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Welcome to hair buddha!

I am so glad you are here.

Whether your hair is too thin, too thick, curly, damaged or frizzy, there is a way to fix it.

I will give you tips and magical recipes to transform your hair into shiny, bouncy, and gorgeous looking tresses.

The first step is to love and accept your hair the way it is. Stop saying mean things like ‘I hate my hair’. Instead opt for a optimistic thought like ‘“As I take care of my hair, it gets healthier.”

Happy thoughts relax your mind and body. They also boost scalp circulation, bringing nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles. Thus promoting stronger and healthier hair growth.

Sometimes the root of the problem is an unhealthy diet, harsh shampoos, or damage from chemical treatments. But whatever the case, a positive attitude is always necessary to radiate true beauty, from the scalp down.

Let’s start with the basic hair care…

Your daily rituals – washing, grooming, and styling play a big role in how your hair looks and feels. The less synthetic chemicals you put on your hair, the better your hair will be. So, as much as possible choose pure and natural ingredients.

Natural Shampoo: Conventional shampoos are loaded with harsh detergents, which can strip away the natural protective oils from your scalp and hair, causing scalp and hair problems.

Here are some shampoo ideas that you can make at home:

Ree-Shi shampoo: This shampoo works great on all hair types.

Chickpea flour shampoo: It works well on fine and oily hair.

Egg shampoo: This shampoo is excellent to remove oil, grease and will add volume to your hair.

10 Natural hair cleanser: Here you have choice for all hair type.

Hair Rinse/Conditioner: Herbal rinses are a great substitute for market brought conditioners. They will nourish your hair and make it bouncy and vibrant. Here are some ideas on how to make them.

Other conditioning hair masks:

Miracle Hair Mask for Hair Growth, Thickness and Dandruff

Castor oil and Egg Hair Mask to Make Your Hair Grow Faster and Thicker

The Ultimate Homemade Conditioner for Dry, Frizzy and Coarse Hair

Reverse Hair Washing: The Secret to Gorgeous Hair

Oil Massage: Head massage is very important for healthy hair growth. It stimulates hair follicles and boosts scalp circulation. Prefer cold pressed oils for massage, or you can also use homemade amla hair oil, which is very nourishing for hair.

Here are some good oils for hair growth….

Oily hair: coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil and sunflower oil

Dry: almond oil, sesame oil, argan oil and avocado oil

Nutrition: Your hair root is very much alive and gets its nutrients from what you eat. So what you eat will reflect on the health of your hair.

Here is more on best vitamins for hair.

Exercise: If you desire beautiful hair, exercise is a must. It improves blood flow to the scalp, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. Exercise also reduces stress, which is one of the major contributor of hair loss in today’s fast paced world.

Does exercise make your hair grow faster? We ask the expert

yoga nidra to reduce stress and help you sleep better.

Affirmations: While you are doing everything right but are worried and stressed, you will not have glowing skin and vibrant hair. Holistic living involves more than just taking care of your bodies, you also have to take good care of your mind, your thoughts and your outlook in general. Here are some affirmations for strong and beautiful hair.

Hair loss: I have been through the pain and agony of of hair loss. But thankfully, I have regained all my hair back. Here’s what has helped me regrow my hair. I hope it helps you too.

Dandruff: With overuse of synthetic shampoos and bad food habits, many people are suffering from chronic dandruff.

Here are some ways to combat dandruff.

5 ways to get rid of dandruff completely

Miracle Hair Mask for Hair Growth and Dandruff

Dry Hair: Dry hair occurs when your hair lacks moisture. So the simple answer to get rid of dry hair is to increase its moisture content. Frequent moisturising will increase your hair’s elasticity – which is greatly lacking in dry hair. Plus, well hydrated hair feels soft to touch and appears healthy, shiny and lustrous.

Top 3 Homemade Hair Masks for Dry and Damaged Hair

The Ultimate Hair Mask for Dry, Frizzy and Coarse Hair

Rice Water for Gorgeous Hair and Flawless Skin

Oily Hair: While you most likely are born with oily scalp, but there are certain things you can do to keep the oil production under control….

How to Add Volume and Thickness to Fine Hair: 11 Tips

10 Tips to Prevent Your Hair From Getting Oily Too Fast

Greying/ Natural Colour: Conventional hair dyes contain numerous toxic chemical, which can cause hair loss, more grey hair and even adversely affect your health. Fortunately nature provides us with simple and safe natural remedies that have been used since ancient times.

15 Natural Remedies for Grey Hair that Really Work

What Causes Grey Hair and How To Stop It

Rosemary Hair Rinse: Darkens Hair and Stimulates Growth

Take good care of your hair and it will last you a lifetime 🙂

 

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51 comments
Haya says October 10, 2017

hi Minaz,

i have a problem that my top part of my hair, the upper half, is very frizzy. i tried cutting it but it only made it worse. the rest of my hair is soft and healthy except the upper part. what should i do?

thank you in advance 🙂

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    Minaz says October 18, 2017

    Hi Haya, Use one of the hair masks. They should help settle the frizz. And if you can, sleep on a silk pillow case – it’s much gentler on your hair and will not ruffle it.

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Stuti says October 6, 2017

Hi Minaz,
I have extremely oily hair at the scalp level & hair strands themselves are generally dry:(
I tried the egg shampoo & for the day my hair were perfect & shiny & clean- but within gap of one day, the scalp has turned oily again- I would not like to rinse my hair on daily basis- not sure if its healthy and also because it is time consuming- can you suggest a concoction that will prevent oily scalp atleast for 3-4 days while keeping the strands shiny?

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M mohamed halith says October 3, 2017

Hello i had alopecia i think from 16, now i am 22, i had relief from it for 3 year now it come again largely in my head and little in my hand and eyebrows, plz recommend me a way to cure it soon, because i really feel bad and stopped going out of my room plz give me reply mam thank u

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Stacey Shillington says September 25, 2017

Hi Minaz,
I love your site! Thank-you so much for sharing such incredible information. I have fine blond hair, which I have been highlighting for years. I am now in my 40s, and I need to make a change – my hair has been falling and I have been wearing my hair in a ponytail for almost 7 years! I am trying a lot of natural recipes but I have yet to find the perfect combination. My hair is oily at the roots, but it is dry at the ends due to the colouring.
I have been trying to coconut oil massage prior to shampooing, but my hair feels as though it is even greasier afterwards. What is the best shampoo to remove the oil if one has fine hair? My hair also tangles a lot so I am excited to try the marshmallow rinse. Is there anything I should add to it so it does not weigh down my hair? Thank-you for your help.
Stacey

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    Minaz says September 26, 2017

    Hi Stacey, thanks for your kind words.
    Use an egg shampoo to get oil out of your hair. Egg will also give you bounce and texture.
    When I don’t oil my hair, I love to use the shikakai deep cleanse shampoo.
    Let me know how it works for you.

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ruchi says September 5, 2017

hi mam
myself ruchi…i have very thin hair ,by birth,…i try many things but not working plz suggest me..what i do for their thickness as they also unmanageble as silky
so i cant make any style

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Archana says August 21, 2017

Hi Minaz, I came across your website in a desperate search for some tips to save my hair from hard water effects.I shifted to a hard water region a year back and have been suffering from dry and brittle hair along with hairfall.Also I was startled to see some grey hair.
Please help me with some tips to get hold of the problem.Looking forward to hearing from you soon. 🙂

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    Minaz says August 25, 2017

    Hi Archana, I have shared some useful tips such as using reetha-shikakai homemade shampoo, which helped me a lot.
    if you go on my blog, there is a search section on top right corner.

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mohammed aayan khan says August 12, 2017

asslamwalaikum mam,
I am aayan khan,i am leaving in Saudi Arabia,i want to know my hair fall & gaps,before 2 years my hair is very strong and shiny but now a days I am very depression for my problem hair fall gaps…mam I used one cream that name was softonic hair straighting cream & lotion before 2 years then my hair was straight but not a strong naturally …that’s the reason mam please tell me about how to grow up my hairs please…

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    Minaz says August 25, 2017

    asslamwalaikum mohammed,
    Yes, the cream could have caused damage to your hair follicles.
    I have shared lots of tips on hair loss, have a look.
    Also, oil massage once or twice a week with pure oils like olive, almond or coconut.
    Plus, exercise regularly – but don’t over-exercise which causes more harm.
    Best wishes.

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Rashi Garg says August 7, 2017

Hi,
I am 26 years old. I have been experiencing hairfall since 4-5 years. Initially it was normal to high but since 6 months it is severe. My hair are everywhere. I try to ignore it and be positive but it doesnt seem to help. I have tried homeopathy, alopathy, ayurvedic medicines, meditation, natural products, etc. Nothing seems to help. My hair have reduced to 1/10th of the original strength.
Please help.

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nerti says July 19, 2017

Hi,
I love your site, a lot of great info, thank you for that 🙂
I would like to order some herbs for my hair, but I am a little confused, which form is the best (and why) for use in DIY shampoo and/or conditioner? Powder or essential oil?
I usually wash my hair with a blend of garbanzo beans flour, fenugreek or slippery elm and honey or aloe. I like it how it works but I don’t really like the smell, especially the fenugreek smell, so I would like to add chamomile or lavender or something else to the blend. But I am confused, if I can just add the lavender/chamomile powder to my blend or do I need to boil it first like a tea? Or it is better to use the essential oil from these herbs?
Thank you very much and have nice day Nerti

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    Minaz says July 26, 2017

    Hi Nerti, you try marshmallow root powder/flax seeds powder for fenugreek.
    And lavender and chamomile may also work in powder form.

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Olivia says July 19, 2017

Wanted to check if you manufacture hair products. I want to propose a natural hair products for African hair for children

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    Minaz says July 19, 2017

    Hi Olivia, I don’t, but I am planning to.

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Carol says July 2, 2017

I made the amla coconut conditioner last night and left it on as prescribed. After two wash then let dry cycles, my hair is still so oily!
Should I reheat and add mor amla?
Thanks as I am in a pickle!

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    Minaz says July 19, 2017

    Hi Carol, Don’t add more amla. What did you use to wash your hair?

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Deepashree says June 8, 2017

Hi…have just discovered hair buddha and am super excited to try all the natural remedies. Minaz i needed a diy hair color mask thats effective for my grey hair. Could you help?

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    Minaz says June 9, 2017

    Hi Deepashree, You can do henna hair mask every two weeks. I use beetroot and clove tea to make henna paste. You can also add amla powder and fenugreek powder to henna paste.
    Check out more tips under hair colour/greying.

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minha says June 5, 2017

Hi Minaz,
I wanted to ask if you have any tip to take care of combination curly hair. I’m starting to lose hair and its frizzy but oily at the scalp and dry at the end.

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    Minaz says June 9, 2017

    Hi Minha, Try the following hair masks:
    1. Egg and olive oil (or castor oil) hair mask
    2. Miracle hair mask
    3. Coconut milk hair mask (I have posted it as ultimate hair mask for dry hair)

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Sana says June 3, 2017

Hi Minaz,
I found your blog very recently and wanted to ask if there were any tips to fix hair loss from androgenic alopecia, and having PCOS. I’m only 22 and I have lost 3/4 of my hair in comparison to it’s original amount and it has thinned excessively, so much that my scalp is easily visible from all sides. Right now I’m using almond oil on my head, but let me know if there are other things I should do.

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Rachna says May 31, 2017

Dear Minaz, I just wanted to say, your remedies have really helped me improve my hair texture than before in the easiest way possible. I was wondering, do you also have a blog for homemade skin remedies ? I see many others but I can’t put the same trust in the others much. Hair Buddha happened to me by chance and I swear I am loyal to it. I only wish if there was something similar for our skin as well. ….Thanks, Rachna

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    Minaz says June 1, 2017

    Dear Rachna, thanks for your kind words.
    I am so happy to know that your hair is getting better.
    I recently posted tomato face mask. And by public demand, I will share more such skin tips in future 🙂
    Do you want to send me a email with your success story.

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achala says May 6, 2017

my hair is dry, fizz and not look shine. I am using argon oil only. How to use coconut milk ?

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jennifer pagano says May 1, 2017

Need help with scalp 2 years ago doctor said have sebboric dematitis my scalp always feel like I have an open wound and someone poured acid on it and won’t stop what do you suggest? Please Help ME

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    Minaz says May 3, 2017

    Have you tried coconut oil on your scalp?

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Maniaha says April 29, 2017

Hi, i m 24 years old from last year i m having very bad hair fall, which have resulted in extreme thinning of hair line& my scalp can be seen easily. Please help me out, because this affects me a lot.
Is there any way out.

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    Minaz says May 3, 2017

    What natural remedies have you tried so far?
    Do you think you may have some vitamin deficiencies like B12, vitamin D, iron?

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kamal says April 23, 2017

Hi Minaz,
I have soaked fenugreek seeds overnight. This afternoon I have made a runny paste and stored in the fridge. My question is (1) I have put 3 tbsp. of fenugreek paste in my henna paste to cover grey hair, Is that enough? shall I add more? (2) Can I use this mixture alone to my hairtips for colour it? (3) can I use this fenugreek mixture as a hair conditioner? Many Thanks.

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    kamal says April 26, 2017

    Hi,
    My colour came out deep orange shade, NOT BRIGHT ORANGE) . so I am motivated to put some more in my henna paste next time. Not so sure if I can use fenugreek paste as my conditioner too.

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    Minaz says May 3, 2017

    Hi Kamal,
    1-2 tablespoon fenugreek paste is enough.
    Yes you can, or you can add 1 teaspoon amla, bhringraj powder to it.
    And fenugreek paste can be used as a conditioner.
    Let me know how it works for you.

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asif says April 12, 2017

hi mam i’m suffering with much hairloss,receding hairline can u help?

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Prajakti Awade says January 15, 2017

Hi Minaz I have naturally very Frizzy hair.I have tried oil massages but my hair still looks the same.What to do about it?

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Vinoth K says December 31, 2016

Hi Minaz
I have severe DANDRUFF. I have tried many doctors and Ayurveda medicines but NO luck. I always use Sikakai instead of Shampoo. Within next day i used to get dandruff again, I will apply coconut oil. Dry hair and I have heat body….Please Suggest a solution and oil.

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says January 3, 2017

    Hi Vinoth,
    Try coconut oil and lime juice for dandruff.
    Even this hair mask is very good to eliminate dandruff.
    For shampoo use shikakai powder with licorice powder (jestamadha).

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satish says December 12, 2016

Hi Minaz,

I am suffering from hair loss for 3-4 years, I have tried a lot of things but nothing has helped.
I also have strange dandruff which somehow remains stuck with my scalp.

Can you please advise a remedy for dandruff and hair loss.

Thanks

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Gita Shah says November 10, 2016

Hi Minaz. I am 20 years old. Have been suffering from hair loss since 3 years. I have gone through some of your posts. Requesting you to share some affordable, easily available shampoos for my dry damaged curly hair. Thanks.

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Gita Shah says November 10, 2016

Hi Minaz. I am 20 years old. My hair is falling since past 3-4 years. It is very depressing. I have gone through some of your posts. Would request you to recommend some affordable shampoos and oils that are easily available in the market. I like the wooden comb idea. Searching for some cheaper options. Also, I have dry curly hair with thinning ends. Requesting you to recommend an affordable shampoo for my damaged hair. Thanks.

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Gita Shah says November 10, 2016

Hi Minaz, I have been suffering from hair for about 3-4 years now. It is very depressing. I have gone through some of your posts. Requesting you to share some affordable products (eg: some Patanjali products maybe) like shampoo, hair oil etc that can be used on a daily basis and also is easily available in the market.
Thanks a lot.

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Pratibha Kanitkar says July 24, 2016

Hello Minaz, I am happy to have found Hair Buddha and have signed up for newsletter, as I have chosen a more holistic approach, giving up on commercial products years ago, looking for natural ways to cleanse and heal. I am 60 and never color my hair. Suffering from hair loss and gradually thinning hair over the years. However, I have an extremely oily scalp and pre-shampoo oil massage makes hair fall even worst. What would be an ideal hair care routine for an overly Oily scalp like mine, coupled with thinning and falling hair. What can I consume/apply to help boost hair health ? Your advice and tips would be much appreciated, Thankyou in advance !

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says July 24, 2016

    Hi Pratibhaji, I am so glad you like hair buddha.

    At 60 the estrogen levels are quite low and that can cause hair loss.

    I suggest you apply this Miracle Hair Mask. It contains methi, which is a source of plant based phyto-estrogen and helps with hair loss and thinning. You can then wash your hair with this homemade shampoo.

    I would check for any deficiencies like iron, calcium and vitamin D, your doctor would know the best.

    Include foods such as sesame seeds, flax seeds, amla, coconut, ghee in your diet. Focus on clean eating and avoid junk, processed foods. Hope this helps.

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    Pratibha Kanitkar says July 29, 2016

    Thankyou so very much, Minaz, I will try this -Hair mask once a week, and Shikakai shampoo twice a week.
    Any suggestions for keeping oily-ness at bay between shampooing. hair gets greasy by next day ! Also, I believe
    Licorice -Jeshthamadh helps ?

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Sumy Mathew says April 15, 2016

Hi Minaz,
Can you use the consumable amla powder with henna to use it on the hair? Thank you.
Sumy

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