What Priyanka Chopra, Gwyneth Paltrow and Christy Turlington love about Ayurveda

What Priyanka Chopra, Gwyneth Paltrow and Christy Turlington love about Ayurveda

What do Priyanka Chopra, Gwyneth Paltrow and Christy Turlington have in common? It turns out, all three indulge in Ayurveda.

Here’s what they have they’ve been saying:

The lady with the locks, Priyanka Chopra on the Hair and Scalp Oil Massage as a Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment:

Priyanka Chopra Vogue Photoshoot

Photocredit: Vogue Magazine

“I’m someone who believes in beauty products that are both Ayurvedic and, I guess, ‘normal.’ Because of the fact that I was born in India, I’ve been exposed to a lot of herbal tricks and remedies; the women in the family always have easy ways of [caring for] things, especially hair, actually. It started with my grandmother. Three days of the week at least, she would sit me down, and it was sort of a traditional thing in India that you do: Moms oil their daughters’ hair and braid it. Coconut oil is healthy for the scalp and the growth of hair, [making it] longer and stronger. I heat up the oil a little bit and do a coconut-oil massage, then I wrap it with a hot towel, so it soaks [into] the scalp. I do it twice a month, and then you just shampoo and condition it normally. I guess thanks to that, I have extremely luscious hair that can stand up against the brutality of my profession!” (Vogue: What Resolution? Priyanka Chopra’s 5-Step Plan for Inside-Out Wellness All Year Long)

The Queen of Lean, Gwyneth Paltrow on dry brushing (Gharshana):

Gwyneth Paltrow

"It's an amazing way to exfoliate your body. You take the dry brush and, starting at your feet and working up, sweep it all over your body in light, firm strokes, always brushing toward your heart. It's fantastic for circulation and it helps smooth cellulite. I do it every night before I get in the bath." (Redbook: If You’re Not Dry Brushing, Gwyneth Paltrow Says You’re Doing It Wrong)

And on a full Panchakarma healing cleanse

"There is more in the guides online, like Surya Spa, a full Panchakarma healing cleanse I did last spring, which was one of the most intense detoxes of my life (that's saying a lot)." (Daily Mail UK: Just Say No to Sugar, Gluten, Dairy, Soy and Corn…Gwyneth Paltrow reveals ‘simple but tough’ detox plan (starting with a colonic))

The Ethereal Evergreen, Christy Turlington on Ayurveda at large:

Christy Turlington

"Through my practice of yoga I was drawn to Ayurveda, a sister philosophy, and also to things that are generally better for me. My diet, and also the way that I respond to the world and the world to me, has gradually changed."

"I am a vata/pitta, which means that my constitution is generally pitta, hard-working, a leader, but I also have a vata imbalance, which is revealed in my skin type. I have dry skin and a small bone structure, a lot of creative energy and I speak very quickly. This is just a snapshot of how dosha qualities affect me physically, but Ayurveda is a very complex science that is 5,000 years old. We all have all three doshas and all five elements of nature in each of us in varying degrees, which makes each of us an individual. (Psychology Today: Christy Turlington: Beauty and Balance)"

Alix and I have our own Ayurveda love story - check it out here

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Tejal Ramnathkar Engman is the co-founder of Malavara. Having left India at 17, she has come full circle to her herb-mixing granny's Ayurvedic beauty traditions. Tejal lives in Washington, DC, and her new year's resolution is to squeeze more hot yoga into a schedule that is currently consumed by a rambunctious 4-year-old, a day job in real estate, and her passion, Malavara.

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