How To Straighten Your Hair Naturally With Milk

How To Straighten Your Hair Naturally With Milk?

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Are you tired of your messy tresses and do you plan to straighten them once and for all? Are you looking for a chic mane makeover but cannot afford the expensive salon treatments? More often than not we tend to compromise on our beauty just because we feel not doing so would put holes in our pockets.

But then, what if you can do wonders to your hair by using just some milk in your home? That would be great, right? Milk has many wonderful properties that can do magic to your skin and hair. Wondering how? Read on to know!

How Does Milk Benefit The Hair?
Milk contains two kinds of proteins, whey and casein. Casein and whey are both good for your hair. A low protein diet may cause your hair to thin or stop growing. Your hair health depends on how healthy you are. Milk protein helps thicken the hair and adds a natural shine to it.

1. Makes Your Hair Strong And Shiny:

Whey stems hair loss, reverses it and strengthens your hair. It is a supplement for building muscle mass. The topical use of whey stimulates the hair follicles. You can use a whey protein paste (whey, egg yolk, honey and water) to get healthier and shinier hair.

2. Helps In Hair Growth:

The other milk protein, casein, is rich in glutamine, which is an essential amino acid. According to the Society of Investigative Dermatology, glutamine improves hair follicle growth and therefore casein is essential for the growth of hair.

Straightening Hair Using Milk:

There is a recipe to make a milk hair-straightening solution! Read to know!

You Will Need:

  • 1/3rd cup of milk
  • A spray bottle
  • A comb (preferably wide-toothed comb)
  • Banana, strawberry or honey (optional)

Procedure:

  • Fill a spray bottle with milk. Coconut milk is possibly the best hair straightener (2). Although you can use any type of milk, the thick extra creamy milk will deliver better results. You can even consider using milk powder for the hair mask.
  • Spray the milk evenly on your damp hair. Remember that you need to condition all of your your tresses, so make sure you spray enough on the scalp as well as the hair tips.
  • Use a wide-toothed comb to untangle your hair. Do not let your hair curl up or get frizzy as it may trap milk, which will solidify and be a pain to remove later.
  • Keep massaging the scalp. You need to give the milk the time to soak into the hair, nourish it and straighten the strands. You can perform other chores like throw the clothes in for a wash, or shave your legs, or even do your nails, in the meanwhile.
  • Rinse your hair thoroughly, so that you do not smell of milk later!
  • Let the hair dry. If you have wavy hair, the milk mask will work like magic and straighten it. However, if you have curly mane, it will soften and condition your curls.

Warnings:

There are some cautions you should exercise before using milk to straighten your hair.

  • If you are lactose-intolerant, or have an allergy to milk, refrain from using milk to straighten your hair.
  • Comb the hair gently. Do not yank it, or you might end up damaging it.
  • The milk straightening technique might not work well on curls or perms.
  • Go ahead and try this home remedy to manage your mane menace better.

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Hair and Make Up Tips by Kareena Kapoor

Hair and Make Up Tips by Kareena Kapoor

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Note for Urdu Readers: Urdu main Kareena Kapoor Ki Beauty Tips Kay raaz is page k end per diaye gaye hain, page k akhir main ja kar kareena kapoor ki beauty tips kay secrets parhain.

We’d never have expected this, but Kareena Kapoor believes that less is more when it comes to festive hair and make up.

The gorgeous actress says, “The more simplethe look, the more beautiful it is.” In a candid tete-a-tete Bebo tells us how to look resplendent this Diwali.

NOURISH YOUR SCALP
With lots of hair treatments and heat styling, your hair tends to lose its shine and lustre. “I like to give myself a head massage with almond oil whenever I can,” says Kareena. A good oil massage can nourish the scalp and help your hair grow healthier.

PROTECT YOUR HAIR
In the weeks before Diwali, see that your hair is healthy and your tresses are maintained.”Saif loves my long hair, he will never let me cut it. So to maintain my length and avoid hairfall, I follow a no-fuss hair care regimen with Head & Shoulders Anti-Hairfall Shampoo and follow it up with the Conditioner.Plus, it prevents dandruff which is such a turn off between two partners,” Kareena says. Her mum and she have been using the product for over a decade and owe their great hair to it.

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BLOW DRY YOUR HAIR

Skip the elaborate updos and fancy braids. “Freshly blowdried hair is extremely beautiful, and you can do it yourself,” the actress explains. Moreover, a simple but well-done blow dry will not take away from your own beauty, but rather will enhance it.

KEEP SKINCARE SIMPLE
Avoid experimenting with too many skincare products, especially before Diwali, as they might cause an allergic reaction or breakout. “I’m not too fastidious about my skincare routine. I keep it simple by washing my face with warm water and using a basic moisturiser,” says Kareena.

“Drink loads of water to stay hydrated and keep your skin glowing naturally,” she advises.

HIGHLIGHT YOUR EYES
Indian women have gorgeous eyes; so make sure to draw attention to your peepers during the festive season with the right make up. “You don’t have to overdo it. Just outline your eyes with a generous amount of kohl,” Kareena says. The actress always carries a stick of Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in her handbag.

GLOSS YOUR LIPS
A hint of shimmer and shine is a must for the festive season. “As I usually prefer light or nude make up, gloss is the perfect way to glam up my look,” Kareena admits. She usually carries a lip gloss in her hand bag to retouch her pout between events and other commitments.

While Bebo keeps it understated and elegant during the festive season, there are times when she likes to doll up, and for that she choose her favourite designer Manish Malhotra.

So bring on the understated glamour with Kareena’s Diwali grooming tips, and you’ll be a hit at every party!

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Brown Hair Color Guide – Easy Way

Brown Hair Color Guide – Everything You Need To Know

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Are you planning to color your tresses? Are you worried that your experiment with hair color may turn into a disaster? Well, reading this post may help you evade a mane menace.

Coloring your hair is one of the easiest ways to revamp your look. So, do you love the brown color but are not sure if it will suit you or not? Would you like to know how to select that perfect hair hue that will help you win loads of compliments? Go ahead and check out this post!

Types Of Brown Color:
Many people opt for the color brown because of its rich and lustrous feel. Brown tends to make the hair look fuller and glossier. There are various shades of brown you can choose from – chocolate brown, chestnut, milk chocolate, golden brown, caramel, coffee brown and more. Talk to your stylist and decide on the color, depending on what suits your skin tone best. After choosing the base color, you can move on to selecting the tint for adding highlights and streaks to complete your new look.

  1. Light browns work well for medium, warm or cool skin tones. If you want blonde highlights, light browns are the perfect option.
  2. For a sun-kissed look, brown and golden is a fabulous combination. These colors suit warm skin tones.
  3. If you have an olive skin tone, chocolate brown is the color for you. It also complements those people who have a hazel eye color.
  4. Deeper skin tones should try dark chocolate brown with soft hints of golden. The ravishing color combination in your tresses will make you a style diva.
  5. If you have a cool skin tone of peach and milk ash brown is the color for you.
  6. Espresso is the perfect color for dark skin tones and dark eyes. It is avoidable for people who have a light skin tone as it will end up making you look pale.

Highlights And Streaks:

  1. Highlights and streaks for brown hair can be a little tricky since the intensity of the highlights depends on the richness of the brown color. Golden is a popular choice for highlighting and streaks as it complements brown best.
  2. If you are looking for a bold look, red highlights are a fantastic option too. Reds stand out and give you a sharp finish. Coloring the roots red is also very common. If you want to paint the town red in style, you know what to do.
  3. If you have light brown hair, sun-kissed golden streaks are your best choice. For medium brown hair, ombre is the way to get that crowning glory.

Brown Hair Care:

In general, taking care of colored hair requires more effort.

  1. Use color protecting shampoo and conditioner.
  2. Go for regular hair Continue reading

Premature White Hair Treatment & Tips

Premature White Hair Treatment & Tips

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What makes hair turn grey?

“Hair goes grey when the pigment granules, called melanin, stop forming in the hair shaft,” explains Philip Kingsley, a trichologist and founder of the Philip Kingsley trichology clinic.

The age at which you go grey is largely determined by your genes. “It can start at any time,” says Dr Kingsley, “including early teenage years.”

Although the age at which hair starts to go grey is mainly inherited, ethnicity can also play a part.

“Caucasians generally see the first white hair appearing from the early thirties,” says Dr Kingsley, “and 50% of the population have roughly 50% grey hair by the time they are 50 years old. Afro-Caribbeans start to go grey later, with the first white hairs usually appearing in the early 40s.”

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How to Black Hair Naturally at Home

How to Black Hair Naturally at Home

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Premature greying is a common problem in youngsters these days. Fight the premature greying with this home remedy.

Before applying Henna on hair, dye your hair from hair salon so they get an equal color. If you will apply Henna without dying hair, black and grey hair will capture a different shade of Henna which will look messy. When you have dyed your hair, apply henna the next day.

  • Fresh Henna 1 cup (don’t use commercially packed)
  • Thick tamarind paste 1 tbsp
  • Nawab katha 1 tbsp (available from paan shops. Grind it and make a paste with water)
  • Olive, coconut or mustard oil 1 tbsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Egg 1
  • Black seeds (Onion/Nigella seeds) 1 tsp
  • Cloves 4 (ground)

Mix it all in cold black tea and keep a side for two hours. Then apply on hair and leave it on for two hours after. Wash off without using any shampoo. When henna is completely washed of your hair, apply 1/4 tsp olive oil with 2 drops of lemon juice on roots of hair and message on scalps. Dry hair under sun or in natural air and brush hair from neck to up wards.

Next time do this application after five days. Likewise shampoo your hair one and apply henna on fifth day. Next time increase one day more. In this way do this application twice a month.

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Wonderful Benefits Of Aloe Vera Juice

35 Wonderful Benefits Of Aloe Vera Juice

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You must be familiar with ‘Aloe Vera’ – the cactus like plant with tiny thorns commonly found in our kitchen gardens. Many of us must have also used facial creams and shampoos enriched with Aloe juice. With so many benefits to offer, no wonder why Aloe Vera was considered the plant of “immortality” by the Egyptians.

But do you know why this short and cacti plant is known as the ‘miracle plant’? In this post, we will be discussing the various benefits of Aloe Vera juice.

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant specie that has thick fleshy stems with spiny leaves. The fleshy stem contains the Aloe juice which is being used for various purposes since the beginning of the first century as an excellent home remedy. The juice and the gel are used in numerous medicinal, cosmetic and heath treatments.

How to make aloe vera juice:

  1. Cut and open a few stems of the plant from the middle section. Choose the outer stems as they are the most mature of all and have the highest concentration of antioxidants.
  2. The liquid which oozes out is the fresh aloe gel.
  3. Squeeze out the entire gel from the stem and store in a bowl.
  4. Put the gel in a blender and add around 1 cup of water.
  5. Blend them to get pure Aloe Vera juice. Use the extracted juice within 3-4 days, otherwise the juice will lose the antioxidants.

Both the Aloe juice and gel are powerhouses of antioxidants, antibiotics, work as stimulator of cell growth and have scar and pain inhibitor properties. They are rich in the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Folic acid
  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E
  • Amino acids

Aloe Vera Juice Benefits:

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Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Health:

1. Aloe Vera is very useful for curing bowel problems due to its high anti-inflammatory properties.

2. Having Aloe juice for two weeks can help reduce inflammation in the body like rheumatism, inflammation of ears and eyes and arthritis.

3. Applying the gel externally can ease muscle and joint pains. But do not forget to use freshly prepared gel.

4. Having severe digestive problems? Drink Aloe Vera juice as it reduces symptoms of heart reflux and stabilizes the alkaline levels of the body. Due to its laxative properties, it is also good for constipation.

5. Aloe is great for maintaining the cholesterol level by reducing triglycerides. Include fresh Aloe juice in your daily diet to maintain your cholesterol level and increase the level of good cholesterol.

6. Want to lose weight naturally? By aiding the stabilization of metabolic rate, reducing lipid levels and helping burn fat, Aloe Vera juice is useful for weight loss.

7. Studies have shown that regular consumption of Aloe juice improves oral health and hygiene. It reduces gingivitis and plaque formation. It provides a laxative relief for cold sores and mouth ulcers.

8. Aloe Vera is good for diabetes patients because it helps to regulate the blood sugar levels when consumed regularly. However consult your doctor before you start consuming the aloe juice.

9. Mix 2 teaspoons of fresh Aloe Vera juice with 1 glass of water and drink it everyday early in the morning. This will help detoxify and cleanse your system. This also helps in treating ulcers and detoxifying the digestive system.

10. Applying fresh aloe gel directly to the gums reduces the pain and inflammation.

11. Create your own natural eye wash with Aloe Vera gel. Mix 2 teaspoons of aloe gel in a cup of water. You can also add a teaspoon of boric acid. Use this eye wash to reduce the reddening and irritation in the eyes.

12. Suffering from constant sinus problems? Now ditch your medicines and try the natural option. Aloe Vera is rich in magnesium lactate that works as an antihistamine which helps in reducing the problem of sinus and chest inflammation due to various allergies.

13. Fight away cancer with the regular intake of the aloe juice. It contains high level of anti-carcinogenic properties that hinder the growth of tumours.

14. Drinking aloe juice regularly replenishes the amino acid deficiency in your body. The high vitamin content in it boosts up your body’s immune system and self-defense mechanism.

15. Those who suffer regularly from cold, coughs, flu, stuffy nose, bronchitis and other respiratory disorders, Aloe Vera juice is the best natural solution.

Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Skin:

Aloe Vera is suitable for all skin types including highly sensitive skin. You must have seen and used various skin care products which contain the Aloe gel. It is the most common remedy for all skin problems.

16. The anti ageing property of Aloe keeps the skin supple and rejuvenated and also lightens blemishes.

17. It moisturizes the skin and gets rid of dead cells along with wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps in getting rid of stretch marks.

18. Men can use Aloe Vera gel as an after shave. It reduces the irritation and inflammation of the skin and heals the cuts due to shaving.

19. Suffering from acne for a long time? Then make Aloe Vera your friend as it is the best natural remedy for curing acne and pimples and also its scars. It has antimicrobial property that helps kill the bacteria causing acne and reduces the acne marks by lightening the skin.

20. All of us apply numerous sun blocks and creams to prevent harmful sun rays from damaging our skin. But the rays sometimes penetrate through them. Aloe Vera gel is highly beneficial for treating sun burns. It is an excellent cooling agent. Apply fresh gel on your skin everyday to get immediate results. It reduces the pain and the redness of the skin and forms a protective layer which reduces further damage.

21. It heals cuts and wounds, dermatitis and also insect bites when applied externally.

22. Aloe gel is hydrating and moisturizes the skin well. So it can be used in all weathers to prevent dry and patchy skin.

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Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Hair:

Excessive exposure to dust, sun and pollution makes your hair extremely dry, brittle and damaged. It strips your hair of all its natural oils and moisture causing split ends and dandruff. Aloe Vera is useful for all hair types, especially for dry and damaged hair. Regular use of Aloe Vera in your hair packs; make your tresses smooth, soft and damage-free.

Following are some of the benefits of aloe vera for your hair.

23. Promotes hair growth: Aloe Vera is rich in proteolitic enzymes which help to remove the dead skin which clogs the pores of the scalp, which hinders the growth of new hair follicles. Accumulation of excessive sebum on the scalp can lead to hair problems like partial baldness. So the Aloe gel removes the sebum making the scalp squeaky clean and promoting hair growth.

24. Maintain the pH balance: Aloe Vera has alkaline properties which help to maintain the pH level of the scalp and hair. This keeps the hair moisturised and helps the hair to retain natural moisture. This leads to further hair growth.

25. Reduces dandruff: Aloe Vera is widely used for curing dandruff since the ancient times. Due to its property of enzymatic breakdown of skin cells and anti fungal properties, it helps to reduce dandruff from the scalp. It also heals scalp diseases like psoriasis & seborrhoea.

26. Hair Conditioning: You can add 2 teaspoons of fresh Aloe gel into your favourite conditioner and use it daily. This would enhance the moisturizing properties of your conditioner as it deeply hydrates your hair giving you soft and smooth hair. You can also make these following hair packs for hair conditioning at home.

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