Hair breakage: 7 most common causes and preventions
Jul06

Hair breakage: 7 most common causes and preventions

Break ups and splits are scary things for your hair too! While we will not go into giving you relationship advice, but wish you only the best in that, we do have a few words to share if you are worried about hair breakage or split ends. Firstly we can help you understand why hair breakage happens, and along the way we can suggest some easy preventive methods and remedies that can put the style back in your hair as well as the smile on your face! Let’s understand some of the reasons behind hair breakage.   1. Dehydration of your hair and scalp Hair, as do all other parts of your body, needs its fair share of moisture. Otherwise naturally it gets brittle and starts splitting at the ends and breaking off. This dehydration could be for a variety of reasons. Either you are not drinking enough fluids which can be tackled by monitoring your water intake, or the water in your taps is hard with heavy metals and chlorine which can be tackled by using special filtering shower heads, or your shampoo and conditioner does not contain the amount of moisture required for your type of hair.   2. Sleeping on pillows with cotton pillow cases While cotton might sound like an organic healthy option, the friction between the material and your hair will cause your hair to break more than if you opted for a satin or a silk pillow case. The micro fibres in cotton, however soft, snag your hair without you realizing it, and in your sleep, as you toss and turn, slowly and steadily damages your hair.   3. Blow drying your hair Blow drying your hair immediately takes the moisture out of your hair, as it is supposed to do. And if you blow dry dripping wet hair you will tend to overdo the drying. If you have to blow dry it, you should dry your hair with a towel instead of rubbing it, and then blow dry it using as little heat as possible. Keep in mind that you should not pull unnecessarily at your hair while drying nor should the dryer be too close to your hair. A valuable tip is to just invest in a good quality blow dryer which dries hair quickly without overheating it.   4. Exposing your hair to too many harsh chemicals Think twice before running to any salon to get a quick hair colour, straightening or perm before an evening out. The quick fixes are usually done using harsh chemicals, heat treatments and such which take the strength and health out of your hair...

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RANG BARSE
Mar20

RANG BARSE

It is that month of the year where we talk, walk, see, feel and hear colors. Yes you are so right! Holi is just around the corner. And we know despite all the fun, food and excitement there is one worry that is playing on your mind – How do you take care of your skin and still not lose out on the fun. It indeed is a genuine concern considering the amount of chemicals and other harmful products that will be rubbed on your delicate skin. But trust us when we say that we can help you reduce the harmful effects to a great xtent. Just follow the following simple steps before you shout your lungs out – “HOLI HAI”. While you are busy trying to sort the old clothes to look for what you want to wear, allow us to remind you that you must choose a dress that helps you cover most of your body, things like polo t shirts or dresses with full sleeves and trousers, leggings or denims. This will ensure less damageable area. Apply generous amounts of cold cream, body oil, olive oil, baby oil or such products that will keep your skin greasy. This will restrict the colors from penetrating deep in your pores. Also use water based sun screens to avoid tanning. Use of lip balms to protect the sensitive skin on the lips is a great idea. Protect your nails by applying petroleum jelly. You must prepare your skin for Holi much in advance by keeping in hydrated since all the rubbing and scrubbing may cause dryness of the skin. Hence drink lots of water and juices. Oil your hair well. Consider coconut oil. This will prevent the color from settling in your roots and also help them stay stronger at the time of hair wash. If you have acne prone skin you may want to first visit your dermatologist to know the best treatment since your skin is more sensitive than the others. The most difficult part of the day is when it is time to wash off the colors. Please understand that sometimes not all the color can be washed away. It is fine. Don’t panic and don’t be harsh with your skin. Remember that vigorously scrubbing your body will only cause more damage. To begin with avoid hot water shower. Use cold or luke warm water. Use of kerosene, petrol and spirits is an absolute NO. It will only aggravate the damage to your skin. Use a soap or body wash that has a moisturizer. That will help avoid dehydration. You can also mix some gram flour...

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Healthy Hair Talk
Nov05

Healthy Hair Talk

Hair issues are very common these days. There are several issues that we all face but are unaware about the reasons. It is important to understand the causes so that we can ensure healthy hair for everyone. Hair fall:For a woman there is nothing more disheartening than having to face hair fall everyday. Whether it is her comb or the shower drain or the pillow with loose strands of hair, everything suddenly becomes hostile if she is suffering from hair fall. Most of the women start facing hair fall from the age of 25 onwards and 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40. The major reason for hair fall is lack of iron in the body. Iron rich food like beans, red meat, green leafy vegetables etc. will definitely help in easing the concern while helping the body get required iron. Intake of multivitamins is also recommended. Itchy scalp:The scalp has its own way to nourish our hair. It produces natural oil that nourishes and conditions the hair. If the scalp stops producing this oil, the scalp tends to become dry and thus result in itchy scalp. The reason for the scalp to not produce natural oil is lack of beta carotene. This can be tackled by eating pumpkins, carrots, spinach, orange. Dandruff: Excessive oily scalp results in dandruff in the hair which is caused by yeast overgrowth in hair. Rely on very good anti dandruff hair products and avoid over moisturizing your hair and take vitamin B6 which is found in liver and egg yolk. Loss of natural hair color: Excessive exposure to sun can bring dryness to the hair and loss of their natural color. Hair products rich in SPF should be used to protect hair from damage from the sun. Also eating foods rich in Vitamin E should be enhanced. Things like almonds, spinach, pine nuts, avocado, papaya, wheat etc. must be made a part of the daily diet. Greying of hair: Ageing is no more the only reason for greying of hair. Other reasons like lack of Vitamin C and E, zinc and copper can also cause this concern. These help in the metabolism involved in giving hair its natural color and hence their intake should be ensured. The issue can be genetic or even related excessive stress and tension. Thinning of hair: The main component of hair is protein. Lack of protein can cause hair to be dry, weak and thin. A diet rich in proteins like meat, milk, cheese, pulses etc. are highly recommended. Reduced or no hair growth: On an average hair should grow at...

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The Miracle Therapy
Oct07

The Miracle Therapy

Reflexology for some is a therapy involving application of pressure to specific points in hands and feet. Not that they are incorrect, but for us Reflexology is a journey of 30 minutes where we transport you from the daily hustle bustle of life to an exceptionally relaxed state of mind, body and soul which is almost divine. Book Appointment In the hectic schedules of our lives we often ignore the urge of our mind and body for rest and so we bring to you the perfect way to relax. Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the fact that there are reflexes in our body like in feet, hands and ears, which communicate with every gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, Reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation, relieves pain and cleanses the body of toxins. Reflexology works equally well for all ages. You can talk to our team of trained reflexologists who will help you with the details that are required to attend to your needs. Book your appointment at the earliest and be amazed with what it means to just sit back and relax at an Enrich Salon near...

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If you have to cry, do so in winter!
Jan22

If you have to cry, do so in winter!

Help! It’s ultraviolet rays time! It always is, but during winter it hits our eyes harder. Yes it is worse to those surrounded by snow, but it cause enough damage to others too. It can cause cataracts and photo keratitis, which is like having sunburn on your eye ball! Another thing to consider is the sudden dryness of the weather. This leads to less moisture inside the eyes and the tear glands just cannot keep up. This leads to itchy dry eyes that hurt, cause blurring of vision, make you feel like your eyes are burning, or watery vision as the eyes try to extra compensate. But don’t worry. Keep your eyes peeled while you read what Enrich Salons says about how to tackle all this and more. Wrap around sunglasses at any time is a good idea so the rays can’t sneak in through the corners. If you are into winter sports protective sport goggles with polycarbonate lenses fitted to your eyes are a must. Did you know that warming your feet is like applying a hair dryer to your eye ball? Make use of this knowledge when in a cold car. Turn the heat on so it heats your feet. Also if you turn on the face blast, it will actually dry out your eyes more. No you do not want that. Apart from ultraviolet rays and dryness there are other problems. Here are a few tips on how to tackle them: Get a comprehensive and annual eye examination done during winter. Do not share make up, as viruses like pink eye are very common and spread fast. This rule applies throughout the year, with a special emphasis in winter. Contact lens users use drops more often than usual. To keep your eyes hydrated here are a few tips: Use eye drops. Have a lot of soup since in winter you do not feel like drinking so much water. Eat fish.The Omega 3 acids decrease eye inflammation. If you don’t like fish, take a fish oil supplement. This will also increase the productivity of your tear glands to the required level. Lastly, use eye make up from good brands only as your eyes are specially susceptible this time of the...

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Hair is not snow. Stop it from falling in winter.
Jan12

Hair is not snow. Stop it from falling in winter.

Hair fall is more common than you think, and you tend to infer that you are the only sufferer. Every one’s hair falls at all times, and while at times it is a natural phenomenon, at times the cause needs to be looked into. Whatever be the cause, hair tends to fall more in winter. Hair Services @ Enrich Enrich Salons tells us why, and how to tackle it best. The different causes of hair fall may be stress, unhealthy lifestyles, lack of hygiene, to name a few. Stress takes its toll on all of us in this day and age in every which way. Hair fall is one of the results of this. Unhealthy lifestyles lead to a lot of side effects, one of them being hair fall. If you do not eat the right things, do not exercise, smoke or drink alcohol, you can literally clumps of your hair fall off every time you brush or shampoo. Lack of regular healthy hair cleaning and nourishing also causes hair fall. So what do you do about it, specially this winter? Read on. Keep dandruff away. Dandruff is a common issue if your scalp is dry, Use anti-dandruff cleansers Keep you hair tied loosely. Tight hairstyles tend to put a strain on your hair that is any way not too elastic at this time of the year. Do this even when going to bed. While combing, do it gently. Do not do it more often than needed. Eat well. Eat food rich in vitamins and minerals, like fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts. Stay away from fatty food, sugar and processed food. Hair Services @ Enrich Here are a few home treatments to help you along through the winter: A hot oil treatment adds nourishment to your hair like no other. To do this, warm a mixture of olive oil and coconut oil, and apply it well into the scalp and hair strands. Leave it on for one or two hours. Do it at least once a week and repeat every week. So do not lose any more hair over hair fall. Give your hair a great...

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