Hair Treatment

Posted by shelikabeautytips Tuesday, March 23, 2010 0 comments

Proper hair care can give you fabulous, shining, thick, beautiful, gorgeous and dandruff free hair.

1. Oiling hair regularly will prevent various hair problems.

2. Trim the split-ends of the hair regularly.

3. Do not over brush your hair.

4. Brush your hair regularly with a good quality hairbrush/comb. Use a broad toothed comb brush on wet hair. Wash your brush or comb regularly with soap or shampoo.

5. Avoid the use of other’s comb. Always clean your comb.

6. Do not use very hot air for drying wet hair. Avoid over-exposure to the sun.

7. If you color your hair, try to organic dyes such as henna(mehndi)or coffee and avoid non-organic dyes like peroxides.

8. Vitamins for healthy hair

You can try some specific vitamins to keep your hair healthy as given below.

1. The B-Complex vitamins and Antioxidants for healthy hair. A deficiency in vitamins B2, B6 or biotin may cause hair loss. Inositol helps hair growth.

2. Vitamin C and E help circulation in scalp.

3. Sulfur is good for hair growth.

4. Beta Carotene for shining hair.

Hair Care Myths

There are many advises about hair care that appear to be sound and worth to try, but actually they are nothing but myths. Following are some hair care tips that are supposed to be true but are only myths.

1. Myth: Trim your hair to frequently to grow them faster and denser. Whether you trim your hair or not, they grow half an inch every 4 weeks. Trimming split hair ends improves the look of your hair.

2. Myth: Stress is the main cause of hair loss

We daily lose about 100 hairs daily even in the absense of stress. However, you may lose more than this, if you are very stressed.

3. Myth: Plucking out grey hair will grow more grey haid

Plucking grey hair may damage hair follicles and lead to infection on the scalp. But there is no connection between plucking and greying hair.

Hair Care Recipes

1. Olive Oil Hair Mask or Pack

Mix 5 tablespoon of olive oil with 2 eggs. Apply thoroughly to hair. Wrap head with plastic wrap or a shower cap. After 15 minutes rinse well.

2. Honey & Olive Oil Hair Mask -1

Mix 2 tablespoon honey with 3 tablespoon olive oil. Apply thoroughly to hair. Cover hair with plastic wrap or a shower cap. After 15 minutes shampoo and rinse well.

3. Beautiful Gorgeous Hair Mask -2

After you shampoo your hair, pour 1 cup fresh lemon juice or vinegar through hair and massage and rinse with water. Apply your usual conditioner and wash with water. It will remove all the dirt and your hair will be shine sparkling. Do not repeat this method before 2 weeks.

4. Beautiful Gorgeous Hair Mask

Grind fenugreek (methi) seeds soaked in water overnight. Massage this paste on scalp and hair and leave it for15-20 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. This paste is good for all types of hair problems, viz. dandruffs, falling hair, thinning of hair, baldness, split hair, etc.

Make a hair pack by mixing one egg yolk, 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 Tbsp black gram flour in 1 cup yogurt and apply to your hair. Wash after 4 hours. Whenever possible, try to use an herbal organic shampoo.

5. Hair Rinse for soft and shiny hair

Mix 1 Tbsp of following herbs with enough boiling water and let it stand for 1/2 an hour. Add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and mix well. Shampoo your hair. Pour mixture over hair repeatedly. Vinegar will seal the hair cuticle.

Use the herbs as following:

For hair general care: rosemary leaves, nettle, burdock root, elder flowers

For dry hair: chamomile flowers, comfrey root, nettle, elder flowers

For oily hair: lemon peel, peppermint, lemongrass

6. To Grow Long Hair

Grind black pepper and lemon seeds in equal amounts and make a paste in water and apply on your hair and scalp. Wash after 15 minutes with cold water.

7. For Shining Hair

Mix juice of one fresh orange, water, 1 tablespoon Honey and a few drops (5-7) of sandalwood oil. Use as an after-shampoo rinse.

Beat two eggs in a tablespoon of milk and apply on your hair. Rinse your hair after 5-7 minutes to get an instant shining.

Add a 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in water and rinse your hair.

8. For Damaged Hair

Mash a ripe banana with a few drops of almond oil and massage into hair. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse with soda water and then shampoo and condition.

9. Falling Hair, Hair Loss

Rub Indian gooseberry (Amla) into the scalp regularly. It can show wonderful results, it will stop hair falling.

Eat a protein rich diet including green leafy vegetables, carrots, mango, dried apricots, whole grain cereals, sprouts, lentils in the daily diet for the hair loss and falling hair.

10. For Split End Hair

Split ends in hair are caused when they are damaged by strong shampoo or heat from hair dryer. Following are some cures for split hair.

1. Make a pack by beating 1 egg yolk in a mixture of 2 Tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp honey. Massage on hair in thoroughly and then wrap head with shower cap for half an hour. Wash.

2. Massage hair and scalp with warm olive oil and wrap head with shower cap and leave for overnight or for 8-10 hours. Wash.

You can alternately do the following:

Take 1/2 cup olive oil in 1/2 cup boiling water in a bottle and put its cap. Shake the bottle vigor sly. Massage thoroughly in hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave for 1/2 hour, then wash. Take care of your hands and head because the water is hot.

3. A papaya pack is a great natural care of hair split end. Remove the skin and the seeds of a ripe papaya and blend it in a blender. Add to it half a cup of yogurt and apply thoroughly to your scalp and hair. Wash after 30 minutes with warm water.

4. Grind half a cup of urad dal (black lentil) with 1 Tbsp of fenugreek (methi) seeds to a coarse powder. Add half a cup of yogurt and mix well. Apply generously all over the scalp. apply thoroughly to your scalp and hair. Wash after 2-3 hours with warm water.

5. Oil your hair twice a week with coconut oil mixed with fresh lime juice.

6. It is always better to keep the split end trimmed, otherwise, they may split further up the hair.

11. Frizzy Hair

Make an after-shampoo rinse by mixing one table spoon of honey to a liter of water. Use it after every hair wash with your usual shampoo.

12. Greasy Hair

Greasy hair are mainly due to becoming sebaceous glands overactive. You should avoid too much brushing of hair. Wash your hair frequently with a nourishing shampoo.

Dry Hair Remedy

Read below to treat your dry hair.

1. Drink lot of water, about 8-10 glasses daily. Avoid drinks such as juices, coca cola, coffee, etc.

2. Massage your hair and scalp with oil like coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil. This will prevent the loss of water.

3. Do not shampoo your hair more than 2 times a week to prevent dryness.

4. Condition your hair with a hair conditioner with natural ingredients. This will prevent hair breaking and split ends.

5. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey in half cup of full cream milk. Massage on the scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.

6. Combine 1 banana, 1 egg, 1/4 cup honey, about 3 Tbs of milk and about 5 Tbs spoons of olive oil. Massage on the scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.

7. Zinc and essential fatty acids (pumpkin seeds, nuts, vegetable oils) are good for dry hair. Eating the foods rich in zinc help.

8. Hair Rinse for dry hair

Mix 1 Tbsp of a herb (either of chamomile flowers, comfrey root, nettle, elder flowers) with boiling water and let it stand for 1/2 an hour. Add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and mix well. Shampoo your hair with this liquid.

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Facial and Skin Care

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Daily skin & facial care makes us look more charming and beautiful. By following some easy tips, you can look younger and more beautiful without spending too much of extra time and money. Before beginning you skin care regime, consider your skin type, is it oily, normal, combination, dry, sensitive or sun-damaged. After knowing your skin type, you can use products available in the market meant for your skin. However, healthy skin is something that is from within; eating healthy food and avoiding stress can help you the most in this. The four basic steps of skin and facial care are:


Start your skin care with cleansing. Get a cleanser that suits your skin type. Steer clear of soaps, as they make your skin dry; cleansers on the other hand contain oil, surfactants and water. Cleanser helps to remove oil, dirt and makeup from your skin effectively. However, using cleanser too often can also be harmful; at times just washing your face at night is enough. In the morning, it's great to use a splash of lukewarm water to remove excess oils from your skin caused by nightly moisturizer.


Scrubs are very useful for removing the top layer of dead skin cells that make your complexion dull. A gentle scrub with tiny grains is the best for all skin types, as big grains in cheap scrubs can tear your skin and can cause rather more harm than good. You can also use a half-teaspoon of sugar for scrubbing your face. Keep rubbing it until it melts away and then wipe off your face with a warm & wet cloth. Thrash of the flour can also be used for scrubbing. You can also find some good scrubs in the market.


Moisturizer is a must for everyone, no matter which skin type you have. Even oily skin will benefit from moisturizers. Only the skin with acne should avoid it. Your skin will tell you that how much moisturizer is needed. If your skin is tight, it means that it needs moisture, but do not over moisturize your skin as it can cause clogged pores. You can go for any of the good quality moisturizers available in the market, but make sure that you read the information written on it as for which skin type it may be used. Olive oil can also be used to give your face required moisture, but it can only be used in winters.

Use Sun-Screen

The skin care you're doing can go waste if you don't have the habit of using sun-screen lotion. Yes, the UV Rays of the Sun adversely affect our skin, even causing skin cancer. It is important to make a protection shield on your skin while going out. Skin care is not only about doing cleansing, scrubbing and moisturizing, but it's also about maintaining. Apply sun-screen lotion daily on exposed parts of the body on daily basis to avoid tanning and other skin-related problems.

Some Other Skin-Care Tips

Along with your face, other parts of your body also need care. If your eyes look puffy or swollen, wash your face and cover your eyes with sliced potatoes or cucumbers for a few minutes. This is really effective in the morning. Clean you nails with white vinegar before applying nail polish for a smoother finish and make it last longer. Olive oil mixed with melted beeswax can serve as a great lip balm. Try all these tips suggested and get prepared for receiving bunch of compliments for your glowing & youthful skin.

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Keep Your Skin Healthy Naturally

Posted by shelikabeautytips Friday, March 19, 2010 0 comments

Little do we all know that the chemical skin care products
we use to protect ourselves are themselves harmful? The best and simple way to care for your skin and keep it healthy everyday is just by following a few simple steps everyday.

For healthy skin
cut down simple carbohydrates, fats that are saturated, cholesterol from your diet, and in turn choose complex carbohydrates, the ones like oats, whole-meal bread, and whole-grains. For vegetarians, fresh vegetables are the most beneficial, and the fruits, seeds and nuts. For healthy and flawless skin, one should drink at least 4 -6 liters of water every day. Water works as natural moisturizer for skin.

Excessive cleansing actions also lead to dry skin. Most times people think that their skin isn’t clean and they wash it more frequently. This actually leads to dry skin which isn’t always a healthy state. In actual case, people use cleansing agents in moderate amount or natural cleansing agents; have a rather better skin condition than the ones who usually do, just because their skin is naturally balanced. So try natural skin cleaning product or herbal skin cleansing product to keep your skin healthy.

Added to this, a good diet at definite time effectively helps you to maintain your skin healthy. As said, one must sleep for eight or ten hours. It is strictly recommended, because skin revives itself in this time of sleep.

Exercising is also important if time permits your day schedule. It actually is the most effective. Intake of fresh Oxygen is vital for your body and it rejuvenates the skin. Cosmetics and skin care products are not always recommended when there are so many ways to maintain your skin healthy. However, a limited use of skin care products also helps too if chosen and used with care.

Latest Mehndi Designs: Heena Mehndi

Posted by shelikabeautytips Monday, March 1, 2010 0 comments

Mehndi Patterns is a process or a application for skin decoration in south asian countries, Mehndi Patterns becomes fashionable in late 1990s, Which is also popular known as henna desings or henna patterns also,This mehndi patterns are typically applied on hands of bride or groom during special occasion like weddings or family parties. Brides using henna desings moslty on wedding ceromany.

Mehendi – Its a symbol for suhagan.

In India, Wedding is not completed without mehndi Desings on bride hands. Any bride belongs to any part of india she will not called as bride if any mehndi patterns are not drwn on her hands.

Beauty parlours have special rates and price for bride -Now a days brides have a choice between indian mehndi desing and arabic mehndi designs. The cost of mehndi artist vary from parlour to parlour( depend which pattern is drawn on hands)

Mehendi Patterns is associated with many factor, like a good thin design is a sign of good luck for the marital couple.Some popular designs used in mehndi patterns are the peacock, which is the national bird of India, the Rose flower, which is a symbol of good future.

We have tried to collect latest mehndi patterns from all over india.Have a look bellow

Latest Mehndi Designs And Patterns

Foot and Hand Care: Simple Steps for Manicure and Pedicure

Posted by shelikabeautytips Wednesday, February 24, 2010 0 comments

Foot and hand care starts at the very basic level: cleanliness. Make sure to wash your hands and feet with water and thoroughly clean between your toes and nails every evening when you return home. Wash your feet with a foot-wash every evening and apply a cooling foot gel to soothe tired feet. Keep your toenails short to avoid gathering of dirt under the nails, which can give rise to bad odour as well as foot fungus.

Without question, you will need to go for professional pedicure and manicure every fortnight.

Special tip: Make sure to dry your sandals and shoes completely before wearing them again. You can use a foot powder and sprinkle some in your shoes to avoid your feet getting sweaty.


To keep your hands and feet smooth and shiny through the monsoon months, apply a mixture of cold milk and baking soda all over your hands and feet. Keep on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and remember to mois­turise after that. The days when you have splashed through many dirty puddles, get back home and soak your feet in water at room temperature to which a little mint oil has been added. You can even boil some mint leaves in a bucket of water, cool it and use it as a hand and foot soak. You can even add a little iodine solution to your mint foot soak to avoid getting foot fungus.

Strawberry Glow: Take 8-10 strawberries, two tbsp. olive oil and one tsp. salt and mix together all the ingredients. Massage into hands and feet, rinse, and pat dry. Straw­berries contain a natural fruit acid that aid in exfoliation and removing tan.


Says dermatologist, Dr Jaishree Sharad, “By following simple tips, one can look after one’s skin and nails. Chipping is caused by using nail polish remover too often, constant exposure to detergents and chemicals. At times, chipping is caused because of lack of Vitamin B-­complex, calcium and Biotin.”

Simple Steps for Manicure:

1. File your nails. Do not move the file up and down, move it in just one direction.

2. Buff the nails using an emery board.

3. Apply cuticle cream.

4. Dip in bowl of water for a couple of minutes.

5. Dab dry.

6. Push back the cuticle with orange stick.

7. Clean below the nails with a file.

8. Apply nail softener.

9. Massage with cream.

10. Apply paraffin wax with a brush.

11. Cover with foil.

12. Let the wax dry.

13. Remove foil and peel off wax gently.

14. Wash and dry hands.

15. Apply base coat on nail.

16. Apply nail softener followed by nail polish shade of your choice.

Simple Steps for Pedicure:

1. File the nails.

2. Soak your feet for seven minutes in warm water to which pedisoap and pedisalt has been added. Dab dry.

3. Apply cuticle cream

4. Clean cuticle with orange stick by going around nail, pushing and cleaning simultaneously.

5. Clean nails with a brush.

6. Apply nail softener/strengthener if your nails are too dry.

7. Scrub heels with heel scraper.

8. Apply scrub all over feet and wash after a couple of minutes.

9. For a spa pedicure, apply green mask all over feet.

10. Cover with foil and keep on for 5-7 minutes.

11. Wash off gently.

12. Apply foot pack using a brush. Wash off after 10 minutes.

13. Massage with foot cream

14. Use a toe-separator to apply nail polish.

Home Remedies for Skin Care

Posted by shelikabeautytips Sunday, February 21, 2010 0 comments

Skin Care Recipes
Face skin care with natural recipes including skincare treatment for oily, dry and normal skin types, homemade facial masks with a 1.Turmeric and Rose water 2.Lemon, Rose water and Glycerine to give you a glowing complexion.

Natural Skin Whitening
Natural skin whitening with quick & easy recipes for skin lightening masks to get fair complexion with a clear beautiful skin.

Homemade Face masks with egg

Homemade facial masks recipes with egg to get beautiful and tighter tone skin with glowing complexion. Other homemade skin care recipes.

Papaya Skin Care
Papaya is a unique gift of nature for our body as wel as skin. It is equally great when taken orally or applied externally as face mask or hair pack.

Skin care treatments with Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera skin care products are gaining popularity day by day. However you can prepare many of them at your home with practically no or minimal cost.

Strawberry Skin Care

Strawberry Skincare treatments with homemade face masks to get a glowing complexion with beautiful skin.

Make Your Own face Cleanser

Make your own natural face cleansers at home with these simple beauty recipes to get a glowing, soft and supple skin.

Home Remedies for Dry Skin

  1. Natural Dry Skin Care: Dry skin care for facial skin including facial treatments with face masks, natural cleanser and essential oils for dry skin.
  2. Natural Oily Skin Care: Oily Skin Care based on Skin Care Treaments with facial masks, oily skin cleansers and exfoliate scrubs to get glowing skin.
Facial masks with Almonds
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Soft and Supple Skin - But How?

Beautiful skin and a glowing complexion is the dream of every woman, though it is not possible for every one to get what we dream for yet we can come nearer to our dreams by just simple steps.

Cucumber Skin Care
Great refreshing and hydrating properties of cucumber have made them an ideal beauty aid, hence are now widely used in many skin care products.

Skin Care Recipes with Cucumber

Cucumber is an important beauty aid that helps to cleanse, refresh and rejuvenate skin at no cost. Here are some simple skin care treatments with cucumber to get a smooth, refreshed and radiant skin.

Homemade Facial Cleansers
Homemade cleansers, Natural Cleanser Recipes for Dry, Oily & Normal Skin, Quick Remedies.

Homemade packs for Shiner Facial Skin

Skin is our most important beauty asset and we owe to care it, here are some simple recipes for home made facial masks using natural ingredients

Top 10 Tips for Skin Care in Winter

Posted by shelikabeautytips Friday, January 29, 2010 0 comments

Skin Care in WinterSummer time is great. Your skin feels young and alive. But as winter approaches your skin begins to dry and you feel uncomfortably and itchy. What do you do?

1. Drink water …

Hydrate your skin from within by drinking lots of water. Carry a bottle with you when you go outside. Herbal tea is also great when it’s really cold. Your skin will soon have a healthy glow. So drink up and don’t let your skin go thirsty.

2. Humidifier …
One good option would be to put moisture back into the air. A humidifying system can help your skin remain supple instead of cracked and dry. You can buy a system from your local drug store.
3. Exfoliate …
A good boy scrub and facial exfoliant can help remove dead skin cells from your body. Add this to your cleansing routine once a week. Not only will you feel fresh but your skin will be free from all that old dry cells. Now you’re ready to moisturize!

4. Oil based moisturizer …

This will help protect your skin from moisture loss. Choose one that comes in an ointment form as it will contain 80% oil. Creams and lotions may tend to dry out the skin rather than keep it moisturized and soft.

5. Sunscreen …
Don’t say goodbye to your sunscreen just because summer is over. Before you leave your house, apply a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 or more. This will protect your skin from the elements. Alternatively, choose a product can combines a sunscreen with a moisturizer.

6. Gloves …
It’s simple but it works! Why expose your hands to the cold. Choose a good quality pair that does not irritate the skin. If you’re allergic to wool, wear a cotton mitten underneath. It will help keep your hands dry and warm.

7. Flaxseed oil …
Although it doesn’t taste very great flaxseed oil can moisturize your body from the inside. Since it is rich in vital fatty acids it can do a lot for your overall health. It is available in oil form as well as in capsule form.

8. Oil bath …
Now how does a jojoba oil or sweet almond bath sound to you? Relaxing isn’t it! You don’t have to keep these for holidays. Nourish you skin by adding a few drops of these oils into your every day bath. It will do wonders for your skin.

9. No blow dry …

Yes, sadly so. The blow drier is not your friend in winter. Try the tousled look or the wavy style this winter. Hot air dries out your scalp and can irritate your skin as well. So give the blow drier a miss this cold season.

10. Don’t lick …
… your lips we mean. If you do, you’ll only chap your lips even more. Keep a lip balm in your purse and apply it when you’re tempted!