Hey everyone!! Sorry for missing out the Sunday Pampering post last Sunday. The internet connection at home had given up!
Anyways, today I’ll be discussing the hair care ritual that I follow for myself every Sunday. This is a tried and tested method, and it works for me excellently. I follow it religiously, every Sunday!!
But first, for the first time on my blog, here is a pic of mine!! This was clicked more than a year back, and my hair have grown longer since.:)
My hair and its history: I have inherited my hair type and color from my paternal grandmother. I had thin hair ever since I can remember. The color at the crown is black (not jet black, just black black...lol...reminds me of a Kareena Kapoor tv advertisement), and as the hair grows, it turns brown.. maybe exposure to sun bleaches them. And the scalp tends to be oily, the ends tend to be dry. This condition got aggravated when I got my hair rebonded in January 2011, and I have been having split ends and hair fall ever since.
My Sunday hair care ritual:
I usually apply a home-made hair pack (check my previous post on hair care for tips), or a readymade one if I’m feeling very lazy. I allow the pack to rest on my hair for some time. After half an hour, I wrap my head with a warm, damp towel, so that the nutrients may better penetrate my hair.
I repeat this step after 10-15 minutes. After another 10-15 minutes, I remove the towel, and let the sweat (from the heat) dry off naturally, for say 10-15 minutes (taking a shower with sweat in the head is not advisable according to old customs, read ayurveda). Then I continue with the normal shampoo and conditioning steps.
Alternatively, I apply oil to my hair first, and after half an hour, I wrap the head in a warm, damp towel. I repeat the procedure. Then I shampoo my hair after 10-15 minutes, and instead of the regular conditioner, I apply a hair-pack/ masque, and let is work for 10-15 minutes, before washing off (no shampooing again).
Depending on my mood on a particular Sunday morning, I follow one of the above procedures, and they work very well for me.
Each of the above procedures would require anywhere between 1- 1½ hours, depending on how long a gap you give between two steps. You may use your favourite hair products, and customise the steps according to your hair type, and the time available at hand. Since this can be done easily at home, you will definitely save a lot of time and money, and be assured of hygiene too!
Hope you enjoyed the post. What is your hair ritual? Please share in the comments below!