Conditioning your hair

Why use a conditioner?
For the hair to shine and look healthy, it is essential to follow a shampoo with a conditioner. A conditioner is not oily. It relaxes the cuticles of the hair; adds shine to them and gives a bounce to the hair follicles.
Even people with greasy hair need conditioning
People with greasy hair dread using conditioners because they think it will aggravate their problem of oiliness. But the fact is that even dull, oily hair needs conditioning for fullness. However mild conditioners suitable to oily hair conditions should be used.
Right way of applying the conditioner
After the shampoo is washed off & hair is soaking wet, squeeze out the excess water from the hair, take some conditioner in your palm considering the length of your hair. Conditioner too should be applied end upwards. Don’t put the conditioner on the scalp directly and leave the ends to fend for themselves. Remember always that ends have been dead a very long time. Treat them gently. Combing the conditioner through the hair is a good procedure to help even out its distribution. If hair is very dry, then reapply the conditioner, rinse off and blot the whole head dry with a towel.
Home made conditioners
At home, one can use the readily available and easy to use conditioners like beer, egg, aloe vera, lime juice, black tea etc. Each one of them can be used alone or mixed with one another to enrich their property.
* Beer is a good conditioner which prevents split ends. Aloe Vera, added to beer, helps to strengthen the hair roots and promotes hair growth.
* Egg yolk applied on the hair makes it stronger healthier and softer. Egg white is suitable for oily hair while the yellow yolk is meant for dry hair.
* Black tea and lemon juice enhance the color of the hair and helps it to set easily.
* Henna is also a good conditioner for oily hair.
* Another homemade conditioner for oily hair can be made by adding 1 tsp vinegar to 1 tsp lemon juice in a mug of water.


Some views on conditioner
There is much debate about what conditioners achieve-some people claim that they do nothing more than make the hair smell nice. In fact, what they do is they make your hair easier to brush and get rid of the problems of static electricity which give rise to fly-away hair. If your hair is extra curly, brittle or bleached then a conditioner is a must.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A rich hair-conditioner

Check out this simple recipe for a rich hair-conditioner:

 

Ingredients:
6 tbsp castor oil
4 tbsp lanolin
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp of any vegetable oil
1 cup water
3 tbsp glycerine
2 tsp of cider vinegar
2 tsp scrapings of Pears soap

 

Method:

Melt the oils and lanolin using the double-boiling method. Add water to the oils along with other ingredients, beating rapidly until it is mixed properly. Cool it and preserve it in a glass bottle.

 

Application: 

Apply 1 tbsp of this mixture to dry hair. Then drape a hot towel around it for 5 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This conditioner suits all types of hair.

If your hair is too greasy, then add 1 tsp of lime juice before using it and if your hair is very dry then beat in an egg before use.

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