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A DIY keratin hair treatment for damaged tresses? Yes, it’s possible!

This DIY keratin hair treatment at home gives the same straight silky look to your tresses minus the heat and chemical damage!
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Colour your hair wisely. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Shifa Khan Published: 12 Feb 2022, 08:30 am IST
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Hair woes like dandruff, dryness, split ends, and yes, the major one — hair fall, keep springing up from time to time! And these hair troubles don’t let us ignore them anymore. Hence, we’re always on the lookout for one thing or the other to blow life back into our tresses. In a bid to get manageable locks many women go for expensive hair treatments. To give you some similar benefits, we have a DIY keratin hair treatment that you can do in the comfort of your home!

This method is as easy as it can get. You just need 3 ingredients to achieve shining, manageable, and luscious hair. White rice, Aloe Vera, and Flaxseed, they are!

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Flaxseed can give you shiny tresses. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

To know about the impressive benefits in these hair care ingredients, HealthShots spoke to Dr Vidushi Jain, a Skin and Hair Expert, Medical Head at Dermalinks.

“Rice, surprisingly, does not contain keratin, a protein found in hair. However, rice is loaded with many of the same vitamins and minerals as rice, such as amino acids and vitamins E and B. Flaxseeds are also high in Omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, protein, carbohydrates, and sugar. On the other hand, aloe vera is known for its hair cuticle soothing properties. Therefore, the combination of these three ingredients produces fantastic hair health outcomes. Using this hair mask may help you achieve a salon- like keratin treatment.” says, Dr Jain.

Here’s how to prepare a DIY keratin hair mask at home:

  1. Take half cup of rice and half cup of flax seeds in a saucepan.
  2. Add a glass of water to it and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes on low heat.
  4. When the white starch begins to appear and flaxseed leaves its slimy texture, turn off the gas.
  5. Filter the mix into a bowl while hot. It can be kept at room temperature.
  6. Now, take out the pulp from a fresh Aloe Vera leaf and grind it with the flax seed and rice mixture into a mask consistency.
  7. Apply the hair mask to the scalp, hair roots, and the entire length of your hair.
    Leave it on for an hour before washing it off with lukewarm water.

You will see a huge difference in your hair with the first application. You can repeat the process once a week or whenever you want your hair to dazzle with shine.

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This aloe vera, rice and flaxseed hair pack will add a keratin treatment like shine to your tresses. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

“This DIY keratin hair treatment can be done as an alternative to chemical keratin treatment at a salon. This can strengthen your hair without the chemicals and blasting heat from the hair straightener tongs.” adds Dr Jain.

Try it and expect people to go wow when they see your super shiny and smooth hair!

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An aesthete and a skincare junkie, Shifa spends most of her time cooking delish food while wearing a sheet mask. At HealthShots, she creates high-octane content that can leave you all a little intrigued! ...Read More

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