Friday, August 29, 2008

Get Silky n Shiny hair

Follow these tips to make your hair more silky and soft.

  • Use almond oil to massage your hair one day before washing your hair. Frequently massaging your hair with almond oil will help you to get silky and soft hair. Massaging is good for improving blood circulation and getting stronger hair.
  • Apply paste made out of the leaves of hibiscus plant on your hair. Let it stay for 10-20 minutes and then wash your hair to get best results
  • Use mixture of shikakai powder, henna (mehndi) powder, amla powder and curd as conditioner to get soft and silky hair
  • Mix two whole eggs with four tablespoon of olive oil apply this mixture on your hair and leave it. Wash your hair after 20 minutes, you will find your hair slipping like silk after this.
  • Try massaging your hair once in a week with aroma oils to make your hair silky and soft
  • Rubbing your hair with hibiscus flower is also a good remedy for soft and silky hair. Soak hibiscus flower in water and then use the same for applying on your hair before hair wash.
  • Make a mixture using amla powder, shikakai powder, ritha powder, henna powder, and bhringaraj powder in equal proportion. Add water to this mixture and heat this mixture. When the mixture becomes lukewarm apply gently on your hair. Leave this mixture on your hair for 15-20 minutes and wash your hair without using shampoo to get the best results
  • Use mixture of mustard oil, curd and lemon to apply on your hair. Leave this mixture on your hair for half an hour and then wash it
  • Use Aloe Vera gel with hair shampoo which is helpful to make it shiny and soft
  • Apply boiled apple pulp or pour apple juice on your hair before washing
  • Ensure that you have a balanced and protein rich diet which is essential for good, shiny and silky hair
  • Always trim your hair after 3-4 months depending on your hair growth. This will help you to get rid of split ends and also maintain the texture of your hair

Facial Masks

For trouble-prone skin, mix oatmeal with water to form a paste.

For normal to oily skin, use an egg white.

For dry skin, use an egg yolk.

In all cases, spread mixture on face and allow to dry. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.

For oily skin, witch hazel makes an inexpensive toner.

For dry skin, you may want to add moisturizer while skin is still damp.


For dry skin, try:

an egg yolk mixed with olive oil and warmed honey

sour cream

plain olive oil


For oily skin:

dissolve a teaspoon of baking yeast in a small amount of warm milk, wait until foamy, then apply (best done in the bath tub);

puree flesh of a tomato and mix with some potato flour to make a paste;

cucumber (it will whiten your skin);

beaten egg whites with a few drops of lemon juice (great for getting rid of blackheads);

carrots (but don't use this one more than about every other week because it can overdry your skin). This one will make you look tanned.

Many fruits and vegetables can also be used to good effect. Anything acidic (lemon, strawberries, etc) will tend to whiten and refresh your skin, but you need to be careful if your skin is dry.

In general, don't apply masks more often than about twice a week, and try to vary the ingredients

For Normal/combination skin mix one egg and 1/2 cup cooked instant oatmeal and a teaspoon olive oil until smooth. Spread on your face and leave 15 min then rinse.

For dry skin, mix one egg yolk, one teaspoon honey and a teaspoon olive oil and some vitamin E oil if you have it. Smooth on and leave on for 15 min. , rinse in lukewarm water and pat dry. If your skin is a bit dry you can put a dab or two of either olive oil, or any other light oil, on your moist skin after washing or a mask and your face is set without the thousandz some people spend for the same look.

Turmeric Facial Mask

This is the traditional mask, also used for a bride, seven days in advance of marriage.
Take in a cup half a cup of besan (gram flour), 2 tsp of turmeric powder, 2 tsp of sandal wood powder, 2 tsp of ghee or almond oil, add some water to make a paste. Apply to face and whole body and leave for 5-10 minutes. Rub with pressure with both palms and fingers to remove all the paste.

Honey Facial Mask

Rinse your face with warm water to open up the pores. Apply honey and leave for half an hour. Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores

Dry Skin Mask

Mix 1 tsp. of butter in 1 teaspoon of water. Apply it thoroughly into all the dry areas and leave for 15 - 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water,

Oatmeal Facial Mask

Take 2 tsp oatmeal and 1 tsp baking soda and add water to make paste. Apply to face and all over the skin and rub gently.

Facial Mask

Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white. Apply on your face and leave for overnight. Wash your face with warm water.

Cucumber Facial

Use this facial to soothe and cleanse the skin. Some say cucumbers with lemon juice ease freckles. This recipe is certainly astringent. Cukes also contain a hormone thought to work against wrinkles. For best effect, apply after a shower or facial steaming. Be sure the skin is clean before you apply the mask.
2" chunk fresh cucumber, seeded, and pureed
1 tsp. witch hazel
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 egg white
1 tbsps. cream or plain yogurt
2 tsps. powdered milk

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Homemade Lotion

a very homemade moisturizer recipe to make one glass size of lotion, take half glass plain glycerin add 1/4 of the glass rose water and then add juice two lemons. Shake well and keep it in an air tight bottle. It's very good hand and body lotion


  • take sum milk, heat it.....
    add 2-3 spoons of vinegar......
    the milk will be spoilt[doodh fat jaayegaa].....

    now strain this spoilt milk....

    u wud get white mass of raw paneer n water......

    cool that water n wash ur hair with this water 2 times a week

  • crush 2 aspirin tablets... add in ur shampoo...
    n yr fav. shampoo is now aa anti dandruff shampoo

    **** put 2 tablets in a bottle of 100 ml

  • juz take fresh aloe vera gel... apply on scalp n leave for 20-30 mins

    can be done 2-3 times a week

  • curd also helps in dandruff.......
    apply curd n keep for 20 mins...
    wash off....

    *****sum ppl find mixing sum honey or sugar in curd helps

  • mixing lemon in curd or sum onion juice in curd also helps........

    only onion juice also helps....

    mix honey n lemon n then apply...... honey provides moisture n lemon removes the dandruff
    if u mix sum banana in honey+lemon, u can use it as a hair pack

  • juz add 2 tsp of vinegar in 1 litre water n rinse ur hair with this mix after washing...
    do this only once a month...
    or do it 2 times a week if u have severe dandruff

  • common method 2 remove hair builders is....
    baking soda....
    sprinkle sum baking soda on ur scalp...
    juz massage it gently with ur finger tips for 2-3 mins...
    then wash off with water...
    this one is good for
    oily scalp n hair...
    coz this makes hair a bit dry

  • take 100 ml of sweet almond oil.

    20 drops lavender essential oil
    10 drops cedarwood essential oil
    10 drops Geranium essential oil
    5 drops tea tree oil essential oil
    5 drops bergamot essential oil

    apply once a day, keep for an hour or two n then wash off.
    i hope u see a difference in a week or 10 days
    DO NOT GO OUT IN SUN, wen its applied. bergamot comes under photo toxics.

    if it irritates u, or doesnt feel comfortable, please discontinue the use, n wash off.

    to wash it off make sure to use cold water, do not use hot water. n follow with some aloe vera gel to sooth the scalp.

  • in some cases listerine helps, becuz it has microbe killing properties.

    but it wud help only if ur dandruff is fungal.
    if the dandruff is caused due to other reasons, then it wont show any results.

    method: shampoo ur hair, wash with water..take some listerine, rub in the scalp n roots. keep for 5-10 minuts. pour lot of water to rinse well. u can follow with a conditioner

Hair Care

  • Slice okra (lady's finger) horizontally and boil. Let the brew become slimy as much as possible. Let it cool and add 5-6 drops of lemon. Use this liquid to wash your hair for your last rinse. Your hair will look youthful and have a natural and noticeable gloss to it.
  • For shiny and lustrous hair...try applying a homemade packe of:
    3 tps..Heena
    2-egg yolks
    2 tps- Dahi..

    Soak heena in some boiled tea water overnight.Just before applying the pack add egg yolks and dahi..leave this for abt 45 min to an hr ( if you have dry scalp keep for abt 1/2 hr) then wash it off. Once you dry you hair massage your hair ans scalp with warm oil (could use almond,coconut ) leave it overnight..shampoo your hair the next day
    Repeat this process every 15-20 days depending on the texture of your hair.
    You'll see the results..
    Also u can add dried methidana powder in this pack..
  • take eggs depending on the length of ur hair and add honey to it and mix it until u get foamy mixture ... try using pure honey ... apply it to ur hair until it dries up it not only grows ur hair but makes them grow faster as well :) but its a 40 day course without any miss!! and then keep using it twice or thrice a week ... be careful not to break ur hair so brush ur hair several times 4 applying and divide them to starting from the roots
  • mash eight strawberries with one table spoon mayonnaise.
    massage into washed(means non oily), damp hair.
    cover with shower cap, then with warm towel.
    wash out with shapoo/conditioner combination.
    this luscious mix of acidic berries(straw berries) will leave your hair both conditioned and with rich gloss
  • Use this serum.Grape extract + cucumber extract & apply it in scalp before washing.
    After 10 minutes wash with a mild shampoo.Try Loreal' Sensi Balance.
    After that condition it with Loreal' Anti Frizz serum.It'll work best
  • Simply mix , almond oil, olive oil and castor oil in equal proportions and apply to the hair once a week. Massage and wash off with a mild herbal shampoo to find new life in the hair. This will also protect the hair against sun damage in summers and damage due to extreme cold in winters. This is an all the year tonic for the hair
  • 1 egg
    40 ml of olive oil (aprox, a lil less than half of 100 ml bottle)

    beat egg..
    now add 10 ml of oil(aprox.)
    blend again
    add 10 ml.. beay again..
    n continue like this.. till all the oil is finished..

    u wud get a thick yellowish liquid..

    apply this in ur hair for 1 hr..
    n then wash normally
  • take olive oil n honey in 3:2
    i.e. 3 spoons of olive oil with 2 spoons of honey...

    increase the quantity depending on length of hair..

    mix well
    n apply.. for 20-30 mins..
    wash normally
  • take one riped banana..
    put it in blender n blend well..(dont mesh it with hand.. u wud have lumps which wud stick in ur hair)

    now add sum almond oil approx 10 drops..

    massage this mix in ur hair.. leave for 20-25 mins..

    rinse n wash normally
  • take sum cream.. say around 10 spoons.. add one spoon of honey in it..
    now massage this in ur hair..
    let it sit for 15 mins..
    wash off normally with shampoo n follow wid congitiner
  • soak fenugreek (methi) seeds in water for one night.
    in morning make its paste in a blender.
    n apply on ur hair.. keep for 20 mins..
    n wash off normally...

    this pack is gud for dandruff, hair loss, hair fall, thin hair, n split ends too
  • 1 banana
    1 egg
    5-6 spoons of honey
    3 spoons of milk

    miz all the things in blender..
    apply on hair.. wait for 20 mins. then wash off

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Facial Care

  • Add a pintch off turmeric powder to alov-vera. Apply it on face and neck And remove with cold water after 20 mins.
  • Add a tea-spoon of turmeric power to some milk (withut cream)deep some cotton balls (6 appx.) in itKeep it in fridgeclean your face with it every morning
  • 2 spoon besan, 1 tea spoon chandan (sandalwood powder), 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder and mink or rose water (whatever you perfer)apply it for 20 mins
  • Mix two teaspoons of sandalwood powder and two teaspoons of water to obtain a smooth paste. Apply to your face, avoiding the eye and lip area. Let the mask dry (about 15-20 minutes). Rinse with warm water, using fingertips to gently loosen the mask. Do not scrub skin while removing - especially if you have acne - as it will aggravate troubled spots. Once the mask is removed, splash face with cold water to tighten pores. Your skin will be left feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.
    Then clean ur face with face wash or cleansing milk. Pat dry. Take steam for 5mins or so. Now vigorously apply honey over ur face and neck. Keep it for 15 minutes only. Now wash off with cold water.
  • Crush a handful of strawberries and mix well with 1 teaspoon honey. Apply to face and let set for about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
    Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons honey, the juice from 1/2 of a lemon, and 1 small carton plain yogurt. Stir in 1 whipped egg white. Apply to face and let set about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.

  • Puree 1/2 peeled, sliced cucumber in a blender or food processor and add 1 tablespoon yogurt. Apply to face and let set about 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
    u can follow this with banana, papaya, tomato with equal affect

  • Separate the egg white from the yolk. Put the egg white on your face and relax for about 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. This facial mask leaves your skin smooth, refreshed and tightens your skin.
  • Mix the following ingredients into a paste, apply and leave it for 15 minutes.

    1 tablespoon powdered brewer's yeast
    1/2 tablespoon yogurt
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon orange juice
    1 teaspoon carrot juice
    1 teaspoon olive oil

    This mask is suitable for all types of skin, particularly if they feel tired and look sluggish or spotty. If the skin is very dry add more oil, and if very oily leave it out. The yogurt cleanses the skin thoroughly and fruits juices provide vitamins and minerals
  • Saffron Masque
    Orange peel
    Red split lentils( laal daal / daal Masoor)
    Rose, Papaya or Aloe Vera for extra potency
    Method of use:
    Blend all the above given ingredients nicely. Take about 1/2 tsp. (or as required) of blended paste and add a few drops of water (preferably rose water) to make a thick paste. For dry skins, milk may be used as an alternative to water.
    After cleansing your face, apply with brush (or fingers) in upward and outward direction over face and neck, avoiding the eyes.
    Let the masque dry.
    Apply water to make the masque damp and rub it gently in small circular motion for about a minute.
    Wash off and pat dry. You may apply moisturizer if required

    Honey 1 tea spoon
    Dry Milk 1 tea spoon
    Baisin 1 tea spoon
    Haldi a pinch
    Lemon juice ½ tea spoon

    If you have dry skin, mix the paste with glycerin. If oily skin, mix with rose water. Apply on face and neck for 10- 15 minutes and then wash off.

    Ground Almond with skin 1 tea spoon
    Jaw ka Atta 1 tea spoon
    Almond oil ¼ tea spoon
    Rose water as required to make a paste
    Khash Khash 1 tea spoon

    Mix all ingredients and make paste using rose water. Keep for a few minutes then take off while rubbing gently.


    Turmeric powder a pinch
    Cucumber juice 1 tea spoon
    Clay powder as required to make a paste
    Almond oil as required for massaging

    To make cucumber juice, take cucumber and grind with little water. Mix turmeric powder and cucumber juice, if you suffer from acne then add clay powder. Apply to face and neck. Wipe out and then massage with almond oil.

Unwanted Hair

  • Make a paste of egg white, corn flour, and sugar and apply on area, let it dry and after it has been dried, pull the transparent layer formed by the paste against the direction of hair
  • After threading, waxing or any other way of hair removal, apply alum on the area, u can either take alum powder and mix it with water, use cotton to apply on the skin. You can also directly wet a piece of alum (phitkari) and rub it on the area. It weakens hair roots so please avoid its touching with areas like ur eye brows and eyelashes etc.
  • Take a tablespoon of sugar and wet it with lemon juice, use it on the area from where you have removed the hair (at least 24 hours gap should be taken i.e. if u have threaded, waxed or epilated today, apply this paste the next day). Apply on the area and gently exfoliate through the skin, continue circular motion on the skin until the paste gets all sticky...continue for 15 mins and wash off.
  • If your scrub your areas of the body with basin+milk, which are to be waxed before waxing really makes your skin glow.

Black Heads

  • Mix Sugar and Turmeric in equal quantities and make a paste with water. Apply on ur nose and wash after dried
  • Mix Baking soda with water and make a paste, apply on nose, let it dry and wash off.

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