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We all know besan, also known as gram flour, is good for our skin. But, do you know besan can do wonders to your hair too? Yeah, you heard it right. From the ancient times besan is being used to treat various skin problems and hair issues. Besan has too many healthy nutrients in it, which is proved to be beneficial for your hair. It makes your hair strong and healthy, and give your tresses a flawless look.Some of them include:
Hair growth
Prevents hair fall
Works as hair cleanser
Controls frizz
Fights hair dryness
Works as a natural conditioner
Prevents dandruff
Gives you shinny and long hair
Prevents split ends

With these amazing hair benefits of besan, you can have long, shiny hair. All you need to do is to regularly apply besan mask on your hair. There are various types of besan mask that you can use as per your hair type and problems.

1. Besan with curd hair mask

Besan mixed with curd is beneficial for your hair as this mixture boosts and rejuvenates the scalp, which results in hair growth. Curd contains antioxidants and beneficial bacteria that help prevent impurities and dirt from the scalp. If you often experience scratching and itching on the scalp, then you can add turmeric as well to the mixture. Did you know that besan and curd together act as a great substitute for shampoo and conditioner?

How to use:
Take some besan and mix it with small amount of curd.
Now, add turmeric in it and make a paste.
Apply the paste on your hair and leave it for 30 minutes.
After that wash your hair with lukewarm water.

2. Besan with olive oil hair mask

Olive oil is healthy for your hair and when it is mixed with besan, it gets even healthier. The mixture of besan and olive oil makes your hair long and strong.

How to use:
Take some besan and add some olive oil in it to make a thick paste.
Apply the paste on the roots of the hair and leave it for some time.
Before the hair turns extremely dry wash it off with lukewarm water.

3. Besan with almond powder hair mask

Besan and almond powder when mixed together gives you healthy, black and bouncy hair. It improves the texture of your hair, helps retain their natural colour, and gives volume to your hair. You can add vitamin E oil capsules in the mixture, if you are suffering from hair damage.

How to use:
Take some besan and almond powder and mix them together.
Now, add some lemon juice and honey to the mixture and make a paste of it.
Apply the mask on your hair and leave it for some time.
Wash it off with plain water.
Repeat this routine twice a week to see the results.

4. Besan with egg hair mask

If you are suffering from dull and dry hair, then this hair mask is perfect for you. Besan and egg together condition your hair and make them soft and silky. The mask is known to remove the dryness of your hair and makes them soft and glossy.

How to use:
Take some besan and add egg in it and whisk them together.
Now, add lemon and honey and mix them together to make a paste.
Apply the mixture on the scalp and wait for some time.
After that wash it off with lukewarm water.

5. Besan with mayonnaise hair mask

Mayonnaise is excellent for your hair and when combined with besan, it gives your hair the perfect therapy they want. This hair mask helps moisture your hair and make it frizz-free by deep conditioning them. This hair mask is also known to help in your hair growth.

How to use:
Take some besan and mix it with some mayonnaise.
Now, add honey in the mixture and make paste of it.
Apply the paste on your hair and leave it for some time.
After that rinse it off with plain water.

Millennials these days have a lot of fascination for experimenting with different kinds of hair colour as hair dyes automatically help you attain a brand new look. The days of going for 'soft browns' and 'reddish hues' are far behind us. Today, many go for colours that are vibrant and become the talking point of your entire look. But like everything else in life, colouring your hair too has two sides to it. You may love the new colour, or simply hate it! Or, you may arrive at the conclusion later that this shade just isn't right for you. Perhaps, it's a little too bold for your more-formal office culture. There could be a variety of reasons that make you regret the colour you are now stuck with for the next few months! But, are you? Stuck? Really? What if we gave you 3 solid ways, and all natural, which could help take the colour off easily?

How To Remove Hair Colour Naturally | Natural Remedy No. 1
One of the most popular remedies for removing strong hair colour is using lemon and baking soda together. This is a natural remedy and ingredients for this are always available on the kitchen shelf. Squeeze the lemon and mix it with the baking soda, then apply the mix on your hair. After keeping it for ten to fifteen minutes, you can see the colour dripping down as you wash the hair. Lemon not only helps remove the colour but also makes the hair grow stronger and healthier. On the other hand, baking soda makes the hair soft and silky. Shampooing is a must after washing off the hair and a conditioner is to be applied thereafter to make sure your hair does not become dry and frizzy.

How To Remove Hair Colour Naturally | Natural Remedy No. 2
Epsom salt and baking soda together are one the most effective mixtures that will help remove colour from your hair. You need to mix the Epsom salt in baking soda and apply it on your hair. Let it work for twenty minutes before washing it off with plain water. Follow it up with a shampoo and conditioner.

How To Remove Hair Colour Naturally | Natural Remedy No. 3
Here's another home remedy to make your hair colour milder. Using Vinegar is one such quick fix which works after the first 24 hours. The coloured hair needs to be coated in it first and then washed off after ten minutes. This method can be followed for a few days to make the colour fade off faster. It doesn't completely wash off the colour but fades it down several notches.

Here's wishing you happy hair days always!

Welcome to the time when freezing winds, dry air and chilled temperatures together leave no stone un-turned to make you 'feel the frizz' and your blankets do not let you head to the salon! Winter season is synonymous to the season of dryness and that's why winter hair care isn't that easy. The lack of humidity and the imbalance in temperature - cold outside and warm indoors - make our hair dry, frizzy and unmanageable. De-tangling dry hair is also very cumbersome and leads to hair fall, which further reduces the volume of your hair. Winters bring along a season of parties and it's not only difficult for our wallets and tight schedules to manage a salon visit every time before a party but also for our hair to bear the chemical products and acute heat. Moreover, equipment like dryers and straighteners add up dryness and make the hair condition even worse. But, fret not! Here are some wonderful winter hair care home remedies to get rid of frizz this winter at home.

These simple tips will help you fight back the harshness of winters and give you beautiful and manageable hair.
1. Use Lukewarm Water For Hair
Use moderately warm water for washing your hair, neither too hot nor too cold. This helps close the cuticles of your hair strands, sealing in the moisture. Closed cuticles prevent dirt to enter and also shield the scalp from pollution.

2. Avoid Hair Dryer
Don't use hair dryer to dry your hair. Intense heat from hair dryer soaks up the moisture from your hair cuticles, resulting in dry and dull hair. Frequent and prolonged usage of hair dryer may make your hair dry and frizzy too. Hence, avoid using artificial heat to dry your hair and let your hair dry naturally.

3. Banana And Avocado Mask
Make a paste of one ripe banana and two avocados. Apply this mask on your scalp for 20-30 minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo. This hair mask will give elasticity and moisture to your hair and help in smoothening the hair strands.

4. Rice, Milk And Honey Paste
Rice milk and honey paste is the most effective remedy of all times. All you have to do is to soak rice in water for about 15 minutes and then use that rice water to mix it with milk and honey to make a paste. Apply it on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse your hair with lukewarm water. It will add volume to your hair and will strengthen the roots.

5. Egg Yolk
Egg yolk is one of the best home remedies to manage your frizzy hair. All you have to do is to combine two yolks and apply it on your scalp and split ends for 20-30 minutes and wash them. This mask will give you shiny an moisturised hair.

6. Regular Oiling
Oiling your hair is an old yet an effective method to combat frizz during the cold months. Mix castor and coconut oil and massage it on your scalp. It soothes your scalp and increases blood circulation. Moreover, it is quite effective in curing dandruff, which is one of the causes of dryness.

Winter frizz is no longer a problem with these amazing natural and easy remedies.

Who doesn't like their hair to grow long and healthy? But its not as easy as it sounds. Genetics, unhealthy lifestyle, bad eating habits, hard water, and exposure to dust, pollution and chemicals are a few factors that are known to ruin the quality of our hair. We have all been guilty of spending thousands on buying hair products that barely did good. Luckily, our kitchen is a storehouse of natural remedies that work like a charm and cost almost nothing! Some of these ingredients, readily available across most home kitchens, not only make your hair healthy but also help them grow longer. One such ingredient is our very own staple vegetable, the humble potato. The juice of this versatile vegetable is a potent elixir for hair-growth.

What is it that potato juice has to offer to our hair and how does it help them grow longer? Let's find out.

Potato juice for hair growth

1. Potato juice is one of the most inexpensive and natural ways to stimulate hair growth. As compared to store-bought hair products, which may contain chemicals that can be harmful for hair in the longer run, using potato juice is a completely natural remedy that works for most people.

2. Potato juice consists of various essential vitamins that increase oxygen levels, which work to repair and restore collagen. Collagen is the protein found in the skin and other connective tissues. An improved collagen can then help better growth of hair.

3. A gentle massage with potato juice helps activate healthy scalp cells, which further encourage hair growth.

4. Excess oily hair can cause hair breakage. The high amount of starch present in potato juice can extract all the excess oil present in the scalp and follicles, allowing them to grow properly.

5. Dryness in the scalp can cause dandruff, which can lead to hair-thinning and breakage. Potato juice mixed with lemon juice is a potent solution for the dryness for healthy growth.

6. If you are experiencing hair loss, then bring potato juice to your rescue. It binds with oxygen and works on weak roots, further strengthening their grip.

Summer season is here and you've got all the more reasons to take care of your tresses. During summers, we tend to sweat more, which leads to various skin and hair problems. Moreover, there are various other external factors like pollution, dust and chemical-laden products that contribute in making the hair dull and lifeless. If you are suffering from the problem of dry, rough and lifeless hair, then it is of utmost importance for you to manage and take extra care of your locks. You can do so by just invading your kitchen. Yes, you read that right! Indian household kitchens are a treasure trove of ingredients that are replete with health-promoting properties. Not only do they benefit the skin, but also the hair and the overall health. When it comes to hair care, one thing that has an essential role to play is hair mask. A hair mask prepared using three common ingredients like banana, honey and yogurt could do wonders for your hair.

All the three ingredients mentioned above come loaded with nutrients that are essential to keep the hair healthy and strong. When combined together, this hair mask helps in bringing back the lost moisture of the hair and makes them look lively and bouncy. This hair mask is perfect for dull and lifeless hair; thanks to the presence of honey in it. Honey acts as an excellent moisturising agent and is also anti-bacterial in nature. It can help keep frizzy hair at bay and would further make them smooth and manageable.

Likewise, yogurt and banana too are nutrient-dense and when applied topically along the length of the hair, these two ingredients have the potential of reviving the lost sheen of your tresses. Yogurt is dense in calcium and its high vitamin D content makes it all the way more beneficial for dry hair. Bananas are packed with the goodness of antioxidants and its high potassium content helps in imparting a shine on the top layer of the hair.

Here is how you can prepare this three-ingredient hair mask for your dull and lifeless hair:

Things You Need:

1 banana
2 tsp honey
2-3 tbsp yogurt (depending upon the length of your hair)


To begin with, take a bowl and add banana to it. Mash it using a fork or spoon and then add in honey along with yogurt to the bowl.
Blend together all the ingredients in a blender till a smooth paste is formed.
Now, apply this hair mask along the length of your hair from top to bottom. Allow it to stay for at least 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off using a mild shampoo.

All the ingredients mentioned above are readily available in the kitchen most of the time. Just bring together all of them and get back your hair's lost sheen.

Dr. Ankita Bora
Dr. Ankita Bora
BHMS, Homeopath, 5 yrs, Pune
Dr. Sapna Mahajan
Dr. Sapna Mahajan
BAMS, Ayurveda, 9 yrs, Pune
Dr. Sarita Bharambe
Dr. Sarita Bharambe
DHMS, Family Physician, 30 yrs, Pune
Dr. Jyoti Sharma
Dr. Jyoti Sharma
BHMS, Homeopath, 5 yrs, Pune