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QNowadays in the monsoons, I have noticed that my hair fall has increased drastically. What can I do to stop this?
Hair loss is common during the monsoons due to increased oiliness of the scalp and greater sweat accumulation. Sweat and oil deposits attract dirt and pollutants, making the hair matted and dull. Wash your hair more frequently during the monsoons, but use less shampoo and rinse well with water. Avoid creamy conditioners and use a tea-water and lemon rinse instead. Apply a non-oily herbal hair tonic on the scalp daily. Also, have a small bowl of sprouts regularly. Q hair feeling this leaves my daily basis, and often I exercise on a that shampooing I have been told I do? oily and knotted. do you suggest for your hair. What is not healthy use a ~ Kainaz provided you not harm the hair, then and A Washing does little water dilute it with a mild herbal shampoo; the hair with plain you can rinse apply. After exercising, Comb out by a lemon rinse. build-up, followed the ends and sweat and oil starting from water to remove toothed comb, knots with a wide- the tangles and to dry naturally. Allow the hair working upwards.
QMy hair is oily at the roots, but extremely dry at the ends. Every time I condition it, the roots get oilier, and every time I use heat to style my hair, it gets drier. What can I do to solve this problem?
Twice a week, heat pure coconut oil and apply on the lower half of the hair, especially at the ends. Or, take a few drops of a light vegetable oil—like sunflower oil or olive oil—and rub it on your palms. Take the ends of the hair in your palms and scrunch them. Switch to a mild herbal shampoo, while also reducing the quantity of shampoo you use. After shampooing, apply a creamy conditioner on the ends; avoid applying near the roots or the scalp. Applying egg white on the scalp and hair roots 15 minutes before shampooing will help to reduce oiliness. QMy colour-treated hair is dry and prone to breakage. How can I stop this?
Chemical colourants and dyes can deplete moisture, making the hair dry and brittle. Repeated or incorrect colouring can also weaken the hair, leading to split ends and breakage. The hair has to be protected with conditioners and serums in order to protect both the colour and the health of the hair. Sun-exposure can lighten the colour, apart from depleting moisture. Use a hair cream with sunscreen to protect the hair from the sun’s UV rays. Avoid excessive use of hair dryers—allow your hair to dry naturally whenever you can. After shampooing, avoid rubbing your head with a towel. Instead, wrap it around the head and allow it to absorb excess water. Also, consider hot oil therapies for your hair. QI’m going away on holiday, and I have noticed that every time I swim, my hair is left looking lifeless and flat. How can I solve this problem?
Swimming in a pool can lead to hair problems due to chlorine and other chemicals in the water. They strip the hair of oils and make it extremely dry, dull and rough. Repeated exposure to chlorine can make the hair brittle, leading to problems like split ends and breakage. During a vacation by the sea, the hair also becomes matted and rough due to the salt in the water. It is a good idea to wet the hair thoroughly before a swim. Hair is porous, but it can absorb only so much and no more; wet hair will absorb less water. Apply a conditioner or hair serum, and wear a cap when swimming—conditioners and serum coat the hair and protect it. Rinse your hair thoroughly with water after a swim as this helps to wash out the chlorine or salt to a great extent. After shampooing, massage a creamy conditioner lightly into the hair, leave it on for two minutes, and then rinse with plain water.