Some people treat their hair in a shocking way. Instead of giving it the respect it deserves, they tug at it with their hair brush, secure it with plain elastic bands that stick to the hair, lick it, chew it, clean their inky hands with it, stick their pens in it, wipe that excess eye-liner off on it, and while shampooing, rub it, scrub it, pull it and generally bash it around before stuffing it under the full blast of a hair dryer. Phew! It's shameful. Just because they're not going bald in a hurry, they take it for granted. And then they wonder why their hair isn't a shiny, swinging, sexy mane like in the ads, in spite of using the same shampoo! Well, understand the facts of life. Hair is delicate, growing stuff which need to be handled with care, a lot of care.

First, identify your hair type. Is it normal, oily or dry?

So, how do you know the hair’s normal? Well, if your hair isn't a constant maze of split ends, doesn't become oily quickly and is fairly well behaved, you could say it is normal.


Hair Wash

The best way of washing hair is with Aritha (Soap nuts) and Shikakai (Acacia Concinna) Powder. It does not have any chemicals or any other side effects. Aritha (Soap nuts) and Shikakai (Acacia Concinna) powder.


Shampoos

Dry Hair - Egg, Herbal shampoo or any shampoo for dry hair.

Like: Olive Shampoo, Bamboo Shampoo

Normal Hair
- For normal hair fruit shampoos or henna shampoo is good.

Like: Pomegranate shampoo

Oily Hair – any lemon Shampoo or that contains lemon as a major ingredient.

Like: Aloe Vera shampoo


Hair Oil

Oil your hair at least once in a week. If you have dry hair then oil it twice a week. Hair oil gives the necessary moisturizers to your hair. Herbal hair oil provides you the necessary nourishment along with the moisturizers.


Hair Conditioners

Henna

Henna conditions and colors your hair.

Dry hair - Add some milk, water and 1-2egg yolks in henna. This mixture will not dry your hair and will make it soft and manageable. Apply it monthly.

Normal to Oily Hair - Add water, lemon, egg yolks in henna. You can apply Henna fortnightly.


Home-made Conditioners

Add 1/4 cup of vinegar in 1/2 bucket of water. This will give a good shine to your hair. Mix curds and egg yolks together and apply it for 1hour.


Quick-Fix Hair Tips

To have an instant luster just before a big night, beat an egg without the yolk, squeeze half a lemon into it and apply to hair avoiding the scalp than rinse and wash in another half an hour. Be sure to give your hair a last rinse with some rose water because we don't want you going out smelling like an egg.


 
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