February 2017

Salty curry cure

If your curry has become too salty, place a raw peeled potato in it while it cools – it will absorb extra salt.


Hair Happy

Changing weather conditions take a toll on your hair, making it dry, frizzy and brittle. Make your hair shiny, bouncy and smooth by following these easy tips.

  1. Massage your scalp with warm oil to restore the moisture. Mustard oil helps in tackling dandruff and hail fall. Olive oil mixed with almond oil is excellent in providing nourishment to scalp and hair.
  2. Load your diet with fruits, hard cheese, vegetables, whole grains and omega 3 fatty acids. Daily intake of vitamins, minerals, proteins and iron helps in rebuilding the loss of tissue in the scalp and strengthens follicles. Drinking plenty of water also helps to keep the hair well-conditioned.
  3. Use tepid water for washing your hair. Avoid hot water as it robs your scalp of natural oil, causing dry hair and dandruff.
  4. Avoid over-use of blow-dryers, curling irons, or flat irons, as artificial heat harms the cuticles, causing frizzy hair.

Here are some recipes to make your hair glow:

  1. Apply grated cream of green coconut for nourishment and conditioning.
  2. Bananas make a wonderful hair mask when blended with an egg, three teaspoons each of honey and milk, and five teaspoons of olive oil.
  3. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight. Grind the seeds into a fine paste the next morning and apply it to your hair. Wash off with a mild shampoo after 15-20 minutes.
  4. Mix one mashed avocado with a teaspoon each of olive oil and honey, and then apply it to your hair. Leave the mask on for at least 20 minutes and then wash it off.

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