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Complete guide to beautiful hair

Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 27, 2013
First Published: 16:23 IST(27/1/2013) | Last Updated: 01:26 IST(28/1/2013)

You hair goes limp if you don’t shampoo everyday but grandma says that shampooing daily will spoil your hair. You really want to try that burgundy shade on your tresses but mom says you’re too young to go for colouring — We help you banish all these hair myths.


Colour and shampoo
According to Danish hair expert Carl Zachau, using the right shampoo for your specific hair type can never spoil your hair, and there’s really no ‘right age’ for colouring hair. “Also, it’s a misconception that frequent http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/7/frizz-free-hair.jpgcolouring ruins hair texture. It doesn’t if it’s done by a trained professional with good quality products. Maintenance is most important after colouring hair — use a colour protect shampoo and conditioner that will not only enhance your hair colour but also ensure that the it lasts longer,” says the UK-based educator.

How to boost hair growth
Whether regular trimming boosts hair growth or not remains a debatable topic,  the right diet definitely helps fortify the hair follicle — from which each strand is born — and the scalp that surrounds it. “Food rich in Vitamin D and proteins such as salmon can be helpful. Vegetarians could go for walnuts, the only type of nut that have a significant amount of omega 3 fatty acids. Sweet potatoes are also great source of  antioxidant beta carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A that boosts hair growth. Also a great source of protein and loaded with four key minerals, such as zinc, selenium, sulphur and iron, are eggs,” he adds.


Heart-shaped:  Create more width with bangs like singer Carrie Underwood. Side-swept bangs make your face appear shorter because they cover up a particularly large forehead.
Oval:  One of the most adaptable face cuts, with oval shaped face, irrespective of the hair length or cut, one looks best with layers near the cheekbones, lips or chin like Madhuri Dixit
Round:  Long hair is gorgeous on round faces because it lengthens the face. Gentle waves deflect the roundness of the face and enhances your look, like Rani Mukerji.
Square: Long hair adds to the beauty of a square face. Keep them open like Zarine Khan or go for long, wavy hairstyles.
Long: Create more width with bangs like singer Carrie Underwood. Side-swept bangs make your face appear shorter because they cover up a particularly large forehead

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