Bid adieu to dandruff
High humidity requires regular oiling, shampooing, conditioning to maintain shining, lustrous, long and healthy hair during monsoon When the melody of...
High humidity requires regular oiling, shampooing, conditioning to maintain shining, lustrous, long and healthy hair during monsoon. When the melody of monsoon plays on your mind, some little natural precaution will keep your hair nourished and glossy during monsoon.
For sticky dandruff, hot oil therapy is useful. Heat sesame seed oil or olive oil. Apply the oil on the scalp with cotton wool, rubbing gently to dislodge the flakes. Then dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the water and wrap the hot towel around the head, like a turban. Keep it on for five minutes. Repeat the hot towel wrap 3 or 4 times.
This helps the hair and scalp absorb the oil better. Repeat these three or four times. Leave the oil on overnight. Next morning, apply the juice of a lemon on the scalp and wash your hair after 20 minutes.
Neem leaves: Add two handfuls of neem leaves to four cups of hot water. Let it stand overnight. Next morning, strain the liquid and use it to rinse the hair. It relieves itching and keeps the scalp healthy and free from infections. It is useful in dandruff. A paste can also be made of the soaked neem leaves and applied on the scalp, rinsing off with water after half an hour. Sometimes sticky dandruff can be accompanied by bad odour during the monsoons. For a fragrant hair rinse, add the juice of a lemon and half a cup of rose water to a mug of water and use as a last rinse.
Shampoo the hair more frequently during the Monsoons, especially if the hair is oily. Use a mild herbal shampoo. Rinse your hair well with water, to get rid of all soapy residues and the loosened flakes. Apply egg white on the hair 15 minutes before shampoo. It helps to reduce oiliness and also adds body.