Hey guys, if you’ve been reading my blog for some time now, you’ll know that I don’t spend half as much effort on my hair as I spend on my skin. My hair vanity basically consists of a Shampoo and a conditioner. Last year when I came home to spend the last of my spinster year with my parents I started losing hair like crazy. Nothing worked. Along came monsoon which is a known culprit for hair fall so I waited for my hair fall to pass thinking it’s just the weather. Then my grandma who used to live with us expired after suffering from a stroke so we had irregular routines for over 2 months and hair fall wasn’t even an issue anyone would focus on that situation. When it was all over and I had the time to look at the massive amount of hair stuck around my fingers every time I touched my head and my hair covered pillow, I lost my mind. I started using oils and solutions that were prescribed to my sister when she was suffering from hair fall. May be I wasn’t trying hard. One day our maid joked about the amount of hair she removes from my room every day and said that with this amount of hair fall, it will take me just a few months to go bald.
I was hysterical. I lost so much hair that I’m currently left with what would be one portion of two braids. After my maid cracked that joked I decided not to leave any stone unturned except for visiting a doctor (I hate visiting doctors). I started taking vitamin tablets, and capsule oil treatments, tried keeping my hair in braid which I hate to do and which actually gives me headache and switched shampoos. I have no ideas which one actually worked but my hair fall decreased within a week and I was like, ‘why didn’t our maid crack the joke any earlier’?
So while I was suffering from less hair fall I came across this Premium Hair Oil Brand called Satthwa that’s totally chemical free and contains 9 different oils. When I received the oil I had just started enjoying less hair fall and I did not want to take any risk. So at first I applied the hair on my mother who has been suffering from hair fall very recently. I know what you are thinking but literally everything suits her skin and hair so whenever am sceptical about any product I try it on her first which is basically useless because not everything that suits her will suit me and I cannot say vice versa. The very next day there weren’t any hair fall from her end. I can differentiate her hair from mine (even though I inherited her fine, flat, straight hair) and there wasn’t a lose strand that belonged to her. I know it’s too fast for a hair oil to start working but just trust me on this. The next night, I applied it on my hair before going to bed. The following day I skipped the conditioner and my hair was just as soft and smooth, and I had zero hair fall. It’s also worth noting that it didn’t take much effort to wash off the oil from the scalp and hair. Since then I’ve been applying the oil on my hair and mum’s hair every twice a week and there’s no hair stand scattered on our floor, literally none. Our maid is probably too happy. I have been using the oil for over a month now, may be around 2 months already and if am not wrong, I can notice some baby hairs on my hairline. I mean seriously, I’ve lost so much hair over the last year I have no idea what am gonna do if those hairs don’t grow back, and with this oil am really hopeful.
For 599rs for 100 ml it might look too costly but going through the list of oil blends it actually seems reasonable. Besides it’s possibly doing the same thing that my sister’s 6k worth hair treatment did. As for the hair growth claim, my natural hair growth is usually too fast so all I can say is that I started using this oil a week after trimming my hair and my hair has already reached the level it was before trimming. I do have some grey hairs and it won’t possibly turn them black, and one month is too short a time to notice if it has stopped my hairs going grey.
Where to buy:
- Works like miracle to prevent hair fall
- Blend of 9 different premium oils
- Makes hair soft and smooth
Overall, it’s a magic oil and THE answer to hair fall problem. I would recommend it to anybody who’s suffering from hair fall or to anybody who wants healthy hair.
This is probably my last post from the winter care series. Up until now I have elaborated my very own routine, but here comes the part much ignored by myself. I have a naturally fine flat hair which doesn’t demand much care. And let’s get this straight, I don’t treat my hair, I don’t torture my hair (I don’t dye my hair, neither do I use styling tools or products). Every once in a while when I feel the need to take some care of my hair, I either dab some hair oil or serum. The only (*touchwood) hair problem I have face so far is excessive hair fall this prolonged monsoon. However, I have received some requests for dry and dandruffed hair care especially for winter and even though all the ladies at my home (me, my mom and my sister) are all blessed with fine and cursed with flat hair, we have never really felt what dry (and curly) hair might feel like during winter.
So I will try to break this down without any practical experience, steps I myself go through and steps I think will help dry hair.
First of all, let’s get rid of the dandruff shall we?
- Lemon and Coconut oil mask: Even though I don’t suffer from dandruff, once a colleague borrowed my hair brush much to my dismay resulting in a severe dandruff problem. I remembered a trick my aunt had taught me that helped my cousin sister who used to suffer from dandruff. The trick is to mix coconut oil and lemon in 3:1 ratio, apply it on the scalp and keep it on for 1 hour before washing it off. It works like magic leaving you with a squeaky clean scalp. Because my problem wasn’t permanent, I guess that’s why it took me only one application to get rid of the dandruff once and for all. But if you see the dandruffs coming back after a few months, you can repeat it when required. But I must warn you that it might turn your hair a bit drier, so make sure to follow up with nourishing treatments which I am going to talk about next.
- Hair Oil: Once you got rid of the dandruff, now it’s time to nourish your hair and there’s no better solution than oiling your scalp and hair. Coconut Oil seems to be a great option but I avoid coconut oils during the winter at all costs as I am prone to cold allergy. The best choice is to use egg oil. Now you all must know the benefits of using egg yolk in your hair. Now imagine no stench, no stickiness, the same benefit, and you are a proud owner of healthy and shinny hair. Massage the oil on your scalp and on your hair the night before shampooing. Try doing it every time before shampooing if you are committed to get a healthy hair and fight dryness. I use the Eyova Egg Oil the night before shampooing. It works amazing. I even applied it on a friend of my sister who has extremely dry and curly hair and it worked on her hair like miracle.
- Curd Mask: If you have dry hair, chances are that you have applied curd on your hair at least once in your life. I never have. I never needed to, I never wanted to. I hate curds, I don’t even eat them. But I heard they are great for your skin and your hair. I guess you need to apply it on your hair an hour before shampooing. If you have already done it, or you are going to try, please let me know in the comment section how it worked on your hair, I am eager to know.
- Comb Your Hair Thoroughly Before Shampooing: This step is not related to winter, but it’s really important to fight hair fall at the same time. Brush your hair thoroughly starting from the lower portion of the strands to upwards. It will make sure you don’t loose any hair while shampooing.
- Shampoo: Choose a mild shampoo, preferably one without sulphate, especially if you have dry hair. Take a little amount of shampoo on your hands first. Lather it on your palm mixing a little bit of water just like you do with your face wash. Apply the foam on your hair and scalp and if you feel the need of a little more shampoo, repeat with the amount required. This will make sure you are not using more shampoo than your scalp need, thus saving your scalp and hair from losing its natural oil. I use Tresemme and sometimes Loccitane on my hair. My hair loves them both.
- Conditioner/Masque/Both: Because I have fine flat hair which can weigh down if too many products are used, I use either a conditioner or a masque but I guess dry hair beauties need to apply both. Choose some products that suits your hair. I use either a Tresemme conditioner or the Kerastase Elixir Ultime and of course I love the mask better.
- Serum: Another much ignored step by me. I do have a few serums sitting in my cabinet, but the reason I didn’t showcase them in the picture is because I always forget about them, always. The only time I actually remember putting some on is when I deliberately skip the conditioner and masque because I am just lazy like that. I mean the only thing I have ever been patient about is my skincare routine. Hair care is just a different story. My personal preferences are the Kerastase Elixir Ultime, Moroccan Oil and the L’Oreal Mythic Oil.
I hope this works. Please do let me know if you try these out as I am very eager to know. I hope this will work for both fine hair beauties (mainly following the steps that I mentioned that I myself go through) and for dry hair beauties (following all the steps mentioned, especially the egg oil). And for greasy hair beauties, I have suffered your sufferings for two years. The only remedy that worked for me is by shampooing my hair every other day (I still do that) and for some people, skipping the conditioner helps.
If you have any other request for the winter care series, or any other hair issues (like hair fall, which I battled tough), please feel free to drop down a comment, I will be more than just happy to go through another post.
P.S: The use of only three products in the picture is intentional; it reflects my very own lack of hair care. Also I didn’t wanna scare you guys.:D