Hair Care A waterfall of beauty in black
Beautiful hair is vanity’s proving ground, and ancient women were inherently talented in following a natural hair care regime.
Women have long been the favourite subject of poetry and painting, and it’s no secret, that the reason lies in their ethereal beauty. Legendary women were described with delicate locks just like the gossamer tangles, and beautiful luxurious tresses that were ageless and dazzling. From village women to imperial princesses, ancient women have been using botanical ingredients for hair care. Egyptian women used creams like shea butter, and a hair mask made with coconut milk and extra virgin olive oil to moisturize their hair. Women in Southeast Asia used rice water to rinse their hair. Indian women used extracts of shikakai and amla and oils of jasmine and coconut to nourish their hair.
Hair care regimen for healthy hair
Beauty is expressed through the hair and its relaxing weaves. A good hair care regime is required to keep the hair shining and with vigour. With a plethora of shiny miracle hair creams and oils, it is hard to choose the right one. One good way is to go with mother nature. Natural coconut oil helps to maintain moisture and balance of the hair. Applying coconut oil on the scalp and hair helps to prevent dryness, frizz and split ends. Dry hair is more prone to breakage, and breaking hair never grows long. Blend one tablespoon coconut oil with one tablespoon of honey, warm it, and apply for 30 minutes. Makes a perfect mask for repairing and moisturizing damaged hair.
Amla or Indian gooseberry is a superfood for hair and a great remedy for hair fall. It strengthens hair from the root, prevents premature greying and is a powerful anti-oxidant. Treats dandruff, and other scalp related issues. Streaks of white hair perturb you? Applying amla extract on hair or drinking amla juice regularly in the morning helps to treat grey hairs. This wonder berry derives its name from Sanskrit ‘Amlaki’ meaning ‘fruit of heaven’. Keeps the locks; a waterfall of beauty; in dark black.
Conditioning the hair
Deep conditioning breathes life into hair. It helps to have tangle-free strands and keeps the hair soft and manageable. Conditioning is equally important as shampooing as it prevents frizziness, dryness, and adds a natural gloss. Jojoba and olive oils are some natural ingredients that are amazing conditioners for hair. The whiteness of the petals reflecting pure innocence, the magical luring and obsessive might of jasmine flowers uplift the soul. Jasmine oil conditions dry; itchy scalp treats dandruff and moisturizes the scalp. Deep conditions and tames unruly hair.
Choosing the right hair care product
The secret behind good-looking hair is not just great styling, it’s about keeping it healthy from root to tip. When choosing hair care products, we like to go for those; which gives us an additive whiff. Know your hair’s texture and choose the product based on the goal you wish to achieve; want pliability and softness, stop hair fall or to add strength and gloss etc. Use organic products made with natural; botanical infusions, pure essential oils, and natural butter
Its black magic; it’s your hair, take good care of it, and people will get addicted to it just like under a spell.
Mask your hair for nourishment
Milk & Honey Mix half cup milk with one tablespoon honey and apply. Just avoid the bees and you will see amazing results.
Banana & Almond Mash one banana with one teaspoon almond oil and apply the mask. This gooey concoction is good for eating as well as hair nourishment.
Rum & Black tea Blend one tablespoon rum with one tablespoon black tea, and massage your hair roots. Wash off with mild shampoo. Sounds tempting? Resist drinking though.
Strawberry & Honey Bored of eating strawberries? Smash a handful of them with one tablespoon honey, and one tablespoon coconut oil and apply for 15 minutes. Gives hydration and shine.