to me to treat dry skin it came to me why not write a post that becomes a ready reference guide to you too.  Within just a few weeks of religious skin care routine I can feel the difference. No kidding!!

Here are a few handy tips for you to ensure that your skin does not suffer in winter and continues to stay soft, supple, healthy and nourished through bleak and harsh weather:

1. Moisturise plenty.  Use a good hand and body lotion to moisturise your hands. Pay special attention to the skin near knuckles and elbows since they darken and turn rough because of the extreme dry air.

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Full body butter works well on dry darkened elbows and knees. To regain the natural skin colour before the skin darkened, follow these easy steps:

  • Soak in a bath. Use a body scrub to gently cleanse the dead skin.
  • Use a soft towel to tap the skin dry. Do not wipe the water off. Even if a thin layer of water is left on your skin, it’s alright.
  • Apply body butter and hand lotion except on the elbows and knees.
  • On the elbows and knees, use a skin-lightening oil to ensure that they do not darken further and with constant use, they will gradually regain their original colour.
  • Follow up by applying the body butter or moisturising lotion.
2. Acne is a big problem during winter because of dryness. Start with the dictum: 8 glasses of water a day. Filtered tap water is a non-fancy inexpensive way to maintain your body’s water levels. A couple of extra trips to the washroom are better than muscle cramps, fatigue, dizziness and other symptoms that manifest themselves when you stop drinking water because it’s cold. Energy drinks, fizzy colas and coffee and tea do not count as fluid suppliers.
To replenish skin that is already damaged, at night, wash up with a mild face wash and apply a facial moisturiser before turning in for the night.
You might want to try an organic Aloe Vera Gel which has natural astringent properties and has multi-purpose uses. Use it like an antiseptic, or a recommend it as an after-shave it soothes and calms the skin without leaving it oily.  To me it’s a must have in my purse.
3. The skin on the lips is very thin. Moisture escapes easily from here. Hence, to keep the moisture sealed inside to prevent chapped lips, apply a lip balm. Do this after bathing when there’s a tiny bit of moisture still present in the skin. You can later apply lip colour over it. Reapply the lip balm as often as your lips need it.   4. Hair also tends to suffer during winter. More than pre-monsoon weeks. Remember to use hair oil before washing with a mild shampoo, and a conditioner after washing.

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Tip: Rinse in tepid or cool water for the last two minutes (as cold as you can manage on winter mornings). This traps the moisture in the hair ensuring that it does not turn brittle when it dries out. You can use a scarf to protect hair from drying out in the breeze.

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5. A perfect way to pamper your skin from top to bottom is to soak in a half hour bubble bath with fragrant oils and soft music. The aromatherapy oils work wonders in relaxing you. Alternately, you can also lavish your skin with an oil massage and then have a long soak in de-stressing bath salts.
Remember to invest in a product that suits your skin type and hair type. Not choosing the right product for your skin and hair may worsen its condition.  More importantly understand what is ‘truly natural’ and I can’t emphasize it enough. Simply stay away from products that have sulphates, parabens and phtalates. Incase this is too much to remember, visit NaturalMantra.com to shop for products for your family that are safe, healthy, non-toxic products. Their team screens product ingredients so you don’t have to. You will find a wide range of natural, organic non-toxic, safe oils, lotions, scrubs, and balms that you can choose from to pamper your skin and hair during the aftermath of winter. Visit NaturalMantra.com for the full list and details of all natural  products.
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Post contributed by : Ankita Gujar ; About the Author : Ankita Gujar 
Ankita is a graduate in Sociology and Political Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. The environmental movement has always interested her ever since she was introduced to the water cycle in the 3rd standard. She loves to travel and experience new cultures. At age 21, she first got a taste of “pristine” nature when she backpacked across the Scottish Highlands and she wants her kids to be able to experience that when they grow up to earn their trip across the world. She is also a teacher of languages – English and French. She hopes to make people aware of the advantages of adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle because she wants to be able to pet a tiger and swim with a dolphin when she gets the courage to pet the tiger and gets out of the house to exercise regularly at the pool in her locality and learns to swim…which is going to probably be around 5 decades from today. So help her to pet a tiger and swim with a dolphin. Go Green.