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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

For Split Ends

  • Do not expose your hair to anything that results in dryness, like bleach, color, dye, perming lotion, hair spray and hair dryer. Also, regularly clean the hair.
  • Twice a week massage your hair for at least 10-15 minutes using warm coconut, olive or mustard oil. After this, steam your hair for 5-7 minutes. For this, dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the water and wrap around your head. This will ensure that the oil penetrates your hair and blood circulation in the roots improves, due to which the oil glands will secrete optimum levels of “sebum” or natural oils. Apart from this, wash your hair with amla (gooseberries) & shikakai. This will cure the dryness in the hair to a large extent. You may get an “ozone treatment” for your hair from a good beauty parlor.

  • As far as possible, do not go out with your hair open when a strong breeze is blowing. At least, tie a scarf when you have to. Use an umbrella while going out in the sun.

  • Do not rub towel vigorously or comb the hair immediately after washing, as these may also increase the problem of split ends. 
    Hair packs for split ends

  • Massage the root of the hair with a mixture of the yellow part of one egg, 2 tbsp. lemon juice and 1 tbsp. mustard or olive oil. Wash off after one hour. This will make the hair soft and lustrous.

  • Mix 1 ½ tsp. mustard oil, 1 ½ cup tea extract, 1 egg yellow and juice of lemon in henna (mehendi) powder. Wash off after one hour.

  • A nutritious diet is also a requirement for split ends. Use quite enough of the sources of vitamins A, B and D, proteins and calcium in your diet. Milk, curd, cheese, grains, Soya beans, fruits, green-salads and green leafy vegetables are excellent sources of these. Non-vegetarians can include meat, fish and eggs. Drink a lot or water.

  • Take a walk barefooted in the morning and evening. Take mild exercise as well.

  • Get split hair trimmed at regular intervals.

  • Brush your hair before going to bed. This will activate the oil-glands to produce oil.


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