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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Edition1: Hair Care

Hair care for any women is important as hair can speak volumes about the way the hair is taken cared. Indian women have a slightly longer hair traditionally though women with shorter hair are also more common these days.
Here are some hair care tips for Indian women:
* An oil wrap:
An oil wrap with good massage would increase the blood supply to scalp. It could be relaxing and promotes better growth of hair. Indian women usually apply warm oil before bed time and washes hair next day morning. Although this is not a bad idea, allowing the oil to stay on hair for longer time helps better growth of hair.
* Shampoo:
Even though shampoos are much popular, herbal products and herbal shampoos are more popular and good for hair. They do not damage the hair, but cleanses the hair much more gently. Hair must be shampooed 2-3 times a week to avoid oily hair. Fenugreek paste can be used to treat dandruff and itchy scalp. Avoid frequent shampooing to avoid dry hair. Use a conditioner to avoid dry hair.
Always use a wide toothed comb to comb your hair. Never comb wet hair as it may cause damage to cuticle of hair causing broken hair strands. Brushing the hair daily with a brush can stimulate the scalp to cause better hair growth.
*Trim your hair:
A regular trim is essential for healthy growth of hair. Even in case of long hair, split ends can cause stunted growth of hair. Trimming hair once every 6 weeks can make hair look more healthier.
*For adding volume and shine to hair:
Using egg or plain white yogurt to wash hair can add volume to hair. Just apply egg or yogurt half an hour before washing your hair.
* Henna:
Indian hair care would be incomplete with out the mention of henna for hair. It is the most natural way to add shine and strength to hair strands. Also it can avoid tangling of hair. Using henna powder to make a henna paste. It can be made and applied to hair. Using henna once every 4-6 weeks for hair can be the best natural care.
* Diet:
A balanced diet with adequate nutrition is very essential for proper hair growth.A diet rich in Vitamin B-complex and proteins is very essential. Eggs and cabbage are good sources of Vitamin B.Protein rich sources as lean meat, nuts, milk, soy bean and sprouted beans should be included in daily diet. Supplements cannot be a substitute for a healthy diet.
Simple hair care tips would be just enough for healthy hair growth. Giving basic hair care isn't that difficult. Follow the simple tips given above to care the natural crown of your head!

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