Hair care begins at home and that too at a very young age. However, with the shift in the attitude of several young mothers, hair care has taken a backseat.
When the mother herself doesn’t care for her hair, how will the child learn it. Earlier, mothers used to massage oil on the hair and scalp and keep them tied neatly but these days mothers prefer not to oil their own hair, so it is obvious they will not oil the hair of their children. Hair care should begin early during the childhood days.
Only if you take care of your hair will it remain in good health. A regular hair care regime like oiling, shampooing, conditioning etc is required to keep your hair in good shape. Until your child is not exposed to the environmental pollutants this basic hair care regime is sufficient but when the child grows up and is exposed to the outside world, one would need extra care and attention.
The basic oil, wash and condition will not suffice. Hair needs extra attention and some tender loving care. Our hair is the most exposed part of the body and is a victim of chemical treatments, sun rays, dirt and grime. These factors damage the hair and lead to various conditions like dandruff, hair fall and breakage. Our hair needs some nourishment both, internally and externally and we give you some tips to treat your hair with tender loving care.
Several home remedies can be used to improve the condition of your hair. One such remedy is to apply henna (mehendi), it gives a beautiful reddish tinge to your hair and strengthens the roots. However, there is a common complain about henna application. Women often complain about dryness after an application, this is a very common problem and can be tackled easily.
All you have to do is to add some herbs to henna while soaking it overnight. Firstly, do not use plain water to soak henna, use buttermilk to soak the powder and add crushed beetroot. You can also add some other herbs like, amla powder, reetha powder and shikakai powder to the paste.
Add a teaspoon or two of lime juice and coconut oil. This will ensure that henna does not dry out your hair, fresh amla fruit pulp can also be added instead of amla powder. Similarly, you can also add the juice of amla to the henna paste.