(Guest Post) Diwali can mess up your hair. The air is choc-a-bloc with pollutants, your diet has gone out of the window and you are exposing your beautiful tresses to styling products and chemicals.
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None of this can be avoided, unless you decide to head out of the city, away from it all. However, for the rest of us, this fun season can turn into a hairy nightmare later.
Is there a hair care routine that you can follow to prevent too much damage to your hair? You bet there is. Here are some really simple hair protection tips that can be implemented very easily, before and after Diwali.
But first let’s understand what messes up your hair so much.
Too much sugar can make your hair dry and brittle.
The smoke and chemicals from firecrackers are terrible for your hair. Your hair gets dry and your scalp could erupt in boils and rashes.
#3 Excessive styling
Your hair doesn’t get much rest between styling and product treatments, leading to damage.
Alcohol interferes with blood supply, leading to dry hair.
Now let’s learn how to maintain healthy hair before and after Diwali:
#1 Eat properly
Don’t stop eating sweets, but include a lot of fruits and dry fruits in your diet well before the festival starts.
Drink alcohol, if you must, but makes sure you take in plenty of non-alcoholic fluids like water and natural juices.
#3 Oil your hair
Oiling your hair should be part of your regular healthy hair routine. Start at least a month before Diwali to prevent dryness. Shampoo your hair one hour later.
#4 Essential oils
There is a reason your grandma made you sit through the abhyang snaan. This ancient Diwali ritual truly nourishes and rejuvenates hair in the dry winters.
#5 Minimal styling products
Avoid gels or mousse. If you must, wash it off before sleeping or the next day. Check out these easy, minimal styling Indian hairstyles for saree and traditional wear to try this Diwali.
#6 No chemical treatments
Avoid any harsh chemical treatment before and during Diwali.
#7 Wash your hair frequently
Even though I’ve said minimal products, we both know what will happen. Make sure you wash your hair more frequently. Use Pantene Pro-V to nourish and follow up with a conditioner.
#8 Better to blow dry
Choose blow drying (on low heat) rather than ironing.
#9 Get your beauty sleep
All the late nights and binging will take a toll. Get enough sleep to prevent dry and dull hair.
#10 Pamper your hair
If you did get a lot of styling and treatment done, pamper your hair at the spa for some deep conditioning therapy. Any damage done during Diwali can be reversed.
Or you can try some of these homemade hair packs.
#11 Honey and milk pack
-Add 1 teaspoon honey to a glass of raw whole milk.
-Massage this into the hair and rinse after 20-30 minutes.
#12 Coconut cream pack
-Use the malai at the bottom of a tender coconut.
-Warm it for a few seconds in the microwave.
-Apply evenly to your scalp and wrap a warm cloth around your head.
-Rinse in an hour with a mild shampoo.
#13 Banana-Avocado Hair Pack
-Mash together one ripe banana and avocado.
-Add 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil and 1 teaspoon rose oil.
-Massage this into your hair.
-Wash off after an hour.
#14 Mayonnaise-Egg Hair Pack
-Make a smooth paste with 1 egg white and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.
-Apply this to your hair.
-In half an hour, rinse your hair thoroughly.
#15 Butter massage
-Take some butter into your hands and apply on hair.
– Cover with a shower cap.
-Wash off after an hour as usual.
Now that you know how to take care of hair during Diwali, you can be sure not to lose its shine and gloss.
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