Discovering Darshana – Natural Ayurvedic Hair Products
Growing up, my father who was born and raised in India, always rubbed natural oils on his hair to moisturize and keep his hair healthy. As an adult, I never forgot my dad’s exotic hair care routine.
After spending some time in India with my wife exploring their beautiful country and culture, I noticed that Indian women have the most gorgeous, thick, and healthy hair I had ever seen.
One day back at home, while waiting for my haircut and looking at all the products on the shelf, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
Why is there no quality hair oil available for everyone?
Ever since then my wife and I have made it our mission to share India’s ancient hair care secret with the West.
Darshana Natural Indian Hair oil was born!
Since then, the popularity and success of the hair oil has been amazing. We listened to our customers who asked for a quality natural shampoo and conditioner with no sulfates, silicones, parabens, etc. that actually worked. We are excited to announce that we recently expanded our natural hair product line to include Darshana’s own Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner with the same great ayurvedic botanicals.
Darshana Behind the Brand: Joyful in Hope
Back in 2005 my wife Shana was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma brain tumor that was discovered after she noticed hearing loss in her left ear. She received radiation treatment and things were fine until the fall of 2014 when she woke up one morning and didn’t quite feel herself. Her right side of her body was slightly numb and she felt like she was in a mental fog. After getting an MRI she received devastating news that she had actually had a stroke, a brain hemorrhage, caused by a serious cavernous malformation in her brainstem that needed to be removed. After agonizing over the details with multiple experts and family she reluctantly decided to have brain surgery in February 2015 at Stanford Hospital. Since then, nothing has quite been the same.
When your world is turned upside down you don’t know which way to turn for help. It can be a very lonely and isolating feeling when your best friend and partner is now in a fight for their life. – Darius Irani
As all of this was happening I wasn’t even sure if this company would survive this life altering event. The nine-hour surgery was a success but left Shana with some physical and emotional challenges. She has slowed speech, trouble with balance, numbness, coordination, and some double vision that she is working through daily. Even years later the challenges of running a business and rehabilitation can overwhelm her but she always keeps moving forward. She is an inspiration to us all.
When you aren’t the same as you were before it can be depressing. The thing that has gotten us through this toughest period of our lives has been our family, friends, and our Christian faith. We couldn’t have done it without that. If you are going through something don’t isolate yourself. – Shana Irani
I just want anyone in a tough season of their life right now to know that they are not alone. Reach out for help. Anything can be achieved through faith.