The secret to perfectly grease-free hair

The secret to perfectly grease-free hair

By Rima Soni

Published: Thu 5 Jan 2017, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 6 Jan 2017, 1:00 AM

I have stopped using commercial store-bought shampoos and opted for natural, homemade shampoos instead, using eggs, lemon, coconut milk, aloe vera etc. The problem is I'm now stuck with greasy hair even after a wash. I know it takes a while for the hair to adjust, but it's been more than a month and my hair is still quite greasy. Any help would be appreciated.
- Name withheld
Beat an egg well. Mix it with honey and lemon juice and massage it thoroughly into the scalp. Rinse and follow with aloe vera gel; massage the gel into the scalp and rinse well. Your hair will become bouncy and gain volume, with no trace of grease. Alternatively, you can also try massaging coconut milk into the scalp, rinsing after ten minutes and following up with an aloe vera massage and a final rinse. Your hair will feel soft, clean and grease-free.
I am 15 years old. I have had back acne since I was 10 years old. I've tried taking cold showers and using aloe vera to decrease the redness, but it just gets worse every year. I only started having this issue after I waxed my back. Please help.
- Name withheld
I think the best mask for acne on the back is a mix of yoghurt and oats powder. Apply and leave on your back for 30 minutes every day. Rinse with water, when done. The treatment will take care of the redness and acne by calming the skin.
I am 16 years old and have a dull face every day when I wake up in the morning, which makes me look pretty sleepy all the time. Also, my face looks dry and I have freckles. Please tell me what homemade remedies I can use to tackle these problems. Thank you in advance.
- Saba
Mix tomato juice with honey in equal proportions; then add some rice powder and oats powder. Apply a thick paste of this mix daily on your face. When dry, scrub off and finish with a cold water rinse. Done every day, this treatment will add radiance to your face and lighten the freckles.

I am 17 years old and a final year student in school. My hair is loved and admired by many, but I recently started noticing an increase in the rate of hair fall. I didn't have dandruff before but I do now. Please give me a natural solution to make my hair stronger from the root and be completely dandruff-free.
- Ajay
Add 1 tsp of baking soda to 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 3 cups of water. Scrub gently into the scalp and rinse in the shower. This treatment works really well to get rid of dandruff. Do this twice a week to help cleanse the scalp. Drinking 10 to 12 glasses of water a day will also help to keep you hydrated and keep the scalp clean.

Recently, I had a pretty bad acne attack that left marks on my face. These marks have been there for more than a month. I really want to have clear skin again. Please suggest a suitable remedy.
- Anushka
Massage a mix of honey and lemon juice on the skin and leave on the face for 30 minutes every day. Rinse with cold water. Done every day, it will make your skin clear and radiant again.
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