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Personalized healthcare DIY hair products that work better than store-based products

Haircare Home remedies DIY

7 DIY HAIRCARE PRODUCTS THAT WORK BETTER THAN STORE BASED PRODUCTS: Personalized healthcare of hair is essential. Even if you have healthy hair, you need to maintain a haircare routine to make sure that your hair remains healthy and lustrous. The beauty market is filled with numerous hair care products of different brands claiming to be the best in the market. In most cases, these hair care products available on the market are really expensive. But the market offers some best budget brands as well. But it’s not always true that these products are successful in fulfilling their claims. Then, what should we really do to solve our hair problems?
That is when the DIY home remedies come to our rescue. The two basic advantages of DIYs are that you actually know what goes into the mixture you are going to use and secondly, there are no side effects of the same. Here is the list of some DIY products that actually work better than your store based products:

Avocado treatment

Avocado for the rescue

Avocado is one of the common fruits found in the kitchen. If it’s not in your kitchen, it’s easily available at any supermarket or grocery store. Avocado is rich in essential fatty acids and minerals which makes it the perfect DIY for damaged hair. To make the avocado mask; smash avocado with the pitch removed, add one egg to it and apply it to your wet hair. Let it stay there for 20 minutes. Rinse it multiple times. Use this mask once a week for the best results. Avocados moisturize your scalp and promote the growth of strong and healthy hair. Even if your hair is healthy enough,  you can still use this mask once a month to keep your hair in a good state and prevent any future damage.

Liquorice root

The liquorice herb is extensively used to manufacture candies. It is also beneficial to reduce stress and fatigue. But besides this, liquorice root is great to fight dandruff, baldness and hair fall. To make a liquorice root pack; mix 1 tablespoon of liquorice root powder in milk and add 2 teaspoons of saffron. Make a paste out of the same. Apply it to your bald spots or all over your scalp. Make sure to apply it only on the scalp and not on the length of your hair. Keep it overnight. Rinse with water in the morning. This helps to soothe the scalp, thereby reducing dry flakes or dandruff. It also promotes hair growth.

Henna pack

Henna- the natural colouring agent

The henna pack is generally used as a hair colourant. It also helps to condition your hair. It’s very easy to make a henna pack. There are basically two methods of incorporating henna into your haircare routine. The first is a Henna pack. Blend a handful of henna leaves to make a thick paste or use 4 tablespoons of henna powder. Now add half a cup of boiled black coffee and 2 teaspoons of plain curd or yoghurt. Now apply this paste on your scalp as well as on the length of your hair. Keep it for about 3 hours. Rinse using shampoo. Another method of using Henna is adding a few henna leaves or 1 tablespoon of henna powder in mustard oil along with a few drops of your favourite essential oil and boiling it for 5 minutes. Now you can use this oil for oiling your hair. Henna also promotes hair growth and is helpful in treating dandruff.

Banana pack

Besides having amazing health benefits due to the abundance of vitamins and nutrients, the banana is also great for treating hair. It contains potassium, zinc and vitamin A and E.  It is good to promote hair repair and minimise damage. To make a banana pack; take one whole ripe banana, a few drops of lemon juice, one tablespoon of rose water and 2 tablespoons of plain curd or yoghurt. Blend all of these in a blender until it becomes a paste. Now apply this paste to the length of your hair. Wait for an hour and then wash it off with water. This banana pack will help to nourish your hair and repair your split ends. It also softens and moisturizes your hair. It also helps in restoring your hair’s natural elasticity and minimises breakage. Use this pack once every two weeks.

Yoghurt and black pepper

One of the major reasons for hair fall or damaged hair is dandruff. More than 50% of people face this problem.  Most of the brands available today, only wash off dandruff rather than treating it deeply. One of the most effective remedies for dandruff is yoghurt and a black pepper hair mask. Mix two teaspoons of powdered black pepper in 5 tablespoons of yoghurt or curd. Rub this mixture on your scalp. Let it dry for 1 hour and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Use this personalized healthcare remedy twice a week for visible results.

Saffron and honey

Saffron for soft hair

It’s very hard to find a conditioner that works well for your hair type.  Most of the conditioners just give you soft hair for a day. All those conditioners actually do not condition your hair properly, rather they just make your hair soft. A better option and a great home remedy for conditioning your hair are using saffron and honey. Boil a few strands of saffron in water. Cool it down. Add a little honey and a few drops of lime juice to it. Massage it on your scalp and hair strands. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash it off. It will not only condition your hair but also moisturise your scalp and give your hair a mild shine.

Tea Rinse

One of the most common problems that we face with our hair is hair getting oily after a day of shampooing. It is surely not considered fit to shampoo on a daily basis, as it leaves the hair damaged and leads to breakage. An effective personalized healthcare home remedy to tackle this issue is to add tea rinse to your hair care routine after you shampoo your hair. Boil one teaspoon of tea leaves in 1 cup of water (use it according to your hair length, if you have hair longer, you can use more water and add tea leaves accordingly). After you have shampooed, run your hair with this tea solution, to control the excess secretion of oils. It makes your hair look fresh and acts as a great conditioner.
All these personalized healthcare DIY remedies are more effective and cost-friendly than any budget-friendly or big-budgeted brands. Let us know your favourite and we’ll try that too!

  1. Does avocado make my hair thicker?

    Avocados are rich in vitamins B and E, which work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B [biotin] is essential for hair growth. Vitamin E helps repair damage on the scalp. Avocado promotes the growth of hair. It offers this by preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. Avocados can also be used to improve the condition of your hair by acting as a moisturizer for dry or damaged hair.

  2. Can I mix avocado and coconut oil?

    You can get fancy when making a hot oil treatment and combine avocado oil with another type of oil, such as coconut or olive oil. You can also mix in a few drops of essential oil, such as rosemary or peppermint. Essential oils add scent, and they can also help the hot oil treatment invigorate your hair and scalp.

  3. How long does henna last in hair?

     Henna is a permanent hair dye. The colour is most vibrant for the first 4 to 6 weeks, and in my experience, it starts to gradually fade after that, but I'm not sure it ever goes away completely.

  4. What are the side effects of henna?

    It can cause some side effects such as redness, itching, burning, swelling, blisters, and scarring of the skin. Most often these allergic reactions are due to an ingredient added to henna.

  5. Is saffron gel good for hair?

    Saffron can be used for improving overall health, strengthening the hair and for achieving glowing skin. The antioxidants in saffron can also help prevent hair loss. The spice repairs hair follicles and promotes hair growth.

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