Hair Care

7 Benefits Of Triphala For Hair

According to Ayurvedic texts, triphala is one of the most beneficial herbs for us. The word 'triphala' is made of "tri" meaning "three" and "phala" meaning "fruits". Triphala is a mixture of Amalaki fruit (Emblica Officinalis), Bibhitaki fruit (Terminalia Belerica) and Haritaki fruit (Terminalia Chebula) in a 1:1:1 ratio. Triphala oil is made by infusing these three herbs in equal quantities in a base oil. Let us learn about some triphala benefits for hair care.

Benefits Of Triphala Powder For Hair Care

  • Improves Hair Health
  • Triphala is mentioned as a tridoshic rasayana in Ayurveda, meaning that it has a balancing effect on Vata, Pitta and Kapha, the three doshas or imbalances in one’s body. Triphala balances all 3 doshas in our body making it useful as an internal cleansing agent. By balancing our internal health, triphala helps in promoting our hair and scalp health externally.

  • Delays Greying
  • According to a study, triphala powder was prescribed as a hair wash powder to a patient with premature grey hair in her early 20s. The patient was also prescribed other ayurvedic herbs for oral consumption. Triphala, a balancing ingredient, helped the patient reduce her aggravated pitta or heat, which is the major reason for premature grey hair. 

  • Maintains Black Hair
  • Triphala contains tannins that make your hair appear darker. It also contains copper which helps boost blood circulation and melanin production in your hair.

  • Reduces Hair Loss
  • Triphala was used in a case study that successfully treated Alopecia Areata. The patient was prescribed triphala for washing their hair, along with other herbs.

  • Provides Antioxidants
  • The presence of flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins, saponin glycosides and phenolic compounds can be attributed to the rich antioxidant profile of triphala. These antioxidants fight free radical damage and protect your hair against environmental stressors.

  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Triphala helps in reducing scalp inflammation caused by unsuitable hair care products or environmental changes.

  • Controls Dandruff
  • Triphala has antimicrobial properties that reduce itching and flakes on your scalp. 


    Tips To Use Triphala Powder For Hair Care

    DIY Triphala Hair Mask

    Ingredients:

  • Organic triphala powder
  • Organic aloe vera gel

  • Method:

  • Take 1 tablespoon of triphala powder in a bowl and add some aloe gel to it.
  • Make a smooth, runny paste for easy application.
  • Apply the paste to your scalp and hair by dividing your hair into sections.
  • Leave it in your hair for 30 minutes.
  • Shampoo and condition your hair as usual. 
  • DIY Triphala Hair Oil
  • Ingredients:

  • Organic triphala powder
  • Cold pressed sweet almond oil
  • A piece of muslin cloth
  • Glass jar

  • Method:

  • Take a small piece of clean muslin cloth and put 1 tablespoon of triphala powder on it. Tie the ends of the cloth to seal the triphala powder (like a little bundle).
  • Wash and disinfect a glass jar. Once it dries completely, pour 100 ml of sweet almond oil in it. Place the triphala bundle inside the oil and allow it to infuse.
  • Secure the lid of the jar tightly, and leave it in sunlight for 3-4 weeks to get triphala oil.
  • Once the oil is ready, remove the bundle from it and store the oil in a dark place.
  • Use this hair oil once or twice a week before shampoo.
  • Note - Always do a patch test with DIY recipes before using them.

    Juicy Chemistry Hibiscus, Amla And Bhringaraj Hair Oil

    Formulated with 13 organic herbs, our Hibiscus, Amla And Bhringaraj Hair Oil is packed with nutrients. Amla, bibhitaki and haritaki (the 3 constituents of Triphala) in this hair oil help to maintain your natural hair colour and prevent premature greying. The blend conditions your hair, improves its texture and increases blood circulation on your scalp to boost healthy hair growth.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is triphala oil?

    Triphala is a combination of Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amla in equal proportions. Triphala oil is a tridoshic oil made by infusing these three herbs in a base oil like coconut oil or almond oil.

    How to use triphala for grey hair?

    Triphala powder can be added to your hair mask and applied to your scalp and hair. You can also use our organic hair oil which is infused with the 3 constituents of triphala - amla, bibhitaki and haritaki to delay greying of hair.

    References

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5567597/ 

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269846920_Triphala_A_comprehensive_ayurvedic_review 

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/triphala