August 2012

Hair care tips

Hair for any women is its pride. So, here are some hair care tips:-

Good care has to be taken of hair, when exposed to sun, as they can really damage them. The Sun and the Sea can strip hair of its natural oils, so protect it with a hat or a scarf whenever possible, and revitalize it with a conditioner, suiting your hair, at least once a week.

Wash your brushes and combs at least once a week and never comb or brush your hair when wet. And if you do have to, then be extra careful.

If you have greasy hair, try a lemon shampoo. Never use the same brand of shampoo for your hair over 2 months as your hair becomes immune to that shampoo and will not make any difference. So change your shampoo after every 2 months.

Never wash your hair with hot water, the hair will lose its shine soon.

Hair Conditioners
These are home made conditioners, which are very easy to make and use and above all cost effective.

1. Try massaging a whipped up egg yolk into damp hair after shampooing, then rinse off with tepid water. Use 2 yolks for long hair.

2. Henna is also good hair conditioner. First apply and massage coconut oil on your hair and then apply henna and leave it for 1 hour. Wash your hair with water and the next day with shampoo.

3. For good conditioning, one can also dissolve Camphor in hot oil and then apply with the help of cotton on the scalp. It is an excellent remedy.

4. Oil conditioner can be made from Olive, Almond, Castor, Coconut or any vegetable oils that are available in your kitchen. Pour the oil into a cup or bottle and stand it in a saucepan of hot water for a few minutes. It needs to be warm and not hot. Apply the warm oil to partings all over your scalp, using a medicine dropper if possible. Put on a well-fitting plastic shower cap to keep in the warmth, then wrap a towel turban(the towel should be wrung out in hot water). Wait for 30 minutes before shampooing your hair. This treatment will work wonders for dry and brittle hair.

5. Easy conditioner method is to wet your hair and apply little conditioner to your hair. Then steam your hair for 10 mins or so and then rinse off with water.

Beauty routine for Ramadan

Make your skin glow

During Ramadan, the change in diet affects the skin and hair. Here are some suggestions for you to take care:-

  • Fried food, sweets and drinks in sugar can affect the skin adversely. It has been posited that sugar breaks down skin collagen and worsens acne. So make sure your diet includes generous portions of fresh fruit and leafy vegetables. Vitamin C-rich fruits like Orange and Kiwi are great for skin.
  • When you fast, hydration is a vital concern as well. So, drink the recommended eight glasses of water.
  • Avoid fragranced creams while fasting, especially those that evoke food smells like Vanilla, Chocolate and Mango.
  • Try to make up for the loss of sleep in the form of power naps during the day and after sunset. Also opt for a concentrated night cream to help the skin rejuvenate.
  • Ramadan also means giving make-up a miss. Use this period to allow the skin to breathe…Simplify your daily regimen by focusing on rejuvenating creams and serums to nurture your skin.
  • To prevent skin from getting dry, make sure you apply a good moisturiser and refresh your face using mineral water sprays or a gentle splash of cold water.
I hope all these suggestions help you.