ABOUT - hair buddha



Hello beautiful, welcome to hair buddha. I am Minaz, an ex-practicing Neuro-Physiotherapist turned natural – hair – therapist!  I am writing to share my experiences on natural hair care that has been effective not only on me but also on many wonderful people around me.

My healthy hair mantra is “eat natural and feed your hair natural”. I like to blend traditional wisdom with modern science. I come from India, the land of champi-tel malish, which literally means head massage using pure or herb infused oils. For centuries, hair nourishing rituals such as head massage, henna hair packs, herb infused oils and mud baths have been an integral part of hair grooming for both men and women. Sadly, the natural hair care ritual is gradually fading away and so is the hair health. Through my blog, I want to revive the nourishing rituals for happy and healthy hair.

With loving wishes to have a ‘good hair day’ everyday πŸ™‚

Why hair buddha?

Many people think buddha is the name of the founder of Buddhism. But his original name was Siddhartha Gautama. When he gained enlightenment, through intense meditation, he was given the title of buddha. (I am a spiritual person and I have a huge reverence for Gautam Buddha – one of the greatest prophets of all time.)

Buddha comes from the Sanskrit work buddhi. It literally means wise, learnt, or awakened.

I have gone through many hair problems. During the course of hair struggle I came to realise that just by changing shampoo or conditioner my hair will not improve.

It’s much deeper than that.

Yes hair that comes out of that scalp is pretty much dead. But the manufacturing unit of hair – that hair follicle – is situated beneath the scalp and it is alive. This hair follicle is fed by the nutrients and oxygen supplied by the blood vessel.

So fixing it externally is not going to help. We need to take a holistic approach in caring for it better.

I have done many years of research, and read extensively on hair care. My background in medical sciences helps me see the scientific picture on any hair problem. And my interest in yoga, ayurveda and natural remedies makes the complete package holistic.

But honestly, I am still learning. My quest is on and through hair buddha I like to share with you what makes your hair healthy and beautiful.

If you have been reading my posts you will know that this blog is not just about hair. I am passionate about helping people feel better, more beautiful, and in alignment with their true self.

And I like to thank all my dear readers for your love and support. You keep me going and it means a world to me.


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Kiran says

Hi.Can I have your email address as I would like to ask for advice?Thanks.

    Minaz says

    Hi, my email is [email protected]

Rugweda says

Awesome 😊😊

Suzanne Matsumoto says

How to subscribe to your mailing lists please

Hemali Mistry says

Awesome work and sharing Minaz… Truly appreciate… I have been colouring my hair since I was in my twenties and now 20+ years later my hair has lost all its natural pigment and have become extremely scanty… My hair looks like 80+ please guide how I can revive the natural pigments in my hair follicle…

    Minaz says

    Hi Hemali, you can use amla water rinse twice a week. It’s great to reduce grey hair as well as promotes hair growth.

Toseef Khan says

Hi Minaz i m a Homoeopathic Dr Toseef Khan Can you explain the usese of Alkanate root for Faster hair growth.

    Minaz says

    Hi Toseef, I have only used alkanet root once, added it to henna paste, and if I remember correctly it was hair softening.

Radhika says

Hi Minaz, I am radhika from kerala. Can u tell me out of all the oils u have tried which has been the best so far for new hair growth and reducing hair fall. I read ur article about kalanji oil. I saw another recepie of making kalonji oil which involves boiling kalonji seeds with shoeflower and curry leaves in coconut oil. Which method would be better

    Minaz says

    Hi Radhika, I suggest you try both ways and see what works best for you…You can use coconut oil as a base.

      radhika says

      Minaz, since u have great knowledge about hair care and have tried several formuals I am asking this..which oil do you personally regularly use? how often do u oil your hair? Have u tried safa brand black seed oil?

Ofi says

After making your Flaxseeds Super-Duper Detangling Spray, what do you suggest doing with the used flaxseeds?

    Minaz says

    If you make your own bread, you can put it in that.

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