Nothing lifts a woman’s self-esteem like long, lustrous hair. Gayathri Das tries out home remedies for some of the serious hair issues.
Surveys say 80 per cent of women experience heavy hairfall from a certain age.
One out of five women is affected by severe hairloss and breakage in spite of the availability of a lot of haircare products in the market.
Among the reasons for hair loss are stress, illness, hereditary issues and poor nutrition. Junk food is another cause of hair loss.
Lustrous hair is synonymous with beautiful women. Hair loss could cause stress. Some of the hairloss issues can be controlled with proper care and home remedies. Here are some for you to try out.
Grate an onion and strain the juice. Apply this on your scalp and massage for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your hair with a mild shampoo after an hour. To remove the smell of onion, add 2 tablespoon vinegar to 1 litre water and rinse your hair after shampooing and conditioning.
Amla or gooseberry
Take 1 or 2 tablespoon amla powder and add a dash of water to it to form a mask. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to this. Leave it on for two to three hours and wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Mix five drops of rosemary oil, three drops of carrot oil, three drops of geranium oil, six drops of jojoba oil, 15ml apple cider vinegar, 50ml rosewater and 50ml distilled water in a container and store the mixture in a refrigerator. After washing your hair and air drying, apply a few drops of the mixture on your hair and massage well. Do this at least twice a week for better results.
Garlic has high sulphur content that can remove harmful toxins. It helps in stimulating blood circulation and aids in hair growth and controls hair loss.
Crush a few cloves of garlic. Add coconut oil to it and boil for a few minutes. Once cooled apply this oil to your scalp and give a good massage. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo. Do this two to three times a week and enjoy amazing results.
Hibiscus is well known for hair care. It is also known for regenerating hair in bald patches, preventing premature greying and nourishing hair.
Crush or grind a few flowers and add sesame or coconut oil to it to make a paste. Apply it on your scalp and hair and leave it on for two hours before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo.
Coconut milk promotes hair growth. Boil fresh, grated coconut in water and let it cool down. Apply this coconut mix on your scalp and massage. Leave it on for half an hour and wash it out with a mild shampoo. Do this once or twice a week for lustrous hair.