The climatic conditions in Doha are always extreme, be it summers or winter; we are struggling to fix our hair problems. Our lives are too chaotic and busy; no one has that amount of time to spend on long hair care treatments on a daily basis. We are always looking for fast results and quick tips, so stay tuned to check out what AllandAbout has in store for you.
Depending on the oiliness, wash your hair as frequently as 2-3 times in a week. This means getting rid of the dust and dirt you hair is exposed to. But do not go for a daily wash as it strips your hair off the natural oils which are essential for hair growth. Go for dry shampoo rest of the days.
Quick tip: bottle up a mixture of glycerin and rose water and apply few drops after towel drying your wet hair. This acts as a hair serum giving it that shine you need.
Shampooing and Conditioning
The volume of shampoo to be used depends on the length and thickness of your hair. While shampooing, one must remember to aim for the scalp and not the ends of your hair. The shampoo will rinse down to the ends but not to be applied and scrubbed on directly unless you have oiled them.
While conditioning, focus on the end and not the scalp, this will prevent your scalp from greasing faster and also avoid dandruff.
Quick tip: Avoid extreme hot water for rinsing your hair as it will dry out your hair and create tangles leading to breakage. Use cold water; in fact rinse your hair with ice cold water after your shampoo routine to lock in the shine.
The most ignored and the best way to fix damaged- dull hair is Oiling. Applying facial oils helps regulate oil production on your skin; hair oil does the same for your scalp. It’ll actually help to regulate how oily your scalp is, because your hair won’t feel as though it needs to naturally overcompensate for dryness.
Quick tip: create a mix of oils and store it for occasional usage. A good hair oil massage stimulates your scalp and encourages healthy hair growth. Try this easy DIY hair & skin oil http://www.msdeekay.com/36/naptural85s-diy-all-purpose-homemade-hair-and-body-oil-a-review/#u7zQ1KXwT0rDhuuG.32
If you want to have beautiful, voluminous and healthy hair, then the most simple and effective means of protection and care are hair masks which restore, hydrate, nourish and moisturize. Hair masks can give your hair lustrous and bouncy look. The use of hair mask depends on the hair condition – if it’s seriously damaged and dull, use masks 2-3 times a week, for preventive purposes once a month is enough. The most common reason for the dullness of the hair is dehydration, which is a lack of moisture making it dry and brittle. Factors as sun, hot air, strong wind, etc. negatively affect and dehydrate the hair.
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It is important to ensure that the pH level in your shampoo is less, compare with other products and find the one with least. Make sure to condition the hair only at the ends. However, skip conditioning if your hair is extremely oily. Women with oily scalps should avoid leave-in conditioners or any styling serums. Say no to heat styling, over using of blowers, curlers and straighteners will make the hair dry from lower tips, while the making the scalp more oily.
Quick tip: Rinse your hair one last time with lemon juice (one part lemon juice and four parts water). It adds that extra shine and locks your scalp cells from oozing oil. Also try applying any hair pack made of eggs and lemon. This works best for oily hair.
If your hair lacks the average moisture level, it is considered dry and unhealthy making it prone to more damage quickly. Drink loads of water will keep your system clean and hair healthy. Wash your hair at the interval of three to four days and avoid shampooing often. Avoid hair styling often or use a heat-protecting balm or conditioner to reduce damage as dry hair is at more risk of looking dull easily.
Quick tip: Oiling on your hair on a regular basis will promote hair health along with taking vitamin E capsule. Apply a pack of yogurt/curd with a spoonful of olive oil to cure dryness. Also as a final rinse and to add shine, try to mix 1 part of apple cider vinegar to 5 parts of water.
Written By Juweria Ismail