If you have had your grandma massage oil in your head every night while narrating fairy tales to you, then your childhood was gold! Thanks to our grandmas, we have inculcated the habit of regular hair oil massages to keep chemical damage at bay.
Be it hair or skin, Grandma’s nuskhe have been a saviour all through our growing-up years. So, let’s revisit a few good old formulas that still work for healthy and glossy tresses...
- Healthy scalp, thanks to Amla
- Brushing hair before sleeping
- Fenugreek seeds for the win
- Be a DIY champ (just like your grandma)
- Hair oil massages
Healthy scalp, thanks to Amla
Did you know? Amla is the hero ingredient that helps in improving the health of your scalp. Amla oil helps you get rid of dry flakes from the scalp and dissolves grease and dirt from the follicles. That’s not all! Amla oil helps boost blood circulation, which in turn, nourishes your follicles and increases hair growth. Consuming amla, which is rich in Vitamin C, is also very beneficial for your hair. It reduces hair breakage, thereby helping you flaunt long, luscious mane.
Brushing hair before sleeping
Every night, before hitting the bed, grab a boar bristle brush and brush your hair. This will not only help you detangle your tresses but also, evenly distribute your hair’s natural oils from root to tip. A gentle, all-over brushing to disperse your hair’s oils throughout your strands is all you need. This is nature’s conditioner! Doing so also stimulates blood flow and exfoliates the scalp.
Fenugreek seeds for the win
How to achieve healthy and nourished hair sans flakiness and dandruff? Fenugreek seeds is the answer! Fenugreek seeds, popularly known as methi, is a natural solution to dandruff. That’s not all! Methi seeds help in strengthening and nourishing hair from the roots, is effective in combating hair fall and improves the overall texture of your hair.
Be a DIY champ (just like your grandma)
Our grand moms loved DIY treatments, be it for glowing skin or lustrous mane. Making hair masks out of fresh, home-made ingredients was a ritual followed by our mothers and grandmothers and works wonders even today. All you need to do is raid your kitchen shelf, mix two powerful ingredients, such as, vinegar and milk, and you have a hair mask ready!
Hair oil massages
Massage some olive oil into your scalp for strong and healthy mane. For effective results, cover your hair with a hot towel or shower cap for a few hours after oiling. You can also leave it on overnight. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo or vinegar and repeat the procedure twice a week. Doing so will leave you with shiny and glossy locks.