Herbal Hair Care Tips for winter

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Winter is the time that plays real torment on your hair. If you have been caring enough for your hair, it is time to give some extra care. Although there are several hair care products available in the market, opting for natural or herbal hair care solutions have proved to give long lasting effects during winter season.

For a dull, rough and unmanageable hair, simple homemade herbal solutions are more workable. This can make the hair grow with all the essential softness and shine. Thus, you may follow simple things from home to help the hair stay in the normal state for years.

To save your hair and polish it with moisture, here are some of the trusted herbal solutions which can really help the hair grow with volume and fullness.

  1. Avoid Shampooing: Shampoo strips moisture from the scalp and hair, so wash strands every other day. Everyone’s hair is unique and so taking the winter conditions into account skipping shampoo and opting for a quick rinse after a natural hair conditioning treatment works just fine to keep hair clean and moisturized.

Natural Hair conditioning Method

Blend all the ingredients (1 Ripe Banana, 2 Table Spoon Honey and 2 Table Spoon Olive oil) in a blender to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on to hair and leave it for half an hour. To avoid dripping wear a shower cap. Rinse thoroughly with water since banana can stick to your hair. Pat dry the hair.

  1. Avoid blow-drying and brushing a wet hair: In order to prevent hair damages and other breakages, it is advised to avoid blow-drying and brushing your hair when it is wet. Once the hair strands are parched, comb the hair using a wide-toothed comb with a few drops of olive oil.
  2. Avoid exposure to lice: An itchy and dry scalp always causes discomfort and embarrassment. Sometimes it gives rise to the doubt that whether it is an onset of lice attack. The best solution to prevent dandruff is to take a quick, cool shower to reduce scalp’s exposure to the drying hot water.
  3. Massage the scalp with Vitamin E and coconut oil: Before taking a shower, massage the scalp with Vitamin E, olive, or coconut oil. These oils can moisturize the dry hair and at the same time replenish natural scalp oils. Tea tree oil can also be used as a popular treatment option for fungal and bacterial infections like dandruff. Wash the hair and scalp with tea tree oil daily to naturally cure a dry, itchy head.
  4. Switch Grooming Routine: Combing hair using natural bristles can help to redistribute oils from the scalp to the rest of the hair. Stick to cotton hats (which conduct much less static electricity than acrylic and wool) during winter.

Natural Ways for Winter Hair Protection

Keep warm on a Cold Day: Take quick showers in 5 minutes and use only lukewarm water on a cold day. Exposure to hot water can strip moisture from your hair and skin.

Dress for the weather: When heading outdoors, try to wear clothes that will keep you warm with a scarf, hat and gloves to avoid prolonged exposure to cold air and wind burn.

Consume Healthy Fats: During winter store your shelves with healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids, such as nuts, fish, olive oil, sardines and avocados.

Keep hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

Eat Fruits & vegetables Rich in vitamin C: Vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruit or oranges and dark green leafy vegetables can help boost your body’s production of collagen (a protein that maintains skin and other connective tissues).

Misconceptions About Hair

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Hair is definitely one of the main beauty concerns of women since time immemorial. Studies show that women spent an average of 40 minutes a day on maintaining hair. It is also estimated that British women spend about an average of £40,000 on hair care products in their lifetime, which makes up about 30% spent on all cosmetics. Though it is an endeavor that claims so much time and money, only a small percentage of women opt for the convenient pixie cut or boyish cut. Since it is of so much importance to most women, let me clarify some common misconceptions about hair and hair care.

Chemical Treatments

Many moms and grand moms tell their girls that treatments like perming, smoothening and rebonding can cause severe hair fall. This is not at all true. Chemical treatments influence only the quality of hair, not quantity. You only need to make sure not to use an overdose of chemicals, as it may cause hair shaft breaking. Also, it is not a good idea to go for these treatments frequently. The recommended interval between treatments is 12 to 16 weeks. Needless to say, use only quality chemicals from reputed companies.

Dead Follicles

Another misconception which many dubious companies use to their advantage is that hair growth can be restored to dead hair follicles using certain special oils. Don’t be tempted with such claims as once hair folliclesare dead, they are substituted with tissues and no treatment can revitalise them. But certain treatments like Laser therapy are found to be effective in improving hair growth from live follicles. But as far as dead follicles are concerned, the only currently available remedy is hair transplant.

Genetics

Many women believe that hair loss is genetic. This is also a misleading information. Hair growth, or the lack of it, is polygenetic, meaning it is governed by genetic traits including your immediate and far relatives. This also means you are likely to have serious hair fall if several persons in your family have this deficiency.

Shaving and Trimming

I have heard some men advice their girlfriends/wives that shaving their head or cutting hair short, improves subsequent hair growth. You need to know that hair is made up of dead tissues and no matter what you do, it won’t make any difference in its growth. Growth of hair happens in the root, which is inside the skin. But the thickness of hair is greater at the base and this is why hair feels thicker following a haircut.

Shampooing

Many women consider frequent washing of hair causes hair fall and keep shampooing to a maximum of once a week or so. This is totally absurd. Try to wash your hair daily, if possible, since it is actually good to keep your hair and scalp clean.

Helmets

Perhaps the most widespread misconception women have regarding hair care is that wearing helmets is very unhealthy for hair. They proclaim that healthy hair requires “breathing” and the lack of oxygen will cause severe hair fall, resulting in baldness. It is true that hair growth requires oxygen but they get it through the blood stream, not air. Moreover, if this argument was true, most of the women would not have any pubic hair left, as they’re always enclosed in tight under garments!

Pure Ayurvedic remedies to prevent hair Loss

Hair loss is one of the most upsetting problems for men and women in the world today. There are several ways to prevent hair loss and other hair related problems. According to traditional methods, the regular massage using coconut oil will maintain a healthy hair. Some of the effective herbal haircare remedies are:

  • Green tea
  • Lemon
  • Gooseberry
  • Coriander

Some of the oils for hair loss are:

  • Ginger oil
  • Almond oil
  • Castor oil

Green Tea:

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Green tea is a great natural remedy for hair fall and a good conditioner to strengthen the hair and also give shine and gleam to your hair. Green tea can protect your scalp and hair from sun damage. You can easily make the hair pack with;

  • Take 2 teaspoons green tea.
  • Take 1 teaspoon of mustard powder
  • Take 1 egg yolk.

Mix these ingredients into a paste and apply on your scalp. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash your hair with water well. You can feel good after using this remedy.

Lemon:

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Lemon is a natural asset for preventing hair loss and remove dandruff.

Lemon for hair loss: You can do only this thing;

Cut a lemon and rub it on your scalp, then cover your head with a towel. Leave it on night fully. Try this remedy once in a week so that you can avoid hair loss.

Lemon for Dandruff:

Rub the lemon juice thoroughly on your hair and leave it for 15 or 20 minutes. After dry and wash your hair gently. Follow this remedy 2-3 times in a week.

Gooseberry:

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Gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C; it gives strength and nurtures the hair from the root. It is a good remedy to prevent scalp dryness and its juice makes the hair shiny, black and increases the thickness. One of the best benefits is to prevent hair from greying.

  • Take a small bowl of fresh gooseberry juice.
  • Take a small bowl of fresh lemon juice.

Mix well both the juices and apply on your scalp and gently massage with your fingertips for few minutes. After few minutes, wash your hair with warm water. This remedy makes your hair stronger.

Coriander leaves:

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It is one of the best remedy for curing baldness and also beneficial for growing new hair.

  • Take some coriander leaves paste.

Apply the coriander paste on your head and leave it for few minutes, after dry and wash your head thoroughly.

  • Take some coriander leaves juice.

Apply the coriander leaves juice on your scalp and after few minutes to wash your hair well. It is used to prevent hair fall.

Oil for hair loss:

Ginger Oil:

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Commonly ginger is used to control dandruff. Ginger root is one of the effective remedies for hair loss and it makes the hair stronger. Ginger oil helps to clear the dandruff problems.

  • Take some ginger oil.
  • Take some jojoba oil

Mix the ginger oil with jojoba oil and apply on your head. It is best for increasing hair growth rate.

Almond oil:

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Almond oil gives a soft and shiny hair. It is rich in Vitamin E, which is beneficial for new hair growth.

  • Take some almond oil

Apply the almond oil on your scalp and massage well. This help to stimulate growing new hair. Put a shower cap and leave it on overnight, then use the shampoo to wash your hair well. It gives more silky and shiny hair.

Castor oil:

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Castor oil helps to regrowth hair and prevents hair loss. Also, prevent the hair from splitting and control from dandruff, dry scalp.

  • Take some castor oil
  • Take some coconut oil

Castor oil is very thick, so you can mix it with coconut oil or jojoba oil. Apply it on your scalp and massage gently. Cover your hair with a warm towel and leave it 6 or 7 hours or leave it on overnight. Then wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo until all the oil out of your hair.

Try these remedies in your home and prevent from hair fall and get a strong and shiny hair.

 

 

Home-based Natural hair care methods:

You have to give a special Natural Haircare attention for your good and healthy hair. Spend little time to care for your hair. Here are the home remedies for getting healthy and strong hair.

  1. Home-made egg shampoo:

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You can make this your own. Only you can do:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp lemon essence
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Castile (vegetable oil based) soap
  • Take half cup of water

How to make egg shampoo:

            Combine all the ingredients, which are in the list and mix all them very well. Stir the ingredients well, when it gets smooth. Now the shampoo is ready and use immediately after made.

It gives a healthy hair growing and silky hair. Let’s try in your and get a healthy hair.

2.Free from Dandruff:

          Make your head free from dandruff. It’s a simple step to make this mixer. Only you can do:

  • Take 2tsp of apple flavor vinegar.
  • Take equal amount of water.
  • Take tea tree oil-15drops.

How to make this mixer and how to apply:

            Take a bowl and mix the ingredients well. Apply this mixer on your scalp and massage well. Then wash your hair well, after a few minutes. You can try this remedy two or three times in a week.

You can feel good after using this remedy. Try it soon and get a dandruff free head.

3. Scalp Pack:

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For making scalp pack, you can use only these items:

  • Take one egg.
  • Half peeled and mashed avocado.
  • Take 2 tsp wheat seed oil.

How to make Scalp pack:

Take the egg and beat well up to foamy liquid. Then add the mashed avocado and wheat seed oil and again beat well until smooth. Use this pack immediately and cover your head with a warm towel, stay up to 30 minutes. Then wash your hair with hot water and little bit shampoo.

This pack is very good for hair. Try it soon.

 

 

Ayurvedic Treatment for Hair Growth

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Everyone have the wish to get good and strong hair. Every day more and more people are facing hair problems. For this hair problem, Ayurvedic remedies are the best to get hair beautiful, healthy and strong. Here we have to see about some of the remedies for curing hair problems. Read these remedies and try it in your home:

  1. Amala:

It contains Vitamin C and solves all the hair problems. It is the greatest component for purifying the blood and best for relief from indigestion and it resolves some health problems also.

How to apply?

  • First take some Amala and dry it, after dry you make this as the powder.
  • And apply this paste gently on your scalp.
  • Mix well with the light hot water and make as paste.
  • It makes your hair black and helps to grow your hair long.

2. Methi:

It is one of an herb and used for stimulating hair growth.

How to apply?

  • Take some methi and roasted well.
  • Mix well with the hot water and make a paste.
  • Apply this paste on your hair and cover the hair and scalp completely.
  • Let leave it for 20 minutes and wash your hair with cold water.

3. Rosemary Oil:

This oil is helpful for regrowth of your hair. This develops the functioning of nervous system and stops the premature graying of hair.

How to apply?

  • Massaging gently your head with Rosemary oil thrice in a week.

4. Ashwagandha:

It is one of an anti-oxidant herbs and gives relief from Pitta Dhosha. This Pitta Dhosha problem is one of the reasons for hair falling.

How to Use?

  • Take 6 mg of Ashwagandha capsule every day, it clears all toxins.

5. Ayurvedic Massaging with any hair oil:

Massaging the head is one of the best treatments for growing healthy hair, which improves the blood circulation to the hair root.

6. Don’t Comb wet hair:

Combing wet hair leads to breakage of hair. Just comb wet hair with your fingers gently.

7. Sleep well:

Good sleep is more important for health and relaxes mind also. It refreshes your body and keeps your body very healthy. It is helpful to get healthy hair and promote growing the hair.

Now you understand what all tip helpful for staying your hair strong and healthy. Try these remedies in your home.