Care for your locks


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Care for your locks

Hair conditioning helps improve the look of your hair, making it soft and smooth. Regular conditioning helps to provide nourishment and gives it an overall healthy sheen.

You can use rinses, packs, as well as rich, creamy products. Many natural ingredients, which are within easy reach, can be ideal hair conditioners. Henna, for instance, is a powerful natural conditioner. It coats the hair and adds body to it Henna is an effective cleanser and restores the normal acid-alkaline balance of the scalp. It suits all hair types and helps control dandruff.

Henna conditioning: Make sure that you use good quality henna powder. The natural colour of henna is reddish brown. It does not colour black hair, but lends it attractive highlights. Henna should not be applied on hair that has been coloured with chemical colourants, as it may cause a reaction.

To mix henna, take 2 to 3 cups henna powder, depending on the length of hair, and add two raw eggs, four teaspoons each of lemon juice and coffee and enough yogurt to mix into a thick paste, of toothpaste-like consistency. If you do not wish to use eggs, add more curd to get the right consistency. If the hair is dry, two teaspoons hair oil may be added. Divide the hair in sections and apply the henna on both sides of the section, so that it is totally covered with henna. Wrap the section around the head. Now repeat this with each section, till the hair is totally covered with the henna paste. Wear a plastic shower cap over it and keep it on for at least an hour, before washing off with water. You need not shampoo the hair.

For extremely dry, damaged and rough hair: Mix together one egg, two tablespoons castor oil, the juice of a lemon and one teaspoon pure glycerin. These ingredients should be well mixed. You can use an egg beater if you like. Massage this into the hair and shampoo after half an hour. Rinse well with water to remove all residues, so that they do not clog the pores.

For fine, oily, limp hair: Soak a cup of broken "moong" dal overnight. Then grind it in a mixer with enough water, to make it into a smooth paste. Part the hair in sections and apply, so that the entire hair is covered. Keep it on for half an hour and wash your hair well with plain water.

Aloe vera: Aloe vera gel may be applied on the hair and washed off with plain water after 20 minutes. It helps soften, moisturise and condition the hair. It can also be added to hair packs. For a cleansing pack, take gram flour (besan), curd and one tablespoon Aloe
vera gel. Mix into a paste and apply on the hair. Rinse off after half an hour.

Hair rinses: A hair rinse also provides a conditioning treatment to the hair, giving it body and bounce. It is particularly useful for oily hair.

Lemon: Add the juice of one lemon to a mug of water and use it as a last rinse. It is ideal for oily hair, reducing oil and restoring the normal acid-alkaline balance.

Marigold flowers: Add a handful of fresh or dried marigold flowers to three cups of hot water. Allow it to stand for an hour. Strain and cool the water and use as a final rinse. It's good for oily hair with dandruff.

Tea: Take used tea leaves and boil them again in 4 to 5 cups of water. Strain and cool the water. Add the juice of a lemon and use as a last rinse
May 10, 2012
Hair conditioning helps improve the look of your hair, making it soft and smooth. Regular conditioning helps to provide nourishment and gives it an overall healthy sheen.

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