Puro Body & Soul Intense Repairing Hair Masque for Dry and Damaged Hair Review

Hello peeps, how are you all doing? Shiny, thick and lustrous hair is every woman’s dream but how many of us are lucky to have such hair? For those who suffer from severe hair dryness, here is a hair masque from Puro that will help you to keep your hair nourished and reduce dryness with repeated use.

Price: INR 600 for 200ml

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Avena Sativa, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil, Pro Vitamin- B5

What the product claims: Nourishing masque that protects and boosts radiance for dry, highlighted or color treated hair.

Method of use: Apply from root to end. Leave on for half an hour. Rinse thoroughly with warm water or shampoo for desired effect.

My take on the product: The product comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a white pump dispenser. The packing is travel friendly and besides, I have a weakness for products that comes with pump dispensers as they are easy to use and ensured the product do not get wasted or spill out accidentally.

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The Puro hair masque for dry and damaged hair is an amazing product and works great on my dry and damaged hair. I usually do not experiment much with hair products so I was a little skeptical to try this hair masque at first but when I finally gave a try, I was amazed with the result. My hair felt soft and nourished after first wash. The hair masque has a thick-creamy texture and smells like coconut.

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Initially, I used this masque twice a week and after two weeks I limited it to once a week. I wash my hair with water, comb thoroughly to get rid of any tangles, apply the masque from root to tips and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Since my scalp tends to get oily, I shampoo my hair every time I use the masque.

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I have used this masque for more than a month now and I am really happy with the result. My hair has become smoother and nourished with repeated use, also, I haven’t noticed hair fall or other side effects from the product. Overall this is a decent masque for dry hair and does what it claims to.

Pros: 1. Moisturizes and nourishes dry and damaged hair

2. Packaging is travel friendly

3. Makes hair soft and manageable

Cons: Pricey

Rating: 4.5/5

Recommendation: I will recommend this hair masque to all those who are suffering from hair dryness. Check out their website for some amazing hair care and skin care products.

*Product provided by brand for consideration*

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Let’s Be Wise and Sanitize!

India has been a victim of poor sanitation for ages. In a developing country like India, people are constantly shifting from small villages to towns and cities in search of better job opportunities and in a hope to lead a better life. As a result the cities and towns are getting more and more congested. Adding to it, scarcity of drinking water and poor sanitation go hand in hand. The scenario in rural areas of our country is not very different.

Proper hygiene and sanitation is the key to good health. In our day-to-day life too, hygiene and sanitation plays a major role in our well-being. In a family, all the members are equally responsible to take care of each other and the home they live in. In a report by The Hindu, more than 80% of the villages in India do not have access to basic sewage system for disposal of waste. More than 600 million people in India do not have access to toilets in their home or locality. A large number of people in rural areas defecate in the open. Another survey conducted in major cities of India found that more than 50% of these cities do not have access to proper water supply in their houses. The situation is getting worse with the rise in population each year

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Sanitation means following hygienic means to prevent hazards that can affect our health. To maintain hygiene at home, we must have access to basic sanitation. Basic sanitation means proper ways to dispose and manage human waste and excreta through proper drainage system. As an individual we must make sure that our house and every other house in our locality has a toilet and every person using it is taking care of basic hygiene like washing hands with soap, using clean water in toilet, keeping the toilet clean by spraying disinfectants etc. We must also make sure that the water we drink is not contaminated and free of germs. In a developing country like India, more than half of the population do not get access to water and a large part of those who have access to water, do not get clean water. Thus, people cannot put such water to better uses other than washing and cleaning purposes. Using water filters or purifiers is the only option to purify contaminated water. In rural areas where people cannot afford water filters, rely on boiling water. Unfortunately more than 3/4th of rural population are unaware of the benefits of drinking boiled water or don’t have access to gas or stoves to do so.

In families where there are small children, proper sanitation and maintaining good hygiene is must for their growth and development. We must also make sure that our children get access to clean drinking water not only in their home but also in the school they go to. We must also see that every school in the locality have toilets and water filters. Without these hygienic practices, anybody may fall sick. More than 1000 children dies each year due to water-borne and sanitation related diseases like diarrhoea. In rural areas there have been cases of stunted child growth due to poor sanitation and shortage of clean drinking water. People in rural areas must be made aware about the need of proper hygiene and sanitation. Defecating in the open is not only harmful for the person practicing it but is also harmful for the locality where it takes place. Usually people living in slums defecate near railway tracks and live nearby those areas as well. Rural people should be encouraged to build toilets in their home, consume clean water and practice basic hygiene in their day-to-day life.

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On the national level too, proper sanitation will bring good health and generate economic growth for the country as there will be reduction in cost catering to health issues. A part of the money could be used to build toilets across the country and waste water treatment tanks in rural and urban areas to prevent sewage overflow. NDTV has come up with this wonderful initiative to make India a cleaner and better place to live in. Know more about it at http://swachhindia.ndtv.com/ and support for the cause. Let’s make India a better place to live in, for us and for our future generations too!

 

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Fabulous Health Benefits of Bell Peppers

Hello all, I am back with another post. Today I will tell you about some great benefits of eating bell pepper or capsicum as known in India and why you should often include them in your daily diet. For those who don’t know what bell peppers are, they are fruits which come in different colors from the cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. Depending on the variety, they can vary from less to moderately pungent in taste.They are commonly used in various cuisines all over the world. Let us see some fabulous benefits of consuming bell peppers:

 

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  • Bell peppers are excellent sources of Vitamin C. it helps to keep up a healthy and youthful skin. It also keeps our immune system strong.
  • Bell peppers are less in calories hence they are often included in salad preparations.
  • Bell peppers are rich in Vitamin E which helps to keep your hair healthy.

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  • Lutein enzyme  present in bell peppers helps to protect eyes from cataracts.
  • Red bell peppers contains a high amount of  beta cartenoids that acts as an anti inflammatory agent.
  • Bell peppers also has sulfer that prevents cancer.

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  • Bell peppers contains Vitamin B6 which helps in cell renewal in our body
  • It also has essential enzyme such as capsaicin that helps to cut cholesterol and control diabetes.

So, next time you are preparing a salad for you, don’t forget to include a lot of bell peppers in it. Are you aware of any other benefits of bell peppers? Do share with us :).

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Growing Up Strong and Healthy

Childhood….undoubtedly the best time of one’s life because we can never be as carefree and innocent like this time. A healthy child is the key to a healthy family. Children can mend and renew even the most complicated relationships. Their presence can light up any situation and keep tension away. Since children can do such wonders to us with their presence, it is our responsibility to keep our children healthy and fit and give them proper care.

Child health has been an issue on national concern especially children in lower income countries. Mott of the children in these countries are malnourished and do not have access to basic needs. While in developed countries children suffer from obesity due to excessive consumption of junk food like pizzas, french fries, burgers and soft drinks. These foods are easily available and appears to be very appealing in taste to them . Added to it is the modern sedentary lifestyle that make it all worse. Children these days prefer to spent their time either watching television or playing games on a computer. These technologies have reduced the rate of physical activity which is required to stay fit. Studies proved that the kids who ate fast food were more likely to consume a higher amount of calories, fat, carbohydrates and added sugars in one fast food meal. They were also less likely to consume as much fiber, milk and fruits and vegetables as children who did not eat fast food. This leads to serious health issues at a very early age.Health experts blame junk food for rising rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. Children who consume more junk food are likely to fall ill much earlier than those who do not.

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Thus to keep our children healthy we must keep a thorough watch on their diet and other activities too. Children should be encouraged for regular yoga and exercises at an early age. Parents should encourage children to take part in sports. Ready to eat foods and junk food must be avoided as much as possible, homemade foods are nutritious and extremely important for children in their growing years. Proper nutrition will give them proper immunity to fight back diseases. Green leafy vegetables, dairy products much be a part of their regular diet. As a parent, you can take small initiatives that can make sure to provide a good health for your children like taking stairs instead of elevator, walking instead of hiring an auto rickshaw and most importantly teaching them what is good and what is not.

Dabur Chyawanprash is one such miracle product that could be  included in your child’s daily diet. It is an age-old formulation and has very healthy herbs like amla, giloy and more than 40 other natural ingredients that helps to keep your child immune and strong. So, go ahead and start his day with a spoonful of Dabur Chyawanprash.

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Health and Beauty Benefits of Blueberries

Hello lovely people, this post is a special one, guess why…. We are completing our 100th post with this one! Yay, it has been a wonderful journey so far with all your support and encouragement. A big thank you to all my readers!!!

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I would like to ask you all to send in your queries and requests if you want me to write about something specific or review any product. We all love eating blueberries, don’t we? Blueberries are perennial flowering plants which bear blue/indigo colored berries tracing its origin from North America. They have enormous health and beauty benefits and are considered superfood too. Mainly the lowbush variety of berry is used for various commercial uses. Let us look at some benefits of including these berries in our daily routine:

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  • Blueberries act as stress busters. so next time, something is worrying you, chill with a bowl of blueberry :p
  • Blueberries are rich in antioxidants like all other berries and reduces signs of aging and keeps you looking young. Blueberries nourishes the skin from within keeping it glowing and healthy.

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  • Blueberries are very less in calories so they can be included in your diet  to reduce obesity. They are also high in fibers and helps in digestion and also checks blood sugar level.
  • Researches have proved that blueberries can prevent colon cancer if consumed regularly.  Blueberries also reduces the bad cholesterol level in  our body and reduces the chances of heart attacks and strokes.

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  • Blueberries prevent hair greying and improves hair growth. Blueberry consumption release harmful toxins from the body too keeping skin spot free.
  • Blueberry scrub recipe: Mash few blueberries, to it add oats and 2 table spoons fresh yogurt. Mix well and apply this mixture on your face and massage in circular direction. Wash off after 5 minutes for a refreshed and tighter skin. Use twice a week.
  • Blueberry face pack:  Mash blueberries, mix it with 2 table spoons of honey, little milk apply it all over your face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water. Use regularly for visible results .

How did you like this post? Do share your opinions below……

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All That You Need To Know About Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Hello readers, today I’ll be talking about one of the most common infection we come through in our life and ways to tackle with it. Conjunctivitis or ‘pink eye’ is inflammation of the part of the eye called conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a thin tissue that covers the white parts of our eyes. It helps to keep our eyes moist and protect it from infections, allergies and irritants. Learn basic facts about this eye infection to take care of yourself if you ever get one:

Causes: Conjunctivitis is commonly caused by infection from bacteria or virus. They are also caused by allergens like dust, grass, cosmetic products or use of contact lenses. That is why it is always recommended to wash your hands properly before touching your eyes. They can spread easily from one person to other.

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Symptoms: Symptoms of conjunctivitis may vary from person to person. It may affect one of the eye or both. Some of the most common symptoms are listed below:

  • Redness in white part of the eye with swelling
  • Moderate to heavy itching in the eye
  • Sticky discharge from the eye
  • Crusty eyelids when you wake up
  • Pain

 Diagnosis: In most of the cases you are asked certain questions by the doctor  to find out about the possibilities for catching conjunctivitis. He will further prescribe you allergy tests and eye tests if required.

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Treatment: Treatment includes medicines like eye drops and nose drops to treat allergy, steroids like pain killers and antibiotic pills which should be taken for a specific time as prescribed by the doctor.

Self care: Follow these steps to avoid discomfort during conjunctivitis and prevent it spreading further:

  • Use eye drops at regular intervals
  • Do not use contact lenses if you are suffering from conjunctivitis
  • Avoid any kind of eye makeup during infection
  • Avoid using fur items
  • Wear black glasses or shades to avoid spreading to others

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Prevention: ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Hence it is better to avoid conjunctivitis before it infect your eyes:

  • Wash your hands often and as possible
  • Avoid frequent contact of your hand with eyes
  • Stay away from allergic items
  • Stay way from cheap and old eye makeups

I hope you find these information helpful. I will be back with a new post soon. Till then take care……..

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Five Physical Activities To Reduce Stress

Hello all, we all get stressed at one point of the time or the other due to heavy workload or taking too much tension. Stress is very harmful for mind and body and can affect both. Being stress free helps us to meet our goals faster and make our work much easier thus leading a less complicated life. A stress free lifestyle is  what we need to cope up with our surroundings and situations. To lead s stress free life, regular exercise is necessary.

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Exercise is a great natural way to reduce stress and additionally it keeps our body and mind healthy and fit. Let us look at some exercises below that will reduce stress:

1. Aerobics

 

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Aerobic exercises are high energy exercises that increase the heart rate which in turn leads your body to release endorphins that helps you feel good both physically and mentally. Aerobic exercises may include cycling, running, dancing etc. It is better to consult a doctor before starting high energy workouts. Pregnant women, people with heart problems and aged people should avoid aerobics.

2. Yoga

 

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Yoga is practiced in India for ages as an effective form of meditation. It included a series of postures accompanied by deep breathing. Yoga helps to rejuvenate your mind and body, reduce stress  and also cure pains. Yoga helps to increase concentration and could be  practiced by everyone.

3. Kickboxing

 

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Kickboxing includes controlled kicking and punching movements. It is a form of rigorous workout. Regular practice helps to improve coordination, control movement, flexibility and reduce stress. It helps to work out frustration thus helping to kick away tension and anger.

4. Pilates

 

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Pilates is named after Joseph Pilates who is credited with the method of mat exercises and series of controlled movements often associated with this form of exercises. Pilates helps to promote focus, circulate proper oxygen flow in the body, tone up your body, burn fat and also reduce stress to great extent. Pilates also improves body’s flexibility.

5. Tai Chi (Spelt Tie-Chee)

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Tai Chi, which evolved as an ancient Chinese technique of self-defense, later evolved as a form of exercise that include series of movement performed in a slow and focused manner accompanied with deep breathing. Tai Chi could be  practiced by people of all ages since it puts minimum stress on muscles. It is said to be a form of meditation in motion with the use of flowing movements.

What do you do to reduce stress? Do let us know in the comments below…………

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Five Foods You Need To Eat For a Healthy Heart

Hello everyone, I just realized that I have done posts on beauty and makeup for past few days. Since this is also a health blog, I won’t do injustice to it. Here’s presenting a healthy and useful post for all my blog readers. With fast changing world, our lifestyles have changed from good to worse. We are always in search of ready to eat and quick fix foods. this leads to obesity which affects out heart.

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Include the below listed food in your diet to keep your heart healthy and stay fit:

1. Oats

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Start your breakfast with oats, it is one of the healthiest breakfast option and is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Oats are rich in soluble fibres that can bring down LDL or bad cholesterol level. Eat a bowl of oatmeal with milk every morning to kick-start your day. You can also opt for cookies containing oats for light snacks. For dinner you can prepare oats porridge too.

2. Soyabean

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Soya beans are available as chunks and granules in local market. You can always prepare soya aloo sabji ( soyabean potato curry) for lunch or dinner. You can also prepare soyabean vadas ( soyabean  fritters) for light snacking.

3. Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin K and can lower the risk of heart diseases. Tomatoes are widely used in Indian dishes, you can also eat it raw in the form of salads before meal.

4. Almonds

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Almonds are rich in Vitamin B, Vitamin e, magnesium and iron and can keep your heart healthy if consumed daily. Start your day with few almonds in the morning.

5. Spinach

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Since childhood spinach has been the ultimate good food for us, popularized by our childhood cartoon “Popeye.” In fact, spinach is great source of iron and rich in dietary fibres. Eat spinach in salads or  make spinach-cottage cheese curry for lunch or dinner.

Do you know any other food good for heart? Do let us know in the comments below…..

Also, wishing you all a very happy puja! Have loads of fun……. I’ll be posting after puja again 🙂

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Few Simple Ways To Reduce Period Pain

Hello girls, okay so periods have been our forever companion since our adolescence. Periods could be uncomfortable at times and sometimes they can be so worse that they can get us in tears (read:menstrual cramps). Some of us even experience bloating, headache, anxiety and mood swings. This is commonly known as PMS or Pre Menstrual Syndrome.

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Even a few face acne problems and breast tenderness during menstruation. But with few simple precautions we can lessen period pain and stay without panic. Here are few things listed below, you need to take care of:

1. Drink lemon water every morning after you get up. This will help to keep your body hydrated during periods. Try to avoid rich and spicy food  to prevent bloating. Increase intake of Vitamin A, D, E and K. Eat warm food.

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2. Use hot water bags on and around abdominal area and in your back to reduce muscular cramps. Sleep for at least 7-8 hours.

3. Avoid cardio exercises, rather go for meditation and pranayama during your periods.

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4. Prepare a cup of hot tea and add a pinch of cinnamon and thin slices of ginger, drink this tea twice a day during periods to avoid pain and discomfort.

5. Include a lot of zinc and calcium in your diet too.

6. Try to take warm bath infused with essential oils. This will help you feel relaxed and reduce any discomfort.

Follow these simple tips to experience a pain-free period and keep menstrual cramps at bay. Do you know any other such remedy to reduce menstrual cramp? Do share with us below….

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Home Remedies For Preventing Premature Hair Grey

Hello all, hair problems are very common today due to change in lifestyle and harmful environmental factors. Out of all common hair problems which includes hair fall and dandruff, hair greying is becoming increasingly a serious concern for men and women who are not only 40+ but even at very young age like people in their 20s and 30s. The presence of few grey hair strands can ruin your look and obviously if you are in your twenties and experiencing grey hair problems, this could be very frustrating for you.

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Luckily, there are some natural solutions to prevent premature hair grey so that you don’t have to run to a salon to get your hair colored to hide those grey hair strands here and there. let us look at some of those home remedies below:

1. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

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Boil 3-4 pieces of amla in coconut oil till it turns black. Apply this to your hair roots and strands and massage well to get rid of grey hair naturally. Amla juice can also be consumed orally, it will prevent premature greying of hair and will also take care of other health related issues keeping you healthy.

2. Curry Leaves

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Boil some curry leaves in coconut oil until it turns black. apply the mixture to your hair. This will help you to get rid of grey hair in no time. Curry leaves can also prevent hair loss. Alternatively you can also prepare a nourishing hair pack using curd, rosemary oil and curry leaves.

3. Onion

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Onion juice is very effective in preventing hair loss and reducing grey hair. Cut an onion in two halves and rub the inner parts directly to your scalp. You will notice the difference in your hair  in a month.

4. Mango seed

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Make a powder of mango seed and gooseberry. mix them together and apply to your hair to get rid of grey hair problems without affecting the quality of your hair. Use this pack twice a month for best results.

5. Carrot

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Prepare a mixture of grated carrot, fenugreek seeds and sesame oil. Keep this mixture in a container and put the jar under the sun regularly for a month. After a month use this mixture on your hair on every alternate day for at least three months. This mixture is very effective in preventing greying of hair.

So next time you see a strand of grey hair, don’t panic. Make use of any of the above home remedies to get rid of them. I hope this article was helpful, do share your thoughts below…

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