How I Take Care Of My Limp & Straight Hair
I’ll start this post with a short story about my hair. I had really long and thick but straight hair till mid 2009 and then I had a fracture and the shock to body manifested in the form of hair loss. I lost almost half my hair then so I got rid of the length too. I moved to Jaipur in 2011 after marriage and the water here didn’t suit my hair and I ended up with even thinner hair 🙁 After that my hair became more oily. I guess it is easier to ‘oil’ thin hair.
Now my hair doesn’t grow very fast but still I’m trying to grow them by limiting my haircuts to twice a year. Here is a picture from 2009 when I had lovely hair (but dull, sad eyes :P)
Now I cannot go back to the hair-glory but I try to take some care of my hair so that I can at least maintain what I have. I have really straight and fine hair. The texture of the strands is good. My hair is oily and so is the scalp. I like straight hair but I want more life in them. Here isÂ How I Take Care Of My Limp and Straight Hair-
Well, I do not oil my hair a lot now. Sometimes once a week and other times just once a month. Oiling does not make any difference to my hair. I have used coconut oil for the longest time and liked that as well.
I used Dove hair oil for hair fall too and it was good. Now I have switched to pure sesame oil as I have heard that it keeps hair dark. Even though I like colors and highlights, I do not want my hair to lose its natural jet black color anytime soon.
I used to apply henna once a month till 3 years ago. Henna made my hair a little rough but it it also made them acquire a reddish tinge. I have no plans of using henna as of now.
Once I got my hair highlighted and thankfully it didn’t do anything bad to my hair. I actually liked the effect and am planning to get some highlights again some time. I used color protection shampoo by L’Oreal Professional to maintain the color and it worked fine.
I have been almostÂ loyal to Pantene Pro V hair fall control shampoo since last 10 years or so. This shampoo does not weigh my hair down and also prevents hair fall due to breakage.
I have used some other shampoos as well and the one that I liked the most was Syoss. It gave volume to my hair without making it look like hay. I wish that Syoss comes to India. I also like Nivea shampoo for oily hair but that too is not available in India 🙁
Volumizing shampoos make my hair rough so I stay away from them now.
I have used a variety of conditioners and my favourite is The Body Shop Rainforest balance conditioner for oily hair. It is amazing and can be applied on scalp as well. It makes my hair free-flowing and prevents oil for almost two days. Still, I use it once a week or once every fortnight. I do not need conditioners so I do not use them much.
I do not really need hair serums now but I keep Pantene Miracle Water with me. It is light and suitable for my hair type.
In humid weather, which is a rarity in Jaipur, I use a hair mask made of yogurt and baking soda. I takeÂ 5 tbsp of plain yogurt,Â 1 tbsp of baking soda andÂ 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix these and apply it on my scalp and a little on my hair. I keep it on for 30 minutes and then shampoo as usual. It cleanses oil from scalp and gives life to hair.
Another DIY which I regularly follow is to use lemon juice mixed with water for the last rinse after shampooing. This has similar effect as the TBS conditioner.
I hope you find the tips useful if you hair is similar to mine.
How do you take care of your hair?
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