Oh, how I remember one particular shampoo company advertisement where the woman using the shampoo has hair so silky, the comb would glide smoothly through her hairs.
I know you think that is not possible, but there is a treatment for your hair, which can make them super smooth. It is keratin treatment and now you can do it at home using the most common ingredients present in your pantry.
Once your hair gets dull, it becomes very hard to revive them again. It is not like we don't try to get the shine back but we fail miserably! Maybe it is because we miss out on some very essential things which are needed to repair our damaged hair and make it smooth and silky. One such essential element is Keratin.
What Is Keratin?
Keratin is basically a type of fibrous protein which is found naturally in our body. Keratins can be found in our hair strands, nails and also in other things like wool, claws etc. This protein is the foundation of our hairs as it helps in building the outer layer.
So when we start losing Keratin, our hairs start becoming dull and weak & therefore it is very important to restore the lost keratin.
As mentioned earlier Keratin is a natural body protein and therefore you can consume protein-rich and amino acid rich diet to help your body build Keratin.
You can also opt for at-salon keratin treatments to get a dose of it. Many big names like Jawed Habib and Loreal offer this service.
What is the Cost of Keratin Treatment in India?
If you look at the cost of Keratin treatment in India, you will have to shell out anywhere from 5000 to 10,000 Rs depending upon the experience of stylist, the salon and the place where you live.
DIY Keratin Treatment At Home
As I already mentioned, you can also do this amazing treatment at your home. There are certain remedies which can nourish your hairs and replenish their keratin content. The best part about it is that these homemade remedies are natural and affordable as well.
1. Egg Yolk-Honey-Almond Oil Hair Pack
This pack can be a very effective keratin treatment for dull and damaged hair.
Egg Yolks are rich in proteins and fatty acids and repairs scalp damage whereas honey and almond oil locks moisture and makes the hair smooth and thicker. This hair pack helps to increase the amount of Keratin in your scalp.
Take 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon almond oil and mix it well. Apply this paste on your hair and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse your hair with cool water and wash using a mild shampoo. Use this once or twice a week.
2. Banana-Avocado Hair Pack
Bananas are very rich in amino acid and also restores protein damage in the scalp. So when the natural keratin gets reduced or damaged, bananas work wonder to restore them.
Apart from that avocado is rich in vitamins. The combination of these products restore Keratin and also reduce hair damage.
Take 1 ripe banana and 1 ripe avocado. Mash them well. Then add 1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil and 1 tablespoon rose oil. Mix all the ingredients well to make a paste. Now apply the paste in your hair with a hairbrush.
Leave it for at least 30 minutes and wash it off with mild shampoo. Use once a week.
3. Mayonnaise-Avocado Hair Pack
The L-cysteine and eggs in mayonnaise are power-packed with proteins that provide nourishment to your hair and leaves it soft and shiny.
Avocados are a great source of fatty acid which helps your scalp to produce more keratin and grow shiny, smooth and thick hair.
Take 1 ripe avocado and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and blend them well. Apply the paste to your hair and leave for at least an hour. Rinse thoroughly with a mild shampoo. It is advisable to use a drop of hair serum to add shine to the hair after rinsing properly.
4. Yogurt-Cream-Egg Hair Pack
Yoghurt is an excellent source that will clean your scalp and eggs are full of protein and works with the yoghurt for an excellent natural keratin treatment.
Take 1 egg, 1 tablespoon milk cream and 2 tablespoons yoghurt and mix them well. Apply the paste to your hairs and rinse with a mild shampoo after 45 minutes. Use it once a week.
5. Avocado And Coconut Milk Hair Pack
Avocado is an excellent ingredient in treating dry, damaged hair. Rich in fatty amino acids and vitamin A, B6, D, and E, avocado and coconut are two excellent ingredients to build up your scalp health and regrow them back with strength and beautiful shine.
It provides hydration to your hair and helps in building the required keratin in your scalp.
Coconut milk penetrates deep in your scalp and nourishes it.
Take 1 ripe avocado and 1 tablespoon coconut oil and mix it well. Apply the paste and cover it will shower cap. Rinse it well with cold water after 30 minutes. Use twice a week.
6. Coconut Milk and Hibiscus hair mask
The coconut milk is rich in protein which keeps hair healthy. The Hibiscus is rich with amino acids that nourish the hair and strengthen its roots.
It also stimulates hair regrowth from quiescent follicles and bald patches which helps in thicken the hair and add volume.
It restores Keratin and makes the hair smooth and damage-free.
Take equal amounts of Coconut milk, hibiscus powder, honey, yoghurt and aloe vera gel. Mix all the ingredients well and apply the paste in your hairs. Rinse it after 30 minutes with a mild shampoo.
7. Flaxseed hair mask
Flaxseed can be used as a homemade hair gel. It gives smooth and silky hair.
The flaxseed also repairs damaged hair and restores keratin. So, this flaxseed hair mask can work as an amazing homemade keratine treatment.
Take some flaxseeds, water and fenugreek powder in a bowl and keep it for a night. The next day, grind it well. Add more water if needed and apply it on your scalp and hair from root to top. Keep it for 30-40 min and wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Use this twice a week.
Final Look: Before & After Picture
These were some of the DIY Keratin treatments you can try at home. I am sure you won't be disappointed because these remedies have 100% natural ingredients and won't harm your hairs at any cost. I hope you try these remedies to get your lost shine back & get damage-free and smooth hair free with it! *wink wink*
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