Huh…getting on quora is such a time pass or a time waste, whatever!
So, how was your weekend, folks? Mine was a bit hectic with Ugadi, the new year of the Telugus 🙂 It was the first time I made the Ugadi pacchadi. It is said that the taste of your pacchadi determines how your next year is going to go! Mine was sour, all other tastes were in balance apart from sweet and I am a bit shorthand with sweet.
Ugadi Pacchadi or sauce, you can say, is basically a combination of various tastes – sweet in form of jaggery and banana, sour in form of raw mango (kairi) and tamarind (imli), bitter in form of neem flowers, salty as in salt, spice of red chilli powder and black pepper. These are what I added. It varies from person to person. Basically, the sauce is made of six tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, salt and spice – reflecting the varied phases of life.
Anyways, enough of the talking. So, did you guys get time to finish your weekend hair routines? Hopefully, your hair is now doing a lot better than what it had been when you started the event. And, yes, expect a mail from me tomorrow and we have a new contest coming up as well 🙂
So, let me start with this simple query I got from one of the readers.
How to take care of dry and rough hair? Let me add the colored hair, chemically treated hair, frizzy hair and damaged hair to the list!
Well, the entire #OneMonthtoHealthyHair event was about taking care of unruly hair so let me just put down some of my points which I might have missed out during the past three weeks.
Hair Cut is the first step
Well, that was the second activity which I mentioned as part of the #OneMonthtoHealthyHair Event. You have to get rid of the damage before you really start on making your hair healthy because damage has a bad way of making your healthy hair also look bad.
When you cut your hair, you are basically starting over with a new phase of hair and getting rid of all the splits and frizz and damage and even old colored hair. It is better to get rid of the entire damage at once rather than going in phases about it.
Get the Right products
Try to change your products and shift to more natural and sls-free versions or the professional ranges. They are made of hair-friendly ingredients which actually help your hair instead of just cleaning it.
Hot Oil Treatments
This is my go to hair treatment whenever I feel it needs some TLC. A warm oil and a good massage, nothing beats it. And, add up some castor oil and some essential oils and you have the perfect recipe for hair growth and taking care of dry and rough hair.
Btw, work out your hair wash schedules so you can also work out when you will be doing the hot oil treatment in the entire week. Though, thrice a week sounds extremely tempting, it is really not possible to spend that much time on your hair if you are a working professional or a student. Even the work from homes and at home ladies would find it difficult to devote that much time for the hair among all the chaos.
Regular Deep Conditioning and Hair Spas
This is what I have been talking when I write about the weekend hair routines including after-wash hair routines. The last weekend I had actually elaborated on what all options are available for a deep conditioning at-home treatment for the hair on the weekends and you do have plethora of options to choose from.
Another thing I would like to add here is that once a month hair spa at parlor is also a good idea for pampering yourself and making your hair feel loved. These days there are quite a lot of organic hair treatments also available in the salons if you are interested in going the organic route.
For Colored Hair
Follow what your hair stylist advise and go for gloss treatments once a month to keep the color vibrant and make it long-lasting than the average 6 months. And, weekly deep conditioning treatments also keep your hair healthy in the long run.
Regular Hair Cuts
Yes, going for regular hair cuts is one of the easiest way to keep your hair in order. If you are not prone to unsightly split ends, you can schedule your cuts once in 3 months. Otherwise, you can go for a hair cut once in two months.
Following the above guidelines at least once a week will definitely ensure in taking care of your dry and rough hair. And, gradually, your hair will become manageable and soft in the longer run. The results are visible from the first week itself.
Earlier Posts from #OneMonthtoHealthyHair event:
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 1 – Hot Oil Treatment
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity of the Week – 1
#OneMonthofHealthyHair – Activity 2 – Get a Hair Cut!
#OneMonthofHealthyHair – Activity 3 – Go for a Hair Wash!
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 4 – Essential Oils for Hair Care!
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 5 – Weekend Hair Care Routine – I
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity of the Week – 2
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 6 – How to take care of your Scalp?
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 7 – Dry Shampoo for Clean Scalp!
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Supplements for hair growth?
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 8 – Weekend Hair Care Routine – II
OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Why is your hair not growing?
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Hair Care Secrets and Two Weeks Feedback!
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 9 – Scalp Massage with Rosemary Oil
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Thinning Hair or Hair Fall Causes
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 10 – Weekend Hair Care Routine – III