20 Quick Natural Tan removal methods with different single ingredients

I have collected some of the best quick fix natural tan removal methods. Its summer time and that means tan  gonna haunt us for this whole season. But never mind, quick fixes are here.

I have distinguished these quick tan removal methods into various types based on fruits or vegetables or liquid based or powder ones. Which ever is convenient to you go on. 🙂

Quick Natural Tan removal methods

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Natural Tan removal methods

1. Tomato

Tomato juice acts as an natural astringent. It has skin lightening properties which reduces the dark spots on face and gives you an even skin tone. In our top list of tan removal ingredients, tomato stands out to be the number one.

> To use tomato as a natural tan removal method, just slice out a piece of fully ripe tomato and rub it vigorously on your tan effected body parts for a good 10 minutes. Let it air dry for 2 minutes and repeat the process for an another 5 minutes. Wash off with Luke warm water.

 

 

2. Lemon

Lemon has excellent acidic properties as it is a rich natural vitamin C source. Lemon acts as a natural bleaching agent that gently removes the dead skin build up on your face. It is important to remember that, Lemon should never be used directly on your skin without diluting it in water.

> To remove tan or soothen a sun burn lemon is an excellent tonic. All you need to do is, squeeze half a lemon into a bowl and add 1/4 cup of water to it. Dip a cotton pad into it and gently rub the lemon juice all over your face, hands and legs for 10 minutes. Let it dry and wash off with cold water.

 

 

3. Cucumber

Cucumber is a natural cooling agent to the skin. It soothes the skin and reduces the redness caused by sun burns or tanning. Cucumber can also be used as a natural toner after cleansing your face with a mild moisturizer.

> To remove sun tan, Slice out a piece of fresh cucumber and rub it all over your face in circular motions. You can even place the slices all over your face and relax for 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water.

 

 

4. Aloe Vera

With natural anti-inflammatory properties and cooling agents, Aloe Vera is a perfect solution for a sunburn. It will naturally heal the skin’s upper epidermal layer to eliminate tan. Instead of a store bought aloe Vera gel, i would recommend to use fresh aloe leaf to gain maximum benefit out of it.

> Cut a piece of Aloe vera and slice it into two halves to reveal the gel part. Now rub the slices in circular motions all over your face, hands & feet for a good 10 minutes. Let it dry and rub over it again before washing your face.

 

 

5. Potato

Potato has natural skin lightening properties and so it a remedy for darker under arms and dark circles too. It lightens the skin by removing the dead skin cells and reveals the skin its natural color.

> Slice out thin slices of potato and place them all over your face. After 15 minutes, Remove all the slices and take 2 fresh slices of potato and rub it all over your face for 5 minutes & then wash your face with Luke warm water.

 

 

6. Papaya

Papaya is a wonder fruit for skin, hair and health. It has natural anti aging properties and a rich source of vitamin C and B that is extremely beneficial to your skin

> Cut small pieces of raw papaya, mash them and make a fine smooth paste. Apply all over your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Before washing the face, just wet your face with water and scrub it in upper motion. now wash off with cold water.

 

 

7. Strawberries

Strawberry is an another fruit with rich source of Vitamin C in it. It helps to remove tan on skin so effectively when used  either as a face mask or just the piece to rub over your entire face.

> Slice out the strawberries and dip into salt. Rub these pieces all over your skin where there is tan. Though adding salt is completely option, it’s just to create an exfoliating effect. You can simply use the strawberries too. After 5 minutes

 

 

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8. Buttermilk

The natural Lactic acid present in buttermilk is great to treat tan and freckles on face. The sour buttermilk is highly acidic in nature and thus servers as a natural astringent to the skin.

> Take about 1/4 cup of buttermilk in a spray bottle and put it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Now you can spray the buttermilk on your face and gently massage for few minutes. Wash off the face with normal water.  Though this is completely optional, you can just go on and apply the buttermilk with a cotton pad. Storing in the refrigerator prior to application will give your skin a cooling & relaxing effect.

 

9. Apple cider vinegar

Due to the presence of alpha hydroxy acids in Apple cider vinegar, it removes the dead skin cells & exfoliates the skin to reveal its natural healthy glow. It lightens a tanned skin when used right after coming from out doors.

> Always remember to dilute raw apple cider vinegar before using. Mix Apple cider vinegar(ACV) and water in a ratio of 1:10 in a spray bottle. Spray all over you face .Let it dry and not take a cotton ball and spray ACV on it. Rub all over your face again for 3 minutes and wash off with normal water.

10. Honey

Honey has natural anti-bacterial properties. It helps to treat every skin problem from removing tan, curing blemish spots to lightening the completion in the most safe and natural way.

> Apply honey all over you face evenly. use Organic Raw Honey to ensure that it free from any preservatives or any natural sweeteners. Wash the face with Luke warm water after 20 minutes.

ALSO SEE: 4 Tasty Honey masks for glowing skin

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Natural Tan removal methods

11. Fuller’s Earth/ Multani Mitti

Multani Mitti is a great savior for oily skin. It draws out the excess oil from the skin and maintains the moisturize. It removes the tan effectively and makes your skin clear and fresh. It is more beneficial to oily skin beauties.

>Mix a tablespoon of Multani Mitti with few teaspoons of fresh homemade rose water in a clean bowl. Apply all over your face or any tan effected area. Wash with cold water and pat dry (DO NOT WASH YOUR FACE WITH SOAP).

I would recommend you to wash your face before apply any face mask, that way it open ups your pores and cleanses them effectively to remove that dirt and grim.

12. Gram Flour (Besan)

Besan is most used as a beauty ingredient than in our kitchen. Isnt it? 😛 Besan brightens your skin and lightens any imperfections such as acne spots and scars. It is beneficial in removing tan when mixed with the right ingredients.

> Mix a tablespoon of Besan, a pinch of turmeric with few drops of lemon and rose water. Apply all over your face and hands. After a couple of minutes wash your face with cold water without soap. You can apply a gentle gel based moisturizer, if your skin feels too dry.

 

13. Rice flour

Rice flour is a great savoir for aged skin. Even including rice water in your daily skin care regime would do great changes to your skin.

> Mix a tablespoon of rice flour with few teaspoons of cucumber water or rose water, whatever is available with you right now. Apply on your face spreading evenly. Wash off with cold water after 20 minutes.

One more tip is, while applying any face pack apply in upward direction i.e., starting from your chin apply with upward strikes.

 

14. Almond powder

> Ground few almonds to a fine powder and mix it with mild to form a thick paste. Apply to your face evenly and wash off with cold water after a couple of minutes.

 

15. Oatmeal powder

Oatmeal has the best skin caring properties. It heals and nourishes  your skin at the same time.  When it comes to removing the tan, no comprise. Here is a quick fix

> Oatmeal mixed with cucumber juice works well for oily skin, and when mixed with milk works great for dry skin. Apply to your well cleansed face and wash off with cold water after a couple of minutes. Pat dry and moisturize.

 

16. Sandalwood Powder

Sandalwood and rosewater are a great combination pack for skin. It gives an instant glow and hydration. Makes sure you use the best quality sandalwood powder.

>> Mix sandalwood powder and few drops of lemon juice and rosewater. Apply in your face evenly and wash off your face with cold water.

 

17. Saffron

>> Soak few strands of saffron in fresh milk for a good 30 minutes. Apply this mixture to your face.  After 10 minutes, wash off with cold water. This gives an instant brightening effect to your skin that bring back the natural glow.

 

18. Green tea

Drinking green tea often? Or even daily? Wait, Do not throw your tea bags after your sip your cup of tea. That little tea bag has many anti-bacterial and lightening properties for your skin.

> You just need to take off the cover and put the used green tea leaves into a bowl. Add a teaspoon of organic honey into it and mix well. Apply this mixture on your face with gentle scrubbing. Wait for 10 minutes and wash off. You skin feels so fresh, smooth and brightened. 🙂

 

19. Orange peel powder

Orange with high vitamin c content is an excellent skin lightening agent. Even though there are ready made orange peel powders available in the market, I would suggest your to prepare your own orange peel powder free of preservatives or any other colorants.

> Mix a tablespoon of orange peel powder and rose water. Apply evenly on to the face and and gently scrub for a minute. Let it dry for about 15 minutes and then wash off your face with cold water.

 

20. Green gram Powder

Green gram powder is an excellent cleansing agent to the skin and that is the reason its included in most of the organic cleansing powder like Kama Ayurveda or juicy chemistry. Sometimes its the dirt and the grim that sits on your face and becomes so stubborn to get off. Green gram powder is the one that helps your that time.

> You can simply use green gram powder and few drops of water to cleanse your face or else mix with rse water for a ore refreshing feeling.

 

So that’s a long list. 😀 Have you tried any of these ? If so comment which worked best for you and also if you have any other alternatives or discovered anything new by yourself, please let me know those too. I am eager to try all new stuffs 🙂 Waiting for your comments.

 

11 Must try OVERNIGHT Hair masks for super silky and soft hair

Overnight hair masks for different types of hair problems

Everyone’s hair is different and their respective hair problems too. Hair masks are an absolute go for any kinda hair problems, and that too an overnight hair mask is what you all need to soak up your hair in these extremely beneficial hair mask for a maximum time possible and allowing it to do its wonders.

I have also differentiated each hair mask which is best suited for according to  your hair problems or hair types. Be sure to try any of these amazing hair masks to reap the benefits out of it.

 

1. Egg & coconut oil hair mask:

Egg is a great source of protein. It provides enough minerals that stimulate hair growth and controls hair loss. While coconut is super hydrating and an excellent tonic for dry and damaged hair. It nourishes the ends and makes it soft while controlling the frizz to a great extent.

Best for : Dry/ Damaged Hair

FYI: Do not separate the yolk from the egg while using egg in a hair mask, because the Sulphur in the egg yolk is what you all need to stimulate the hair growth & keep hair follicles stronger. So don’t separate the yolk next time.

How to use Egg and Coconut oil hair mask:

> Mix Two eggs into a bowl and whisk them well.
> Add two full tablespoons of extra virgin cold-pressed coconut oil into the well whisked eggs.
> Mix them well.
> Apply all over your hair from roots to tips. Massage for 5 minutes.
> Wrap your hair in a Polythene and leave the mask overnight.
> Wash off with a Natural shampoo and condition as as usual in the morning.

ALSO SEE: Extreme Hair growth hair mask that are so cheap and are effective too.

 

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2. Aloe Vera & almond oil hair mask:

Aloe Vera is an all purpose plant that aids to treat every skin or hair problems. Th nutrients and antioxidants present in the Aloe Vera gel helps to treat the scalp problems very effectively and increases the hair growth. It keeps your scalp healthy and clean which in turn eliminates the flaky dandruff and bad odor.

Almond oil rich in  Vitamin E is ideal for maintains your hair soft and silky. It softens the hair shaft and makes it incredible smooth and shiny with regular use.

Best for : Dandruff/ frizzy hair

How to use Aloe Vera & Almond oil hair mask:

>Collect some fresh Aloe Vera leaves. Wash them neatly.
> Cut the thorny sides and peel the leaf into two halves. ( You can also use Aloe Vera juice that is readily available in the market from any of your trusted brands)
> Extract the gel into a bowl. Whisk it well till it forms a nice gel kinda consistency without any lumps.
> Add two tablespoons of Sweet Almond oil and mix them well.
> Apply the mixture all over your hair, Warp it with a polythene.and leave it overnight.
> Wash off with a natural shampoo in the morning.

 

ALSO SEE: How to make Aloe Vera gel in a simple way without any blender

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3. Pumpkin juice & Rose water hair mask:

Pumpkin isn’t only good for making tasty pumpkin pies but also a great remedy for hair loss. It is rich in Zinc and iron will treat hair loss from the roots and its also proven that it cures early balding in men by promoting new hair growth. It helps to decrease  hair loss and promotes new hair growth at the same time. This is a best home remedy to treat hair loss effectively.

Rose water gives your hair an lovely aroma  and keeps your hair fresh all day.

Best for : Hair loss/ Hair thinning.

How to Make pumpkin juice hair mask:

> Cut few pieces of pumpkin and put them in a blender. Blend it once to form a nice paste.
> Now add a cup of Home made rose water into the blender and blend them again.
>Extract the juice and apply all over your hair from roots to tips. Warp your hair with a polythene.
>Wash off the next morning with a mild shampoo.

 

ALSO SEE: Home made rose water in two easy steps.

 

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4. Coconut milk hair mask:

Coconut milk is extremely nourishing and cooling to the scalp. It acts as a natural hair straitening cream as well. It makes your hair silky straight and smooth and you cant resist to touch your hair. This is an absolute go to hair mask for damaged hair or split end prone hair.

Actually this one ingredient is enough to keep your hair moisturized and nourish. So I haven’t felt like adding any extra ingredient to this mask. If you like you can add few teaspoons of Organic Honey to this milk too.

Best for : Frizzy hair. Acts as a natural straightening cream.

How to make coconut milk hair mask:

> Coconut milk is also called as “Nariyal Ka dooth” in Hindi. This Milk is extracted from coconut.
> Grate or cut the inner part of the fresh coconut.
> Put the shredded coconut in a blender and blend it well till if forms a nice paste.
> Add a cup or two distilled or normal water into the blender and blend them again.
>Extract only the juice into a container using a cheese cloth.
> Apply this coconut milk all over your hair and wrap it in saran wrap and leave it overnight.
> Wash off the next morning with a mild shampoo.

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5. Amla juice hair mask:

Amla is used as an Ayurvedic medicine to treat hair loss since ages. Due to high content of Vitamin C Present in Amla, it serves as an excellent remedy for premature graying and gives hair its natural shine and bounciness. Amla juice for hair is an amazing tonic to the scalp which provides enough antioxidants and vitamins to the hair to promote healthy strong hair.

You can use either use Fresh Amla juice made from fresh gooseberries or can also use store brought Amla juice from any of your trusted brands to make this hair mask.

Best for: Premature graying of hair/rough and unmanageable hair

How to make Amla hair mask:

> Collect some Fresh Indian gooseberries and wash them under clear water.
> Cut them into small pieces and make put them in a blender.
> Add a cup of water and blend them well.
> Extract the juice in a container using a strainer to separate any left over pieces of Amla.
>Apply all over your hair. Massage for 5 minutes if you have grey hair.
>Wrap with a shower cap or polythene and leave it overnight.
> Wash off in the next morning with a herbal or natural shampoo to lock the moisture in.

ALSO SEE: How to make Amla and Curry leaves Hair oil to treat premature graying 

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6. Apple cider vinegar:

The Acetic acid present in Apple ciser vinegar will remove the product build up on your scalp from your chemical besed shampoo, conditioners, hair sprays, dry shampoos and hair serums. The harmful ngredeints like sulphates, parebens, and other alcohols based ingredients in your hair prodcuts does more harm than good.

So to clean up or to give a detox treatment to your salp to remove all that prdcuct bild up is very important to avoid any scalp infections or problems.

BEST For: All hair types.

How to make Apple cider vinegar Overnight hair mask:

Apple cider vinegar is a very concentrated liquid. So diluting it in water before using on hair/skin is what you have to keep in your mind.
> Mix Apple cider vinegar and water in 1:10 ratio in a container or spray bottle.
> Comb your hair well and spray this solution all over your hair, concentrate on you britlle/damaged hair ends.
> Wrap a shower cap and leave it overnight.
>Wash off with a mild shampoo in the next morning.

ALSO SEE: How to do Apple cider vinegar hair rinse after shower.

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7. Avocado butter & Vitamin E hair mask:

Avocado is an Savior for dry hair. Rich in amino acids, vitamins and proteins, it helps to rejuvenate your scalp promotes healthier and shiner hair.

Vitamin E oil is a great antioxidant that repairs dry hair follicles to bring back the lost moisture and shine. Regular application of vitamin E oil to your dry ends prevent them from breakage and split ends.

BEST for : Dry/ Frizzy hair.

How to make Avocado butter and vitamin E mask:

> Scoop out the avocado pulp from some fresh avocado fruits. 
>Blend them in a blender to from a nice smooth paste. Collect the paste in a bowl
>Add 1 tablespoon of vitamin e oil
> Mix the inredeints well.
> Apply all over your hair and wrap it up in a bun and cover with a shower cap.
> Let the mask do its wonders overnight. 
>Wash off the next morning using a mild shampoo.

 

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8. Rosemary & Mint hair mask:

Rosemary treats all your hair hair problems from hair loss, dandruff to premature graying and early baldness. It is an excellent hair tonic. You can either use fresh rosemary leaves if you have or can also use dried rosemary leaves that are readily available at stores. Make you to bring some good quality dried rosemary.

Mint juice gives a soothing, calming and cooling effect to your scalp especially in hot summer days. It is important to keeps your scalp cool and stress free to control hair loss if any.

BEST for: Hair loss due to stress/ Thinning of hair. Oily scalp

How to make Rosemary & Mint hair mask:

Boil some water on low flame. After 5 minutes, add 2 tablespoon full of dried rosemary leaves into the boiling water.
>Let it simmer for an another 10 minutes and off the stove.
>Let the water cool.
>In the meantime, Blend a cup of water and few fresh mint leaves in a blender.
>Extract the juice.
>Mix the mint juice and Rosemary water in a container or a spray bottle and apply all over your hair from roots to tips.
>Gently massage the scalp for 2 minutes.
> Wrap your hair up in a shower cap and wash off the next morning. 

ALSO SEE: How to make Rosemary hair rinse in two easy steps

 

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9. Green tea & lemon hair mask:

Green tea rich in anti-oxidants is best to treat dandruff in a natural way. It is also know to reduce hair loss and inhibit the growth of DHT- which hinders hair growth and causes hair loss.

Lemon which is high in vitamin c, kills the harmful bacteria or fungus and keeps your scalp clean. A healthy and clean scalp is ideal for hair growth and to be away from any other hair problems.

BEST for: Dandruff/ other Scalp infections 

How to make Green tea hair mask:

There is already a detail post written on how to use this hair mask and the benefits you get out of it. Check this Green tea and lemon hair rinse to get rid of flaky dandruff

This can also be used as an hair rinse. But to reap the maximun benefits out of this recipe, an overnight hair mask is the best way.

 How to get rid of flaky dandruff

10. Mayonnaise hair mask:

Mayonnaise is  made with eggs and some oils. It gives great nourishment to your scalp and makes your hair silky smooth with just one application. You can just go a head and prepare your own mayonnaise or bring some good quality mayonnaise from any of your trusted brand

BEST for: Frizzy hair/ Dry hair/ Damaged hair

How to Mayonnaise hair mask:

Apply Mayonnise all over your hair concentrate more on the ends where hair is prone to split ends or dryness. 
>Wrap your hair up and cover it with a shower cap.
> Wash your hair with a natural shampoo and rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar if you feel that your hair is greasy. 

 

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11. Curd & olive oil hair mask:

Curd is extremely beneficial to your scalp. It has excellent cooling abilities when taken both internally and externally. The acidity present in the curd softens your hair naturally and keeps them frizz free all the day. Be sure to use home made curd to get maximum benefits out of this hair mask.

Olive oil is ultra conditioning and smothening oil to your hair. It makes your hair so silky, shiny and tangle free. It reverses the hair damage caused by using excessive heat styling tools.

BEST for : Rough hair/ Straightened-damaged hair

How to make curd and olive oil hair mask:

> Mix 2 cups of curds (one/two according to your length of your hair) with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
> Whisk the mixture well, until the oil gets mixed well into the curd.
> Apply all over your hair from roots to tips and wrap up with a shower cap.
> Leave it overnight and wash off with a mild shampoo in the morning with a mild shampoo.

 

 

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So which hair mask you are gonna try this night? Comment your choice below and let’s see which hair mask most of you are gonna try. 🙂

 

How to Get baby soft feet Overnight – 5 Easy Steps at home

Busy schedules often make us neglect the basic skin care that is essential to keep our skin look healthy. And what do you think the most neglected part in our body is? Our feet..! Yeah.. Most of the women, especially working women do not get sufficient time to care for their feet properly.

The manicures and the pedicures that you get done in salons which cost you around INR 300-500 doesn’t even last long if you don’t put extra effect to maintain them properly. It is the same old feet after a week.

But don’t worry, If you follow these simple steps at your home once a week you don’t even need a pedicure that often. Let’s get started..

Recommended: DIY Pedicure at home to get soft feet

How to get soft feet overnight

Follow these 5 easy steps to get baby soft feet in just one night. These DIY remedies are so safe and easy that you can start doing these right now.

Soak and Relax

Busy day? Tired and stressed to hell? What can be more relaxing than a foot soak with warm water. 🙂

Soak with some aromatic bath salts and few drops of any essential oil of your choice to get a nice relaxing feel to your whole body. Foot soak is one of the best distressing remedy that you can do  at your home.

But to remove the dead skin accumulated on your skin and to keep your feet ready for the further steps in this process, this is best remedy that you can follow..

All you need is..

  1. A small tub to soak your feet
  2. Hot water
  3. Listerine original
  4. Vinegar

It sounds crazy to use Listerine for a foot soak..but it really works and helps to remove the dead skin effectively. Use the “gold” version i.e the original version of Listerine but not the blue one as it may dye your feet to blue.

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  • Soak your feet in the mixture of – 1 cup original Listerine, 1 cup vinegar, and a tub full of warm water. You can add few rose petals for a perfect spa feel . It’s completely option. Soak for about 15 minutes.

Cut & File your Nails… 

Trim and file your nails to the required length of your wish. Remove the dirt and grim accumulated in your nails. Clean them properly and wash again with clean water. This will help your feet to look clean and healthy and free from germs and harmful bacteria. Some of the tools that can be useful here in this step are..

Nail cutters
Nail file
Cuticle Pusher

These basic tools will help you remove the dead skin and germs in and on your nails effectively.

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Don’t forget to remove callus..

The heel part is where the callus is formed frequently. Get a callus remover or any pumice stone and gently remove all the callus formed on you feet. As the feet are soaked for a good amount, it should be easy to get rid of the dead skin and callus off from the feet.

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Foot mask and wrap

A foot mask is something that will help your feet get extra nourishment. I prefer to use an acidic foot mask wrapped in a thin saran wrap. This gives an extra anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial properties.

All you need is..

How to get soft feet overnight

  1. Tomato pulp
  2. 1/2 tablespoon Lemon juice
  3. 1 teaspoon honey

Do this way..

  • Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl. Massage you feet with this mixture and wrap it with a saran wrap. Let it do its magic to your feet for about 10 minutes. Remove the wrap now and wash off with cold water. This will also help to remove tan on your feet with regular usage.

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Protect with moisture

The last but not the least, moisturization. Locking the moisture in your feet is the most crucial part in taking care of your feet. It helps to keep your feet healthy and away from cracks and dryness.

You need not buy high end foot creams to complete this step. All you need is these two simple ingredients and you are done with your own foot cream that you can prepare within 1 minute.

You need..

  1. Vaseline
  2. Vitamin E capsules.

How to get soft feet

How to prepare your own foot care cream

  • Take a small amount of Vaseline onto your palm
  • Take one or two capsules of Vitamin E and Pierce them with a safety pin to get the oil onto your palm.
  • Mix them well

Before going to bed, Apply this mixture all over your foot. Concentrating more on the heel part where the cracks are seen. Wear socks and have a happy sleep. Wake up to see your baby soft feet. 🙂

CAUTION: I recommend to apply this DIY foot cream just before going to bed as your foot will be slippery after you apply this, to go anywhere else. Wear socks to lock the moisture.

 

 

And yeah..!! As simple as it sounds. Isn’t it? Try these 5 easy steps to get those super baby soft feet in just one night. Let me know how well did it worked for you. I would love to hear from you all.

Comment your experiences. I am waiting …. 🙂

Don’t forget to SHARE these simple steps with your loved ones. I am sure they are gonna love them too.

2 Natural Hair rinses for shiny hair- Straightened & damaged hair #3

Hey smartiess..!! Once again welcome to the Straightened & Damaged hair series. This is the 3rd one of the series. And if you are new here and don’t know what this series is about, It is all about taking care and repairing your hair which was straightened and damaged. Basically for the hair which underwent keratin treatments, smoothening/straightening treatments and is seriously damaged.

I have been using these natural home made chemical free methods from the past one year  to bring back life and health in my hair. And I can say you, there has been a lot of improvement in my hair. I’m happy to share these things that worked for me with you all, because I know there are girls like me who had dealt with frustrating damaged hair problems.

If you haven’t read the previous parts of these series yet…here they are

Hot oil treatment series #1

Hair Softening masks series #2

So today I’m gonna share 2 Hair rinses that has played a good part in providing the lost shine in my hair back. These are my favorite hair rinses. Hair rinses are amazing, because they are so easy and cheap. It doesn’t take much of your time, perfect for lazy girls like me. 😀

Natural Hair rinses for shiny hair

Before we go to the Hair rinse recipes let me just clear you how these hair rinses actually work and have some the miraculous benefits that gives you glossy shine to your hair.

How does hair rinses Work?

Natural Hair rinses Have an excellent cleansing properties that cleans you scalp and hair effectively where your shampoo has failed to do so. Even though you feel that your scalp is super clean after shampooing it, your scalp doesn’t feel in the same way. It has been buildup with chemical products that are really hard to remove with other chemical stuffed shampoos. It needs an extra power and nourishment which can be given from these natural hair rinses.

 

Why are hair rinses necessary?

Natural hair rinses are the best way to give your hair a break from chemical loaded products. These hair rinses effectively rinses out all the product buildup on scalp and controls the oil production. It maintains the right balance of oils on your scalp without actually drying.

 

What benefits Hair rinses give?

The right hair rinses chosen specially for your hair condition and scalp will reap some of the maximum benefits. For eg: Rosemary can relive stress and anxiety thus reduces the hair fall that causing it. These hair rinses adds extra shine and bounce to the hair with an all natural look.

 

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Rosemary Hair rinse

Natural hair rinses for shiny hair

This is my all time favorite hair rinse. Rosemary power is just a miraculous herb. It has some of the rare benefits that none other herbs give you. It is extremely beneficial for hair stimulation that promotes healthy hair growth.

  • Promotes healthy hair growth by enhancing blood circulation on the scalp
  • Reduces the amount of hair fall after shampooing
  • Gives a nice aroma to the hair
  • Has excellent anti-inflammatory properties that inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria on the scalp.

The benefits are just numerous. I can just go on writing about rosemary and never stop.

How to Rinse with rosemary water?

  • Boil the water on high flame till the water starts to evaporate into steam.
  • Put 2-3 steps of rosemary leaves into the boiling pot. Reduce the flame to low and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Off the stove
  • Let the water cool. Now Stain the water into a jug or container.
  • After you shampoo and condition your hair, just dump the rosemary water all over your hair. No need to wash your hair again.

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This rinse Can be done once every week.

OPTIONAL: You can also use dried rosemary if you do not have fresh rosemary leaves.

Buy shed dried rosemary here.

And that it. Enjoy your beautifully smelling hair for the rest of the day.

 

   Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Do you have any idea about how well we are damaging our hair with our own hands, by using chemically loaded products from shampoo to serums and hair sprays. These may give you temporary gorgeous looking hair for a day or two? But a long term usage of these products will cause chemical buildup on your scalp that ultimately produces more oil and thus attracts more dust and grim which causes more hair fall.

Natural hair rinses for shiny hair

This is where apple cider vinegar will act as an rescuer.It cleans away scalp and hair properly where your shampoo has failed to do so. Controls the sebaceous glands and limits the oil production on your scalp. Thus promotes healthy hair and radiates it natural shine.

How to use Apple cider vinegar as a Hair Rinse?

  • As apple cider vinegar is a concentrated liquid, it is always recommend to use it in a diluted form. Mix Apple Cider vinegar and water in 1:5 ratio in a jar. Mix them well. Dump it all over your hair and scalp after you shampoo and conditioning your hair.
  • Leave it as  such. No need to rinse with water again. Let the hair air dry. If you feel the hair is little dry, you can apply any natural serum of your choice.

Natural hair rinses for shiny hair

CAUTION: Don’t let this rinse go into your eyes, as this stuff will sting your eyes.

This rinse can be done once every week.

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Try these hair rinses next time and tell me how good your hair feels. I’ll be waiting for your comments. 🙂

And do not forget to share these amazing hair rinse recipes with your besties. 🙂 Show them some Love.

 

Intense Hot oil treatment with 6 oils – Straightened & Damaged Hair #1

If you have ever straightened or smoothened( I don’t know the correct spelling but this is how the beauticians or the parlor guys call it)  your hair, then you could have loved your hair like never before. But wait, did you ever tried doing it again after a couple of months later? How does your hair look now? Horrible? Right? You might have also literally cried after seeing your once-beautiful-hair in such condition.

Do not worry, because you are not alone. Yeah..!! I experienced this Sh*t. I literally freaked out after I saw my hair the next morning I smoothned it. If you could compare the dried grass and my hair, the grass would won being better than my hair. I never ever saw my hair in such a condition. My tears were at the verge of my eyes to start roll down on my cheek.

I have no damn Idea why did my hair has become like this. I soon went to that  parlor in which I have done my smoothening and asked that fellow- why the heck is my hair like this? Surprising he has no idea of it and casually guessed the reason might be because of re-smoothening the hair which was already done earlier ( that too an year ago. Seriously?).

What ever it might be, I cannot get my hair back. That for sure, I thought.

It’s almost been an year since this happened

And then I decided, No matter What I’ll repair my hair and get the sheer that it once had. I was determined and was trying every natural remedy to bring back the life in my hair.

In this process, I have explored some of the best methods which are specially beneficial to straightened/ smoothned hair. So here we go. The first series is about an intense hot oil treatment to bring back the lost moisture in your hair.

Before we start, let me tell you one thing, If you are still using any heat styling tools…Stop using them right now. RIGHT NOW.!! Let your hair breathe.

Series #1- Intense Hot Oil Treatment for dry hair

I am not talking about the store brought hair oils which are stuffed with cheap mineral oils that only harm your hair more and cause hair fall( I am really thankful to god that this incident didn’t cause my hair to fall). Using some of the best cold pressed and unrefined oils for your scalp not only helps to regain your moisture in your hair but also repair the hair shaft that is damaged due to severe heat and styling.

I am using these 6 oils that are best at its quality to prepare my own intense hot oil treatment for dry hair.

 

These are the oils that i use 

Olive oil : Nourishes the hair, controls frizz and smoothens damaged hair.

Intense hot oil treatment for dry hair

Jojoba oil : Useful in treating excessive dryness of scalp & helps hair cells to reproduce at a rapid pace.

Intense hot oil treatment for dry hair

Argan oil : Tames frizz, split ends, and fly aways. An excellent after shampooing serum for dry hair too.

Intense hot oil treatment for dry hair

Castor oil : Improves hair texture. Useful for thin hair prone to hair fall & breakage. Promotes rapid hair growth.

Intense hot oil treatment for dry hair

Almond oil : Sweet Almond oil rich in vitamin E and vitamins is best to treat dry hair. Savior for damaged hair.

Intense hot oil treatment for dry hair

Coconut oil : An all purpose oil is a great base oil for treating dryness and helps to provide lost moisture back.

Intense hot oil treatment for dry hair

 

Method:

Don’t Panic. This is not as complicated that you need to start worrying about the preparation of this oil for hot oil treatment. I’ll just break down this method into 3 types that best suits for your hair type or condition.

For severely burnt, dry and frizzy hair 

This kind of hair is more prone to breakage and if not cared properly may lead to severe hair fall too. This type of hair is adamant to stay at its place properly. You hair looks like a bundle of fried grass literally.

This right potion of oils will help you control your frizz to a great extent.

  • 1 tbsp of Castor oil
  • 3 tbsp of Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of Almond oil
  • 1 tbsp of Jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp of Argan oil
  • 1 tbsp of Coconut oil

 

For rough, uneven ends – Completely unmanageable 

This type of hair is caused when the ends are extremely dry and that causes split ends easily. Each and every stand will have split ends. This is because your hair has completely fried and in addition to that you have used chemicals to treat them which even made them look more worse.

If so, then this is the right portion of oils that you can try to diminish the damage further.

  • 2 tbsp of Jojoba oil
  • 2 tbsp of Argan oil
  • 1 tbsp of Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of Castor oil
  • 1 tbsp of Almond oil

For always tangled hair and that even causes hair fall

This kinda hair is which you need to be extremely careful with. The hair becomes so thin due to excessive straitening and usage of chemicals.  As a result, it easily tangles up and if handled roughly while detangling your hair causes hair fall.

Try this simple recipe to combat hairfall and smothen your hair with every wash after you use this hot oil treatment.

  • 2 tbsp of Coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of Castor oil
  • 1 tbsp of Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of Almond oil
  • 1 tbsp of Argan oil
  • 1 tbsp of Jojoba oil

 

The right way to heat up your oil

Using micro-oven to heat up your oil, is not recommended. It will heat the oil beyond its heating point and the oils may lose its natural properties thereafter.  Instead try heating up your oil mildly using double boiling method.

This is How you can do it:

  • Take a large bowl of hot water. Now half immerse the bowl in which you have put your oils mixture.Wait for 5 min.

  • Now stir the oil well and apply all over your hair.

     

Intense hot oil treatment for dry hair

 

Do this hot oil treatment twice a week for better results. And most importantly learn to be patient while using natural treatments to your hair, as these may take different time to different types of hair depending upon the damage.

If you have ever experienced this kinda disasters done to your hair, let me know what have you done to improve its condition. Comment below and lets have a chat.

You can also share your worst/Best parlor experiences. I’ll post it here in this section. Lets be aware and lets make others aware of these.

Share to your friends who have damaged their hair in the name of hair straightening or smoothning. Show Some Love. 🙂