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Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by Kodavati, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Kodavati

    Kodavati Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,

    I want to ask this question to all Indian Women who are in the USA.
    I came to this country in March 2007 after getting married.
    I have real long curly hair and it become really difficult when taking bath.
    I would really love to have tips on how to protect my hair.
    Hair Shampoo,and any other tips would be really helpful.


    Harisha
     
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    cathy Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,

    Even i had a long and thick hair when i came to US in 2005.

    I tried different types of shampoos to make sure which one suits my hair well.

    I ended up with DOVE.But it made my hair very dry.then i changed the brand to SUNSILK.Eventhough it makes the hair dry, I feel its mild.

    But then i felt that its not the shampoo which makes my hair dry,Its the water.

    I use to take regular oil bath(twice in a week,That too not possible during winer ),Apply mehanthi( I make it at home),Methi seeds(Soak methi over night,grind and apply ).

    This is what i do regularly.But i lost a lot of hair..day by day its becoming like a rat tail :eek:mg:.

    -Cathy
     
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    Kodavati Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Cathy,


    Thank you for the good advice.
    Yeh even my hair is starting to fall off.
    I stopped oiling my hair too.
    Is there no problem with the tub getting stuck etc.. if we use menthulu ?? :?


    Harisha
     
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    chocolate Platinum IL'ite

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    There is no escape from thinning hair here. My hair was thick and curly when I came to US but after 5 yrs. Its become frizzy and very thin. I tried different shampoos. In india i used to use Shikakai and Mehandi for my hair. Here it is not possible. Maybe that will help if used.
     
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    i am working on a project
     
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    bkinnary New IL'ite

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    The most common reason for HairFall is the chlorine content in the water. It is way too high. I had the same problem. Chlorine also causes dry skin. No matter what amount of moisturizer I applied, my skin would remain itchy. Hair was also like crazy. It way then that I shifted to chlorine filter. The brand I believe is Culligan. It is a shower head that has a filter. It costs arnd 30 bucks, but it is worth the money. There was a noticeable difference both for hair and skin. I had ordered it from Amazon. You can check the reviews there. Hope this helps you. Take care
     
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    minu New IL'ite

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    I totally agree with u & thanks for the advice .I also use conditioner after shampoo.Use moisturizing shampoo like tea tree shapoo from Paul Mitchell.
     
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    Haasinii Bronze IL'ite

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    hey Harisha

    look for the best tips in the hair care and styles section....this is discussed in detail along with some good tips...
     
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    anvimom Senior IL'ite

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    I have been here for the past 3 years . In the first year i have seen that my hair fall has increased and also it's become quiet rough. it's pretty much due to the change in water and the drastic climatic conditions. A healthy scalp is sceret for healthy hair. It's recommended to wash your hair twice a week even in the cold weather. A friend of mine has recomended to use Olive Oil and Oraganic Hair Mayonnise . It's a African Herbal product available at Walgreens or Walmart. after using this my hair fall has decreased and also my hair's texture also improved. I used the same product for my kid also. It's very effective on her also.
     
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    I am in USA since 2 years. I have cut my hair once every 2 months, to my shoulder length so maintenance is easy.

    I do not wet my hair everyday, infact I use a shower cap while taking bath. But I do head bath with shampoo and conditioner once a week.

    Also I take full body and head hot gingley oil bath once a month to reduce body heat. Once a month I give my hair egg white massage too.

    I cut the ends of my hair once every 3 weeks to avoid split ends and also to ensure the hair grows strong.
     

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