Understanding Vatha for Hair and Skin care
Updated: Feb 17
I often hear, “Doctor,
I really take care of my hair. But still I have hair fall. I don’t understand this.
I eat lot of nuts and salads. But I still have dull skin and hair.
I exercise regularly and follow a great lifestyle; still I do not seem to feel healthy and energetic.
I oil my hair regularly, but I still have hair fall
I thought my hair fall is due to the water and I started using drinking water to wash my hair. But still my hair is thinning and becoming dry and rough
I make sure to moisturize my skin, but it still looks aged and lined.
Why do we have hairfall?
My one answer to all these concerns: Hair and skin care is not skin-deep. It is much more than that. Your hair and skin is actually the mirror of your overall health.
For example, hair is considered as a byproduct/end product of the metabolism of the Asthi dhathu (the skeletal system). This means that only when the metabolism of various other systems of your body is working to their optimum, you can have good hair and skin.
Only when there is abundant water in the river, the cascading waterfall looks beautiful, spectacular and full of vitality. You cannot do anything about a weak and poor waterfall, apart from addressing the lack of water in the river.
Most often, a consultation for hair fall takes the longest time than any other, because the root of the issue is mostly deep within.
Healthy hair does not grow on an unhealthy body. The health and luster of your hair and skin is an indicator of overall tissue health. The goal of great hair and skin can be achieved only when we start working from inward to outward.
So, it is absolutely important to look deep in to other areas of life, which are seemingly not connected to hair and skin care. If we address these issues, some of which are a part of our constitution and some which are