5 best-kept hair care secrets from around the world

written by Sanya Hamdani on Sep 15, 2019

When it comes to beauty secrets you can’t have just one and while we look high and low to bring you the best-kept beauty secrets; this time we’ve widened our search to look beyond borders. Just like cuisines, each country has their unique beauty techniques or ingredients that they use to up their beauty game.

If you want to add life to your dull and lifeless hair, we have gathered just the secrets you were looking for...

Italy: Olive oil and yogurt

Italian women use a natural conditioner by making a concoction of olive oil and yogurt. Both these nourishing ingredients deeply condition your hair and make it glossy. Loaded with antioxidants, olive oil repairs damage caused by overuse of hair care and styling products as well as keeps scalp problems at bay.

Mix one cup of yogurt with a teaspoon of olive oil and apply to cleansed hair, let it stay for 5 minutes and then wash it off.

Japan: Camellia oil

Wonder how women in Japan and China have straight and silky smooth hair? The answer is camellia oil. It is loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E which conditions hair as well as promotes hair growth. Warm the some oil in a bowl and apply it to your roots, let it stay for at least an hour or overnight for effective results.

Morocco: Argan oil

Argan oil may not be the best kept secret among the lot but it sure is an excellent nourishment formula for hair. It imparts a healthy shine and keeps your scalp free from dandruff and itchiness.

Colombia: Avocado

Tired of frizzy and dry hair? Mash up an avocado with egg whites and allow it to rest on your hair for 15 minutes. Wash off and get soft, shiny and lustrous hair just after one wash! Colombian women have been using this technique for centuries to nourish their hair.

Philippines: Aloe vera

Aloe vera is an important ingredient in Philippines women’s beauty routine. Apart from giving your hair a healthy shine and glossy finish, aloe vera also makes it healthy and strong.