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Henna -- stop hair loss in its tracks with this home remedy

Henna is a herbal remedy packed with healing properties to tackle common hair problems like hair fall.

Written by Priyanka Ganwani |Updated : March 19, 2015 10:34 AM IST

Henna is commonly used as a natural hair colour and conditioner but it is packed with hair repairing and strengthening properties. It can be used with various other complementing hair ingredients for hair packs to control hair damage and excessive hair fall.

Benefits of henna for hair loss

  1. Henna helps give volume to the hair shaft and improves your hair texture making it look beautiful, silky and strong.
  2. Henna is a soothing conditioner for your hair and scalp. It not only helps add shine and volume to it, but protects it from further damage by forming a protective coat over it.
  3. It has properties that help repair hair cuticles, making hair strands thick and strong.

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Henna leaves with mustard oil

Henna leaves and mustard oil are an ideal combination for hair growth. For this, take 250 ml of mustard oil add in about 60g of washed and dried henna leaves. Boil this mixture until the leaves are burnt and then filter the oil using muslin cloth. Then, cool and store the oil in an airtight container and use it to massage your hair regularly.

Henna powder with curd

Henna helps strengthen the roots, while curd acts like a hair tonic with moisturising and hair conditioning properties. Take 1 cup of the dry powder from henna leaves and mix well with half a cup of curd. Apply this to the hair and allow to dry, and wash thoroughly with cool water and a mild shampoo. For beautiful hair, you could also try these other home-made packs henna hair packs.

Henna, amla, methi seeds hair pack

This hair pack is ideal for protein restoration required to strengthen the roots. The application of amla is known to penetrate into the scalp to make the roots stronger. Methi or fenugreek seeds are packed with proteins, iron, vitamin C which make it a beneficial ingredient for healthy hair growth. For this pack, take 1 cup of amla, 3 tablespoons of henna powder, 2 tablespoons of methi seeds and 1 egg white with juice from 1 lemon. Mix these ingredients at least 1 hour before applying to your scalp and hair. Rinse your hair within 45 minutes. You could apply this once a week for the desired results.

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