Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia (Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon) (MBBS) (M.S) (M.Ch)

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Bid Goodbye to Hair Problems The Natural Way!

We all love to flaunt those long curls and show off our bouncy tresses.

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We die to style our hair like we see our favorite celebrities do. But how many of us are actually lucky enough to have thick and gorgeous hair in the first place? Today, there are an endless number of ways in which you can style your hair but styling depends on the texture and thickness of your hair too. It is true that you can get hair extensions and weaves to style your hair but nothing gives you the pleasure of styling your own hair without the use of artificial extensions.

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It is rightly said by many that hair is our crowning glory but how many of us actually are able to sport this crown for long? Our hair easily gets damaged by pollution, improper care, stress and several other unknown factors. Often we are driven by the promises that TV commercials make and resort to the shampoos and treatments that are in vogue in the market. What we do not realize is that in the effort to grow our hair, we are stealing away its natural proteins from it. In our desperate attempts to accentuate the growth of our hair, we end up making them weak from their roots.

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So, if you want to take care of your mane then the best way is to go natural. As our hair is a reflection our natural health so the best way we can take care of it is give it the shelter of natural hair management treatments. However, before going natural it is important for you to know that taking care of your hair naturally is no breeze.  Due to its fragile nature, hair requires gentle treatment. However, it really is a small price compared to a vibrant kinky hair. So before going natural, here are a few pointers you need to consider:

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  • Why go natural?
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The reasons for your going natural must be strong enough to keep you motivated and it should not just be a passing phase. The results are not going to show up overnight. You need to be patiently waiting for the results to follow. So, before taking the plunge, be honest and ask yourself why you are going natural in the first place.

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  • The evils of hair types
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One of the most common confusions that most people face is judging their hair type. We are often locked in our endless quest for what is the natural type of our hair. Experts believe that hair type is just a ridiculous myth as people usually have two dominant textures of hair. However, most people also do not fit in just one category of type of hair and this further propels the confusion. As a result, time spent in understanding your hair and the problems associated are far more worthy investments.

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So, if you are all set and determined to discard all your chemically rich shampoos and hair products then it is time to take a look at the best natural ways to take care of your hair:

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  • Bid adieu to stress: if your hair devotes too much time on repairing itself then it cannot shift focus on growing. Stress is once such factor that causes damage to your entire body and your hair is no exception. You need to ensure that you get proper sleep and restore your good health by exercising regularly. Exercise also helps in better circulation and this involves your scalp too. With mediation too you can restore your hormonal balance.\r\nHot-oil-massage
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  • The power of antioxidants and hot oil treatments: when it comes to our hair we often realize that the traditional hair care methods adopted by our mothers and grandmothers were not that pointless! Natural hair oil like canola, coconut or olive needs to warmed and messaged into your scalp. Ensure that the oil is warm but not too hot. Leave it with a shower cap for around an hour. Wash off with shampoo. Recent research has found out that warm green tea on your scalp if kept for an hour can act like an antioxidant and help prevent hair loss.beauty_tips_best_at_home_hair_color2
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  • The demon of artificial hair styling: if you want to make taking care of your hair your daily routine then you need to immediately get rid of those blow drying and styling devices. You need to believe in the mantra of being stylish yet healthy when it comes to your hair. Also hair products containing silicone needs to be discarded right away. Silicone just gives you an illusion of smooth hair but on the contrary it clogs your follicles by coating the hair shaft and sealing out the moisture.
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  • Avoid washing hair too often: experts opine the more you wash your hair the more oil is produced by your hair to compensate for the loss of natural hair. So washing your hair twice or thrice should be good enough. You can also ditch your chemically loaded shampoo if you want to get the bounce back in your hair.\r\n\r\n
    Food to avoid

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  • Eat right foods and increase your water intake: as your hair shaft is composed of 80 % percent protein therefore you must consider opting for protein rich foods. Plenty of fruits and green vegetables are recommended by hair experts. By drinking lots of water you can save your hair from breaking down too frequently. Priority needs to be given to hair vitamins like Vitamin B, Vitamin C and folic acid.
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Well, the list truly is endless but this was a sneak-peak into the 5 best natural ways to take care of your hair. It is anytime better to take care of your hair naturally than emptying your pockets on expensive parlor treatments that might as well aggravate the problem. The best way you can make your hair grow and shine is to treat it well and the best treatments can be opted by going the natural way. So, first rescue your hair from its existing damages naturally and Voila! You are ready for any hair style you want!

About Dr. Maneesh

Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata has performed several hair transplant with successful results that has left the patients with natural looking hair without any scars. He holds his graduation degree from Kolkata Medical College and is a Master of General Surgery from PG Hospital. Later on he achieved his M.Ch in Plastic Surgery also from PG Hospital.

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