Hair too, Pakistan roots for China

Lending a helping hand against India in the hair race is not surprising.

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Pakistan exported over one lakh kg of human hair to China in the last five years.
Headway made in other spheres of cooperation between Pakistan and China is usually overlooked as the focus remains on aspects of their strategic defence deals. But there is more to their entanglement than defence and roads, as is evident from the news that Pakistan exported over one lakh kg of human hair to China in the last five years. This is another arena in which India is being sought to be outflanked by its western and northern neighbours acting in concert, while analysts split hairs about weapons’ specifications. India is the world’s leading exporter of human hair by volume, so it is not surprising that China has designs on that crown too, especially with the global wigs and hair extensions market expected to cross $10 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more than 9%.

However, Chinese swatches are deemed coarse and Indian tresses the most natural and lustrous by those in the business. With subcontinental hair particularly prized in African countries — a very lucrative emerging market where extensions made of Indian locks cost twice as much as Chinese ones — Pakistan (with the same roots as India) lending a helping hank to its ally is not unexpected. Hopefully, the government has combed through the relevant facts and formulated a long-term strategy, as India clearly cannot afford to leave any split ends.

Washing Isn't Enough: 6 Expert-Recommended Tips For Healthy Hair Detox
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By ANI

Nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormonal imbalance, and a stressful lifestyle --all these factors lead to thinning of hair, lacklustre locks and even hair loss. Moreover, the use of chemical-laden hair styling products like soaps, shampoos, hair masks, etc clog our pores, which result in dead, dull, greasy and lifeless hair.

According to beauty expert Shahnaz Husain, “We spend so much time and energy to protect our skin; however, not many people do enough to maintain their hair health and shine.”

“Regularly washing your hair is not enough to keep it clean. Shampooing alone does not cleanse your scalp deep enough to get rid of pollutant and dirt. A thorough cleansing of the scalp with natural ingredients can revive your pretty, shiny hair and restore your hair health and luster,” she adds.

Since damaged hair implies it is time to detox, here are some tips by Husain.

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By ANINutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormonal imbalance, and a stressful lifestyle --all these factors lead to thinning of hair, lacklustre locks and even hair loss. Moreover, the..
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First of all, discontinue the procedures that lead to damage. Damaged hair is in a fragile condition, so treat it gently. Avoid brushes and use a wide toothed comb with smooth edges.

First of all, discontinue the procedures that lead to damage. Damaged hair is in a fragile condition, so treat it gently. Avoid brushes and use a wide toothed comb with smooth edges.

To start with, get your split ends removed. Then, start with warm oil therapy. Mix one part castor oil with two parts coconut oil. Heat and apply on the hair. Remember to apply on the ends too. Then, dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the water and wrap the hot towel around the head, like a turban. Keep it on for 5 minutes. Repeat the hot towel wrap 3 or 4 times. This helps the hair and scalp absorb the oil better. Avoid vigorous massage and rubbing when you apply oil.

To start with, get your split ends removed. Then, start with warm oil therapy. Mix one part castor oil with two parts coconut oil. Heat and apply on the hair. Remember to apply on the ends too. Then,..
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You can use also baking soda for hair detox. Sodium bicarbonate is an extraordinary cleanser and a great exfoliate that gently removes product buildup. Mix half cup baking soda in 3 cups hot water and massage your scalp with the mixture for a few minutes and rinse. It will remove oil accumulation on the scalp and fight dandruff. You can use it once a week.

You can use also baking soda for hair detox. Sodium bicarbonate is an extraordinary cleanser and a great exfoliate that gently removes product buildup. Mix half cup baking soda in 3 cups hot water an..
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The apple cider vinegar helps wipe out product residue and oil while adding shine. Mix 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in a mug of water. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual and then pour the diluted apple cider vinegar on your hair and do not rinse. It is the easiest way to detox your hair.

The apple cider vinegar helps wipe out product residue and oil while adding shine. Mix 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in a mug of water. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual and then pour the ..
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You can also detox your hair with sea salt. Mix two parts of sea salt with one part shampoo and apply it on your hair till it creates a good lather. Rinse it off with cool water and you will get rid of dead skin. You can do this once a month.

You can also detox your hair with sea salt. Mix two parts of sea salt with one part shampoo and apply it on your hair till it creates a good lather. Rinse it off with cool water and you will get rid ..
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Tea tree oil is natural antiseptic which eliminates bacteria, flakes and dandruff from the scalp. Add a few drops of natural tea tree oil in your regular shampoo. Massage on your scalp and leave it for few minutes before rinsing.

Tea tree oil is natural antiseptic which eliminates bacteria, flakes and dandruff from the scalp. Add a few drops of natural tea tree oil in your regular shampoo. Massage on your scalp and leave it f..
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Husain adds that apart from these tips, one must make sure to stay hyderated by drinking plenty of water every season. “Water is a powerful detox ingredient which flushes out toxins and dirt out of the body,” she says.

“Also, increase your intake of seasonal fruits and vegetables as they promote digestion and clean digestive tract, facilitating proper absorption of minerals and vitamins that keep our skin healthy and radiant. You can add amla, aloe vera, cow ghee and beetroot in your diet for naturally detoxifying your hair.”

“If you follow a detox programme from time to time, you can restore the health and beauty of your hair. Also, the hair is like a delicate fabric, so learn to treat it that way,” concludes Shahnaz Husain.

Husain adds that apart from these tips, one must make sure to stay hyderated by drinking plenty of water every season. “Water is a powerful detox ingredient which flushes out toxins and dirt out of t..
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