Hair: A beauty asset

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Who doesn’t love Lustrous, Thick and Healthy Hair?? And yes, hair is the most important asset to us!! A lot of people complain about various hair problems; be it, dandruff, hair fall, dull, greasy and thin, oily hair, split ends and the list goes on…

What do you think is the problem? The heat, the chemicals, the strong dyes, the increasing interest in colour highlighting?? Yes, they add on to the problem.

But…

Did you ever think, food can also contribute to the hair problem??  Work upon your food habit first and topical applications cannot work alone for hair growth!

Healthy Hair

Glossy, luxurious and healthy hair is not luck-by-chance or by birth. Everyone faces some kind of hair problem depending on their heredity, hormonal changes and anxiety levels. Hair nurturing is a must and that comes from eating right.

Diet rich in Iodine, Iron and vitamin B complex is very crucial for Healthy hair, hence have them frequently.

Iron comes from Egg yolk, Liver, Meat and for vegans, it is GREEN LEAFY VEGGIES!!

Make conscious efforts to eat fresh fruits, nuts, cottage cheese, egg and fish.

Do drink 8 glasses of water a day and see your hair growing well.

Healthy Hair

Yeast is known to improve hair growth; add “vegemite”, a taste enhancer and a yeast extract to your soup and juice. 

“Good Hair Days make me feel like – I can Rule the World”

Did you know?

Hair is a dead protein and protein-rich foods work wonder for hair. Hair also grows the fastest in the night, hence applying oil in the night is very effective.

5 Different Hair problems

Diets have to be fine-tuned according to the hair type.

 Hair root requires nourishment which comes from food and circulation comes from oiling, massage.


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What’s the right diet for your hair?? 

   Greasy Hair: The scalp secrets oil.

So, avoid eating fried foods, fats, sugar and chocolates.

   Dry Hair

Frizzy and dried hair is a tough thing to handle!

Add 2 tablespoon of salad oils to your regular meals and watch your hair getting rid of dryness.

     Hair fall

Short-tempered people have a lot of hair fall problem. Normal hair fall per day is 60. Anything above this needs to be acted upon.

Stay away from regular tea and start having herbal tea preferably camomile.

Camomile tea & the flower

 Dandruff

 The dead cells shed itself, which is dandruff. They may cause acne/boils. In worse cases, may weaken the eyesight.

Dandruff haired people must avoid tea, coffee and soft drinks strictly. Switch to cod liver or vegetable oil instead of butter and animal fats.

   Split ends

A hair follicle is made up of three layers: Cuticle, Cortex and Medulla. Chemicals, strong dyes, heat, chlorine causes the separation of the 3 layers, causing them to split.

Use olive oil for cooking food and massaging hair.

Top 5 Applications for Healthy Hair:

  1. Massage hair with Castor oil and some other oil (1:4) is the best for thickening of hair.
  2. Yoghurt application for soft hair results.
  3. Overnight soaked fenugreek seeds and application the next morning for 30 minutes helps in hair fall reduction.
  4. Henna is a wonderful agent for oily hair ( to be mixed with coffee); conditioning (mixing with yoghurt) and colouring (mixing with black tea). Leave it for 2o minutes and wash.
  5. Apply Olive oil + Honey for 30 minutes and the results are wonderful, hence leaving you with lustrous and healthy hair