How To Get Rid Of Dandruff Naturally

Hello everyone, how are you all doing? There is less than two months for the “pujo” to come and I’m already excited as well as confused about what to shop and what to skip. Right now, I’m doing more of window shopping and waiting for the new stocks/ fresh arrivals at the stores. The stores in South city mall here in Kolkata are still full of clearance sale stocks! Anyways, since I have less than two months in hand to look our best on those three days of Durga puja, I have started a regular skin and hair care routine at home.

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Today I’ll talk about my haircare routine in this post. Coming to my hair, I have mid length hair which is naturally wavy. Though my hair is dry, my scalp is very oily and hence I often face hair fall problems arising from dandruff that are not flaky but tend to stick to my scalp and are really hard to remove! Dandruff is one of the major concern for my hair and here I’ll be sharing some super easy home remedies to get rid of dandruff naturally. Have a look at them below:

1. Baking soda Shampoo

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Yes! baking soda can do wonder to your hair and can remove those white bits if dandruff peeping through your hair. Baking soda is a natural exfoliant that can remove dead skin cells that accumulate in our scalp and it also have anti fungal properties that helps to keep the fungus caused by dandruff at bay. all you need is to mix 2 table spoons of baking soda in 1 cup of lukewarm water and apply generously in your hair focusing more on the scalp area. Rinse well and wash off with normal water. Repeat if necessary.

2. Tea Tree Oil

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Use shampoo containing tea tree oil or simply add 2 drops of tea tree oil to coconut oil and massage on your scalp well. Leave it overnight and wash off your hair in the morning with a mild shampoo. You will find your hair dandruff free with regular usage. Tea tree oil has natural antiseptic and antifungal properties and has been in  use for years in preparing tropical medicines. It can help getting rid of dandruff and other scalp infections.

3. Fenugreek seeds

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Grind 2 table spoons of fenugreek seeds or methi and soak it in a small bowl and leave it overnight. Strain the water in morning and use it to rinse your scalp well. Fenugreek seeds are rich in protein and amino acids and boosts hair growth and improves hair texture naturally.

4. Mouthwash

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Shocked? You heard it right! Mouthwash is very effective in banishing dandruff. Mix 2 parts of water with 1 part of mouthwash. After regular shampoo., pour this mixture to your scalp, leave on for 20 minutes and then wash off well with water. Mouthwash is formulated in such a way that it can ward off fungus from the scalp, a common prob with people facing excessive dandruff problems.

5. Aspirin

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Crush an aspirin and mix it with a mild shampoo to wash your hair. You will get rid of dandruff within a week or two!

6. Aloevera Gel

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Aloevera gel has soothing properties and prevent accumulation of dead skin cells by controlling their growth rate. Aloevera is very soothing for all kinds of infections. Apply aloevera gel to your scalp and leave on for half an hour, wash off with regular shampoo after this to get rid of dandruff flakes.

7. Salt

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Salt acts a great natural exfoliator and prevents accumulation of dead skin cells. Use 2 table spoons of salt and massage it in your slightly dampened scalp for 5 minutes. Wash off with regular shampoo-conditioner. salt also helps to get rid of scalp itchiness caused due to scalp infection!

So now you have seven easy and cheap products available at home to get rid of dandruff. Use them regularly to get rid of dandruff and get a clean, problem free scalp. Do share with me if you are aware of any more home remedies to get rid of dandruff.

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Haircare Guide For Monsoon

Hello darlings, monsoon is already here and I hope you all are enjoying this lovely season. Monsoon rains are great relief for the scorching summer heat but you are most likely to get ill during this time due to damp weather and excessive moisture. I personally do not like this season  because with the onset of monsoon I face a lot of hair related problems. Most of the girls who have long hair will agree with me that their hair problems double up during rainy season. Too much humidity makes hair frizzy and prone to breakage. Some even develop dandruff which do not go off easily. But don’t worry, in this post, I have listed a simple hair care guide that will help to get rid of frizzy & dull hair in monsoon. Read on to know about it:

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  • Use a milder shampoo and conditioner in monsoon instead of your regular one. The humid weather outside tends to make your hair brittle and prone to breakage, a mild shampoo will not be harsh for the scalp and thus prevent breakage to some extent. If your hair gets very frizzy, try using a frizz free shampoo for your hair.

 

  • Avoid experimenting with hair dyes and colors which are heavy in chemical content. They will harm your hair quality and make it much worse. Avoid hair styling product as much as you can. Too much humidity tends to turn your hair greasy and oily with the usage of styling products.

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  • Avoid frequently washing your hair in monsoon. This may lead to dandruff problems. Wash your hair in every 3-4 days with mild shampoo and conditioner and try to dry to hair completely to avoid dirt building up in your hair roots which leads to hair fall.

 

  • If you have frizzy hair, go for a light weight serum after washing your hair to avoid hair breakage and prevent dullness. Hair serum will keep the moisture locked to your hair and prevent dryness. Use wide toothed comb to prevent hair breakage. If your hair tends to get oily soon, it is best to avoid serum.

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  • Oil your hair once a week during monsoon. Take a hot oil massage at night and wash off your hair in the morning. Natural oils like coconut and olive are free from chemicals and safe to use. Oil massage helps to improve blood circulation in scalp and make hair follicles stronger.

 

  • Eat protein rich foods like eggs, leafy green vegetables and pulses as much as you can. Drink plenty of water to keep your hair shiny and avoid dullness. You can also apply protein hair pack twice a month for smoother and better hair. Mix egg yolk, 1 table-spoon of honey and olive oil each in a bowl and apply in to your hair. Wash off after 20 minutes with your shampoo and follow-up with conditioner.

 

  • Clean your hair accessories regularly to avoid fungal infections which is common in monsoon. Also avoid tying your hair unless it is completely dry to avoid dandruff and lice.

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These are some easy hair care tips you can follow to avoid hair problems in monsoon. What do you do to avoid hair problems during rain? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Himalaya Herbals Anti-Hairfall Hair Oil Review

Hello everyone! Summer brings a myriad of hair problems for me with hair fall topping the list. Though I do not use hair oil on a regular basis except hot oil therapy once or twice a week. My mom always says that nothing could be better for your hair than using hair oil. She gifted me a bottle of Himalaya Herbal Hair Oil right before my exams last year so that I could concentrate more :p.

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So, I have used it for quite sometime now. Read on to know if it is as effective as it claims.

Price: INR 100 for 100ml

Ingredients: As mentioned at the back of the bottle

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What The Product Claims?: Anti hair-fall hair oil prevents hair fall and stimulates hair growth. Contains bhringaraja and amalaki, proven hair growth promoters. Methi, which is rich in lecithin and proteins that nourish the hair roots. Neem and bilva prevent scalp infections and keep hair healthy. A non-sticky oil that could be applied daily. Hypoallergenic. No harmful chemicals. Store in a cool and dry place.

Method Of Use?:Apply oil on hair and scalp and gently massage, leave overnight. For best results wash with Himalaya Herbals anti-hair fall shampoo.

My Take On The Product: This hair oil from Himalaya Herbals comes in a transparent packaging with a dark green flip cap like every Himalaya Herbals product. The packaging is sleek and sturdy.

I carried this oil in my bag twice and both the times I have seen some amount of the oil oozed out. I’m not sure if it’s only with my bottle or if the packaging is not travel friendly in general.

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Coming to the color and texture, the oil is transparent with perfect consistency. The smell is pleasant and not very strong. I have used this oil for over 6 months now and am using my second bottle now. I use it twice a week at night before going to bed and wash off with my shampoo next morning. This oil does not feel sticky on my hair and is quite light weight too.

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Yes, it did help to cut my hair fall but not noticeably. I haven’t noticed my hair growth till now but it has reduced my hair dryness. The amount of hair fall I faced last summer was much more than now.

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But I’m still searching for my HG hair oil. Overall this is a decent product at this price and I can suggest everyone to give it a try, who knows, it might work for you!

Pros: 1. Inexpensive

2. Pleasant fragrance

3. Non sticky

Cons: 1. Packaging is not travel friendly

2. Won’t work if you have major hair fall problem.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Will I Repurchase It?: Yes, until I find something better……….

Can you suggest me a good, lightweight hair oil to stop my hair fall problem in summer?

 

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Basic Factors To Consider Before Choosing Your Hair Color

Hello everyone! how are you all doing? Yay, I’m so happy to write my 50th post today…… So, few years back, we didn’t knew that coloring or dyeing hair would be equally useful to someone in her early twenties as in her late seventies. Hair coloring is in trend and there are lots of people going gaga over it. Once you color your hair, it can make a lot of difference to your outer appearance as well as inner self. . Hair color can reflect your personality and taste. Here I have discussed few factors that will guide you to chose the right hair color. Read on to know about them:-

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1. Skin Undertone

This is the first and foremost factor, It is very important to keep your skin undertone in mind to choose the right hair color for you. Check the veins of your wrist, if they appear blue to your eyes then your skin undertone is cool. If they appear blue then your skin undertone is warm. In case you cannot distinguish your vein color, probably you have a neutral undertone.

2. Skin tone

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Considering your skin tone is also an important factor while choosing your hair color. If your skin tone is pink, it is better to avoid warm red or golden blonde hair color. If you have pale skin, you are probably lucky. Almost all types of hair color will suit people with paler skin tone. But too dark colors like black will make people with paler skin tone look much older than their age. People with olive skin tones should go for darker colors. People with dark skin tone can choose bright striking colors, lighter color will make darker skin tones look washed out.

3. Eye Color

Hair color and eye color is interconnected. People with black, brown or hazel eyes looks good in warmer hair colors like red and auburn. People with grey or blue eyes will look flattering in light gold or ash hair colors.

4. Color Of Your Clothing

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If you look good in golden yellow, red, rust, orange etc, you should probably choose warmer hair colors like golden blonde, and auburn. Alternatively, if you look good in colors like fuchsia, red with blue undertones, black etc, you should stick to cooler hair colors like platinum, burgundy, ash blonde etc. If you look good in purple, charcoal grey etc, you will look flattering in colors like chocolate brown and mahogany.

5. Jewellery Test

If you look good in silver jewellery, you have cooler skin tone and if you look good in golden jewellery, you have warmer skin tone. However, if both golden and silver suits you well, you have neutral skin tone.

Next time, if you are planning to get  your hair colored, keep these factors in your mind and you will be finding everyone appreciating your look!

 

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