Recipe of Hair Tea for Healthy Hair and Scalp

Tea is a soul drink for most of Indians out there. Just like how tea refreshes body and soul, I will share a tea recipe which will refresh your hair and scalp..!

Let’s prepare..!

Ingredients:

We need three ingredients to prepare this magical potion.

  1. Tea Powder
  2. Rosemary Leaves
  3. Nettle Leaves

This Video Will Help You Know the Benefits of using these ingredients.

Preparation Steps:

Take all the ingredients in the quantity that is required. Mix them in a bowl and pour hot water to it. Place this mixture overnight to let the water become infused with all goodness of the ingredients.

How to Use:

Post washing your hair with regular cleanser of your choice, use the tea we prepared above for a final rinse. You do not have to use water post that. Let the tea be on your scalp and hair to do the magic.

Do try and share your views in the comment section below. πŸ™‚

How to and Why to Use Microfibre Head Wrap

Hair when wet, is prone to breakage. Wet hair needs extra care. I had seen many people using this microfibre hair wrap to wrap wet hair. Since I had heard good reviews about it, wanted to try it out.Β 

Last time I had been to Decathlon, I saw a rack full of hair wraps. So bought one for myself.Β This post is totally dedicated to how to use and why to use a microfibre hair wrap.Β 

This is how hair wrap looks like. 

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It’s super soft and smaller than body towel. Big enough to cover head.! 

It has a button and a band.Β 

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Now take all the hair forward and with button side of the wrap should be behind your head, put the hair wrap as shown below.Β 

Twist a bit.Β 

Put the band around the button. It acts like a lock system and makes sure the wrap is in place.!

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Now that we know how to use, let’s see why to use.

  1. Microfibre wrap is very gentle to hair. 
  2. Absorption of water is faster so hair dries quickly.
  3. It does not leave your hair dry.
  4. It doesn’t damage your hair like any hot hair styling tools would. 

Homemade Hair Mask for Your Precious Crown

Hello,


Mygirlypedia can not just stress more on the fact β€˜Hair is our crown’. With our current lifestyle, food habits, our hair is something that gets more affected (of course followed by overall health..!) So to care of our crown, I am sharing one more homemade, chemical free hair care recipe. 

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Just like us, our hair also needs those extra pampering sessions. Don’t you think?? Hair masks are apt for treating our hair well. Those goodness a mask adds to our hair strand and scalp makes it all worth it. 


Today’s hair mask is targeting scalp issues and our biggest nightmare – hair loss.! 


To begin with, let us see what are the ingredients that we need to make this mask.


1. Ghee

2. Aloe vera Gel

3. Hibiscus Petal Powder 

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Let us see what is the role of each ingredient.


Ghee:

It is one of the sacred ingredients when it comes to Ayurveda and all the holy rituals. It has a lot of benefits to offer when consumed or when applied. First and most important one being, moisturization. When hair is dry and brittle, that is when it is weakest. Because dry frizzy hair is more prone to breakage. List of benefits of using ghee is way too long. I have one entire video filmed to explain the benefits of ghee. You can watch it here.  


Aloe Vera Gel:

This ingredient doesn’t need a lot of introduction.! 
Major points why this is used in this particular mask are:

1. Calms itchy scalp.

2. Deep cleanses hair.

3. Repairs and strengthens hair.

4. Helps hair growth. 

If you are interested to know how to use Aloe Vera Gel for healthy eyes, lips and nail, you can read this post. 

Hibiscus Petal Powder:

This is the ingredient that adds this colour to the mask. Apart from adding the tint, it has these things to offer:

1. Makes hair stronger.

2. Conditions hair.

3. Fights hair loss.

4. Prevents premature greying. 

Mix the ingredients and apply it on to your hair. Leave it for 20-30 minutes. Wash it with regular cleanser/ shampoo.


Mygirlypedia Note:

1. Ghee is very moisturising. I did not feel the need to use conditioner post shampooing. Again, it depends on your hair needs. If you feel your hair needs more conditioning, follow shampoo with conditioner. 

2. Ghee is also greasy. You might need more cleanser to clean it thoroughly. 


Hope you find this mask useful. If you try this, please let me know your reviews too..!! 

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Chemical Free Shampoo Recipe By My Grandma

When it comes to hair care or skin care grandma’s recipes are the best. They never fail to amaze us every time we use them. Today I am going to share one of such wonderful hair care recipes from my dear grandma.

Finding a shampoo that works or us is as difficult as finding our soulmate. Even if we succeed in finding one, the fact remains the same that the shampoo does contain some chemicals that might harm our hair in the long run. So, what’s the solution then??

No wo’rries honey, I am going to share a solution. It is a DIY (Do It Yourself) Shampoo recipe. It has no chemicals only solutions for all your hair problems.!!

All you need are 3 ingredients. Lets make our shampoo. Ready?

1. Amla/Indian gooseberry:
Rich in vitamin C, amla is widely used in Ayurveda for hair & skincare. Major benefits being:
1. Reduces hair fall.
2. Makes hair strong.
3. Reduces dandruff.
4. Treats premature greying.
5. Promotes hair growth.
6. Treats scalp infections.

2. Reetha:
Ayurveda says dandruff is the real culprit when it comes to hair fall. Reetha helps in controlling hair fall by removing dandruff. It has antibacterial & anti-fungal properties which helps in fighting dandruff & hair fall. Reetha also adds moisture to scalp them making it feel healthy & supple.

3. Sheekakai:
This is a well known hair care product. Benefits of using Shekakai are:
1. Adds shine & softness to hair.
2. For stronger & thicker hair
3. Removes hair lice.
a. Removes dandruff
5. Heals infection.
6. Removes hair loss issue.
7. Nourishes hair follicles.
8. Avoids premature ageing.

How to make?
Its easy. Mix these ingredients in a bowl. Add water. Now boil the mixture.
Keep this mixture overnight so that the water gets time to absorb all the goodness of these Β ingredients. Your shampoo is ready to be used the next day. Yeeaahh!!

PS: Filter out the ingredients before using for hassel free use of shampoo.

Mygirlypedia Note:

These are my learning through personal experience:
1. Make sure you never let the shampoo come in contact with your eyes. If you do, you will be left with red eyes because it burns (nothing severe but yes its’ better to avoid).

2. It leaves your hair soft. You don’t need to use conditioner post this shampoo. Thanks to Reetha and shikakai. So cool huun!

3. If you have oiled your hair, you will need more quantity of shampoo. This is the same case with any other hair cleaner!

4. If you have not filtered out the ingredients, there might be some ingredients stuck to your hair. No worries, once you are done washing, once the hair is dry, you can gently comb your hair to remove them.

Keep coming back to Mygirlypedia for such amazing recipes.

In case you wanna see the whole process of making the shampoo, do click on the video below.

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Green Mask Recipe for Healthy Hair and Scalp

Hello,

Today, I am sharing this recipe of this easy breezy hair mask that will help you get healthy, shiny hair anddd healthy scalp.

As I said it is pretty easy to prepare and use. You need 3 ingredients. Name of the mask is by its colour. Oh and yes I am the one who took the privilege of naming this mask huun..! πŸ˜‰

Shall we get started with today’s hair care?

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Ingredients you need are :

  1. Bhringraj Powder
  2. Amla Powder
  3. Curry Leaves Powder
  4. Base of your choice.

Let me give you few options for the base.

  • It can be as simple as water
  • Honey
  • Curd (my favourite. I will list down the benefits of curd in the next section.)

Benefits of Each Ingredient:

Bhringraj Powder:
1. Reduces Hair fall and hair thinningΒ 
2. Promotes Hair Growth
3. Reduces dandruffΒ 
4. Stops premature greying of hairΒ 

Amla Powder:
1. Conditions scalp
2. Boost volume
3. Reduce dandruff
4. Promotes healthy hair growthΒ 

Curry Leaves Powder:
1. Reduces hair fall
2. Increases hair growthΒ 
3. Strengthens hair follicles
4. Helps to remove dead hair follicles which can be the reason behind dandruff.

Curd:
1. Superfood for hair
2. Acts as a natural Conditioned for your HairΒ 
3. Cures scalp infection
4. Reduces dandruff

How to Prepare:

You must have guessed it already by the first sentence of this post. Yes, you just have to mix all four ingredients and make the paste.

How to Use:

Apply the mask to scalp. Leave for 10-15 minutes as the mask dries quite fast.

Then wash it with regular water and shampoo.

With regular use, your hair and scalp will thank you for this wonderful dose of goodness.

Hair Mask to Treat All Hair Problems

Hello,

This post is for your crown..!! Yes, hair is our crown and we should take care of it.

Other day I started trying out this hair mask which is one solution for all hair problems. Sounds interesting?

Without any further delay let’s see what are the ingredients that you need to prepare this mask. Ready? All right..!!

Ingredients:

  1. Onion Juice

2. Curd

3. Bhringraj Powder

Now we should know the role of each ingredient in this hair pack. Here are the benefits of each of them.

  1. Onion Juice

This is a magical potion. Onion juice has lot of benefits to offer for your hair. I have a whole separate video shot to list down the benefits of it.

Please do watch to know benefits along with how to squeeze out the juice, how to apply and of course my experience.

2. Curd:

Hair fall:

While there are multiple reasons that cause hair fall. Including improper diet/ lifestyle, stress, hormonal changes, pollution, chemicals etc. One of the major reason can be hair follicles not receiving proper nutrition.

Curd is rich in calcium and protein. Our biggest nightmare, hair fall. Hair fall can be treated by using curd on our hair.

Hair conditioning :

Curd acts as a natural conditioner. If you have dry damaged hair, applying curd will do the job of a conditioner.

Dandruff:

Fungus cause dandruff. It makes scalp flaky. Which in turn result in hair fall.! Curd has anti-fungal properties that will help in saying bye bye to dandruff and also avoid it from getting further.

Shiny Hair:

Who doesn’t love healthy and shiny hair? Curd is rich in vitamins, fatty acids and essential amino acids. That’s how curd provides nutrition to hair and make them shiny and lustrous. 

3. Bhringraj Powder:

Bhringraj powder is well known for effective action on hair and scalp. Thus it is widely used in Ayurveda to treat many hair issues.

Hair Growth:

Bhringraj powder stimulates scalp cells thus helps in promoting hair growth.

Dandruff:

Bhringraj powder has anti-microbial properties. Thus makes it effective to treat dandruff and lice.

Thinning and Premature Greying of Hair:

Bhringraj powder is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This helps in avoiding thinning of hair. With regular usage, Bhringraj powder can also restore natural colour of hair.

How to Prepare?

Mix all the ingredients to get a paste like consistency.

How Long Should I Leave the Mask to Work?

Minimum of 15 – 20 minutes. You can leave it till the mask dries out. Then wash with regular shampoo of your choice.

You can watch the demo here :p

Please note, Ayurvedic/ homemade treatments doesn’t have side effects. Some might show the immediate results and some need time to show visible results. One should be consistent in order to achieve the expected results. πŸ™‚

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Beauty Benefits of Orange Water to Skin, Hair and Body

Hello My Beautiful Reader,

If you are not following my channel on YouTube, I have started this series called Budget Beauty. Where I list down beauty benefits of a product that you can find in your kitchen or ingredient that is in the budget.!

Today in the series, let’s talk about peel of this fruit which is loaded with vitamin C.!

Yes, I am talking about Orange peel. Next time, when you are done eating orange, instead of throwing away the peel, prepare this magical potion called orange water to get maximum benefits..!

How to prepare orange water?

Just like it’s name it’s very simple to make. You just need orange peel and water.

Take a bowl of water. Dip the peel in it. Boil the water. Once the water cools down, it’s good to be used.

How to Use it?

For Face:

As a toner or instead of regular water, use orange water to wash face.

For Body:

Mix orange water with bathing water.

For Hair:

Mix orange water with regular water that is used to wash hair.

Benefits of Using Orange Water:

Face and Body:

Aroma Therapy:

Orange water has relaxing properties. When I say relaxing, it’s not just mentally but physically as well. While yumm fresh citrus aroma relaxes your mind, content in orange water helps in relaxing muscles .

Bye Bye Dry Skin:

Dry skin beauties should give this a try. Mix orange water to your bathing water to add needed hydration to your skin.!

Exfoliation :

Exfoliation is needed in order to get soft and radiant skin. Orange water has exfoliating agents that will help you achieve those skin goals.!

Natural Toner:

Toner is the second step in the skin care mantra. If you are looking for natural and multi benefit toner, your search is over.! You can use orange water as a toner post cleansing step. Orange water purifies facial pores and helps in tightening them.

Mygirlypedia Pro Tip: I personally enjoy using orange water to wash my face instead of just a toner.

Bye Bye Acne:

Just like we had benefits mentioned for dry skin beauties, we have a benefit for sensitive skinned beauties.

If you have active acne or breakout, apply orange water. Orange water helps in drying out acne thus helping you to cure the acne.

Bye Bye Greasiness:

Orange water is not going to disappoint oily skinned beauties as it has benefit for them as well. Orange water helps in balancing the oil production. Because excess facial oil production is the cause of oiliness. When this is balanced, bye bye greasiness.!

For Skin Brightening:

If skin blemishes or discolouration is the skin issue you are facing, do try out orange water. Orange has vitamin C in it, which is a brightening agent. With regular usage, orange water is said to fade away blemishes and resulting in bright healthy skin.

As mentioned above, apart from exfoliation and adding hydration, orange water has couple of more befits to offer to your body.

Bye Bye Body Odour:

Using orange water to bath is going to help you smell fresh for long time.

Cure Body Acne:

If you have body acne, using orange water is going to dry out the acne. With regular usage, it will also help you fade away the blemishes if any.

Hair:

Healthy Scalp:

Using orange water helps in curing scalp infection. Thus making sure you have healthy scalp.

Bye Bye Dry Frizzy Hair:

Just like it adds hydration to skin, it does the same job to hair. If you have dry frizzy hair, do mix orange water to your bathing water and wash hair. Plus it will add shine to your hair..!

Homemade Mask To Treat Hair loss and Hair Thinning

Hair loss has been a common problem among a lot of people out there. Be it men or women, we all love our crown – Our hair. Hair loss is like a nightmare that haunts us..!

Today I am going to share a hair mask that you can try at home to reduce or to stop hair loss. This mask also helps in regrow the of hair..! Sounds like a saviour. Isn’t it?

Mask I am going to share is easy to make, its budget friendly (like most of the times), effective. Only downside is that it might make you cry, when it’s on your hair…!!

I am talking about onion juice.

What you need?

  • Onion
  • Grater

How to?

  • Peel off outer layer of onion.
  • Grate it.
  • Squeeze out onion juice.
  • Apply the juice using cotton ball.
  • Let it work for minimum 15 minutes.
  • Wash hair as usual.
  • You can mix it with other nourishing ingredients or oils too.

Why Onion Juice?

  • It helps hair growth.
  • Helps nourish hair follicles.
  • Minimise hair thinning and breakage.
  • Antioxidants help reverse premature graying and delay graying.
  • Keeps scalp healthy and free of infection.
  • When scalp is healthy, no dandruff.
  • Stimulates scalp and improves blood circulation.

Should I apply it only on scalp?

As it solves most of scalp issues, target area is scalp. No harm in using it along hair length. But best used on scalp.

Can I use it daily?

Yes you can. But, I personally don’t recommend it for daily usage. Let me tell you why. Onion juice has strong smell. You need to wash it thoroughly using shampoo. Using shampoo on hair, daily, is not something I recommend. So I personally like using the mask once or twice a week.

Can I leave it overnight?

Yes. But make sure you cover your hair properly or else you will end up making your bed and blankets smell of onion.

 

This Is My Experience With Hair Coloring

People give me compliments for my long hair. But, just like any other girl, I have my own hair issues and dissatisfaction. Huuh my only complaint is that they are thin. Since they are thin, I don’t really take the risk of getting a nice hair cut. Because thin and short hair ,can give a tough competition to a tail of a tiny animal.

So, just to add some fun to my hair style, I opted for a hair color an year ago. Which color?? Well, it was bright red. (Bright red for a hair color vi*gin, is a big deal) πŸ˜‰

Now that my mind has fell in love with the color blue, coloring my hair blue is something which is on my mind. Before that, I want to share certain things which I experienced while I went through this hair coloring process. Which, people who got their hair colored, might or might not really share with you… 😊

Coloring is done on clean and damp hair:

You know how pricey a hair wash can be at some salons. If you want to save some money, wash your hair on or before the day you want to get your hair colored. Make sure its non greasy or non oily.

Make sure the brand of the color is a good one:

As you might already know, cheap colors can give you a major nightmare of hair issues. Hence, make sure that the color used is of good brand.

I had asked the guy at the salon, about the brand. Even though I had heard about it, to be safe, I googled it immediately.

The color you opt might or might not suit you:

It happens because of the excitement of getting your hair colored. That too, if it’s for the first time, ahh chances are way more.

The hair dressers usually show you the catalog or list of hair colors. You can choose the colors.

Here is the important tip. Some people at the salon do suggest which color would go with your complexion. But some may not and some just for the business purpose, suggest you some out of the world colors (yes it happened with one of my friends. Her head was looking like a butterfly with so many colors.)

So, you got to be very specific:

In my case, I had confusion with honey or brown color. But the hair dresser out there suggested me bright red which he thought would suit me the most. Out of excitement I said ok. Phewww once it was done, only person I remembered was – mummy…!!!

Color is too bright when it’s fresh:

Or may be the fact that you are not used to the new hair, it might take some time to get used to the color of your own hair.

Yelling from family and friends:

Haha even though there are plenty of people who would give you tons of compliments for the color of your hair, I’m pretty sure your family and friends have something else to say.

This solely depends on the type of people around you so I don’t comment much about it. I got good amount of scolding from mommy… πŸ˜‚ No complaints. She loves her children’s hair. (Just like most of Indian moms).

It’s an amazing feeling:

No matter what people say, getting that fun factor added to your tresses makes it a good feeling. Something new, something fresh. A new look, a new you.

You got to use products which are specifically made for colored hair:

Yes, if you want to maintain the color for long, make sure you use the shampoo and conditioner which are meant to protect the color for long time.

I didn’t use those specific products. I did use normal ones. Let’s see what happened after that.

PS: I have seen people who used specific products to protect their hair. But they also went through almost same phases.

Hair fall:

No matter what color or brand you use, some hair types are not meant for chemicals. They just react and give us this nightmare called hair fall. I had faced this problem post hair coloring. I had to try out some homemade masks and stuff to keep it in control.

Hair turns into golden color:

Honestly, this fact I was totally unaware. No matter which color you opt for, the hair strands which you have colored, turns into a golden color at the end. πŸ˜’ Only thing to hide that is to color again. πŸ˜‚

Rough hair:

At one point of time, the colored part of hair becomes so rough, it just reminds you of a dish wash brush.

Haha. Hence a good moisturizing hair mask or a good oil massage is something must for your hairs.

Duration of color on your hair depends solely on you:

Yes, it depends on your hair type and the care you are taking. Mine lasted for 7-8 months. Then it started fading. Right now, they look like I have applied henna on them.

Ya, this is pretty much about different phases post a hair coloring, according to me.

Have you colored your hair??? If yes, let me know about it. Color you chose and the experience of yours.

Tips to Take Care of Oily Scalp and Dry Hair Combination

Just like our facial skin types, our scalps are also proven to be of different types. Skin that secrets more natural oil is termed as oily skin. Same way, the scalp that produces more natural oil is termed as oily scalp.

I also have the oily scalp. Due to which, the scalp feels so oily just after couple of days of hair wash. The hair looks so flat. That’s when we call ‘a bad hair day’…!!!

There are multiple combinations of hair and scalp. It’s not mandatory that if you have oily scalp, the hair should be oily or smooth.

Yet times, girls even face the issues(read it as confusing hair issues), where their scalp is oily but they have really dry hair. Ahhh…!!! If they try to follow home remedies for dry hair, in order to restore moisture, they are going to end up making their scalp even more oilier and visa versa. In deed tricky. Isn’t it???

Well, I have some super easy handy tips to take care of this combination. If you also have oily scalp and dry hair, jump in…!!!

Mild shampoos are your friends in this mission:

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You will exactly understand the pain of taking head bath regularly(especially if you have long locks like mine), when you have oily scalp. When you fall into oily scalped category, you know you got to wash your hair frequently in order to make your hair look fresh and bouncy.

But it is not a good idea to wash hair frequently, if you have dry hair. Because every time you wash your hair, the natural oil is removed by the shampoo…!!!

In order to solve this tricky query, opt for a mild shampoo. Using which, the oily scalp is cleaned and the moisture of the hair is not sucked out.

Forget anything but not the conditioner:

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Conditioner is a must, post washing your tresses. Why??? Shampoo absorbs the natural oil from hair. Conditioner on the other hand, provides moisture to hair. Hence your hair can say – bye bye dryness…!!!

Important point here is – do not apply conditioner to your scalp. Check the post about ‘How to wash your hair right’, for more info.

Hair masks ONLY for hair:

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Hair is dry because it lacks moisture. In order to add moisture, you can use some amazing natural home made hair packs. Check this post for different recipes of hair masks you can try out.

When I say only for hair, you got to follow that strictly. As the scalp is already oily, you don’t want to clog it even more. Which results in hair fall.

So, you just have to apply hair pack on your hair strands, avoiding the scalp. You can use a clean towel, plastic or aluminum sheets to wrap your hair. Post half an hour so, you can wash your hair and scalp. Thus it adds moisture to your dry hair and without harming the scalp.

Exfoliation:

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Just the way you treat dry hair with moisture, treat your oily scalp with little amount of exfoliation. Just like your face or body skin cells, scalp also need exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. Thus unclogging the pores, stimulating blood circulation and thus promoting hair growth.

There are multiple scalp exfoliators available in the market. If you want to prepare one at home, brown sugar, oatmeal, baking soda or coffee can be used as one. Mix any of these ingredients with oil and apply on scalp. Gently massage and wash scalp with luke warm water. This will help in improving scalp’s health without drying your hair.

Hot Oil Massage:

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I just love hot oil massage for my hair. Especially when my mom gives me one. It’s so relaxing….!!!

Along with cooling your nerves, hot oil massage is good for your scalp and hair health. Even if the scalp is oily, it needs extra hydration. Which will be provided by a hot oil massage.

A good hot oil massage using oils like coconut oil, also helps in stimulating hair growth and keep the scalp and hair in a good condition.

Brush your hair daily:

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Brushing your hair stimulates hair growth. Umm we all know this. What we might not know is, brushing hair also helps in removing dirt from scalp. Plus, it helps in distributing natural oil produced, along the hair strand as we comb. Thus helps in keeping scalp less oily and hair less dry.
Know which type of comb suits your hair and needs, here.

Serum for rescue:

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A live in serum is a must if you have dry hair. There are multiple hair serums available out there. This adds lost moisture to your hair. In turn it makes your hair look healthy, shiny and bouncy.

If you are looking for good hair serums, I would recommend these hair serums for you.

Love your natural hair texture:

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Girls with straight hair wants curly hair, curly haired girls want straight. Some girls who already have straight hair wants poker straight hair(I am talking about me face palm).

But, flat/ curling irons, straighteners, blow dryers etc. are our frenemies. They do seems like our friends, making our hair goals come true. But, they are in deed ruining our hair’s health. Making the hair dull, dry and lifeless in the long run.

Minimise the usage of these styling tools as far as possible to take care of your hair.

These were the quick tips to take care of dry hair and oily scalp combo. I hope you find it useful. 😊

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