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Suggest home made remedy for dull hair

Jan 2014
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Home made remedy for dull hair
Posted Fri, 20 Dec 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Conditioners, Hair gels, Oral supplements. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for writing in to XXXXXXX Simple home remedies that our parents and our grandparents used to practice like applying coconut oil, curd, XXXXXXX egg etc etc work to a variable extent to make hair soft and smooth but they are messy, time consuming, smelly and difficult to follow. General measures: >Protect your hair from harsh weather conditions like cold, dry, windy. >Use a gentle cleansing shampoo. >Use an anti-dandruff shampoo on Alternate days if you have dandruff. >Don't use very hot water for washing scalp instead use lukewarm water in winters and cold water in summers. >Don't use hair dryers (Blow drying, straightening, curling etc) >Avoid chemicals on hair (coloring, bonding etc) In today's world we need a product that is easy to apply, is not messy and of course is effective I being a dermatologist would like to tell you about a few of these products. 1) Conditioners are one of those. Many are available OTC. 2) Hair gels(specially in males): Hair gels contain Panthenol which is an excellent moisturizer. Panthenol binds to hair follicles and attracts moisture from the air(Humectant). Panthenol lubricates hair without feeling greasy unlike hair oil. Also acts as a penetrating moisturizer(Plumps and moisturizes hair shaft to make it appear thicker, reduces split ends). Can add strength and body to hair by filling cracks on the shaft thus firming up fiber. 3) Take an oral supplement (Biotin) for 6-12 months. Hope you find this useful take care regards Dr. kakkar
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