For centuries, Ayurveda and Ayurvedic herbs have been known to heal and transform your overall hair health. These herbs have therapeutic properties to boost hair growth, prevent dryness, regulate hair loss, and cleanse the hair from the root and scalp to the tip.
One such herb, commonly known as the herb of grace, is Brahmi or Bacopa. Be it the roots, leaves or flowers; you can use every part of this plant for your hair and skin.
Regular usage of Brahmi leaves you with more robust, lustrous and voluminous hair. So here's all you need to know about Brahmi, its uses and benefits for that beautiful hair.
9 Benefits of Brahmi for Hair
- Provides Soothing Effect
Massaging your hair with Brahmi oil after a long day of work acts as great stress relief. The antioxidants in Brahmi help your nerves calm down, leaving a cool scalp.
- Deep cleanses the scalp
The antioxidant property of Brahmi ensures your scalp is kept clean. It maintains a healthy scalp that's free from irritants.
- Enhances Hair Health
Known to reduce stress and anxiety, Brahmi, with other ingredients, also nourishes the hair shaft, enhancing natural hair colour and texture.
- Controls Dandruff
Brahmi is known to nurture hair by inducing moisture into the roots and scalp and reducing dandruff.
- Regulates Hair Loss
Most hair fall concerns come from a dry scalp, and Brahmi works magically to prevent dry scalp, eventually protecting your hair from falling apart.
- Boosts Hair Growth
Not only is Brahmi good at preventing hair loss, but the presence of alkaloids binds hair proteins and produces thicker hair follicles, stimulating healthy hair growth.
- Wards off Dryness and Split Ends
Brahmi forms a natural protective layer over your hair, making it stronger and reducing the possibility of split ends. It further reduces dryness, flakiness and itching, turning your hair lustrous.
- Acts as a Natural Conditioner
With Brahmi, you won't need a conditioner as this herb naturally nourishes your hair keeping it smooth and silky.
- Prevents Premature Greying
When mixed with other natural herbs, Brahmi effectively prevents premature greying of the hair. It's a good remedy for chronic grey hair issues as it restores natural hair colour.
So can Brahmi be consumed or applied?
Both! Available in various forms such as medicated ghee, paste, juice, powder, syrup, and infused in hair oil or shampoo, Brahmi is effective on all hair types. Therefore, how do you know what's best? Try the Neem Ayu Anti Hairfall Kit.
It is a combo of Anti Hair Fall Oil, Shampoo and Capsules specially curated for all hair fall concerns. The hair oil is formulated with Ksheer Pak Vidhi derived from ancient ayurvedic traditions while all Neem Ayu products are made with organic ingredients like Brahmi, Bringaraj, Japa, Manjista, etc.
How to use Brahmi for hair?
- Massage 2 or 3 times a week with Neem Ayu Anti Hair Fall Oil
- Leave for 6-8 hours.
- Shampoo well with Neem Ayu Anti Hair Fall Shampoo
- Do not use a conditioner
- Have 1-2 Neem Ayu Anti Hair Fall Capsules with milk/water or as directed by a physician
Frequently Asked Questions on Brahmi
- Is Brahmi Safe?
Yes, brahmi is generally considered safe to use when consumed in the right amount. It’s advised to consult a healthcare professional or Ayurvedic practitioner before consuming for known allergies or sensitivities.
- Can you make Brahmi oil at home?
While it's recommended to use Brahmi along with other natural ingredients for hair care, Brahmi oil alone can be made at home.
- Mix coconut oil and sesame oil (equal amounts) and bring them to a boil.
- Once it starts boiling, add Brahmi leaves and Brahmi powder and stir gently.
- Once the oil starts thickening, take it off the flame and cool it down. You can store it in a container and use it when required.
However, it’s best to use Brahmi with other ayurvedic herbs for best results. With the Neem Ayu Hair Oil you can benefit from the goodness of not just Brahmi but herbs like Bhringraj, Japa, Manjistha and a lot more. This way you save yourself some time and hassle of the whole process!
- Can I leave Brahmi oil in my hair?
You can leave it on your hair overnight or for 6-8 hours.
- Are Brahmi and Bhringraj the same?
These are two different herbs that have similar benefits for hair and skin. If you want a nourished scalp and strong hair, Brahmi works best. Whereas, Bhringraj prevents dry and itchy scalp and works best for dandruff.
Bacopa or Brahmi has potential benefits for hair, skin and overall body. The goodness of the herb is promising, and it revitalises you from head to toe. So if you find yourself emptying bottles of chemical-laden hair products with no apparent results, this is your sign to switch to ayurvedic goodness for your hair care.