Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Heal Your Hair With Henna

http://topnews.ae/images/Henna-Benefits-hair.jpgHenna is one useful herbal remedy when it comes to hair problems. So make complete use of it instead of buying expensive chemical products. Read the lowdown to utilize the benefits of henna…

Benefits of Henna

  • Henna provides a protein treatment for the hair thereby making it stronger and thicker. Though it won’t make your hair grow faster, but it surely improves your hair quality and ensures your hair can grow long without snapping off too soon from damage, or falling out early. As for making hair ‘grow’ long, nothing external can do that, instead your hormones and genes. But henna surely makes it easier to retain length because henna coated hair is less prone to breakage.
  • Henna has an excellent conditioning affect as well provides thickness to the hair. The henna works more efficiently when the extract of some plants like amla (Indian gooseberry), reetha (Soap nuts), Shikakai (Acacia Concinna) etc. are mixed added to it. Henna can be used in any type of hair whether brunette or blond, whether straight or curly. However, the darker hair produce excellent result when henna is applied on it. When used as a conditioner, Henna imparts following benefits:
    • Prevents hair loss
    • Strengthens hair
    • Controls dandruff
    • Conditions hair
    • Tones and promotes healthy scalp
    • Removes excess oil from the scalp
    • Relieves headaches and scalp tension
  • Henna helps restore the natural acid-alkaline balance on your scalp and cleanses it of dirt without altering the natural balance unlike chemical-based products.
  • Henna is also antifungal therefore it is proven good for our scalp irritation as well as our imparting shine to the hair.

Henna hair packs you can make at home

 

  • For dandruff control – Take some fenugreek seeds (methi – about one tsp) and soak them overnight in water. Now grind them. Take some mustard oil and heat it with a few leaves of henna in it. After cooling the oil, strain it to get rid of coarse particles. Now add the ground methi paste in the oil and apply it on your scalp. Leave it for a good 30 minutes before washing your hair. Use weekly once for good results.
  • To stop hair fall – Use mustard oil mixed with henna leaves but add one tsp of lemon juice or fresh yoghurt to it instead of methi. Massage this oil on your scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash your hair.
  • To condition your hair -Soak henna powder overnight in freshly brewed black or green tea. Add a hint of essential oil or a beaten egg before you apply the mixture to your hair. Keep it for an hour before you wash it off. This will add volume to your locks, improve the texture and add shine to them.
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