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Hair apparent: For luscious locks, just stick to the natural

From using olive oil to keep the hair luscious to mixing beetroot juice and coconut oil for black hair, experts say good hair is just a few smart tips away.

health and fitness Updated: Feb 16, 2015 17:44 IST
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Tired of problems like hair loss, dandruff, split ends and greying? Experts say that these troubles can be tackled the natural way.

About those in their 20s facing these issues, experts say, “At this age, the body undergoes lots of hormonal changes along with (sometimes stressful) landmark events happening in women’s lives, like marriage, pregnancy and job worries. All of these events occupy a great deal of time, which means the hair can go unattended. Not taking adequate care, combined with nutritional changes, can lead to havoc for hair,” says Kapil Dua, co-founder and chief hair transplant surgeon at a city-based dermatology clinic.

Taking to crash diets is also one reason for hairfall. Says Seema Saadikha, an expert in clinical nutrition, “Crash dieting causes nutritional deficiencies like magnesium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D3. People on diet should get their blood investigation done and consume proper nutritional supplements,” she says.

Experts suggest including oil in your beauty regime for luscious locks. Oiling the hair once a week a night before washing it off is a good idea, and using olive or pure coconut oil are conducive for healthy hair, say expert.

But you can’t battle dandruff if you don’t know its root cause! Sachin Dhawan, a dermatologist at a city hospital, explains what leads to dandruff. “Dandruff is caused by malessezia yeasts naturally growing on the scalp. It happens more on oily scalps and due to hard water. Dry allergic dandruff happens due to shampoo allergies and use of hot water. “Natural ways to treat dandruff include using apple cider vinegar mixed with water to wash off and using a mix of lemon and hung curd as a hair pack for 20 minutes,” he says.

Greying can be fought by applying a mix of coconut oil and beetroot juice regularly.

First Published: Feb 16, 2015 14:09 IST