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Tips for Healthy hair

  • Have a good diet which should include lots of leafy green vegetables, fruits and sprouts.
  • Avoid shampoos as far as possible. Instead use sikkakai or besan or paste of fenugreek(methi) seeds, it will clean and soften the hair. If that is not possible, then go for herbal shampoos.
  • Henna or mehandi is a best way to keep a cool head. It conditions the hair, promotes growth, protects our hair from the harmful effects of the sun and also  gives a glossy tint. However person with sinus problems should avoid this.
  • Use wide toothed comb to remove tangles and do not comb wet hair. Avoid using hair dryer to dry your hair. Do not tie your hair tightly. Always use coated rubber bands or soft hair tie.
  • Brush your hair daily using a brush with rounded tip bristles to improve blood circulation.
  • Apply paste of gooseberry powder to prevent hair graying and falling. You can add gooseberry powder to henna paste also. Include amla or gooseberry in your diet as it is a rich source of vitamin C.
  • Grind grated coconut with a little water and squeeze out thick milk. Massage this milk into the hair roots 3 times a week to prevent hair loss naturally.
  • Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek(methi) seeds in water overnight. In the morning, grind it and apply the paste on the scalp and wash it off after half an hour to get rid of dandruff. This natural remedy for dandruff is very effective. This natural remedy also stops hair fall.
  • Heat coconut oil, switch off the gas when heated, then add neem flowers to it. Close it and keep it aside. When cooled, filter it and use that oil regularly to prevent dandruff.
  • Grind white pepper with milk, warm it and apply it on the scalp, then wash it off  after 15 minutes to cure dandruff. Do this once in a week.
  • Apply 2 tbsp of vinegar (diluted in a little water) to the scalp and massage gently and wash your hair after 15-20 minutes. This natural remedy also cures dandruff.
  • Mix a little sour curd, fresh lemon juice and apply it to the scalp. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This home remedy helps to get rid of dandruff. Do it once in a week.
  • Fenugreek tea is not only good for the health but also nourishes and promotes hair growth if taken regularly.
  • Cover your hair with a scarf or shawl  during travel to prevent tangles and to protect your hair from dust. 
  • Home remedy for frizzy hair: Massage warm castor oil + almond oil into your scalp gently. Wrap a hot towel (dip towel in hot water (bearable) and squeeze the excess water) around your scalp so that the oil gets absorbed into the hair. Do this once a week for healthy, silky, lustrous hair. It also controls frizz.
  • Avoid chemical treatment on your hair. Hibiscus(Gulhar) flowers and leaves are good conditioners for the hair. You can grind 2-3 leaves or flowers and use its juice along with your herbal shampoo.
  • Always dilute shampoo in a little water and use it. Do not use it directly. Wet your hair first and then apply this diluted shampoo. 18 Amla Oil nourishes and promotes hair growth. It also prevents hair fall.
  • Apply a few drops of olive oil to get rid of frizz. Wash frizzy hair with cold water.
  • Massage your scalp with olive oil using your finger tips. Remain for half an hour and wash hair well. This natural remedy is an excellent conditioning treatment. Do this once in a week for healthy hair. It also controls frizz.
  • Vinegar is a great conditioner and can give shine to your hair. Mix 1 tbsp of vinegar to a mug of water and use it to your last rinse. It also controls frizz in dry hair..
  • Conditioner for dry hair: Add 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and 1/2 tsp of vinegar(sirka) to it. Mix well and apply it to your scalp and remain for half an hour. Then wash well with a mild shampoo.
  • Home remedy to get rid of lice and nits:
     Mix vinegar with a little water and apply to the scalp. Leave it for 20-30 minutes. Then remove the lice using lice comb and the nits by hand. Then wash your hair well. Vinegar help to loosen the nits and they can be removed easily. Do this for a few days to get rid of lice and nits. Keep your pillow covers, towels and combs clean by washing them in hot water. Then soak them for 5 minutes in warm water to which a few drops of antiseptic solution is added and dry them. Do not share combs, hats, scarf or anything used for hair with anybody.
    Powder Custard apple(sita fal) seeds. Mix it with a little water and apply it to the scalp. Wash it off after 20 minutes with a herbal shampoo. This home remedy for head lice is very effective.

    Grind a handful of neem and tulsi/basil leaves together and apply to the scalp. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes. Do this regularly 2-3 times a week to get rid of lice faster.
    Apply olive oil lavishly on the hair. Remain for an hour. Then comb the hair using the lice comb to remove lice and nits. This is an effective home remedy for head lice. Then wash hair well with a mild shampoo.
  • Drink 8-9 glasses of water(3-4 liters) daily.
  • Squeeze juice of 1 lemon in a mug of water and use it for the final rinse for oily hair.  
  • Take food rich in protein, essential fatty acids, carotenes, iron, silica, zinc, Vitamins E , C ,Vitamin B (especially biotin) to have a healthy head of hair.  27. Exercise for 5 days a week as it improves blood circulation to your scalp.
  • Lastly maintain a healthy life style as the health of your hair is related to your lifestyle.