Curd: Apply curd to keep your hair naturally smooth and silky. Before washing your hair, apply curd all over your hair and leave it for 30 minutes. Do not leave it for a long time as curd can make your hair fragile. You may also add honey with curd. Honey helps in making your hair shiny. If you have dandruff, add few drops of lemon juice.
Hot oil massage: Go for a hot oil massage at least once a week. This home remedy not only strengthens your hair but also makes it manageable. Hair straighteners burns your hair and makes it frizzy. Thus, apply oil before every wash. Hot oil massage can be done once a week. You can use coconut oil or almond oil for best results. Heat oil in a small container and then apply on your scalp with the fingertips. Massage for few minutes and then leave it overnight. Wash with cold water to get silky and smooth hair. Apply a conditioner after washing off your hair with shampoo.
Egg pack: Egg is a natural ingredient for a smooth, silky and shiny hair. The number of eggs you require depends on the length of your hair. First blend the eggs well and then apply it on your hair and let it stay for 20-30 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. If the smell of raw egg irritates you, then you can mix it with curd.
Vinegar: Straightened hair looks dull if it is not maintained and cared. Vinegar is a natural hair straightener and also makes it look glossy. After hair wash, add few drops of vinegar in a mug of water and pour it on your hair. Wash it off with clean water and find your straightened hair all the more smooth and shiny.
Tea: Tea is a very good conditioner and a colour agent. Boil some black tea leaves in water and pour it in a mug. You can use it as a natural conditioner. Apply it on your hair and let it stay for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off. It not only conditions and straightens your hair but also adds a slight burgundy tinge to it.
All the above mentioned homemade hair care remedies will aid you in maintaining your straightened hair. You do not have to visit the spa every month to bring back the soft touch and glow of your hair when you can try these tips at home.
Story first published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 9:43 [IST]