Hair care

Hair care tips for different hair types

Ever wanted that perfect mop of hair that’s impeccable in every way? The kind we see on movie stars and the red carpet? Hair that’s too good to be true. Yes, that! Well, we all crave it, don’t we? We gasp in delight at the gorgeous swaying locks and secretly wished they belonged to us. But the good news is now you can have all of that. No matter your hair type you can have flaunt-worthy anytime, any day.

So, here’s the thing. We’re all different and so is our hair. Why then, should our hair care regime be the same, right? That’s exactly why we’ve chalked out a whole list of amazing tips for every type of hair. All the dos and don’ts along with must-have products you need to include in your regime instantly.

Let’s get right to it, shall we?

Dry or coarse hair

What is dry or coarse hair?

Dry or coarse hair is typically rough and brittle hair that lacks moisture. This type of hair lacks natural oils and hence cannot retain its sheen. Also, dry hair lacks shine as it does not reflect light. Hence it looks dull. Dry or coarse hair can also get easily knotted leading to hair breakage. Sometimes, dry hair is also accompanied by an itchy scalp or dandruff.

Simple remedies to combat dry or coarse hair

  • Avoid hair dryers. The heat can strip your hair of moisture leaving it even more vulnerable than ever. Instead, wrap your hair in a soft towel post your hair wash and let it dry naturally.
  • Don’t wash your hair often. While shampoo cleans the scalp of dust and grime, it also strips away sebum, the natural oil that moisturizes hair, hence don’t overdo the hair washing.
  • Condition your hair post a hair wash to keep your hair well-moisturized and nourished. Conditioners also coat the hair and protect it from damage.
  • Use a hair serum. Serums reflect light hence this will not only keep your hair looking shiny and healthy but will also reduce tangles.
  • Skip alcohol-based products as these will dry out your hair even more.
  • Trim your hair at regular intervals as split ends can make look drier than it is.
  • Always choose the right shampoo. If you have dry hair, opt for a shampoo that specifically targets the problem. We highly recommend Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Advanced Repairing Shampoo.

Thin and fine hair

What is thin or fine hair?

Two aspects define hair texture and thickness. One is the density, that is the thickness of each hair strand or the lack of it. Therefore, fine hair will be smaller in diameter. The second is the number of hair strands growing from each hair shaft. The thin hair type will have a lesser number of hair growing from its follicles irrespective of the density. Thin or fine hair lacks volume and tends to look flat and limp.

Simple remedies to combat thin or fine hair

  • Try back-combing. This will boost the volume of your hair and make it look fuller and bouncier.
  • Do not over-condition. Conditioners can weigh down hair, so ensure that you apply it only to the ends and not the crown area.
  • Another way to add volume to your hair is by using curlers. These soft, gorgeous curls will make your hair appear fuller than ever.
  • Do not comb your hair when wet. This is when is it most vulnerable and prone to damage. Combing while wet may cause more breakage, making hair look even sparser.
  • A good oil massage works wonders. Not only does oiling keep hair hydrated, but it also promotes hair growth and nourishes the scalp. Try the Indulekha Bringha Oil for the best results.
  • Once you’re done oiling, follow it up with a hair wash. Always use a shampoo that is gentle and mild, and one that tackles your hair problem. We’d definitely suggest Dove Hairfall Rescue Shampoo for a fabulous hair transformation.

Frizzy hair

What is frizzy hair?

Frizzy hair are strands that stand out or curl up randomly giving your hair a messy appearance and a frizzy texture. That’s because exposure to the environment, UV rays, chemical treatments, dryers and a whole bunch of such procedures can rob your hair of its natural moisture. This causes dryness which in turn causes curled, wiry hair. Such texture can be difficult to manage and no amount of combing can tame it down.

Simple remedies to combat frizzy hair

  • Ensure that you get your hair cut at regular intervals. Split ends can travel all the way up and make the hair appear frizzy.
  • Tame those stubborn flyaways with a mascara brush. Just apply a bit of serum on it and fix that frizz instantly.
  • Don’t forget to treat yourself to an oil massage. Oiling will not only keep your hair healthy but it will also coat your hair shaft with a protective layer thus taming the frizz. Indulge in Parachute Advansed Onion Hair Growth Oil and see the difference.
  • Avoid washing your hair with hot water. This strips hair of moisture making it drier and frizzier.
  • Use a shampoo that is mild, gentle and free of toxins. Preferably one that will maintain the pH balance of your hair and control the frizz. Give your hair a boost with Wow Skin Science Red Onion Black Seed Oil Shampoo.
  • Use a plush microfiber towel to dry your hair. Cotton towels cause friction and breakage leading to frizz and dryness.
  • Pamper your hair with a deep conditioning mask to nourish it inside out and protect it from factors like heat damage and split ends.

Coloured hair

What is coloured hair?

Coloured hair is chemically treated hair either used to cover greys or change the colour of the hair to look fashionable and stylish. But the process of colouring hair invariably strips the natural oil and moisture causing innumerable hair problems. This is why it needs extra care to keep maintain the colour and hair health too.

Simple remedies to care for coloured hair

  • Don’t wash your hair too often as this will cause the colour to fade.
  • Use a colour protectant shampoo. This will not only maintain the pH balance of your hair but will also maintain the vibrancy of the colour and keep it healthy and nourished. Our top two favourites are L’Oreal Paris Color Protect Shampoo and Revlon Outrageous Color Protection Shampoo.
  • Don’t forget to condition your hair. Conditioners act as a protective barrier on hair strands thus keeping them glossy and healthy. You can also try nourishing home remedies like applying mashed bananas, curd or coconut milk.
  • Apart from conditioners, you must also use leave-in conditioners. Coloured hair needs a lot more care and leave-in conditioners are enriched with silicones that protect from damage.
  • Minimize the use of heating tools like straighteners, curlers and hair dryers and this will cause your hair to lose moisture and make it even drier.
  • Don’t forget to use a hair mask. Use it an hour before you shampoo to moisturize and repair hair. You can opt for a homemade Banana-Milk mask. Mash a ripe banana in half a cup of milk and leave it on for half an hour. Wash with a colour protectant shampoo.

Grey hair

What is grey hair?

Our hair follicles contain Melanin, pigment cells that gives our hair and skin its colour. As you mature in age, the cell rejuvenation reduces and without this pigment, new hair strands grow out lighter. They take various shades of grey, silver, and finally white. Many times, stress and a hectic lifestyle too contribute to greying, often leading to premature greys. While many embrace their greys, some still prefer a dark shade of hair.

Simple remedies to combat greys

  • Stop smoking. Smoking is not only injurious to health but can also play havoc on hair. The Nicotine in the cigarette upsets the hormonal balance, thus damaging hair follicles and disturbing hair growth.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun. The sun emits harmful rays which can damage hair. Wear a scarf or a hat when you step out.
  • Find the right hair colour. This is one of the best ways to cover greys. Opt for one that nourishes and protects hair. Preferably an ammonia-free hair colour that is gentle on the hair. We simply love L’Oreal Paris Casting Crème Gloss and Godrej Expert Rich Creme Hair Colour.
  • Load up on the vitamins. Ensure you get your daily dose of Vitamin E, C and D, and Iron and Zinc. Cut down on refined and processed food as this accelerates greying.
  • Try not to get stressed. Although it may seem like an impossible task, breathing exercises and meditation might help battle stress. Stress and anxiety can also cause greying.

Dandruff

What is dandruff?

Just like any other part of our body, skin cells on the scalp renew themselves, appearing on the scalp while pushing the old ones to the surface. This process, known as flaking, is accelerated and they appear as dandruff. This means that more dead skin is shed hence the white flakes are more noticeable. Dandruff causes itchiness, hair loss and pimples.

Simple remedies to combat dandruff

  • Indulge in an oil massage. Oil will keep your hair from drying and hence reduce dandruff. A well-nourished scalp is the first step when it comes to preventing dandruff. The age-old Coconut Oil works wonderfully.
  • Shampoo often because this will reduce the oil on your scalp and thus prevent dandruff. But remember, do not over-wash.
  • Get a shampoo that works. When you have dandruff, an ordinary shampoo won’t do. What you need is a shampoo to target the specific problem. Hence, always opt for anti-dandruff shampoos like Head and Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo or Dove Anti-Dandruff Solutions Dandruff Care Shampoo.
  • Always maintain good hygiene. Wash your hair, combs and brushes and pillow covers regularly.
  • Massage your scalp with one tablespoon of Lemon Juice. The acids in the lemon will help reduce the fungus that causes dandruff.
  • Bring about a change in your diet. Avoid high carbs and sugar as these cause the skin to produce more oil which then leads to dandruff.

So, whatever your hair type, we’ve got you covered. Remember, changing your hair begins by changing the hair care regime and then following it regularly. Follow our easy tips and try the recommended product and we guarantee you’ll see a change. So let your hair down in style and kiss your hair woes goodbyes. Because good hair days are here to say!

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