Your Dosha body-type is Kapha

Doshas

Ayurveda is the ancient holistic system of health developed in India 5,000 years ago. Its name literally means "life knowledge." Ayurveda defines the human body in three body types, called Doshas.

There are 3 Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Each one of us as the 3 Dosha energies in different proportions. One combination is not better than another. Knowing your dosha is a tool to better understand how to best take care of your health and beauty.

Your Dosha is Kapha


Kapha reflects the qualities of earth and water. Kaphas are tolerant, compassionate, loyal, and calm. Usually they have a square, powerful build with thick hair, large eyes.

Typically Kaphas have strong, thick, beautiful hair and radiant skin. They usually enjoy excellent health, strong stamina, and deep sleep. But Kaphas are also prone to swelling, as their key characteristic is heaviness.

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A balanced Kapha

  • Loves their own space
  • Enjoys gourmet foods and sweet treats
  • Is physically and mentally stimulated, avoiding boredom

An unbalanced Kapha

  • Emotionally eats
  • Is prone to dullness and depression
  • Experiences weight gain, water retention, swelling, and cellulite

Keeping Kapha in Balance

Maintaining a supportive diet is key for Kapha. Light, low-fat foods like beans, vegetables, and lean proteins nourish Kapha. On the other hand, eating heavy and oily foods or overeating can throw Kapha off balance.

Kapha is increased in the early morning, late evening, and during the springtime. Kaphas should be the most mindful of their diet during those times, avoiding heavy breakfasts and emotional kitchen raids.

Prefer

  • A light, stimulating diet
  • Low-fat and high-fiber foods
  • Spices
  • Light soups and salads
  • Warm foods and warm drinks
  • Lean protein like chicken, turkey, and eggs
  • Beans and lots of vegetables, including asparagus, kale, spinach, arugula, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, and mushrooms
  • Coffee, black tea, and spiced herbal teas

Avoid

  • Cold or iced drinks
  • Dairy, especially cheese and milk
  • Bread and nuts
  • Refined sugar
  • Salt
  • Sour foods like vinegar, cheese, oranges, pineapple, and grapefruit
  • Emotional eating when concerned, worried, or distressed
  • Under- and overeating
  • Eating too much at lunchtime
  • Sleeping after meals

Hair Beauty Routine for Kapha


Kapha Hair

Kapha hair is strong, full, and thick. Healthy Kapha hair is typically wavy and lustrous.

  • Oiliness — natural abundant oil
  • Thickness — thick hair strands
  • Elasticity — high, hair strands can stretch without breaking
  • Hydration — hair can become sticky
  • Texture —naturally smooth hair

But a Kapha imbalance leads to excessive oiliness in the scalp and heaviness in the hair.

It's essential for Kaphas to use mild hair care products that gently clean without stripping hair from its natural oils.


Shampoo and Conditioner

Kapha hair needs moisture, gentle cleansing, and oiliness control.

For healthy glowing locks we recommend Sūun Glow shampoo, a natural and mild shampoo that gently cleans and moisturizes, all while keeping excessive oil production under control.

Infused with shikakai and neem, Sūun Glow is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids that strengthen hair and soothe the scalp.

Follow with Glow conditioner, a silicone-free conditioner that adds nourishment without blocking hair fibers.

But if your hair is feeling dry or damaged from color treatments or heat tools, we'd recommend the Sūun Repair Conditioner for extra nourishment and restorative action.