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How to Get Rid of Lice: Natural Home Remedies for Lice

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Monsoon woes don’t end with dandruff. The sweaty and sticky scalp brings lice with it. Worry not, as there are solutions in the form of onion and garlic juice.

Hair transplant surgeon Sakshee Sareen says that due to accumulation of sweat in the scalp, chances of hair lice or fungal infection increases during the monsoon season.

“And since the scalp remains wet for a longer duration, the hair lice multiplies very rapidly,” Sareen told IANS.

Lice are found mostly in long hair, and she advises not to tie up damp hair.

“Lice are found majorly in long hair because they can easily lodge and multiply in comparison to shorter hair. If long hair is tied up for long, the chances of lice increases because of the dampness and sweat,” she said.

But women need not fear as one can take steps to prevent lice from attacking the scalp.

“Those with long hair specially should wash their hair regularly and after washing should completely dry their hair before tying it up. Once or twice in a week, check for lice and brush hair with soft bristle comb,” said Sareen.

Since lice spread fast, even if a family member or friend has the problem you should take care. She advises not to share personal belongings like comb, hair accessories, pillow and other products that touch the hair.

Sareen suggests few home remedies for lice. Garlic, neem and onion can be of great help.

Natural home remedies For Lice:

“Apply garlic paste or juice all over your hair and scalp, keep it for some 30-40 minutes, then wash it. One can try onion juice and white vinegar mixture – apply it on your scalp and keep it for at least an hour. Neem oil is also very effective to remove hair lice and it should be kept for one-and-a-half to two hours,” she said.

If you think natural remedies consume time, use medicated lotions or sprays.

“There is anti-lice shampoo also, but it will only kill the lice not the eggs. So it’s better to opt for natural solutions,” she said.(IANS)

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Myths Busted: Tips for healthy hair in summer

Always apply hair serum with finger tips and do not apply hair serum too close to the scalp to avoid oily look

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Tips to take care of your hair in summer! Pixabay

Summer can bring in several hair woes. From using right serum to brushing in a proper way, experts say there are easy ways to tame your mane.

Arpit Jain, founder and Managing Director of Auraine Botanicals, suggests tips to keep your hair healthy:

* Hair serum: Always apply hair serum with finger tips and do not apply hair serum too close to the scalp to avoid oily look as applying serum with finger tips will give better look to your hair.

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Summers can make hair frizzy and oily. Pixabay

* Hair wash: Wash your hair twice or thrice a week to retain essential oils. Ensure that you wash your hair with warm water (neither too hot and nor too cold) to avoid frizz and damaged hair.

* Brushing: Brush your hair in balancing manner so that too much of brushing does not distribute oil all over your hair.

* Dry shampoo: As summers have set in, dry shampoo is going to be your everyday saviour if you don’t have time to wash your hair regularly then dry shampoo will help in hair to not look greasy and matte.

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* Tie your hair: To avoid extra stress to your hair, tie your hair when you sleep and when you go out in the sun or dust. This prevents your hair from the further damage.

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Vibhoar, Director of NEU Salonz, busts some myths that can help you to get healthy hair this summer.

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Cutting hair at regular intervals is important. Pixabay

* Cutting your hair regularly makes it grow faster: It is a myth! Hair grows from the root, and the body cannot detect when it has been cut (shaving, plucking or tweezing is a different story). Cutting the hair removes split ends which help the hair stay more aligned and look healthier. Perceptually, if you get your hair cut regularly you will probably be more aware of how quickly it grows.

* Be rough: You really have to be rough to get the lather going. Remember, your hair is delicate when it is wet, so be gentle. Massaging your shampoo in with soft, circular movements will give you a few minutes of bliss.

* Dying your hair will cause damage: Bleaching hair can dry it out and damage it however there are plenty of nourishing treatments to help replenish hair. Invest in good quality, hydrating shampoos and conditioners and use a mask once a week to keep your hair in the best condition possible.

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Balancing between the delicate care that hair needs and sporting a trendy hairstyle can be challenging during summers. Pixabay

* Stress is making your hair fall out: It is definitely true that certain traumatic events have been linked to hair loss. Things, like suffering a major illness, gaining weight, career struggles or a death of loved one can trigger hair loss. However, the types of hair loss associated with high stress are typically telogen effluvium, a “resting phase” in which hair follicles stop growing, and alopecia areata, patchy hair loss. Both of which are temporary, reversible, and easily treated with topical or oral solutions to jumpstart the recovery process. IANS

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