HOW TO COMBAT HAIR STATIC IN THE WINTERS

HOW TO COMBAT HAIR STATIC IN THE WINTERS
Static, frizzy hair is a common phenomenon during the winters. What is static hair exactly? Static is created when two repelling objects come in contact with one another. If you hair is well moisturised, this does not happen but because in the winter, your hair is bound to turn frizzy due to lack of moisture, you experience hair static. How does one fight it? Use our guide below for help…
 

Oil your hair

Oil your hair

An obvious reason why your hair is conducting an electric charge is because it’s devoid of moisture. This is when you need to pamper your hair by way of an oil massage. We suggest relying on the Indulekha Bringha Oil for this purpose. This one’s known for its medicinal properties that has the power to hydrate your tresses and reduce hair fall, which is common in the winters.

 

Use the right comb

Use the right comb

Winters are when you might lose a lot of hair, thanks to thinning and dehydration. This is why you need to be careful about your hair tools. Using a plastic comb at this point is a big no-no. Use metal combs that are known to reduce the static in your hair.

 

Avoid using a hair towel

Avoid using a hair towel

We’ve told you about the T-shirt drying rule, haven’t we? A cotton tee shirt is less abrasive as opposed to the roughness of a regular towel that often sucks out the naturals oils from your hair—something you absolutely want to ignore when it comes to static hair problems.

 

Use the right range of products

Use the right range of products

If you use a shampoo and conditioner targeted towards dry and frizzy hair, the problems related to hair static will be a lot more in control. We suggest going with the Dove Dryness Care Shampoo and Conditioner. The Pro-Moisture Complex nourishes strands from the cellular level and protects them from daily wear and tear— something you need to stay away from, especially during this season. It’s the perfect pick to keep your tresses fabulous all through the winters.

 

Tie your hair up

Tie your hair up

It really does feel terrible when your face has to bear the brunt of hair static. So as much as possible try tying your hair into braids or just find a way to keep your hair away from your face by pinning it up.

Chandni Ghosh Oct 25, 2018 Be Beautiful

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Winter haircare hacks for the curly haired girl

Winter haircare hacks for the curly haired girl
The winter months can be rather unforgiving for your hair, more so if you have curly hair. With the cold weather unleashing its wrath on your hair in the form of dryness, dullness, and frizz, those tresses need just a wee bit more love. So, keep these fail-proof winter hair care tips handy to tame that curly hair!
 

Save the ends!

Save the ends!

It’s the mid lengths and tips of your hair that bear the brunt of the weather—so make sure they are protected well. Update your haircare routine and rely on a dependable cleanser such as the Dove Hair Therapy Dryness Care Shampoo and Conditioner Range. It has nutritive serum which gets absorbed in your hair and provides optimum hydration. The goodness of this product eventually gives you nourished silky, smooth locks. In addition, you can also apply a rich, hydrating leave-in conditioner throughout the lengths of your hair every time you wash it. Or, if your hair is extremely dry, it’s time you whipped out that bottle of oil. Either olive or coconut oil with do—both are light and do the job well. Just take a drop or two on your palms and apply on the ends of your curly hair. This will seal in the moisture and prevent breakage and splitting.

Cover up!

Come hail, rain or shine, the one golden rule of winter haircare is to cover up. It’ll keep it safe from the harsh weather, not to mention protect it against pollution and dust. Use a satin or silk scarf and tie it loosely over your head, making sure not to press down the curls too hard. Or, use a floppy hat and you’ll be good to go.

 

Honey, please!

Honey, please!

Mind you, the power of honey is not to be underestimated! While you maybe well-versed with its nutritional and medicinal benefits, did you know that it’s also known for its humectant properties that make it the perfect winter haircare treatment for curly hair? Here’s what you need to do—mix equal parts olive oil and honey and whisk well. Heat this and apply for an hour every week for hair that’s hydrated and healthy.

Steam it up

Now’s the time to put your steamer to good use—run it over your hair for about 5 minutes while you condition it. This will not only help the conditioner penetrate deeper into the hair but also lock in the moisture. In case you don’t have a steamer, use a hot towel, and trust us, this little haircare tip will ensure that your curly locks are ready to take on winter!

 

Sleep tight

Sleep tight

‘Tis the season to channel your inner Sleeping Beauty and rest those beautiful curls on a silk pillowcase. We kid you not! Silk will help prevent friction and smoothen out that frizz as compared to cotton or a synthetic material. Also, since the fabric is not very absorbent, it’ll keep the moisture in your hair intact, keeping it winter-ready.

Shweta Vepa Vyas Oct 17, 2018 Be Beautiful

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7 winter haircare troubles and solutions to look out for

7 winter haircare troubles and solutions to look out for
The arrival of winter may conjure up romanticised notions of hot cocoa by cosy fireplaces. Unfortunately, it isn’t such a pretty story for your hair, courtesy troubles like dry hair, hair fall and split ends. So, here are some handy winter haircare tips for those common hair woes, because, well, winter is coming!
 

Problem #1: Dry scalp

Problem #1: Dry scalp

The cold weather saps the moisture out of your skin and your scalp is no exception. An uncomfortable tightness of the skin, itching and dull and lifeless hair are commonly associated with a dry scalp. A healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair; so make sure that this condition doesn’t go unchecked.

The fix: Take a leaf out of grandma’s book and keep a bottle of that good ol’ coconut oil handy. Massage warm coconut oil onto a clean scalp twice a week (and make sure you leave it on overnight). In case your scalp is itchy, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil. You can even switch your winter haircare routine to include a shampoo that actually targets the problem. One such is the Dove Hair Therapy Dryness Care Shampoo and Conditioner. This range contains nutritive serum, which gets absorbed in your hair and provides optimum hydration. The goodness of this product eventually gives you nourished silky, smooth locks.

Problem #2: Frizzy/ dry hair

Whether it’s the humidity of summer or the dryness of winter, it seems like frizzy hair is something we’re going to have to make our peace with! Or is it? As we battle the elements, some TLC inculcated into your haircare routine can help tone it down.

The fix: Frizziness is the result of dry hair, so, it’s important to keep your hair hydrated, despite the weather. Make a wise choice when it comes to your haircare essentials—a duo which is infused with oil makes perfect sense. For that, we turn to the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo and Conditioner. Created with a blend of weightless Vita Oils, this range helps tackle rough hair and controls frizz. The benefit of cleansing, conditioning and oil in a bottle – now that’s how it should be!

Oiling your hair with a mixture of coconut, olive, and almond oil will also help your cause.

 

Problem #3: Hair fall

Problem #3: Hair fall

Us mere mortals are not spared the agony of hair fall, more so as winter wreaks it’s havoc on our tresses. With increased dryness of the scalp and hair, the hair tends to become brittle and weak, leading to hair fall.

The fix: Since your hair is weaker than usual during this season, it’s advisable to reduce the frequency of shampooing. Add the Dove Damage Solution Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner Range to your haircare routine. It has trichazole and nutrilock actives that do a good job of nourishing and strengthening your roots to visibly reduce hair fall and breakage.

Stock up on protein rich foods like eggs, fish and nuts as well as fresh fruits and vegetables to replenish your hair from within. Apart from this, you can nourish your hair with a simple hair pack consisting of one beaten egg and two tablespoons of fresh yoghurt and virgin olive oil, each. Apply this for 30 minutes once a week; trust us, your hair will thank you for it!

Problem #4: Dandruff

Yes, we know it’s winter, but passing off those flakes on your head as snowflakes isn’t doing anything for you or your hair. While fungal infections and irritants like excessive hair products are primary causes of dandruff, a condition like a dry scalp can often aggravate it.

The fix: First of all, make sure you use a tried and tested anti-dandruff shampoo, followed by a conditioner. A hair massage using coconut oil will also serve you well. Just apply fresh lemon juice on the scalp half an hour before you wash it off.

 

Problem #5: Split ends

Problem #5: Split ends

Split ends are just another something winter brought and they aren’t pretty! As the harsh weather makes the hair dry and brittle, split ends are another concern you’ll have to deal with.

The fix: Prevention is better than cure, so add to your haircare regime a hydrating shampoo and deep conditioning treatment to lock in the moisture. Dryness leads to brittleness, causing the hair to split. Avoid excessive styling tools and products that damage the hair. Also, make sure that you trim your hair regularly to keep it healthy and get rid of existing split ends.

Problem #6: Static

As soon as the temperature dips, another hair-raising tale (quite literally) is that of static that wreaks its havoc on your hair. Here’s how you can tame those tresses.

The fix: Apart from a nourishing, hydrating shampoo and conditioner, invest in a good moisturising serum that will keep those flyaways at bay. Ditch those plastic combs for either a metal or wooden one. You can also wear your hair differently—either in a quirky braid or a messy bun—to make it more manageable.

 

Problem #7: Limp hair

Problem #7: Limp hair

And just when you thought you had all your bases covered, there’s limp hair to deal with! The dry weather has a tendency to make the hair limp and lifeless, adding to your woes.

The fix: Invest a good volumising shampoo and conditioner, they’ll make for a good addition to your haircare regime. Make sure you oil your hair regularly and apply a nourishing mask once a week. Blend together once avocado, two tablespoons of honey and one banana. Leave this on for 30 minutes and your hair will be as good as new!

Shweta Vepa Vyas Sep 27, 2018 Be Beautiful

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Common monsoon hair care problems for each hair type

Common monsoon hair care problems for each hair type

While you may celebrate your love for the rains with the almost proverbial chai and pakoras, the season unfortunately spares no love for your hair. Frizz, dandruff and dull hair are just some of the things you’re going to have to deal with when it comes to hair care in the monsoon. But as always, help is at hand as we tell you how to tackle these common monsoon-related hair problems with some effective hair care tips.

 

If your hair is curly or wavy

If your hair is curly or wavy

The rains can spell disaster for hair that is curly or wavy. Unlike straight and silky hair, this kind of hair is generally susceptible to frizz. Add to this the humidity in the air, and you have one hell of a frizzy mess sending your regular hair care routine for a toss!

What you can do: The first step in hair care damage control is a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. A good shampoo will hydrate the hair shaft from within while the conditioner will further smoothen and lock in the moisture. Your hair could use all the pampering it can get so go for that deep conditioning treatment or try a hydrating hair mask at home.

This season is also a time to keep a check on your lifestyle and habits even if they might not be hair care specific. Excessive smoking, caffeine and processed foods have a tendency to dry out the hair. Stock up on water, fresh fruits and vegetables to improve your hair and overall health.

 

If your hair is thin and scanty

If your hair is thin and scanty

The excessive humidity coupled with sweating can adversely affect your scalp and hair making it dry and brittle. If not addressed, these can lead to more hair fall,make your hair care problems even worse. Plus, commuting in the rains makes the hair wet or damp, which doesn’t help matters.

What you can do: A mild, volumising shampoo, followed by a conditioner should be a must-add to your hair care routine. It’ll keep your scalp clean and add that much-needed bounce to your hair. Also, remember to keep your hair dry as far as possible. If you must use a hair dryer, make sure that your hair is air-dried first. Monsoon hair care pro tip: While drying, keep the dryer at a considerable distance from the hair.

 

If your hair is damaged

If your hair is damaged

This weather isn’t too kind to damaged hair either. Apart from dryness and dullness, dandruff is also a common concern that can wreak havoc with hair that’s already damaged.

What you can do: Hair care in the monsoon can be quite tricky. First of all, keep your scalp clean with a good sulfate-free shampoo which will prevent it from dandruff and revitalise it. Stay away from styling treatments and products. The chemicals and heat can weaken the hair leading to further damage. Instead, give your hair all the TLC you can with homemade hair masks and a diet rich in proteins, fruits and vegetables. Your hair will thank you for it!

Shweta Vepa Vyas Aug 09, 2019 Be Beautiful

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7 CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR THE RAINY SEASON

7 CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR THE RAINY SEASON
The rains can mean testing times for your hair. Hair fall, hair breakage and frizzy hair are a common phenomenon this season. Worse, it’s during this time that you also face dandruff and other scalp infections that can create havoc for your hair and increase the number of bad hair days you have to deal with. While the solution sure lies in adopting an effective hair care routine, you can also ensure that your hair doesn’t get wet or is tied up when you step out in the rains. Want to know what are the updos you can try out? Here’s a low-down...
sunsilk lusciously thick long shampoo and conditioner

Before you get on with hairstyles for the rainy season, we suggest adopting a hair care regime with cleansing products that will leave your hair nourished and healthy. Sunsilk Lusciously Thick and Long Shampoo and Conditioner. This range is enriched with Keratin Yoghurt Nutria-Complex, which has the power to nourish your hair from the root to the tip!

 

Ballerina bun

Ballerina bun

Ballerina buns are absolutely adorable. An easy hairstyle, this bun is created by swirling your hair at the back. You can either go for a super low ballerina bun or have it on slightly below the centre of the head. Not only will this help in keeping your hair from getting wet but it will also allow you to stay stylish during this season.

 

Cuff buns

Cuff buns

It doesn’t get cooler than this—a bun adorned with a cuff as a hair accessory. Just tie a top knot and add a metal bun cuff for effect to create this perfect updo. We promise—it won’t take more than 5 minutes to get this one in place.

 

Crown braided bun

Crown braided bun

Sure, the crown braided bun might take a bit of your time but it’s totally worth it! An updo that is created with a braid along your crown, which creates a halo-like effect, this hairdo is a must-try for the rainy season.

 

Double buns

Double buns

Think you’re ballsy enough to take on a cool hairdo? Try every music fest’s favourite hairdo, the double buns. Perfect for the times you’re running late for a concert on a rainy evening, double buns look uber cool when adorned with cute elastic bands.

 

Side updo

Side updo

Think the rains bring out your romantic side? Well, try a romantic cute hairstyle in the form of a side bun. You can add flowers to the look if you’re headed for a formal do or keep the look simple if it’s just an evening out on a rainy day.

 

Scarf updo

Scarf updo

Remember how we told you scarf hairstyles were a major rage? The good news is that they’re still quite the coveted hairstyles amongst hair experts. Not only will they save you from hair fall during the rains but they’re also the perfect route to making a style statement.

 

Pretzel bun

Pretzel bun

An upgrade to the regular chignon, pretzel buns is a fun way of creating a messy bun. Usually tied low and on one side of the head, this hair bun is fast becoming a fave when it comes to wedding hairstyles.

Chandni Ghosh Apr 26, 2019 Be Beautiful

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Is rain water damaging your hair?

Is rain water damaging your hair?
Come monsoon season and everyone is looking for respite from the scorching summer and of course, making most of the cloudburst and getting drenched to the bone is all you can think about in the first few weeks. But before you can ditch your umbrella and head outdoors, think again. While taking in the rain and splashing in puddles can seem inviting, remember that it will have repercussions on your hair.
 

Is rain water good or bad for your hair?

Is rain water good or bad for your hair?

It’s a lot trickier than that. Rain water is thought to be the purest of soft water sources. However, that’s only true if it doesn’t collect any particles, substances or minerals before it hits the ground. If it does, which happens when it comes in contact with surfaces and pollutants; it can affect one’s hair. The first rains in particular are known to be most treacherous as they contain remnant impurities that linger in the atmosphere and lead to acid rain.

 

How does rain water affect hair?

How does rain water affect hair?

Although direct rain water is known to be pure and unpolluted, it’s unsure what it collects on its way down. When hair is exposed to rain water in certain situations, that’s what causes the most amount of hair damage. When acid rain, which contains chemicals and acids, comes in contact with one’s hair; it strips the tresses of moisture and leaves the hair frizzy and rough.

In regular instances when one’s hair gets wet in the monsoon, the lingering moisture can weaken the roots and allow bacteria to breed in the moist environment. In this situation, as the hair is not dried evenly, it can lead to hair damage in the strand, which can leave it knotted, dull and dry.

 

What should we do if our hair gets wet in the rain?

What should we do if our hair gets wet in the rain?

Sometimes, no matter how hard we may try, there’s just no shielding our hair from the effects of the monsoon. Although it’s imperative to carry an umbrella or raincoat whenever you are outdoors, sometimes nothing can spare you from a sudden downpour. Whether rain drops spray from a window or we get caught without an umbrella in a sudden downpour, there’s no winning with because one way or another, hair does end up getting wet.

So if your hair does get unexpectedly wet, follow these hair care tips to make sure it won’t get damaged.

For one, leave your wet hair loose.

As unhygienic moistness can trap bacteria in the scalp and cause breakage when tied up tightly, allowing hair to sit loose can allow it to gradually dry.

When you do finally have a bath, reach out for the Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. Containing Keratin Actives, this duo will repair damage done to the hair strand, nourish it deeply and leave your hair smooth, strong and manageable.

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Dayle Pereira May 27, 2019 Be Beautiful

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5 BLOGGERS TELL US THEIR FAVOURITE SUMMER HAIRSTYLES

5 BLOGGERS TELL US THEIR FAVOURITE SUMMER HAIRSTYLES
Summers are quite the challenging time for our tresses. We’ve got to look our perfect self despite the sweltering heat and humidity. While that can be a tough task, it isn’t an impossible one if you have the right hairstyle to beat the heat. And who better than our fave’ bloggers to tell you that? Constantly on the move while looking hella gorgeous, these girls sure know how to soak up the sun without causing any damage to the hair. How do they do that, you wonder? Well, they’ve got their go-to hairstyles in place. Wondering what these easy hairstyles are? Here’s a low-down...
 

Nikita Mehra (Niki Mehra)

Nikita Mehra (Niki Mehra)

"This summer, beach holidays have got me in bandanas and messy buns. Not only are they chic but Sonam Kapoor sporting it at the Cannes Film Festival is an even better reason for all of us to give this hairdo a shot."

 

Gia Kashyap (Gia Says That)

Gia Kashyap (Gia Says That)

"My go-to hairstyle this season is the half bun. This easy hairdo works remarkably on all hair textures and barely takes two minutes to pull together."

 

Juhi Godambe (Juhigodambe)

Juhi Godambe (Juhigodambe)

"My summer hairstyles depend on what I'm wearing. But I've always been a person who loves a sleek hairdo, so something like a center parting, a messy ponytail or a top knot would be perfect for summer."

 

Larissa D’Sa (Larissa DSa)

Larissa D’Sa (Larissa DSa)

"I think boxer braids would be my go-to hairstyle for the summer. I feel they are very stylish and since your hair is pulled back, you don't even feel the heat."

 

Shalini Samuel (Knot Me Pretty)

Shalini Samuel (Knot Me Pretty)

“My favourite summer cute hairstyle has to be ponytails but ponytails with a twist that look a little different yet effortless."

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4 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SCALP COOL IN SUMMER

4 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SCALP COOL IN SUMMER
The summers can mean tough times for your body. In addition to dehydration and heat allergies, your hair takes a beating this season. While dandruff and greasy hair are constant troubling factors, your scalp almost always feels irritable and hot. Worse, your hair traps heat giving your scalp little space to breathe. If this is your story, we’ve got some easy peasy ways in which you can keep your scalp cool during the summer. Read on to know the solution to your concerns...
 

Use a scalp cooling pack

Use a scalp cooling pack

Using a homemade scalp cooling pack will not only soothe your scalp but also aid scalp conditions by warding off dandruff, foul smell, oil and sweat. Using a pack made from aloe vera gel and peppermint oil will work wonders for these scalp problems. Aloe vera and peppermint act as natural cooling agents and instantly cool your scalp. You can simply make a homemade scalp pack by mixing 6-7 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 2-3 drops of peppermint oil. Apply this to the scalp and let it rest for 45 minutes. Follow it up with a hair wash using a shampoo and conditioner that works for your hair type.

 

Scalp protection

Scalp protection

Avoid direct sunlight to the scalp with scarves and hats. You need to remember that your scalp is an extension of your skin. Your scalp needs to be protected just like your face. Wearing a hat or a scarf will ensure that your scalp stays protected while you’re outdoors and doesn’t get greasy easily. Another suggestion would be to steer clear of heat styling that will further trap heat into your scalp and cause scalp concerns. The heat radiated off these devices will leave your hair dry and damaged along with eventually causing breakage, which is a common problem during this season. Hence, it’s best to stay away from blow dryers during the summers if you truly wish to keep your scalp cool.

 

Use a cold compress

Use a cold compress

This might be a tad difficult for those with long and thick hair but applying a cold compress to your scalp can help cool your skin and soothe any scalp irritation. All you have to do is, freeze the cold compress and section your hair. Let the cold compress rest on the scalp for a few seconds. Repeat this 3-4 times.

 

Wash your hair regularly

Wash your hair regularly

Washing your hair twice or thrice a week is mandatory during summer, to not only let your scalp cool down but also wash off all the bacteria and sweat that the scalp accumulates due to sweat. By using the Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, you will provide your hair with the much-needed nourishment. The shampoo is made with Oxyfusion Technology and has a lightweight texture—just what you need in the summers. Its oxygen-infused conditioning ingredients will moisturise your hair and add 95 per cent body and fullness. Follow this up with the conditioner that will make your tresses smooth as ever.

Delia Almeida May 27, 2019 Be Beautiful

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8 WAYS TO STYLE YOUR BANGS IN THE SUMMER

8 WAYS TO STYLE YOUR BANGS IN THE SUMMER
When it comes to hairstyles, nothing says cool like bangs. While some of us favour full frontal bangs like Audrey Hepburn, some go the Alexa Chung route with curtain bangs. As much as we love bangs, they can surely play havoc when it comes to the summer season. That hardly means you need to do away with the hairdo—instead, find smarter ways to style your hair with your bangs to keep the humidity at bay. Want some ideas on how you can style your hair bangs this season? Here’s a roundup...
 

Before you begin

Before you begin

Before you get started with trying out different ways to style your bangs, we suggest cleansing your hair with the Sunsilk Perfect Straight Shampoo and Conditioner. The combo works two ways: while the shampoo makes your hair silky, the conditioner moisturises it.

style your bangs in the summer

If you love buns, this is the perfect time to create an updo. Leave your bangs as they are but add an embellished headband for added drama as an accessory. Wear this look with minimal makeup and a hint of blush to keep things fuss-free hairstyle in the summers.

style your bangs

The summer season is the right time to experiment with your hair. If you happen to have long hair, just tie a fishtail or a regular braid and leave your bangs as they are. Simple yet classic! To add a vibrant vibe to the look, we suggest you wear a pop of colour on your lips for this appearance.

style your bangs this summer

Remember how we told you low ponytails were quite the coveted runway hairdos? This is your time to flaunt them! Pick a cool elastic band and tie your hair into a low ponytail while straightening out your bangs with an iron. Take the look to the next level by adding dollops of mascara to your eyes. If you’re brave, add colourful mascara to your lashes!

bangs with the cat eye makeup

This is the season to play around with the cutest hairstyle on the block—double buns. While your bangs will make this look all the more adorable, you can wear this look with cat eye makeup!

bang style

It’s been a while since huns made their foray into the hair world and boy, are they still trending or what! Just leave your bangs out and tie half of your hair into a half bun and you’ll have cool written all over you. Go with a nude lip to keep the look simple for this one!

straighten your bangs

While low buns are classic, top knots and donut buns work well for the summers if you’re heading for a formal occasion. Straighten your bangs and go for a braided donut bun for an evening out. Wear this look with smokey eyes and you’ll be good to go!

headwrap on your bangs

If you’re going for a concert, this hairstyle is just for you—wear a headwrap on your bangs and leave your hair loose. For makeup, add highlighter to your skin and you’ll be summer ready!

keeping hair loose with your bangs

If you like keeping your hair loose with your bangs, change things up just a wee bit by adding a braid right on the front section of your head. We suggest going all out by adding some colourful kajal to the eyes for makeup.

Chandni Ghosh May 21, 2019 Be Beautiful

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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR BEARD IN THE SUMMERS

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR BEARD IN THE SUMMERS
We’ve got to admit that men with beards make our hearts beat faster. As much as we love men with stubbles and beards, most of you would agree that maintaining a beard is no easy job. And when it’s the summer season, with all the humidity and irritability, matters get worse. Sure, caring for your beard in the summers requires a lot of work but when the result is as sexy as a Bradley Cooper with fuzz, you’ve got to go that extra mile and care for it even when the temperatures are on the rise. Here are a few beard grooming tips you can use this season...
 

Give it a trim

Give it a trim

You might have spent days growing that perfect beard but summers can mean bad news for you. From a constant feeling of irritability to itchy skin, overgrown beard can mean trouble during the summers. This is why it’s best to give your beard a trim—just a wee bit, perhaps 1-2 inches to make it into a comfortable length so summers go by without any skin problems.

 

Clean it

Clean it

If you happen to have sensitive skin, know that things will get worse during the summers, especially with an overgrown beard. The excessive sweat causes buildup and grime and ends up accumulating in your beard causing your skin to turn greasy and acne prone. So what’s the solution, you ask? Make sure you clean your beard regularly with a gentle face wash every day. Moreover, it is important that you also scrub your skin twice a week in order to keep bacteria away during this season.

 

Don’t forget sunscreen

Don’t forget sunscreen

You must keep in mind that the sun rays often break down hair cuticles making your hair dry and brittle. While that applies to the hair on your head, the same also goesyou’re your beard. The solution to this lies in using sunscreen on your beard along with slathering it on your face. Even if you’re indoors, remember than the sun rays can easily penetrate through your windows and cause skin and hair problems. Applying sunscreen will not only will this protect your hair from the sun rays but it will also keep your beard smooth and soft throughout the season.

 

Keep it moisturised

Keep it moisturised

Summers are when your beard is coarser than the rest of your body and you have to use the right beard care products to give it that extra care. This is why you need to use a beard oil, after you wash your face, on your beard. This will help detangle your hairs and keep your beard moisturised throughout the day. Moreover, since you can easily get dehydrated in the summers, make sure you drink at least 3 litres of water every day. Remember that if you don’t hydrate, your beard hair is prone to damage and breakage and nobody wants that, do we?

Delia Almeida Oct 17, 2018 Be Beautiful

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How to stop sun exposure from damaging your hair in summer

How to stop sun exposure from damaging your hair in summer
We’ve gotten used to the fact that in a tropical country like ours there’s no beating the sun. Although summer is always welcome, actual sun exposure can do us all more harm than good. While we’re well aware of how it affects our skin, not many of us know about the hair damage it can cause. Read on to find out a little more about the effect of sun exposure on your hair care routine and how you can stop it today…
 

How does sun damage occur?

How does sun damage occur?

Although we may not know it, hair follicles are similar to skin cells and get affected by the sun in the same way. As hair acts as a barrier between the sun and skin, it unfortunately bears the brunt of UV rays. Exposure to UVA and UVB radiation impairs the very structure of the hair shaft and cuticle, leaving it damaged and lifeless. It also degrades the protein present in hair like keratin, thus making it brittle and dry. Finally, sun exposure can also affect melanin content, hence making hair much lighter and dryer.

 

What are the signs of sun damage?

What are the signs of sun damage?

Regardless of the season, any kind of sun exposure, especially in the summer negatively affects the hair. If you’ve left your hair unprotected for very long, then you’ll probably notice that it has gotten incredibly dry, much lighter in colour and excessively frizzy. You may also see strand breakage and split ends. These are all too common signs that you’ve let your hair get damaged for far too long by the sun.

 

How does one protect and repair sun damage?

How does one protect and repair sun damage?

Ok, so your hair has gotten dry beyond compare. Thankfully, the solution lies in the Dove Dryness Care Shampoo and Conditioner. Its unique Pro-Moisture Complex nourishes the hair from deep within and drives away dryness. Thanks to these two, you’ll be left with softer, smoother hair like never before!

As your hair is a shield that protects your skin cells, one more way to keep it safe is to lend it a protective layer. You can do this with a thin film of hair oil, a hat or a scarf which will effectively keep sun rays at bay.

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6 summer-ready updo hairstyles for every length

6 summer-ready updo hairstyles for every length

Summer brings out the best in us—we’re cheerful and can’t wait to take on the sunny season. Of course that’s only when we’re armed with the right beauty tips and summer hairstyles. What!? You aren’t? Well don’t fret because we’re here to help. Whatever be your hair length, we’ve got the updo for you.

tresemme keratin smooth shampoo and conditioner

For easy styling, wash and condition your hair with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Range. As the formula is enriched with Keratin, it will drive away summer frizz and keep your hair sleek and smooth.

 

For short hair – the pinned roll updo

For short hair – the pinned roll updo

If you’ve always found it difficult to try an updo with short hair, this might just be your answer. It consists of miniature rolled sections that are brought together at the back and pinned upwards. It’s forgiving enough to allow a stray hair here and there so try it for your next dinner date.

 

For shoulder length hair – the dual braided updo

For shoulder length hair – the dual braided updo

You’ll be surprised at how easily shoulder length hair can be braided; the trick is to start in front. From there, keep braiding close to the top until the back. Then, coil the braids together and pin them.

 

For mid length hair – the braided scarf bun

For mid length hair – the braided scarf bun

Besides using your scarf to shield yourself from the sun, it can also be the bohemian accessory of your dreams. Add a scarf when braiding your shoulder length hair and when complete, tie it into a bun. It’s the perfect summer statement to make at your next ladies night out.

 

For long hair – the accessorised hairband tuck

For long hair – the accessorised hairband tuck

For a sophisticated hairdo, the tuck is perfect! Wear a thin hairband and tuck large sections of your hair in it, going from one ear to the other and pinning each section in place. When completed, place a jewelled hairband at the base of the tucked hair. It’s definitely to leave you looking like nothing short of a princess.

 

For very long hair – the one sided fishtailed bun

For very long hair – the one sided fishtailed bun

The powers of a stunning fishtail and voluminous bun coming together are marvellous. From the centre, tie a fishtail braid on one side of your head. Then tease the crown section to add volume. Finally, tie together the braid, crown and rest of the hair into a bun. It’s the no-fail way to look gorgeous at an outdoor summer wedding!

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SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS FOR DRY HAIR

SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS FOR DRY HAIR

While summer brings with it sunshine and pitchers of sangria, it can also be the time for parched, dry hair. It’s sad but true—lifeless, dehydrated tresses and dry hair can be a reality this season. While summers might mean one too many bad hair days, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few summer hair care tips to add to your hair care routine to ensure your hair stays bouncy all through the summer season...

 

Maintain your tresses

Maintain your tresses

Dry hair can be tricky, especially in summer. To ensure it stays healthy, it’s important to get frequent trims. This will prevent the formation of split ends and make you feel so much lighter in the sweaty season. Secondly, since the weather can sap moisture out of your hair, give it a constant supply of hydration with ample water and green smoothies. Finally, increase the Omega 3 fatty acid and Biotin in your diet by eating seafood, eggs and milk. This will lend your hair a healthy texture and natural lustre from within.

Hands off the heat

We’re not saying stop styling your hair completely, but at least put away the heat styling tools. Combined with arid breeze and hot flat irons, dry hair can unnecessarily get an excess dose of heat, which can render it fried and parched. Plus, heat styling robs your hair of moisture making your hair unruly and unmanageable. If you must, opt for styling products like hairspray and mousse to give your locks texture, volume and style.

 

Choose wisely

Choose wisely

When you have dry hair, it’s important to choose the right hair product for summer, especially when it comes to the basics. We recommend the Dove Dryness Care Shampoo and Conditioner. The Pro-Moisture Complex nourishes strands from the cellular level and protects them from daily wear and tear—something you need to stay away from, especially during this season. It’s the perfect pick to keep your tresses fabulous all summer long!

 

Nourish deeply

Nourish deeply

A no-fail way to moisturise even the driest of strands is with a deep conditioning hair mask. Mix together 2 tablespoons each of honey, milk and coconut oil. Apply it to your scalp and lengths, leave it for 40 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Moisture-drawing honey, lactic acid rich milk and conditioning coconut oil together form a power-packed nourishing mask that will repair dried, tired tresses. Use this as a trusted summer hair care tip for dry hair.

Protect your locks

Just as you would slather your skin with sunscreen to protect it from the elements, you need to do the same for your hair too. Remember that the sun rays can cause considerable amount of damage to your tresses including causing them to lose colour or even making them weak. Keep an umbrella or hat handy to shade your hair from direct sunlight. Alternatively, use leave-in conditioner which will protect your hair from sun exposure while styling it easily.

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5 SIMPLE SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS FOR OILY HAIR

5 SIMPLE SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS FOR OILY HAIR
Girls with oily hair, we know your hair woes in the summers—your tresses turns greasy quickly and looks flat almost all through the season. But that hardly means you can’t fight these summer hair concerns. With a new hair care routine and easy hair care tips listed below, this summer you won’t have anything to complain about…
 

Use the right cleanser

Use the right cleanser

For oily haired girls, summers mean flat and lifeless hair. That’s why you need a summer hair care routine, which involves a hair cleanser that gives them a boost of volume by breathing life into your tresses. We suggest going with the revolutionary TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System Shampoo and Conditioner Range that proposes using conditioner before shampoo—a hair care routine that helps you achieve long lasting volume.

 

Avoid blow drying

Avoid blow drying

When you blow dry your hair, there are chances of your scalp getting dry and flaky and the after effect of that is an oilier scalp! Wondering how that happens? Well, to compensate, your scalp starts producing more sebum than required. And the result is a greasy scalp bound to lead to a bad hair day! Besides, the sun’s rays are quite harsh during this season and there’s already so much heat trapped in your scalp that you certainly want to stay away from heat styling!

 

Wash your hair every alternate day

Wash your hair every alternate day

You might think that washing your hair every day is the solution to fighting summer hair problems but this is far from the truth. Much like blow drying, washing your hair every day will strip your hair of its natural oils, which automatically leads to excess sebum production. This is why your hair care routine should involve washing your hair every alternate day only.

 

Keep dry shampoo handy

Keep dry shampoo handy

If you have greasy hair, your hair care routine must involve a dry shampoo once in a while. We suggest using the TIGI Bed Head Sugar Dust. This one not only does the job of absorbing oil from your roots but also gives your hair a lift and instant volume.

 

Avoid excessive brushing

Avoid excessive brushing

When you brush your hair several times, you basically stimulate oil production causing your already greasy scalp to turn further oily. This is why you need ensure that you don’t over brush your tresses if you truly want a hair care routine that gives you long lasting results.

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Ace stylist Shailesh Moolya shares the top hair trends for summer

Ace stylist Shailesh Moolya shares the top hair trends  for summer
Come summer and everyone longs for a change. Hems get shorter, days get longer and even hairdos get a revamp! So if you’re looking to switch things up with a new summer hairstyle this season, you’re in luck. We spoke to Shailesh Moolya, National Creative Director (Hair) at Lakmé Salon for a breakdown of the hair trends we can expect to see this season. Take a look!
 

Short is where it is at

Short is where it is at

If hordes of pixie crops and bobs weren’t enough to convince you to chop your hair off, this certainly will. Shailesh predicts that short lengths will make a splash this season, in a shattered, undone avatar. We couldn’t be happier because not only does short hair lend a refreshing, new look, it is also lighter for summer. Expect to see a many more distressed cuts and long bobs because short hair is where the action is at!

Don’t shy away from fads

If you’re a bold lady who likes to experiment with her hair, summer is the perfect time! Trends like denim hair and tiger’s eye hair colour are daring yet popular options for those seeking a radical change. Use the sunshine-filled season as an opportunity to explore a new hair colour; just keep in mind workplace restrictions and skin tone before you do!

 

Go hot

Go hot

Of course you know that summer is when things begin to heat up, which holds true for your hair colour palette as well. This summer, Shailesh recommends choosing warmer tones for hair! From caramels to champagne hues, warm toned shades fit perfectly into the season and are ideal for a peek-a-boo hint of colour on Indian skin.

 

Long doesn’t mean boring

Long doesn’t mean boring

If you cannot bear to part with your long, flowing tresses, Shailesh says that there is a way to work around this and that’s by adding texture. A layered haircut will maintain your long length while making it lighter so that you can get a hair makeover that’s not at the cost of your long hair.

Choose the right products

As summer is a searing, dry season, it’s important to care for your hair with the right products. Besides just shampoo and conditioner, Shailesh recommends adding leave-in conditioner to your beauty routine. It not only lends moisture and UV protection to the hair but is also easy to apply and go! In the effort to style your hair perfectly, skip the heat styling and opt for a scrunching product instead as it will hold hair in place while adding texture to it without heat.

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3 EASY FIXES FOR SUMMER HAIR PROBLEMS

3 EASY FIXES FOR SUMMER HAIR PROBLEMS
As much as you look forward to the summers, it can wreak havoc for your hair. From the harmful sun rays causing hairfall and hair loss to the humidity making your hair frizzy, summer hair woes are many. But that hardly means you can’t fight these hair problems. With adequate care and the right products, you can easily get rid of these summer hair concerns...
 

Frizzy hair

Frizzy hair

When your hair lacks moisture, it turns coarse and extremely frizzy. This is when your hair absorbs moisture from the air—a phenomenon that leads to your hair shafts swelling up. This causes your hair to become all the more frizzy.

 

What your hair needs

TRESemmé Climate Control Shampoo

If you’ve been feeling like your hair has been turning frizzy by the day, make a promise to use the TRESemmé Climate Control Shampoo and Conditioner. This range contains a unique Climate Control Complex that works as an advanced protection system, which deeply cleanses your hair while leaving it hydrated. It prevents frizz all day by creating a barrier between your hair and the harsh weather.

 

Dry and damaged hair

Dry and damaged hair

You might not be aware but the UV rays can actually affect the keratin levels in your hair. This leads to dehydrated hair, which is when you witness split ends and lifeless locks.

 

What your hair needs

Dove Hair Therapy Dryness Care Shampoo

For hair that’s dry and damaged, it’s best to set a hair care regime with a shampoo and conditioner that targets the exact problem! We suggest you go with the Dove Hair Therapy Dryness Care Shampoo and Conditioner. This range contains nutritive hair serum, which gets absorbed in your hair and provides optimum hydration. The goodness of this product eventually gives you nourished silky, smooth locks.

 

Dull and lifeless hair

Dull and lifeless hair

It is during the summers that moisture from the air settles on the surface of the hair instead of penetrating it that usually livens up your tresses. Moreover, this is when you reach out for several hair products to keep the humidity away only to realise that there’s enough product buildup trapped in your scalp. Unfortunately, this only leads to your hair turning dull and lifeless.

 

What your hair needs

Dove Elixir Nourished Shine

When it comes to treating dull hair, nothing works better than an oil massage. We suggest you go for the Dove Elixir Nourished Shine that’s enriched with argan oil—something that will retain the moisture in your hair fibre giving you healthy and shiny hair. Use this twice a week for best results.

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Hair care tips to avoid bad hair days in winter

Hair care tips to avoid bad hair days in winter

The winter months can put a lot of stress on your scalp and hair. The sudden drop in temperature may make it perfect for you to curl up in your blanket and sleep, or sip on hot chocolate while reading your favourite book. But your hair and skin go for a toss thanks to the extreme change in weather.

If not taken care of properly, your hair can get frizzy, dull and damaged. These three hair problems then invite several more, like hair breakage, hair loss and split ends. So, prep yourself for the onset of winter with these hair care tips that will help you avoid bad hair days.

 

Pamper your scalp

Pamper your scalp

Your scalp needs extra pampering and attention during winter. The natural oils that it produces are not enough to keep your hair nourished and hydrated. Therefore, a hot oil massage session once a week using coconut or olive oil will prevent a flaky scalp and improve blood circulation, leading to healthy hair growth and a shiny mane.

 

Avoid frequent hair washes

Avoid frequent hair washes

Stay away from washing your hair frequently in winters. If you wash it thrice a week, reduce it to twice a week. Regular washing robs the hair off its natural oils and makes your hair look dull, unhealthy and dry. Limiting your hair wash to twice a week allows the natural oils to be distributed evenly all over the scalp and hair, making your hair look shiny naturally.

 

Avoid hot showers

Avoid hot showers

Taking a hot shower is one of the most comforting things in winter, but it can seriously damage your hair and skin. Hot water will damage the delicate skin on your scalp and make it susceptible to breakage. Use cool or lukewarm water while showering, and don’t forget a hair protecting spray before heat-styling your hair.

 

Go for regular trims

Go for regular trims

Make sure to trim your hair and get rid of dry and parched tips for healthy hair growth. Trimming every two months is necessary if you don’t want to have bad hair days. Also, if you plan on wearing a scarf, cap or hat during these months, ensure that it’s not too tight and restricts blood circulation in your scalp.

 

Treat your hair to a mask

Treat your hair to a mask

Just like your skin feels great after a masking session, your hair will too, if you treat it to one every week. While hot oil massages should be nourishing enough, sometimes your hair demands more especially in winter. You can try a DIY mask by mixing bananas, eggs and a few drops of lemon. Apply the paste to your hair, let it sit for 30 minutes and then wash off.

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5 dry hair treatments from your kitchen for silky, soft hair this winter

5 dry hair treatments from your kitchen for silky, soft hair this winter

Let’s face it, everyone’s hair gets a little dull and damaged from time to time. There are far too many reasons that cause hair to dry out - Whether it’s taking too many dips in the pool during the summers, or exposing your hair to the cold air in winter, our hair does go through a lot. While taking professional help to bring back damaged tresses to life should definitely be on the cards, there are certain kitchen ingredients that prove to be much easier (and cheaper) options.

Using ingredients from your pantry is not only convenient, but it also gives you amazing results if used continuously over a period of time. We’ve rounded up five kitchen staples that can be whipped up to make amazing hair care treatments to banish dry and frizzy hair once and for all.

 

Butter

Butter

Yes, butter does taste amazing with bread, but the rich and creamy texture can add some softness and moisture to your hair as well. Studies show that butter is a great way to protect hair from sun damage and has been widely used by women in Ethiopia. If you have curly hair, using butter will help enhance your natural texture along with adding oodles of moisture and shine.

To use: Take a few spoons of room-temperature butter and rub it into your hair. Cover your head with a shower cap and let it sit for an hour. Then wash your hair as you normally would.

 

Eggs

Eggs

Raw egg is one of the best ingredients to revitalize dry and damaged hair. The egg yolk is rich in fats and proteins and acts as a natural moisturiser, while the egg white contains bacteria-eating enzymes and helps in removing unwanted oils.

To use: Take half a cup of egg yolk, add a little water and whisk it until it forms a fluffy mixture. Apply it to clean, damp hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water (this is important to prevent the egg from cooking) and shampoo hair.

 

Yoghurt

Yoghurt

If you have dull, dry and damaged hair due to an over-use of styling tools, then yoghurt is a great way to reverse this damage. Yoghurt is a rich source of lactic acid that gently strips away dirt, while the milk fat moisturises your strands.

To use: Massage 1/2 cup plain yoghurt into damp hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then follow it up with cold water and then shampoo your hair as usual.

 

Avocado

Avocado

Avocado contains oils that mimic the natural oil produced by your scalp. It is enriched with minerals, vitamins and proteins that help repair damage and replenish dry hair. Rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and biotin, avocados boast the best combination of nutrients for smoothing and weighing down unruly hair.

To use: Finely mash half an avocado and massage it into your scalp. Wash it off after 15 minutes.

 

Baking soda

Baking soda

Nothing eats through product build-up like baking soda. Sodium bicarbonate essentially breaks acids to remove excess oil and restore shine. It closes the hair cuticles as it is alkaline in nature. Dry hair attracts a lot of dirt and thorough cleansing is necessary to maintain its health.

To use: Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of baking soda with small amounts of water to form a thick paste. Massage baking soda into damp hair. Wash off after 15 minutes with shampoo and water.

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3 fabulous hairstyles that work perfectly for a windy day

3 fabulous hairstyles that work perfectly for a windy day

Winter is all warm, cozy and hot-chocolate-y until you have to style your hair. The cold, dry air makes your hair look lifeless and the woollens you’re wearing create static in your hair, leading to tangles. Since you do not have the controls to the thermostat of the weather, you can control your mane and make it behave by styling it in a weather-proof hairdo.

Scroll down and try these three easy and stunning hairstyles perfect for a windy day.

3 fabulous hairstyles that work perfectly for a windy day

Double braids

Double Dutch braids or boxer braids are your best bet in this weather as they will keep your hair intact and frizz-free all day long. Divide your hair into two sections. Braid both the sections close to the hairline. Secure with a hair tie and tame the flyways using hairspray and a fine-toothed hair brush. This edgy hairstyle is perfect for girls with curls who have the fuzziest mane.

3 fabulous hairstyles that work perfectly for a windy day

Bubble ponytail

Love ponytails but hate the frizzy mess that is your hair at the end of the day? This bubble ponytail is a perfect match for the likes of you. Apply a generous amount of hair mousse in your hair and tie it in a high ponytail. Add a hair tie to secure it. Add another hair tie two to three inches below the previous hair tie and repeat this a few times according to your hair length till you reach the last three inches of the ponytail.

3 fabulous hairstyles that work perfectly for a windy day

Messy bun

Hair left loose is sure a risky business on cold windy days and the best thing to do with your troubled tresses is throw it in a chic messy bun. Even if your hair becomes frizzy and messy as you go about your day, it will only look better, so win-win. Pull your hair in a ponytail and wrap it around its base in a bun. Secure with hair pins. Add a blingy hair accessory to beat the grey weather.

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5 ways to detox and hydrate your hair this monsoon

5 ways to detox and hydrate your hair this monsoon

Hair detox is real and it is the key to gorgeous, shiny and healthy locks. Regular shampooing only removes dirt and oil from your hair and the surface of the scalp. A deep detoxing treatment helps get rid of suffocating product build up that slows down hair growth. Monsoons are a testing time for your hair, and it needs regular detoxifying and hydrating treatments to stay healthy. Here’s how you can do it...

 

Scalp massage

Scalp massage

An oil-based scalp massage is essential for healthy hair growth and to get rid of toxins. However, the frequency of these scalp massages depend on your scalp and hair type. Those with dry hair and scalp should do if more often and those with naturally oily scalp should do it once or twice in 15 days. You can use warm oil for this massage to get maximum benefits and wrap your hair in a warm towel to get a spa-like experience.

 

Clarifying rinse

Clarifying rinse

A clarifying rinse quickly removes toxins from the scalp bed and gives you shiny and lustrous hair. It is particularly beneficial for those with oily hair or if you live in areas that have hard water. You can prepare this by mixing one tablespoon of lime juice, a cup of water and five drops of lavender essential oil. Stir them well and pour over hair, massage lightly and let it sit for about five minutes. Lastly wash with plain water.

 

Detox mask

Detox mask

The chemical treatments, hair colouring and use of hair styling products not only damage your hair but some chemicals can also settle on the scalp and prevent hair growth. A detox mask can remove this build-up of chemicals through light exfoliation and promote hair growth. One of the most effective and easy ways to do this is by mixing half a cup of brewed green tea, half a cup of apple cider vinegar and a three quarter cup of Bentonite clay. Once you have a smooth and creamy mixture, apply to the roots on wet hair. Apply evenly all over and leave up to 20 minutes before washing with warm water.

 

Nourishing treatment

Nourishing treatment

Now that the detoxification process is over it is essential to put the hydration back into your hair to avoid dryness. You can simply use some aloe vera gel or apply a readily available hair mask brought from the store to lock in moisture into your hair. Only apply this to the hair shaft to prevent product build up.

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