For most people, hair care is just about adding to one’s appearance. But in reality, it is way more than that. Good hair definitely ensures appealing looks, but they are also a sign of a healthier you on the inside too. Maintaining your hair is relatively easy with the right kind of steps. Hair is made of protein, so keeping a healthy diet and good hygiene is an essential part of maintaining luscious locks. At the same time, here are some hair care tips for Indian hair, and what you can do at home to get unbelievably beautiful hair.
1. Hair Wash
Hair wash forms an essential part of hair care. Make sure you wash your hair more than usual during summers or humid weather. It helps remove sweat, grease and dirt. People with oily hair must wash hair three to four times a week. Whereas people with dry hair, must wash it twice a week. This is very important for removing not just dirt, but chemicals and pollutants too. Do not overdo it. Too much washing can rob all the natural elements from your hair. This results in ripping off the moisture and making your hair lifeless, dry, brittle and dull.
2. For Dull Hair
Dry hair is difficult to manage. To maintain dry hair, warm a teaspoon of castor oil and coconut oil. Mix the two well and apply/massage onto your scalp and hair evenly. Take a hot towel and wrap it around your head. Keep this on, preferably the entire night and if that’s not possible, for a few hours. Wash off with warm water. This hot towel wrap treatment is excellent for shining, strong and lustrous hair.
Dandruff can be troublesome for anyone. To treat dandruff, heat coconut oil and apply it all over your scalp using a cotton ball. Leave it overnight. The next morning, apply lemon juice on the scalp and keep it for 10-15 minutes before washing off your hair. Wash with lukewarm water. This treatment is great for preventing and reducing dandruff.
Deep condition hair with 1 cup of olive oil or coconut oil. Whichever you use, make sure to do a good job rinsing it out- aim for hydrated hair, not greasy.
5. Trim your hair regularly.
The best way to get rid of split ends is to…do it yourself! Take some hair shears and attack the split ends about 1/4 inch above the splitting. Many women with perfect hair never have split ends because they make it a priority to get their hair trimmed, or trim it themselves, every 6-8 weeks.