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REVERSE SHAMPOOING 

Shampooing after you condition . Sounds weird right ? Reverse washing is something that that everyone (well not everyone) has been embracing lately.  I have been doing this for a week and my hair looks better than ever.  A little insight of what my hair type is. My scalp is super oily whereas my strands are super dry . This technique has worked wonderfully .

 

REVERSE SHAMPOOING
REVERSE SHAMPOOING

Shampooing at the end ensure that your hair doesn’t weigh down due to excess moisture.  The technique is particularly effective for people with finer hair, since it leaves your hair shiny and voluminous.

There are a few things that need to be kept in mind .

  1. Always make sure that your hair is completely wet before applying the conditioner . Not doing so will make it difficult for you to distribute the conditioner through out the hair . Never apply conditioner to your roots .
  2. After you apply your conditioner, leave it in for the regular amount of time that you would normally use.
  3. This step is crucial , NEVER RINSE off the conditioner .  If you rinse your conditioner out and THEN apply shampoo, you’re very likely going to end up with dry, brittle, tangled hair. Use your shampoo to remove your conditioner.

By doing this I find that my hair is a lot less tangled and a lot more bouncier than when I shampoo the traditional way.

 

Benefits of castor oil

Castor oil for hair care is one of the oldest known beauty treatments.

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Castor oil is filled with some excellent vital nutrients such as vitamin E, minerals and proteins, which are required for healthy hair.

Here is what you need to know about castor oil

1. Combats hair loss
2. Helps in hair growth
3. Reduces split ends and hair breakage
4. Makes hair dark and shiny

Vitamin B Complex for healthy hair
Vitamin B Complex for healthy hair

 

B vitamins consist of a group of water soluble vitamins that are essential to your overall health. Vitamin B complex contains every sort of Vitmin B like  vitamins B6, B12 and biotin.

Although the B class vitamins are great on their own, they are a true powerhouse when grouped together. Here’s what you can expect to see:

A REDUCTION IN HAIR LOSS

LESS GRAY HAIR as vitamin B slows down the graying process.

LONGER HAIR due to more rapid hair growth.

SHINE, SHINE, SHINE!

Find my post on Food for Healthy hair here 

 

 

Henna is popularly known as Mehendi.Henna is found in places like Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  In ancient times, Henna was used for creating dyes, which were then used for coloring hair.

Henna for healthy hair
Henna for healthy hair

It makes your hair stronger and healthy, if applied regularly. It also makes you hair look smooth and Henna is a natural conditioner. A regular and direct application of henna helps keep dandruff and itchiness at bay.

Henna is a natural herbal powder which is mostly used for coloring hair.

There are different types of Henna

  • Natural Henna
  • Red Henna
  • Black Henna
  • Herbal Henna

Black Henna

Black henna is henna that manufacturers have added black dye to in order to create darker tattoos or black hair color. This can be very dangerous to the skin as it is known to cause blisters, sores, and scarring.  It is advised to just stay away from black henna altogether.

Red Henna

Red henna is used often to dye hair.Your hair color will come out some shade of reddish-orange depending on the darkness of your original hair color. It is also known to leave your hair feeling thick and silky.

Natural Henna

Natural henna is most commonly used for temporary body art. It is also used for hair conditioning and dying. If you use natural henna to dye your hair, expect a rich dark brown shade as a result. It will leave your hair full of strength and shine.

Herbal Henna

Herbal henna is also used for staining the skin for temporary tattoos as well as a treatment for the hair. This type of henna is known mostly for its medicinal properties. It is great for promoting hair growth, curing scalp disorders and giving the hair natural strength and life. It leaves behind a rich reddish-brown color, so be sure you want this color before proceeding on with use. So if you are looking for a dye that will leave you with a rich color and soothing scalp relief, herbal henna is the perfect choice.

Source: Website 

High quality henna is a bright green and sifted several times. Cheaper hennas need more sifting which you can usually tell from comparing to other better sifted hennas, or else they can clog applicators.

Henna for healthy hair
Henna for healthy hair

Henna is a natural ingredient, it has no side effects. It is a great conditioner which helps to maintain the quality of your hair. Henna contains properties that help fight against the bacteria and germs. It gives volume to the hair shaft and also carries essential pigments, making your hair beautiful, silky and strong.

How to use Henna:

1. Measure the quantity as per your hair length.

2. You can also add various additives such as Indian Gooseberry, popularly known as Amla that makes hair lustrous.

3. For mixing medium, I like to use Tea water.

To make Tea water: Heat used (at least 5) Tea bags in approximately 1 liter of water. Strain the boiled water and allow it to cool down.

Add the cooled Tea water to the Henna making a fine paste.

Tea Water is a natural conditioner

4. Leave the mixture aside in the refrigerator for some time

5. Apply it over the scalp with the help of a brush. You may apply it with your hands too, but that could result in your fingertips getting colored with the henna.

6. Let the mixture dry for a span of forty five minutes to one hour.

7. Rinse with cool water.

This step is optional:

After Rinsing your hair and before applying a non-drying shampoo, you can apply 3 egg whites ( depending on the length of your hair )  to you hair including you scalp. Let it rest for about 15 minutes and rinse with cold water and not warm water (Now we wouldn’t  want the eggs to cook on our scalp. Would we? )

8. Shampoo your hair with a non-drying shampoo.

Egg whites prevent the hair from getting dry ad Henna even though it is a natural conditioner if used regularly, it does have a tendency to dry out the hair.

 

Henna for healthy hair
Henna for healthy hair

Oily scalp is something that I have been suffering for every since I can remember . Experts say that “Scalp type is dictated by your face and scalp skin type. So if you have oily skin, scalp will be oily. Hair ends are affected by outside conditions like sun and heat and also hair products and hair treatments like blow dry.”

Here are two Homemade hair masks that works wonders for oily scalped people such as ME.

1.  Honey & Egg Yolk Hair Mask

hair mask for oily scalp(Source : website )

 

2. Strawberries : Yes, you read it right, Strawberries

strawberry hair mask for oily scalp

healthy har with eggs jpegEggs are known to be rich in protein, vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants that can repair various hair problems and give you healthy shiny hair. 

Eggs are known to combat split ends, dry brittle hair, hair loss, dry scalp , dull hair and most importantly they condition you hair.

Crack at least 2 eggs into a bowl and mix thoroughly. For longer hair, you may need more eggs. Massage the mixed eggs onto dry hair. Make sure to really saturate your hair. This can get messy, so you may want to do it over the bathroom sink. Allow 15 minutes for your hair to absorb the eggs. Then rinse your hair thoroughly with cold water only. Cold water not only closes the hair follicle, but it won’t cook the egg as warm or hot water can. After rinsing, shampoo as usual.