7 Indian Tips to Make Your Hair Shiny and Thick
Healthy hair never goes out of style but there can be hundreds of factors including stress that hinder its growth. Sometimes we decide to buy expensive products to fix the problem, but Indian specialists suggest simple but effective ways without spending lots of money.
We at Bright Side wish you always find time to take care of yourself and suggest you some Indian tips that may help you make your hair strong.
1. Finish with a cold rinse
Using hot water in the shower dissolves fatty lipids that damage your skin and hair. Cold water is much better for your hair than hot because when you rinse your hair with hot water, you wash off the nourishing oils.
Warm water is good only for the shampooing phase, Indian hairstylists say. Colder water is for the conditioning phase. Finish with a cold rinse to lock in moisture.
2. Have a 4-minute scalp massage every day
Ayurvedic recommends a warm oil head massage to boost hair strength and growth. However, specialists add that 4 minutes of scalp massage per day for 24 weeks showed a positive result.
If you practice head massages by yourself, keep making them systematically.
3. Use the right oil for your scalp
Dryness and dandruff are different issues and each scalp needs individual treatment. So, if your head skin is irritated it’s better to avoid products that can dry it more. Here is what you need for different types:
- for a dry, itchy scalp use aloe
- for an oily scalp use lemon and neem
- for an irritated scalp, use rose and sandalwood combined in light clay
- to cool the scalp use henna mixed with nutrient-rich oils
4. Use fragrant floral additions mixed with cold water
We’ve already talked that using cold water for rinsing your hair is much better than warm water, but Indians also recommend adding floral ingredients that may calm irritated skin, including the scalp, and leave a pleasant scent:
- rose petals
- jasmine buds
You can make a tincture with the florals in hot water, then leave it to sit and cool down.
5. Avoid blow-drying your hair after the treatment
Indians also recommend not to blow-dry your hair after any treatment because it prevents maximum benefits. Just let your hair dry naturally.
Also, for a better result, wash your hair before applying the mask.
6. Have 20 minutes of rest after a scalp massage
Ayurvedic specialists recommend a warm oil head massage, but you also need some time to rest before you go to the shower. Specialists say about 20 minutes before washing.
Additionally to a scalp massage, you can add a neck and shoulder massage.
7. Use green tea for your hair
Green tea is a powerful drink to detox your body but it also has the same effect on your hair. Researchers prove that it stimulates growth. You can mix green tea powder with rose water to make the formula better and create a fragrance.
What tips do you have to detox your hair? How often do you do hair treatment at home?