Dandruff Busting, Hair Hydrating DIY Hair Mask and Conditioner

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Winter can bring on many hair woes; for me it’s a flaky scalp and dry hair. Unfortunately, treating one of the two can lead to the worsening of the other condition. For this reason, I decided to delve a little into natural remedies for dry hair and dandruff. 

Through some research and lots of trial and error, I discovered two great DIY recipes. By using two easily available ingredients you can either make an effective pre-shampoo mask or post-wash conditioner to combat dandruff and dry hair.

 And the best part is that they literally take two minutes to make with ingredients that you already have in the kitchen!

What you need: Yogurt, Olive Oil, a mixing bowl, a mixing spoon and a measuring spoon and cup (not photographed).

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Recipe and Application

For Pre-Shampoo Hair Mask:

Mix in four tablespoons of yogurt with one tablespoon of olive oil. Keep beating this mixture until its consistency and color resembles that of mayonnaise. Apply onto to hair and scalp before shampooing, just like you apply hair oil or conditioner. Keep on for at least thirty minutes (the minimum amount of time it takes your hair/skin to absorb things) and then shampoo your hair. No need to apply conditioner. Follow with your usual styling routine.

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Just a note about this recipe. Because I have mild dandruff and dry hair, I use a mixture of four parts yogurt and one part olive oil. If your main woe is dandruff, change the recipe to five parts yogurt and one part olive oil. Alternatively, if you want to target dry hair, use three parts yogurt and one part olive oil. If you have very long or very short hair, just keep the ratios in mind and you can make more or less of the product.

For Conditioner:

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Mix in one cup of yogurt with one teaspoon of olive oil. Mix it good. Unlike the mask, the texture and color of this won’t really change. Just make sure the Olive Oil is blended evenly into the yogurt.

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Apply onto to your scalp and hair after you have shampooed your hair. Rinse thoroughly and dry/style your hair as you do usually, but skip any hair serum or leave-in conditioner because you won’t need it. This conditioner is suitable for all hair types, and no need to modify it for dry or oily hair.

Other Uses: You can also use the mask for your face and the conditioner on the body for even, moisturized skin. Also, although I won’t recommend it, the conditioner can make a nutritious in-shower snack. Y’know just in case hunger strikes while bathing icon wink Dandruff Busting, Hair Hydrating DIY Hair Mask and Conditioner

Why it works: All of us are familiar with Olive Oil’s moisturizing properties on skin and hair, but the oil also hydrates the scalp, and, thus gets rid of the flakes and itchiness. As for the yogurt, while the protein in it hydrates and strengthens the hair, the lactic acid cleanses the scalp with its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.


Hair Pack To Cure Dandruff and For Soft Hair: Do It Yourself


Step 1:Hair Pack To Cure Dandruff and For Soft Hair: Do It Yourself

Take a clean bowl, spoon, 1 big cup of curd (if its sour curd its better), mayonnaise and fresh aloe vera gel (if you can’t get fresh gel, then use the one which has no added chemical or color in it, I used Patanjali’s Aloe Vera Gel).

Curd Hair Pack To Cure Dandruff and For Soft Hair: Do It Yourself

Step 2:

Put the curd in the bowl, then add 2 big spoons full of mayonnaise in it and mix well.

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Step 3:

Add 2 spoon full of aloe vera gel and mix well.

Aloe Vera Hair Pack To Cure Dandruff and For Soft Hair: Do It Yourself

Step 4:

This step is optional, add vitamin E oil in the mixture. As I have oiled my hair before applying this mask, I have used the Vitamin E capsules that time itself. Mayonnaise itself is very rich in oil, so you can skip this step if you want.

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Step 4:

Now, divide your hair in 4 sections from front to back and side by side and apply this mixture in each section evenly. Cover your scalp with the mixture completely.

Step 5:

Wear shower cap or use plastic bag to cover your hair.  This will generate heat and will help the mask penetrate deeper.

Hair Pack Hair Pack To Cure Dandruff and For Soft Hair: Do It Yourself

Step 6:

Keep the mask on for 1 hour minimum, then wash your hair with cold water. This mask has mayonnaise in it, so do not use hot water for hair wash.  Moreover, hot water makes hair drier.

That’s all, after this mask your scalp will be cleaner and hair will be soft and moisturized. This hair mask is really easy and effective, do try it and let me know how you liked it.

PS:  If you have oily hair with dandruff, squeeze a lemon also in the mask, and then apply


Curry leaf

Most of us simply remove and throw the leaf from our food and not consume it. Well, you shouldn't be doing that! Wonder why? Read on...

- Chew a few leaves every day to lose weight

- Curry leaves are also known to improve eyesight and believed to prevent cataract.

- Curry leaves are also good for hair growth and colour. If you don't like its raw taste, you can buy the curry leaf powder widely available in the market and have it with dosa or hot rice. You can also make it at home. This will prevent pre mature greying of hair.

- Alternatively, you can also add a few curry leaves to your hair oil and boil it for a few minutes. Applying this hair tonic will keep your hair healthy.

These are just few of the many benefits that the curry leaves possesses. Include this in your daily diet for better health

Snow Roller

A Snow Roller is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which large snowballs are formed naturally as chunks of snow are blown along the ground by wind, picking up material along the way, in much the same way that the large snowballs used in snowmen are made.


Unlike snowballs made by people, snow rollers are typically cylindrical in shape, and are often hollow since the inner layers, which are the first layers to form, are weak and thin compared to the outer layers and can easily be blown away, leaving what looks like a doughnut or Swiss roll.[1] Snow rollers have been seen to grow as large as two feet in diameter.

The following conditions are needed for snow rollers to form:
The ground must be covered by a layer of ice to which snow will not stick.

The layer of ice must be covered by wet, loose snow with a temperature near the melting point of ice.

The wind must be strong enough to move the snow rollers, but not strong enough to blow them too fast.

Alternatively, gravity can move the snow rollers as when a snowball, such as those that will fall from a tree or cliff, lands on steep hill and begins to roll down the hill.

Because of this last condition, snow rollers are more common in hilly areas. However, the precise nature of the conditions required makes them a very rare phenomenon.

10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Warm Lemon

Friday, January 25, 2013

Water in the Morning Instead of getting a cup of coffee, why not replace it with a warm water lemon drink!? Below are the good factors to consider.

1. Boosts your immune system: Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.

2. Balances pH: Drink lemon water everyday and
you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one
of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

3. Helps with weight loss: Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.

4. Aids digestion: Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.

5. Is a diuretic: Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears skin: The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.

7. Freshens breath: Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this.

8. Relieves respiratory problems: Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and halt those pesky coughs. It’s thought to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies too.

9. Keeps you zen: Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.

10. Helps kick the coffee habit: After taking a glass of warm lemon water, most people suggests of less
craving for coffee in the morning.
Why it has to be warm water not cold? Cold water
likely provides a shock or stress factor to the body. It takes energy for your body to process cold water.
The recipe is really simple - a cup of warm water (not hot) and the juice from half of a lemon


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dragonflies -have six legs, but can't walk;
they have incredible vision, but are deaf;
Dragonflies bathe in flight by plunging into the water - to dry off they spin head over heels at 1,000 rpm while still in flight!

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