Lemon is a boon for your hair. Not only is lemon useful in keeping many a hair problem at bay, but it makes your hair shiny and smooth. One of the most readily available items that it is in the market as well as in your fruit baskets at home, lemon can be used easily to reap all the beauty benefits you can think of. It is widely used as a significant component in various hair care products.
Lemon and Hair: Top Five Beauty Facts
1. Lemon is rich in Vitamin C and thus, it helps to impart luster to dull hair and check premature graying of hair.
2. Lemon contains citric acid which is efficient in removing dandruff.
3. The anti-inflammatory properties of lemon make it effective in treating a variety of scalp problems (like scalp acnes).
4. Lemon is an anti-oxidant; so, it is integral to the maintenance of healthy hair.
5. Rubbing the juice of lemon is useful in regulating glands, stimulating the flow of blood and thereby promoting hair re-growth.
Lemon for Hair: Easy Tips and Ideas
• Lemon for dandruff: The juice of fresh lemon should be mixed with warm olive oil and rubbed on scalp. Wash off with your favorite shampoo after thirty minutes. Coconut oil can be used as an alternative to olive oil. In case of extreme dandruff problems, squeeze lemon juice and apply it directly on your scalp (you can also dilute it with a few drops of water); this might produce a tingling sensation but it is an excellent home remedy to treat dandruff. You can do it once in a week.
• Lemon for deep conditioning the hair: Combine three spoons of lemon juice with seven spoons of olive oil and five spoons of raw honey. After taking a bath, towel dry your hair and apply the mixture on your hair. Cover your hair for thirty minutes with a plastic cap. Shampoo your hair and rinse it thoroughly as usual. This hair treatment is more effective if you have dry and damaged hair.
• Lemon for hair loss: Combine the juice of a lemon with coconut water and massage your scalp with the mixture. Do it once a week to reduce hair loss.
• Lemon for itchy scalp: Are you suffering from itchy scalp? Just mix the juice of a lemon with an egg and apply it on your scalp to relieve itches.
• Lemon as final rinse for conditioning: Mix the juice of half a lemon in a mug of water and use it as the last rinse after shampooing to impart natural sheen to your hair. Isn’t that easy?
• Lemon mask for oily hair: Add one spoon of baking soda and two spoons of lemon juice to five spoons of yoghurt. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it on for forty-five minutes or so. Do it once a week to treat oily hair.
Lemon to Bleach Hair Naturally:
If you want to lighten your hair and yet refrain from using any chemicals, apply the juice of a lemon directly on your hair. Depending upon the results you desire, you can either apply it in steaks or on your entire hair. Find a comfortable place to sit in the sun. Sit for about one hour continuously and apply lemon juice on your hair again. Continue to sit in the sun. This procedure has to be repeated multiple times before you can see any change of hair color.
Lemon Bleach Tips and Warnings:
Use sunscreen with high SPF generously to protect your skin while you sit in the sun. The procedure is effective if you have a lighter hair shade (blonde) naturally. It may not be very effective for dark hair (which is the case mostly with Indians); perhaps you would get a reddish tone then. Make sure that you use a good quality shampoo and conditioner so that your hair does not become too dry. Do not overuse lemons. One lemon a day is enough. If you overuse, you might end up getting a brassy color which looks rather odd.
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