Eat the right food for beautiful hair

Published: 26th June 2013 08:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2013 08:24 AM   |  A+A-


Even though monsoon is one of the best seasons, it comes with its disadvantages. Brittle and dry hair are some of the most common problems faced by many during this time.  Experts recommend hot oil therapy for best results. Dr Rashmi Shetty recommends tender coconut oil for hair care needs. “Its light and nourishing properties make it a perfect recipe to fulfil your modern hair care needs ensuring your hair receives the much needed care,” she said.

She added,“Avoid getting your hair wet in the rains as it weakens the shaft by breaking the hydrogen bonds and the pollutants damage your hair making them dull and limp. It is very essential to find a beauty regime that takes care of your hair during the rainy season. Indulge in tender coconut hair oil massages at least twice a week to help your hair combat friziness, dryness and limpness caused due to the humidity.”

She also recommends fresh fruits, oats and sprouts for healthy hair. “Include  cheese, crunchy nuts, sweet potato and cod liver oil in your diet to stimulate hair growth,” she said.

Dr Aparna Santhanam, a hair expert said that getting wet in the rains cannot be avoided all the time, but what you can avoid is the dryness and hair fall caused due to the same.

Follow a ritual of 20 minutes deep conditioning treatment with hot coconut based hair oil this monsoon.

This is a perfect solution to fight against frizziness and limpness caused due to the increased moisture in the air

“Avoid getting any kind of chemical treatments on your hair during monsoons. The chemicals used on your hair react adversely to the rain water, leading to severe damage. Since hair is made of protein, ensure that you maintain a balanced protein diet. A portion of good seasonal fruits, green leafy vegetables, cereals and coconut water in your diet must be included,” she said.


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