Your Dosha body-type is Vata


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 Vata

Vata reflects the qualities of air and space. Dosha Vata people are expressive, creative, and naturally communicative. Vatas are very active and changeable. They may take on many different activities, but they tire easily and require much sleep.

Vatas are typically thin with a light-boned build and a delicate, naturally slender figure. They often have an irregular appetite and do not gain weight easily. Vatas tend to have dry skin and brittle hair that’s prone to frizziness and split ends.

Learn more about your Dosha

A balanced Vata

  • Thinks, speaks, and moves quickly
  • Is enthusiastic, imaginative and sensitive
  • Is warm and grounded

An unbalanced Vata

  • Is physically dry - manifested in dry skin, dry hair, cracked lips
  • Suffers from internal dryness resulting in constipation
  • Is anxious and prone to worrying

Keeping Vata in Balance

It’s important for Vatas to be mindful of certain triggers that threaten their balance, such as autumn, travel, loud noises, cold weather, wind, and aging.

Maintaining a supportive diet is key for Vata. Warm, hearty foods like root vegetables, healthy fats, and hot liquids nourish Vata. On the other hand, eating raw or dry foods or skipping meals altogether can throw Vata off balance.


  • Warm, heavy, nurturing, soothing, and grounding meals.
  • Root vegetables like sweet potatoes, beets, and turnips.
  • Whole wheat cereals, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and cooked oats.
  • Cooked vegetables like asparagus, butternut squash, carrots, green beans, and red lentils.
  • Healthy fatty oils from plant origin, such as avocado and olive oil.
  • Naturally sweet foods like fruits and nuts.
  • Mild spices and a bit of salt.
  • Warm or hot liquids.
  • 3-4 small meals a day at regular times.


  • Raw foods like salads and raw vegetables, especially in wintertime.
  • Cold foods and frozen beverages.
  • Dried fruits, chips, popcorn, and crackers.
  • Nightshades, including potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.
  • Legumes with an astringent taste, such as black beans, chickpeas, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts.
  • Eating when anxious, worried, or distracted.
  • Skipping meals or overeating.
  • Eating too much at nighttime.

Hair Beauty Routine for Vata

Vata Hair

Healthy Vata hair is relatively thin and may be straight, curly, or somewhere in between.

It grows quickly and can be somewhat unruly and challenging to style.

  • Low oiliness — dry hair and scalp
  • Thickness — thin hair strands
  • Elasticity — low, hair strands easily break after stretching
  • Hydration — hair easily becomes frizzy and dry
  • Texture — coarse hair

Vata hair tends to be dry, brittle, and prone to frizziness and split ends.  

A nourishing diet is fundamental to keep Vata hair healthy and glowing.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Since Vata hair is prone to dryness, it constantly needs moisturizing and deeply nourishing haircare products.

For silky-smooth locks we recommend Sūun Repair shampoo, a natural, restorative shampoo that hydrates and moisturizes dry, damaged hair, for newfound softness and manageability.

Loaded with shikakai and desert date, Sūun Repair is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids that strengthen hair and soothe the scalp.

Follow with Repair conditioner, a silicone-free conditioner that deeply nourishes and rejuvenates hair strands, preventing further damage as it gently rebuilds distressed hair.