To make our hair shiny, silky, long and dandruff-free, we often use many products that claim to address these concerns. But just like your skin, your hair also needs love and care and products that suit its type. As such, applying anything and everything can do more harm than good. Before we continue, let us share some information about your hair, which contains a protein called keratin — produced in the hair follicles, where new hair cells are formed. During this process, old cells are gradually expelled from the skin and new ones are generated. Based on this process, a single strand of hair grows at a rate of approximately 1 cm per month.
According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, there are 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles on each person’s scalp, and it is normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. Therefore, a few strands of hair in the hairstyle are not a cause for concern. But there are several factors that can increase hair loss, including side effects of medications, hormonal changes, an unhealthy diet, and even stress.
Said Rinky Kapoor, Dermatologist, The Esthetic Clinic indianexpress.com“You should be careful when using store-bought chemicals because, although they look promising, they may contain high doses of chemicals that can cause. Many products claim immediate relief from hair loss , but these results are only temporary, and yours hair loss it could get worse.” The expert added that one can opt for natural home remedies that contain natural ingredients and have minimal or no side effects.
That’s exactly what we have for you today – a tried and tested natural shampoo courtesy of Chef Meghna Kamdar that promises silky smooth hair.
“My grandmother had long silky hair hair and this is something she taught my mom and my mom would use this shampoo on my sister and my hair. For so many years, we applied this homemade natural shampoo instead of store-bought shampoo,” shared Chef Kamdar, adding that this shampoo is “much better, natural and without side effects; plus many benefits.”
* 100 g of reetha (Aritha/Soapnut)
*20 g shikakai pods
*20 g of dried amla (currants)
* 2 cups of water (after boiling it will become 1 cup)
*First, remove the seeds of reetha and shikakai.
*Then take 2 cups of water in a pan.
* Add amla, reetha and shikakai to the water and boil until the water becomes half.
*Let it cool.
*Squeeze the whole reetha pulp.
*Use a medium strainer (not a fine strainer) and strain the shampoo so that you get a pulpy thick shampoo mixture.
* Store in a bottle.
Chef Kamdar shared the following benefits:
*This is a 100% natural shampoo, so it won’t lather as much as chemical store-bought shampoos.
*It is recommended to apply hair oil before use. Some people may find that this shampoo makes their hair a little dry after use.
*Be careful when applying. If it gets into your eyes, it will give you a burning sensation.
Talking about the ingredients and their benefits, Kapoor said that reetha, popularly known as soap nut, is a Ayurvedic hair care ingredient. “Antifungal and antibacterial in nature, reetha acts as a gentle hair cleanser that can be used every day. It gives shampoos their lather-like texture,” he added, listing the following reasons why you should use- the:
*Makes hair shiny and shiny
* Helps control blacken of hair
*Stimulates better hair growth
*Get rid of dandruff
*Helps kill lice on the scalp
The dermatologist further said that shikakai (soap pod) is a popular traditional medicine used to control hair loss and promote long and healthy hair. “It is rich in antioxidants, saponin, vitamins A, C, D, F and K that provide hair with most of the basic elements for health it needs. It removes dirt, grime and excess oil from the scalp, but still maintains the natural pH and oil balance of the scalp,” she added.
As to amla, Kapoor said that this hair care ingredient provides thick, shiny and long hair. “It is a powerful Ayurvedic treatment, rich in vitamin A and C, tannins, amino acids, antioxidants and has no side effects. It also helps retain natural moisture, thus becoming a nourishing agent for the hair,” she told indianexpress .how. Also, amla can be applied directly on the hair and can even be consumed in our diet. “Eating amla regularly in your diet helps prevent premature graying of hair and also improves the life cycle of hair. It strengthens hair and adds natural health and shine to it,” concluded Kapoor.
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