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Know your hair texture - Basics of Hair Care

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It is essential to identify the texture of your hair whether dry, oily or balanced for a good hair care program. Read on to identify your hair type.

Dry Hair

Dry hair is due to inactive oil glands. It is also caused by other factors like over exposure to the sun, using harsh shampoo and chemical treatment. Accumulated oil, block the pores not allowing the oil to flow on to the surface. This is another reason for dry hair. Dry hair would need plenty of nourishment.

Massage well with a warm herbal oil at least twice a week. Follow a diet rich in zinc. Use a mild shampoo and avoid harsh ones since the chemicals in them can strip hair of its outer protein layer, further drying the scalp. Do not use electric curlers and hair dryers.

Oily Hair

This is usually accompanied with oily skin. This is due to the over secretion of oil. Hence the scalp and hair gets too oily. Oily hair is easily recognizable. It looks greasy even after shampooing and and attracts more dirt.

The oily hair needs to be washed every third or fourth day or even more frequently depending on individual comfort and rinsed out with lemon. Use oils and shampoos rich in neem and henna. A head massage with a herbal oil helps maintain the pH level of the scalp. Avoid oily foods and binge on green leafy vegetables and fruits.

To figure out your hair type:
Dab a tissue on your scalp the second day after wash. If it has an oil blot, you have normal hair. If the tissue shows nothing, it is dry. If strands stick to each other then it is greasy hair .

Balanced or Normal Hair

This is the most ideal hair. It is shining, well balanced and does not dry out. To maintain this ideal condition a well balanced diet and proper care is essential.



Questions of
 Questions & Answers
 1.  Posted on : 1.6.2014  By  :  Taruna Sharma , Noida View Answer (0) Post Answer
 

I'm working in Noida from 8 months and suffering from hair fall very badly. I have tried to control it by using Mineral water to wash hair. Also I'm using Mintop. Can any one suggest me to control hairfall and make them thick and healthy again ,

 
 2.  Posted on : 9.3.2013  By  :  Purvi Sharma , Indore View Answer (0) Post Answer
 

Can anybody tell me how to prepare beetroot pack for hair?

 
 3.  Posted on : 7.10.2012  By  :  Susana , Mexico View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

I am 25 and I have hairfall problem, my hair tends to be VERY greasy but i have dandruff at the same time. Because of the greasiness i tend to wash it daily, otherwise it smells funny and looks dirty, th hair itself look dry and with a looot of volumen and frizz Please help

 
A1: 

Use coffee water as a last rinse after shower...don't wash ur hair after that.It will stimulate hair growth & reduces hair fall. For dandruff, make a paste out of besan and curd. Apply it on ur hair for an hour and then wash it..It is very effective.I had the same problem.Hope this is useful..

  Posted By :Swetharao , Chennai | On 3.4.2014
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