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Hair Care Tips From Deepika Padukone, Nargis Fakhri And Celebrity Dermatologists

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The female kind, also referred to as the fairer sex, the gentler sex and the better-looking sex often go through great lengths to look beautiful and pretty. Infact a developing country like Venezuela which is ranked at number 85 in the world in terms of its average per capita GDP is among the world’s largest users of cosmetics and beauty products.

Women have strived to look beautiful, pretty and sexy for centuries. Beauty matters most, though, for reproductive success. A study by David Buss, an American scientist, logged the mating preferences of more than 10,000 people across 37 cultures. It found that a woman’s physical attractiveness came top or near top of every man’s list. Nancy Etcoff, a psychologist and author of “Survival of the Prettiest”, argues that

Good looks are a woman’s most fungible asset, exchangeable for social position, money, even love. But, dependent on a body that ages, it is an asset that a woman uses or loses.

Indeed, if you have carefully seen a few episodes of Mad Men the above observation will strike you immediately.

Beauty is something that we recognise instinctively. A baby of three months will smile longer at a face judged by adults to be “attractive”. Such beauty signals health and fertility. Long lustrous hair has always been a sign of good health; mascara makes eyes look bigger and younger; blusher and red lipstick mimic signs of sexual arousal. The perfect female aims to be perfect in every way, from head to toe. And yet, all it takes for a beautiful woman to lose a large part of her femininity is a hair-cut. That’s right, a HAIR CUT. Long hair is a sign of femininity and any male who has experimented with growing his hair for years together will agree that its extremely difficult to maintain a good looking mane. All men should applaud the effort women make to take care of their long hair just so that they can please the opposite sex. It certainly takes a lot of effort and is not at all comfortable.

Then how do the celebrities and divas from the film-world who are under immense pressure to look perfect in every way manage to take care of their hair? In this feature Bollywood divas Deepika Padukone and Nargis Fakhri share the secret of their beautiful hair along with hair care tips that all women can follow. Celebrity Dermatologists Dr. Aparna Santhanam and Dr. Rashmi Shetty also share a few hair care tips along with lifestyle advice that can help everyone to maintain healthy hair.

Deepika Padukone

I indulge my hair with regular tender Coconut Hair Oil massages. This helps me fight split-ends, dryness and frizz. When not shooting for a film or attending a party, I prefer to tie my hair in a messy ponytail, particularly during the Monsoons. It’s easy and practical yet stylish.

The secret to healthy hair however does not depend only on treating the hair. It also depends on your diet. My meals are balanced and I indulge in some dessert every now and then. Also, its important to keep yourself hydrated as much as possible. I try and drink at least four liters of water per day.

Nargis Fakhri

Hair Care Tips From Nargis Fakhri

I need a beauty regime that guarantees results. During monsoons my hair becomes unmanageable as the moisture in the air swells up the hair. I get the ultimate conditioning benefit by the 20 minutes deep conditioning treatment with hot coconut based hair oil. It works wonders for my tresses. It is also important to keep your scalp dry during monsoons as dampness leads to hair fall. I always try to carry an umbrella while I step out in rains to ensure my hair isn’t exposed to the rain water.

I also follow a healthy diet to keep my skin and hair healthy. Herbal tea keeps me warm and strengthens my immune system. Seasonal fruits such as cherries and lychees are delicious and nutritious at the same time. Also, I try to avoid eating out and carry home cooked meals to my shoots. During monsoons one can find vegetable preparations in my tiffin as well as hot soups.

Celebrity Dermatologists

Dr. Aparna Santhanam – One should avoid getting wet in the rains as it causes dryness and hair fall. 20 minutes deep conditioning treatment with hot coconut based hair oil this monsoon is the perfect solution to fight against the frizziness and limpness caused due to the increased moisture in the air.

Since hair is made of protein, ensure that you maintain a balanced protein diet. A portion of good seasonal fruits, green leafy vegetables, cereals and coconut water in your diet must be included. A useful hair care tip is to pull together your hair in a soft band rather than using any metallic clips as they tend to break your hair.

Once in a week, treat your hair with some natural ingredients. Mix two eggs, curd, juice of half lemon and few drops of honey and spread it evenly in your hair, starting from root to tip. Wash it off after half an hour to get a smooth and manageable texture.

Dr. Rashmi Shetty – Tender coconut oil is the latest revolutionary discovery for modern hair care needs. Its light and nourishing properties make it a perfect recipe to fulfill your modern hair care needs ensuring your hair receives the much needed care.

Avoid getting your hair wet in the rains as it weakens the shaft by breaking the hydrogen bonds and the pollutants damage your hair making them dull and limp. One must also consume a lot of fresh fruits, oats and sprouts as part of your daily diet. Also consider including a cheese slice, crunchy nuts, sweet potato and cod liver oil to stimulate hair growth. Home remedies are often neglected in favor of cosmetics but here’s a really helpful hair care tip, Mix two tablespoons of vinegar in a cup of luke warm water and rinse your hair. This will give them the perfect shine and volume.

Ladies, do you follow any of these hair care tips? Are their any other hair care tips which you know about and would like to share. Drop a comment and let us know more about how to maintain healthy hair.