A bottle, a drop or a cup.. how much is enough to get that magical mane?
1. Mousse Magic:
Mousse is a great styling agent to give volume to your hair. But emptying the bottle on your scalp won’t make your hair perfectly styled. Instead it will lead to dandruff or a sticky scalp.
How Much: Not more than an egg-sized blob.
How To Use: Put your hair in front and rub mousse close to your scalp. Be careful not to touch the scalp. Apply on 80% towel-dry hair. Scrunch with fingers while blow drying to give the perfect volume.
2. Wax Secrets:
During summers avoid styling using products every day. But wax styles well and gives an untidy, unkempt look. Who Would miss that?
How Much: Use not more than half teaspoon of gel.
How To Use: The same ‘scrunch while blow drying’ works to create the right kind of mess.
3. Shining Serums:
Serum works like sunscreen – It protects your hair, gives it shine, conditions and prevents fly-aways. You can use it everyday after a shampoo or even otherwise.
How Much: More will not ensure better shine. So apply a pea size if you have short hair and a bean size if you have a longer, thicker mane.
How To Use: Though it works best on wet hair, you can use it to settle frizziness in dry hair as well.
4. Leave It In:
A leave-in conditioner is used to make your hair recover from the wear and tear it is subjected to on a daily basis.
How Much: A half-teaspoon applied just to the hair and not the root is more than enough.
How To Use: Wash the hair with shampoo and spread the conditioner evenly into your hair.
- You can make a homemade conditioner for dry hair: Add half-teaspoon of honey in a liter of water and rinse your hair with this.
- For oily hair, wash off your hair with flat beer or strained tea water with half a squeezed lemon.
5. Oil Toil
Old wives’ tales hold almost true here. Experts suggest hair oil is essential for healthy hair.
How Much: You chould massage your scalp twice a week. The amount to apply will depend on your hair condition but don’t leave the oil in the hair for more tha two hours. Leaving oil in your hair overnight will lead to dandruff.
How To Use: Oil should be applied to the root with a gentle massage so that it can seep into the pores and rejuvenate hair.
6. Chemical Shampoo:
Any chemical shampoo is just that – a chemical. Also you have to understand that dandruff is an internal problem. It might reduce with a shampoo, but will surely come back. The root cause can be anything: lack of water, bad diet, illness, weakness, improper care or even lack of exercise.
How Much: So use a shampoo when your hair feels dirty, not every day.
How To Use: Massage shampoo into the hair with enough lather to cover. Leave for a couple of minutes and then rinse off.