Long hair shining with vitality is the dream of every girl, and it is usually believed that you need to have a lot of money to make your hair lustrous & shining. The good news is that you do not need expensive shampoos, conditioners and other hair products to make hair grow long and revitalize them. It is possible just by using natural recipes, which wouldn’t cost you a fortune.
Basic advice to get long and shiny hair is to eat healthy and balanced diet. No matter how many hair treatments you go for or how many hair packs you apply from outside, if your hair do not receive the required nutrition from inside it will not grow. A diet rich in fruits and veggies with less of oil and packaged food will always make your hair look much better.
Vitality Treatments for Hair
For Shine in Hair
Massage with hot coconut oil and cover with hot towel at night for half an hour. In the morning, wash your hair with any good shampoo and before the final rinse apply a cup full of lemon juice. This will make your hair smooth and shiny. Repeat this twice a week.
To Treat Hair Fall
Massage with bhringraj oil at night and wash it in the morning using Nizoral shampoo. Bhringraj oil is available in any Ayurveda shop. It is a very thick black, foul smelling oil but it will do wonders to your hair if used regularly.There is a modified form of this oil which is sold as bhringraj oil by Biotique, if you cannot bear the smell of original bhringraj you could use this one. Repeat this once in week.
To Treat Frizziness of Hair
To get rid of frizziness in hair, use a head pack with following contents. Mix 4 tbsp of methi powder, 3 tbsp of shikakai, 3 tbsp of hibiscus powder, 2 tbsp of need powder, 2 tbsp of bhringraj powder, 1 tbsp of henna, 2 tbsp of brahmi powder, 2 tbsp of amla powder in 2 cups of water and half cup of lemon juice.
Make it into a paste and keep it overnight. In the morning apply this head pack from roots of your hair to the tip. Keep it for one and half hour and wash it with plain water without shampoo. After drying your hair, apply coconut or bhringraj oil and braid your hair in plait and keep it overnight.Next morning, wash it with a good shampoo. Comb your hair when they are still half wet. Repeat this every 15 days, you will see a difference in your hair within 3 months. These powders are available at any Indian grocery store.
To Color Your Hair Deep Brown
If you have non-black hair naturally, you could experiment a lot with colors. But for pure black hair, natural coloring is not an option. Mix henna and coffee in proportion of 3 to 1 and add water to it. Keep it overnight and apply it in the morning. Keep the head pack for 3 hours and then wash it with water.After drying hair completely, apply oil and keep it overnight and then wash it the next day with shampoo. This will give a deep brown color to your hair, you could try changing the proportion of coffee to get more deeper color. Repeat this once in 2 months.
To Color Your Hair Burgundy
Cut beetroot in small pieces and boil it in water. Filter the water and add henna to it. Keep it overnight and apply it in the morning and follow the same procedure as given above. It will give a beautiful burgundy color to your hair. Repeat this once in 2 months.
To Treat Dandruff
Massage with gooseberry juice and almond oil and keep it overnight. Wash it in the morning with Nizoral shampoo. Repeat twice a week to see a huge reduction in dandruff.