Your hair needs to be properly cared not only from the inside, but also from the outside, i.e. to make it look and feel great with the help of external hair care treatments and cosmetics.

Mask for hairMasks are a proven means for bringing your weakened and damaged hair in a good condition. It often turns out that home-made masks for hair are more effective and safe, because they do not contain dyes and various harmful chemical additives. Therefore, don’t throw away a pack of soured milk or a week-old kefir from the refrigerator. There would be much more use if you put it on your hair and keep it for half an hour.

A mask mixed of castor, olive oil and dry hair shampoo will quickly bring your dry hair back to life. Take a tablespoon of these oils and a teaspoon of shampoo. Rub this mixture into the scalp and wrap it with a warm towel. Wash it off after 2 hours, using hair conditioner and shampoo.

In case of greasy hair the following mask almost works wonders. Mix  egg yolk, a few drops of castor oil and a teaspoon of vegetable oil and put the mixture on your hair for 20 minutes. Then wash it off with shampoo.

If you want to make a moisturizing mask, you’ll need fat sugarless yogurt and 2 tablespoons of avocado oil. Keep this mask for 30 minutes and wash your head with shampoo and conditioner afterwards.

People have greasy hair because of hypersensitivity of sebaceous glands to some hormones. This is a sad fact and you can’t change it. What’s make it even worse is that greasy hair often go hand in hand with hair loss. However, there are some hair care products and methods of treatment that can help to cope with the problem.

Tip 1: Relax your scalp

If the scalp produces too much grease, this happens because of congenital hypersensitivity of sebaceous glands to the hormone testosterone. This sensitivity is more pronounced during puberty. Cosmetics and other hair care treatments can’t significantly change this situation. However, you can prevent further irritation of sebaceous glands that can occur, for example, because of frequent brushing or because of a hot air dryer. It is also advisable not to use too hot water for hair washing and consider whether your shampoo really suits your hair and scalp well. Light massage produces a calming and relaxing effect. There are a lot of relaxing hair care treatments, which can be rubbed into the head-skin and left for some minutes before washing. They will help to relax your scalp and prevent dandruff.

Tip 2: Wash your hair daily, but do it correctly

Daily washing with a mild shampoo will not allow fat on your scalp to be distributed on your hair. It is best of all to use a shampoo for normal hair, as it contains active cleaning substances, which are rather soft and safe for everyday use. It will help you to keep your head always clean without damaging your hair and irritating the head-skin. Shampoos for oily hair contain stronger active detergents. Use these shampoos only in cases when your hair is very greasy, dirty and stuck.

Tip 3: Dry your hair in the fresh air

A haircut that requires no hair dryer or other hairstyling means of the kind would be ideal. First of all, it saves time; Second of all, it will help you to spare the scalp and ends of hair. Dry your hair in the fresh air. If drying takes too much time, you can use a cone hairdryer. Push your head forward, and pull your hair at the roots with your fingers while drying. This will give it some extra volume.

Tip 4: Apply shampoo only to the roots

Washing the roots of hair alone is a good solution for greasy and oily hair, especially if you have damaged hair ends. To do this you need a bottle with a spout-syringe. Mix one part of shampoo for greasy hair and four parts of warm water. Apply this mixture directly to the roots of hair with the use of the syringe. Foam it and then rinse immediately. Some foam that gets on your hair while rinsing is enough to make it clean in this particular case.

Tip 5: Don’t keep you hair flat

All hair styles that don’t make your hair lie flat on your head are good enough. They include light back combing or using some forming spray at the roots while keeping your head bent. If you want to use a hairdryer to add some fixity, always check whether the flow of hot air doesn’t affect the scalp and irritate sebaceous glands. A foam fixer is also recommended.

Nowadays more and more of us turn closer to nature: we start eating more natural food, we use cosmetics and treatments made of herbs and resort to natural ways to keep healthy. Our hair deserves a special attention in this respect.

Artificial shampoos, conditioners, rinses and dyes are often “blamed” for causing dandruff, irritation and excessive dryness of hair and head-skin. They often deprive the scalp of natural fats and proteins and can lead even to hair loss. But natural products don’t usually have such side effects. Herbal hair treatments are valued for their effectiveness, purity and safety.

In ancient times women used dyes and rinses made of herbs. They also used herbal creams and masks for skin care. And today more and more women, realizing the true value of gifts of nature, start using them intensively with a strong hope that they can bring back beauty, strength and health to their skin and hair.

As a result, herbs are widely used to make dull and slipping hair strong and shining, to dye gray thread of hair, saturate hair and make it look natural.

For example, rinsing your hair with chamomile tea will add a golden tint to it, while Chinese tea (Camelia sinensis) will make your hair darker.

Such dyes as walnut, indigo, and henna have been used by women since ancient times.

Shells of walnut dye your hair in a beautiful brown color. Indigo dyes hair in blue. The mixture of henna and indigo – the so-called “Persian color” ? was quite popular in the ancient East. Color saturation in this mixture depends on proportions in which these components are taken. For good results put it thoroughly on your hair and keep it for several hours.

Henna is a Persian name for a small bush. Paste made of well-milled henna leaves is considered to be one of the oldest cosmetics. In India and Egypt women widely used henna to paint their nails, as well as to adorn their arms and legs with complex patterns of reddish-orange color. And in our times henna is one of the most popular means to dye hair, beards and manes of horses. Cosmetologists often use henna to get a rich flame-red or fiery-copper colors and tints, or simply to revitalize hair color. Henna mixed with coffee dyes hair in a saturated brown color.

If you dye gray hair with henna, you will get a carrot-red color as a result, what really pleases many aging women. Henna also adds an auburn tint to brown hair. Henna is usually applied to the clean, just-washed hair when it’s still wet and is kept for about one hour.

There are a number of other effective herbal hair treatments that we’ll talk about next time. Keep up with this blog. And always remember that your hair is a crown on your head and it deserves the best.