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Get hair cleansing right

fashion-and-trends Updated: May 04, 2011 00:40 IST

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In hot and humid weather, wash oily hair three or four times a week.

1 Shampoo selection: Select a mild herbal shampoo according to your hair type. Use less shampoo and rinse hair well with water

2 Once a week ritual: Add a handful each of dry reetha, amla and shikakai to one litre of water and soak overnight. The next day, simmer over a low fire till water reduces to half. Cool and strain. Keep it in the fridge. The liquid is enough for four hair washes

3 Egg for nourishment: Egg white has a powerful cleansing action. For oily hair, apply the white of an egg half an hour before
shampooing

4 For summers: In hot and humid weather, wash oily hair three or four times a week. Dry hair may be washed two or three times a week. In humid weather, add the juice of a lemon and half a cup of rose water to a mug of water and use it as a last rinse after shampoo

5 Moisturise them: After washing the hair, do not rub it with a towel. Allow the towel to soak up moisture and wrap it around the head for a few minutes. After washing, comb out tangles, starting from the ends and going upwards.

HTC (With inputs from Shahnaz Husain, Beauty expert)