How to protect hair from damage

You must have heard about Bad Hair Day, right? The day when we have to go out somewhere and our hair is not in its original form i.e. looks bad, then


You must have heard about Bad Hair Day, right? The day when we have to go out somewhere and our hair is not in its original form i.e. looks bad, then it is called Bad Hair Day in common language. Our hair usually looks bad, and we want it to have the bounce and flexibility that is often depicted in TV commercials.

Truth be told, only a few hair care products shown in commercials are actually true. But we can try home remedies to take proper care of our hair which not only give shine to your hair but also keep them healthy. 

How to protect hair from damage?

Home remedies for hair:

You do not need to go to any beauty parlor for hair care, there are many such wonderful things in your home, in your kitchen which are being used for centuries. The special thing is that there is no such chemical in them, usually it suits everyone's hair.

1. Lemon for Dandruff

Coconut oil nourishes the hair and when mixed with lemon juice can prove to be better for removing dandruff. This is such a homemade recipe, which is coming from the time of grandmothers. If coconut oil is not available, you can also use olive oil instead. It also works wonders on the hair and along with giving complete nourishment to your hair, it also eliminates dandruff from the root.

Mode of use

First of all, take 2 spoons of coconut oil / olive oil and mix 2 spoons of lemon juice in it. Now massage it gently on your hair and scalp. After massaging, leave it on for about 20 minutes and then wash your hair with shampoo. With its regular use, dandruff will be removed from your hair and your hair will get shine as well as volume. If you want, you can simply apply lemon juice on the hair after shampoo and dry the hair with a towel, this is a great therapy for lifeless hair.

2. Curd for Hair

Do you know ? If curd is applied to the hair, it eliminates dandruff from the hair and at the same time it also gives hydration to the hair. It plays an important role in hair growth, by using it hair becomes soft and shiny.

Mode of use

Curd should be applied in equal quantity all over the hair and scalp. Leave it on for about 1 hour and let it dry. After that wash off with shampoo. It provides hydration to the hair. Add egg and mayonnaise to curd for hair growth. And if you want soft and shiny hair, then mix equal quantity of honey in curd and apply it in the hair.

3. Lotus Flower Conditioner

Very few of us would know that lotus flower is amazing. It is a great conditioner for hair, which provides nourishment to the hair and also keeps them soft.

Mode of use

Bring home a lotus flower and pluck its petals. Then grind it in a mixer and apply this mixture on the hair. Now leave this mixture on the hair for some time and then wash the hair with plain water. It is a natural medicine that has a magical effect on your hair and keeps your hair healthy.

4. Exfoliate the Scalp

You must have heard about skin exfoliator by now, but hair exfoliator is also available in the market, using which the dead skin of hair gets easily removed and your hair becomes healthy. It also gets rid of dandruff and keeps the hair as well as the scalp healthy.

5. Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is good for the skin as well as the hair. It has anti-bacterial properties that remove any kind of infection and provide shine to the hair. Not only this, even if you have hair fall, eucalyptus oil will help you to reduce and eliminate it gradually.

Mode of use

Since essential oils are thick, you should mix eucalyptus oil with any other oil and apply it to your hair. Mixing eucalyptus oil with olive oil and applying it on the hair gives shine to the hair and prevents hair fall. It opens the pores of the scalp and provides nourishment to the roots and its use also makes the hair thick.

6. Neem Oil for Dandruff

If you want to treat dandruff, then neem 100% works well for it. If you want, you can massage the scalp with neem oil, it eliminates dandruff by removing the dandruff accumulated on the hair and scalp. Just a few drops of it works wonders.

Mode of use

If you want, you can also apply it directly on your hair and scalp. Apply it on your hair a few hours before shampooing and then wash it off. This will also eliminate itching of your scalp.

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What to eat for hair care?

We have been trying different hair care products and home remedies, but have you ever thought of dieting? Do you think your diet affects your hair too? If the answer is no, then you probably don't know that your diet affects your hair too. If the answer is yes, but you still don't have a diet plan that suits your hair, start early. 

1. For Oily Hair

People with oily hair either shampoo their hair frequently or hide their hair in braids to fix their hair. Whereas the truth is that by including some things in your diet, you can get rid of oily hair to a great extent.

Vitamins B and E:

Vitamins B and E are essential for our hair. They not only make our hair strong and beautiful but also regularize the excess oil coming out. This makes your hair look better. Vitamin B and E are found in abundance in green leafy vegetables, fruits, sunflower seeds, nuts etc. If you are non-vegetarian then you can also eat fish and chicken.


Along with this, our body also needs zinc. If you include zinc-rich food in your diet, it fights excess oil in your body. Shellfish, oats, and eggs contain zinc which you can easily consume.


Having oily hair does not mean at all that you should stop eating fatty foods. Fat is as important for our body as others. Yes, you can regulate trans fight and saturated. Margarine, butter and animal fats are trans fats that freeze at room temperature and can be identified as such. Instead, you can eat "good" fats such as nuts, vegetable oils and certain types of fish.

2. For Dry Hair

Iron :

Iron promotes the growth of hair follicles. So if you have dry hair, then obviously the hair will break. In this way iron makes your hair strong. Spinach, curry leaves, dates and pomegranate are rich in iron, which you should include in your diet.

vitamin D :

Recent research has shown that vitamin D plays an important role in hair growth. It is naturally present in mushrooms. Apart from this, you can include vitamin D in your diet by consuming milk, yogurt, and soy milk. Otherwise, vitamin D supplements are available at the chemist's shop, which you can take.

Omega 3 :

If you want to make your dry hair soft, then start consuming Omega 3 from today itself. Omega 3 is abundant in fatty fish such as mackerel, salmon and sardines. Apart from this, green leafy vegetables, walnuts are also excellent sources of omega 3.


Biotin is also commonly known as Vitamin B8. Its consumption is recommended to provide strength to hair and nails. Hair loss starts due to deficiency of biotin. Eggs, milk, hazelnuts, soy, mushrooms contain biotin, so it is important to consume them. 

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Some more hair care tips:

There are also some other hair care tips, with the help of which you can keep your hair healthy, shiny, strong and dandruff free.

1. Oil Massage

Oil massage is such a magical thing that it is easy to do. It promotes blood circulation in the hair and scalp and strengthens the hair. If you wish, you can massage the hair and scalp with coconut oil, mustard oil, olive, almond or castor oil.

2. Hair Serum

Hair Serum brings life to your lifeless dry hair and adds shine to the hair. Tangled hair gets untangled easily and hair breakage is also less. It also helps our hair to avoid external pollution.

3. Prevention of Pollution

Pollution is not good for the hair at all, due to which the hair starts falling, becomes lifeless and their shine also ends. Infection in the scalp, itching, dandruff can also be the reason for this.

4. Trimming is Necessary

Regular hair trimming is essential, it helps in maintaining split ends and less hair breakage.

5. Avoid Hot Water

Hot water weakens the hair roots and causes breakage. The moisture of the hair also ends and the hair becomes lifeless. Therefore, it is always right to wash the hair with normal water or lukewarm water only.

6. Do not wash hair everyday

Many people think that washing hair daily keeps the hair healthy, whereas the truth is that washing hair daily reduces the natural oil of the hair and removes the moisture of the hair. Hair becomes lifeless and shine disappears. So avoid washing your hair more than twice a week.

7. Cover Head

As soon as you step out of the house, your hair has to face the strong rays of the sun, pollution. This has an adverse effect on your hair, so cover your hair with a cotton cloth or cap while leaving the house.

8. Avoid Using Variety

Your hair is very delicate, so avoid using it in a variety of ways. These days, there are a variety of chemical-rich products available in the market, the use of which can adversely affect the softness of the hair and make them weak. Avoid using them.

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Frequently asked questions:

Why is proper hair care important?

For all of us, our hair is a part of our unique and different personality. When our hair looks beautiful, our confidence also increases. We like it. When other people also meet us for the first time, their first attention is on our face and hair, so in this sense it can be said that our hair plays an important role in the first impression.

Which fruit is best for hair?

Many fruits are good for our hair. Some of these are – Orange (reduces hair fall), Guava (prevents hair breakage), Peach (keeps scalp healthy), Banana (makes hair strong), Apple (helps in thickening the hair), Avocado (nourishes hair), Pomegranate (important role in hair growth), Kiwi (prevents premature graying of hair).

Which oil is best for hair?

Oils like Coconut, Castor, Mustard, Almond, Olive, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Lavender, Lemongrass, Sesame, Tea Tree, Castor, Rosemary nourish the hair as well as prevent it from falling and keep it healthy.

How many times a week should we wash our hair?

Washing hair daily strips the hair of its natural oil and removes the moisture of the hair. Hair becomes lifeless and shine disappears. So avoid washing your hair more than twice a week.

What to do if there is dandruff in the hair?

To get rid of dandruff, you can use curd, lemon, aloe vera, coconut oil massage, etc. and they do not have any negative effect on the hair.