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Nearly 5000 years ago, ayurvedic knowledge originated in India in the past and is a form of recuperation science. The latest beauty and hair products help us achieve our desired beauty goal but there are some tried and tested ancient techniques which have been used for lots of years by the women of India. It is still possible to get thick, healthy, luscious hair using these old secrets.

Modern lifestyles make us use ultra-modern merchandise to attain the appearances and hair we desire, but you can also try these techniques which are equally useful and easy on the pocket.


Here we have listed some simple and useful secrets for you to get thick, shiny hair:

1. Using homemade hair masks

As there are face masks for facial skincare purposes which give us a refreshing feel. The same goes with our hair, when our hair needs extra love, affection, and attention, hair masks provide nourishment to our hair. Many of the homemade masks are made with natural products like honey, avocado, yogurt, apple cider, aloe vera, etc which are easily available.


2. Using eggs to nourish the hair

Eggs contain all the proteins and minerals for proper hair growth and for adding shine to your hair. Eggs have been used since the 11th Century and are still a way to provide the proper nourishment for hair.

Eggs provide nourishment to the roots of the hair, applying eggs or adding eggs to your hair pack can be beneficial for your hair health. Apply for 15-20 minutes and use it regularly for the best results.



3. Putting hair in plaits or braids

Putting hair in plaits or putting braids in hair has been an ancient method that promotes hair growth. There are other benefits also. Braids reduce friction in our hair which protects our hair from breaking. Make sure the braid is loose and not too tight pulling the scalp.

Putting hair in plaits or braids for hair growth

4. Using Shikakai in your hair care routine

Using Shikakai is an ancient Indian method that has been used for a long time. It is a shrub-like tree that grows in India, Shikakai contains antioxidants along with vitamins A, D, E, and K. Shikakai provides micronutrients to nourish the hair. You can use a Shikakai mask on your hair. It boosts hair growth, detangles hair, reduces dandruff, and makes hair smooth, silky, and shiny.


5. Using hair oils and hot oil massage

Using hair oils was one of the most famous ancient Indian methods for the benefit of shiny hair and is still one of them. It is also considered an ayurvedic treatment. Massaging with hair oil will naturally boost hair growth and make your hair shinier.

hair oils for thick hair

6. Using the Balayam technique for hair growth

This is actually a yoga technique and is a very useful one. The Balayam technique is a form of acupressure and reflexology. By rubbing your fingernails there is said to be a point of activation which can stimulate the blood to your scalp. It may not be effective instantly but you need to trust the process to reap the benefits.

Balayam technique for hair growth

7. Using henna to tint hair

This Indian method is effective for dandruff and for reducing hair loss too. The henna plant is a natural plant that can dye your hair burgundy or black and sometimes orange too. It also helps to soften hair and has vitamin E extracts. Henna is a natural conditioner that will help you get that tangle-free, smooth, and shiny hair.

henna hair mask for hair growth

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