Soft, silky, shiny and healthy hair is what we all yearn for. But it takes a little extra effort to achieve what we want. And when it comes to hair care, it is important to follow few steps in order to get the desired results. Excessive use of shampoo, hair products and being out in the pollution damages the hair from roots-to-the-tips. Hence, it becomes important to replenish the hair with adequate amount of nourishment through various means.

A regular hair care regime must comprise of regular oiling, shampooing, brushing and even trimming in order to help the hair grow in a healthy and strong manner. But if that sounds like too much of work to follow on a regular basis, try these remedies as they are less time consuming yet effective.

1) Avoid excessive use of shampoo:

We think the best quality and expensive shampoos are the best way to get soft and silky hair. But we forget that over use of shampoo and other hair products can damage the natural hair texture and strip the hair off its pH balance. Therefore, go for a chemical free and mild shampoo, preferable the one made with natural ingredients. Also, limit the use of these shampoos to maximum thrice a week. If you want you can create your own shampoos at home using simple ingredients from your kitchen cabinet.

a) Apple cider & baking soda shampoo:


- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp baking soda
- ½ cup hot water


- In a bottle, put apple cider and baking soda and top it up with warm water
- Shake well, till all the ingredients have come together
- Use this mix to rinse your hair
- Remember to apply a leave in conditioner post the wash as baking soda has a tendency to make your hair dry and frizzy

2) Try homemade hair masks:

Homemade remedies are the best. They are safe to apply and give you maximum benefits in minimum expense. For healthy, shiny and soft hair, we recommend you to try these amazing hair masks. They will hydrate the hair shafts, deeply condition the scalp, and nourish the hair from roots to the tips; thereby stimulating growth of healthy looking and feeling hair. With the lemon juice added to the mix, what you have ready is one of the most effective home remedies for dandruff removal.

a) Honey & olive oil hair mask:

If you have dull and dry hair, a mix of honey and olive oil will restore them back to their natural shine and beauty. The restorative qualities of these ingredients work best in providing moisture to the scalp and soften the texture of the hair.


- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice


- Mix the two ingredients in a bowl
- Apply the mix all over the scalp and hair and let it sit in the scalp for 40 minutes
- Rinse it off with a mild shampoo
- Repeat once a week for desired results

b) Egg mask

Egg is loaded with proteins that help in making the hair strands soft and silky.


- 1 whole egg
- 3-4 drops of lemon juice


- Whisk together lemon juice and egg
- Apply the mix on the hair and let it dry for 20-25 minutes before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo
- Repeat at least once a week for desired result

3) Indulge in regular head massages:

Hair needs regular nourishment and enrichment for them to stay soft and smooth; and oiling them regularly is the best way to do achieve that. Regular head massages with vitamin E enriched hair oil like Dabur Almond Hair Oil, will nurture the shafts and follicles, strengthen the hair from the roots and add natural luster to them. Just heat some oil, massage it gently into the scalp, wrap your head in a warm towel for 40 minutes and thereafter rinse the oil off with a mild shampoo.

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