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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 🙂


Leave a Comment:

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.

    kamal says April 26, 2017

    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.

asif says April 12, 2017

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

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?

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.

    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).

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.


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.

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.

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.

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 !

    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.

    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 ?

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.

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