Hair Tips

Hair helper
Interested in trying out sculpting mud for your hair? Make sure you use a minimal amount of product to prevent weighing hair down. A good rule of thumb is to put a little bit on your fingertips and apply to the hair from the back of the head forward.

Hair clean-up
   An all-natural way to eliminate shampoo build-up and toxins in your hair is with apple cider vinegar. Rinse your hair once a week with one cup of apple-cider vinegar, found in grocery stores or health stores.

Hair styling fact
   Hair sets best as it is cooling, not when it is heated up from blow-drying. Whether using hot rollers or a blow dryer, apply hair spray after hair has cooled to maximize the style.

Salon style hair
   Want to achieve that salon style blowout at home? Separate your damp hair into several sections and blow-dry one at a time using a round or paddle brush. Taking the time to focus on each section will give you that overall salon look.


How to achieve and maintain a healthy head of beautiful hair

Three main things are needed for a good-looking head of hair - good health, the right attention to cleanliness, and caution when using cosmetic treatments.

1. Adequate Diet
    Hair growth depends on an adequate diet. A widespread diet problem which causes loss of hair is iron deficiency Anaemia. The cause is too little iron in blood, brought on by a diet containing too little meat, eggs, cereals or peas and beans. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also needed to provide vitamin C, which enables the body to absorb iron.

2. Cutting the hair
   Although cutting the hair is not essential to its well-being, it is easier to keep the scalp clean if the hair is kept reasonably short. Regular cutting does not make the hair grow strong or faster.

3. How hair can be damaged
   Although scalp hair is hardy, and can withstand a lot of abuse, it can be damaged by too much or inexpertly applied perming, dyeing - Blonde to Brunette, bleaching and massage. The amount of beautying the hair can take varies from person to person. Occasionally the scalp is allergic to the dye and becomes inflamed and swollen. To prevent this occuring, the dye should be tested by applying it to a small area on the arm. If a patch of inflammation has developed, the dye must not be used on the hair.

Most people who bleach their hair do so with hydrogen peroxide. If the peroxide is repeatedly applied, it may make the hair brittle. Hair SOS If this happens the hair may turn rough, develop split ends, or become thinned or shortened.


Tips for Healthy and Silky Hair

1.Have a good diet which should include lots of leafy green vegetables, fruits and sprouts. 

2.Avoid shampoos as far as possible. Instead use sikkakai or besan or paste of fenugreek seeds, it will clean and soften the hair. If that is not possible, then go for herbal shampoos.

3.Henna or mehandi is a best way to keep a cool head. It conditions the hair, promotes growth, protects our hair from the harmful effects of the sun and also  gives a glossy tint. However persons with sinus problems should avoid this.

4.Use wide toothed comb to remove tangles and do not comb wet hair. Avoid using hair dryer to dry your hair. Do not tie your hair tightly. Always use coated rubber bands or soft hair tie.

5.Brush your hair daily using a brush with rounded tip bristles to improve blood circulation.

6.Apply paste of gooseberry powder to prevent hair graying and falling. You can add gooseberry powder to henna paste also. Include amla or gooseberry in your diet as it is a rich source of vitamin C.

7.Apply coconut oil mixed with fresh lemon juice to cure dandruff. This is an excellent home remedy for dandruff. Avoid creamy conditioners when you are having dandruff problem.

8.Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning, grind it and apply the paste on the scalp and wash it off after half an hour to get rid of dandruff. This natural remedy for dandruff is very effective. This natural remedy also stops hair fall.

9.Heat coconut oil, switch off the gas when heated, then add neem flowers to it. Close it and keep it aside. When cooled, filter it and use that oil regularly to prevent dandruff.

10.Grind white pepper with milk, warm it and apply it on the scalp, then wash it off  after 15 minutes to cure dandruff. Do this once in a week.

11.Apply 2 tbsp of vinegar (diluted in a little water) to the scalp and massage gently and wash your hair after 15-20 minutes. This natural remedy also cures dandruff.

12.Mix a little sour curd, fresh lemon juice and an egg and apply it to the scalp. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This home remedy helps to get rid of dandruff. Do it once in a week.

13 Fenugreek tea is not only good for the health but also nourishes and promotes hair growth if taken regularly.

14.Cover your hair with a scarf or shawl  during travel to prevent tangles and to protect your hair from dust. 

15.Home remedy for frizzy hair: Massage warm castor oil + almond oil into your scalp gently. Wrap a hot towel (dip towel in hot water (bearable) and squeeze the excess water) around your scalp so that the oil gets absorbed into the hair. Do this once a week for healthy, silky, lustrous hair. It also controls frizz.

16.Avoid chemical treatment on your hair. Hibiscus flowers and leaves are good conditioners for the hair. You can grind 2-3 leaves or flowers and use its juice along with your herbal shampoo.

17. Always dilute shampoo in a little water and use it. Do not use it directly. Wet your hair first and then apply this diluted shampoo.

18 Amla Oil nourishes and promotes hair growth. It also prevents hair fall.

Natural hair coloring tips

Here are some natural methods to color your hair which are harmless and safe to use. Henna is a safe and natural way to color your hair .
Ingredients needed
  • Henna (natural)- 1 cup
  • Dried Gooseberry powder- 1 tbsp
  • Coconut oil or olive oil - 2 tsp
  • Tea decoration
Boil 1 heaped tsp of tea powder in 200 ml of water until it reduces to half the quantity. Strain the decoction.
Mix henna powder, gooseberry powder, oil and tea decoction together and leave it  overnight in an iron vessel.
Apply it  to the scalp in the morning. Remain for 1-2 hours and wash it off.
For dark brown shade, mix half a teaspoon cloves powder (or powder 3-4 cloves) in the morning to the  henna mixture.
For rich copper color, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the henna mixture in the morning.
For silky hair, beat an egg and add to the henna paste in the morning.

2.Soak a cup of henna powder (natural) in half a cup of hot water in an iron vessel and leave it overnight.
The next morning add 1 tbsp of coffee powder (pure) to it for a deeper color.
Apply to the scalp in the morning, remain for 1-2 hours and wash it off.
For silky hair, beat an egg and add to the henna paste in the morning.

3.Do not go for chemical hair dyes as they might cause allergies. Mix sikkakai with juice of 1 beetroot and wash your hair with this mixture. Do this regularly once in a week.  Henna gives a deeper color if it is left on the hair for more time.

Home remedies for long lustrous hair and to check hair fall

Amla oil
Mix 50 grams of  dried amla (gooseberry) in 500 ml gingerly oil or coconut oil and boil it. Cool it, filter it and use that oil for healthy hair. 

Mix 50 grams of dried amla  in 500 ml coconut oil. Keep it in a glass bottle or glass jar with a tight lid.  Keep the glass jar containing the mixture in the sun for 15 days .The oil turns black in color. Strain the oil and use it .This oil not only gives a black color to your hair, but also stops hair fall.

Curry leaves Hair oil

Boil coconut oil and add a handful of curry leaves to it .Then switch off the gas. After it cools, filter it and use that oil to massage your hair. This prevents hair fall and also delays graying.

Natural remedy for good hair growth:
Mix equal quantities of hibiscus flower juice and coconut oil, heat it in low flames and switch it off before it boils. Cool it and bottle it. Apply this oil  daily for good hair growth. It also prevents hair fall.

Hair Oil to check hair fall & for good hair growth
Take equal quantities of pure castor oil, coconut oil and sesame seed or gingerly oil. Add a tsp of fenugreek and a piece of Acorus Calamus (Vasambu). Keep it in the sun for a few days. Apply that oil to stop hair fall and for lustrous hair .

Hair Care Secrets

The way your hair looks can make or ruin your appearance completely. Beautiful hair completes any appearance. Your hairstyle has to be perfect for you to look your best. There are a few of hair care secrets that are very handy and will help you make your hair look wonderful. Read these hair care tips to make your hair look and stay they way you want them to.
  • Do not shampoo your hair everyday. Hair that has not been washed for a day or two is easier to style. Infact washing your hair once every two or three days will actually make your hair healthy. Washing your hair everyday robs hair of essential oils and dries your scalp and hair.
  • If you have oily hair squirt water at the roots. Water adds lift to the hair roots. You can sprinkle some baby powder to the roots of the hair as well. For dry coarse hair condition the ends of your hair well every time you wash them.
  • If you want to tie your hair up in a bun, keep the bun loose. Finger comb your hair into a low disheveled bun.
  • For sexy wavy hair use a sea salt spray. Mix sea salts in water and fill a spray bottle. Squirt sea salt on damp hair, scrunch your hair and let it air dry. As most of us have hair that has a natural wave and the sea salts will bring it out.
  • While blow-drying your hair finger comb your hair and separate the tangles with your fingers. Dry your hair in this manner till your hair is almost dry and then use a brush.
  • Bangs are the in thing. Layering hair with bangs is the perfect hairstyle. Keep the bangs thick and heavy or choose side-swept bangs. Side-swept bangs paired with long layers look beautiful.
  • Coloring your hair is another hair treatment option. It is a nice change from the way you normally look. But choose a hair color that will suit your skin color. Ask a professional to help you choose the right color for your skin tone.
  • Cut your hair in layers, this will make you look a lot younger.
  • While curling your hair before using Velcro rollers use curling irons. Squirt your dry hair with styling spray and then use a medium curling iron to curl 2-inch sections of hair before rolling hair in Velcro rollers.
  • Color your hair regularly. Color your hair every 28 days by doing this you may actually prevent your hair from getting damaged.
  • For shiny hair add a few drops of shine serum to water and squirt it on to your hair.

Hair Care For Different Hair Types

Hair Care for Curly Hair
  • Avoid using hair dryer as much as possible, since curly hair tends to be very fragile. Let your hair air-dry as much as possible.
  • Never ever brush your curls, if you do not want to end up having frizzy hair. Rather, sort out the tangles with the help of your fingers.

  • Never ever wash your curly hair on a daily basis. It would rob it of the natural oils and contribute to the frizz.
  • Stay away from hair care products, like grease, mousses and gels, as much as you can.
  • Massage your scalp with coconut oil, jojoba oil or Aloe Vera juice 1-2 times in a week.
  • Since curly hair is prone to dryness, you should make sure to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner regularly.
Hair Care for Wavy Hair
  • Get your hair trimmed once every six to eight weeks. This will prevent split ends to quite an extent.
  • Rather than letting your wavy hair air-dry, towel-dry it as much as possible.
  • After washing your wavy hair, never ever bunch it on top of your head. It will create unnecessary knots and frizz.
  • Always use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your wavy hair. However, do not tug at knots, as it leads to breakage.
  • For wavy hair, it is advisable to make use of shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner.
  • Indulge in detoxification of your hair about once a month.
Hair Care for Straight Hair
  • Wash your hair either on a daily basis or at least on alternate days.
  • Avoid using curling iron on your hair and even if you use it, make sure to keep the heat setting on low.
  • Never brush your hair when it is still wet. If you need to detangle it, make use of your fingers for the purpose.
  • Do not rub your wet hair with a towel. Rather, use it to squeeze out water from the hair, gently.
  • After applying conditioner on your hair, and before rinsing it out, comb your hair, using a wide-toothed comb.
  • Do not touch or play with your hair every now and then. Rather, avoid touching your hair as much as possible