Lifestyle: Cold dry winds in the winter season wreak plenty of havoc on skin and hair as it depletes the natural moisture of the skin. To avoid this, there is an endless list of nutrient rich, nourishing, essential-oils that add sheen and bring alive the dullness in your hair.
Bharti Taneja, Cosmetologist and Founder-Director of Alps Beauty Clinics and Academies, has rolled out a list of oils right for you depending upon your respective hair-woes:
* Almond oil: Solution for hair fall and breakage. It contains all kind of healthy ingredients for hair such as Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, phospholipids and magnesium. The oil adds silkiness and shine to your hair and nourishes the scalp with almond oil.
* Olive oil: Solution for split ends and frizzy hair. Olive oil has great moisturising properties and hence is considered great for taming frizz and split ends.
Mix four tablespoons of olive oil with one beaten egg yolk and honey. Now apply it directly to entire scalp and hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes and after it, do the normal shampooing and conditioning. Make sure to never heat olive oil as heating can make it lose its moisturizing properties.
* Sesame oil: Solution for premature greying. With highly nourishing, lubricating and healing nature, sesame oil improves the colour of your hair and prevents premature greying due to its darkening qualities.
It has some essential fatty acids like omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 that nourishes your hair and encourage thick and shiny hair growth. Sesame (also known as gingelly oil) is multi- nutrient oil as it contains Vitamin E, B complex, and minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and protein also which is a privilege to strengthen the hair roots.
It is anti-bacterial and applying it on the scalp helps keep both fungal and bacterial infections at bay.