Hair- Split ends Free

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Split ends?? Who is not familiar with them, almost each one of us trying to grow out hair has to deal with those pesky, devil-forked ends that cause the ends of your hair to look damaged, dry and also make any style appear unkempt. Even I dealt with them badly in my college days. Main reason was I had no idea that it was actually possible to prevent them and now for last three years even after chemical treatments, coloring and regular blow drying my hair have been SPLIT ENDS FREE !!!

Getting rid of split ends is not an overnight miracle or could be treated just by some hair product, but it’s still possible to get soft, smooth and healthy hair. Here are few very easy and to be taken SERIOUSLY methods to get split ends free hair, which I personally followed and got rid of those annoying fried, jagged hair and got rid of them.

1.  Nutrition
“You are what you eat. What goes inside you strongly reflects on your outside.”
The main reason for the split ends is the lack of these nutrients in your diet
ZINC : Deficiency of zinc can lead to an itchy scalp, hair loss (even eyelash loss!) and create  the conditions for splits to readily form. Include whole grains, nuts, eggs and yogurt in your diet instead of pills to fight the deficiency.
OMEGA-3s : Omega-3s keep  strands elastic and shiny. Take fish oil supplements or get your Omega-3s from walnuts, salmon, flax, sardines and pumpkin seeds.
IRON : This mineral makes it possible for red blood cells to transport oxygen to your hair follicles. If you’re low in iron, you might notice your hair thinning, as well as splitting.  Red meat, eggs and seafood are good sources of iron for meat eaters; if you’re vegan or vegetarian, go for lentils, bran, spinach, tomatoes or raisins- and make sure you pair your iron-rich foods with vitamin C for optimal absorption.
VITAMIN E : This fat-soluble vitamin seals in the scalp’s natural oils and supports the lipid membranes, which keep your hair from drying and snapping. Sunflower seeds, almonds and avocados are all delicious sources of vitamin E! or you can even take supplements

2.  More Conditioning
Hair needs lots and lots of moisture even if your hair is oily it still needs moisture and proper hydration. To keep it hydrated it’s very important to deeply nourish your hair once in awhile to lock in the moisture and banish any split end. I have covered home repair masks in my blog 4 Super Easy Hair Repair Masks for Super Damaged Hair . These DIY hairmasks are very simple and gives amazing results and no chemicals included. 

3.  Shampooing, conditioning and combing correctlyYes, there is a way to shampoo, condition, dry and comb correctly. Wrong way of shampooing can simply rip off all the natural moisture from your hair and damage them, letting them more prone to split ends. You can check out my blog on My Hair Care Routine \ Hair wash Technique which absolutely rescued my hair from getting ruined in the wash.

4.  Heat
If you constantly use a hair straightener, blow dryer, or curling iron you are causing a serious damage which results in dry hair and, of course, split ends. So lovelies, restrict the amount of heat you use on your hair as much as possible and use a good heat protectant before using any of the heat styling tools or just air dry them. 

5.  Cutting and TrimmingHair really do need routine hair maintenance, if they aren’t trimmed once in couple of months, the hair continue to break higher along the shaft, causing hair to look straw like, damaged, dried and burnt. Only the maintenance such as small trims every 6-8 weeks will keep your hair healthy, strong, and split-ends free. 

6.  Sleeping on silk pillowcaseSilk may be a small luxury but has amazing benefits. The natural properties of silk, including its smooth surface, can help reduce friction on your hair which often causes damage like split ends and breakage. Silk retains the moisture close to your skin and hair and helps them stay more hydrated, maintaining its natural moisture that can even prevent you from wrinkles. Well nothing like silk.

I am sure these simple seriously to be taken steps would help you to get rid of those split ends. Wish you happy and healthy hair. ❤ ❤

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4 Super Easy Hair Repair Masks for Super Damaged Hair

Hello my beauties!!!
How are you all doing?? Thankyou so much for all the love you give, it seriously encourages me to write more and more for you. Well in this blog I will be talking about the hair repair masks for super damaged hair.

At some point or the other we end up damaging our hair due to various reasons such as chemical treatment, heat styling, harsh weather conditions, hormonal changes, hair coloring, diet deficiency, overexposure to the sun etc., and you realise your tresses have undergone some real wear and tear when they appear, limp, lifeless, dull or even straw-like and the whole protein structure of hair has been compromised, preventing its ability to hold moisture. To rescue our hair back to it’s healthy natural form, it needs more more more hair care and more deep conditioning to get back into it’s healthy form and I prefer going natural route to repair the hair by making DIY masks at home rather than just squandering my money on toxins and chemicals. They are very simple DIY repair masks and amazing too. I am sure even you are gonna love them as much as I do.

Banana Mask

Banana, coconut oil/olive oil and honey are the main ingredients of this mask and smells awesome like some tropical smoothie. This combination is actually a very effective deep conditioner.

Bananas are rich in potassium that strengthens hair, restores hair’s natural elasticity, and facilitates repair of damaged hair. Bananas also moisturize your hair as they contain natural oils and about 75% water and in addition the fruit is packed with vitamin A, B6, C and E, as well as zinc and iron.

Coconut/ Olive oil, which contains vitamin E and healthy fatty acids that moisturizes your hair, encourages growth, adds shine, and reduces keratin loss. The lauric acid in coconut oil gives it antibacterial and antifungal properties that also prevent dandruff.

Honey, which is a natural humectant, helps hydrate your hair and lock in moisture. It is also rich in zinc, iron, sulfur, and B vitamins that promote healthy hair growth.

To make banana mask take 1 or 2 ripe banana, 2 tablespoon coconut oil and 2 tablespoon honey (the quantity is according to my long hair) blend them together into a very smooth paste and you have your own hair deep conditioning mask. Apply it to your hair, and cover it with a plastic cap or bag. Wrap a hot towel around your head and keep it long enough to help the banana set. Shampoo your hair and rinse well. To get a better hair wash technique you can check my blog My Hair Care Routine | Hair Wash Technique.

Methi/Fenugreek Paste

This mask a combination of fenugreek seeds and honey.Desktop4

Fenugreek seeds or methi contain potassium, proteins and nicotinic acid which are a great source for hair growth and strengthening. It contains large amounts of lecithin which makes our hair healthy and strong, and hydrates the hair. It helps to reduce the dryness of the hair, cures dandruff, conditions the hair, keeps the scalp cool and treats a variety of scalp issues and are extremely effective against hair fall and provides strength from the roots, dandruff and help to reverse baldness and hair thinning. Incorporated in your diet or applied directly on your hair in the form of a paste, fenugreek can be the ultimate solution for all your hair-related problems.

To make fenugreek mask take half a cup of dried fenugreek seeds in a bowl and add 2 cups of water, soak them overnight, in the morning, strain the water and put the seeds in a blender, you may add a little water and blend to make a thick paste, take the mixture in a bowl add 2 tablespoon of honey apply it on towel dried hair and cover it with a plastic cap or bag. Wrap a hot towel around your head and keep it for one or two hours. Shampoo your hair and rinse well.

The Nutrifying Egg Mask

It’s a deep conditioning mask especially for dry hair. The main ingredients of this mask are egg, milk, lemon and olive oil.

Desktop4Eggs are rich in protein, vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, these can repair various hair problems and give you silky and shiny locks. Dry and brittle hair, hair loss, dry, flaky scalp, dandruff – whatever the problem, there are egg packs for all these issues. The essential fatty acids provide nourishment to the hair follicles. The antioxidants increases the oxygen supply in the scalp and help mend rough and easily breakable hair. The cholesterol helps in penetration and absorption of these vital components thus increasing the efficacy. So it’s like a powerpack mask.
Lemon is fully packed with many nutrients like citric acid, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin C, pectin, and flavonoids. Vitamin C enhances the development of the braid and also makes the hair stronger.The compound limonene present in the lemon helps in giving a shine to the dry and frizzy hair. The citric acid present in it helps in getting rid of dandruff and it even increases the flow of blood which in turn enhances and mends the follicles of the hair.
Milk contains a unique blend of natural fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals that have the ability to strengthen, moisturise, and fortify cells, including hair cells.

To make egg mask take 1 or 2 eggs, 1 cup of milk, a squeeze of lemon and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, separate the egg whites and egg yolk. I use egg yolk only as I have drier hair, those with oily hair can use egg white at the roots and yolk towards the hair ends. Beat the separated egg yolks or whites according to your hair type in a clean barter, add milk, lemon and olive oil to it and your mask is ready. Massage well into scalp, working from the roots to the hair ends, and let it sit for at least twenty minutes and cover it with a plastic cap or bag as you do not want eggs dipping everywhere. Rinse very well only with cold water only as you don’t want egg to be cooked in your hair, rinse effectively tackling all areas of your scalp to get rid of egg bits, especially if you have long hair, followed by cleansing your hair with organic shampoo. 

Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

For last few years apple cider vinegar is being raved all over for it’s health benfits and beauty benefits. After reading it’s conditioning properties in the no-poo hair cleansing practice being followed all over, I thought of giving it a try in a mask  and trust me apple cider vinegar actually has amazing conditioning properties and makes hair look a lot healthier. Desktop6

To make Apple Cider Vinegar Mask take 2 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon Olive Oil and 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar. Mix all of the ingredients together and apply it all over on your unwashed hair. Tie your hair up and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it out followed by shampoo and conditioner. That’s all. Isn’t it super easy.

After any of these masks application, followed by cleansing, once, your hair starts drying, you will definitely be surprised to see the results. Why to pay so much for intense deep conditioners when you can get everything in your kitchen.

Extra Advice:
The longer you keep the better the mask will be absorbed into your hair.

You can always mix different ingredients according to your hair needs.
Apply them at least once a week for better results.
Don’t blow your hair out, let them get air dried.
Make sure you’re eating healthy, too. As any loss in diet directly reflects on your face and hair first.

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My Hair Care Routine | Hair Wash Technique

Hello my beauties!!!
How are you all doing?? And today as many of you had requested I’m going to share my hair care routine with you. The definition of good hair can be anything to anyone. To me good hair is healthy hair and LUCKY are those who are born with it. Whereas, in my case I need to put lots of efforts to make them good. Basically my hair is very prone to frizz,  it’s texture dwindles in between  curly, wavy/straight and in addition I live in pretty harsh weather conditions so my hair and scalp need all the moisture they can get and the water available here is very hard leading to all the exasperated plight. Hence the efforts were definitely needed and I had to develop my own hair routine with lots of trials to tame all these issues with my hair which certainly made me kind of love my hair. So here’s my hair routine!!!!

1.       Nutrition: As I had mentioned in my previous blog on My Everyday Skin Care Routine|Secrets,  “I strongly believe in “you are what you eat”. What goes inside you strongly reflects on your outside.” So, even for a healthy hair you need to take balanced diet and food that is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin E, at times I take Vitamin E supplements too, they are very helpful in repairing any hair damage.

2.       Oiling:  Oiling before washing my hair is the utmost important thing that I do with my hair, I either keep it overnight or for atleast two hours before washing my hair for it’s better absorption. I don’t actually stick to single oil application because the benefits of different oils are many and varied,  you can always mix them or design them according to your own hair and scalp issues, such as removing dandruff, brightening hair, improving volume or reducing dryness, etc. To prepare my personal favourite oil mixture you need 100ml of coconut oil, 100 ml of apricot or almond oil, 20 ml castor seed oil, 1 tablespoon henna and 1 teaspoon of methi seeds. To prepare this in a microwave safe bowl pour 20 ml of coconut oil and add 1 tablespoon henna in it, mix them well, heat the mixture in microwave for 30 s take it out, add remaining coconut oil, a tea spoon full of methi seeds and 100 ml of apricot oil  and 20 ml of castor oil. Your oil mixture is ready!! you may store in a container. Always warm the oil mix for massaging. Even at times I apply DIY hair masks which I’ll cover in my next blog, they are awesome, provide deep conditioning and nourishment to the hair, bidding goodbye to expensive salon hairspas.

3.       Shampooing:  First of all, shampoo is a detergent, means it strips your hair completely of its natural oils and when your scalp recognizes that all the oils are gone, it starts to pump making your hair extra oily and limp. Shampoos’ effect varies from hair to hair so I would not be recommending any particular shampoo to you either but one must always stick to shampoos which are free from parabens, SLS and silicones. To tame the harshness of the shampoo I dissolve the shampoo in a mug with water and pour over my wet hair, it kind of minimise the harshness of shampoo over a localised region, rub it gently on the scalp, lather up from roots to ends, rinsing it off with water. I try to wash my hair with cold water as much as possible to prevent the frizz.

4.       Conditioning: After rinsing off the shampoo20140527-00035914-r25-001-2-view squeeze out the water before applying the conditioner. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and will inevitably be the oiliest, while the end of the hair is the oldest and usually driest, most fragile part of the hair, so apply the conditioner from the mid lengths to the tip. Longer you leave the conditioner the better it absorbs. I always finish off my hair wash by rinsing the hair ends with cold water as cold water closes the cuticle of your hair.

5.       Towel Dry: Instead of literally using towel to dry my hair I use the T-shirt trick. I read about it over the internet and it really helped me out.220_F_48614057_alrV6dQ1WG0G1tTxwvwd2pYAgJ5CXpay Now let me explain how it  is done. Instead of drying your hair with a towel post-shower, swap it for a T-shirt instead. It’s that simple. When our hair is wet, it becomes weaker and softer. If we use a regular towel to dry it, the grooves of the towel become aggressors to the cuticle of our hair. The T-shirt does not have the rough grooves of a towel, it’s a flat surface, so the water sinks into that surface and it slides through the hair instead of roughing it up. If you have long hair you can always borrow your dad’s, brother’s, husband’s or boyfriend’s T-shirt. Here’s exactly how to utilize this trick :
1. After washing your hair, take a cotton tee and use it to gently wring out any excess water.
2. Flip your hair over and bend at the waist. Pull your hair through the opening of your T-shirt so that the opening stretches around your hairline.
3. Twist the T-shirt, turban style, to the end and tuck it underneath the opening at the nape of your neck.
4. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, undo and style as usual.

6.       Coating the Cuticles: As the ends of the hair are very fragile, it needs to be protected from further damage and split ends.  I take 2-3 drops of argan oil or any other serum (when I’m out of argan oil) with the fingers apply it towards the end of the hair shaft, to prevent it from dryness or damage.

7.       Blow Dry: After applying argan oil or serum towards the ends of damp hair. 1657052c11c05c4Using a wide toothed comb I detangle my hair starting from the hair ends towards the roots not from the root towards the ends and then I blow-dry all of my hair without using comb until most of the moisture is gone. To get the professional blow dry pull up the top sections of hair and clip them. Starting at the back, wind small sections of hair from the ends up to the scalp around a ceramic brush and hit with the heat until dry. Unravel hair from the brush, rotating my wrist so the hair curls on itself, forming a loose ringlet, repeating until all hair is dry flip my head over and cool the hair down using cold air setting in my blow dryer. If I have more time I even use velcro rollers to get that extra volume in my hair. If you are using a hair straightener or curling rod always protect your hair with heat protectant to prevent your hair from any heat damage. And finally I’m ready to go with the hair I want, healthy, voluminous and perfectly managed hair !!!!

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