Monday, 20 May 2013


Everything from pollution to hair dryers can wreak havoc on your hair. If you've noticed your hair becoming dull and brittle, head into your kitchen and try making some of these natural home remedies for dry hair.

Hot Oil Treatment 

Natural oils are some of the best home remedies for dry hair because they're excellent sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and other fatty acids. These vitamins and fatty acids help repair and protect hair from damaging factors. Warm up a small bowl of jojoba oil, olive oil, or almond oil and apply to your hair, concentrating on the most dried and damaged areas first. Finish by combing the warm oils from the scalp to the ends of your hair. Leave on for about 30 minutes and rinse out with a shampoo and style as usual.

Conditioning Hair Mask 

Eggs and dairy products are high in biotin and protein, which are two nutrients hair absolutely needs to be healthy and strong. Heat a couple of tablespoons of plain yogurt (avoid any flavored yogurts with added sugar) and mayonnaise until warm, then apply he mixture mid-length to your hair. Focus applying this conditioning mask to the ends of your hair. Leave on for about half an hour and rinse out with shampoo.

Overnight Treatment 

Coconut oil is a natural oil that penetrates hair easily and can leave hair feeling much softer after just one night. For an easy overnight treatment, apply coconut oil to dry hair. Start application about mid-length and finishing applying at the ends. If you have a dry scalp you can apply a small amount at the roots as well. Gently wrap hair up in a shower cap or other hair wrap and leave on overnight. Shampoo hair and style as usual the following morning.

Dry Hair Treatment Tips 

These home remedies for dry hair are quick, effective ways to smoothe and soften damaged hair, but they're not a substitute for regular conditioners. It's good to apply one of these hair masks or conditioning treatments only about once a week and rely on good hair care practices every day. One of the best dry hair tips you can keep in mind is to always condition hair. Using a deep moisturizing conditioner every time you shampoo your hair will help keep dry hair nourished in between repair treatments.

Sunday, 12 May 2013


Summer has already knocked our doors and it means business. You step out of the house and you can literally feel the heat burning your skin. Besides dehydrating the body, the extreme temperature can cause havoc on the skin and can cause tanning, pigmentation, early ageing etc.  The result is dull, tried and sallow looking skin with zero appeal.

Yes, one can always go to the salon but let’s be honest, who has the time? But the lack of time should not refrain you from talking care of your skin and that’s why today we share a list of 6 best homemade face packs which are easy to make but equally effective in beating the summer rage on the skin.  

Best Homemade Face Packs for Summer # 1: Mint pack 

This pack is one of the best summer packs to soothe your skin from the summer heat.


• Fresh mint

• Turmeric powder – a pinch

• Lukewarm water


1. Take some fresh mint and make a fine paste of it. Now add a pinch of turmeric powder and mix well.

2. Wash your face with lukewarm water and apply this fine paste all over the face.

3. Leave for 15 minutes and wash with cold water.

Best Homemade Face Packs for Summer # 2: Cleansing with milk

Regular cleansing is one of the most important steps to get glowing skin during summer.


• Piece of cotton

• Milk


Dip a piece of cotton wool in milk and wipe your face with it. It also cleans unseen dirt which can go down into your pores.

Best Homemade Face Packs for Summer # 3: Almond oil therapy

This therapy is a fine cleanser and it is very effective in protecting the delicate skin under the eyes.


• Piece of cotton

• Almond oil


Dip a piece of cotton wool in almond oil and wipe your face with it. It is an effective cleanser, for removing unseen dirt.

Best Homemade Face Packs for Summer # 4: Soya beans or lentil pack

Soya beans are rich in isoflavone and applying this pack will help to slow down the process of ageing of the skin.


• 50 grams soya beans or masoor dal

• Water

• Unboiled milk

• Almond oil


  1. Take fifty grams Soya beans (or masoor dal), soak it in water over-night.

  2. Grind it well next morning into as paste after removing the shells. 

  3. 3. Mix un boiled milk and almond oil in the paste and apply.

Best Homemade Face Packs for Summer # 5: Cucumber face pack

This pack will help to keep your skin hydrated and smooth during summers.


1 cucumber

1 tbsp. sugar


1. Peel a cucumber and mash it in a bowl.

2. Add 1 tbsp. of sugar into the mashed cucumber and mix well.

3. Place it in the refrigerator until cool.

4. Apply it to your face and leave it on for ten minutes. Use cold water to wash your face.

Best Homemade Face Packs for Summer # 6: Tomato pulp face pack

This homemade pack is best for oily skin. Besides that, this pack will also help to remove tan and polish the surface of the skin to give a healthy shine.


• Tomato pulp

• Drop of honey


1. Take tomato pulp and mix a drop of honey into it

2. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for few minutes, before rinsing it with cold water.

Sunday, 5 May 2013


Straight hair is known for its glossy and slick appearance, and as a result, it enhances the visual appeal of a person. Straight hair is popular with both men and women; however, not many people are blessed with naturally straight hair, and often turn to chemical treatments to get the desired result. The finished look and the immediate results of salon-treated hair are the main reasons why people opt for the straightening treatment.

Nonetheless, the harsh chemicals and the heated straightening irons, used over and over during the treatment, damage the hair significantly. Moreover, the cost and the extensive maintenance routine may act as a dampener for some.
 Home Remedies
There are some very effective tips, techniques and home remedies that help in controlling frizz and straightening the tresses naturally. Home remedies may not provide as impressive results as the salon treatment methods, but they score on cost effectiveness and are completely damage free. Some efficient home remedies for straight hair are as follows.

  • Splash milk on the hair using a spray bottle. Distribute the milk evenly through the hair using a comb. Rinse the hair after 30 minutes. Milk protein fortifies the hair shafts making them smooth and frizz free. This works well for people with curly hair.

  • Regular hot oil massage conditions the hair and removes frizz. Oil treatments make hair appear straight and glossy.

  • Apply warm olive or coconut oil on the hair and scalp. Cover the hair with a warm towel and allow it to soak in for 30 minutes. Wash the hair and comb hair whilst wet. Repeat the process at least thrice a week.

  • Castor oil is also helpful in straightening the hair.

  • Coconut milk contains nutrients that are believed to straighten the hair. Use coconut milk as a last rinse after every hair wash. Leave the milk on the hair for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse off.
  • Mix in the juice of one lemon into a cup of coconut milk and refrigerate the mixture for 15 to 30 minutes or until a creamy film is formed. Apply the mix on the hair for 30 minutes and rinse off.

  • Make a paste of one egg white, one cup of fuller’s earth, and five teaspoons of rice flour. Apply the mix on the hair and comb through. Leave the mask on the hair for one hour and wash off with a mild shampoo. Use this mask once a week for few months.

  • Make a paste of two mashed bananas and two tablespoons each of natural yoghurt, honey, and olive oil. Add in one egg white. Apply the mask to the hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes and wash off.
  • Mix half cup of warm oil (olive, coconut, and castor) with half cup of aloe vera gel. Mix in six drops of essential oil like rosemary and sandalwood. Massage the mixture into the hair and scalp and wash off after 1 to 2 hours.


  • Condition the hair properly after every wash. There are some great conditioners available that control the frizz and relax the hair.
  • Moisturize the hair with herbs. Some herbs such as chamomile, rose geranium, rose, lavender, cedar wood, calendula, burdock, and sandalwood soften the hair cuticle and straighten the hair. Make an herb infusion by boiling five teaspoons of above mentioned herbs in two cups of water. Mix in a tablespoon of vinegar and use the infusion on the hair in place of the conditioner. Do not wash out.
  • It is also important that you pay careful attention to the health of your hair. Therefore following a proper diet, drinking plenty of water and also protecting the hair from excessive sun exposure is important.
Home treatments give excellent results, if done regularly. These remedies relax the hair shaft and smooth curls and waves. The result is a straighter, healthier, and shinier mane without any extra cost or damage.