10 extremely effective tips for healthy hair

Tips for Healthy Hair

Hair – the most important part of our personality; for this very reason, good hair can either make or break your image instantly. Many people, irrespective of the gender, spend a lot of time, money and effort in trying to maintain their lustrous locks, in an attempt to ensure that their hair are healthy and disease free at all times.

Amongst the rising levels of stress, pollution and hormonal changes, it becomes extremely difficult to keep your hair looking natural and lustrous throughout the week. But with these simple, yet effective tips, you too can look like a super model, without having to go through arduous levels of hair maintenance and hair traumatising experiences.

Here are the top 10 effective tips for maintaining healthy hair, no matter what season you are in.

1) A nutritious diet can do wonders for your hair: The benefits of a nutritious diet can’t be stressed enough. In order to maintain your hair and keep them in all their glory, the first and foremost tip is to drink lots of water. Secondly, ensure you are taking in a lot of natural protein in your diet, to supplement your hair’s growth. Vitamin A is a good support supplement for your hair; eat a lot of green vegetables, cod liver or cod liver oil capsules and carrots for starters.

2) Styling treatments are your hair’s worst enemy: Styling treatments and using harsh chemicals are an instant turnoff for your hair’s health. The more you indulge in such treatments, the more your hair will break and lose their glorious look. The idea is to keep it natural, so that you get to impart a little more love for your hair. The thicker the hair, the prettier it would look.

3) Add natural hair packs regularly: If you think using chemically infused hair packs is the solution to getting the hair of your dreams, then you are in for some major trouble. Going natural to detoxify your hair is the way to go in the 21st Century. With nature’s bounty at an all time high, there are a lot of natural hair packs you can use. For example, use aloe vera gel to naturally condition your hair. Apply some gel onto your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water; once rinsed, you will see the difference in the texture and the feel of your hair. Rest assured you will not be able to stop touching your hair after this natural conditioning procedure.

4) Excessively Oily scalp is not the way to a healthy mane: There are different types of hair; oily scalps are a big no-no, while dry scalps are not better either. The idea is to have the perfectly oil balanced scalp, in order to maintain your hair’s life and keep it glowing for years and years to come. Since extremes are always bad for hair, it’s important to realise the worth of a well maintained, clean scalp. If you have an oily scalp, you need to shampoo regularly, to get rid of all the extra oil being secreted by your body. If you suffer from a dry scalp, chances are you might end up being the target of some bad dandruff. So either way, for an oily scalp, use a naturally prepared shampoo; for a dry scalp, avoid washing your hair too frequently.

5) Combs and wet hair don’t go together: When you have washed your hair, it’s imperative for you to avoid brushing or combing them immediately. Since wet hair are the weakest, running a brush or comb through your tresses can immediately cause a lot of hair fall, making you regret your decision instantly. Pat dry your hair using a towel; if you have long hair, it’s best to spread them out and let them air dry naturally. Once they are moderately dry, you can comb/brush your hair to remove the knots you might be worried about. However, combing your hair immediately post a hair wash is not the way to go.

6) Sleep – the most important ingredient for good hair: There can’t be enough reasons to stress on the importance of good, peaceful sleep. Ask a super model about the secrets of good hair care and the first thing you will hear is peaceful sleep. Sleep can make or break our body mechanisms; a good night’s sleep not only rejuvenates the body cycle, but it also rejuvenates the body’s chemicals, which has a direct impact on the quality of hair. Take lots of rest, sleep with an empty mind and see the difference in your hair instantly.

7) Avoid hairstyles which can wreak havoc on your hair
: Tying your hair in a tight knot, making hairstyles which need your hair to be tied too tightly, tiny braids or hair extensions can wreak havoc on your hair. In order to avoid any untoward situations, especially those which involve hair fall, one should avoid any kind of tight hairstyles, until and unless there is an absolute need for it.

8) Don’t overheat your hair: Remember you are not cooking your hair for your next meal. Applying too much heat on your hair can not only damage the hair strands, but can also kill your roots, causing the hair to fall out automatically. Using hair straighteners, hair dryers and other hair appliances can put a lot of heat and pressure on your hair; either way, it’s advisable to avoid using such methods too frequently.

9) Friction causes stress and damage: Hair, as a body organ, is extremely susceptible and prone to damage. The slightest friction and you can expect a massive upheaval at the roots. In such cases, the best way is to use a wide toothed comb, instead of a tight toothed comb. While such things might seem very small and insignificant, they can go a long way in securing your hair’s future.

10) Cold is the way to go: Last but not the least, cold water (not necessarily ice cold water) can do wonders for your dying hair. Warm/hot water is your hair’s worst enemy; cold water rejuvenates your hair’s follicles and makes it live longer, while making it stronger than usual. Hot water weakens your hair’s roots and makes it fall off easily.

These were some of the most effective tips which one can use for making their hair stronger and healthier. Each of these tips is extremely easy to implement which in turn ensures positive results for one and all.

5 things you are doing wrong, which is leading to hair fall

Top 5 things you are doing right now which is making your hair fall even more.

1. Using coarse pillow cover: Most of us sleep on cotton pillow covers and there is nothing wrong with that, however some cotton covers are rough to the touch and when you toss and turn your head on those covers, hairs get tangled between the rough pillow threads and they break off. Change your pillowcase to a high thread count cotton case or use silk covers.

2. Applying too much shampoo: Reduce your shampoo usage, apply only 1–2 times a week and rest of the time, just wash with water. Sulfates and Parabens in the shampoo cause more damage then you know. Do not use Anti-dandruff shampoo as your regular shampoo and for prolonged periods, the loads of chemicals which go into an antidandruff shampoo will spoil your hair. To remove harsh dandruff, use lemongrass oil.

3. Drying your hair: Do not vigorously rub your hair with the towel, this leads to unnecessary hair trauma, instead gently pat dry your hair with a towel or cover your hair with a towel and give it 10–15 min till the towel soaks all the water. Avoid blow-drying your hair on high heat, this flash dries not only the moisture on your hair but also dries the scalp which makes the hair brittle.

4. Daily oiling your hair daily: Daily oiling your hair is not required, in fact if you oil your scalp and hair and go about your daily business, the oil will attract lots of dust and pollution and close the pores of the scalp which will result in less oxygen going into the roots and making them week, We have written an entire article on this which you can read here.

If you need to apply oil daily, make sure you do that only with a few drops and only to your hair length and not to scalp.

5. Not Massaging your scalp daily: Massaging your scalp not only makes you feel good but also increase the blood circulation in the scalp, this make blood reach the hair roots and makes them stronger.

Watch our video and let Simran update you on a few more things which you can change to help with hair fall issues.

Beta blocker helps protect from skin cancer

Skin Cancer Beta Blockers

Skin cancer is one of the top diagnosed cancers in the world. Skin cancer is also often misdiagnosed. As there are various types of skin cancer symptoms, so it can be difficult to know if you have it. Fortunately in India, skin cancer is not amongst the top cancers affecting the population.

Beta Blockers

As reported by FinancialExpress, Beta blocker usually used to treat high blood pressure can now protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer. The researchers aim to incorporate carvedilol or similar beta blockers into a skin cream or spray that could hopefully be used to prevent skin cancer, arising from UV light exposure. The treatment would act on the skin without affecting blood pressure and heart rate, which are commonly altered by beta blockers.

Essential Oils

Apart from Beta blockers and other traditional treatments of cancer which have severe side effects. There are essential oils which also help, but have never been put it in spotlight because of Big Pharma. One such oil is Frankincense Essential oil. Frankincense, has been used for thousands of years and is one of the most rare natural healing agents on the planet. Several clinical studies have been recently published proving its ability to help combat various cancers, including breast, bladder and skin tumours.

We believe that nature has the cure to all issues troubling modern man/women. We just need to do a little bit of research.

Dealing with itchy, dry scalp

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Lately a lot of people suffer from itchy, dry scalp which culminates in dandruff and hair loss. The reason, most of the time is quite simple and rudimentary, the scalp is not hydrated enough.

Harsh chemicals in shampoos (parabens, sulfate and alcohol), dry out the scalp and rob it of the much needed moisture which it needs to keep the scalp healthy.

If you take a hot shower in winters, your skin tends to dry up and you will see flakes if you scratch your skin, the same applies for the scalp too. Taking hot showers, harmful chemicals and not hydrating the skin leads to itchy and dry scalp.

As always, the best way to solve this problem is to prevent it. Now that you know the cause of the issue, take precautions.

1. Do not bathe with hot water, if you do then rinse with cold water.
2. Do not use shampoos with harmful chemicals in them
3. Do not blow dry too often, this not only removes the moisture on the hair but also the “flash heat” vaporises the moisture within the hair itself which leads to the cuticles being damaged from the inside.
4. At the best least, us a good hair oil (https://satthwa.quora.com/Best-hair-oil’s-what-they-can-do-for-your-hair) and pamper your scalp once a week, make sure to wash off the extra oil.

If you are suffering from this issues, do the above and try this additionally. Mix a few drops of Tea Tree oil with a extra virgin Coconut oil or Jojoba oil and massage it on your scalp a couple times a week, do this for 2–3 weeks and see the result.

Here is a video on some of the benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca) which you will find useful.

Get rid of stubborn dandruff with lemongrass essential oil

Benefits of Leomongrass essential oil

Dandruff is a sign of bad hygiene and it is bad for your scalp and the health of your hair. Aesthetically no one likes to see dandruff on their hair and on their cloths. Yet there are so many men and women, even kids who struggle with dandruff everyday.

Let us discuss a fast way to get rid of dandruff without using any anti-dandruff shampoos or harmful chemicals which can ruin your scalp and even though reduce dandruff in the short time, they are not good for hair in the long run.

Items required (2)

How to use (3 simple steps)

Step 1 – Take 2–3 teaspoons of the carrier oil of your choice.

Step 2 – Add 3–4 drops of Lemongrass essential oil in the carrier oil

Step 2 – Apply to scalp and massage gently.

Things to keep in mind

  • It’s best to apply the mix at night and leave it overnight but if you do not have time, then apply 2–3 hours before you shampoo.
  • You do not need to use any anti-dandruff shampoo, try buying a shampoo which does not contain sulfate and parabens.
  • Apply 2 times a week for a month to start seeing results. (After getting the desired results) If you are using the Satthwa hair oil, you can discontinue adding lemongrass EO and just use the Satthwa oil as it contains Jojoba oil which has anti fungal properties as well.

Final thoughts

Lemongrass Essential Oil is also known to help with Psoriasis (Red and Itchy scalp), you can use the above technique to get relief.

Watch our video on some of the other benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil