The hair is the crowning glory of a person and yet we find that not many of us give it the care it deserves. Hair has a central core called the cortical and around it there are a number of overlapping scales.
If these scales are tangled it reflects on the hair and makes it look lifeless and dull, but if they overlap smoothly, the hair looks smooth. Let us look at some of the hair care tips that we must follow.
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There are two things which determines how your hair looks -diet and lifestyle. Deficiencies of vitamins and minerals affect the quality of hair and you are plagued with dandruff, premature graying, thinning and a host of other problems.
To keep the hair glossy and healthy, proper grooming is a must. Wash regularly and rinse it with lemon juice, which is dissolved in warm water. When you wash your hair, never use very hot or very cold water.
Finally learn to accept the kind of hair you have and do not use too many chemicals on it. Be gentle when you want to make your hair look different. Use good hair products and never compromise on quality.
Eat well, exercise and sleep well. Indulge your hair and give it a hot oil rub at least once a week. Your hair is your crowning glory. Treat it well, follow the hair care tips faithfully and it will return the favor.
Hair Care Tips
1.It is better to apply castor oil for a healthy growth of hair.
2.Wash hair with tea once in a week.
3.Apply besan in the hair and wash it with water drained from the cooked rice.
4.Soak a handful of gooseberries in a cup of milk for two hours. Make a paste and apply on the hair.
5.Apply the mixture of an egg white, 2 spoons of castor oil, 1 spoon glycerin, in the scalp and hair. Wash it after some time.
6.Massage hair with warm coconut oil an hour before washing. Let it soak. Cover your head with a hot towel and wash your hair after an hour or so.
7.Boil a few hibiscus flowers in coconut oil. Filter and use this hair oil to control hair loss and thinning.
8.Do a ‘steam-towel-wrap’ once in a while, if your cuticles are damaged, as this steaming opens out the pores and absorbs the oil.
9.Soak 1 teaspoon fenugreek in curd and keep it for a night. Apply it in the next morning.
Home Remedies for Hair Care
1.Mixture made from amla, reetha and shikakai too is very help to make hair silky smooth and prevent the hair fall. One can use this mixture to wash the hair or can use it as a hair pack.
2.For dull hair boiled tealeaves water is useful. It adds shine to the hair.
3.One can make a hair pack by taking henna powder, adding limejuice and curd to it. Leave it on hair for at least 30 minutes and wash it. It’s a very good conditioner to the hair and gives them a nice color.
4.Some good conditioning tips are, heat two tea spoonful butter in microwave, when it melts add a spoonful olive oil to it and message it on hair. Leave it on hair for at least 30 minutes and then wash it off using your shampoo. It will make your strands extremely silky.
5.Soak fenugreek seeds in mustard oil overnight and then boil them in the same oil in the morning. Strain the seeds from the oil and fill it in a bottle. Using this oil helps prevent hair fall and premature graying of the hair.
6.Rubbing lemon peel from the juicy side on the scalp is a very known and useful remedy for hair suffering from dandruff.