There are plenty of easy tricks that you can try out at home because let’s face it, going to a salon just for a hair spa can be quite expensive sometimes. If you too want silky, smooth hair like the celebrities you admire, here are some not so expensive hacks that you can try out to get silky smooth hair. Read on.
1. Apply an egg mask on your hair.
Why: Eggs contain high concentration of protein and nutrients which aide in making your hair shiny and bouncy.
2. Apply a mixture of banana and yogurt on your hair.
Why: Using this mixture on you hair will reduce the frizz, nourish your strands and soothe irritated scalp. Banana is considered good for the hair as it is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, potassium and natural oils.
3. Rinse your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar.
Why: Did you know that our hair has a pH of 5.5 but the shampoos and conditioners that we use are strongly alkaline? Rinsing your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar helps in maintaining the pH balance of the scalp which in turn makes the hair strands smoother, softer and shinier.
4. Give your hair a hot oil massage.
Why: A hot oil massage will not only give you healthy smooth hair but it will also de-stress you. You should massage your hair with natural oils at least once a week. Try using jojoba, lavender, rosemary, thyme or coconut oil.
5. Go easy on the brushing.
Why: Excessively combing or brushing causes too much friction which makes the hair frizzy. No, this doesn’t mean that you should stop combing your hair all together. Just don’t comb/brush your hair more than required. Also, don’t comb your hair when it is wet because wet hair is more prone to breakage. Instead, use a wide toothed comb to style and get rid of the tangles.
6. How about putting a Aloe Vera hair mask?
Why: Aloe Vera contains enzymes that strengthens hair follicles, encourages hair growth and improves the texture of your hair. Apply a layer of Aloe Vera hair mask on your hair, comb through your hair and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it.
Why: Yes, I know that the best way for instant styling is to use curling irons, blow dryers and straighteners but you should know that these hot styling tools are extremely harmful for your hair. The heat can seriously damage your hair, making it frizzy and lifeless. Instead, let your hair air-dry or blot your hair dry with a towel.
8. Put on a Mayonnaise hair mask.
Why: Mayonnaise is a rich source of L-cysteine, an amino acid which is also a powerful antioxidant found in eggs. Applying mayonnaise as a hair mask for at least 30 minutes will give you smooth, silky, soft hair and stimulate hair growth.
These tips will make your hair silky smooth. Try it out yourself.
Mango season:Celebrate the king of fruits in style
The colours of the mango, be it ripe or raw, have always caught the attention of the fashion industry. Be it bright yellow or the combination of light yellow and green, the colours have always found its way into our wardrobe. This summer, add the flavour of the mango to your outfit and check out what’s in store.
“The summer season is all about vivid bright colours, the colour of mango adds a twist to the whole ensemble making it a fashion statement. Also, yellow as a colour is a natural source of positive energy and the colour is also associated with happiness making this the perfect colour for this season. Adding this happy hue to the wardrobe will brighten up one’s summer attires,” says fashion designer Dolly J.
When you think about the fruit, childhood memories do get you nostalgic. Similarly, fashion designer duo Rishi and Soujit incorporate their memories and the many shades of the mango in their creations. “We have always been fascinated by the colours of the mango. The shades of bright yellow, green, lemon yellow and sage green should be a part of your outfit because food and culture gel well with fashion. So this mango season take inspiration from the king of fruits and try and add a few shades including canary yellow, bumblebee yellow and mango yellow to your wardrobe,” adds the designer duo.
We take a look at how the king of fruits has inspired not just designers but quite a few Bollywood celebrities, too.
Actor Kajol is an epitome of fun and frolic and the bright yellow ensemble complements her personality to the T. An ideal summer dress for the red carpet, the fluid silhouette and solid colour makes it a must-have for those who love all things bright and beautiful.
Actor Kriti Sanon’s green joggers teamed with green blazer is casual and chic. You could add varied colour combinations in lighter shades for this look. While joggers give a sporty vibe, the blazer gives it a semi-formal look.
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Same colours but in different shades can make or break your outfit. Actor Bhumi Pednekar pulls off this sheer green top with so much confidence. She teamed it with a darker shade of metallic green giving it an edgy look. What makes this outfit click for a night out, is the extra bling the skirt brings to the party.
Outfits that look chic in the mango colours, yellow and green:
Pant suit: It could be either in a solid green or yellow. Try and not combine yellow and green together, unless you are Ranveer Singh.
Anarkali: The colours are a favourite and go with any Indian outfit. A yellow or green anarkali with contrast embroidery definitely suits any occasion.
Bikini: Soak in the summer sun, with a bright yellow or dark green bikini. You could break the monotony with contrast polka dots or floral prints.
Pleated skirts: Keep it long or short, a dark green skirt with pleats teamed with a white shirt or ganji makes for a fun and flirty summer outfit.
Jumpsuit: A favourite on a hot summer day, the jumpsuit in a mango yellow shade can never go wrong. Accessorise with a head scarf and you are summer ready.
Holi 2019 Skin Care: Top 5 skin care tips to keep in mind before and after the Holi celebrations
As the most colourful festival is finally here, it is important to keep skincare in mind as Holi celebrations go beyond dry colours and flower petals. There are synthetic elements in certain colours and of course, we end up using other materials that can have a damaging impact on skin and hair. It is important to keep certain tips in mind to protect the skin and hair before and after the colourful celebrations. It is crucial to keep your skin and hair safe so here are a the top 5 useful and easy tips for pre and post Holi celebrations.
Top 5 skin care tips to keep in mind before and after Holi celebrations
Keeping your skin moisturized is the most important step. Apply a gentle moisturizer that keeps you protected from the hazardous effects of colors and the synthetic elements in it. Pick a moisturizer that suits your skin type and helps retain moisture.
You can go for a good water based toner to maintain the nourishment level for your skin. You can either go for a clinically recommended toner or a herbal one is also a good choice.
Applying oil to your skin and hair before the Holi celebration begins is always a good idea as it helps in getting rid of the colours post celebrations in a much easier way.
Before the final cleanse regime, go for some homemade scrubbing as it will help in getting rid of the dead skin and the remaining colours post the festivities.
Finally, use a good cleaner to complete the skincare. Go for a natural mild cleanser and complete the process and thereafter, apply some moisturizer and you are good to go. If there is any eruptions and boils due to any sensitivity, wash it properly and consult a skincare specialist.
6 Innovative Ways To Re-Use Your Old Lipstick
I have countless tubes of lipstick that I had forgotten I even owned. And, now that they are old, I can’t even use them for daily wear. But, there are other things that I can use my old lip colour for. If you really think about it, you can use it as a eye shadow, lip gloss and even a lip liner. All you need are the right instructions. So, if you too are wondering what you should do with those sad-looking lip colours that you don’t want to throw away, we have something that might interest you. Here are a few fashion tricks that you can use your old lipstick for.
Believe it or not, a leftover tube of lipstick can be very useful. So, don’t throw it away.
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