Coconut milk to smoothen hair

Coconut milk to smoothen hair

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By Rima Soni

Published: Fri 21 Mar 2014, 12:16 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:49 PM

Could you kindly suggest a suitable remedy to deal with oily scalp and dry hair?

Avoid hot showers when you shampoo your hair, as it activates the oils in your scalp; finish your hair wash with a cold rinse, with a few drops of lemon juice added to the water. This shrinks the pores and reduces the secretion of oils. Hot and spicy foods also activate the oils, so you should reduce or stop your intake of those kinds of food. Additionally, massage a mixture of coconut milk, avocado purée, or even mashed bananas with some honey on the dry hair to make it smooth and nourished. For best results, apply this mixture 30 minutes before every shampoo.

Could you kindly suggest a home remedy to remove upper lip hair?

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The best and most effective home remedy for hair removal is an egg white and corn flour mask. Mix the two together till you get a sticky consistency, apply the mixture to the upper lip, and scrub against the direction of hair growth. This treatment is most effective when the hair has never been treated using hair removal creams or waxing.

I am a 25-year-old woman with a lot of dark and coarse facial hair. I have tried laser treatment from a well-known clinic without any results. I read on the internet about turmeric paste which can help reduce hair growth permanently and would like to know how long this method will take to achieve results. Could you kindly suggest any other alternatives?

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You must revisit the clinic where you started the laser treatment and notify them about the poor results. I am not sure of the turmeric paste treatment you mentioned, but you could try it for yourself and see if the treatment works; after all, it’s a natural remedy. My best tried and tested treatment is a mask made from a mixture of corn flour and egg white. Make sure it has a sticky consistency. Apply the mask on dry skin and scrub against hair growth.

I am 12 years old and I have a lot of dandruff. Could you please suggest an effective remedy for me?

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Dry brushing the scalp twice daily helps lift dandruff, but make sure you rinse your brush thoroughly before using it the next day to prevent the dandruff collected on the brush going back in the scalp. Additionally, make a mixture of aloe vera gel and a few drops of tea tree oil, and massage this into your scalp three times a week. Leave this mixture on overnight for quick results. Remember to drink a minimum of eight to ten glasses of water everyday, as this helps to cleanse your stomach and calm the body.

I am 13 years old and have lots of dark circles. Could you please suggest a quick homemade remedy?

Dark circles can be lightened with a regular eye pad treatment. Soak the pads in some coconut milk and rest the pads over the dark circles for a minimum of 20 minutes daily, and rinse off by splashing some cold water. Remember to drink at least eight to ten glasses of water everyday.

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