Posts filed under: ‘Hair‘

Hair do’s & dont’s

  • Always use hair diffuser to prevent shrinkage & mainten moisture.
  • Detangle hair using fingers 1st, then wide toothed comb gently. Excellent detangler is Infusium 23 or Terax crema conditioner.
  • Wash hair with clarifying shampoo.
  • After shampoo, rinse, squeeze out as much h20 as possible, pour 2c h20+2Tapple cider vinegar on scalp from roots, then down to the tips of hair/use spray bottle. Leave on hair for 5-10mts, put plastic cap, wrap head with warm towel. Rinse hair with warm h20 thoroughly so all build up removed. Do every 2wks/once a mth. Adds sheen & softness to hair. Vinegar neutralises the alkali left by shampoos.
  • Avoid 2 in 1 shampoos.
  • If you lack protein, hair color will change from black to orangey red.
  • Steam treat hair for easy absorption of h20 & moisturizers from conditioners to deeply penetrate hair shaft. Simply cover wet hair after shampoo with warm towel for 20-30mts, follow with warm, then a cool rinse. Warmth of steam will open up pores & help remove dirt on hair & scalp. Cool rinse closes pores & hair shaft to further protect hair from any damage. Excellent routine to do every 2wks.
  • Extensions can wreck havoc on hair by removing moisture content & also stop moisture from reaching hair. If wearing any extensions, always massage scalp with moisturizer/olive oil.
  • To test if your hair is healthy, put 1strand through a sewing needle. If slides through, it’s fine or probably straight. If have problems/gets caught along the way, your hair is probably thick, wavy or curly.
  • Another test- If hair floats in h20, it’s healthy or may be a bit oily as oil floats in h20. If hair sinks, hair is absorbing a great deal of h20, which means hair lacks moisture.
  • Eat on regular basis these snacks to add length guaranteed. Almonds, beef salmon, chicken, dairy, dark greens, eggs, fish, fish liver oils, liver, orange, prunes, pumpkin, raisins, strawberries, yellow vegetables.
  • Best way to reduce static due to blow drying is by misting brush with leave in conditioner to calm hair down. Do not use hairspray as this will dry the hair more.
  • Cotton towel is an enemy of curls. It makes hair frizzy & flyaway. Best towel is micro fiber towel, it cuts down the drying time. It absorbs 7times its weight in h20. When hair is wet, hold head upside down, scrunch towel on hair. Can use micro fiber turbans too.
  • Always use wide toothed comb with curly hair, condition hair with redken’s extreme CAT protein reconstructor/barry fletcher’s major moisture deep penetrating conditioner.
  • Grapeseed oil is lightweight, nourishing & won’t weigh the hair down.
  • Vegetable glycerin- Used for centuries throughout history as natural wonder for hair & skin. It holds moisture when applied to wet skin & hair. Choose shampoo with glycerin as an ingredient to keep curly hair moisturized. Or use on its own as an all-natural non-irritating shampoo.
  • Vegetable glycerin is excellent for tightly curled hair as natural moisturizer that helps tame frizzy hair.
  • For sensitive skin, glycerine is a natural cosmetic alternative.
  • Dry scalp removal- Cook oatmeal in boiling h20, cool, msg with fingertips into scalp & hair. It removes dry, itchy skin, while adding moisture to dry hair.
  • Hydrolized oat protein is very effective as volumizer to tired curls b’cos it penetrates hair shaft & reduces frizzies.
  • Never use elastics on hair. Don’t put ponytails too often to avoid damage, friction & breakage.
  • Natural deep hair conditioner- Warm 1/2c dr’d r.mary leaves+1/2c olive oil, strain, coat scalp & ends well with it, wrap hair in plastic cap, put towel on top, leave on for 15mts, wash with clarifying shampoo to remove oil.  Do every 2wks.
  • Best shampoos for dyed hair are- aveda, revlon, thermasilk, which offer color-maintenance.
  • Pomegranates are a must have for hair. They contain most potent antioxidants called flavonoids that guard body against bacteria, harmful molecules & prevent premature aging. They add shine & remove dryness.
  • P.nate shampoo: Pour in glass bottles 21/4oz liquid castile soap+1t liquid glycerine+2t p.nate j+4t cr.b j, shake well prior to use. Rinse hair, lather in shampoo. Don’t keep this mixture for more than 10days. Keep in friz always.
  • Top 10hair healthy foods- seaweed, citrus fruits, blueberries, sardines & salmon, lentils, eggs, w.bran & w.germ, watercress, spinach & kale, brown rice, cantaloupe.
  • Aging- Hair starts thinning, loses sheen, so diet imp. Eat antioxidant-rich & anti-inflammatory foods like berries, beans, raisins, figs, prunes, sunfl seeds, almonds, walnuts, skim milk, green tea(opens up hair follicles & allows hair to grow freely).
  • Hair mask: Massage smooth paste of 1ripe banana+1Tolive oil to wet hair from root to ends, leave 1/2hr with hair wrapped in plastic with warm towel covering it. Rinse with warm h20, shampoo, condition as usual.

Curly hair tips

  • Amino silk acids(protein), whole oats, wheat germ, jojoba, avocado, coconut oil add & maintain hairs natural moisture.
  • If scalp is itchy/flakey, dab cotton ball dipped in diluted mixture of h20 & witch hazel.

Add a comment February 10, 2010

Nutrients for hair

  • Plenty of h20 gives shine.
  • Protein- Imp as this is what it’s made of. Eat more dairy & meat products.
  • Iron- Delivers O2 to hair. Eat plenty of red meat & dark green vegetables.
  • Zinc – Keeps hair strong, prevents hair fall. Eat seafood, meat.
  • Copper – imp to maintain hair color. Eat shellfish, seeds, vegetables.
  • Vit ABC- great for scalp, overall condition hair. Found in fruits & vegs, especially sweet potato.

Add a comment February 10, 2010

Right way to wash hair

  1. Comb tangles out before wetting hair so tangles would not worsen.
  2. Wet hair thoroughly under shower with warm water to open scale like cuticles of hair to wash off oil & dirt.
  3. Then wash with cold water to close cuticles & add shine to hair with gentle strokes of fingertips.
  4. Rub betn hands a dollop of shampoo, apply to scalp, not ends. Also do not mix your hair all over your head as you shampoo because it will get all tangled up. After this, rinse the shampoo off.
  5. Shampoo 2nd time as 1st time is to get rid of oil & dirt only, but 2nd time to treat hair. So let sit for sometime couple of minutes, rinse well.
  6. Hair is at its delicate when soaked, so just squeeze the water out but don’t pull or tug at hair.
  7. Apply a dollop of conditioner along hairline, nape & ends of hair, pile hair inside shower cap, leave 10mts, rinse off well.

Add a comment January 8, 2009

Hair spray

Put bowl of 2c water+1lemon j & pcs in pot of simmering water till reduced by 1/2, strain, cool, spray bottle, friz, stays 1wk.

Add a comment January 8, 2009

Ayurveda for dandruff

  1. Apply to scalp equal qty’s of neem powder, haldi, amla powder as paste with water, wash with neem shampoo.
  2. olive oil+cinnamon+honey on scalp.
  3. Amla goes into scalp directly & reduce pitta.
  4. Don’t eat pitta type of food.
  5. Massage hair regularly to stimulate hair growth.

Add a comment November 18, 2008

Henna for hair

Mix in iron vessel 1c henna pow, 1l.juice, 1e.white, 4t curd, 1c tea decoction, leave 4hrs. Henna changes to dark brown. Apply, wash off after 2hrs without shampoo. Apply oil immediately. Next day, shampoo & condition.

Mehendi hair oil: Grind 2c mehendi leaves with little h20 to thick paste, shape into sm flat pcs, sundry, store air tight. B to boil 1/2kg c.nut oil, add 1/2t p.corn, let splutter, cool, add to mehendi pcs, keep airtight 2days. Oil changes to dark green, strain, use when needed leaving rest in container itself. When oil gets over, heat more oil & add to mehendi pcs. U can use it twice if u like but dont use mehendi pcs if doesn’t change color. Add new pcs to oil.

Add a comment October 18, 2007

Hair problems

Reasons for hairfall / Dandruff / any hair problem could be
(i) Excess Sweat in the head part (ii) High salt content in sweat/ blood (iii) Dust collection due to oily hair (iv) Body heat (v) Hereditory (vi) Tensions in mind.
–> Excess sweat flow can be due to working conditions / climatic conditions , or speedy blood flow in body more than needed. To regulate this , do Yoga or Pranayama that regulates blood flow. This may sound indirect or no way connected to hair loss – but a regulated blood flow is imp for any function/ growth of any element in our body.
–> To reduce salt content , take watery vegetables, melons regularly as part of everyday meal. This can help u in lot of things. Keeps body light, helps dig system with lesser work load, u’ll not feel drowsy during day  etc. Note : My everyday lunch is just a bowl of fresh cut fruits .
–> Our hair can act as a dust collector many a times , when we travel outdoor. So , cover hair with cotton scarf , do not use synthetic scarfes as it may increase the sweat ratio. Shampoo hair with natural items like paste made of hibiscus leaves , curry leaves , Amla powder etc.
–> To get rid of dandruff , fine grind h.ful methi , 20 p.corns ( white or black ), mix with curd , refrigerate it in night. Apply it on hair – touching the roots. This can act as a conditioner & dandruff killer as well.
–> Hereditory hair problems are tough to address, however constant trials can help reduce the chances of excess hair fall.  Reduction in intake of c’d food with salt, sugar, spice, addition of fresh vegs , fruits.
–> Tensions ! leads to speedy flow of blood rate than needed & sweat glands reacting to the same. So keep urself cool!

Tips to condition hair & help them grow faster, thicker, stronger.
> Msg head regularly with 2-3t olive oil.
> Chew h.ful curry leaves in morning on empty stomach, provides good amount of Iron & Prots reqd for hair growth. Also helps bowels clean with no constipation, improves eyevision.
> Wash hair with natural green pastes with curry leaves, amla, hibiscus flower & leaves, aloe vera, methi etc.
> Gingely oil msg & bathing every wkend
> More greens in meal
> NeeliBringadhi oil r supposed to be rich in herbs. Mix it up with c.nut oil, use for regular msg’s & application on hair.

Add a comment October 18, 2007

Hairstyles for long hair

Hair styles for long hair

1.i hope u knw how to plate french hair style with a little alteration of the same u can plate ur hair side french and then knot the back hair this gives a neat professional tidy look for ur hair
2. if u want to leave ur hair rather than a long pony u can take tie the hair wht a rubber band little loosely then put ur entire hair inside ur band and pull it frm the bottom this give a neat look again and can be worn for parties
3.french knot is the easiest and goes great wht ur hair u dont need any extra hairs also just comb the entire hair to one side roll the hair and then make a knot of it .
4. nowadays curls r of great fashion u can curl ur hair using hair styling products just apply mouse on ur washed hair liberly using a hair dryier which has hood give hot air frm the bottom and scrunch it u wil get curls again gud for parties
5. take ur hair into pony and then split the hair into two portions make two individual plaits of the hair and pin them up rolling or making it half ( remember school days)and pin up neat style for office also.
6. if u heard about chaineese band u can buy it and make number of rolls
7. i dont knw if u can make 4 ,5 and 6 rolls out of ur hair but with help u can make them
8 lot of hair additions are available in the market just u need to knot ur hair and put those buns over ur hair which gives neat looks
9 top knot ? make a high pony wht a rubber band now split a little portion of ur hair and cover the band by rotating a portion of the hair round the band and pin use the rest of the hair in a form of bun by rolling it and pin up neat one for office
10. low bun this pony comes v low below ur ears pattern is similar to top knot.

Add a comment October 18, 2007

Hair care tips

1. Apply olive oil (or Musturd Oil) at bed time and wash off the hair next morning.
2. Boil mustard oil. A regular massage of this oil is helpful.
3. Always maintain a balanced diet with exercise for healthy hair. Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.
4. Wash your hair with a paste of cooked Urad dal (black beans) and fenugreek (methi) 2-3 times a week.
5. Trim the hair every 4 to 5 weeks even if you are growing it.
6. Coconut oil mixed with lime- juice on the hair applied daily is also good for hair health .
7. Don’t use any old rubber band as they tend to break or split hair. Instead just use a scrunchy or a fabric coated elastic band.
8. Don’t brush wet hair too harshly because its three times weaker and more likely to break off mid strand. Towel dry hair first, then gently detangle using a wide toothed comb.
9. Rinsing your hair with lemon juice can bring life and shine back to dull hair.
10. If you have dandruff then apply a mixture of vinegar and water on the scalp before you go to bed. Keep it overnight. Rinse your head with vinegar water again in the morning. You will see the result within few weeks.
11. Another good way to get rid of dandruff is to soak ground fenugreek seeds overnight in water and massage the paste on the head, leaving it for a few minutes and then wash it.
12. Mix Banana in Honey and apply on hair for 30 – 40 min, and then wash it for that sheen in your hair.
13. For stopping your hair from getting grey, you can mix Bhringraj (Eclipta elba), Amala, corals, iron and black sesame seeds. It is very useful and even stops the graying of hair.
14. Another good way is to keep head of healthy hair is to Apply juice of green coriander leaves on the head.
15. Massage of olive oil and almond oil on your scalp is a good cure of dandruff.
16. Mash 8s.berries with 1Tmayonnaise, msg into washed, damp hair. Cover with a shower cap, then a warm towel. Wash out with a shampoo/conditioner combination. This luscious mix of rich acidic berries will leave hair both conditioned & with rich gloss.
Whatever goes into your body is reflective on the outside including ur hair & skin.

1 comment October 18, 2007

Home made herbal shampoos

  1. Egg Shampoo- Beat 1Le.white until foamy, blend in 1e.yolk, then 3Tcastile soap. Wet hair with warm h20, msg 1/2shampoo into scalp. Rinse well, then msg remaining shampoo into scalp. Leave on hair 1min, rinse thoroughly with warm h20.
  2. Neem shampoo- Mix 1kg flour, 1kg shikakai powder, 1/4kg sandalwood powder,  4-5c neem leaves powder, keep in airtight bottle. When needed, soak 2T in 1c h20, apply.
  3. Dry Shampoo- Cornstarch is used to absorb  hairs oils. Sprinkle 1/2c cornstarch in hair, let it absorb for a few mts, brush it out. This is great if u’re in a pinch.
  4. Herbal shampoo: Stir on low 1/4c any herbal tea strongly brewed, 8oz liquid castile soap  until well blended. Store in capped bottle.
  5. Hibiscus Shampoo- Crush 1bunch hibiscus leaves with little h20 well, apply to hair directly or strain. Add few drops of veg essential oil.
  6. Methi-shikakai shampoo: Crush 1kg shikakai, 1/4kg methi, h.ful orange/lemon peels into a powdery form, soak in 1/2c h20 2hrs, apply.

Add a comment October 9, 2007






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