It becomes difficult in today’s busy life to take care of ourselves.
We have become workaholics to such an extent that we tend to ignore our own health.
However, the most ignored part of our body becomes our hair; being women, hair should an ornament to us but exposition to pollution, sun and various other elements make our hair dry and brittle.
Here in this section, you would find some ways and some tips which would help you to take care of your hair.
Here we have 5 DIY hair masks that can do wonders.
1st: To MOISTURIZE:
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup whole for yoghurt
Mix them together into a paste.
Apply to your hair and leave for about 20-30 minutes.
Wash and rinse.
You’ll be amazed to see the results.
2nd: to CLARIFY :
2 tablespoons sea salt
1-2 tablespoon lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix salt, lemon juice and olive oil into a paste.
Wet your hair and massage scrub the paste into your scalp.
Continue for 15-20 minutes
Rinse and wash your hair
People with dry hair should limit the amount of lemon juice as lemon makes the scalp and skin dry.
3rd: to CONDITION
2 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon honey
Heat the oil and add honey to it. Make it warm enough so that it easily spreads.
Massage the mixture onto your scalp evenly.
Cover your head with a shower cap for about 30 minutes to an hour’s duration.
Rinse well and wash your hair.
4th: to STIMULATE GROWTH
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
Whish an egg and add coconut oil and green tea powder
Use a comb to part your hair and apply the mixture to your roots.
Using a comb would help the paste to penetrate into your roots.
Keep the mask for about 30 minutes
Rinse well and shampoo.
Blend a banana and honey until you get a smooth paste.
Apply the mask to your hair focusing especially on roots.
Keep up till 20-30 minutes.
Rinse and wash.
Foods that help to maintain healthy hair and help them grow faster:
–Salmon contains essential vitamins, protein and omega-3
It improves hair growth, promotes healthy hair and protein helps in the building up your hair.
–Egg Yolks contains vitamins, biotin, protein and omega-3
It not only improves hair growth but also strengthens hair
–Beef also contains vitamins, protein and iron
It increases the content of zinc in our body which helps in building hair, improves hair thickness and minimizes hair shedding.
–Avocados contain vitamins, biotin, omega-3
It soothes scalps moisturizes hair, it can also be applied as a hair mask.
–Oysters contain vitamins and zinc
It prevents hair loss, improves scalp health and reduces dandruff.
–Sunflower seeds contain vitamin E,B, selenium and biotin.
–Blueberries contain vitamin C, feeds the hair follicles of the scalp.
–Lentils are amply full of folic acid which is necessary for restoring the health of the scalp by providing ever essential oxygen.
–Sweet potato they are full of beta-carotene that is converted to vitamin A, necessary for the growth of cells of the scalp. A deficiency of these can result in dandruff.
–Walnuts contain vitamin B biotin and promote healthy hair and skin too.
–Spinach is extremely rich in antioxidants, rich in vitamin K,A,C,B2,B6,B1,E, manganese, zinc, iron and omega-3 fatty acids.
All these nutrients help in the nourishment of scalp.
–Oats which are full of vitamins and beta-glycan, a combination of oats, milk and almond oil promote healthy and shiny hair.
–Greek yoghurt full of protein, Greek yoghurt is not only good for hair but for the skin as well.
You can also use it as a hair mask to remove dandruff.
It improves hair growth, improves scalp circulation and acts like a moisturizer.
Identify your hair type, and choose your hair masks, serums and other hair products accordingly.
Apart from this, we have some tips of do’s and don’ts for you to follow like a religion
1: Brush hair before and after a shower, using a wide-toothed comb because after shower hair would be wet and fragile.
2: Choose a specific haircare routine for your hair. Remember that each hair type has a different hair care routine.
3: Treat your hair with your hair mask regularly. Also, using a natural DIY hair mask is much more viable than to use chemically processed hair masks.
4: Wash your hair less and choose a soft, gentle, sulphate-free shampoo. Also, remember to oil your hair before washing or to use a conditioner after washing your hair as conditioning is really essential.
5: Don’t forget to rinse your hair with cold water to increase the shine in your hair. Warm or hot water may increase the frizz in your hair.
6: Avoid towel-drying, also avoid rubbing your hair when you use a towel
7: Don’t forget to use a heat protector while using hair appliances.
8: Just like you use a sunscreen for your glowing face, you can use a sunscreen for your hair and try to avoid excessive UV exposure.
9: Your diet should be protein-rich because that would improve your hair’s strength.
10: Massage your scalp regularly to help stimulate hair growth.
11: Try to sleep with hair in a loose bun, braid or a wrap because leaving the hair loss may result in tangling and breakage of hair.
12: Invest in a silk pillowcase to help reduce friction and hence breakage.
13: Drink ample water, water helps to bring shine a person’s hair. Water makes hair manageable and it increases shine
14: Use aloe vera gel to reduce your frizz. It is a great frizz fixer.
Just like you detox your body every morning you can detox your scalp every month for its betterment.
Scalp detox is a major concept coming up these days, it is definitely an amazing technique to unclog pores, renew and rejuvenate the scalp.
It removes product build-up and promotes the growth of healthy hair.
The most commonly used scalp detox mask is:
Mix them together and massage it on to your scalp. Keep it for 30 minutes and shampoo your hair. Repeat it thrice a month.
These were some tips and ways to ensure the betterment and growth of your hair.
By abiding by these tips, the growth of your hair is guaranteed.
You can manage your hair along with your regular work and routine as it doesn’t hamper your daily chores or daily routine.
-Written by Parul Sharma(Student)