Beautician Shahnaz Hussain offers tips and answers queries. You can send your queries to firstname.lastname@example.orgI am 36. My hair is very thin and I have lots of grey hair. I am using henna once a month to colour and condition it. I use oil regularly, but my hair has become dry. - NimishaAlong with mehndi, you should use other ingredients, which will help prevent dryness. Soak a handful of dry amla in about two to three cups of water overnight. Next morning, strain the water, but do not throw the water away. Grind the amla. To the henna powder, add the ground amla, four teaspoons each of lemon juice and coffee, two raw eggs, two teaspoons of coconut or til oil and enough amla water so that the henna can be mixed into a thick paste. Keep it for two hours and then apply it on the hair. Keep it on for two hours and wash it off with water. You can have the henna treatment twice a month. Give your hair hot oil treatments once or twice a week. Apply a conditioner after a shampoo. Applying curd or egg half an hour before shampooing helps add body to the hair. I have combination skin which lacks glow. Suggest a home remedy. My hair is not healthy. - NaazWash your face with mild glycerine soap twice a day. Or, you can mix two teaspoons each of cucumber juice, lemon juice and milk. Dip cotton wool pads in this mixture and wipe the skin. Then soak cotton wool pads in rose water and wipe the skin to tone it. Mix one teaspoon each of honey and curd with egg white and apply it daily on the face, washing it off after 20 minutes. Undergo henna treatment once a week. It gives body to the hair. I am 14 and have a lot of blackheads on my face. I don't want to use harmful chemicals. Please suggest something from the kitchen shelf. - KiranBlackheads occur due to oiliness, when the hardened oil gets clogged in the pores. Wash your face twice a day with a medicated soap. Then use a facial scrub daily - either buy a facial scrub or use rice powder mixed with curd. Apply it on the face, rubbing gently on the skin using small circular movements. Leave it on for five minutes and then wash it off with water. Do not apply the scrub on pimples, if any.