Wednesday, 15 October 2014

My long hair... what I do?

All of you must have seen the advertisement where people had to wear sunglasses to avoid the shining hair of a girl... Pretty unrealistic no?

Some people really manage to have beautiful and shiny hair. And there is a long story of efforts that they put in. It is not an easy task and takes a lot of time and effort.

In this post, I will reveal what I do for my hair. First of all, I would give a brief introduction of my hair. I have waist-length brown hair. They are wavy and are super oily at the roots. I usually keep them tied in a pony tail to avoid damage (And save them to be flaunted after wedding... intelligent me :p)

I really love my hair in this picture. This picture was clicked last winters, more or less, my hair look the same now.

So, what I do to maintain my healthy hair? First of all, let me share, I do not use any hair-styling products on my hair. I keep them the way they are, wavy. That contributes a lot towards the texture of my hair. 

Here are the tips that I always follow-

1) ALWAYS towel dry my hair. I never use a blow dry to dry my hair as it can really damage the hair. When using a towel, do not rub very hard, just cover your hair with the towel. That's all.

2) Never comb wet hair. Wet hair are prone to breakage as the roots become weak. When the hair are half dry, half wet, first de-tangle them with your fingers and then with a wide tooth comb. Keep your hair on one side and start combing from the ends of the hair, slowly going upwards.

3) Avoid hair styling tools as much as you can. I know we all love well styled hair but the more we use these hair styling products, the more it damages them in the long run.

4) Always get your hair trimmed every 2 months. We all love to flaunt out tresses but who likes split ends? It takes away the charm from our beautiful tresses. So make it a point to chop of those unwanted, ugly looking ends regularly. It will make your hair more healthy and bouncy.

5) Always oil your hair before shampooing. I have super oily hair and thus, I have to wash them every alternate day. I oil my hair the night before shampoo and keep it overnight. I use coconut oil and castor oil. You can use any oil you prefer. 

6) Always cover your hair when you are out. I carry a stole with me always and cover my face and hair with I am under the sun. Sun damages the hair and can take the shine from your hair. So, always keep a stole/scarf in your bag. Also, make sure to clean the stole/scarf every week.

7) Make sure to tie your hair before you sleep. Tie them in a pony/braid so that they do not tangle. But make sure that the rubber band is not too tight.

8) Use silk pillow covers. Cotton pillow covers are harsh on your skin and hair. You can develop wrinkles because of sleeping on cotton and can take the shine from your hair. 

9) Drink atleast 2 litres of water to keep yourself well hydrated. You can also include fruits with high water content but if you can manage to drink water, there is nothing better. Make sure to complete you maximum quota of water by 6:30 p.m.

10) Use hair mask on a regular basis. A hair mask creates a layer on your hair and
thus prevents your hair from external damage. You can use homemade hair mask or buy the ones available in the market. For a DIY mask, mix egg, hung curd (I prefer hung curd as it does not drip. When I used normal curd, it used to drip, making it messy, and also caused rashes), 1 tsp of any conditioner, 1 tsp honey, 2 avocados and mix them well. Apply the mask for 2-3 hours and wash off. KEEP YOUR EYES TIGHTLY CLOSED WHEN YOU WASH OFF THE MASK. If the egg goes inside your eyes, it will cause itching and make the eyes red. The redness goes away in an hour but it is really uncomfortable.

11) Avoid junk and oily food as much as you can. The fact has been stressed on a lot of times. I do not think it needs any explanation. 

12) Lastly, avoid stress. We all struggle with our share of problems but nothing does more damage as stress. Just take your problems as a part of your life and deal with it with a smile. A strong attitude is all it takes to tackle any issue you might be facing.

So, these were the tips that I follow for my healthy hair. Hope these help you too. Do let me know if you have any more tips.

* Images have been taken from Google.


  1. Well true that..Very basic points and all of us tend to ignore…


    1. Yes Megha. We all spend our time in finding "modern" ways to achieve things and just forget the basics in that run :)

  2. I pretty much do all of the above. Except I never towel dry my hair but I just squeeze out the excess water from my hair with an old t-shirt. A towel causes much more frizzes and so I avoid it.

    1. That is also a great way Beepsa. Towel does not make hair dry unless you rub it on your hair. If you just cover your hair with it, it won't make your hair frizzy.

  3. I am ashamed of myself ow... I am so bad at managing my hair. I follow and do all wrong things and then spend fortune on hair products to maintain them...
    I dont tie them t night, Its ages now that I ave oiled them, I got my hair rebonded almost 2 year back but length of hair still have traces, I cant stop myself from combing when they are wet.. gosshh.. I need to be strict with myself. With this I had hairfall and then run round salons for SPA treatments and hairfall treatments. :(

    1. Aww.. it's never too late Shikha. I was really thinking if I should do this post because these are all basic tips, but then I thought maybe some girls would be doing it wrong and might need help. I am so glad I was of help.
      Please do not comb wet hair, it is the major reason of hair fall. Start following these tips and you will definitely see results. Trust me, I have never ever had a spa *touchwood*
      If you can find the brand "Aaranya" anywhere, do get it's spa-at-home hair pack. It is amazing. It makes hair shiny and controls the frizz.

  4. Woooaahh you have gorgeous hair and you do some real good for your hair!!

    1. Thank you Arzoo.. these are just simple basic tips that we all can follow. Saves money and time and the results are amazing.

  5. One cannot resist drooling on having a look at your shiny mane ;) Thanks a lot for sharing your DIY hair pack.
    I'd like to ask if the messiness caused the water in normal curd is the only reason why you advocate using hung curd?
    Do you think that water has any nutritional benefit for hair?
    I hope you restore clarity on this soon. Thanks for writing this informative post :)

    1. Hi Nidhalo,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment...

      Yes, the dripping of normal curd causes a lot of mess. It causes me itching wherever the water drips so I use hung curd. It is more manageable and not messy at all.

      I did notice change in my skin and hair after I started consuming more water. My hair were a bit dry before but they became healthier after i started having more water. I am not sure if that happened only because of water. Nevertheless, drinking 2 litres water a day is a must.

      Hope I was able to answer your queries. Do let me know if i can answer any further query.

      Stay healthy, stay beautiful!!

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