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Top 5 reasons to start brushing your hair

19 Apr , 2016  

Top 5 reasons to start brushing your hair

Do you remember how beautiful your mother’s hair was when you were a kid? At the same age when I was fighting with hair fall problems, my mother had very thick long straight hair. I inherited the straight hair but not the same amount of thickness. Two main reasons why I think this happened More…

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No-Poo hair routine update

19 Jan , 2016  

No-poo hair care routine

‘No-poo’ means not using shampoo. Basically going no-poo involves not using shampoo or conditioner for hair wash. Generally, it is used for hair care but I refer to skincare too. I have earlier written about my no-poo hair journey (struggle, conditioning and hair problems). I started this because I am in love with natural products and methods. More…

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Hair removal cream – your friend or enemy?

1 Dec , 2015  

Hair removal cream friend or enemy

As the ‘no shave November’ ends, girls have to start taking care of their body hair again. Although it’s winter in some parts of India but hair removal has become a ritual for us. I am not into regular hair removal procedures no matter how gross you think I am. It is an over-hyped, forced burden on girls according to me. More…

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Why hair mask makes your hair silky and shiny?

29 Nov , 2015  

Why hair mask make your hair silky

Everybody loves a hair mask made out of eggs, curd, honey, aloe vera or certain fruits. To understand why natural elements make our hair shiny, soft, silky and manageable, we have to understand a little bit of science. More…

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Body, Hair, Skin

How to get enough Vitamin D?

27 Nov , 2015  

Three ways to get enough Vitamin D

You know how you can prevent many skin problems through a regular dose of vitamin D. It may happen that you are getting tanned and all but still not getting the essential Vitamin D. Check the factors affecting body’s absorption of sunrays to have a great health. More…

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Prevent skin problems through Vitamin D

25 Nov , 2015  

Prevent skin problems through vitamin D

Sun is the source of energy in everything. By now you must have understood how pro sunlight I am. Plants obtain the energy directly and convert it into their food by photosynthesis. Humans are not able to directly absorb it. Instead, the sun helps manufacture Vitamin D in a human body. More…

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Body, Hair, Skin

Sun: easiest hair, body and skincare

19 Nov , 2015  

Sun easy hair body and skincare

I come from a land where sun exposure is prohibited for girls. Strictly!! I used to wear shoulder length gloves, cover my face and head with a scarf and pop a sunglass. Mind it these accessories are additional to high SPF sunscreen. Dark, tanned skin is looked down upon. Till this date, the market is dominated by fairness creams. The good news is nowadays it is available for guys too. Equality is everywhere.  More…

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Body, Hair, Skin

How to boost your collagen production?

17 Nov , 2015  

How to boost your collagen

In my previous post, I described how collagen is very important for healthy skin, hair and body. As we age we lose collagen and our skin is filled with wrinkles. Cosmetic companies are taking advantage of this fact. They are selling creams, chemical peels and certain radiation technology to build new collagen. More…

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Understanding collagen: healthy skin, hair and body

15 Nov , 2015  

Collagen for healthy skin, hair and body

What is the first sign you find on the skin when one ages? Wrinkles. Wrinkles are loose skin folds on different parts of the body. Collagen is the secret which provides elasticity to healthy skin and prevents the formation of wrinkles or loose skin. As we age there is a loss of collagen in our body which leads to loss of elasticity and formation of wrinkles. More…

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Essential oils for hair, body and skincare

5 Nov , 2015  

Essential oils for hair, body and skincare

Essential oils are basically extracts of essence from different plants and trees. These contain healing properties of a specific plant. Sages used to cure different diseases and ailments since old times using plant extracts. Even animals know how to use extracts from different plants. These oils do not moisturize or dry your skin, they just have amazing healing powers. More…

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Essential oil: integral part of holistic lifestyle

3 Nov , 2015  

Essential oil

In my last post, I have written about aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the study of medicinal benefits of essential oils. Essential oil is found in aromatic plants. They contain volatile molecule which have strong fragrance and taste. There are about 300 essential oils being used commercially. More…

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Aromatherapy : naturally cure your ailments

1 Nov , 2015  

Aromatherapy: naturally cure your ailmenst

My love for using a natural option for body, skin, and hair care led me to enter the fascinating world of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is very interesting subject to talk and learn about. Three of the world’s leading aromatherapist’s quote it as More…

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Body, Hair, Skin

Acne vulgaris : common skin problem vol 1

28 Oct , 2015  

Acne - type and cause

Disclaimer: This post contains graphic images.

Acne is one of the most common problems which majority of the population all around the world faces. It is becoming quite horrifying. People are most likely to suffer breakouts on their face, back and sometimes even scalp. Commonly known as acne vulgaris, results when the pore at the base of the hair follicle on our skin are clogged by sebum and dead skin. More…

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Mineral oil : why to avoid it?

9 Oct , 2015  

Mineral oil: why to avoid it

I have been living with natural options since 3 years now. I always promote the use of natural oils in your daily body and skin care. There is an oil available in the market, which I do not support or suggest to use. It is ‘ Mineral oil ’. I was astounded to see that baby oils and moisturizers contain this oil as their major ingredient. Babies have the most delicate and thin skin barrier. Whatever you apply is absorbed very quickly. I am sure nobody would like to apply such type of ingredient on their babies at least. More…

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Best oil for your skin type

6 Oct , 2015  

best oil for your skin type

The more I think about oils the more I can come out with methods, which will help everyone enrich their life with oils. The first question people ask me is “I have oily skin how can I use oils?” Well, my friends I can simply say have you ever questioned why in the first place your skin is producing so much sebum? There are many questions and arguments which I would like to discuss. I will give you alternative solutions in the form of best oil which will suit your skin type. More…

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Soap nuts -how to use them?

19 Sep , 2015  

How to use soap nuts?

In my second article about ‘no poo’ I had promised to share how I use soap nuts, also known as ‘Reetha’, in place of a shampoo. Here I will give you a step-by-step process to make a solution from soap nuts directly.

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Hair problems – tips to avoid them “No Poo” vol. 3

13 Sep , 2015  

Free from hair problems

As a sequel to my hair care “no poo” (1 and 2) methods, I am posting few tips to avoid hair problems. These tips make your transition from Shampoo to ‘no poo’ easier and achieve healthy hair as well. More…

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“No poo” Vol. 2 – Hair Conditioning

9 Sep , 2015  

Aloe gel can heal sunburn

In my previous post, I discussed my struggle with dry scalp and dull hair. I have hip length normal hair with lot of hair fall. After getting into the ‘No Poo’ method one thing has become clear that scalp is not made to bear harsh chemicals present in most shampoos. Those chemicals frequently caused breakouts on my scalp.

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“NO POO” – my struggle vol 1

8 Sep , 2015  

The first and instant problem of letting harmful chemicals into my life was on my hair. Whenever I applied hair masks, my hair used to tell me that it loved the treatment. As the days passed and I gave in to my lazy schedule, I cared less about the well being of my hair and slathered the well marketed, silicone rich conditioner. It feels very good instantly but what happens as the day proceeds? Let us see how “No poo method” worked for me.

My damaged hair - No Poo volume 1

My damaged hair

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