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Simple Hair Care Tips

Healthy hair is beautiful hair. So make sure that you keep it clean and trim it every 6 - 8 weeks. If you would like to grow your hair, here are a few chemical-free tips to make it healthy and lustrous. 

Natural Hair Cleanser

Let's start with a simple home-made shampoo or a natural hair-cleanser. Mix 10 roothas, 10 shikhakai pods and 10 tbsp. dry amla with 10 cups of water in a pan and let them soak overnight.  Next day, reduce this preparation to half its quantity by letting it leaving it on a slow fire.  Then cool and mash these herbs.  What you strain out can be used as a great herbal shampoo.

Is Your Hair Dry?

If your problem is dry hair, first massage coconut or olive into your scalp. Then soak a towel in hot water, squeeze it and apply around your hair for 15 minutes. This hot-towel therapy, popular in the west also, helps the hair absorb oil and moisture.  Then massage scalp once again and shampoo.

Make Your Hair Bounce

If your hair is dull and lifeless, you can make it bounce again with this simple method remedy. Soak 1 tbsp. fenugreek seeds (methi dana) in water overnight. Grind this to a paste and rub into your scalp. Shampoo after half an hour. After a shampoo, you can wash out your hair with a mixture of vinegar and lemon juice in a bucket of water. Just turn the entire bucket over your hair.

Dandruff Is A Common Problem

Most of us are troubled by dandruff, and sometimes even medicated shampoos provide only short-term relief. If the shampoo is too strong, you could even develop an allergic reaction to it, especially if you have sensitive skin. On the other hand, if you have dandruff in your hair, it could be the cause of a pimply face. Do not worry. We have an extremely simple and effective remedy - sour curds (yoghurt).  Yes you've read it correctly. Apply sour curds on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Then use a regular shampoo, and voila - your hair is healthy and clean. Another simple tip would be to oil your hair and leave it overnight. Mix salt in a little lemon juice and apply on your scalp. Wash it off after an hour.

The Magic of Mehndi for Colouring and Conditioning

Did you know that 'Mehndi' (henna powder) is a natural conditioner? Especially, if you add lemon juice and curds (yoghurt) to it to make a thin paste. Apply this on your hair and wash it off after an hour. But if it's rich brown hair colour that you want then add coffee or kaththa (catechu) to henna, along with sugar, lemon juice and tea - water. Apply this to your scalp and wash off after half an hour. You will have a beautiful reddish brown colour.

The Soft Touch

And did you know that simple water boiled with a few tea - leaves can soften your hair? Actually you could do the same with yoghurt. The Indian beauty has a hundred such secrets up her sleeve. So visit us again next week for a few more tips.

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