Top 11 Herbs that Restore the Health of your Hair

Top 11 Herbs that Restore the Health of your Hair

The Ayurvedic herbs that Radico uses in its organic hair color, hair powder treatments, and hair oil have multiple benefits. For centuries, these herbs have been used because of their restoration and beautification properties—they can color the hair, darken it, and even address common issues like damaged hair, dandruff, hair loss, hair fall, frizz, and dryness among others.

In this blog, we'll introduce to you the various Radico Herb Powders that you would love to incorporate into your hair care routine! If you like D-I-Y stuff and measuring and mixing powders like a chemist in her laboratory, this is your thing.

Meet the 11 Radico Organic Herb Powders

1. Brahmi for Hair Strength

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), also called water hyssop, is a creeping herb that is commonly found in wetlands or any other wet, tropical environments. It is known to activate proteins that help in hair growth.

Made with Brahmi leaves, the Radico Organic Brahmi Powder makes sure to lessen hairfall, comforts irritated scalp, and strengthens the hair strands, so your hair will become stronger, have less split ends, and your scalp less irritated!

When to use it: Weekly or Every other week as Hair Treatment

2. Ritha for Cleansing and Shine

Ritha (Sapindus mukorossi), sometimes spelled as Reetha and also known as soapnut, has been used to wash hair since ancient times. They are these cute little round fruits (that kind of look like nuts!) that create suds. They were even used to make ornaments shine, so imagine how lustrous they would make your hair!

Made with Ritha fruits, the Radico Organic Ritha Powder can do everything. It is a shampoo, conditioner, and hair treatment-in-one! Regular use supports healthy hair growth, added volume, improved natural hair structure, and of course, that natural hair glow that only ritha can do!

Suggested frequency of use: Use daily if your hair only needs gentle cleansing or alternate with a gentle clarifying shampoo every other day

3. Amla for Graying Hair

Amla (Emblica officinalis), also known as Indian gooseberry, is a fruit so packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that people call it 'superfood' for the hair!

Made with Amla fruits, the Radico Organic Amla Powder helps prevent premature graying and deepen the hair color, strengthens roots to keep holding on, conditions the hair, and to top it all off, adds shine!

Suggested frequency of use: Weekly or Every other week as Hair Treatment

4. Indigo for Darkening the Hair Color

Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria), also known as true indigo, has been used as the original source of the deep blue dye used for jeans. With the dark shade it produces, who knew that its leaves could be used for darkening the hair color?

Made with Indigo leaves, the Radico Organic Indigo Powder darkens hair color (so if you have resistant gray or white hair and you use Radico Organic Hair Color, you can deepen the color with Indigo), and it helps control dandruff, thus refreshing the scalp.

Suggested frequency of use: Monthly

5. Shikakai for Dandruff Control and Itchy Scalp

Shikakai (Acacia concinna) is a climbing shrub commonly found in tropical forests and plains in Asia. It has these dark brown pods which contain its seeds.

Made with Shikakai seeds, the Radico Organic Shikakai Powder conditions and treats the hair, addresses itchy scalps and dandruff, and hates breakage, so it seals the cuticles and locks in natural oils—signed, sealed, showered, we're yours, shikakai!

Suggested frequency of use: Use daily if your hair only needs gentle cleansing or alternate with a gentle clarifying shampoo every other day

6. Bhringraj for Healthy Hair Growth

Bhringraj (Eclipta prostrata) is a plant species that belongs to the same family as the sunflower. It's known as False Daisy, but nothing about its benefits are false! If you're wondering how to pronounce it too, it's bhring-rah! The letter J is a quiet introvert. ;-)

Made with Bhringraj leaves, the Radico Organic Bhringraj Powder is a terrific hair treatment that rejuvenates the hair, giving it more life and shine. It also helps prevent graying and helps promote healthy hair growth.

Suggested frequency of use: Weekly or Every other week as Hair Treatment

7. Henna for Stronger and Shinier Hair

Henna (Lawsonia inermis), whose other names include the Egyptian privet or mignonette tree, is a source of dye that can be used on the skin, fingernails, hair, and even fabrics!

Made with Henna leaves, the Radico Organic Henna Powder makes the hair strong and shiny and naturally dyes the hair with shades of orange and brown. Moreover, it balances the hair's pH levels, and it helps lessen dry scalp and dandruff.

If you have gray or white hair, you may use this as a base/primer before coloring with Radico Organic Hair Color in Soft Black, Dark Brown, or Brown, but we recommend that you use the Radico Colour Foundation Treatment instead for better dyeing and nourishing results.

Suggested frequency of use: Monthly

8. Colorless Henna for Softer and Shinier Hair

Colorless Henna (Cassia obovata) is like henna's colorless sister. If you just want the benefits of henna without the color, then this is your herb!

Made with Colorless Henna leaves, the Radico Organic Colorless Henna Powder deeply conditions the hair to make it softer and to give it a natural shine.

Additionally, it strengthens hair by coating and filling gaps especially on damaged and brittle hair, adds gloss to dark hair and brings out golden tones in blonde hair, enhances the hair’s curl pattern, and increases strength and volume.

Suggested frequency of use: Weekly to Monthly

9. Methi for Nourishment and Strength

Methi (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is also known as fenugreek. While this is a hair care blog, we'd like to share this interesting tidbit about methi—its seeds and leaves are used as ingredients in Indian cuisine dishes! But let's focus on the hair here before we go hungry while writing this blog.

Made with Methi seeds, the Radico Organic Methi Powder is one methiculously nourishing herb for the hair! It nurtures the hair to good health, strengthens the strands, and makes hair bouncy and moisturized. It also helps control dandruff and seasonal scalp irritations.

Suggested frequency of use: Weekly or Every other week as Hair Treatment

10. Neem for Head Lice and Dandruff

Neem (Azadirachta indica) is part of the mahogany family Meliaceae. It has been used in traditional remedies dating to 5000 years ago. Its other name is Indian lilac.

Made with Neem leaves, the Radico Organic Neem Powder is good for pesky problems! A natural treatment to head lice, it also prevents new ones from hatching. Its other functions include revitalizing the scalp and addressing dandruff.

Suggested frequency of use: Weekly or Every other week as Hair Treatment

Now that we've introduced the individual herbs, we would like to share about the 3-in-1 herb treatment that's sure to give your hair the health and beauty boost it needs!

11. Hair Treatment Powder (Amla+Ritha+Shikakai) for Nourishment, Treatment, and Hair Restoration

A combination of three herbs Amla, Ritha, and Shikakai, the Radico Hair Treatment Powder is like the Holy Grail of the herb powders. A multi-purpose product with multi-benefits, this shampoo/conditioner/hair treatment powder restores hair health and nourishes the scalp to help address various problems such as hair fall, dandruff, dull and damaged hair, and premature graying.

[Read: Mikee Federizo's Journey from Chemical to Organic Hair Care #AlagangRadico

With regular use, you can help restore your hair's health, especially if you want to shift to organic real soon!

Suggested frequency of use: Once a week if you're just starting, but if you're seeing the benefits already, you can do it once a month.

This is a general rule on applying the herbs, but you may visit each product page in our shop to check the ones with specific instructions (if you will use them as shampoo and not as treatment) like the Radico Hair Treatment Powder, Radico Shikakai Powder, and Radico Ritha Powder.

Also, although these herb powders are 100% organic and do NOT contain any added synthetic chemicals, some people may be allergic to herbs. Please do a patch test first to rule out any adverse reactions.

1. Use the required quantity corresponding to the length of the hair.

  • Short hair: 20g - 30g
  • Shoulder-length hair: 40g - 60g
  • Shoulder-length hair: 40g - 60g

1. Mix the optimal amount of powder with hot water in a ratio of 1:3 (1 part powder to 3 parts water) to achieve a ketchup-like consistency.

2. Apply the paste immediately after mixing on clean hair (hair can be damp or even dry, but they must be clean). Massage on the scalp for extra nourishment!

3. Leave on for 60 minutes.

4. Rinse with running water, until the draining water is clear.

On storing the herbs

Since the packaging is resealable, you won't have to worry about the freshness of the herb powders, as long as you keep the pack completely sealed. You may also place the powder in a jar if you want and re-use the herb packaging for something else!

Once opened, the powders will stay fresh for three months.

On the organic certifications of the herbs

The thing with organic is that the soil and the grown ingredients must not contain any harmful chemical pesticides or fertilizers. The Radico Herb Powders are certified organic by ECOCERT (France) and the USDA (USA). They also have the MADE SAFE Certification and are certified Vegan. This means that they underwent a rigorous process to fully guarantee the authenticity of the organic components and practices in creating the products!

It is truly wonderful how everything is found in nature already.

We just have to be aware, to respect their power, and to tap into the potential benefits of these Ayurvedic herbs for the hair!

What's great too is that they are easy to use, they are organic and vegan, and the farmers in India in the Radico farms who are behind the process are paid with the highest wages and given the best benefits.

Also, remember: these are organic herbs, so it may take consistent use over a long period of time to gain their benefits. Think of it as an investment for y our hair and scalp!

So start as early as now, and switch to organic hair care now with the Radico Herb Powders!

Have you been using Radico Herbs already? What are your favorite ones? Comment below to share your #AlagangRadico story!



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