How to tame your wild wild hair..

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Let me just begin by saying that more then my dry skin, I am a bit obsessed about my hair. I have never coloured or got my hair straightened.  I have been blessed with dry but thick, dense and slightly wavy hair which appear like soft curls when left open.

A small sneak into how my hair actually looks when open. I cant really keep my hair open much. 

Well, that’s my hair a few hours after a hair wash. They turn so wavy and twist in every possible direction, (lol) and when you have hair like this, I guess you cant do anything other then keep it tied. 
I have recently switched to Patanjali Kesh Kanti cleanser and truly loving it. Works great for my dry hair. Read the review here
Like I said before, my hair is quite dry and I had to generous amount of oil to tame those ugly fly aways and provide moisture for my hair.  Every time after washing my hair, immediately I used to vigorously rub my very wet hair in my attempt to dry them and set them. The extensive rubbing used to make my hair even rougher and give me lot of fly aways. Ugh. Now after reading through numerous blogs about how to take care of dry hair, I realised that I myself was doing it all wrong.
Here are some short tips on how to manage dry hair after a hair wash:
  • After shampoo, use cold water as last rinse if you are using hot or lukewarm water for shampooing your hair. Cold water helps to close cuticles and gives a shine to hair. 
  • To get off the excess water dripping from your hair, divide your entire hair into 5-6 sections with your fingers. Very gently twist these sections to drain off the excess water.
  • Wrap a towel on your hair very loosely. The more tightly you tie the towel, more are chances of your hair breaking and entangling. Keep the towel tied on your hair for 1-2 minutes, and not more.My hair feels less frizzy and the flyaways, which I really hate are also less.
  • Remove the towel and let your hair dry naturally for about an hour. 
  • When your hair feels almost dry, run a wide toothed comb or your fingers through to detangle the hair.
  • Lastly, I take 4-5 drops of olive oil/almond oil and mix it with 1 teaspoon of water and apply it evenly all over my hair and comb (read tie-up) my hair. (Sighs)
The only hair care regimen that I follow is once a week, I apply oil (olive/almond/coconut) to my hair and leave it overnight.  I even tried experimenting with warm mustard oil but it smells yuck. I couldn’t sleep with mustard oil in my hair.   The best way to use mustard oil for hair is to warm it and leave it for 1-2 hours before hair wash. It’s much more bearable that way .
Hope you found these small tips helpful.

Do share your hair care tips and your HG hair products.
P.S. - Can you suggest some good hair style for my hair? I get my hair cut in steps but I am very much bored of it now. I am growing my now for a 5-6 inches. What do you think..I will be eagerly looking forward to your suggestions.


anamika said...

Hi prachi, Your hair looks fab : ) and so well maintained girl.

Prachi said...

Thanks anamika..

anamika said...


Sangeetha said...

i have similar issues too prachi and i have mid length hair. I have recently started using the hair oil and hair tonic prescribed by RichFeel and iam surely seeing the difference. I have got few good feedback from my other friends as well. Do try n lemme know ur experience.

Prachi said...

Thanks for the info Sangeetha...I am always on look out for products which help dense and thick hair. Is Rich Feel available in Delhi..?

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