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6 June 2017

See you hair :)

Finally I have put Nia to sleep and I sit down with a small bowl of vanilla ice cream and my favorite songs playing on you tube (Ed Sheeran - shape of you?? Like an anthem now !!) to complete this post that I had promised to finish by tonight.

It is getting tough for me to sit down and write long articles now days as Nia needs all my attention, time and stamina for she is getting so naughty, starting to walk with support, trying to pick and eat everything that sees and running around the whole house. I too run after her, let's hope to loose some calories :)

I have been asked many a times about the secret to my long hair or how I take care of them, so let me start by saying I do love my hair and have always taken special care to keep them that way, but since last 1.5 year I had not been able to do so, that efficiently.

When I was almost 3 months pregnant I was starting to feel sick, lazy and more over exhausted so I least bothered to keep them the way I have over the last few years. So all I did was to rush over to the salon and get them washed and take spa-treatments once in a while.
So I would just like to share 5 easy tips that I feel are the least you could do to maintain your hair in a good texture, also what I have been following religiously.

1. Wash them often - every third day(max 4) and if you have an oily scalp it has to be more often.
Like you take bath everyday to feel fresh and happy, your hair needs that freshness too !!
Whether you are going to office or just a house-wife like me, you cannot deny the fact that our hair does get dirty and sweaty, and if our hair does not look good it definitely affects the confidence.

2. Shampoo and Condition - These 2 steps come hand in hand, you cannot just shampoo and not condition coz you did not have time or you feel lazy doing that at home, it is a must and should never be neglected. Also, choosing the right shampoo/conditioner is very important, as one product might be good for me but not work that well for you, similarly the ones you use might not suit me.
If you see - dry scalp, hair fall or roughness it is time you switch to another brand.

3. Hair mask/Spa - This need not be done in a hair salon, spending too much money or time - in fact you can do it at home at least once in a month. The L'oreal or other hair masks are easily available at drugstores, plus now days you even get those shots or capsules for your specific hair problem.
Sometimes I do not get time to go to a spa and spend 3 hours(yes, it takes that long for my hair length) in a salon, but I make sure to wash my hair, apply the mask for a good 30-10 minutes of duration and steam it with a hot towel before washing. Taddaa... Salon hair at home :)
P.S - Do not use a conditioner when you apply a hair mask !!

4. Eat for your hair  - The food we eat also affects our hair quality in a way and if you do not know how to do that, you must oil your hair once a week or so before washing.
My grandmother used to tell me how she kept my hair oiled at all times when I was a young girl, and now my mom tells me the same and keeps reminding me to do that for Nia. And I totally thank them for all the care they took, because I feel blessed to have such long, thick and healthy hair and the compliments I get everytime I post a photo of my hair or when I meet people, Salon being the biggest.
Almonds and Amla are proved to be the best nutrition providing foods for hair, you can google for more though !!

5. Let them breathe - I would never suggest you to go to bed with hair tied really hard or in a braid, it is very important to let them loose , so the roots does not get pulled up the whole night and you will not have a headache the next morning. Trust me - I do this and my sleep quality improves as well, until I did not know it, I used to tie them in a tight rubber band so that I don't pull them in my sleep .(Long hair problems). But, now I do, and thought of sharing it with you :)
Oh, well that rhymes, you know it's something I am good at.

Post-braid hair :)

Braided bun for an event earlier !!

That's my hair length as of now, but with Nia pulling and playing with them I really feel the need to cut them short !!

Hope the tips and simple ways that I shared to keep your hair strong and healthy at the same time help you some and please let me know anything if I missed, would love to hear from you guys too :)

Have a great week ahead.