Don't you wish you had healthy hair? We all do. Is your hair behaving badly? The state of your hair can reflect your health and inner well being. Which can, in turn, affect your mood and confidence? This week is the time to give your hair the attention it so richly deserves.
Find out if you have healthy hair
- Hold a strand of hair between two pair’s tweezers, about 7.5 cm (3 in) apart and pull. Healthy hair should stretch 30 percent more- about 2.5 cm (1 in) - before it breaks. If it breaks sooner, it may have lost elasticity due to poor diet or chemical/styling damage.
- Run your fingers through your hair and feels your scalp. If it feels tight (with little movement of the skin), your circulation may be poor. If it feels spongy, your scalp may be suffering from inflammation or a buildup of toxins and will benefit from a scalp massage.
- If your hair feels rough after shampooing (before conditioning), it may be because your shampoo is too harsh. Use Kuntal Care Herbal Shampoo a natural shampoo with Ayurvedic ingredients like Reetha, Shikakai, Amla, Bhrangraj and Ghrit Kumari.
- There’s no substitute for a good trim when your hair needs it, but if its shine and bounce you’re after, try the following treatments, designed to rein in even the most unruly locks.
Concentrate on cleansing your scalp rather than your hair, using Kuntal Care Herbal Shampoo. When you are shampooing, focus on massaging your scalp with your palms and fingertips, to relax the skin, encourage blood circulation and help increase cell renewal.
The ultimate shampoo
Damaged hair looks dull because the cuticles are disturbed or weakened. When the cuticles lie flat, your hair looks shiny and it’s also better protected from further damage. This weekend, set aside half an hour for a thorough shampooing. Here’s how:
- Shampoo gently, working down the shafts of the hair in line with the cuticles, in even section. Don’t rinse your hair bath water, as this contains alkaline soap residues that leave dulling deposits on the hair.
- Rinse with cold water from a jug, or finish with a cold water blast from the shower to tighten the cuticles. Or rinse with the juice of a lemon (or a capful of vinegar) diluted in a liter (2pints) of cold water- the acid tightens the cuticles. Condition and rinse again.
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