Posts Tagged ‘Hair’

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


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.


Dr. Geetanjali Shetty on the best treatment for acne and more

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Dr. Geetanjali Shetty (MD, FCPS, DDV) is a consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist based in Mumbai.

Trained nationally and internationally, she has expertise in fields like Botox, lasers and pigmentation.

Her special field of interest are anti-aging therapies, acne and hair loss treatments.

A regular counselor, she has made appearances in Marie Claire, Vogue and Women’s Era as a columnist. She has also been the dermatology consultant for Johnson and Johnson, Neutrogena.

Dr. Geetanjali Shetty answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

Hello maam, I have recently developed some freckle like spots on my face. As i am a working lady, i have to be out in the field. i apply sunscreen and use home made packs like banab, tomato juice and lemon but it is not dimisihing


Dermatology Q&A: Treating severe dandruff

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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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Dear Madam,

This mail is with reference to hair fall and dandruff problem.In 2011 , second half of the year my temple area hair started receding also my hair density started decreasing on top of course i use to remove my dandruff using finger nails which may be the cause.So i went to a dermatologist to check it out.She gave me Mintop along with some salicylic acid shampoo. After consulting checking on website i stopped using Mintop since it is very dangerous itseems and should be used continuously.From that day onwards i started getting very severe dandruff.I used Baba ramdev oil and shampoo for a long time but my dandruff problem was never solved.My hair line started receding continuously ana now i have thin hair.Its not that my hair  has totally gone but yes it has decreased its density.For last 3-4 months i have started using Baba ramdev shampoo everyday along with Head and shoulders only when dandruff is too much.Also recently i am using kesh raksha oil everyday along with Deno anti dandruff oil.I do maintain a proper diet.I have no history of hairfall from mothers as well fathers side.Please suggest.


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.


Chatting up with Amrita Rao

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The petite actress of blockbuster films like ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Vivah’ tells us how she stays in Bollywood shape.

Q. Amrita, you’re a role model for many young Indians and our readers would love to know about your fitness mantra. What does fitness mean to you? Is it about looking slim or more than that?

A: I have never equated being slim with being healthy and fat with being unhealthy. Fat people could also be extremely fit and skinny people could also be unfit. To me fitness is strengthening stamina and increasing flexibility, irrespective of your weight tendency.


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.


How wrong hair style can leave you bald!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

A new study has found that the way you style your hair, along with the styling tools you use, can cause significant hair damage.

This damage can cause your hair to look brittle, frizzy and lackluster or even fall out.

The good news is that you can prevent damage by following tips from dermatologists.

“Hair myths, such as brushing your hair one hundred strokes each day, can cause split ends,” board-certified dermatologist Paradi Mirmirani, MD, FAAD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, said.

“Having healthy hair is possible if you know how to care for your hair before and after styling,” the dermatologist said.

To prevent hair damage and hair loss, Dr. Mirmirani recommends people follow these simple tips:


Natural wonder – Salmon

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

And we are back with yet another natural wonder which is packed with Omega-3 acids, can help lower your cholesterol, improve your memory and is a natural anti-depressant! You guessed right – Salmon is what we are talking about!

The health benefits of salmon are too many. This silky, sweet, meaty fish is full of minerals, vitamins A, B and D, calcium, iron and phosphorous. So, bake it, grill it, broil it or eat it raw – but salmon is sure to be a healthy addition to your lifestyle.


Bend your back to save those beautiful hair

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Does combing your hair sends shivers down your spine? Try these yoga poses which can help to stop hair loss. However it’s very important for us to understand that yoga can help to prevent the condition at first stage rather and results shown in prevention can be better than the results shown in cure. Read on to know how an ancient practice can help you to prevent hair loss.

Hair condition is directly related with your general health. In fact your hair condition is a direct barometer of your own health. Beautiful hair is truly your crowning glory.The main reasons for hair loss are stress, hormonal disorders, bad eating habits, diseases, drugs, hair dyes, genetic disorders, smoking, etc.

Doing yoga and meditation to restrict hair-loss will not only give you healthy hair, but also benefit your whole system. It will improve your all round health physically and mentally also. Yoga will help enhance circulation of blood in the scalp, improve digestion and reduce anxiety and stress too.


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