Healthy and shining hair is a sign of youth. The best care or treatments for the hair are always natural or herbal methods and not chemicals. Keep these away from the hair.
1.Till 20-25 years of age there will not be many issues with your hair. It will be healthy enough. Your hair care routine should start at this time to ensure that age does not stress out the hair.
2.Never do any chemical treatments on your hair like straightening, smoothening or colouring. Especially before you turn 25. It will destroy the natural texture of the hair and this is just a temporary beauty route. Hair fall, dryness, hair breakage are what you ultimately get out of such treatments. Natural treatments or packs are always the best for the hair.
3.Twice a week get a hot oil massage. Apply it liberally on the scalp and the hair. This will get the blood on the head flowing.
4.Instead of shampoo, opt for a hibiscus thali or shikakai powder to wash the hair.
5.Instead of conditioner use egg white or Aloe Vera pulp or Aloe Vera gel or even curd.
6.Rice gruel water is good protein for the hair. Add Shikakai powder or fenugreek seed paste to this and apply on the hair. After 30 minutes wash well for smooth hair. This is a good remedy for headaches.
7.Apply henna on the hair only after a oil massage. After 1 hour wash without using shampoo. It is better to make a paste of the henna leaves that you have at home instead of those on the supermarket shelves.
8.Mix egg whites and Thriphala powder and put on the head for a protein hair pack and to prevent premature greying.
9.Do not use hair dyes as soon as you come across a single grey hair. Soak Thriphala for some time, grind to a paste and apply on the hair. After half an hour wash the hair with Shikakai powder. Do this frequently for greying.
10.Coconut oil infused with curry leaves is a good remedy for greying.
11.Mix Thriphala, fenugreek seeds soaked and ground, egg white or curd and apply on scalp and hair atleast once a week for a protein hair pack. It is good for children and youngsters to promote hair growth.
12.For dandruff make a paste of small onion and egg whites and apply on the scalp. Do this 2 or 3 times a week.
13.After a shower do not tie the hair before it is dry.
14.Even though chemical treatments are not good, some types of hair will require it – damaged hair, curly and unmanageable hair etc. Keratin treatment, hair spa, protein treatment are beneficial. Get it done only at good salons and after the treatment use the shampoo or conditioner suggested by the beautician.
15.Especially due to busy lifestyles, it is not possible to do away with shampoos or conditioners. But care should be taken while using these products. Don’t apply shampoo directly to the hair. Wash hair well, dilute the shampoo with some water and then use it on the head and scalp. Massage for 1 or 2 minutes before washing it off without leaving any trace of it on the hair. The conditioner should be put only on the hair and not the scalp. This should be washed away well without any stickiness remaining.
16.The health of the body affects the hair so nutrition is important for healthy hair. Take in plenty of foods rich in protein.
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