Chennai girls are known for their thick black lustrous hair. However, with increased pollution, unbearable humidity, and sun exposure, their hair tends to lose its health and shine. Dull hair can ruin a bride’s overall look which she crafts with so much dedication. Though, regular salon visits can restore hair’s health, but finding time for the same becomes an issue with today’s working brides-to-be. What is the solution then? Well, there are several ingredients available right at your home, which can work wonders on your locks. Not only are they cheap and chemical free but also often show better results than expensive spa treatments.
If you are also planning to tie the knot soon and are worried about lackluster locks, our below list of homemade hair packs will help your mane regain all its glory. You will be proud to showcase them in the snaps captured by your favorite wedding photographer.
Say no to frizz: Humidity results in frizzy hair. Tame them with a mask made from one mashed overripe banana and one tablespoon organic honey and lemon juice each. Make a smooth paste out of these and apply on your scalp and strands. Leave for an hour and wash off with a mild shampoo. The banana and honey will account for deep moisturization thus elimination frizz, while the lemon will enhance shine.
Protein mask for strengthening: If your hair is breaking every now and then, they need a good dose of protein power. Mix one or two egg yolk, depending on your hair length, with one tablespoon of olive oil. You can add one tablespoon of honey for extra moisturization. Let this mixture nourish your hair for an hour before you wash it off.
Hydrate with avocado: Lack of hydration renders hair dull and lifeless. Mash half an avocado with half cup of yogurt. You can add a few drops of essential oils in the mixture if you please. This mask will leave your hair with full of life.
Baking soda for oily hair: Maintaining an oily scalp is no doubt tough. Let’s fight against it. Mix half a cup of curd with one tablespoon each of baking soda and lemon juice. Allow the mixture to work its magic on your tresses for an hour. Shampoo well and watch how your hair becomes squeaky clean.
Mayonnaise for sun damage: We don’t need to tell you how harsh sun can be to your hair; especially in a city like Chennai which lies on the thermal equator. Hence, you always need to use a special hair sun guard, an umbrella or a hat and a scarf while going out. After all these precautions, your hair may still suffer from sun damage. Here mayonnaise can come to your rescue. Mix half a cup of this wonder ingredient with some organic honey and leave on your hair for an hour or two. You can cover your scalp with a shower cap to enhance its effect. Shampoo off to rediscover your healthy and bouncy locks.
Vinegar to remove build-up: Because of the prolonged usage of chemicals, like shampoo and other styling products, our hair tends to accumulate a significant amount of these compounds on the strands leaving them brittle and dull. Dilute half a cup of apple cider vinegar with a mug of water and use it as a last rinse after shampooing. Your hair will be free from much of sodium build-up and will shine like never before.
All these masks are packed with the goodness of natural ingredients and are bound to show their effectiveness if used regularly. Hence, try them as per your hair type and damage and see how your crowning glory sparkle on your wedding album, created by a professional Chennai photographer.