You ask us for a powerhouse when it comes to hair care, and we say olive oil. Keeping a bottle of olive oil handy not just in your kitchen, but your bathroom can help your tresses look thicker, stronger, longer and shinier. Yes, the rich, moisturizing oil can be used as a conditioner, a hot oil treatment, or as a finishing product. As one ages, the structure of the hair undergoes a slow change, thereby making it weaker and resulting in hair lo
Color is a great way to experiment with a new look, but some of us have trouble committing. Since no one wants to be stuck with a hair color they can’t stand, DIY non-permanent hair color is a great way to play around with hues without getting stuck. Best of all, you can do this in the comfort of your home and at fraction of the cost of a salon. Here are a few tips on how to make DIY non-permanent hair color work for your curls.
Summertime is almost here, but the living is not always easy. And, as a women of color, finding a warm-weather style solution can be somewhat of a challenge. Enter the magic bullet: protective styles, a quick solve for swimming, sweating, and all things summer. "I define protective styles as hairstyles that don't require much daily maintenance," explains celebrity hairstylist, Nikki Nelms, who works with Janelle Monáe, Zoë Kravitz, Solange, an
Good hair days makes me feel like I can take over the world! The Party is over!! The festive season can be very stressful for our hair – all those hair products, all those night outs! There are thousands of hair products on the market which lure you to sleek, shiny and preened look. But reality is different. Most of us switch from one product to another only to be left with more hair misery. Make a fresh start in the new year and try going
Is your hair dry, coarse, curly? And do you find it difficult to tame those unruly strands? Whatever the reason may be – washing too often, using harsh soap and heated styling tools, excessive chemical treatments, or genetic (blame your parents :-)) – dry hair basically lacks moisture.
If you look around, nature has so much to offer. Yes you can even highlight your hair to the glowing shades of gold or copper using common kitchen ingredients. The most popular DIY hair highlighters are lemon juice, baking soda, salt and staying in sun. But too much of any of them can be drying and/or damaging to your hair. If you want to lighten your hair but don’t want to damage them, use Chamomile
My love for beetroot is very recent. Despite it being highly nutritious, I’ve never really liked the taste of beetroot. But this cooked beetroot salad quickly changed my mind, and I now eat it twice a week — and that too wantingly. This salad is so simple and healthful, I thought I would share it with you. Best of all it takes mere minutes to make.
Homemade Hair Styling Gel: All Natural And So Easy Get ready to increase your fab factor… With just one ingredient you can create a 100% organic and natural hair styling gel. And it will give you everything you desire – hold, texture, control, body, style, shine, and wet look. That one ingredient is flax seed, one of my favorite, which you must have known by now, as I keep singing praises for this tiny but mighty seed. Flax seed is pac
Washing your hair every single day is actually doing more harm than good. When you shampoo your hair daily you strip your scalp and hair of its beautiful natural oils and nutrients. This can lead to breakage, dull looking hair, and overall, it will make your scalp dry and flaky. So try washing your hair every second or third day. Not only will this save you a lot of time, but skipping days in between shampooing will actually slow down oil prod
According to an age-old hair care tip ‘combing your hair several times will keep your hair healthy, Shiny, and abundant’. So what is the truth in this saying? I have seen my grandma comb her hair several times – I haven’t really counted the exact number, but it was for about 5 minutes or so – and then tie a neat plait or knot them into a bun. Even in late 80s her hair was long, fairly thick (for her age), with an equal mix of black and white
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