Hair care secrets everyone should know
Take good care of your strands
Bad hair days are commoner than you think, affecting both men and women. Dull and lifeless hair that just refuses to look bouncy and voluminous is a common complaint, yet few of you know how to fix it. Nykaa will show you how…
Limp hair woes
Applying heavy conditioners just leaves hair looking lankier than ever. You’re better off using products containing silicone that coat the strands with a thin film, creating fuller hair without making it look greasy. We love Sunsilk Stunning Black Shampoo because it contains an Amla Pearl Complex that removes dirt and residue and restores the hair’s natural shine. You need a rich formulation that deposits on strands and protects them from sun damage that can make hair dull and lifeless. Silicon continues to adhere to strands even after you wash your hair. Also use a conditioner like Clinic Plus Soft and Silky that nourishes and conditions and strengthens hair fibers thoroughly from root to tip.
Your hair will simply reflect what you put into your body. So eat like Popeye. Load up on nutritious foods that keep your skin and hair glowing and radiant. Have your fill of leafy green vegetables, carrots, buts, seeds and beans. Be wary of fad diets and crash diets that cut out food groups. Not only will you become cranky and irritable but your skin will lose its luster and your hair will turn weak and brittle.
Luke warm not hot
If you’re bathing with steaming hot water, stop! Hot water strips skin and hair of protective oils that act as a natural lubricant and conditioner. Hot water can destroy your hair’s natural shine. Always use lukewarm water to wash your hair. Pamper your scalp by massaging it when you shampoo, and after rinsing off the suds, use a nourishing scalp mask like Vidal Sassoon Premium Hair Mask or Sunsilk Advanced Reconstruction Hair Spa Mask.
The flake dilemma
Dandruff plagues almost everybody at some time or another but rubbing oil on your scalp is not the solution. Dandruff is not a dry skin condition at all. It’s a skin disorder and the best way to fix it is by using a medicated shampoo such as VLCC Dandruff Control Shampoo or Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo. Leave the shampoo on for five minutes to soak into your scalp before rinsing thoroughly.
Blowing away the problem
Blow drying wet locks is another intrinsic part of most people’s hair care routine. If you have fine hair, use a dryer on low heat even if you’re running late. Hot air, like hot water, dries out hair making it look even more flyaway than before. A study by Consumer Reports has revealed that all blow dryers—irrespective of the wattage—dry hair in about the same amount of time. Some are just louder than others.