When it comes to giving thosetresses some extra bright colour, most women go routinely to salon every six or eight weeks and some even more frequently. No matter what the reason, the important issue is the chemically loaded dyes used to cover those greys, which are not only toxic but also life threatening in the extreme cases. Understanding the seriousness of the problem, Dr Naresh Arora, Founder of Chase Aromatherapy Cosmetics and Skincare Institute, brings forth an alternate option in the form of some natural ingredients for colouring hair. These homemade ingredients may add desired color to one’s hair besides adding up to the volume and shine. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Some of the natural ingredients that are easily found are:Henna: Using henna for colouring the hair is an age old process which not only provides a red-orange tint but also act as a conditioner. To make your own henna for hair dye, mix about one cup of henna powder with other herbs like Amla, Shikhakai, Bhringaraj, and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Alternatively, you can also add in a teaspoon of vinegar to help release the colour. Tea: It is the best ingredient to get rid of your grey hair naturally. The key is to make the tea highly concentrated. Adding some fresh or dried sage, which helps to open up the hair follicles will give you better results. One should keep in mind that tea works best with your natural colour. Black tea can darken blonde hair and chamomile can lighten it – especially if you sit in the sun while you still have it on your hair. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCoffee: It works great if someone is looking to add dimension to dark tresses. The process is extremely easy where one need to simply brew a strong coffee (espresso works well), let it cool, and then mix it up with few cups of leave-in conditioner and two tablespoons of coffee grounds.Beet and carrot juice: These products can be taken out straight from your kitchen to give your hair a red tint. Crush the ingredients and extract out the juice mix. Do not forget to add a few drops of coconut oil to it. These products are free from any chemicals and hence may take some time to get that dark colour.So go ahead! try out these natural ingredients rather than the harmful chemicals. Since these colourants can turn your hair dry, do not forget to provide deep conditioning of scalp and hair using curd, milk or egg.
The third overseas theatre troupe of the festival, Center of Artistic Creativity, Egypt, headed by Md. Habib performed ‘Flashback’. The short play based on the classic, Romeo-Juliet, was presented in dance-drama style. However, the event of the evening was Kalindi Bratyajon’s children’s workshop based production, ‘Bhombol Sardar’. The young artistes stole the heart of the gathering at the Academy of Fine Arts with their enthusiasm and what seemed far superior spontaneity and acting skills than adults. Credit goes to the director of the production Sumanta Roy and the initiatives taken by Bratyajon in developing young talents to flourish and engage with nuances of theatre and culturally rich Bengali literature for children, much before they face the harsh reality of their lives. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe 31 bubbly, pint-size energy bombs, in the age group 4 years to 14 years, flaunted their on-stage artistry, on the inaugural show. Bratya Basu, the convener of the festival, reiterated the importance of reading and engaging with children’s literature of Khagendranath Mitra, Lila Majumder, Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay, Rabindranath Thakur etc. along with English literature of the kinds of Harry Potter and others. He thanked the guardians for keeping faith in the enormous power of theatrical art form having massive potential to add positivity, confidence, and vigour in tender minds. In the end, Sangita Chakraborty of Ashokenagar Natyamukh was felicitated as a promising young director of theatre in Bengal.