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Benefits of Complete Hair-Care Ritual

Updated on June 6, 2016

Before going for a party or attending a marriage ceremony, most of us visit parlours for perfectly grooming ourselves, so that we can grab eyeballs with our dazzling beauty. After visiting the parlour, the most common services that we avail include a facial, pedicure, manicure and waxing. We do not always consider it important enough to get a beauty treatment for our hair as we think that applying a good branded shampoo will take care of all the hair-related problems. Unfortunately, our lack of knowledge makes our hair suffer the most. Only shampooing is not enough to get back your strong and lustrous hair, after the daily damage that it undergoes due to over-exposure to heat, light and dust. Various beauty treatments are provided by the luxury salons, to address the different hair-related issues separately.

Hair Requires Intense Nourishment

The biggest challenge for strong and bouncy hair is to maintain appropriate moisture levels- there has been a lot of confusion on how to hydrate and nourish dry and damaged hair. It is a misconception that oils and waxes act as essential hair moisturisers - oils replace the lost lipids in the hair and create a barrier in sealing the moisture within the hair strands. Hair can only be hydrated by using a water-based moisturising product, that should contain humectants, sealants and emollients. Humectant is a substance, which is used in several cosmetic products and has the ability to attract and hold water molecules to the upper layer of the skin, that is, stratum corneum. They are used in several cosmetic products, including shampoo, conditioner, frizz serum, lotions, creams, lip treatments, cleansers, after-sun lotion, and some soaps or body lotions. Humectant works best when it is combined with a sealant- natural sealants like shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax and carnauba wax etc., minimize the amount of water evaporation and subsequent dryness due to the presence of the humectant. Emollients are lubricating agents that contribute to the process of hair smoothening- these can be butters, polymers and hydrolized proteins derived from wheat, silk, milk, soya, vegetable, to name just a few.

Voluminising your hair

Thinning of hair has become a serious problem nowadays for both men and women- if your hair parting is becoming wider and you are experiencing patches of hair loss at different areas on your head, it is generally referred to as androgenetic alopecia. Medical issues that might be a reason for this unprecedented loss of hair can be anaemia, hormonal imbalances(especially in women who have menstrual disorders and suffer from Polycystic Ovarian syndrome),thyroid problems, among many other nutritional deficiencies arising from a lack of balanced diet. Biotin and zinc are the two minerals which play an essential role in hair growth- a significant percentage of biotin and zinc is found in edible items like banana, beans, cauliflower, peanuts, lentils, eggs, milk, chicken breast, cheddar cheese etc. There is no better option than drinking lots of water to keep yourself hydrated from inside as a decrease in the water level inside our body leads to many serious dermatological disorders. Massaging the scalp at regular intervals with a light-weight hair treatment oil stimulates blood flow into the hair follicles, which strengthens and nourishes the hair from its roots, giving it a bouncy look. There are also premium voluminising shampoos, conditioners, sprays, gels, lotions and mousses available in the market, which gently cleanse the hair, along with softening and detangling it. The anti-frizz therapy in these products gives your hair the much-needed shine and volume.

Avoid Premature Graying of Hair

Our racy lifestyle compels us to engage ourselves in some unhealthy food habits that leaves a deep impact on our hair. Addiction towards junk food leads to a decrease in the pigmenting capacity of melanin,with the increased deposition of AGEs, that is, Advanced Glycation Endproducts, resulting in premature graying of hair. Lack of vitamin C and E in our diet and building up of hydrogen peroxide in hair follicles further accelerates this process- the people belonging to the age-group of 15-28 are largely affected by it. Natural herbs are a great source of antioxidants and help in slowing down the graying process. A mixture of carrot extract, sesame oil and fenugreek seeds (commonly known as “Methi”) works as a miracle in this case.

There are numerous natural remedies, about which we are not even aware of. But the various luxury hair and beauty salons in India like Eyecatchers, are taking care of all these grave hair disorders and working upon it, by following international standards and putting to use nature’s therapeutic value. It is always not possible for us to prepare all these mixtures after collecting all natural herbs and apply it accordingly. But we can pamper ourselves by booking an appointment at any salon in Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune etc., so that our hair is also not deprived of the ritualistic parlour care, that we bestow on our face.

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