I’m quite fussy about my hair mostly. Possessing needle-straight hair is sometimes like having straws hang from the roots and no matter how much you try to make a style out of it, ultimately you give up and let it loose. I’ve had the worst days with my hair, honestly!
After moving down-south, the water didn’t quite suit my roots, giving me immense joy (please read the sarcasm) of losing hair every single day.
Our hair behaves differently, in different seasons and often makes us change our plans. A hair cut, shampoo change or a hair-spa is never a long term solution and seems to console your heart only for some time. One major problem both the genders face these days is hair-fall. Blame the season, water or whatever, but hair-fall really needs attention!
For a number of hair problems, especially dry hair and hair-loss, we generally fall for advertisements on TV or products that we see in the market. But WAIT! Unless you know and read everything about the product, DO NOT buy it. Your hair can be sensitive to chemicals, hence, it’s not wise to use just any kind of hair product on your hair.
Lets make it more simple.
Oil – An oily hair doesn’t need much oiling and even if used, one can keep it for half an hour and wash it off. But for dry hair, oiling is sort of a necessity. Almond oil, avocado oil and olive oil are quite effective. Massaging gently from roots to the tip and keeping it overnight or for at least 3 hours could be great!
Shampoo – To figure out the right shampoo, you need to first determine the quality of your hair. Dry hair usually cannot handle high pH balance but on the contrary, oily hair pretty much requires it. Therefore check for the pH balance at the backside of the shampoo bottle before buying.
Conditioner – For dry hair, conditioning is an essential part of the shampoo regime. Conditioning after shampoo not just helps in keeping the hair moisturized but also creates a coat of natural emollients that hydrates and nourishes your hair. But make sure not to over-condition as it might weigh down the hair, making it look like it lacks volume. Wash it thoroughly after applying conditioner (avoid applying on the scalp) and do not keep it more than a minute or two, or maybe three at the max.
A Regular Remedy – For a healthy and shiny hair, you can use ingredients from your kitchen as well. For e.g. eggs, mayonnaise, curd, lemon juice, olive oil, aloe vera, coconut oil, almond oil, castor oil, ginger etc.
- Making a mixture of the oils and applying it on the hair pre-wash could help
- A mixture of curd, lemon juice and olive oil gives you soft hair
- Using a mixture of eggs and olive oil helps the hair become soft instantly
- Massaging with Aloe-Vera not only strengthens the roots, but also adds shine to the hair
- Applying a paste of egg yolks and mayonnaise on the hair right close to the roots and leaving it for 10-15 minutes, gives enough protein to the hair and softens them as well
- For hair fall, you could grate ginger and apply it on the scalp by massaging gently in circular motion and washing it after 5-10 minutes. You can also use castor oil if at all your hair is too thin and is also falling
If you are looking for chemical-free solution to your hair problems, just pick one from the above that best suits your hair type. Shampoos, dyes or conditioners are basic, but be careful of which one you need to buy. Don’t let the commercials blind you with amazingly managed locks hanging down the shoulders. It’s about knowing what’s best for you and everything else should be fine. 😉
Also, don’t forget to eat healthy and what’s best for your hair. Including more of protein, dark leafy veggies, citrus and nuts in your diet can promote better hair-health.
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