Theroughandtough – Dandruff

Hello homies! So since a few requests I finally thought of writing over this really mind exhausting thing DANDRUFF. Since childhood I had never ever EVER thought I will be facing it but then life happens.

Dandruff is the most common disorder caused due to many reasons. Varying from irritated oily skin , dry scalp , eczema , over growth of yeast fungus to inflammatory skin conditions such as itchiness and dry flakes.

The symptoms may vary into itchy scalp and flakiness , red and greasy patches on skin and tingy feeling.

Now drugstore remedies might help but then include some of the elements which may damage the hair , skin cells on scalp thus reducing hair growth. Now that is why I always and always put myself forward to try more of home remedies and the best is they have always worked!

REMEDIES

Before I start one thing is to be cleared .. to maintain beautiful hair , one needs to keep a healthy hair routine. So make sure to keep yourself on track.

  • COCONUT OIL

Hands down coconut oil is one of the best remedies for any of the hair problems. It includes anti-fungal properties and helps in moisturizing dry scalp. All you do is massage on scalp and rinse after an hour.

  • APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

ACV is also one of the finest ingredients found at home that just work great.  The acidity changes the pH level of the scalp reducing dandruff. It cleanses clogged pores and hair follicles clarifying natural hair.

Mix equal amounts of ACV and water and spray over scalp. wrap a towel around and let sit for 15 minutes, rinse.

  • GARLIC

One of the miraculous ingredients found home. This may sound very irritating to a few people but trust , the antimicrobial properties present in garlic helps to climinate the  dandruff bacteria , it also helps with hair growth.

mixed crush garlic with honey and apply to scalp. Rinse with lukewarm water.

 

Summer , Skin and hair.

A bit late but back to start x

Finally plans all set to be accomplished. Adventurous trips , beaches and what not?Summer is that time of the year when we all are ready to have some fun because who would not want to enjoy a lil sunshine after the colddddd winters.

 

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Summer along with some crazy sunny days brings us a set of lot more trouble and living in Kuwait is no easy  way. Harmful heat , humidity , dry wind , sweat and the list just never stops. A bag filled with complete damage to our skin and hair. what a great gift ..

No matter how much I keep emphasising over hair and skin care , it will never be less. Just like our soul, it is what we wear. I know.. giving you an another increase in your stress level but that’s not what I blog about. All of the damage can be avoided with some love and care. Scroll down to know more.

 

SKINCARE

Skin is the most exposed and easily neglected during summers. The harmful rays burn down more than we can imagine , more warmer and humid weather , the more dry and itchier skin. A lot of products are out in the market to keep us safe but do we really know and care?

  • SUNSCREEN

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Sun rays are the most powerful and proficient and can harm us in a very bad way. Sunscreen is one of the most important product to be used in summers. Now , a few of you may think why use a sunscreen when cover your face / body , you just got to sit in the car and then bamn in the office or staying indoors. The sun won’t bother but sadly that isn’t how it works. Sun rays are of kind that travel through the glass windows and penetrate through any cloth layer. so keep in my mind ladies and men , skipping sunscreen wont really help your skin better , well will just cause you more problems.

  • MOISTURIZE

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Sun and dryness! not a great combination really. Along with sunscreen , essentials include the daily proper use of a moisturizer. Its an key ingredient which helps in rejuvenating the skin by retaining moisture , regulating tissue repair and making the skin softer. Although it is important to use the right kind of moisturizer during the day and night. Thus , it is advisable to use water – based products that boost hydration during the daytime and oil-based , nutrient filled products during the night as it soaks up the benefit keeping the skin healthy.

  • EXFOLIATE

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Summer season means dry , dusty weather with humidity and a lot of sweat. Dead skin cells make our skin look dull and dry giving it a complete rough look. To avoid such , exfoliating skin helps with removal of dead cells which in turn regenerates the skin cells making the skin less itchier , look more radiant and healthier.

  • HYDRATION

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One of the most important tasks to do is keeping one self hydrated during the summers. Keeping the skin hydrated is most essential during the summer season. The more we sweat , the more we breakout. Thus adequate amount of water intake regularly keeps the skin fresh , clean and hydrated.

 

HAIRCARE

Just as the skin, Hair are also the most essential asset of our body and need to be taken care the right way. Summer can damage our hair in the worst ways. Exposure to high humidity , dusty windy weather and also sweat can increase dandruff , split ends turning our hair limp , lifeless and prone to hair fall. In such over-shampooing / conditioning hair is highly preferred but lesser known , its a big NO NO.

  • OILING

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When the hair start to look dull and dry, it naturally leads to hair fall. To make the hair stronger , the best solution to hair care is oiling hair. Dry hair lacks moisture requires essential lubrication. Thus oiling penetrates nutrients deep into the hair making them strong and healthy.

  • REDUCTION IN HEAT

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Reducing the use of heat products can save you a lot of damage during the summer season. Hair drying / straightening has become a part of our life in such a way we forget the damage it causes to our hair (pretty much too on a daily basis). In such conditions when our hair are exposed 2 times ie : heat exposure through hairstyling and the UV rays our hair starts to damage. Along our long hot showers are the main root cause to hair fall.

  • HAIR DO’s

Trendy hairstyles and what not? Summer is the season where you’d want to flaunt your hair with the maximum bounce back and forth but do we think about the exposure? when hair are exposed under direct sunlight , our hair starts to fade the color away , become dry and itchier. For some , the sweat on scalp may turn the hair to secrete oil. Such can be avoided through lose braids and less hair exposure.

 

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Apple Cider Detox / Tea – Healthy skin.

So been a couple of weeks now that I have been avoiding all makeup and going anatural. The only products for my daily skin care regime includes a moisturizer , sunscreen and almond oil.

And very honestly my skin feels so better and fresher than before.

But that’s just not all!!

Being a DIY psychic it isn’t fair if I don’t follow the DIY queen “Farah Dhukai” and follow her remedies. And so I did give her recipe a try.

Apple cider detox / tea for glowing and healthier skin. TRUST ME using it did W-O-N-D-E-R-S! Like really wonders.

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At first I did breakout but then my skin just keeps getting better.

INGREDIENTS

  • Apple cider vinegar. (1|2 tsp)
  • Cinnamon. (1/2|1 tsp)
  • Apple juice. (1/4 cup)
  • Water. ( 3/4|1 cup (as you wish))

Apple cider vinegar (ACV)

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Apple cider vinegar is such ingredient found in every household but the benefits of it are lesser known. Its rich in acetic , citric and malic acids. Also  vitamins , enzymes , mineral salts and amino acids which help regulate the Ph level of skin.

It prevents acne/pimples as it holds the antiseptic and anti-bactrial properties helping restore the skin’s Ph levels which prevents breakouts and also improves the skin tone.

Ps – It is the best way to cleanse body and get rid of toxins.

Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is one of the best natural anti-oxidants. It improves circulation ,thins blood and manages blood sugar levels.

Apple juice

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Well , I always believed that eating healthy keeps you on the go but never knew it works for skin but the saying goes true ‘ An apple a day , keeps the doctor away ‘.

Apple juice helps in treating skin issues like inflammation , itchy-cracked skin and also wrinkles.

Water

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Water is very well beneficial for human body and the most important ever. But the *must* is adequate water intake.

Water keeps skin cells hydrated , flushes impurities and toxins out of system and keeps wrinkles away. It plumps skin cells which reduces breakouts and acne also making them look less wrinkled.

Without adequate water intake the skin appears dull and pores prominent. As when hydrated , skin becomes plump and elastic and is less likely to crack.

-As more into chilled drinks , I like to add ice cubes in too-

-Intake twice a week-

Ps- It does not taste bad. AT ALL 😛 and also does help with weightloss.

 

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Why Goat milk ? DIY REMEDIES.

DIY’s have always been very much interesting to me rather than all the market products not because they aren’t great but because home is where the heart is and so using all natural products always have provided me with great satisfaction.

DIY’s have been great as they have helped me understand my skin in a better way but the choice of choosing what to use and what not have always been a tough one.

Such was when I came across Goat milk and its benefits left me wondering if I should be using it or no .. I did give it a try and was truly AMAZED!! so here I am sharing it with you all.

Goat milk is rich in essential fatty acids and averages in 35% fatty acids making nutritionally whole some to cow milk. It contains precious skin minerals such as selenium , loaded with vitamin A , triglyceride and also contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Benefits for skin

Goat milk is another wonderful natural ingredient that just works wonders for skin. With the amazing minerals found in  it helps in delaying signs of aging , brightens the  skin keeping it smooth and moisturized.

Given are the following vitamins found in and how they help our skin rejuvenate.

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Alpha hydroxy acid is an natural exfoliant which helps removing the dead cells and allows the renewal of new skin cells.

  • Vitamin A & E

These vitamins present in the goat milk  repair and renew damaged skin tissues. Also , Vitamin A helps fight acne and eczema.

  • Vitamin B6 & B12

Vitamin B6 and B12 helps with acne , uneven skin tone , wrinkles and dryness.

  • Vitamin C

This  reverses DNA damage and neutralizes free radicals.

  • Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for skin cell growth. It  helps in wound healing and also maintaining healthy skin barriers.

  • Triglycerides

It is an anti-oxidant that repairs and protects skin.

  • Calcium

Calcium helps in protecting  against dry skin and fine wrinkling.

  • Rich butterfat

The butterfat present in goat milk softens the skin. It fills cracks in skin , seals water in which inturn hydrates and moisturizes the skin.

HENNA AND ITS BENEFITS!

Henna  , botanical name – Lawsonia Inermis also known as Mehendi/Mehndi is a flowering plant used by many men and women around the world.  Henna is a tall shrub/small tree , multi branched with spine-tipped branchlets and the nutrients found in are Alkaloids  and betulin.

 

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It is an natural non-toxic agent used to dye skin , colouring hair , fingernails as well as fabrics.

Henna is most popularly known for body art and hair dye in the Asian and Arab world but it also carries some amazing health benefits given following.

 

BENEFITS

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Henna is known for its amazing wonders in hair care.

  • Henna cures dandruff and head lice.
  • Makes hair silky , strong , thick and healthy.
  • Promotes hair growth.
  • Healthy for scalp as it keeps the scalp infection free.

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Headaches

Henna acts as a therapic relief for headaches and migraines. It also helps with sleep problems.

 

Stronger Nails

Just like our hair and skin , Nails need special care and attention thus applying henna makes them strong and healthy. It binds to keratin on nails , strengthens cuticles and nails.

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Feet Inflammation

Henna paste when applied under feet helps in easing the burning sensation.

 

Skin Problems

Henna paste combats skin problems such as

  • Eczema.
  • Burns/Allergies.
  • Prickly Heat.
  • Abscess.
  • Skin Inflammation.

 

 

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Bald Spots -DIY Remedies!!

Healthier hair are a sign of beauty . thick strong and shiny hair are life changing and also the first to attract but among all these the major and most exhausting issue we have been facing is ‘Bald spots’.

Where long shiny hair are considerd as a sign of beauty , bald spots lead to lack confidence in a person and more.

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Bald spots ,alopecia areata in medical terms is a skin disorder that causes hair loss usually patches moreover the scalp. It is because the immune cells attack hair follicles which lead to hair loss. It affects a million of men , women ,children and genetics can play a major role.

There is no cure for it except encouraging hair growth but I certainly believe nature has got all.

Following are the DIY-home remedies for hair loss.

Onion Juice-

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Sounds gross isn’t it? but this has just worked wonders. Onion juice contains amounts of sulphur , essential nutrients that help in promoting hair growth. When applied on scalp it helps stimulate hair follicles and allows maximum absorption. Just cut into half and rub over the scalp.

Cinnamon Powder & Coconut Oil

 

Cinnamon is a well- known spice and is being used for centuries in traditional medicine where as coconut rich in carbohydrates and vitamins is known for its wonders in haircare. Cinnamon powder and coconut oil when mixed together stimulate the scalp , increases blood circulation and penetrates in deep which help is hair growth.

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Cinnamon oil  when applied to surrounding areas of scalp channel blood flow to scalp and also stimulate blood growth.

A healthy haircare regime {shampoo-ing / conditioning / moisturising} is the the key to avoid fallouts. Also avoid using flat irons an blow-dryers!

HAPPY HAIRCARE!!

Dry & Damage-Frizzy Hair

It’s been really long since I have posted here and coming back I thought to start with something that is never been talked about. The most requested ‘Frizzy hair’.  Been born with smooth straight hair , it was actually very hard to understand what frizz is and how it reacts to certain situations and  circumstances.. more over as much as I’ve researched all that I can say is Hair frizz is another form of stress and being very very honest ..there are nothing the can be done and treated overnight.. Only time and a lot of patience will work it all.

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Frizz may be defined as curly dry hair / Messy hair or little strands that stand out .

The causes for hair frizz may vary due to different reasons 

Genetics

Damaged Hair {Regular use of hair dryers , Coloring}

Humidity {Lack of Moisture}

Genetics play a very crucial role. Hair frizz is caused due to lack of moisture in hair and inheriting  genetically are impossible to turn smoother by any means until keratin or expensive treatments.

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Frizz caused by damaged hair or humidity can be treated. The main reason for hair damage is over use of curling irons / straightners / blow-dryers , bleaching / dying hair , excessive hairstyling..as they burn the hair. Cotton pillowcase , over-brushing of hair and also shampoo-ing your hair frequently are also other few reasons for hair damage.

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Hair Frizz can be cured but requires a lot amount of patience. Following are the treatments that can be used for smoothing hair.

-Hair Serums

Hair serums are a protein-rich liquids that coats the surface of hair preventing  from tangling also making them smoother and shinier.
They are best to be massaged over washed / damp hair from root to tips.

-Hot Oil Treatments

As mentioned in my earlier bog posts , Hot oil treatments work as pure magic for dry and damaged hair as it penetrates deep into the cuticle of hair. You can use any types of oil (Argan/Coconut/Olive) for the treatment and the results will be visible with time.
(once in two weeks)

 

Conditoning

Along with the serums and hot oil treatments another way to knock out frizz is deep conditioning your hair. As the hair are dull and dry standing out essential ingredients are needed to fight frizz and to regain moisture.
Choosing the right conditioner is much of a greater deal thus choose the best for your hair containing Vitamin E , Soy protein , shea butter and so..

 

Keeping one self hydrated adds a lot more to beauty.

Hoping these tips and information work well for you and not to forget patience is the key.

 

 

 

DIY Brow/Lash serum

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Alright! The remedy has already been out since a week or so now and due to my extremely busy schedule I’ve not  able to post. So with no more delay lets start 😀

As everyone around is opting for fake eyelash / extensions im typing this down. This thing of choosing the popular has become so trendy that we fall out of whats the aftermath and at the end cry over it losing all the healthy lashes.

Being healthy has always been ones dream but that not only includes your physique or your hair or skin.. Little known and most probably avoided the maximum are our lashes and brows.

Now you guys might be wondering “How do you avoid your brows and lashes’ when you shape them regularly or tits just the lashes or use of mascara? We all have tried the different shapes for brows, gone through the thin shapes ,  Rubbed our eyes with mascara so hard that we wouldnt care if our lashes would fall out or not and have tried a thousand remedies to grow fuller hair back..which havent worked.

Personally speaking , born with very thin hair , light brows and broad forehead. I’ve always been very conscious during childhood ,got the ‘Alien” look from people..tried alot of remedies but guess what? nothing worked until recently I came across this DIY solution. The Best Ever.

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All you Need

*Castor oil

*Almond oil

*Coconut oil

*Container (for storage)

 

Directions

In a clean container add equal amounts of oils mentioned and mix well. Use regularly at night over lashes and brows.

I prefer applying the serum with a clean mascara wand asit covers every thin hair.

 

PS : A little side of your dedication and patience is needed and the results will be crystal clear.

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

WINTER CARE!

Pheww!!..so summer is finally away !! The heat , the tan and so on.. but winters bring a bag full of another problems!

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The air during winter is frigid and dry outside , lacks humidity and the heat indoors harms us  more in a way we can’t even imagine. Of course going through all the reading and use of moisturizers and creams just wouldn’t work. We need to understand what causes the damage and work on it accordingly.

SKIN
As mentioned over my earlier blog posts , our skin is what we are. It is the realest  of us to all and needs to be taken care of. Now you might be wondering how does winter harm our skin even though we cover it and keep ourselves moisturized all the time. Lets get a clear look  on what causes the damage and how to fix it.

Skipping Sunscreen : One of the common mistakes people make is not to use the sunscreen during winters because umm wheres the sun? Very well , the UV rays from sun reach the earth everyday whether cloudy/cold. Travels through glass even though you’re indoors. So wearing sunscreen throughout is a MUST!

Continuous showers : Taking showers with cold water is nearly impossible during summer or winters but that’s exactly how the damage is being caused. Hot water can’t be resisted during the winters but we need to know it depletes the natural oils from skin leaving the surface dry. The best to be done is limiting the shower to 5-10 minutes , a splash of cold water and apply a moisturizing lotion after.

Sweaters : Quite a shocking one and who would know? Sweaters directly effecr on skin which causes irritation. It’s better considered layering a soft cotton undershirt that acts as a protective barrier.

LIPS
The first ever to be noticed. Lips speak a lot in terms of beauty and appearance .Everyone needs to look after them especially in the cold weather. Cold wind and dry indoor heat are the worst combination and ends up lips to dry , dull  and flaky lips. And for more worst conditions lets just add smoking in. As lips have no oil glands to keep them hydrated. Sore,itchy and bleeding lips are all left with.

 
-Petroleum Jelly : Petroleum jelly / Vaseline is a life savior here. Easy and quick to heal cracked lips

-Exfoliation : Exfoliating lips once a week is very much needed to soften lips.

-Lip balm : carrying a lip balm is a must to keep them from drying.

HAIR
Hair ,  again a part of physical appearance matters a lot. The cold harsh and dry weather damages your hair in a way where its harder to retain moisture , making your hair brittle and prone to breaking. As the winter wardrobe becomes more sexier with scarves , hoodies , beanies or whatever.Your hair starts to frizz which leads to drier and itchier scalp that causes dandruff, dandruff  ends up with hair fall. Our hair at the end is all lifeless and dull… but happily it can be recovered.

 
-Conditioning and shampooing : Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner. Conditioning and shampooing hair the right way makes your hair therapy a lot more better.

 
-Oiling hair : Oiling hair regularly clearly is the best remedy to strengthen hair and bring them to life. though oiling in winters may bring the thought of a chilly head , warm it up and boost the use.

 

NOTE : Keeping yourself Hydrated throughout is a very important task. It keeps your skin hydrated and fresh as well as flushes the toxins out of your body keep you Healthy and clean.

YOUR HAIR NEEDS CARE!!

I don’t really know where do I start from ..the topic is so vast and important that whenever I sit in front of my screen and start noting down the key points my brain freezes and everything gets jumbled up! Though I don’t have the most fancy hair ..I’d love to share my experiences with my favorite diys.

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well , a lot of us in fact every one of us want healthy hair but a very few maintain it , a fewer struggle to keep it healthy and eventually just leave them as they are which in my opinion is very very unhealthy. Personally having thin hair throughout, I think growing up every person has always dream’t of long healthy most importantly thick hair but as I said a few of us maintain.. and obviously experimenting hair colors / styles throughout my school years. i wasn’t one of them. resulting in a massive amount of damage! (hair fall, dry , rough and unhealthy hair)

 

 

The Hair growth generally depends on the type of hair you have and nourishment provided. The average human hair grows a 1/4 inch per month.

 

 

Hair plays an major role in a persons appearance and health. Healthy hair are a sign of health and youth and is considerd as a sign of beauty but apart from genetics healthy hair aren’t so easy to keep or have. Damage can be caused in different ways resulting in a huge amount of hair fall. Following are the reasons why you might be damaging your hair and not know
-flat iron/blow drying
-wrong shampoo/over-shampooing
-too much conditioning
-bleaching hair
-highlights/hair coloring
-tight pony tails

 

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Now, as you know what leads to all of it, let me tell you how you can overcome the damage
– Know your hair type and use the shampoo accordingly. DO not over-shampoo . Massage into the scalp not rubbing the hair together bringing to your tips
– Do Not condition your hair everyday, it will result to a massive damage as it may increase the oil levels.
– Avoid excessive bleaching or coloring your hair within three months.
– Oil regularly. Many of the females in today’s generation avoid oil treatments but trust me the best way to recover your hair and turn them flawless is oiling regularly.
–  Do not use excessive heat products over hair as it burns the the layer of hair and makes your hair dull and dry.
– Trimming
DIY HAIR TREATMENTS
I think the best treatments for your hair can be done best at home. The benefits of ingredients found in our homes are beyond our expectations.

 

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EGG COCO-HONEY MASK (strengthening hair)
Many of you are going to be wondering if the coco is chocolate or something related to it but no honey it is my forever favorite Coconut oil again.. works wonders I tell you!!. Eggs contain a large amount of protein and fatty acids that helps reduce frizz , prevents breakage , brittleness and drying of scalp. Though it may smell really ugly the biotin present in works to renew hair roots , prevent hair loss and boost growth. Like wise coconut oil is a natural remedy to combat frizz and get rid of dandruff where as honey is an antioxidant which prevents loss of moisture and both together stimulate hair growth improving condition of growing thicker hair.
Ingredients required:
2 Eggs
1 tsp honey
2 tsp Coconut oil
Directions: Whisk all the ingredients together and apply over hair from root to tips. Leave for 25 minutes or till the mixture dries. Rinse with lukewarm water.

 

EGG MASK ( moisturizing) (yogurt|olive oil)
This mask is the best one so far to regain moisture for dry and brittle hair. As I’ve already mentioned the benefit of eggs let me tell you how yogurt and olive can help your hair look like the shiny mass of ocean you’ve been wishing for. Yogurt is a protein-rich food and is blindly found in every household. it is an acid that helps making the hair smoother and masks cuticle damage, split ends.talking about olive oil the uses go beyond everything!! The fatty acids keep hair healthy and protected coating the damaged layers and giving your hair sleeker and healthier appearance adding shine bringing your hair back to life.
Ingredients required:
2 eggs
1 tbs yogurt
1 1/2 tsp Olive oil
Directions:
Whisk eggs, mix all the ingredients well and apply to hair. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water.

*For oily hair use egg whites only*

 

HOT OIL TREATMENT
My favorite treatment for healthier hair is the hot oil treatment. Again, I use my forever coconut oil as it is the major trick working here..why? well the benefits and its wonders of course..MAGICAL!! Its a must conditioning process for my hair.

All you need:
-coconut oil
-hot water
-towel
Directions:
Don’t keep wondering you don’t need to heat  oil and burn yourself. Massage the oil into your scalp from roots to tips for approximately 15-20 minutes. Aside soak your towel into the hot water  for 5 minutes and squeeze water out. Wrap the towel around your head and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
*you can use any of the oils for this treatment*

Style your hair healthy and be the hot mess you can 🙂