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Friday, 24 January 2014

How To Fight With Dandruff

Dandruff is a common complain, especially in the winters.Since most people wash their hair with warm water during the winter season, this often causes the scalp to become dry and flaky.

What can Cause Dandruff?

Many factors such as stress or a bad diet. A dry scalp may be due to a deficiency in protein in the diet and a greasy scalp, due to over production of sebum or oil producing flaking on the scalp. One usually develops dry dandruff in cold weather and greasy dandruff when it's warm.

Sometimes it can be a very embarrassing problem and at the same time difficult to treat. Here are some home remedies which can be helpful to fight with dandruff.

Massaging lemon juice to the scalp can help eliminate the problematic flakes of dandruff. Massage the juice into the hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off with plain water. Repeat every day for better result.

The acidic and conditioning properties of Curd (dahi) helps to fight dandruff. Ferment a small amount of curd (enough to cover your scalp) for two days. Apply it and leave for 1 hour. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeat this atleast twice a week for better result.

Crush two tablets of aspirin into a fine powder and add it to the amount of shampoo that you would use to wash your hair. Once it's in lather, let it remain in the hair for 1-2 minutes and then rinse. Then wash the hair again with normal shampoo in order to eliminate any powder that may remain. This is because aspirin contains salicylates, which is the active ingredient in dandruff shampoos that contain salicylic acid.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, it can keep your dandruff away too! It has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Make a paste with equal quantities of apple and orange and apply it on the scalp. Wash your hair after 20-30 minutes with a shampoo.

Replace your shampoo with baking soda for a few weeks; vigorously rub a handful of baking soda into the scalp and rinse thoroughly. Repeat as you would in your regular schedule of washing your hair.

Natural oils like coconut, almond or olive can be used to keep the scalp moisturised and prevent dandruff. Simply warm up some oil in a bowl and apply with a scalp massage, ensuring that the entire scalp is covered. Wrap the hair and scalp in a towel and leave the oil on overnight. Then rinse the hair in the morning.

Aloe vera gel contains healing, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Applying fresh aloe vera gel on the scalp keeps dandruff at bay. Keep the gel on for 30 minutes and wash off.

Neem has the antiseptic property, which helps in getting rid of dandruff. Apply neem leaves paste on your scalp to fight dandruff as it is a very effective home remedy. Neem leaves is successful in treating lice, treating dandruff and many other eruptions on the scalp.

Tea tree oil is a natural home remedy for dandruff. Tea tree oil has natural antiseptic and antibiotic properties, which make it best to get rid of dandruff. You can apply tea tree oil directly to the scalp, or add few drops to your regular shampoo.

Reetha, which is soap nut, is an ideal solution to get rid of dandruff. You can use powder of reetha and make a paste out of it. Apply for two hours and rinse it off. This way you can treat dandruff at home.

There are few packs which can be easily prepared at home. These packs are very useful to fight with dandruff.

Lemon and Garlic 

Mix 1 tbsp. of lemon juice with 2 tbsp. of garlic. Apply paste to the scalp. Lemon juice will help you to get rid of flakes. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and is best to kill the bacteria on the scalp. Leave this anti dandruff treatment on scalp for 20 to 30 minutes and then shampoo your hair.

Egg-yoghurt pack

A mixture of egg yolk and sour yoghurt also nourishes hair strands and stimulates the oil balance of the scalp. Apply the mixture on the scalp for half-an-hour. Then rinse and shampoo.

Beetroot leaves and Henna

Crush beetroot leaves in heena powder to make a paste. Apply this mixture to remove dandruff.

Besan and Curd 

Mix 4 tbsp. Chickpea Flour also known as besan in curd to make thick paste. Apply on the scalp and leave it for an hour. You can few drops of lemon to get rid of oil of curd. This is a good home remedy to treat dandruff.

Friday, 27 December 2013

How To Fight With Grey Hair

Myths about Grey Hair :

1. Growing age causes grey hair.
2. Plucking of grey hair causes more to grow back & increase the number
3. Colorizing your hair makes your hair turn grey
4. Spending more time in sun makes your hair grey
5. Blow drying the Hair causes grey hair

 What are the actual reasons :

  • Stress
  • Illness like Thyroid
  • Vitamin B complex
  • medications
  • wrong diet

All Your hair needs Vitamins,Protein,Minerals,nourishment

Your Diet must consists of :

Green Leafy Vegetable,Bananas,Tomatoes,Liver Kidney,Green Vegetables (Source Of Vitamin B)
Fish,Cheese,Pea nuts, Almonds,Yogurt,Milk,Soy milk,Beans,Egg (Source Of Proteins)
Egg,Chicken,Whole grains(Source Of Minerals)
Orange & Yellow Fruits,Dark Green Vegetables (Source Of Vitamin A)
Lots of Water

Easy Home Made Remedies to Fight with Grey Hair :

  • Take a cup of strong black tea (without milk), and to this add a tablespoon of salt. When cold, strain the tea and massage it on the roots. Leave it on for 60 minutes, and then rinse off with cold water. Do not use shampoo.
  • Neem oil prevents graying of hair. Try this home remedy for curing all scalp infections as well.
  • Apply aloe vera gel to stop getting grey hair at early age.
  • The juice of onion is an extremely helpful home remedy in curing premature graying of hair and giving reddish tinge to your hair .This treatment is very helpful in curing baldness, and hair loss naturally at home.
  • Massage your hairs with coconut oil and Lemon everyday for at least 15 minutes.
  • " Amla " is the best cure for grey hair and falling hair. Regular massage of "amla" paste rubbed into the scalp has worked wonders in many cases, frequently reversing the process of greying or falling off of hair.

Monday, 16 December 2013

How To Fight With Hair Fall

Hello Everyone, now a days most of us are facing some common hair related problems. One of the most common issue is “Hair fall”. If you want to fight and reduce hair fall, You would need to root cause it. Meaning first you have to find out what is the cause behind it. There are some possible reasons which generally causes hair fall,

  • lack of proper nutrition
  • aging
  • hormonal changes
  • stress
  • split ends
  • heredity
  • prolonged illness
  • medication like steroids

Here are some tips which can help to reduce hair fall.

Hot oil treatments: Take any natural oil - olive, coconut - and heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage it gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then shampoo your hair.

Natural juices: You can rub your scalp with either garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice. Leave it on overnight and wash it thoroughly in the morning.

Get a head massage: Massaging your scalp for a few minutes daily will help stimulate circulation. Good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Circulation may be improved through massage by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base.

Antioxidants: Apply warm green tea (two bags brewed in one cup of water) on your scalp and leave this mixture on for an hour and then rinse. Green tea contains antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth.

Practice meditation: Believe it or not, most of the times, the root cause for hair loss is stress and tension. Meditation can help in reducing that and restore hormonal balance.

Neem is one of the most sort after herbs on the country : It has many benefits, both health and beauty. And when it comes to beauty, it has some very effective hair benefits too. Boil neem leaves in water until the water level falls to half its initial quantity and then cool it. Rinse out your hair with the mixture once a week.
Here are some pack which can help when the hair fall is more.

Pack 1: Aloe Vera mixed with herbal Amla, shikakai and neem powder gives lustrous hair.
Pack 2: Henna, egg whites and curd when used together stops hair fall.
Pack 3: Honey, olive oil, cinnamon mixed together make for a soothing yet effective hair growth pack.
Few things you can do now to stop hair loss after. Following these guidelines are good to follow in regular life,

Wash your hair with warm to normal temperature water. Too much hot water can also damage the hair.

Washing your hair regularly can cause hairfall. Scalp produces its own oil which nourish your hair.So it is better to wash once or twice a week until they are really dirty with warm water.

Stick to one shampoo or shower gel. If it is repeatedly changed it could cause damage to your hair as shampoos aren't natural, you would be adding more and more chemical products in your hair which could damage them and cause them to fall out.

Keep an eye on your diet. Try avoiding junk food & replace your tea/coffees with plain water.