Gorgeous hair is easy … with the right tools...
Unlike your skin your hair cannot repair itself. That's
why you need to care for it and protect it - for the state of your hair
reflects your internal health. To revive your hair's natural health and
shine, follow this:
scalp clean and cool.
are the key to healthy hair, but to be effective, they must reach the
roots. So, whatever you use, you must learn to massage it in well, using
the pads of your fingers.
the scalp or fatty deposits block blood circulation, drying the sebum
and thus starving the hair roots. So, message scalp with a god oil to
improve circulation and free the hair roots of dry sebum.
pre-shampoo conditioner with natural herbs like henna, 'shikakai', neem,
sandalwood, 'amla' and 'brahmi' and add curd and eggs to it. Apply to
scalp to beat dryness and lend bounce to otherwise limp and dull hair.
balanced diet rich in minerals, proteins and vitamins, the essentials
for healthy hair. Especially good are
zinc-B complex and
Herb it out!
Treat specific hair conditions the herbal way:
Message well with a herbal oil at least twice a week.
Follow a diet rich in zinc. Use a mild herbal shampoo and avoid harsh ones
since the chemicals in them can strip hair of its outer protein layer,
further drying the scalp. Do not use electric curlers and hair drayers.
Wash hair every alternate day and rinse out with lemon.
Use oils and shampoos rich in need and henna. A head massage with a herbal
oil helps maintain the pH level of the scalp. Avoid oily foods and binge
on green leafy veggies and fruits.
Message scalp with essential oils like rosemary, cedar,
lemon and eucalyptus to reduce flaking and itchiness of the scalp. 'Methi'
seeds are also helpful in fighting dandruff. Soak them overnight, grind
the next morning, mix in the juice of need leaves and apply on the scalp.
Avoid fatty foods and red meat.
A diet lacking in zinc, minerals, proteins, vitamins
and B-complex. Excessive body hat, stress and tension, hormonal imbalance,
thyroid imbalance, prolonged illness and excessive medication. The
chemicals used in perming lotions and hair colorants. They are all
responsible for hair loss. The remedy: Change your diet to include healthy
food; massage hair with essential oils and treat hair to nourishing packs.
With age, the middle layer of hair loses its pigment,
resulting in grey hair. Besides, excessive body heat and the heat
generated by constant mental activity can lead to premature greying. And,
of course, perming, coloring and bleaching work to promote greying, too.
If you want to color your hair, try doing it
naturally. Use henna along with other herbs like 'amla', 'shikakai' and
brahmi'. Add coffee for that dark brown color. Those of you with no
option but to use a dye, remember to keep the scalp nourished with
to beautiful hair