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t's surprising the way some people treat their hair. Instead of giving it the respect it deserves, they tug at it with their hair brush, secure it with plain elastic bands that stick to the hair, lick it, chew it, clean their inky hands with it, stick their pens in it, wipe that excess eye-liner off on it, and while shampooing, rub it, scrub it, pull it and generally bash it around before stuffing it under the full blast of a hair dryer. Phew! It's shameful. Just because they're not going bald in a hurry, they take it for granted. And then they wonder why their hair isn't a shiny, swinging, sexy mane like in the ads, in spite of using the same shampoo! Well, understand the facts of life. Hair is delicate, growing stuff which need to be handled with care. A lot of care.

First, identify your hair type. Is it normal, oily or dry?

So, who's normal? Well, if your hair isn't a constant maze of split ends, doesn't become oily quickly and is fairly well behaved, you could say it is normal. Wash your hair twice a week with a mild shampoo and conditioner for normal hair. Towel dry lightly. Blow dry from at least five inches away, whether your hair is normal, dry or oily.

Stress, hormonal activity (puberty, childbirth), thyroid problems and eating too much fatty food and chocolates are what usually cause oily hair. Oily hair needs to be washed more often but don't scrub too hard while washing. It won't get your hair any cleaner or less oilier. What it will do is further aggravate the already overactive sebaceous glands on your scalp, not to mention cause damage to the delicate follicles. And don't pile hair on the head while shampooing, even though it may look great in the ads. It causes tangling, leading to further breakage. You could add lemon to the final rinse for a great shine. If you don't have time to shampoo every few days or feel lazy and leave it oily, your hair won't just look terrible, but dirt will get lodged under its surface causing breakage and damage not to mention dandruff. This will lead to skin problems such as acne on your chest, back and face. So you need to be careful about washing hair regularly, though you could condition it just twice a month. However, if your hair has been chemically treated, you should condition hair after every wash as chemical strips hair of its natural oils. check out more on causes, treatment and tips on oily hairs

If your hair is dry, wash it twice a week with a shampoo for dry hair, followed by a conditioner. If your scalp feels very dry and flaky, use an anti-dandruff shampoo. Be very gentle with the ends of the hair, which are the driest parts and tend to split easily. You may be tempted to use styling products to tame the frizz, but avoid it. Frizz is usually caused by the inadequate flow of sebum from the roots, as it is being blocked by the flaky scalp. Give your hair a good oil massage before washing, to loosen the flakes, and rinse hair extra thoroughly. click here for more details on dry hairs

Hair Care : Areas of Concern
 


How to Deal With Dandruff

1. Hair Coloring
2. Hair Dye

Split Ends : Causes, Tips, Treament etc

Hair Loss Problems : How To Prevent Hair Loss Naturally

Some Common Hair Problems and Their Solutions

  • Does you hair dry after coloring and perming? Have you been using after shampoo conditioners that fail to have a lasting effect?  Answer...
     

  • Is your hair falling in clumps? 
    Are you scared of shampooing it because you know your comb will be covered with entangled hair strands soon after? 
    Are you embarrassed with the hair strands that stick to your clothes all the time?   Why does hair fall in the first place?   Answer...
     

  • What are Conditioners? Why does hair need conditioning?Answer...
     

  • Preparation before Hair Colouring? Answer
     

  • Shampooing rightly.......

Here we gives you the solutions of the common hair problems faced in our everyday life style. It will surely benefits you. So, go through it and stay beautiful.  

Q. I am 30 yrs old and getting lots of Dandruff mostly in the winter months, the flakes keeps falling off. Please help.

A.You ought to be very careful as dandruff is dangerous and can lead to hair fall. A good diet is important and you should take a lot of water, salads, fresh fruits, milk products like ghee, butter, curd etc. and fit in a regular exercise program into your schedule. Oil your hair with pure warm coconut oil and apply juice of half  a lemon onto the scalp.

Q. I am studying for my board exams. I have been losing a lot of hair recently .I apply oil to my hair weekly and have used different shampoos. Please help as I am very tensed of this.
Rehana, Islamabad

A. First of all don't be tensed as this will make thing worse. Start using hot oil followed by turban therapy. Also use the henna help to prompted hair growth. Pay attention to the dairy products, green vegetables etc. Also use a good herbal shampoo and avoid frequent changing of shampoo

 

Q. I am 24 and suffer from split ends. Since I suffer from sinusitis, I cannot use heena, amla etc. because of the cooling effect of these packs. Please suggest.

A. Oil your hair with a combination of almond oil and castor oil mixed and warm together. After this, use turban therapy on the scalp, that will help penetrate the oil well into the roots. And make a safe pack with the followings - two tsp reetha powder and two tsp amla powder mixed together with milk and two tsp pure honey and wrap the hair in a turban. Leave this on for about 30 mins and shampoo off with a mild shampoo.

Q. I am 21 and working. How often I can shampoo my hair?
Neetu, Chandigarh

A.You can safely shampoo your hair according to the need of hair which could be thrice a week, provided you use the right shampoo and take adequate precautions to nourish your hair. After all its cleanliness of the scalp that matters.
 


Q.I am 20 and have already started graying. Does it mean that I am growing old? I do not want to start dying my hair from such an early age. Please advise.    -Pooja, Calcutta

A.You are definitely not growing old. The main problem can be due to number of reasons like heredity, stress, and tension. start applying henna to your hair every week. You can make the following oil at home. Burn one cup of amla in an iron vessel until it totally ashens. Leave to cool and then grind finely. Now mix this with your hair oil. Apply this to your hair roots least twice a week followed by a hot towel wrap.

 

Q. Please tell me the way to apply henna to the hairs?
Nikita, Mumbai

A. Henna is used to give hair the shine, body and of course colour. Mix together, half a cup of amla with red oak bark that has been boiled for about fifteen minutes in a glass of water. To this add two tsp of tea and add this boiled mixture to the henna. Add two eggs and apply all over the hair right from the tip to the root area to the end of the strands.

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