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PAMPER YOUR HAIR Massages can get rid of split ends
PAMPER YOUR HAIR Massages can get rid of split ends

Here’s how to grow luxurious hair

There is a natural balance between the rate at which hair falls and the rate at which new hair grows. Any disturbance in this balance can result in an emotionally discomforting condition of either excess fallout of hair or hairiness all over the body. Nowadays, excess loss of hair is very common. It happens for various reasons such as emotional and physical stress of city life, local scalp infection, adverse drug reaction and hormonal imbalances during teenage and pregnancy.

Hair in normal and healthy conditions does not fall out at an alarming rate. The excess fall out occurs mostly when the hair condition is extremely dry, rough and damaged.

Conditioning and nourishing of hair are the top priorities to prevent excess hair loss. Cream rinses help dry and rough hair to regain flexibility. Generous application of moisturisers and oil preparations replenish the moisture and oil in the dry hair.

Massage is a very important element of scalp treatment to control excess fallout of hair. It invigorates the blood circulation, giving hair an increased supply of nutrition and oxygen for healthy growth. Massage also stimulates the dormant hair follicles to grow fresh hair.

For Hair Rejuvenating Ointment: Powder 10 gm each of lime seeds. Make a fine paste in plain water or if possible in ginger juice. Apply this paste on the head every night. Leave it on for at least a couple of hours. Then rinse it out. Massage your scalp with your finger tips for five minutes while applying the paste.

For Spot Baldness: Make a paste with a few small sticks of mulathi (licorice) in milk cream. Add a little saffron and apply it on the bald patches at night. Rinse it out with clear water in the morning. Massage your bald scalp spot generously with your finger tips for 5 minutes while applying the ointment.

Castor oil is excellent for hair re-growth. It can produce the desired results.

Part your hair in small sections and apply the oil to the scalp with cotton. Massage it in your finger tips.

Squeeze the milk out of half-a-coconut; add the juice to the hair for 4 to 6 hrs. Wash with a mild shampoo or crushed hibiscus leaves mixed with a tablespoon of crushed fenugreek seeds, made into a paste.

Do’s and don’ts

In case of baldness due to fungal, viral or bacterial infections, consult a dermatologist.

Use a soft brush with well spaced bristles.

Sanitise your implements, i.e. brushes, combs, etc. atleast once a week. Drink a glass of carrot juice to which juice of half a lime has been added with 2 yeast tablets (Brewer’s yeast). Take iron tablets in case you are anaemic.

Improve the protein content of your diet. Take birth control pills with prescription. It is advisable to seek professional help in cases of severe hair loss.

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