Your hair is a vital beauty asset, requiring constant loving care. And with a little nurturing, lush, glossy hair will be all yours.
Conditioner is a must for hair with problems and coarse hair. Its not a cleansing product, it conditions hair not the scalp so donot use it directly on the scalp area. Run conditioner through your hair from base to tip , comb through it with a wide tooth comb and leave it on for 3 to 4 mins. Rinse off toroughly with luke warm water and wind up with a splash of cold water.
Pick up a shampoo and conditioner meant for your hair type. If your hair is treated with a chemical treatment pick up a shampoo and conditioner meant for treated hair, like wise if your hair is curly or rough use the product specifically meant for your hair texture. Then there are people who would only like to use natural products…try these home remedies. Mix 1 egg, 2 tbs castor oil, 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp glycerine. Beat until frothy and massage lightly into your hair. Wrap your head in a hot towel, steam, then wash off. This conditioner makes hair thicker, shiny, soft and manageable.
Honey Conditioner: Beat 1-2 eggs (depending on the length of the hair), 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp olive oil. Massage gently into the scalp. Steam, and shampoo after an hour.
Alcohol Conditioner: Beat 1-2 eggs with 2 tsp brandy. Massage into your scalp. Leave for 10-15 mins. Rinse well. The egg nourishes your hair and brandy stimulates hair growth.
Remember egg stinks … So I d suggest using just the egg white…
Everyone is looking for easy to do styles one can achieve by oneself at home instead of running to a salon…
Get waves and curls in straight hair using this no heat approach that will have you waking up with bouncy curls come morning. Start by misting the hair with water, but if your hair is poker straight then use a light setting hair spray. Then, working on one-inch sections, roll the hair around your fingers up to the root. Pin in place using tic tac clips so it doesn’t pull and cause breakage while you sleep. In the morning remove clips and shake out the curls.
Another way to get curls at home .. Spray hair with a light hold hair spray if you want the curls to last longer. Working on one-inch sections, take a strip of cloth and lay it perpendicular to the strand of hair. Roll the hair over it again and again until it reaches the root. Tie the strip and repeat around the head. In the morning, untie the strips and shake out your hair. You’ll love your instantly voluminous waves.
This can be done on children as well without using any product.
I tell a lot of clients how to do a good hot oil massage at home..thought I should share it with you as well.. Once a week is a must.. And this goes for both men and women..
Massage your head with any hair nourishing oil for 15-20 minutes. You can use olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil. You can also mix equal parts of all of them and use it. For people with stubborn flakey dandruff try mustard oil.. It is a strong oil and has a strong odour but it helps sort out dandruff problems.
Heat the oil (don’t bring it to a boil) and massage gently with your fingertips in circular motion.. Do not rub hard with friction.. It will break fine hair at the roots. This massage increases blood circulation and helps increase hair growth.
Dip a towel or cotton cloth ( torthu) in very hot water and twist and squeeze it to remove excess water. Wrap this towel around your head covering all your oiled hair. The steam helps open the pores and It helps oil to penetrate deep inside the scalp and nourishes it. Do the hot towel treatment 3 to 4 times. This step takes at least 15 to 20 minutes.
Now wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Use cold or lukewarm water to wash your hair. Hot water bath causes dandruff, itchy and dry scalp, and weakens hair roots.
When you shampoo your hair do it twice .. Your first shampoo will not lather too much .. Rinse and dilute a squeeze of shampoo with water and work into a good lather..rinse well. After shampooing, apply conditioner on your hair. You can either use homemade conditioner or the product that suits your hair and scalp type. For homemade conditioner, boil tea leaves in water and add lemon juice to it. People keep asking me if lime turns hair grey.. It does not .. You are using this mix as a rinse. Lime is a bleaching agent if rubbed into the skin to remove a tan.. It also dries the skin out but here you are using the mix as a rinse. Use this concoction as a conditioner after shampoo… If you are using a conditioner out of a bottle then apply only on hair.. Do not rub into your scalp.. Use a broad brush and brush out your hair.. Spreading the conditioner evenly throughout the hair.. Twist and secure with a clip.. The conditioner should stay on your hair for 4 to 5 mins while you have a body bath… Rinse out completely.
This is all the oil your scalp and hair needs. It’s useless to apply oil after a bath.. Other than collecting all the dirt in the atmosphere and dirtying your pillow case at night it is doing no good for you. Remember oil stained pillow covers are the root cause for pimples on the face.
Once in two weeks you can use a hair mask.. This provides all the required nourishment to your hair. You can buy a hair mask from the market or make it at home as per your needs. There are different homemade hair masks that you can try for the treatment.
Mix one or two eggs according to your hair length with some coconut oil. And apply it as hair mask. Cover the hair with a warm towel for minimum 20 minutes and then wash off with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
Mash a ripe banana, and mix with olive oil, egg, honey, milk. Blend and apply on your hair. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash off.
A mixture of banana, honey, yogurt and olive oil also does wonders to your hair.
Do it once every week or once in 15 days and see the difference. After you apply the hair mask it’s always good to wrap hair in a hot towel.. Leave on for 15/20 mins and wash off with your shampoo and conditioner.
You will definitely get the desired results very soon.