Ever wondered why people from India manage to have such lush, long hair? Indian beauty secrets are passed on from the ancient times and focus more on natural care. Indians believe that nature has all the answers to your health and beauty problems. Here are 8 hair-care secrets from India that would help you win back those gorgeous tresses.
1. Cold Water Rinse
This is a habit that can do wonders to your hair. Make it a point to not use hot or even warm water to wash your hair. Rinsing your scalp with cold water opens up your pores and stimulates blood flow in your scalp. Additionally, cold water will make your hair more lustrous.
2. Aloe Vera Juice
It is known for its innumerable medicinal properties, excellent for both hair and skin . All you have to do is take certain aloe vera leaves, cut them in half to extract the juice, massage the roots of the scalp and hair in general with them, this will cause it to hydrate and stimulate growth.
3. Massage with coconut oil
Coconut oil is an all-around miracle oil with too many uses to list here. Right now, let’s focus on all the wonderful things it can do for your hair and scalp. It’s best to use virgin coconut oil melted down and slightly heated (make sure not to overheat it). Then massage the warm oil into your hair and scalp. Next, put on a shower cap to keep in the warmth. The oil will nourish your hair and scalp while breaking down the sebum build-up around your hair follicles. Leave the oil in for a minimum of 30 minutes and use an all-natural shampoo to wash the oil out. Apply the oil at least once per week for best results.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Similar to coconut oil, Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV has countless health benefits. One of those benefits is hair health. If you’re suffering from excessive hair fall, you need to start using ACV now. An ACV rinse will balance the pH levels of your scalp which will help treat a dry & itchy scalp, prevent dandruff and untangle your hair. Some people use ACV instead of shampoo. Be sure to dilute the ACV 50:50 with water because the vinegar alone may burn your scalp. The best brands are raw apple cider vinegar with the “mother,” stay away from the distilled versions.
5. Protein Hair Masks
A major reason for hair fall could be the lack of protein in your diet. Why not re-energize your malnourished hair with the help of some protein-filled hair masks. An egg hair mask is one of the best ways to inject protein into your hair. Take 2 eggs, separate the whites and whip them. Apply the whipped, egg white paste to the roots of your hair with the help of a dye brush. Shampoo it off after 30 minutes to reveal healthier, shinier hair.
6. Use essential oils
Jojoba, almond, lavender, rosemary, and thyme oils have a beneficial effect on hair follicles by providing your scalp with a huge number of vitamins and herbal components.
1. Mix the above-mentioned essential oils among themselves or add them to a coconut oil mask.
2. Apply the mix to your hair roots. Wait for 2-3 hours.
3. To wash an oil mask off properly, rinse your head twice using an ordinary shampoo, or once using an alkaline-based shampoo for deep cleaning.
7. Less hair washes
This is another of the secrets to having a long, strong and healthy hair, since to less exposure to water and chemicals, better benefits. Wash your hair constantly steal your natural essential oils and alter the pH balance, resulting in fall and gray hair inopportune. Just wash it so much , try to make it only 1-2 times a week to keep it away from damage.
8. Panthenol hair mask
D- panthenol is an ingredient commonly found in many skin care products. It is basically a synthetic form of vitamin B5, which transforms into pantothenic acid when it comes in contact with skin. The benefits of panthenol include revitalizing epidermis, restoring damaged hair follicles, removing static electricity, and preventing hair loss. Apply panthenol gel or foam to your hair after washing it and gently massage your scalp and hair roots for amazing results. (Though this is not a natural remedy, it sure is effective!)