This haircare guide draws inspiration from Ayurveda, the ancient healing system. In Ayurveda, our hair reflects our inner state, encompassing physical and emotional health. It recognizes our hair as energetic channels, transmitting vibrations that impact our whole being. Caring for our hair therefore becomes a revered ritual. It acknowledges the intimate connection between our hair and the doshas, elemental forces influencing our wellbeing.
Your ISUN companion
Introducing our newest addition to the ISUN collection, the Eshin Scalp & Hair Serum. Our formulation harks back to the ageless wisdom of Ayurvedic practice. Enriched with antioxidant-rich Bhringraj for revitalization in all hair types, therapeutic Brahmi nourishes the scalp and circulation-inducing Gotu Kola improves elasticity. Infused with vitamin-rich amla, stimulating rosemary and a nutrient-dense blend of essential oils from pumpkin to ylang-ylang, our serum promotes cellular turnover and restores natural luster with ease.
Discover your dosha
The three primary doshas—Vata, Pitta and Kapha symbolize the profound elemental energies that course through our entire being. A tailored haircare routine that addresses your specific dosha imbalances is a recommended way to achieve optimal hair health. By identifying your dominant dosha and attuning to its influence on your hair, you can restore moisture and strength for Vata hair, reach balance for Pitta hair and ignite vibrancy and growth for Kapha hair. Ayurveda's all-encompassing philosophy seamlessly intertwines mind, body and spirit, guiding you toward rejuvenation and nurturing your hair from an inward perspective.
Discovering your dosha with an Ayurvedic practitioner is a beautiful path toward understanding your unique make-up. They possess the wisdom and expertize to assess your dosha and provide guidance that aligns with your specific needs, looking at you as a whole.
Ideas for the external
- In Ayurveda, preserving the scalp's natural oils and restoring equilibrium is achieved by reducing hair washing frequency to two-three times a week with lukewarm water. This approach allows the scalp to find its steady sebum production, nourishing the hair's vitality and preventing dryness in a natural way.
- The ancient practice of hair oiling holds a sacred space in Ayurveda. By gently massaging warm, nourishing oils into the scalp and hair, you can induce a deep state of relaxation. Regular oiling also enhances blood circulation, stimulates hair follicles, and promotes healthy growth. Embrace this rejuvenating ritual at least once a week.
- Consider minimizing heat styling, which can disrupt natural moisture balance, leading to dryness, brittleness and damage. Instead, honor your hair's innate beauty with gentle, natural styling techniques such as air-drying, using soft fabric hair wraps, or simply opting for heat-free styles- allowing your hair to flourish in its authentic state.
Ideas for the internal
- Incorporate Ayurvedic superfoods into your diet for natural hair health. Amla strengthens hair follicles, flaxseeds promote scalp health, almonds help prevent breakage and spinach supports nutrient delivery. If an Ayurvedic diet resonates with you, consider consulting a practitioner for personalized advice.
- Cultivate mindfulness through daily meditation and pranayama (yogic breathing), allowing mental clarity to blossom and the nervous system to find balance. Engage in light movement practices like yoga to stimulate the lymphatic system, detoxify your body and enhance circulation. By harmonizing your mind, body and spirit in these ways, you can create the ideal environment for your hair to thrive with radiance.
- Hydrate your body for optimal hair growth and vitality. Drinking sufficient quantities of water supports nutrient transportation, nourishment of hair follicles and scalp health. This simple practice emphasizes the connection between internal hydration and external manifestations of healthy hair.
A self-guided head massage
Find a quiet space for this practice. Sit comfortably on a cushion or chair with your back straight and shoulders relaxed. Start with several slow and intentional breaths, allowing the exhales to release any tension in your body. Close your eyes and bring your awareness to the present moment.
- Gently pour a few drops of our Eshin Scalp & Hair Serum onto your scalp, allowing the aroma to encase your senses. Massage the serum with your fingertips in slow and circular motions.
- Guide your fingertips from the crown of your head towards your temples. Apply gentle pressure to release tension and focus on the Marma points: the crown of the head (Sahasrara) and the temple points (Sthapani). Use circular motions to stimulate these points, allowing harmonizing energy to awaken and flow.
- Slowly shift your awareness to the sides and back of your head. Engage this area by gently kneading with encircling movements behind your ears and the base of your skull. With mindful intent, release any tension held in these domains, including the vital Marma point residing at the base of your skull (Murdha).
- Ascend to the forehead with slow, upward strokes that gently dissipate the weight of stress. As you do this, envision a calming energy enveloping your forehead, instilling a profound sense of tranquility. Apply light pressure to the sacred point known as the third eye (Ajna), located between your eyebrows, with the intention of invoking a calming balance within.
- Visualize a golden light flowing from your fingertips, nourishing your scalp and hair and therefore your entire being. Know that you are loved, nourished and rested.
Consider closing the ritual with a mantra: "Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu"
Embrace the beauty of this Sanskrit mantra, resonating with its profound meaning of "may all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute to that happiness and freedom." As you engage in a sense of personal wellbeing through this massage, extend your intentions of peace, happiness and liberation to all beings. This alignment relates to our values and vision, as we strive to embody this intention through our collection and guiding principles.