Hair care: Bring back that shine and lustre to your tresses with honey
Honey does not just suffice that sweet tooth or bloated tummy, but also works wonders for your hair.
In today’s fast pace, in order to be at the top of the ladder, we often tend to ignore our health and wellness. Pollution levels are only getting worse every year, especially in metropolitan cities.
Our hair needs moisture and the right nutrients in order to remain long, strong and shiny but the dryness and pollutants make it dull and weak, which causes severe hair loss and hair thinness. Pollution isn't the only cause of weak hair, we subject our hair to harsh procedures like rebonding, smoothening and colouring, which induce very strong chemicals into our hair. In fact, regular hair blowing and straightening damage our hair in many ways. Even shampoos are not suitable to regain those lustrous tresses back because most shampoos contain sulphate, which weakens the hair more.
Natural remedies are most apt for your hair as they infuse natural nutrients needed by the hair and also come with no side effects.
Honey does not just suffice that sweet tooth or bloated tummy, but also works wonders for your hair. Honey is an emollient, which basically means that it does not allow the moisture to fade away from your hair. Instead, it retains moisture to give that soft and a smooth texture to the hair whilst making it look shiny and healthy.
Honey Yoghurt Hair Mask: Yoghurt nourishes hair with a very essential nutrient that is protein, while honey gives your hair that shiny and soft texture. This works well for dry and dull hair and is believed to reduce hair loss.
Ingredients: 2 Tbsp honey, 4 Tbsp yoghurt
Method: Mix honey and yoghurt well, then use an applicator brush or your hands and massage it well on the scalp and make sure to cover every possible area, even the hair tips. Cover your hair with a towel and leave this mask on for about 30 minutes, then just simply rinse your hair properly. Let your hair air dry, avoid using blow dryers or any other heated hair styling tool.
Honey Egg Hair Mask: Egg is rich in proteins and vitamins that are essential for the hair. This is the reason why egg is regarded as one of the best hair masks, while honey helps in softening the hair and giving it shine.
Ingredients: 2 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil or olive oil, 3 Tbsp honey (preferably organic), 2 eggs
Method: Beat the eggs and the oil together, then slowly add honey and mix well. Keep your hair covered with a towel or a shower cap for about 60 minutes and then rinse your hair with any shampoo that will get rid of the egg smell or any excess oil from your hair, leaving you with extremely soft, shiny and strong tresses.