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Remedies for Hair Care


Hair is formed in minute pockets in the skin known as follicles. An up growth at the base of the follicle, called papilla produces hair. Hair is made up of keratin, a type of protein. They tend to be the body’s barometer that indicates good health or the poor health. There are three types of hair that grow on the human scalp and they are:

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Dry hair
Dry hair looks dull and is often difficult to control after shampooing. They have dry and split ends. When the oil glands become inactive they make the hair dry. Dry hair needs lot of care and nourishment. They tend to be thin, rough and brittle.
Home Remedies For Dry Hair

* To a cup of coconut milk add two tablespoons of gram flour. Apply on the scalp and massage gently. Rinse the hair after five minutes. Use this method once a week.
* Make a conditioner by mixing one tablespoon of castor oil, one tablespoon of glycerin, a teaspoon of cider vinegar, a teaspoon of protein to a tablespoon of mild herbal shampoo. Apply it on scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse the hair.

* Massage the scalp with warm almond or olive oil.
Add a teaspoon of lavender oil to the coconut oil and heat it for few seconds. Massage the scalp at night and shampoo the hair next morning. Follow this procedure twice a week for soft and shiny hair.
A diet rich in zinc should be followed, as the main cause of dry hair is the deficiency of mineral zinc.

Oily Hair
The excess secretion of oil by the oil glands of the scalp makes the hair oily. They look good after shampooing but after 1-2 days they become sticky. It is more susceptible to dirt and dust. It needs washing after every 2-3 days.
Home Remedies for Oily Hair

* Mix one teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel and one tablespoon of lemon juice with one-fourth of shampoo and use the mixture to rinse the hair regularly.
* Boil two tablespoons of mint in one and a half glass of water for 20 minutes. Strain the mixture and mix it with the regular used shampoo. Using this mixture on alternative days will absorb the excess oil from the scalp.
* Apply a puree of carrots for 15 minutes and rinse the hair.

Normal hair
They can be managed easily and don’t need much care. A well-balanced and healthy diet is enough for normal hair.
Home Remedies for Normal Hair

* Application of cucumber puree for 15 minutes before washing will provide shine and heaviness to the hair.
* Soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds overnight, next morning grind the seeds and apply on the hair, rinse the hair with water after one hour and shampoo next day. It will make the hair glow.
* Periodically washing the hair with white vinegar gives a health look to the hair.
* Drinking one cup of lettuce and spinach juice in combination is highly beneficial.

Home-made Hair Solutions:

* Rum Shampoo
Combine two egg-yolks with two dessertspoonfuls of odourless linseed oil and two dessertspoonfuls of rum. Soak the hair and scalp. Keep on for one hour and rinse off with warm water.

* Egg Shampoo
Beat two egg yolks in a glass of hot water. Strain, soak hair and scalp. Keep on for one hour. Rinse off with warm water.

* Hair Tonic
Put 130 gms, each dried reetha, shikaki and amla into one litre water. Keep it for few hours and boil them. After cooling strain and use as a shampoo.

* Hair Conditioner
Mix together 1 egg, 2 tablespoons castor oil, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 1 teaspoon glycerine. Beat constantly and massage on scalp. Wash your hair after 20 minutes.

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