Get rid of dry patches with these two ingredients

Get rid of dry patches with these two ingredients

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By Rima Soni

Published: Fri 30 Aug 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sat 7 Sep 2019, 9:16 AM

How can I get rid of dry patches on my face?
- Shakti
Dry patches can form due to several reasons: low water intake, dandruff on scalp falling on the face, poor circulation and also, if your intake of natural oils (such as from sesame seeds, coconut or almonds) is low. Apply powdered sesame seeds mixed with coconut milk as a thin mask to the problem area; allow to dry, then gently scrub the face with damp fingers. You may add a few drops of honey for extra moisturising effect. Do this every alternate day and you'll see the difference in a month.
I am 31 years old and have a query about my hair. My scalp is very oily, with greasy dandruff, and my hair strands are frizzy and dry. It's also not thick. Three years ago, I had very smooth hair, so I could leave it open all the time. Please tell me how I can get healthy, silky hair again. I have been applying coconut oil once a week with no change. Lastly, if I opt for a hair-smoothening treatment like keratin, will it affect my hair negatively and increase the hair fall?
- Lakshmi
Mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera with 12 drops of tea tree oil. Massage this into the scalp together with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Comb your hair well. The above treatment will clear the issues of dandruff and greasy scalp. To nourish the hair, blend together 3 tablespoons coconut milk, 1 tablespoon macadamia nuts or almonds, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon honey. Apply to dry hair and rinse after an hour. Do this thrice a week. I would suggest attempting natural home remedies before opting for salon treatments.
I started oiling my hair with a mix of coconut oil and castor oil once a week over the weekend. I have not oiled my hair in years, and now have a lot of hair fall. I have been keeping the oil on my head for 6-7 hours at a time, as I'm trying to make up for not applying oil all these years. My family says doing this will lead to pimples. Are they right?
- Jess
Application of oil on the scalp has nothing to do with the face. You can dab a few drops of tea tree oil on both face and scalp as an antibacterial treatment to treat both pimples and dandruff. After a few minutes, you may follow with the warm coconut and castor oil treatment. Do this three times a week. Leave on for an hour before shampooing off or leave on overnight, if you wish.
Madam, you had recommended onion juice for hair in one of your remedies. My question is: won't the hair smell bad after treatment?
- Ankit
Onion juice is an excellent treatment for hair fall, premature balding and scanty hair. First, massage in the onion juice. After 10 minutes, follow with a few drops of black seed oil, which will reduce the onion smell. Also, when you shampoo your hair, add a few drops of rosemary oil. It a great stimulant for hair growth and will clear any smell of onion juice - although your shampoo should be effective in clearing any strong odour as well.
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