Posts Tagged ‘hair care’

Enjoy the festival of colours without worrying about your skin!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

holi_01_240x240_mar13As you get ready to enjoy the festival of colours, make sure your skin is ready for all the fun and frolic. Colours are an important part of Holi, however when they come in contact with your skin, it can be extremely harmful. A little bit of care can go a long way to make you ready for this riot of colors.

Dr. Sangeeta Amladi- Head Medical Services, Kaya Skin Clinic shares some easy steps to keep your skin and hair healthy during and post holi.

For your Skin:
The hazardous chemicals can cause severe skin allergy or irritation, to prevent this we suggest:

Before Holi:

  • Wear clothes that covers maximum parts of your body
  • Apply waterproof sunscreen or coconut oil on all exposed body parts
  • Trim your nail properly. Apply a thick coat of nail polish and put petroleum jelly under the nail edges


Walnuts good for weight management

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

food01_240x240_jan20Nuts have gotten a bad rap for being too high in fat, but the truth about them is that nuts, especially walnuts, are a powerhouse of nutrition.

Contrary to what people believe, walnuts are actually good for weight management since an ounce of walnut contains 2.5g of omega 3 fats, 4g of protein and 2g of fibre that help provide satiety, Diabetic Living India magazine reported.

Any successful weight management plan must include the satiety factor; so walnut is undoubtedly the right food to consider if you are into a weight management programme. Despite being ‘dense in calories, walnuts can be an important tool in helping you lose weight.

These nuts can also reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating about 28 walnut halves a day provides antioxidants and phytosterols that may help reduce the risk of the disease.


Store makeup in a cool, dry place: Ruhee M. Bindra

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

doc_03_240x240_jan16Ruhee M. Bindra is a Celebrity Make-Up and Hair Designer. She has worked with all the ace production houses and celebrities in the Indian film and television industry. Her forte is make up and hair designing for features, reality shows, brand endorsement TVCs, fashion magazine covers, red carpet events and fashion shows.

She has been honoured and nominated at the IIFA Awards for designing make-up and hair for Yash Raj award winning prestigious films like ‘Chak De India’ and ‘Rocket Singh’.

Her client list includes Gauhar Khan, R Madhavan, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Sidhu, Shazahn Padamsee, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Genelia D’Souza, Nisha Rawal, Saina Nehwal, Amy Jackson, Karan Mehra, Tarana Raja and Claudia Ciesla.


Vitamin C essential to even out skin tone: Dr. Amladi

Monday, January 6th, 2014


Dr. Sangeeta Amladi has over twenty years of clinical, academic and research experience in Dermatology, and has held positions as Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor and Head of Department at LTMG, KEM and BYL Nair Hospitals in Mumbai.

Dr. Amladi as Medical Head of Kaya Skin Clinics leads a team of 300 expert dermatologists in India, the Middle East and Bangladesh. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise to enhance Kaya’s offering of world-class, safe and personalized skin care services. As Medical head, she ensures that advanced technologies are used to offer consumers customized skin care.

Sangeeta Amladi answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.


Quick fixes to your hair woes!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

New Year brings in merriment and joy. What it also brings with it is the endless festive marathon. Getting ready for parties this new year and wedding season  is super fun. But post party maintenance for your skin and hair is a tedious task to do.

Hair sprays, continuous exposure to hair dryers and straighteners can affect your tresses. Keep them well hydrated. Here is a quick fix to your hair woes.

Quick fixes:

Use your fingertips to even out the sprayed bouffant before you drag a comb through your hair. Never wash them before clearing all the knots.

Oil them once a week. If you have few minutes to spare then dip a towel in luke warm water and wrap it around your head. Repeat this a few times and then head for a wash.


Dermatology Q&A: Vitamin supplements help reduce hairfall

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Dr. Shefali Trasi is a M.B.B.S., MD (dermatology, leprology and venerology). She has 3 years of PG training in dermatology, venerology and leprology. She practices at Dr. Trasi’s Clinic. She is also attached to Ramakrishna mission hospital, Khar and B.C.J General hospital, Santacruz West. She is a member of the European Academy Of Dermatology and American Academy Of Dermatology.

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I am Usha, aged 24 suffering from Skin discoloration on upper lip and jaws and I have very dark under eye circles. My Face looks like I have moustache and beard. Its very embarrassing. I am applying Potato every night since 2 1/2 months but still no result. Please suggest why am unable to get rid of this Pigmentation. Is this due to hormonal balance? I take every protection when I go out. I wear sunglasses and protect my face with a scarf but I donno why this Pigmentation still exists (totally Black)


Nargis Fakhri’s hair care tips for the monsoon

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

How does the gorgeous Nargis Fakhri maintain her luscious locks during the wet and wild  monsoons? Read ahead to find out!

Here we are, at the end of the August, and the rain gods just continue to shower their benevolence on us. Ah well, nobody’s complaining. Except maybe about our hair that treats the monsoon like a reason to rebel against the very heads they sprout from!

What’s heartening to know is that the monsoon doesn’t spare anyone’s hair – including that of famous film stars. The leading lady of ‘Rockstar’, Nargis Fakhri, shares some of her monsoon hair care secrets with us.


Talking health with Shahana Goswami

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

We chat with Shahana Goswami about fitness and diet and discover that the young actress is all about following traditional methods to look and feel good.

Q. Hi Shahana, thanks for chatting with us so close to your big release. Tell us, what does good health mean to you?

A. I define good health as feeling fit. And I don’t think feeling fit necessarily means you need to be a certain weight. It is to feel a sense of well-being physically, which comes from the exercise you’re doing, the food you’re eating, the lifestyle you’re leading, the amount of energy and activity that you can pack in to a day. All that reflects on how fit you are.


One-on-one with Anushka Sharma

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

The hottest young actress in Bollywood today chats about being healthy, looking good and her fondness for her moms cooking!

One-on-one with Anushka Sharma

Q. Hi Anushka, congrats on all your success. We’d like to start by asking you about your take on fitness. What does it mean to you?

A. Since I’m part of the celebrity industry, looking slim is important but for me fitness is more than just that. It is about being healthy and confident with yourself. This ultimately leads to peace of mind as well.


Top home remedies for oily hair

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Oily hair can be messy as it attracts more dirt and dust. And the day you want to look your best is the when you end up having a bad hair day, all thanks to your oily hair! But do not fret – we have some amazingly simple, easy-to-do home remedies that will reduce oil and add bounce to your hair!

Washing your hair

It is important to wash your hair regularly and if your hair is extra greasy, it is OK to wash it every day. It will keep your hair clean and stripe the grease out. And make sure you rinse your hair thoroughly, because any leftover shampoo residue will attract more oil and of course dirt too! Also, rinse your hair with warm water. While hot water completely removes the oil from your hair, your scalp will immediately replenish them, making it even more oily and prone to dirt.


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