Ayurvedic Herbs That Can Make Your Hair Twice As Longer & Stronger

Did you know there are Ayurvedic herbs that can literally transform your hair, making it twice as thicker and longer? With no hitches!

There are approximately 3,000,000 hair strands on your scalp, and each has its own growth and resting phase.

It is when your hair is in resting phase that major strands loosen and fall out.

Losing 40 to 80 hair strands during the resting phase is quite normal, but it is when the number hikes up that you know there is trouble.

Now, Ayurvedic herbs for hair fall cannot reverse the cycle, per se, but they can strengthen the follicles, minimising the damage.

So, what triggers hair fall? From genetics, humidity, pollution, hormonal imbalance to stress, it doesn't take much for your hair to start shedding.

Sometimes, it is the combined effect of two or three causes that can lead to hair loss.

Start off by going easy on your hair. Avoid crash diet and make sure your daily requirement of vitamins and fibre are met.

Avoid going under direct sunlight without proper protection and, of course, flush out those toxins, by hydrating your system.

To make your life simpler, we've got 12 Ayurvedic herbs that you could use for longer, stronger shinier hair, have a look.


Take it orally or apply it to your hair, this one herb is a powerhouse of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that can fill in bald spots and prevent greying of hair.

How It Works:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of Bhringraj oil and mix it with an equal amount of coconut oil.
  • Massage it to your scalp.
  • Leave it on overnight, and in the morning, wash it off with a mild shampoo.


Packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, amla boosts collagen level of the hair, which in turn improves elasticity of the hair, making it stronger.

How It Works:

  • Take two tablespoons of amla oil and heat it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Massage the oil to your hair and scalp in a circular motion.
  • Let it sit for an hour and then shampoo as usual.


High on antibacterial and antiseptic properties, neem removes dirt deposits from the scalp, it treats dandruff and stimulates blood flow, which in turn reduces hair fall.

How It Works:

  • Mix 10 drops of neem oil to your regular hair oil.
  • Do a hot oil massage for 10 minutes.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with a mild shampoo.
  • Use this Indian herb to make hair grow, twice a week.


Also known as the Indian spikenard, this herb promotes regeneration of new hair follicles.

How It Works:

  • Lay out a handful of the jatamansi leaves under the sun to dry.
  • Grind it into fine powder.
  • Using water, turn the powder into a thick paste.
  • Wet your hair and apply it to your scalp.
  • Apply it liberally through your hair and scalp.
  • Let it sit for an hour and then wash.


Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, fenugreek strengthens the hair from its roots, adding shine and volume to it.

How It Works:

  • Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek in water overnight.
  • In the morning, grind it into a fine paste.
  • Mix a few drops of almond oil to the paste.
  • Apply it to the scalp and hair length.
  • Let your hair soak the nutrient for an hour and then wash with a mild shampoo.

Aloe Vera

Salicylic acid, enzymes and proteins in aloe vera control sebum production, cleanse pores of impurities and promote hair growth.

How It Works:

  • Extract aloe vera gel in a bowl.
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse.
  • Repeat this home remedy for thinning of hair twice in a week.


Curry Leaves

Curry leaves prevent premature greying of hair, stimulate hair growth and nourish hair roots.

How It Works:

  • Mix curry leaves with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Heat it for 5 minutes in a low flame.
  • Allow the solution to hibernate for 24 hours.
  • Use this herb for hair fall as you use your regular oil.

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary detoxifies the scalp, restores hair pigmentation and promotes hair growth.

How It Works:

  • Brew a cup of tea with a tablespoon of rosemary.
  • Allow it to cool, strain it and use it to give your hair a last rinse.
  • Wash off with plain water after 10 minutes.
  • Use this Ayurvedic herb for hair growth once a week.

Burdock Root

Packed with phytosterols, this herb for hair fall stimulates blood flow, making hair thicker and longer.

How It Works:

  • Mix a teaspoon of burdock root powder to a tablespoon of yogurt.
  • Wet your hair and apply the mask to the hair length and scalp.
  • Tie your hair in a loose bun, and cover it with a shower cap.
  • Let it remain for 30 minutes and then cleanse it with a clarifying shampoo.


High on vitamin E and antioxidants, this flower strengthens, nourishes and revitalizes damaged hair strands.

How It Works:

  • Chop 10 to 12 hibiscus flowers to a cup of coconut oil.
  • Boil it in low flame, let it simmer for 15 minutes and then turn off the flame.
  • Let the oil hibernate for 24 hours and then strain and use it as your regular hair oil.


Concentrated with magnesium and other minerals, basil strengthens hair roots against breakage.

How It Works:

  • Boil a cup of water, add a handful of basil leaves, a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Allow the solution to cool in room temperature, and use this to give your hair a last rinse after shampooing.
  • Use this herb for hair fall after every wash to see effective results.



Menthol in peppermint cleanses the scalp of impurities, stimulates hair follicles and nourishes hair strands.

How It Works:

  • Add 10 drops of peppermint oil to your regular oil.
  • And massage as usual.
  • Use this Ayurvedic herb for hair growth twice a week.

Story first published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 16:41 [IST]
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