With her long, luscious locks and innocent eyes, actress Chahat Pandey sure looks like a fairytale princess. Her rapunzel-like mane has caught the fancy and earned the envy of many around her. As monsoon arrives, dull and lifeless hair tops the list of her worries this rainy season. The increasing level of humidity, pollution, dirty rainwater only seem to double our hair-woes. However, if taken care of, you can flaunt silky, smooth hair like Paakhi of Hamari Bahu Silk aka Chahat. Include these nine easy-to-do home-made remedies in your hair care routine and shoot hair problems this monsoon!
1. Reetha or soap nut: Reetha is a great scalp-cleanser. Apply a paste of overnight soaked nuts with hibiscus flowers for gorgeous hair.
2. Green tea: Prepare a cup of green tea, strain it. Post shampooing, rinse your hair with green tea. Dry it with a soft cloth, don’t wash away the tea from your hair.
3. Eggs: High on protein, eggs are great for your hair. Whisk the whites of two eggs with one teaspoon of olive oil and add drops of honey. Apply it to your scalp and hair and leave it on. Wash off after half an hour.
4. Aloe vera: Abundant in anti-oxidants, aloe vera balances the pH value of the hair and scalp. Scoop out the transparent gel part from the leaf, mix it with little apple cider vinegar and apply the paste on your scalp. Wash it off after half an hour.
5. Apple cider vinegar: It is a good and easy way to add volume to your hair! Mix one cup of apple cider vinegar with equal amount of water. After shampooing, rinse your hair and scalp with this mixture and keep it on for 10 minutes. Rinse again. Repeat this 3-4 times a week, for best results.
6. Banana: Rich in potassium, bananas keep the hair bouncy. Add one teaspoon of olive oil to two mashed bananas and two teaspoons of mayonnaise. Apply the mixture on your hair strands, rinse after 30 minutes.
7. Marigold flowers: Soak a few fresh marigold flowers in a bowl of water overnight. Strain the flowers in the morning. Now use this water during the final rinse to your hair, after shampooing.
8. Potato: Take half a cup of potato juice and apply it on your scalp with a cotton ball. Rinse your hair and scalp with a mild shampoo after 20 minutes.
9. Yogurt: Yogurt cleanses, nourishes and adds bounce to your hair. Take some yogurt and apply it to your hair and scalp. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then rinse. Better to use it during the day as it can cool the body too.
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