For: Greasy scalp
You’ll need: One cup orange juice, one cup yoghurt, one tablespoon (basil) tulsi powder or (gooseberry) amla powder.
For: Hair fall
You’ll need: One avocado, one tablespoon fenugreek (methi) powder, one tablespoon green tea, half cup lukewarm water.
1. You need to keep fenugreek seeds overnight in a little water, enough to soak them not drown them.
2. Grind the seeds to a fine paste the next morning and apply it to your hair.
3. Wash it out with a mild shampoo after 15 to 20 minutes.
Milk and honey mask
1. All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of honey with a cup of full fat milk.
2. Apply evenly on hair.
3. Wash off with a mild shampoo after 15 minutes.
For: Hair that is coloured and dry as straw
You’ll need: One banana, two cups papaya pulp, two tablespoons neem leaf powder, one cup lukewarm water, one cup beer.
For: Dandruff-prone scratchy scalp.
You’ll need: Two tablespoons gooseberry juice, one teaspoon lime juice, one cup yoghurt.
For Chemically treated hair
For: Hair that is damaged from chemical treatments
You’ll need: Two bananas, one egg yolk, 1 tsp olive oil and one teaspoon fresh lemon juice.
Banana and almond mask
1. Add a few drops of almond oil to one mashed ripe banana.
2. Mix it well and massage it thoroughly into hair.
3. Wash it off with a mild shampoo after 15 to 30 minutes.
For: Hair that is so dull it lacks life.
You’ll need: One cup coconut milk, half cup sweet lime, three tablespoons hibiscus powder, half a pint beer.
Natural juices: You can rub your scalp with either garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice. Leave it on overnight and wash it thoroughly in the morning.
Also always wash your hair in lukewarm water so that it is not too harsh on your scalp. Include soyabeans, broccoli, flaxseeds and radish in your daily diet.
Radish: Radish are supposed to be extremely good for hair, whether you eat them or apply the juice directly on your hair. In fact they seem good for skin and many other things. This link has more details.
Other Hygiene and Care Tips
Cleaning your brushes and combs: Hair brush and comb are a breeding ground for germs. Sterilise your hair combs and plastic accessories once in a while. Wash them with a bit of shampoo, dunk them in hot water that is infused with a few drops of antiseptic. This goes a lot away in preventing scalp infections.
Letting your hair down and breathe: Keep it free from clips, scrunchies, or rubber bands. This is important because the pressure around your head area needs to be released, so that it can regain its normal blood circulation.
Before sleeping it would be best to wash your hair if you have any hair product, like hair spray, on.
This will also save time in the morning. Dry and brush them at night to avoid knots. Braid them so that the oil reaches the shaft faster and they get that second day shine almost the next day. Sleep on satin pillows and clean bedsheets.