The story of my hair and couple of DIYs

Hey guys, I am Priya, an average Indian girl who loves to experiment with her hair. As a blessed teenager, I had long thick straight black hair but as any teenager, I really wanted chop my hair off and put some funky colours in them. I thought this is it; this is the only time I can experiment and be wild. So yes, I went from till waist hair to a bob cut. It was a surprise for everyone so I got yelled at by my Indian parents and my friends who used to adore my traditional hair. But my adventures did not stop there; it lit a fire in me.

Now I could anything, I had no fear. I got them coloured from generic red to ombre, to pink then back to red and so on. I had wild haircuts as well but in those fun hair moments, I forgot to take care of them and let them breathe. Although all of that was fun, the chemicals in the dyes and shampoos were not so good to me. Then the great hair depression began with hair falls and I stopped dying my hair and went back to natural shampoos. I went to survivalist mode where I checked the ingredients of the shampoos and conditioner. I started oiling my hair, used all organic products and hair scrubs.

Eventually the hair falls became exceedingly less and I got my healthy hair back. I do still experiment with my hair with organic dyes but I never forget to take care of them, happy endings do exist. So here are couple of DIYs that worked out for me:

Banana & Milk

Take one full banana and 100ml of milk and mix it together. Apply it your scalp and after 20 minutes rinse it our carefully with a gentle shampoo. It repairs damaged hair and gives you smooth and silky hair. It is great for dry hair and for dandruff as well.

Aloe Vera and lemon

I have an oily scalp and greasy hair. So what I do is mix Aloe Vera pulp and half a lemon in a bowl and apply it carefully to my scalp. I leave it there for 20 minutes and then rinse my hair. I do this once a week and it does wonders. It removes any oily build up and it also helps with dandruff.

Turmeric: The soul of Indian household

Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is warm and bitter in taste, and has a rich yellow colour. It is highly popular in Asia not only due to its use in the delicious Asian cuisines also because of its exceedingly Ayurvedic nature. Some of the benefits of turmeric are:

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

As per numerous studies, curcumin, a potent compound in turmeric, can reduce inflammation in the body. You can use it by adding it in your food as most Indian families already do. Turmeric tea and milk are one more way to use it. It will also enhance the flavours and spice up your food and drinks.
Due to its non-toxic nature, you can even apply it directly to your skin as it will give your skin a healthy glow.

Fights against aging and wrinkles

Turmeric contains curcuminoid shades that turn on the qualities that improve the body’s incorporation of cancer prevention agents. It also has natural antioxidants. This ensures the cells of the brain and skin from free radical harm, progresses concentration, and indeed moderates down the arrangement of fine lines and wrinkles.

Enhances Immunity

The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can offer assistance boost insusceptibility to an extraordinary degree. It was found that curcumin stops the enlistment of certain safe cells which, when overactive, can lead to afflictions like heart malady and obesity.

Remedies Acne and Stretch Marks

The antibacterial properties of turmeric aid in acne treatment and stretch marks. And its anti-inflammatory properties treat the inflammation caused by pimples. Turmeric can be used for oily skin as a face wash or a face pack. Use turmeric with curd or milk to apply on the hips or waist and then wash it off with water.

Exfoliating agent

It is an amazing exfoliating agent due to its antioxidant and antiseptic nature. You can prepare a turmeric scrub that helps exfoliate your skin. Using this scrub twice to thrice a week helps remove dead cells from the skin.

Prevents Hair Loss

Certain considers say the curcuminoids in turmeric can offer assistance avoid hair loss. There aren’t sufficient studies to prove this, though utilizing turmeric on your hair doesn’t have any destructive impacts. That’s with the turmeric benefits for a healthy mane.

* It’s important to use caution when deciding whether turmeric is something you need to try. As with any alternative therapy, speak with your doctor before you use turmeric to treat any health condition that you have.

Top five benefits of herbal tea

Herbal teas are all in rage these days. We hear about them and see them everywhere on daily basis. But what does a herbal tea means and what good is it for? Herbal Tea is not officially a tea, but is instead an infusion or blend of leaves, fruits, bark, roots, or flowers of almost any edible, non-tea plant. The most common herbal teas are chamomile tea, hibiscus tea, peppermint tea, yerba maté, and red rooibos tea. The top 5 benefits of herbal tea are:

Relieves Stress & Anxiety:

Herbal tea can calm the mind and relax the stress. Chamomile tea is most commonly known for its calming effects and is frequently used as a sleep aid.

Improves Digestion:

Herbal tea also acts as a digestive aid. They help to reduce and break down the body fats in your digestive tract.

Anti-inflammatory Properties:

Reducing inflammation can help everything from gastrointestinal distress and arthritis to headaches and haemorrhoids. Herbal teas like peppermint, ginger, turmeric and eucalyptus teas are great for inflammatory problems.

Boosts immune system:

Evidence has shown that Echinacea may help boost the immune system, which could help the body fight off viruses or infections. Hibiscus tea has antiviral properties, and test-tube studies have shown its extract to be highly effective against strains of the bird flu.

Anti-Aging:

Herbal green tea is a rich source of antioxidants that lowers the aging process and prevents cell damage due to pollution and free radicals.