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Shikakai & Bhringraj: Power Ingredients For Strong Hair

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Although I didn’t listen to everything my mom told me to do as a kid (who does, honestly?), I would always behave when my grandmother was around. Mainly because she would visit with jars filled with her organic beauty concoctions that she would slather on me, because “no man would marry you otherwise betta,'' she would say. Yes, all that preparation so that I don’t end up dying single. Thanks grandma.

My younger self would often strategize to trade grandma’s maalish sessions with rolling in the mud with my friends, but looking back it’s safe to say that every moment and ingredient was worth it. That said, I’d like to throw light on two ingredients she concentrated on in pursuit of plush, healthy hair. Shikakai and Bhringraj. If you haven’t tried them yet, don’t lose hope. Here are five formulas infused with these power components that promise to impress, deliver and commit.

According to Ayurveda, the Bhringraj leaf is considered to be a powerful liver cleanser and a super plant for robust hair. What’s interesting about the Forest Essentials Ayurvedic Herb Enriched Head Massage Oil - Bhringraj is that it’s not your regular hair oil. Fortified with Black Sesame and Goat’s Milk you can opt for a hot oil treatment with this formula to improve the quality of your hair, making it your perfect Sunday massage oil. Plus it smells so good you'll find yourself awkwardly sniffing your hair throughout the day.
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The Khadi Natural Shikakai Herbal Hair Cleanser is going solve dirty hair (hallelujah!). Traditionally used as a hair cleanser in several parts of India, Shikakai is what you need to improve the health of your scalp. Topped with Amla Tulsi, Lemon and Triphala, this cleanser suits every hair type under the sun. Wait there’s more. It’s also carefully designed for tender age hair fall, scaly scalp and run-down hair. A legit thumbs up to this elixir.
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Ever wondered how that one South Indian friend of yours (not all) always seem to have impressive, chunky hair? It’s probably because she’s secretly mixing cinnamon and bhringraj in her shampoo for that extra volume and sheen. Here’s a great counterpart. The SOVA Bhringraj & Kerala Cinnamon Shampoo For Regular Hair. Designed with fresh Cinnamon from Kerala and rich Bhringraj, this shampoo will give you that thickness you’ve been dreaming of.
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Ever thought of swapping your shampoo with a powder? No, not your body powder. A hair care powder. Think a cleanser, but better. Rich in fine-quality hand picked Shikakai pods, try the Neelamari 100% Natural Shikakai Fruit Hair Care Powder. This vegan hair powder has antiseptic and antifungal properties that curb itchiness, scalp inflammation and dandruff. What most don’t know is that shikakai has a naturally mild pH, which means it gently helps clean the hair without stripping it of its natural oils (which most shampoos don’t promise).
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Losing hair is not a good feeling unless it’s from your legs. So, if you’re facing excessive hair fall and bald patches, a hair oil powered with Bhringraj is what you need. Featuring pure Bhringraj, lush Amla and Coconut Oil, massage the Biotique Bio Bhringraj Therapeutic Oil For Falling Haironto your scalp to combat hair loss and premature greying. On a side note, I haven’t faced excessive hair fall yet and that’s probably because Bhringraj was a significant part of my childhood (and I’m glad it was). Grandma was right ladies. She was right all along.
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