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. Isnโ€™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 itโ€™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 donโ€™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) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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… ๐Ÿ˜Š

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… ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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. ๐Ÿ˜’ Only thing to hide that is to color again. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Do You Have Aloe Vera Plant At home??? Read This to Get Most Out of It. If Not, I am Sure You Will Get One Post Reading.

Hey,

Who doesn’t like to look beautiful… that too without burning the pockets??? Huun???

Today’s magical beauty product doesn’t cost you much. All you need is to give the product a space to live and pour a mug of water to it everyday. Haha… Yes, the product I am talking about is natural and green. It’s the multi purpose plant – Aloe vera…!!!

Even though there are multiple brands out there, who have made packed aloe vera gel for us. But, I am sure they do have some kind of preservatives to preserve them from getting spoiled. Hence, planting a Aloe vera plant at your balcony is a great idea to get more benefits with no side effects.

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It might not add that ‘beauty’ quotient to your balcony though. As leaves are prickly and bitter. I am sure you must have heard, bitterness is good for health. Umm I am talking about taste here…!!!

Without wasting much time lets jump into the list of benefits of this plant…

Wait a sec, you know how to use it right??? Just have to pluck a leaf, and slice it. The gel which you get is the magical product which we need to heal our beauty problems. The gel is made up of 96% water, some organic and inorganic compounds. It also contains a type of protein with 18 types of amino acids, Vitamin A, B, C and E. Pheww… So much this little plant carries huun, I must say…!!!

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Ok, now lets jump to the list…!!!! #wink

Beautiful Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel:

Eyes:

  • Puffy eyes??? Aloe vera for the rescue. Apply a thin layer of freshly cut aloe vera gelย  under eyes and leave for sometime. Bye bye puffy eyes…!!!
  • Most of us get cuts and red patches post getting our eyebrows threaded. Applying aloe vera gel on it will give you cooling and soothing effect.

Lips:

  • There are so many lip products in the market which has vitamin E as their main ingredient. Do you know this little plant is loaded with vitamin E??? Thus applying aloe vera gel on lips has proven to heal chapped lips, making it soft and pink.

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Nails:

  • Brittle nails??? Have a habit of applying aloe vera gel on nails and massaging them gently. This will add moisture and boost the growth of stronger nails.

Skin:

  • As I said above, vitamin E is moisturizing content. Thus aloe vera is one of the best natural moisturisers you can find at your home.
  • Aloe vera gel is proven to provide cooling effect to skin. Applying it on burns should be helpful.
  • Oily skinned beauties – fed up with access oil production by your skin cells???? applying aloe vera gel on face has proven to reduce the oil production. Thus giving you a matte finished skin.
  • Acts a great moisturizing makeup remover.
  • Good to prevent aging signs like wrinkles and sagging skin.
  • It is also used to heal sun burns too.
  • Insect bites??? All you need to run to balcony, pluck aloe vera leaf and apply the gel.
  • Aloe vera gel has been said to cure various skin problems like pimples and scars.

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Body:

  • Dry skinned beauties this one is for you. Mix aloe vera gel and sugar. Use it as scrub. Sugar granules will scrub off dry skin and aloe vera gel will add moisture to skin.
  • For pains and strains of joints, apply cold aloe vera gel. It gets absorbed into the skin and thus helps in soothing pain and strain.

Health:

  • This is also used in many ayurvedic recipes. Aloe vera juice when consumed, heals stomach disorders and allergies.
  • It also helps in curing diseases like piles, ulcers and jaundice, when consumed.
  • Plus, aloe vera juice consumption aids weight loss…!!!!
  • Also helps in improving digestion, regulates blood pressure, manages diabetes andย  prevents heart attacks.

Aloe-Vera-Uses

Hair:

  • Applying aloe vera gel on to scalp for couple of hours before washing hair has proven to reduce hair fall and boost hair growth.

Oral Care:

  • Teeth and gum problems like – bleeding teeth or gums, inflammation, tooth ache and decay can be cured with aloe vera.

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One important thing to take care:

Dear reader, even though aloe vera is a great herb, it might or might not work for you. If you apply the gel directly to your skin you might get itching or allergies. Because some people are allergic to this gel.

So, I would suggest to try a patch test before applying it to whole face directly. You can also dilute the gal by adding some quantity of water and then use it on skin.

Try out this home remedy to get most of the benefits with less or no cost.

 

All You Need to Know About Dry Shampoos

Hello,

Imagine when you are not having a good hair day…. Oily scalp, greasy hair and you get a call from your friend about this ‘sudden plans’…

What to do??!!

Head bath is must… If you have short hair, you are quite safe… You can get that’ quick shower’… But, what about gals with mid or long length hair… It’s impossible to take a quick bath, as we really need good amount of time to wash and dry our tresses. You can check the other problems of having long hair here.You can check the other problems of having long hair here.

Even though we can’t take a quick bath, let’s look into this ‘quick solution’…

The name of this quick solution is Dry shampoo…

Let’s get to know what it is… How it works… Pros and cons… Ready???

What is Dry Shampoo???

It’s a different kind of shampoo that does the job without the involvement of water…

How to use dry shampoo???

There are many companies out there who have come up with different flavored dry shampoos.

All we got to do is,

  • Just open the bottle and spray the shampoo on your hair. That’s it. You are almost done.
  • When we spray it, there is this white residue left on hair, so you got to blend it by running your fingers through hair.
  • Combe your hair nicely… And you are done.

You don’t have to use water to moisten or to rinse it at the end. Time-saver huun??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pros of Using Dry Shampoo :

  • You know now that it is time saving. In terms of bath time as well as time we spend on drying hair post bath.
  • Saves water.
  • Smells good.
  • Results of dry shampooing remains for good three days at least.
  • Adds volume to hair..

Cons of Using Dry Shampoo :

  • It’s costly.
  • It takes time for hair to absorb the shampoo.
  • Dry shampoo makes hair dry.
  • If you have Grey hair, dry shampoo can make it look ashy.
  • Dry shampoo may not work if you have given hot oil massage to your hair the previous night.
  • Even though the brands which have come up with dry shampoos, test the product before releasing it in to the market, there might be some chemical to which your scalp might react.

However,ย  dry shampooing once in a while should be ok… Find the right shampoo by reading the ingredients… Because yet times we need a quick help to be ready to be a part of those ‘sudden plans’… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Couple of Best Hair Serums for Dry Hair

Hey,

Many of my friends and colleagues have been asking about which hair serum do I use for my hair. So here is a quick reviews of couple of hair serum I have tried and which has luckily worked for me.

Hair serum is something like leave in conditioner. Due to weather, change in water or due to I’ll health, our hair tend to become rough and dry. Resulting in split ends and hair fall too. So, it’s a good idea to use hair serum to keep hair moisturized. Let’s see which are the best hair serum I have tried and my recommendations for my beautiful reader.

L’Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Hair Serum

When I had moved to Pune for the very first time, due to change in water my hair had turned dry. So this was the very first hair serum I had ever tried.

This non greasy serum Smells nice…ย A very mild fragrance. Travel friendly bottle makes it a good pick. What I really didn’t like much is the flip flop cover and dispenser. Flip flop cover is quite delicate. It breaks if you drop it. (Happened with me most of the time) It’s a normal hole dispenser. So yet times you might end up taking more quantity than required. Because if you apply more you might end up with greasy hair.

Best part is, it did solved the hair problems of mine. This Dis made my hair smooth, easy to manage. Plus the cost is quite less for the quantity we get. Little coin size amount of serum is more than enough to serve the purpose.

Price : 250 INR for 100 ml

You get it in local drug store as well as online.

The Body Shop Grape seed Glossing hair serum

I was a bit bored with the previous serum so tried this serum from one of my favorite brands. I’m glad I picked it. So this not Oily in texture. Has a mild smell of grapes. Little quantity goes long way.

The pump dispenser is the added plus point. You can take out as much quantity you want. It does helps your hair from getting dry and adds shine to it.

This serum falls on the expensive side. But it’s totally worth every penny.

Price : 995 INR for 70 ml

Available online as well as in The Body Shop outlets.

I hope you guys find this useful and have any queries do post it in comments section below.

Tips to Avoid Freezy Hair This Monsoonย 

Hey,

Enjoying monsoon??? Yesterday, I posted about my love hate relationship with rain. A point which I forgot to mention was about how rain treats our hair…!!

They say that rain is not good for hair. In deed it makes our hair dry and freezy. sob

No worries, there are tips for this in mygirlypedia…

Read on to know how to keep your hair healthy this monsoon.

  • Prevention is better than cure

Protect your crown from getting wet. Cover your hair while stepping out.

  • Say yes to Conditioner


Never skip conditioner after using shampoo. You can check this post on how to make most of a hair wash here. So to avoid your hair getting dry, apply conditioner post shampooing.

  • Hair maskย 


You can opt for deep conditioning by applying home made or ready made hair masks. I would suggest Loreal hair mask is the best for dry and freezy hair.

  • Hot oil therapyย 

Do a good hot oil massage to your scalp at least once or twice a week. Thus makes hair healthier. relaxing

  • Try Hair serumย 

Always keep hair serum handy. A coin size amount of serum is enough to keep hair smooth and in place.

  • Avoid chemical treatmentsย 

Chemical treatments like hair smoothening should better be avoided especially in monsoon. It does more harm than good.

  • Less blow dries


Avoid using driers. It will leave hair freezy and steals all moisture.

  • Comb your hair

Brushing or combing the hair distributes natural oil. Thus keeps hair healthy and shiny. You can check which comb suits you by this post.ย 

These are some of the quick tips I had for you.

I will soon share some best homemade hair masks you can try at home this weekend..!!!

Hope you find this short post useful.

Different Types of Hair Brushes/Combs You Need to Know…!!!

Hey,

Its been a longgg time since I have written something here…!!! I can say, “MyGirlyPedia and I were on break…!!!” (Only FRIENDS fans will get this… wink)

I have been writing a lot about hair care these days. One more to the collectionย today…!!! A quick post about “Different types of Combs/Brushes”. Read on, to know different types and choosing right comb for your hair type.

Synthetic Bristle Brush:
If you blessed with thick hair and detangling it is making you tired, this one is for you. The stiff synthetic bristle is useful for detangling and they don’t create much static like other combs.
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Natural Bristle Brush:
They are made up of boar bristles. These are super soft and helps in distributing natural oil and the result- super shiny soft hair…!!!

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Mixed Bristle Brush:
This is made of both synthetic and some boar bristles. These are good for all types of hair. It helps in detangling and smooth-ens hair.

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Paddle Brush:
Having problem with frizzy hair??? Pick this one. This helps to flatten out frizz and adds shine to hair. Bye Bye Frizzy hair… wave

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Vented Brush:
It is used for blow drying. The vents in the brush let the heat pass through and reach hair roots, thus speeds up drying process.

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Round Brush:
If you want curls and volume by blow dry, this brush is for you gal… These come in different sizes. The smaller the size of comb, tighter the curl.

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Teasing Brush:
As the name suggests, this is for teasing purpose. Used for creating knots in hair dos to increasing the volume. But this brush can even break fragile hair. So be careful while picking one. I would suggest you to go for boar bristle one. Since boar bristle are smoother and cause less damage.

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Rattile Comb:
The long handle is used for flawless parting and set the total breeze for curls. You can choose this one if you want to smoothen bumps or cowlicks in your hairstyle. Savior I say.. Because those little flaws ruins some of amazing hair dos right???

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Wide Tooth Comb:
As I had mentioned in my previous post, we shouldn’t comb wet hair…!!! But if you want to detangle wet hair, you can pick this wide tooth comb. This eases out the detangling process.

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Wet Brush:
Guess what there is this brush which is meant for wet hair…!!! The stiff bristles doesn’t pull the strands… Hence this is gentle on wet hair.

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Barber Comb:
Usually barbersย use these type of comb. They use it to cut and trim without getting too close to the head. It is similar to guards that are on electric clippers.

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Pocket Comb:
Handy one. It has both fine and wide tooth. Servers to brush and detangle purpose..

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Rake Comb:
This gets the name since it looks like rake used in garden. Long haired beauties like me, can use this comb to straighten the tangled mess. It detangles with minimal pain and hair loss.

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I hope you found this helpful to choose a comb and use it effectively…!!!

 

Take Care Beautiful,

Pallavi โค

 

Right Way to Wash Your Tresses

Hey Beautiful,

Hair is your crown, which you will never take off…!!! The least maintenance we can do is washing them regularly and keeping it clean right.???ย  Today, I will be sharing tips to wash your hair in right way. Shall we get started???

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Rinse your hair:

First thing first, always rinse your hair thoroughly with warm water before applying shampoo.

Less is more:

Take little amount of shampoo on your palm. Add some water to make it dilute. Apply this to your scalp and massage gently with your fingers. Lather well and with lather, massage the end of your hair. Hairs’ root is the new hair and need more cleansing as compared to the root tip. Root tip is the older but fragile hair. Massage more on the scalp than the hair ends.

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Avoid repeat shampooing:

It is recommended to use shampoo only once. We tend to wash hair using shampoo twice or thrice. But hair experts suggest using shampoo only once. One time is enough to clean the scalp. If you have applied oil before washing, then yes you might need to use more shampoo and wash it twice to get rid of oiliness.

Always be gentle:

No matter how busy you are, how much you are running out of time, always take time and wash your hair gently. The more gentle you are to your hair, the lesser the friction. Lesser the friction, lesser damage to hair.

Conditioner is must:

Shampoos are full of chemicals. They tend to absorb moisture from hair. It is recommended to use conditioner after you wash your hair. Wipe your hair with towel before applying conditioner to make most of it. The older hair requires more care. It is advisable to apply conditioner below the shoulder level. Do not apply conditioner on your scalp.

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If you have long hair, you can use conditioner before shampoo:

If you have long and dry hair, you can reverse theย  procedure to keep the moist in your hair. Conditioner conditions and adds moisture to hair. Shampooing later to that, doesn’t make your hair dry.

End with cold water rinse:

Hot water opens the pores and cold water closes them. It is recommended to rinse your hair with cold water at the end of washing, to close the opened pores and add shine to hair.

Some More Tips:

Do not use hot water shower:

Heat causes more damage to hair. It dries out hair thus making it brittle and more split ends. In order to keep your hair healthy, its better you use warm water instead of hot one.

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Use shampoo and conditioner which are made for your hair type:

There are plenty of shampoos and conditioner in the market. Depending on your hair concern and type, choose a product. For eg. If your concern is dry hair, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner are best for you. If your hair is thin and scalp is oily, you avoid moisturizing shampoo. Instead you can opt for volumising shampoo and conditioners.

Hair mask:

Once in a week apply a moisturizing hair mask. Our hair needs that extra care. Pampering your self with a good hair mask, once in a while will do more good to you. You should use mask after cleaning hair. You can skip conditioner if you are using a mask.

You can check this post for homemade hair mask recipes.ย 

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Hair serum:

I personally like applying hair serum when your hair is wet. Reason being, it helps in more absorption. You will love the softness due to serum applied, when the hair dries.

These are some of the hair serums which worked for my dry hair.

I hope you found this quick post useful.

Take care of your crown Princess…!!!

Pallavi โค