We hear you Pakistan! Hair is an essential part of our identity, but we don’t get much time to follow a strict hair care regimen.
As a professional, irrespective of the gender, we face difficulty in maintaining work-life balance. So, when it comes to hair-care, we want something that requires low maintenance and gives quick results.
But the question is, how to squeeze time for hair-care with a busy schedule?
Managing one’s hair routine is especially difficult in countries like Pakistan, where dirt and grime can make the job extra difficult.
Without further ado, let’s explore.
Aloe Vera: Your Eco-Friendly Hair Product
This tip is a wash-and-go type that will improve your hair in the longer run.
Aloe vera, also called the plant of immortality, possesses healing properties. As its name suggests, its benefits are far and wide, and it is used extensively in medicine, health, beauty, and personal care products.
When used for hair-care, they not only strengthen your hair, make scalp healthier, clean the hair follicles, but prevent any blockage that leads to thinning hair.
This happens because it contains proteolytic enzymes that help in the regeneration of dead skin cells on the scalp.
How to use Aloe vera?
If you have the raw plant, scoop out the white and slimy gel from inside the leafy green part and use it as a hair mask before taking a shower. You can let it sit in your hair for an hour or two and rinse the gel off with a mild shampoo.
You can also style your hair with this eco-friendly gel without damaging your hair with other harsh chemicals. Since it is transparent, you can leave it in your hair without worrying about washing it off.
If you do not have the plant nor do time to extract the gel, get Saeed Ghani aloe vera gel that is easily accessible in markets, or order it online.
Take the required amount according to your hair length and rub aloe vera extracts in your hair’s roots, rinse off the gel giving at least 10-20 mins. Repeating this method every after three days will leave your hair smooth and shiny.
Benefits of applying Aleo vera on hair
- Provide protein treatment just like Keratin
- Relax an itchy scalp
- Clean oil from hair
- Repair hair strands and cuticles
- Promotes hair Growth
- Gives Shine
- Provide elasticity
- Prevent hair fall and breakage
Mayonnaise: Your Hair Conditioner
This tip is super easy to follow and drives the results home. For many, this may be interesting or shocking, depending on how you look at it; but mayonnaise makes an exceptional deep hair conditioning mask.
Since mayonnaise is made up of egg and oil, it contains a high amount of protein, which is essential for hair growth. For ideal results, use once or twice in the week.
How to use mayonnaise?
Take a bowl and beat plain mayonnaise (make sure it does not have spices or any additional flavor) with an egg until it forms a creamy and fluffy puree. It’s okay if you don’t have an egg. You can still apply the mayonnaise directly.
Apply and coat this preconditioner mask on your hair. If you’d like, you can cover your hair with a shower cap or a plastic bag. Leave your hair for 15-20 minutes, at least.
Wash off the mask with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo. (Pro tip: Buy a shampoo that is sulphate acid-free)
If you are running out of time and want clean and healthy-looking hair, then apply for some minutes and rinse it off. But for better results, you can leave the mayonnaise mask on your hair overnight.
For a quality product, I recommend treating your hair locks with Young’s or Mitchells’ mayo. In addition, making mayonnaise at home is easy, if you want.
Benefits of applying Mayonnaise on Hair
- Add shine
- Strengthen the hair follicles
- Moisturize your hair
- Help in growth
- Reduces the coloring effect
- Reverse the heat damage
- Calm your itchy scalp
White Rice Water: The Natural Hair Treatment
This Rice water recipe is an Asian hair remedy used by Yao Village, a place in China known for its unique cultural identity and practices.
For centuries Yao women have been using rice water for longer, stronger, darker, shinier, and healthier hair.
So, is this for real?
Well, rice water (whether cooked or fermented) contains vitamins and minerals essential for your hair, such as inositol, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, and other antioxidants.
Before sharing the recipe, I want to put a BIG DISCLAIMER.
Rice Water may take 2-3 days to make, and this seems a difficult task.
Don’t give up yet!
Ask your mother or sister to make this remedy for you if you are short on time, but this hair treatment is worth putting your efforts. So here you go.
How to Make White Rice Water?
You can easily find many Yao White Rice Water recipes online. The one I tried, I am sharing it down. For this recipe, make sure you buy white rice. You can quickly get them from an online grocery store.
- Take a large bowl
- One cup of white rice- not brown, not black, and not basmati
- Clean the rice from dust, dirt or tiny particles
- Add three cups of water
- Let the rice be soaked in water for 2-3 days.
- Strain the rice water into a clean bowl
- Store this water in a spray bottle
(Pro tip: To remove the fermented rice smell, you can add citrus peel, whichever you like, orange or lemon, and bring the water to boil. After it cools down store the rice water in a spray bottle or a container)
How to Use Rice Water?
After washing your hair with shampoo, pour the rice water into your hair or spray the water gently on your hair’s roots and scalp. Leave your hair for 10-20 minutes. After the wait, rinse your hair with tap water.
Benefits of Applying White Rice Water
- Creates natural bounce
- Adds volume and length
- Makes hair smooth and shiny
- Detangles hair
- Cures dandruff
- Strong growth
- Repairs damaged hair
- Makes hair dark
Despite the stuffed and packed schedule, make sure you watch out for abnormal hair loss, dry, brittle or frizzy hair, itchy scalp, or split ends, this may be a sign of underlying health problems.
Ensure you have a balanced diet or take some supplements such as Fish Oil Omega 3 and visit a doctor for hair care when needed.
Have a healthy and perfect hair life!