It’s All In Your Kitchen – Get A Gorgeous Mane

gorgeous mane
gorgeous mane

 

The kitchen is indeed a female’s best friend. In terms of skincare, cooking, cravings and what not. But nevertheless also for that gorgeous mane.


Ever wondered what would happen to your hair if you use fruits and vegetables for it every day by adding it to your daily intake and DIY masks? Vegetables and fruits are a very good source of vitamins, minerals and rich in many other nutritional elements. This helps in the proper growth of your mane and also improves its texture to a lot extent.


There are several ways to use these vegetables and fruits for your hair, you can add up these in your daily messy life which will promote the growth of your hair and make its roots very strong. The other way to use these ingredients is by making quick and easy DIY hair masks and using it regularly for weeks to get proper results.

 

Let us see some of the most beneficial vegetables, fruits, dairy products and meat which are easily available in your kitchen. By using these ingredients and including them in your day to day life, not only you get gorgeous mane but also you will end up saving a huge amount which you generally spend on chemical-based products.

 

1. Let Your Hair Shine With Nuts:

 

Nuts are very essential for hair growth as it contains rich amount of Vitamin E, zinc and essential fatty acids. It contains a lot of nutrients that aid hair growth. 28 grams of almonds have the tendency to provide 37% of your daily Vitamin E essential.

These are also rich in protein and zinc which helps in promoting stronger and shiny hair. Nuts that can be included in your diet for better results are walnuts and brazil nuts. Walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and biotin. Whereas brazil nuts are rich in selenium. Selenium is highly known for maintaining healthy skin and healthy hair.

2. Boost The Growth With Greek Yogurt:

 

 

Hair is basically made of proteins, and when it lacks protein, it becomes weak and hair loss is caused. But what’s the solution for this now? Protein is the solution and hence Greek yogurt to the rescue from your kitchen. Greek yogurt is very rich in proteins which will eventually help in repairing your hair follicles and promote thick and strong hair.


It also contains vitamin B5 which helps in proper blood flow to your scalp eliminating the problem of hair thinning and hair loss. Greek yogurt can be used both as a daily intake element and a DIY hair mask. Mix A tbsp of yogurt with olive oil and leave it overnight on your hair. This will make it silky and soft.

 

3. Get brittle less hair with spinach:

 

 

Spinach has a good content of antioxidants that help in the strength of hair It is extremely rich in antioxidants and many other nutrients which helps in hair growth and proper management of hair. It also results in strong and brittle less hair and eliminates the risk of split ends. It is also rich in vitamins K, A, C, B2, B6, B1, E, manganese, zinc, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids which helps in proper blood flow in the scalp and boosts the health of the scalp.


It can be used in both ways, can be a part of daily intake and can be used as hair masks. Spinach oil can also be mixed with coconut oil and applied to your hair for better results. 

 

4. Forget Breakage Of Hair With Guava:

 

 

Guava is a very good source of Vitamin B and Vitamin C which eventually helps in proper growth of hair and lessen the dandruff problem in hair. Guavas have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties which help in maintaining scalp health.


It helps in nourishing the hair follicle and removing dandruff which eventually helps in hair growth. It also removes dirt to a very large extent which helps your hair in becoming soft and shiny. it contains an enzyme called lycopene, hair from ultraviolet rays. It can be added in daily intake and can be used as a hair mask. Mix guava pulp with honey and apply it over your scalp for good results

 

5. Iron-Rich Cereal To Prevent Hair Loss:

 

 

A bowl of cereal is everyone’s favorite right? But wait, the best part is these iron-rich cereals are too good for your hair. Yes, you read it right. It provides all the essential iron required for your hair to grow. Iron is the key mineral to prevent blood-related problems and in turn, promotes proper blood flow.


Low iron levels have been directly linked to hair loss. These can be used in your daily intake, but before you buy these cereals do check on the pack if they are rich in iron. Next time when you are binging on rice cereals your hair will be thankful to you.

 

6. Thicken Your Hair With Seeds:

 

 

Basically every hair is made up of protein, and so it is very essential to have a proper intake of protein to make your hair stronger and thicker. Seeds are a very good source of proteins, vitamin E, zinc and selenium. 28 grams of sunflower seeds provide 50% of daily Vitamin E essential. Flaxseeds and chia seeds also improve your hair as it contains omega 3 fatty acids. 23 grams of flaxseeds provide 6,388 mg of omega-3 fatty acids.


Seeds can be used in our daily intake diet and also as a DIY mask. Grind sunflower seeds and mix it with yogurt, Leave the hair mask overnight for best results. 

 

7. Weak Hair Locks? Sweet Potatoes To The Rescue:

 

 

Sweet potatoes are rich in an enzyme called beta carotene, which turns food into Vitamin A. This enzyme is very important in maintaining a healthy scalp. Vitamin A is very essential for cell growth, which means it also helps in hair growth. Deficiency of Vitamin A can cause dull and lifeless hair. It also works wonders for dandruff problems in hair.


But too much of Vitamin A can also promote hair loss. So it is always better to eat food rich in beta-carotene rather than taking direct Vitamin A supplements. Include sweet potatoes in your daily intake at least once and see the results in no time.

 

8. Improve The Circulation With Cinnamon:

 

 

Cinnamon can stimulate and help with a lot of hair problems such as hair thinning, hair fall and dandruff. The best thing about cinnamon is it not only helps for hair growth but also all problems related to blood. Also, it is very natural and potent.


It can be used as a hair mask which helps to soothe the scalp and also helps eradicate dandruff and itching. It can be used in your daily intake by sprinkling it on cereals, food, yogurt, juices. It can also be used in any DIY hair mask. Whisk egg white and add cinnamon in it, leave it overnight on your hair and see the results. There is a separate cinnamon oil available in the market which can be mixed with coconut oil and applied to hair for better results. 

 

9. Eggs for endless growth of your hair:

 

 

Eggs might be sticky and smelly ingredients but it can cover you for both protein and iron loss. Also, they are rich in Vitamin B called biotin which helps in hair growth. It can help you fight dry hair, dandruff, weak hair, hair loss, and slow hair growth. It also contains antioxidants that help in repairing hair damage.


Eggs can be used in both ways. It can be included in the daily diet and also can be used in DIY hair masks. Eating one egg a day is very beneficial not only for hair but also for the body. Use Egg-based hair masks twice a week to see wonderful results in no time.

 

10. Binge On Berries For Boosting Your Hair Growth:

 

 

Berries are very rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins which promotes hair growth yo a good extent. It also includes Vitamin C which has very strong antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help in strengthening hair follicles against free radicals.


Free radicals can cause much damage to your hair which is naturally found in the body and surrounding environment. It is said that 1 cup of strawberries can provide 141% of daily intake of vitamin C which is pretty impressive. Vitamin C also produces collagen which prevents hair from becoming brittle and breaking. It also helps in absorbing iron in the body. Berries can be used in daily intake and also as DIY hair masks. Mix berries, banana, and milk together apply it all over your hair and scalp for better results.


Thus these are the top 10 super impressive and super delicious ingredients that can be found in our kitchen. Try including each one of them in your daily routine and get long silky shiny and gorgeous mane in no time. Above all, following a proper daily diet routine and hair care routine is very important in terms of hair growth. Both these things go hand in hand in providing proper means to a healthy and well-maintained scalp and hair. Ending the note with a fun fact that your hair tends to grow
0.5 inches (1.25 cm) per month and 6 inches (15 cm) per year.

Isn’t that fascinating? Why not take proper care of your hair to get a gorgeous mane.

 

Essential Oils – The Golden Elixir

essential oils
essential oils

Essential oils or essences are extracted from plants and their roots or flowers through methods like evaporation and distillation. While we all know essential oils are famous for their aromatic capabilities but they also contain strong chemical properties that can be a treatment of hair loss.

For a long time, essential oils have been used as an alternative in eastern, ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines due to their effectiveness and low risk of side effects. Essential oils can do everything from helping hair grow to add strength and shine.

One important thing I want to highlight here is that although essential oils are ethereal and delicate, they are very potent or concentrated extracts and often described as life-force of the plant. This is the reason you need to use a small amount to experience results. Also, when applying to your scalp or skin, it’s usually best to dilute with vegetable oil that serves as a ‘carrier oil’.

Using essential or homemade oils in your hair care is a hot trend, from products that are infused with essential oils to homemade coconut oil deep conditioners. Essential oils are distilled from the flowers or roots or the leaves of the plant itself. They give out a calm and rejuvenating signature scent of the plant they came from. 

Here are the benefits of some essential for better hair health:

1. Lavender essential oil

lavender essential oil

Lavender oil can speed up hair growth. Lavender oil comes with the properties that can generate the growth of hair cells and reduce stress. Regular massages on a daily basis with lavender oil can reduce hair loss and makes hair shiny, soft, and healthy. Lavender oil is also very therapeutic and healing. It provides relief from skin conditions such as dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Method of using: mix 5 drops of lavender oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Then start massaging the oil gently into your scalp and hair. Leave the oil in your hair for at least 10 – 15 minutes before washing it out and rinsing as you normally would. You can do this several times per week.

It blends well with clary sage, geranium, cedarwood, vetiver or patchouli oil.

2. Peppermint essential oil

peppermint essential oil

Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling, tingling sensation on the scalp. That’s why it’s so popular in natural hair care. Another reason peppermint oil is famous is that it can wake up dormant follicles and kick-start hair growth. But since peppermint oil is astringent and refining, it works best for those with an oily scalp. People with dry scalp may find it irritating. 

Method of using: mix 5 drops peppermint, 5 drops tea tree oil and 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Massage the aromatic oil into your scalp, and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes before washing out thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.

It blends well with rosemary, cedarwood, tea tree oil.

3. Rosemary essential oil

rosemary essential oil

Rosemary is known to be one of the best essential oil for enhancing hair growth and health. It stimulates the scalp and increases local blood circulation. Also, the other benefit of using rosemary is that it improves hair growth due to its powerful antioxidant effects. It helps to fight against free radicals – that are responsible for thinning of hair as well as greying.

Method of using: blend 10 drops of rosemary oil with 2 tablespoons olive oil and apply to your scalp and hair. Leave it in for at least 10 minutes before washing it out with shampoo. Use this method twice per week for best and better results for hair growth.

It blends well with lavender, peppermint, basil, thyme

4. Chamomile Essential Oil

chamomile essential oil

Cedarwood essential oil is said to promote hair growth and health also reducing hair loss by stimulating the oil-producing glands in our scalp. It also proves to have antifungal and antibacterial properties. This benefit can treat different conditions that contribute to regular dandruff problems or hair loss.

Method of using: Combine 5 drops chamomile oil and 5 drops lavender oil with 2 tablespoons almond oil. Massage into your scalp and leave on for an hour before washing it out. Using this method twice per week will benefit in healthy growth of hair.

It blends well with jasmine, rose, geranium or lavender oil.

5. Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage is a kind of herb that has large, wrinkled leaves, and bears lilac, pink and cream flowers during springtime. The essential oil is high in antioxidants and phytoestrogens, which makes it particularly beneficial for female pattern baldness. Clary sage is also said to be a great stress-reliever and calming. It is very useful in stress-related hair loss such as telogen effluvium and alopecia. 

Method of using: mix 5 drops of clary sage with 2 tablespoons jojoba oil. Massage the oil gently into your scalp and hair until you are satisfied. Let it soak for an hour in your head before washing and rinsing it out with your regular shampoo and conditioner. 

It blends well with lavender, geranium, cedarwood, or frankincense oil

Few might fill essential oils to be a bit overbearing in fragrance and use, so for them, it can be diluted in a carrier oil. However, some people may experience allergic reactions, including itching, swelling, and irritation. If an individual suffers from an adverse reaction caused by the essential oils, they should wash off the oil with shampoo and water as soon as possible. Anyone that has been experiencing problems like breathing, dizziness, and blackouts consciousness should take emergency medical treatment.

Essential oils are extracted using steam distillation, it is mainly used to extract the aromatic compounds from the plants. Whereas cold-pressed seed oils are on the other end of the spectrum. They are used to extract the oil by crushing the actual seed and pressing the crushed seeds until oil is extracted. Cold pressing is also commonly called the expeller method and is normally used only for oilseeds as those seeds contain around 20-30% oil as an of their overall weight. Cold-pressed oils to contain the highest amount of nutrients and minerals that are present in the actual seed. Citrus fruits are the best example that can be used to show the Cold-Press Extraction method.

6. Citrus Fruit Essential Oil

Citrus Fruit Essential Oil

The most famous essential oils made by cold compressed are the fruit of the citrus oil. As the key aromatic compounds in citrus fruits are in the peel of the citrus fruit and not the seeds. All the yummy nutrients that we find in citrus can be found in the peel.

The Process: 

1. The whole fruit is placed into a machine that pierces/blends the fruit. These breaks open the oil sacs found on the underside of the peel.

2. The mangled fruit bodies are then rotated into a chamber where it is then pressed and squeezed. Forcing out all the juice and oil.

3. Next, the liquids are sent into a filter to separate the remaining solid fruit particles from the liquids.

4. Finally, all liquids are sent into a separator where the oils will separate from the juice and eventually siphoned off.

Essential Oils are undoubtedly helpful with a plethora of hair problems. Just a few drops of these magical potions can prove miraculous for our hair. Including these in hair care can undoubtedly bless you with gorgeous, healthy hair.

Stop! Is Shaving Darkening Your Skin?

shaving darkening your skin
shaving darkening your skin

While shaving seems to be the best idea to escape the mundane merry go round sessions to the parlor you might want to avoid it altogether after today. Ladies, just like you I firmly believed that razors were the holy grail sent by God to rescue women whenever they wanted to get rid of pesky unwanted hair on their body.

However, a while back I started noticing how dark patches have erupted on my skin. I did a bit of research and found this discoloration on my skin is because of shaving. 

What Causes Skin Discoloration?

Now shaving might not directly cause any harm to your skin but it can cause a lot of damage indirectly. Some of the main reasons for discoloration can be:

1. Poor Quality Razors

We all at some point of time have been guilty of buying low-quality razors just to save a couple of bucks. Many women who happen to shave often try and save money by buying low-quality razors which eventually damage our skin. Since the inferior quality razors are made up of bad blades they happen to scrape off the top layer of the skin causing discoloration and darkening.

2. Bad Shaving Techniques 

In haste a lot of us have shaved in any direction just to get rid of the unwanted hair nevertheless, it is something which should be avoided at all costs. Shaving in the opposite side of your hair growth can trigger the problem of ingrown hair making your skin look darker. Make sure you always shave in the direction of your hair growth.

3. Ingrown Hair

Shaving has always had a bad name when it comes to ingrown hair. We all are well-aware of how shaving simply removes hair from only the surface of the skin and not from the roots. These ingrown hairs can, later on, irritate your skin by causing itching and rashes because of which your skin might look darker.

4. Hyperpigmentation

Hyper-pigmentation refers to colored patches on your skin. Shaving can boost the problem of hyper-pigmentation since when we use razors on our body it rubs our skin against the blade eliminating the topmost layer of the skin. Our skin getting rubbed against the blade can cause inflammation and dark spots on the surface of the skin making it darker. 

5. Friction

We happen to find our skin very sensitive every time we shave it. And that is the reason why when our skin gets rubbed against our clothes or is exposed to the sun we feel itchy and burning sensation. This itchy and burning sensation can happen due to friction and if our skin is rubbed against any coarse material we might find it to be darker. 

6. Lack Of Moisture

Using a razor on dry skin or skin which hasn’t been exfoliated properly can also cause dark patches. Make sure you moisturize your skin thoroughly with shaving foams, shaving creams or even hair conditioner to ensure that your skin isn’t dry or flaky. 

What Are Some Other Alternatives To Shaving?

There are a lot of hair removal techniques out there and choosing the right technique can be a herculean task for any woman. But today I’ve made a list of the most common and effective techniques for hair removal. Based on your preferences, you can choose the technique that suits your needs the best.

1. Waxing

If you are someone who can bear a bit of pain and is looking for a technique which will give you a break from being your hairy self then waxing might be the best option for you. The best part about waxing is how it removes the hair from the roots which means saying goodbye to the problem of ingrown hair. Another perk of waxing is the amount of time it can last. Depending upon your hair growth it can last from 2-6 weeks. When you shave your hair your hair has to regrow from the surface which means you have to shave often to get rid of the hair.

2. Epilating

Epilators are another great way to save money and time. While regular trips to a parlor for waxing sessions can cost you a fortune, investing in a good epilator can give you waxing like results and save your money. Epilators are electric trimmers which remove your hair from the roots, giving your skin a smooth finish and a hair-free look for 2-4 weeks. Another great idea to save money and have the best skin can be waxing and epilating your alternately. You could go for your regular waxing appointments every once or two months then switch to epilating as soon as you see your hair coming back. This way you’ll only spend half the amount of money in parlous and will have hair-free skin throughout the year.

3. Laser Treatment

Laser treatments is one of the new gifts given to us by the cosmetology world. Laser treatments might look like an investment but trust me the results you’ll see after the treatment are worth the money. Laser treatment focuses on using highly concentrated laser light to destroy the hair follicle itself. Once the hair follicle is destroyed the hair growth becomes minimal. You’ll be good to go for a year or more after a couple of laser treatment sessions. It is a safe technique which is hardly painful. 

Pro Tip: Say no to depilatory creams- now you might think using depilatory creams to remove hair is a better option as compared to shaving. Nevertheless, you might want to drop this thought. Depilatory creams can cause a lot of damage to your skin and even burn your skin if left on for too long. The amount of chemicals present in these creams can not only cause an outbreak but can also cause an allergic reaction. Moreover, using depilatory creams to the sensitive parts of the body is very dangerous can damage the skin very badly.

How to get rid of Dark Patchy Skin?

Undoing the damage caused by shaving takes a lot of dedication and time. Make sure you are patient enough to wait for the results. 

1. Exfoliating

I cannot stress this point enough. Exfoliation refers to the process of scrubbing the skin to remove the dead cells and dirt which gets accumulated in our pores with time. If you exfoliate your skin once a week then you can ensure healthier and clearer skin. Even before removing your hair with any technique make sure you have thoroughly exfoliated your skin.

2. Moisturize

Lather up your skin with as much moisturizer or sunscreen you want every time you go out. If you are going to stick to the archaic tradition of shaving, then make sure you have moisturized your skin thoroughly before and after the hair removal session. Using razor on dry skin can cause inflammation and itchiness. 

Pro Tip: Do not moisturize your skin before a waxing appointment. Moisturizing your skin before a waxing appointment is going to make it difficult for the hair to get stick to the wax making it painful and messy for you.

3. Say Goodbye To Alcohol Content

If you are someone who prefers to use aftershave or deodorant then try and avoid the ones with alcohol in them. Alcohol on your skin might not be the best combination. Using antiperspirants and deodorants excessively on your skin can darken it. Try switching them up with body mists or natural fragrances.

4. Natural Approach

Using potato peels or cucumber peels on the skin and rubbing them thoroughly for 5-10 minutes can also help you get rid of the dark patches on your skin. Things like potatoes and lemon is a natural bleaching agent and thus using them on your skin when diluted with a carrier oil or water can help you get rid of dark skin.

There are a lot of hair removal techniques out there but it is important for you to choose the one your skin will love and adapt to.

Strawberry Legs – How To Get Rid Of Those Pesky Ingrown Hairs?

strawberry legs how to get rid of them
strawberry legs how to get rid of them
While we all love strawberries on our cake the feeling isn’t the same when we get those ingrown patches on our legs. With summers hitting the town we all are ready with our hair removing gear to bid adieu to the unwanted bothersome hair. However, if you are someone who likes to save both time and money and opt for shaving then strawberry legs can be your sole problem this season. 

What are strawberry legs? 

Try noticing a strawberry. You’ll see how it has several small little pores on it. Our skin just like the strawberry also happens to have a lot of minute pores on it which might not be visible easily. However, when these pores start clogging up one can easily spot them. Thus, having strawberry legs refer to having a lot of visible pores on the legs. These pores otherwise known as comedones can get blocked due to an array of reasons. Depending upon how much it bothers you can you decide to treat it or let it be since it doesn’t happen to do any harm to the skin. 

What causes strawberry legs? 

1. Wrong shaving techniques

Using a blunt or used razor is one of the main reasons why you can get strawberry legs. Using a used razor will not give you a clean finish and might lead to razor burns and bumps. These bumps can cause the problem of ingrown hair which then can result in strawberry legs. Another reason for strawberry legs can be shaving in the wrong direction. Even though shaving is the easiest way to save money and time you might want to be careful with the technique you use in order to remove your hair. Always shave your hair in the same direction as the growth in order to prevent razor bumps and ingrown hair. 

2. Clogged up pores

Due to oil, dust, and pollution these days our open pores can get blocked easily. If you are someone who has open pores, then there is a possibility that the debris has gotten accumulated in your pores already. One of the predominant reasons for your pores getting clogged up with the excessive matter is continuous exposure to dusty areas and lack of exfoliation. If you do not scrub your skin regularly you will block your comedones which will make them look darker and bigger on your legs; resulting in strawberry legs.  

3. Folliculitis

It’s another common problem among women. Folliculitis refers to the hair follicle being inflamed or infected. It can happen because of a couple of reasons with some of them being taking bath in excessively hot bathtubs, having yeast or bacterial infection on the skin and even using chemical-based products which can cause an imbalance in the Ph level of your skin. The tiny inflamed follicles can cause small red and black bumps on your legs. 

4. Dry skin   

Using a razor on the skin which hasn’t been moisturized properly is also one of the most common reasons for strawberry legs. A razor against dry skin tends to scratch it more which can cause a lot of irritation after shaving. Your skin is more vulnerable to open comedones when you shave them without moisturizing it properly. Thus, properly hydrating your skin before and after you shave can save you from strawberry legs.

5. Chicken Skin

AKA keratosis pilaris refers to the accumulation of keratin and dead cells on the comedones. The chicken skin might look very similar to a pimple but won’t hurt. One of the main reasons for keratosis pilaris is dry winter months and exposure to a climate with low humidity.

What are the signs of strawberry legs?

  1. Dark spots on the legs 
  2. Open pores (a lot of dots on the skin)  
  3. Inflamed skin

How to prevent strawberry legs?

1. Switch to waxing

Waxing undoubtedly is the best way to remove your hair. Most of us often relate waxing to a huge hole in our pockets. Nevertheless, it is one of the most popular ways of safely removing hair from the roots.

Unlike shaving waxing targets at pulling your hair from the roots; eliminating the chances of you having ingrown hair and open comedones. 

2. Changing razor blades after every use

If you have decided not to leave your old friend; your razor. Then make sure you change the blade after every use. Using an already used razor can irritate your skin and can instigate inflammation on the surface of your skin making your pores bigger and darker.

Open pores tend to get oxidized when they come in contact with air and thus proper care is crucial. 

3. Exfoliating

Just like our face it is crucial for us to scrub our whole body. Try and take out time for yourself and scrub your body once a week. Exfoliating your skin on regular intervals will prevent your pores from getting blocked and will also eliminate the chances of ingrown hair and inflammation due to debris. If you don’t know the type of scrub that you want to invest in, then you should start with a DIY homemade scrub.

Sweet Aloe Scrub​ – The best exfoliator

Ingredients:

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons
  • Aloe vera gel 1 tablespoon

Mix both ingredients thoroughly and apply it on the affected area and scrub. Use it twice a week for best results. 

4. Soaps with salicylic acid

Treating strawberry legs the way we treat acne might be the best suggestion you’ll come across. Salicylic acid is the most effective ingredient to remove the blocked comedones on your skin and thus switching up to products that have salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide in them will help you achieve clean and clear skin. 

5. Moisturizing

One of the easiest ways to prevent strawberry legs is by treating them with a lot of hydration. Hydrated skin will never let debris get settled on your open pores and thus make sure you invest in a good body moisturizer and apply it generously twice a day. 

6. Change the loofahs

Just like blades, it is important for us to change our loofahs too. Loofahs tends to contain a lot of dead cells from our body and not changing the loofah on a regular interval can mean putting back the same debris on our skin. Which makes the process of cleaning and exfoliating the skin redundant.

7. Letting them regrow

If you are a shaving person then you might want to give your legs a break from a continuous shaving spree. Make sure you always let your hair grow half their original length before you remove them. Shaving very little hair can cause the problem of ingrown hairs.

Now that you know how to treat strawberry legs you are finally ready to bid adieu to your summer struggles and deal with summers in style.

Top 10 Tips To Get Rapunzel Like Hair

1. Know that there are different hair types!

Ever wondered why your friend’s hair is very thick and bouncy whereas you have dry and frizzy hair? That’s because you both have been differently genetically blessed and have different hair types. Before initiating any hair cair session or routine, make sure you know your hair type very well. Some naturally have thick and long hair, whereas others would need a little more TLC to get healthy and long hair. There are broadly four hair types, straight hair, curly hair, wavy hair, and kinky hair. Know your hair type to follow a proper routine.

2. Always use a wide brush instead of a comb

Taking care of your hair goes beyond the need for a proper hair care routine. There are particular tools that have to be used accordingly, in order to keep your hair groomed and healthy. There is a lot of difference between combing and brushing your hair. The most preferred thing is brushing of your hair to avoid breakage. When your hair is wet and if you fail to use a wide-toothed brush, it can cause breakage of hairs at different lengths of hairs that can, in turn, cause dry and frizzy split ends. This makes a proper selection of brush based on the hair type important.

3. Stop under washing your hair

It is an age-old knowledge passed onto us that overwashing hairs can rip the hairs of its natural oils. If the hair is overwashed or washed many times a week, it can affect the ph level of the scalp disrupting the natural sebum production of the scalp. But this is not the complete truth. Under washing, your hair can cause serious problems. It can affect your hair’s growth and thickness. Due to under washing your hair, oils and dirt get accumulated on your scalp which can affect the scalp and make it unhealthy. Remember, healthy scalp leads to healthy hair. Dr. Lamees, a hair expert recommends washing your hair every third day, and if oily, every second day.

4. Be friends with scissors

Trimming your hair regularly is a very important task to maintain healthy hair. For people who dream of long hair, scissors might seem to be a nightmare. The reality though is further from the seeming truth. Trimming hair can lessen the hair damage by helping us get completely rid of split ends. This promotes faster hair growth and healthier hairs. Aren’t these reasons enough to be friends with the scissors and trim your hair more frequently if you too dream of growing hair quickly?

5. Never say no to your conditioner

There is a myth revolving around claiming that using the conditioner on hair can cause hair to fall. Though partially true, the silicon-based conditioners can damage the hair if applied on the scalp. So reading the directions and thorough research before buying can help. Conditioning your hair can make it very healthy and shinier. It makes your hair softer, reducing the tangling of your hair to a great extent, leaves no chances of color fading in your hair. Reduces frizz from your hair and helps in getting the proper moisture in your hair. When there is proper moisture in the hair, it becomes more healthy and shiny.

6. Go with the weekly nourishment of your hair

Nourishing your hair plays a vital role in the growth of your hair. The best way of nourishing your hair is through oiling and using Hair masks . Nourishing your hair properly can give luscious and lustrous locks. Massaging your scalp with oil and providing it with deep conditioning of oil can be beneficial in terms of getting healthy hair. Besides oiling, proper and correct selection of shampoo is also very important. Always make sure to apply oil to your hair and leave it overnight and wash it off with a correct shampoo that closely suits your hair type.

7. Dry your hair the natural way

This is where most of us make mistakes. Damp hairs are fragile and can easily break. It doesn’t matter how soft your towel is, as it can contribute to hair breakage. When your hair is damp, it breaks at irregular points, which increases the risk of split ends and frizziness. Usually, females wrap up their hair in a towel, which is very bad for hair. As it can cause hair to tangle in the woolen fibers causing it to break. Thus using a hairdryer for drying up damp hair is very essential.

8. Following a proper diet is necessary.

Nutrition and proper diet play an important role in the well being of your tresses. There are certain food items that are enriched with some nutrients which can be beneficial for your hair. These food items can act as a fuel for the body as well as hair, which will help improve the hair follicles, promoting a good growth of hair. The food you eat can affect the quality and growth of your hair. Certain proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals are very important for healthy, shiny and long hair. Although the growth of you depends on your age, health, genetics, etc. If you lack eating a proper diet and nutritious food then your hair may show it. A balanced diet and nutritious food is the answer to your hair loss which is majorly caused by poor nutrition.

9. Stop the usage of styling tools on a regular basis

The biggest damage to your hair can be caused due to hot styling tools of hair. These can damage hair from its roots to end tip. Often, people use these styling tools to bend and straighten their hair, which can turn into an absolute nightmare one day. Over styling of hair has to be stopped to gain natural growth. There are a lot more ways of getting curled or straight hair naturally. The excess heat coming from these styling tools damages the hair. Limiting blow-drying of your hair can actually help it to grow naturally and it also opens ups the hair follicles. Moisture in the scalp can be retained and hair can be allowed to grow further. 

10. Include Vitamin E in your Haircare routine

Including Vitamin E in your daily hair care routine can help your scalp and hair follicles to repair and give a long and lustrous lock to your hair. Vitamin E is an ingredient that is used for healthy scalp and hair. It has antioxidant properties that promote the natural growth of hair and helps to maintain shiny and long hair. It actually helps in decreasing oxidative stress in the scalp caused due to free radicals, where hair follicles tend to break down easily. Vitamin E can be used in various ways. Make sure to select a shampoo and conditioner which has Vitamin E as its ingredient. Also, small capsules of vitamin E can be mixed with coconut oil or olive oil while oiling your hair

Thus these are the ten amazing and proven ways to get rapunzel like shinier, healthier and longer hair. Don’t waste your time and include these amazing tips in your daily hair care routine.

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Top Diet Changes For Heavenly Tresses

Ever wondered why your tresses’ growth is not normal, though you take good care of it? Similar to skin, your hair can also be a means of reflection of your overall health. There are a series of methods and steps you can take to keep your tresses long and promote proper growth.

These conditions include washing your hair only when it is necessary, oiling your hair at night before washing it, using a conditioner that contains natural ingredients after washing hair, Handling wet hair with proper care and not allowing it to break and combing your hair daily. Do you include these steps in your hair care routine and still fail to get proper healthy, long and heavenly tresses? Then the problem is with your diet routine. There are many nutrients and minerals which are necessary for the proper growth of hair.

Human hair has the second fastest-growing cells in the human body, first being the intestinal cells. At a particular time, over 120,000 hair grow on your scalp and these need strong support. 

But we often tend to lack proper nutrients due to an unbalanced and junk diet we follow regularly, which is usually a result of our hectic schedules. Junk and oily food then become a part of our lives as they fit well easily in a busy life. This habit of eating junk food can cause serious damage to the roots of your hair.

As you grow older, your hairs want and the need for nutrition increases to maintain good and heavenly tresses. Our hair tends to grow at least 0.5 inches per month. This is the normal growth rate of hair for a healthy individual. But if you think your hair lacks this normal growth rate, One of the reasons can be a lack of proper diet routine.

Although the growth of your hair depends on your age, health, genetics, etc. If you lack eating a proper diet and nutritious food then your hair may show it. A balanced diet with nutritious food is the answer to your hair loss which is majorly caused by poor nutrition. It’s very important to maintain a proper diet to get heavenly tresses.

Diet and Nutrition? How Important It Is?

Diet and Nutrition

Nutrients like folate, magnesium, and iron are very essential to get proper hair growth and thus the intake of these nutrients have to be included in our daily diet. Whereas calcium, fiber, potassium, and selenium are other nutrients which helps in building cell to repair our damaged hair and skin. So, it is highly essential to have a piece of proper knowledge about the kind of food that has to be eaten in order to get happy, healthy hair that looks like a dream from heaven, here we mean your best possible hairs, as these play a major role in repairing your hair and its roots.

Human hair has the second fastest-growing cells in the human body, first being the intestinal cells. At a particular time, over 120,000 hair grow on your scalp and these need strong support. As our necessary bodily functions needed for the survival of our body are given primary importance by our body to be provided with the nutrition our body gives low preference to the nutritional needs of our hairs as they don’t directly affect our survival and hence makes it least important in nutritional needs. So, when you lack nutrition it automatically shows in by showing its deficiency on the hairs. But it is not always the lack of nutrients, proper healthy hair and scalp need a balanced diet and nutrients as excessive nutrients can also cause an adverse effect on it.

For example, hair loss is often caused not only due to the lack of iron and ferritin (stored iron) deficiency but also due to excessive Vitamin A intake.

Vitamins and nutrients essential for hair growth and heavenly tresses

There are 5 vitamins and 3 nutrients which are very helpful and important for hair growth.

Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Iron, Zinc and Proteins are the required vitamins and nutrients which should be included in our day to day life for good health and growth of our hair. But make sure not to include these vitamins and nutrients in excess to avoid any bad consequences.

1. Vitamin A for faster cell growth :

Vitamin A is needed by cells for faster growth, It also helps skin glands to secrete sebum which keeps the scalp moisturized. Both loss and excess of vitamin A in the human body can lead to hair loss. Sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, spinach, kale milk, eggs, yogurt, and cod liver oil are good natural sources of vitamin A. 

2. Vitamin B to promote Hair Growth :

Out of all the vitamins, one of the most essential vitamins for hair growth is said to be biotin, which is a B – Vitamin. Its deficiency can cause hair loss. But it’s deficiency seem to be very rare as it is present in many food items. Other types of B- Vitamins help in increasing red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the scalp hair follicles. B- Vitamins are found in whole grains, almonds, meat, fish, seafood and dark, leafy greens. Animal foods are a rich source of B12 vitamin.

3. Vitamin C to help build collagen :

Radical damage plays a vital role in blocking the growth of hair. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to protect against oxidative stress caused by free radicals. It also contributes to creating a protein called collagen which is an important part of hair structure which prevents aging in hair. Strawberries, peppers, guavas and citrus fruits contain vitamin C.

 4. Vitamin D to help create new follicles :

Low levels or loss of Vitamin D is linked to hair loss directly. It helps in creating new follicles, small pores in the scalp for new hair growth. Vitamin D can be directly absorbed through sun rays, apart from these some of the sources of vitamin D are fatty fish, cod liver oil, some mushrooms, and fortified foods.

5. Vitamin E to boost your hair health:

This is similar to vitamin C, which has antioxidant properties and which prevents oxidative stress due to free radicals. In a recent study, it is said that people with hair loss experienced a 34.5% increase in hair growth after supplementing with vitamin E for 6 to 8 months. Vitamin E can be found in Sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, and avocados.

6. Iron supplements to prevent Hair Loss & Thinning :

It helps red blood cells to carry oxygen to the blood, which makes it very important for every function in the body including hair growth. Anemia is caused by a deficiency of iron which is another reason for hair loss. However, it can be found in clams, oysters, eggs, red meat, spinach, and lentils. Taking in timely measures can help in Treating hair loss.

7. Zinc plays an important role in Hair Tissue growth:

It helps in the growth and repair of tissue. It also makes sure that there is proper secretion of sebum from the scalp around hair follicles. Zinc supplements reduce hair loss to a maximum level. Some of the food items rich in zinc are oysters, beef, spinach, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, and lentils.

8. Protein to nurture Hair Growth :

Hair is basically made entirely with protein, so the proper consumption of this nutrient is very important for hair growth. Its deficiency causes hair loss and less hair growth over time. Meat, eggs, nuts are the sources of protein.

Proper changes in Diet for wonderful Tresses

Now that we know the proper nutrients to be taken in our daily food intake. There are some changes that have to be made in our Lifestyle as well as Diet. Let us have a look at the proper Changes and way to lead a diet which promotes hair growth.

1. Eat a good amount of fresh vegetables and fruits every day:

Adding these fruits and vegetables into your diet can be very helpful as it contains almost all the vitamins and nutrients which are necessary for hair growth.

2. Consume an adequate amount of protein every day:

The hair structure is entirely made up of proteins and it is a necessity to consume adequate amounts of proteins every day. Animal proteins contain eight amino acids which body cannot prepare on its own and hence, it is very beneficial for the body as well as hair.

3. Eat more of whole grains every day :

These contain iron and silica which promotes good hair growth, also these are very easy to get digested by our digestive system. Brown rice and lentils make great food to include in your daily diet.

4. Add seeds and nuts in your diet :

It contains essential fatty acid which is very important for hair growth. It can be munched on as a snack in your daily routine. Walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds are a great source of fatty acids which is essential for hair growth.

5. Add spices in your everyday diet :

Spices help to absorb nutrients in the body. So the proper absorbed nutrients are important for good growth of hair. Include parsley, oregano and black pepper in your daily diet routine.

6. Avoid processed food completely :

Processed food doesn’t contain any good nutrients, but it has additives and preservatives which can cause a bad and negative impact on the growth of your hair.

7. Include a multivitamin and Vitamin C supplement in your diet :

Though we get all the nutrients and vitamins from the diet, it is also essential to take a multivitamin tablet every day to promote further growth of hair

8. Stay hydrated :

Hydration is the key to every hair and skin problem. Keep sipping water unless you are done for the day. Drink at least eight to ten glasses of water every day to keep yourself hydrated. This also contributes to the proper growth of hair.

So, these are the proper changes in your diet which will increase your hair growth and would want to make you fall in love with the Heavenly tresses.

Top 5 Hair Masks For Salon Like Hair

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5 Deep Conditioning Hair Masks

Top 5 hair masks

Hair enhances the beauty of a person and the first thing you notice in a person is their hair after of course their shoes. It can give feedback about you as we know hairs are a mirror to our health, what goes on inside our bodies is directly reflected on our hairs.

Do you really want people to get a bad impression of you because of your dull and frizzy hair? If not, then taking proper care of your hair is very important. It plays a vital role in beautifying a person, may it be a male or a female. But this is more relevant and truthful for females all around the globe, and so, maintaining beautiful and healthy hair for a good impression is very necessary.

When you take good care of your hair and Nourish it well every time, it automatically becomes shiny and beautiful. Healthy hair refers to hair with no frizz and split ends with no regular hair fall. Although some of our hair tends to fall every day which is a natural phenomenon. But what are the necessary steps to be taken to maintain healthy and shiny hair

People go with celebrity showcased shampoos and conditioners for taking good care, but that is not enough. There are some products with natural ingredients and a lot of products like hair sprays, hair toners, hair serums, hair masks, hair oils present in the market these days. But hair masks can give your hair it’s the best version with regular use.

Hair Masks acts like Magic Potion for your Hairs

Frizzy and dull hair is no girl’s favorite. But what do we do to get smooth silky and shiny hair back? Yes, you got it right. Here comes hair mask to your rescue.

Hair masks are excellent and usually the most all in one solution for most of our hair woes. Hair masks have been gaining more popularity with time for the commendable results they provide to the hair. Hair masks are usually cream textured products which have the ability to deep condition your hair from its roots and provide required nourishment to the roots.

It can help in healing the damaged hair caused by extra use of straightening irons, styling, and different elements by providing enough hydration. The hair masks that focus primarily on providing deep conditioning are rich in various essential oils and are more concentrated than regular conditioners we use, which results in absolutely deep conditioned hair free of frizz at the end of its use.

There are different types of hair masks available in the market with varying instructions to use and for various hair concerns. Some masks are required to be applied for a few hours while the market is even flooded with overnight hair masks. Hair masks can be selected based on our hair texture and our requirements.

We can go for a hair mask with an organic, natural ingredient list whereas chemical based hair masks too are an available option. Hair masks with natural ingredients such as olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, and avocado can provide our hair with the required nourishment and possess lowered risk of chemical damage.

A Perfect Source of Nourishment

Hair masks are the trendiest and effective hair product used by youths and teens plus mid-aged group people and more specifically females. But how do these hair masks ensure we get healthy hair? Here are the answers to some most common doubts we tend to have about hair masks. Hair masks usually provide quick good results.

It has a great aftermath effect on hair containing magical potions in them and thus are very potent in their work. One of the most effective ways to get shiny and gorgeous looking hair just before the party is using a hair mask as it gives amazing results within a few hours.

Deep conditioning hair masks provide instant softening and hydration to hair. They have deep conditioning properties, more than the regular conditioners. Well moisturized scalp adds up to the growth of hair,  it promotes shine and can also help in fighting with unwanted infections caused in hair and scalp. Expensive keratin hair treatments and other kinds of salon treatment should not be preferred over hair masks for a short term result. However, these results can last long with regular use. But when you choose a hair mask for your hair type, make sure you pick up a hair mask with more natural ingredients in them.

Here’s the right way to use Hair Masks

For the right nourishment for your hair from scalp roots to the ends of hair, proper application of hair mask is very important. A hair mask is not something which has to be used once in a blue moon, it is something which has to be a part of your weekly or a monthly hair care routine.

Steps to be followed to get the right nourishment using Hair Masks

1. The first step is the application of a hair mask, spreading it evenly throughout the hair from its roots to the end of the hair strands.

2. Gently massage this hair mask throughout your hair with light circular motions of our fingers.

3. Cover our hair with a damp towel, so there is no interaction with the outer atmosphere. It creates direct contact with the scalp which helps in proper conditioning and nourishment of hair.

4. Leave the mask on your hair with a towel on for about an hour or overnight as mentioned on the pack of the hair mask. Rinse it off with cold water and remove the hair mask thoroughly to avoid any infections.

Pro Tip: Use a hair mask at least once a month for good results.

Top 5 Amazing Hair Masks

A proper hair mask has to be used as per the requirements according to particular hair type and ingredient list. There are a lot of hair masks available in the market but very fewer hair masks tend to deliver promised results  to the hair. Here is the list of five best hair masks you can use to get good and long-lasting results.

1. L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Masque

Mythic hair oil

This product by L’Oreal has shown it’s worth in the market. Does exactly what it says. This is a product from the mythic oil range which has done wonders for its customers. Mythic oil is best for dull and dry hair and this product is very good for dry hair. This is a luxurious treatment for your hair indeed. It leaves your hair nourished, refreshed, glossy and smooth to touch. It makes your hair lustrous and shiny. But it will not give instant results to very damaged hair. It works like a blessing for normal and slightly damaged hair. The effect of this hair mask lasts for a few days and is worth every penny. The best part about this hair mask is, it has the goodness of argan oil and cottonseed oil, which are rich in vitamin E, omega 3 and provide much needed nutrients to the hair. It retails for $ 37.50 for 6.7 fl. oz in the USA,

£ 17.99 for 200 ml in the UK and

₹ 840.00 for 200 ml in India.

2. Expert Serie Volume Expand Masque by L’Oreal

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This is another wonder hair mask by L’Oreal. It too delivers its promises. It is different from the other mask as it tends to give the volume boost to our hair which will definitely last for a good amount of time. When there is a good volume and strength in the hair, hair becomes bouncier, this hair mask also gives the needed shine to the hair. If you have hair that don’t look voluminous and lies flat on your head and face, then this mask would be perfect for your hair type. It comes in a green bottle, green is usually denoted as any volume giving the product in the L’Oreal range of products. It gives proper shine, nourishment and volume to the hair. It makes hair very soft to touch and has attractive packaging. The effect of this hair mask lasts for up to two days. But if you have extremely dry hair, please don’t go for this product. It also has herbal fragrance, so if you are allergic to fragrance then this isn’t made for you. It retails for about ₹ 600 for 200 ml tub in India.

3. Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Q10 Time Restore Treatment

Schwarzkopf Hair product

Do you have damaged hair? Does no product work for you? Then this is the perfect hair mask for your hair type. If this hair mask if used regularly, it can turn damaged hair into beautiful and lustrous hair. It gives a bouncy and healthy effect on its first use. It also helps in volumizing hair to an extent. At times it can act as a magic potion for frizzy and damaged hair. But the only con with this hair mask is, it doesn’t have a single natural ingredient in its list. But this doesn’t mean it is a bad hair mask. Its effects stay for a longer time and it doesn’t weigh down your hair. It will last for months with regular use. So, it is overall a very good investment for your hair care. It retails for about ₹ 900 for 200 ml tub in India.

4. Organix Org Luxury Moroccan Argan Creme Sheer Opulence Masque

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It is a very good hair mask in terms of results. Its results may vary on the type of hair one has. But it will definitely not disappoint any hair type in terms of its results. It is the best hair mask to use just before an event to get the perfect hairdo you have been dreaming of. Its packaging is a sleek golden tube with the squeezing nozzle. It gives a luxurious effect from its packaging and creamy texture of the hair mask. It tends to take away frizziness from the hair and provides soft and shiny hair. In its ingredients list, it has hydrolyzed keratin, Argan oil, coconut oil which are said to be very good for deep conditioning of hair. It conditions hair from its roots which eventually makes the hair straight. It retails for ₹ 720 for 200 ml tube in India.

5. Matrix Biolage Deep Smoothing Masque

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If you are a regular user of hair straightening and styling, then you must have experienced a very bad downfall in the growth of your hair. But don’t worry, this product comes as a magic potion for damaged hair. It deeply nourishes the damaged hair and tries to get it to its normal form. It also constricts the frizz problem in the hair. The serum infused in this hair mask is rich in nutrients that are beneficial for the growth of hair. You can notice the changes in your hair from the first use itself. Also, it is very cost-effective, which makes it the perfect hair mask in your budget. This is easily available in any market and also it has a good quantity for proper use. It has a very easy application as other hair masks. It makes hair soft and manageable. It retails for ₹ 490 for 490 gm of a tub in India.

So, these were some of the best hair masks for all types of hair conditions and damages. Let your hair loose because they have got a perfect partner in the form of these incredible hair masks.

Treatment For Hair Loss: Causes & Prevention

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Treatment For Hair Loss

There is no shadow of doubt in the fact that hair fall can be any person’s biggest nightmare. If you are someone who has been weeping their heart out every time they see the large group of hair strands on the brush, then you might want to know effective options to prevent this from happening. But first, let’s discuss the root problems for it.

Hair fall could be due to various reasons.

Common Reasons behind Hair Loss

1. Pattern baldness

Aka genetics. You might want to call your parents and ask them the reason why you were the unlucky one to inherit the problem of hair fall. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t change the fact that your genetics are to be blamed for your hair fall. The best solution in such cases is to go to the doctor to know more about it and then to take proper medication for it. 

2. Heat product damage

While we all love to style our hair in different ways it is important for us to understand the amount of damage it will cause to our hair. Regular exposure to heat products can make your hair brittle and trigger hair fall. Now if you are someone who has to style their hair every day then using heat protectants and applying oil before washing off your hair are some pro tips you could use to undo the damage.

3. Poor diet

If you like to eat junk all day then you might as well go ahead and throw all your hair products in the trash. One of the major reasons for hair fall is the lack of nourishment in our body. When we don’t eat healthily our scalp finds it difficult to absorb the required amount of nutrition; which triggers hair fall. A balanced diet is the healthiest form of diet for your hair and your body. Increase the intake of fruits, green vegetables and nuts in your diet to give your hair the nourishment it needs. 

4. Hard water

Hard water is the arch-enemy of hair. Make it a point to never wash your hair with hard water or water which is unfit for cleaning. This cannot only block all the pores in your scalp with filth but can also instigate the growth of dandruff. If you are someone who is out from home and have no options left, then try and opt for mineral water to clean your scalp.

5. Hormonal change

Our hormones happen to control lot things inside and outside our body. If you are going through hormonal changes due to things like menopause, childbirth or hormonal medicines then there is a possibility that you’ve noticed a sudden shoot up in the number of hair strands you are losing every day. The best thing to do in such situations is to notice the pattern of hair fall for some time and then reaching out to the doctor to tell them about your situation. This way they’ll be able to prescribe you pills to control this hormonal imbalance. 

6. Experimenting with Hair Products

If you are someone who loves to experiment with new hair products then you might want to slow down your horses. Changing hair products frequently and exposing them to new products can be a major reason for hair fall. With the change in hair trends we tend to follow the Instagram worthy hair coloring. What we aren’t aware of though is that the hair dyes are full of chemicals including ammonia. The use of such chemical filled hair dyes should be replaced with natural hair dye’s. Unlike beauty products hair products aren’t something which you should switch regularly. Thus, it’s for the best to let your hair get accustomed to certain products than to change them every other day. 

Now that we’ve discussed the reasons for hair fall let’s discuss the number of options one can go for to prevent this hair fall. When it comes to prevention of hair fall your choices are divided into dichotomies; with one part relying on the nature for help and the other part going for the scientific approach. Depending upon your personal choices and the needs of your scalp you can make your own decision.

 

Natural Remedies to prevent Hair Loss

 

The natural approach is the easier way out. Now I know that doing all the DIYs regularly can be very time consuming and tiresome and that is why I’ve chosen some of the easiest and pocket-friendly options out there in nature’s basket. As soon as you start noticing the onset of hair fall you could go ahead and fall back upon the natural techniques to save your mane.

1. Onion juice

It might sound absurd but applying onion juice can boost your hair growth. All you have to do this apply the onion juice thoroughly on all the parts of your scalp (focusing more on the roots) and letting your hair absorb the juice for 20-30 minutes before washing it. Do this twice a week for best results

2. Egg yolk mask

Be it your diet or the food for your hair eggs can be the solution to everything. Eggs contain water-soluble peptides which help in boosting hair growth and thus applying egg yolks once a week can be very beneficial for you. You have to let the yolk sit on your scalp for at least 20 minutes before washing it off with a fragrant shampoo and conditioner.

3. Oil it up

Oil can work as a great natural conditioner and also make your hair stronger. Applying coconut oil on the scalp once a week before washing your hair can boost hair growth. 

Scientific Treatments to prevent Hair Loss

 

Once you have undergone the never-ending DIYs out there and are looking for a more significant and permanent change in the hair fall situation you might want to get a hair transplant done. Hair transplant is a safe technique used to harvest the growth of hair in patches which have less or no hair. 

Hair transplant can be divided into two major categories:

  1. FUT- Follicular Unit Transplant
  2. FUE- Follicular Unit Extraction

1. Follicular Unit Transplant

Popularly known as the strip technique is a method where a strip of skin is removed from the donor area (the area with hair) and then dissected in smaller pieces. These small pieces are then harvested into the areas of the scalp with less or no hair. Now I’m well aware that the technique sounds very complicated however, it is a well-known technique and is also safe.

2. Follicular Unit Extraction

If you are completely against the idea of undergoing surgery then FUE is your go-to technique. All the doctor has to do is place healthy hair follicles (extracted from the donor area) into the scalp by making tiny incisions on the recipient’s area. This technique is far less complicated, less time consuming and is minimally invasive. 

So, there you have it Natural & Scientific approach to prevent hair loss plus the reasons why it occurs in the first place.

Quirky Hair Extensions – Fake it if you can’t make it

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Top 10 “Fake it if you can’t make it” Ideas

Who doesn’t love celebrity styled hairs that look Insta-worthy ? The trick though not known by many of us is that these droolworthy hairstyles are achieved using hair extensions? They’re the best thing in the tress department which help you like a new you every single day. The right hair extensions are key to instantly glam up any look!

We list down our recommendation of the quirkiest hair extensions out there so that you can run away with the circus some day!

1. Dutch Braids

Quirky Hair Extensions


Dutch braids have been around for centuries and will be so. Why you ask? Because they’re just GOAT! This braided hairstyle works perfectly to amp up any ordinary look. You can easily do it for music festivals because not only is it functional, staying put while you dance during hot, dry, and dusty conditions, it looks stylish and daring. If you find your braids not thick enough, you can always use hair extensions to make those braids thicker and longer.

2. Bubble Pigtails

We love the playful and girly vibe this hairstyle creates. This looks rad with long hair because you’re able to go all-out with the bubbles. However, if you have them chopped off, worry not! This could be the perfect opportunity to use hair extension which will add the exra volume and length needed to make this hairstyle come to life. 

3. Space Buns

Space bun

The 90’s iconic Space buns have made a comeback and how! These cute buns are easy to make and look cute on everyone. Though they might be a bit too extra on regular days, they work perfectly fine for music festivals, day outs or carnivals. You can also put your own spin on this popular look by adjusting the placing or accessorizing it. Borrow some tresses to make nice voluminous buns and you’re sure to stand out!

4. Faux-Locs

Dreads and it’s culture is really fascinating with a long and rich history attached to it. It’s time to make a debut in the world of Faux. They are super versatile, fun and just about anyone can wear them– that’s why faux is really kind of fantastic. You can experiment with dreadlocks and braids of all different styles, textures, lengths, and colors. There are just so many possible variations that you could wear your hair differently every day for a year.

5. Unicorn Hair

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Short-haired beauties aren’t the only ones who can play around with the power bob hairstyles. Ladies with long hair, you’re not excluded! If you wish for your hair to go all short and spunky but feared losing those long waist grazing tresses, here’s the perfect solution for you. Just clip on the razor cut bob weaves and Viola! It’s a new (and temporary) you!

7. Pull-Through Braid

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A twist to the plain old braid, this ‘do is functional, keeps your hair off your face while also adding a fun element to your overall look. You can easily achieve this look by making a fishtail braid and then pulling sections of the braid loose. You could also aim for a hippie-chic vibe by adding a few flowers through the braid. Use hair extensions for added length and volume to the braid.

8. Neon Hair

We bring you the secret of forever being the life of the party. Neon all the wayy! Jazz up your mundane locks with vibrant Neon clip-on streaks! Look fab all night, stealing all the attention (and some jealous glances)! Who knew you could get such fancy highlights with zero effort, right?

9. Hair Rings

Tbh, let’s move over flowercrowns– there is so much more to experiment with in the hair accessory department! To spice up your look, try adding hair rings to your braids which give out an edgy and fierce vibe. You’re also free to experiment with more elements like coloured extensions, glitter and flowers to stand out! 

10. Hair Stencils

Who said only tattoos let your body speak? Make a splash by flaunting all those funky colors and art through your hair! Yes, you heard that right. Bring out your creativity and let your hair do all the talking. Use stencils to write, draw, paint or design on your hair. And if you’re scared of the damage or can’t keep up with the lasting time, what are hair extensions for? Rave by the night and work by the day! Perfect hair always!

Natural Hair Dye – Color Your Hair At Home

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Natural Hair Dyes: Here's All You Need To Know

Natural Hair Dye

Switching up your hair color seems like a quick and quirky way to change your look. If you are someone who has been yearning to change their hair color but due to the constant fear of ruining your hair quality decided to hold your horses, then we’ve got you covered. 

If you’ve not been living under a rock, then I’m pretty sure you while scrolling through your feed would have come across ‘hair dye disaster stories’. While a good hair color can do wonders for your appearance you must acknowledge that you can’t put your health at stake for it. 

Is bidding adieu to your dream of getting a hair color done the only solution? Well, ladies, you can take a sigh of relief since there is a healthy alternative out there. 

We all are well-aware of organic beauty products being the vogue in the town. These are creating a lot of buzz in the market and many people have ditched their chemical loaded products for a natural approach. Natural hair dyes these days have emerged as a great way to eliminate harmful chemical dyes from our life.

What are natural hair dyes?

Natural hair dyes are hair colors which are made without the use of any harmful chemicals. Depending upon the color one is looking for options like beetroot, henna and carrots are available in the market. Another important thing to note is that natural hair dyes simply deposit on the surface of your hair, unlike chemical dyes which lift the real color of your hair causing damage.

Benefits of Natural Hair Dye

1. Goodbye frizzy hair

Chemical hair dyes are have gotten a bad name since they happen to eat out all the nourishment from the scalp. Now I know there are a lot of hair colors out there which claim to give smooth hair after use but I’ve hardly been happy with the way my hair has ended up looking once the color got stripped off. Natural hair dyes, on the other hand, do not deteriorate the quality of your hair since the ingredients used in them are organic and in most cases help in nourishing your scalp.

2. No pongy smell

Something which a lot of women complain about in their hair color is the obnoxious chemical-laced smell. There are a lot of companies who try to make their product smell pleasant however, to do that they end up using more chemicals which can cause further harm to your hair. Natural hair dyes might not smell like flowers however; they aren’t infused with chemicals either to cover up the smell of chemicals. 

3. No sucking out the life

Having a dry and itchy scalp is inevitable after using a hair dye. Chemical dye tends to absorb all the moisture from your scalp making it look dead. Most of the chemical dyes focus on opening up the pores of your scalp to enhance the color. Using a natural hair dye might not help you in locking in the moisture but it will surely not cause more harm than good as in the case of chemical dyes.

4. No allergic reaction

The ‘hair dye gone wrong’ stories are there on the internet every other day which shows how harmful the chemicals used in these dyes are. We need to make wise choices while choosing the correct hair color. One cannot compromise with the physical well-being to save a couple of bucks. Natural hair dyes do not contain toxic chemicals and thus the chances of you having an allergic reaction to them are rare.

5. Never-ending aftercare

If you think after getting your hair colored all your hassles will end then you might be in for a surprise. The aftercare of maintaining the color is like a herculean task since there is a long list of things you must follow and abstain from to make the color last longer. The huge amount of money that one has to shell away in buying new products is another good reason to ditch the chemical dyes. 

6. No ammonia

Many hair dyes have some amount of ammonia added in them. When we use artificial hair dyes our scalp pores widen up to absorb more color. Ammonia, on the other hand, can get mixed with the bloodstream affecting our body with adverse side effects. 

7. Hassle-free

One thing women who color their hair at home can relate to is reading the instruction manual. The number of steps along with the exact quantities at times can be very time consuming and complex. Regular errands to the parlor to get the hair colored can cut a huge hole in your pocket. Natural hair comparatively is hardly going to cost you money and is also going to save you from regular trips to the parlor.

What can be used as Natural Hair Dyes?

1. Carrot juice

carrot-juice-for hair color

Now I know this might sound a bit bizarre but using carrot juice can help you color your hair. If you are someone who has relatively lighter hair color then using carrot juice along with a carrier oil like coconut oil will give your hair a popped up color. Make sure you rinse your newly colored hair with apple cider vinegar and reapply the juice every 4 days for the best results. 

2. Beetroot

beetroot-juice-hair color

For the people looking for a dark shade on their hair beetroot is the best ingredient out there. Using a hair dye with beetroot in it will give you a deep shade of red. You could simply use it along with a carrier oil or mix it with henna powder for the best results. 

3. Henna with coffee

henna with coffee

The use of henna to color hair can be traced back to ancient times. When there weren’t a lot of methods to color hair people during that time opted for the archaic method of mixing different ingredients with henna powder to give their hair a new color. Mixing coffee with henna is going to give your hair a brown shade. Henna can also be the best option to touch up the roots for women who have dark-colored hair.

With that, I hope you guys are finally ready to say goodbye to your old hair dyes to replace them with something that your hair would thank you for.