Blog 32: Soft & lustrous hair to steal the show during Puja – Quick home remedies
Posted on September 15 2017
If you have been taking care of your hair following our “Best tips for Pre-Puja Haircare” blog, you really need not to do much to get the locks that can steal the show with their unprecedented shine during Puja. However, the last minute special care always counts. The good thing is, by following the perfect hair care routine as suggested in the Best tips for Pre-Puja Haircare, your hair is already in its best health. So now making them simply fabulous to look & feel, is not difficult.
However, if you have not followed the blog & your hair is not in their best health, we cannot guarantee that you will get soft, lustrous locks to flaunt during puja, but still here are some tips that can help your hair to improve & look better within a week,
Tips for mending dry, damaged hair
Essential oil therapy
Applying a blend of essential oils to your hair before going to bed at night & washing it off with a mild cleanser in the morning can mend even the highly damaged hair within days. Blend 3 drops of lavender essential oil & 3 drops of chamomile essential oil in 2 teaspoon jojoba oil. Apply this oil mixture lavishly onto your scalp & hair. If your hair is long or has more volume you might need more of the oil blend.
After application, wrap your hair in a warm towel for 10 minutes & then leave on. Wash off in the morning with a mild hair cleanser, like the Shine & Silk Spa conditioning shampoo. If your hair is dull & damaged, you should take this treatment daily for the remaining days till Puja to see the change.
If you have been taking care of your hair all along, then you don’t really need this intense repairing treatment for damaged hair.
Puja special hair treatment for shine
If your hair is lacking shine follow any of the below mentioned treatments daily during Puja & enjoy the sheen in your locks,
- Dilute Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with plain water to prepare a 50% solution. You should have a mug of the mixture for onetime use. After washing your hair, rinse with the solution & let your hair get dry.
- Prepare a strong concoction of tea by boiling 3 spoons of tea leaves in 2 cups of water. Let it cool before you use. After washing your hair, rinse with the tea concoction & then let your hair dry.
- Squeeze the juice from two fresh lemons. Mix it with 1 mug of water & rinse your hair with it after washing with a mild shampoo.
If you miss to carry out any of these remedies & your hair looks dull when you are ready to go out, you can apply the Keratin Care Spa Conditioning Serum directly on your hairs to get a quick shine.
Puja special hair treatment for softness
Soft, silky hair can always make your ‘Pujor Saj’ even more special. To give your hair the ultimate silky, softness, use this pack on the day before you start pandal hopping.
Ingredients you will need
- 1 egg
- 1 spoon Aloe Vera juice
- Lemon juice – few drops
How to use
Mix the ingredients together in a clean glass bowl & apply onto your clean & dry hair. Leave on for an hour, covering your head with a shower cap. Wash off with a mild shampoo & let your hair get dry.
Home treatment for straight hair
If your hair is curly and you think that it gives you a messy look, straightening or smoothening it before puja is certainly the best option. However, if you do not have the scope of getting the treatment from a good parlor, it is best to try some home remedies instead of letting your local parlor aunty try her hands on your beloved locks.
Here is a simple tip to give your hair a more straight look. It will not certainly make your hair look the same as you would get with a sophisticated parlor procedure but it will straighten your hair to some extent depending on your hair type & how religiously & frequently you follow the process .
Ingredients you will need
- Fuller’s earth – 1 - 2 cups (depending on your hair length & volume)
- Olive oil – 2 spoons
- Rose water – As required
How to use
Soak the fuller’s earth in sufficient rose water till it is soft enough. Add the olive oil in it & mix well to make a smooth but thick paste. You should apply this pack onto your clean & wet hair in a single long stroke starting at the root, covering till the tip. Apply in excess, in layers & never let your hair get folded in anyway. Leave on for an hour or more till the pack is 90% dry. Do not fold or tie your hair in anyway in this span. Once the pack has hardened, wash off with plenty of water.
Let your hair dry naturally & then apply the Aromatic Spa Conditioning Hair Serum to complete the process. You should carry out this treatment repeatedly to make your hair comparatively straight without heat or chemicals.
Hair color tips for Puja
A tinge of color on your hair can really give you a different look & you should not miss the chance to look fresh & different during Puja. For a nice natural tinge of burgundy on your hair, use the Henna from our range. This formula not only includes 100% pure & natural henna leaves but also extracts of tea leaves, Aloe Vera & curd, that nourishes & conditions hair making it soft & lustrous. After you have used the henna before Puja, use the Color Retaining Shine & Silk Shampoo for the next days to make sure that the color stays long on your hair, without fading.
In case you do not have the time for getting henna, you can make a concoction of beetroot & rinse your washed hair with it to get a temporary color on your hair. The beetroot juice will give a nice, reddish, natural tinge of color to your mane & will also keep it conditioned. You should not use water on your hair after using the beetroot juice & keep in mind that the color will not stay once you have used water on your hair.