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#RealGirlBeauty: How to Get Your Hair Ready for the Festive Season

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With festivities around the corner, most of us want to prep up for the season. Deadlines, busy weekends and impromptu monsoon showers leave our hair weak, frizzy and dull. Here are some things we thought you should make time for to prep your hair in time for the festive season.


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1. Don’t Skip a Scalp Massage


Slapping on some coconut oil or serum just won’t do. Invest 5 to 10 minutes in a quick scalp massage before you shampoo. Use your thumbs and fingers to massage the centre and sides of your head—go gentle on your scalp to avoid breakage of hair. Experts agree that this helps boost blood circulation, which in turn promotes healthy hair and growth. Try The Body Shop Rainforest Coconut  Hair Oil, or Wella Professionals Oil Reflections, for rewarding effects.



2. Tweak Your Shampoo Routine


Make sure you choose products depending on your hair type and needs. For instance, if your hair tends to get dry, use shampoo only on your scalp, letting it run through your layers while rinsing it off. Also, make sure to squeeze out the water from your mane before adding conditioner. Use a wide-tooth comb to spread it evenly on your strands. Finally, use lukewarm or tepid water to wash it out to help seal the outer layer of your hair and prevent frizziness. Follow these tips to shampoo your hair for lustrous locks.



3. Get Your Basics Right


Like they say, it’s what on the inside that matters. Make sure you do your bit and try to maintain a balanced diet. Eat foods high in proteins such as soybeans, tofu, chicken and eggs. If you are facing hair fall, opt for biotin and zinc supplements—they are easily available at pharmacies and have proven to improve hair health.


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4. Colour Wisely


We all love to colour, but make sure you consult a hair expert before opting for global colouring. If you started greying prematurely or have 10-30% greys, it’s wiser to opt for highlights since most formulas are ammonia-free and do not affect the cuticles of your hair. If you opt for professional colouring, take time out for post-colouring care on weekends. This could include hair spas at the salon or at home. You can try L’Orèal Paris Casting Crème Gloss for ammonia-free coverage. Opt for Wella Alchemy Treatments at Wella Salons to revive, add shine and strength to your hair.



5. Pamper Your Hair


Be it touch-ups, styling or using a straightener, we end up putting our hair through a lot in our daily lives. For those of us who use a lot of products, try this DIY fix to make your hair residue-free. Just add a teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo, apply and keep it for 2-5 minutes - this can help rejuvenate your mane. And for instant shine: take 1 part of apple cider vinegar and add it to 3 parts of warm water. A quick rinse helps rebuild the pH balance of your hair.


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