Natural Home Remedies for Oily Hair

Oily Hair:
• Body produces oil naturally to keep hair healthy
• However, excessive oil production leads to oil accumulation
• Oily hair appear greasy and unwashed
Causes:
• Hereditary factors
• Incorrect diet
• Lack of hair care
• Hormonal changes, especially in women
Natural home remedy using lemons:
1. Squeeze out juice of 2 lemons
2. Add 2 cups of distilled water to the juice
3. Wash your hair with a shampoo and dry them properly
4. Apply the lemon mixture and massage it on the scalp
5. Leave it for 5 min before washing off
Natural home remedy using eggs and lemon juice:
1. Take 2 egg yolks
2. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice
3. Mix well
4. Apply on washed hair
5. Rinse hair with lukewarm water
6. Mixture of lime and water acts as a natural hair conditioner
Natural home remedy eggs, henna, olive oil and honey:
1. Take the contents of 1 egg in a bowl
2. Add 3 tbsp henna powder
3. Add 1 tbsp olive oil
4. Add 2 tbsp honey
5. Add warm water to make a paste
6. Mix well
7. Apply the paste on the hair covering from them root to tip
8. Wrap a plastic bag and towel, covering your hair
9. Leave it for 1-2 hours
10. Wash your hair thoroughly with water
11. Then use a mild shampoo and a conditioner to clean your hair

Natural Home Remedies for Split Ends

Split Ends:
• Damage to the protective layer of hair leads to split ends
• Trimming split ends with a scissor is a must
• Home remedies can help prevent the condition from occurring again
Causes:
• Excessive hair straightening
• Frequent dyeing
• Using hair dryers often
• Exposure to the sun
Natural home remedy using egg yolk and almond oil: 
1. Take 1 egg yolk
2. Add 1 tsp almond oil
3. Mix well
4. Apply on scalp
5. Wash and rinse hair thoroughly after 30 min
Natural home remedy using banana, egg, milk and honey:
1. Mash 1 banana
2. Add 1 egg to it
3. Add 3 tbsp milk
4. Add 5 tbsp honey
5. Mix well
6. Apply on scalp and hair
7. Wash and rinse thoroughly after 30 min with a mild shampoo
Tips:
• Wash hair after swimming or exercising. The salt in sweat and chlorine in the pool is harmful for hair
• Oil hair regularly
• Trim hair every 6 months
• Protect hair from sun
• Use soft combs
• Avoid harsh hair products since chemicals in these products can adversely affect the hair

How to Make Your Own Beauty & Skincare Products

Making your own beauty products is a good idea to get more exquisiteness tranquility. Sometimes, people tend to think that majority of cosmetics are not good due to the process in which lots of chemicals are used and most of the chemicals harms skin in various different ways. So in order to cope with this type of particular doubt, our experts have essential tips for you which will help you make your own beauty products in a quite easy manner.

1FACIAL SCRUB. You can make a good facial scrub by using a handful of grapes. After removing the skin of grapes, separate their pulp from the juice first and add 1 tablespoon almond flour to enhance its richness.

2FACIAL SCRUB. Oatmeal and water scrub is great way to get clear skin. Get some handful of oatmeal and squeeze tightly in your hand. Use warn water to get it wet. Scrub your face with it. To get great results use it as your face wash.

3- FACIAL MASK. You can also make a very effective facial mask by using honey and banana. To try first, mash one banana with a spoon and mix 3 tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for 10 minutes to get best results.

4- SKIN SOFTENING. To get a skin softening bath, add ¼ cup of honey and 1 cup of milk and add into warm bathwater to get this soothing fine feeling.

5- MOISTURIZING FACE MASK. With honey, you can also make a good moisturizing face mask to get striking beautiful skin. Cover your neck and face with honey and leave it on the skin for 15 minutes and rinse it off with a clean lukewarm water to get calming soft look.

6- ASTRINGENT. Make a swift facial mask with apples and pears. Grate a large apple and a pear and mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply mask for 10 to 15 minutes.

7- FACE MASK. You can also use yogurt as a face mask to get rid of redness & sunburn in only 15 minutes. Apply whole milk yogurt on your face and leave it for 15 minutes.

8- ASTRINGENT (ALOE VERA GEL). Aloe Vera gel is great conditioner to get strong & thick hair. Massage on your scalp and leave it for 10-15 minutes then rinse.

9- Using baking soda to your shampoo is very essential to remove hair buildup. It helps loosen blackheads as well. Use baking soda and water and create a good fine mixture. Apply the mixture until its dry then rinse of  to get soothing bright skin.

10- EX-FOLIANT. To make an excellent facial ex-foliant at home, mix I tablespoon of sugar in olive oil and use it as a body exfoliation agent. To apply on whole body use large proportion of ingredients. It can be use on lips to make them soft and smooth.

11- STRONG & SHINY HAIR. Eggs are great conditioner for hair. Mix two eggs in ¼ cup of vegetable oil and massage into hair and scalp area. Cover hair in plastic bag and leave it on overnight. In morning wash very well to avoid the smell of eggs and get great results.

Egg are also used as a face mask for oily skin. Apply egg white on face leave for 10-15 minutes until dry then rinse with cool water.

12- FACE SCRUB. Sugar and milk facial scrub is also very useful for dry dull skin. Add 2 tablespoon of sugar in 1 tablespoon of milk. Apply and leave it for 10 minutes then rinse.

13- FACE MASK (For Soft & Shiny Skin). Wet tea leaves are also considered best to get softer and silkier skin. Apply wet tea leaves on your face and wait for 15 minutes. Apply moisturizer later for great results.

14FOR SHINY & SILKY HAIR. Apply apple cider vinegar after shampoo to get shiny & silky hair.

Reasons of Hair Fall

According to Francesca Fusco, MD, a New York City dermatologist who specializes in hair loss, “On average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day, that’s just hair going through its cycles, and there will be a new one to replace it.”

Everyone loses hair but on contrary to this very view, sometimes hair loss could be a big sign complying with some serious medical condition. Though there could be various numerous causes of hair loss, we have listed down some prominent yet logical causes for you to give you better understanding of hair fall.

1. Telogen Effluvium:
Usually Telogen Effluvium occurs after pregnancy in which majority of women suffer from hair loss. It’s a hair loss condition meaning an outflow. Effluviums typically upset diverse stages of the hair development cycle. Hair sacs on the scalp do not constantly produce hair instead they cycle from side to side then degenerate to an inactive period for up to two months before opening to grow a new hair fiber again. It’s a complex cycle, in which women also face drastic weight loss or extreme stress along with hair loss.

The Symptoms: Women with Telogen Effluvium naturally face hair loss 6 weeks to 3 months after a nerve-wracking episode.

The Tests: Though there are no particular tests for telogen effluvium, but still you can see your doctor for a better advice.

What you can do: Try to relieve stress and worry and see your doctor for better advice.

2. Hereditary hair loss:
Sometimes we get hereditary hair loss problems. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, hereditary hair loss is very common cause of hair loss in which we inherit gene from either mother or father.

The Symptoms: Women could see developing a thinning at the hairline behind the bangs while this type of condition could arise as early as your 20s.

The Tests: Go to your doctor as he/she will test the form of hair loss to conclude if it’s genetic or not.

What You Can Do: From experts’ point of view, apply minoxidil (Rogaine) to the scalp twice a day as it could help slowing down hair loss problem to some extent.

3. Hypothyroidism:
Thyroid disease could cause hypothyroidism. In case of underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid, you may see changes in bodily functions as well as well hair loss along with bizarre weight loss, heart shivers, nervousness, irritability, diarrhea, moist skin, muscle weakness.

The Symptoms: To determine the causes of Hypothyroidism, you could face sudden hair loss along with bizarre weight loss, heart shivers, nervousness, irritability, diarrhea, moist skin, muscle weakness

The Tests: A blood test is required to determine thyroid-stimulating hormone.

What You Can Do: Your doctor could prescribe you a proper medication for thyroid and for restoring it to normal level.

4. Lupus:
Lupus is a long-lasting autoimmune ailment. Though you don’t see any drastic changes suddenly, but in Lupus, your body’s own protected structure attacks healthy tissues. Many people also suffer from extreme hair loss due to Lupus.

The Symptoms: Its symptoms include stirring weakness, headaches, oral ulcers, and sore, inflamed joints.

The Tests: A rheumatologist will scan joints for any serious type of inflammation. A skin biopsy may also be needed to determine the real cause of problem.

What You Can Do: Go for a complete medical checkup as soon as you see any above mentioned symptoms in your body.

5. Iron Deficiency Anemia:
Not eating iron rich food could lead to Iron Deficiency Anemia. Basically iron provides energy to your body as well as play an active role making red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to cells all over your body, providing you the vitality you want.

The Symptoms: With Iron Deficiency Anemia, you could face fatigue, weakness, pale skin and hair loss.

The Tests: A blood test is taken to determine ferritin. It’s a type of protein that stores iron in our body.

What You Can Do: Try to eat iron-rich foods more. Especially beef, fish, leafy greens, fortified cereals, and beans—preferably have high level of iron.

6. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome:
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by hormonal imbalance. In this condition ovaries produce too many male hormones leading to infertility.

The Symptoms: In PCOS, women could experience facial hair growth, irregular periods, acne, and cysts on the ovaries.

What You Can Do: Its treated with birth control pills as it has anti androgen properties which blocks testosterone.

7. Skin Conditions of the Scalp:
Healthy scalp is very good for hair growth while unhealthy scalp can cause various issues leading to hair loss with abrupt periods. Unhealthy scalp also makes hair grow. Skin disorders that are main problems of hair loss, include seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), and psoriasis.

The Symptoms: Greasy scalp as well as when you see yellowish scales on your shoulders, you should know that something bad is happening with your hair. It’s a sign that you should consult a specialist doctor for further clarifications.

The Tests: A physical test of the scalp is needed to determine which condition you have.

What You Can Do: Use your doctor’s prescribed prescription to avoid more complications.

8. Alopecia areata:
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune illness. In this disorder the immune system attacks hair follicles resulting sudden hair loss. Doctors agreed that this disorder could triggered by stress or illness.

The Symptoms: You could see round, smooth patches of baldness on the scalp, eyebrows, or legs. Dr. Fusco says, “Some patients have reported that before the bald spot occurred, they felt something in that area—a tingling or an irritation.”

The Tests: Testing the pattern of hair loss sometimes guides you well as if you have alopecia areata or not.

What You Can Do: This disorder is treated treated with intralesional corticosteroids.

9. Excessive Styling:
Too much styling and shampooing could also trigger sudden hair loss. Don’t use treatments like keratin, coloring, and blow-drying as you could face severe hair loss problems.

The Symptoms: Sudden loss of hair by external damage is a real signal for you to determine this issue.

The Tests: Dr. Jakubowicz explains this type of hair loss by a “pull test” to check whether the hair that comes out has bulbs on the ends.

What You Can Do: Avoid too many styling and shampooing. Don’t use any types of useless treatments as well. And especially don’t dye hair more than one or two shades its normal color.

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10 Things No One Ever Tells You about: Cutting Your Hair

Hair cut is very important for a confident look. It often represents your whole personality and inner persona characteristics with a much upbeat elegance. Haircut experts know precisely regarding what sort of haircut one should have and these experts have also carefully listed down little important yet known facts to help you get the best out of your cut.

1 – Cutting your hair more often doesn’t make it grow faster
It’s a kind of myth as well that cutting hair more often make it grow faster. If you are cutting only ends of your hair, even then it will create to major effect regarding hair development. Basically follicles in your scalp determines the hair growth so in order to keep your hair healthy and strong, you can simply trim it time to time.

2 – Trim Time
You hair need a fine trim when you see their ends splitting badly. Usually, according to some beauty experts, human hair split around after three to four months and that is when you essentially need a trim instead going with usual six to eight weeks.

3 – Layer Accordingly
Your hair layer should be according to your hair texture. Some people have soft or flaky hair while some people have hard strong straight hair which work best with more layers.

4 – Skip the shampoo
Skipping shampoo before a haircut is also a good idea. According to experts, washing and drying out hair twice is just a waste.

5 – It’s best to trim natural hair when dry
Always try to trim natural hair when dry. Dry hair gives best results after a fine cut. Girls with natural hair should always trim hair when dry to get best results.

6 – Search salon apprentice websites first
Searching a salon that offers apprenticeship for new comers is a good idea to try out. Different stylists want models to clock certain amount of hours cutting in order to get particular certification. Trying this way, you can get a good haircut with no or less money.

7 – All bangs aren’t cut equally
If you are a big fan of bangs, see your hair texture first. If you have flaky or thick hair, long wispy bangs will suite best on you. On the other hand, if you have a square face, you can try out short bangs.

8 – Short hair takes work
Though short hair look nice but they need more consistent trips to the salon than long hair. To keep the shape and style, short hair need regular trims. On the other hand, long hair has natural tendency to remain alike after six to eight weeks.

9 – If you don’t trim, split ends will travel
Trimming is very important as if you don’t trim, spit ends will travel and continue to get brittle and weak.

10 – Bring options
Bringing options is a good idea to tell your stylist for a different type of haircut. Sometimes a certain type of haircut suits best on you. Good stylists also guide you to have a specific type of haircut that matches your face cut as well.

 

Sun Protection for your Hair

In summer we always care for our skins but forget that our hair needs to be protected too from sun. Sun can fade the natural color of your hair and can also make them rough.  Sun can make your hair weak because exposure to ultraviolet rays is not good for hair. If you plan to have fun in summers by going on a picnic or on beach then don’t forget to save your hair from sun. You can provide protection to hair in following ways.
Wear hats:

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Wearing hat will stop the heat of sun to catch your hair by blocking sun exposure. It will save you scalp from sunburn too though some of your hair may hangout from the cap or hat but those can be saved in other ways too.

Use Ultraviolet Protection Shampoo and Conditioners:

 

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 It is good if you regularly use shampoo and conditioner that provide ultraviolet protection, even if you don’t use UV protected shampoos then you must use these before going out in sun.

Make your own hair product:

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If you don’t trust commercial products then it is quite easy to make your own SPF solution. Take two spoons of sun protection factor 2 5 sun block and mix it with one cup of water. You can apply this with your hands but best way is to take a spray bottle and pour the solution in that. Use this spray before styling your hair while going out in sun.

After sun lotions:

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If you want to be hundred percent protective then you can use after sun lotions for hair too. Apply any good after sun product after coming back from beach or hangouts. I bet that you will be astonished by results!

Clarifying Shampoo: On precaution that you need to take when you are using ultraviolet protection on hair is to apply clarifying shampoo at least once a week. Sun protection factors build up hair shaft whose remedy lies in clarifying.

Moisturizing your hair: Another important thing is to moisture you hair on weekly basis. Deep conditioning helps your scalp to recover from any sun damage. Sun actually take away the hair natural proteins which can be revitalize by moisturizing your hair.

Ban products:

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Don’t use any product which contain alcohol, lemon juice, peroxide, and “sun activated hair lightening”. Read the ingredients carefully before buying any product. These products can speed the process of sun damage and can also make you hair dry.

Hope you find this article useful! You can buy SPF products for hair from our website saloni.pk too.

 

Video Tutorial: Natural Tips to prevent Hair Loss

Hair loss is a big problem. There are many problems, from inheriting hair loss issue to have outer effects on skin but still our beauty expert here in this video tutorial is guiding you to prevent hair loss. Watch and learn different ways to face this persistent problem.

Source: Care World TV Channel
Expert: Dr. Divya Mangal

11 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

BELLY FAT BLUES:
Getting rid of your belly bulge is important for more than just vanity’s sake. Excess abdominal fat—particularly visceral fat, the kind that surrounds your organs and puffs your stomach into a “beer gut”—is a predictor of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and some cancers. If diet and exercise haven’t done much to reduce your pooch, then your hormones, your age, and other genetic factors may be the reason why. Read on for 11 possible reasons why your belly fat won’t budge.

YOU’RE GETTING OLDER:
As you get older, your body changes how it gains and loses weight. Both men and women experience a declining metabolic rate, or the number of calories the body needs to function normally. On top of that, women have to deal with menopause. “If women gain weight after menopause, it’s more likely to be in their bellies,” says Michael Jensen, MD, professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic’s endocrinology division. In menopause, production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone slows down. Meanwhile, testosterone levels also start to drop, but at a slower rate. This shift in hormones causes women to hold onto weight in their bellies. The good news: you can fight this process.

YOU’RE DOING THE WRONG WORKOUT:
A daily run or Spin class is great for your heart, but cardio workouts alone won’t do much for your waist. “You need to do a combination of weights and cardiovascular training,” says Sangeeta Kashyap, MD, an endocrinologist at Cleveland Clinic. Strength training increases muscle mass, which sets your body up to burn more fat. “Muscle burns more calories than fat, and therefore you naturally burn more calories throughout the day by having more muscle,” says Kate Patton, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic. Patton recommends 250 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 125 minutes of high-intensity exercise a week.

YOU’RE EATING TOO MANY PROCESSED FOODS:
“Refined grains like white bread, crackers, and chips, as well as refined sugars in sweetened drinks and desserts increase inflammation in our bodies,” says Patton. “Belly fat is associated with inflammation, so eating too many processed foods will hinder your ability to lose belly fat.” Natural foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are full of antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties and may therefore actually prevent belly fat, Patton says.

YOU’RE EATING THE WRONG FATS:
The body doesn’t react to all fats in the same way. Research correlates high intake of saturated fat (the kind in meat and dairy) to increased visceral fat, says Patton. On the other hand, monounsaturated fats (the kind in olive oil and avocados) and specific types of polyunsaturated fats (mainly omega-3s, found in walnuts, sunflower seeds, and fatty fish like salmon) have anti-inflammatory effects in the body, and if eaten in proper portions may do your body good. But Patton warns that eating too much fat of any kind increases your calorie intake and could lead to weight gain, so enjoy healthy fats in moderation.

YOUR WORKOUT ISN’T CHALLENGING ENOUGH:
To banish stubborn belly fat, you have to ramp up your workouts. In a study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, people who completed a high-intensity workout regimen lost more belly fat than those who followed a low-intensity plan. (In fact, the low-intensity exercises experienced no significant changes at all.) “You need to exercise at full intensity because the end goal is to burn more calories, and high intensity exercise does just that,” says Natalie Jill, a San Diego, Calif.-based certified personal trainer. High intensity workouts mean you’re going all out for as long as you can. If this sounds intimidating, think of it this way: you’ll burn more calories in less time.

YOU’RE DOING THE WRONG EXERCISES:
Doing crunches until the cows come home? Stop it! When you’re down to your final inches of belly fat, the dreaded crunch won’t be the exercise that finally reveals your six-pack. “You can’t spot reduce,” Jill says. Instead, she suggests doing functional exercises that use the muscles in your core—abdominals, back, pelvic, obliques—as well as other body parts. “These exercises use more muscles, so there is a higher rate of calorie burn while you are doing them,” she says. Planks are her favorite functional exercise—they activate not just your core muscles but also your arm, leg, and butt muscles.

YOU’RE STRESSED:
Tight deadlines, bills, your kids—whatever your source of stress, having too much of it may make it harder for you to drop unwanted pounds, especially from your middle. And it’s not just because you tend to reach for high-fat, high-calorie fare when you’re stressed, though that’s part of it. It’s also due to the stress hormone cortisol, which may increase the amount of fat your body clings to and enlarge your fat cells. Higher levels of cortisol have been linked to more visceral fat.

YOU’RE SKIMPING ON SLEEP:
If you’re among, who sleep less than six hours a night, here’s one simple way to whittle your waistline: catch more Zs. A 16-year study of almost 70,000 women found that those who slept five hours or less a night were 30% more likely to gain 30 or more pounds than those who slept 7 hours. The National Institutes of Health suggest adults sleep seven to eight hours a night.

YOU’RE APPLE SHAPED:
If you tend to pack the pounds around your middle rather than your hips and thighs, then you’re apple shaped. This genetic predisposition means ridding yourself of belly fat will be harder, Dr. Kashyap says, but not impossible.

YOU’RE SICK:
If your testosterone levels are high—something that can occur with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—you might have difficulty losing weight. “If you’re an apple shape and overweight, it’s a good idea to see your doctor,” Dr. Kashyap says, since there may also be a chance that you areprediabetic or diabetic.

YOU’RE UNMOTIVATED:
Are you committed to the work needed to lose belly fat? “Reducing belly fat takes a combination approach of a low-calorie diet that is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates and sugar along with cardiovascular and weight training,” Dr. Kashyap says. “If you are willing to do the work, you can move past genetics and lose it.”

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Video Tutorial: Artificial vs Natural Hair Color

Coloring hair is a demanding yet complicated procedure and implicates further application of a certain shade but our hair expert is trying to make your life easy by sharing some important guidelines in this video on artificial vs natural hair color.

Source: Care World TV Channel
Expert: Dr. Divya Mangal

Video Tutorial: How To Get Healthy Shiny Voluminous Hair at Home

Upholding your hair with best possible ways is comparatively stress-free exercise but if someone has sensitive and slightly weak hair, that very person could face different issues while to challenge this type of hair problem also needs much attention and proper care. This video gives top quality tips to get healthy shiny voluminous hair at home.