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5 Remedies to Reduce Hair Fall

By on October 24, 2017

Are you worried about your increased hair fall? Would you like to stop it and make your hair grow strong and thick again?

Don’t worry, with the help of these natural remedies, you will be able to say goodbye to your hair fall in no time at all. Just try these at home and see your hair growing thick and healthy again!

Use a little coconut oil

One of the most effective ways to reduce hair fall is by using coconut oil as it is found to contain many important fats, minerals, and proteins which help in hair growth.

Just warm the coconut oil and then massage it into your scalp. Let it remain for an hour and then wash it off with lukewarm water and mild cleaning solution.

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Apply Onion Juice on your hair

Another effective ingredient for reducing hair fall is onion which is a rich source of Sulphur that can help your hair growth by improving the collagen production.

All you need to do is take an onion and chop it into fine pieces, then squeeze the juice out of it and apply this juice on your scalp. Let this remain in your scalp for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it with a mild shampoo.

Let your hair dry naturally and follow this process twice a week, you will see your hair fall stop just after a few weeks.

Apply Henna

Although a henna is more popular as a conditioner and a hair color, it can be quite effective in strengthening your hair if used with the correct ingredients. Take mustard oil and add henna dried leaves to it and boil the mixture till the leaves burn.

Once this is done, filter the oil and massage your head with this oil. Keep the oil in an airtight jar. You can also use henna powder with curd on your hair scalp and keep it on for an hour.

Then, wash off the mixture with the help of lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.

apply hena on hair

Use Amla to reduce hair fall

Amla is known to be an effective antioxidant which can help in reducing hair fall and can reverse the hair loss if it is still new.

You can just apply amla juice or mix the amla powder with lemon juice and then apply it on your scalp. Leave it for some time to dry and then wash your hair with lukewarm water.

Apply eggs to your hair

An egg is known to have several important ingredients like Sulphur, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, protein, etc. which can help you in preventing or controlling the hair fall. Here is how you can use eggs to control the hair fall:

Take the egg whites and mix it with olive oil. Make sure that you beat them properly so that the mixture is consistent and then apply this mixture to your hair and scalp. If you don’t like the smell, hair vitamin supplements like sugar bear hair also make for a great alternative.

Let it stay for half an hour and then rinse it off with the help of cold water and a mild shampoo.…

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Fashion Journey


By on March 18, 2016


When I started this blog in 2011, I was looking for a creative outlet, but honestly, I was searching for an escape from a life that I couldn’t quite navigate. For 5 years, this blog has been a launchpad, catapulting me into a new friendships, opportunities, connections and eventual self-love that I could have never known without listening to my inner voice … “you should start a blog”.

With honest words (and writing when it felt natural), I poured my views on fashion, food into words and shitty photos onto a simple WordPress site. More so, I unfiltered my connection to food during unhappy and happy relationships, on some of my darkest days and poured it out during phases of rebuilding.

During Grub Like a Girl’s literal 5-year span, my life has changed drastically into something that is no longer reflective of the stars of this lovely blog. We’re only fooling ourselves if we think relationships, people, jobs and our creative outlets will remain the same, regardless of life shifts. We are constantly changing, change with it!


It’s been an amazing path to travel down – I’ve met some amazing lifelong friends through writing about food, I’ve grown thick skin with a few stinging comments and I’ve had the opportunity to be a bystander and witness the beautiful transformation of this food scene and all the amazing people behind it (servers, parking attendants, hostesses, brewers, chefs, bartenders, bussers – I’m talking to YOU).

To all who have read, commented and uplifted my growth (without even knowing), thank you.

To the next chapter…



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Food Porn


By on November 21, 2015

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Two months ago, I was presented with the opportunity to leave my 8 – 6 office job to manage a local artisanal chocolate shop. How perfect. I said yes.

Since then, I’m immersed in the art, science, and respect for good chocolate. Not surprising, the art of pairing chocolates with booze – wine, port, and beer (yes, BEER!) is something I immediately gravitate to.

The past weekend, I teamed up with Richmond’s Yelp group and James River Cellars to host a private party where we navigated taste buds and schooled guests on the chemistry and tips of how to respectfully pair vino with chocolate confections.

With the help of our knowledgeable chocolatier and my own research, I was able to execute a little lesson of how to marry the two together and I’m here to tell you how to do it.

You can do this on your own. I promise. Just stick to these guidelines, test it for yourself and host a party (might I recommend ditching that ridiculous tacky sweater party?). This is way better.

1. Taste light to dark.

Don’t overwhelm those taste buds by starting with bitter and robust – you won’t be able to notice the subtle flavors and aromas of the delicate lighter pairings. Work your way through the white wines to the red, same goes for the chocolates.

2. Pair like with like.

Sweeter chocolates (white, milk and fruit varieties) go well with light whites and sweeter reds. On the flip side, bittersweet and bold chocolates work in perfect harmony with tannic, robust reds.


3. Wine sweeter than chocolate.

Contradictory to what you might think, you’ll want the wine to alter the flavor of the chocolate, not vice versa.


You don’t want to be around (or be) that “I-need-to-be-first” ass in the group that blurts out their sensations or opinion. Logistic-wise, bite into the chocolate, notice the flavors. Swirl the wine, sniff and notice the aroma, take a sip of wine while the chocolate is still in your mouth. Notice how the chocolate changes. Discuss the change or any other thoughts on the pair together. Some questions you might want to ask your guests:

How does the wine change the chocolate?

What did it taste like before? What did it taste like after?

Did you notice any flavors in the chocolate or wine when the two combined?

I’m really big on resources … as in cheat sheets. This post wouldn’t be complete without them, so here you go:

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Food Porn


By on August 17, 2015

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With this seasonal shift comes many events – from food festivals to the big UCI Bike Race.

Here’s a list of everything not to miss (another great list here). As more events pop up, I’ll add it to this list (feel free to email me at with suggestions, too) …

9/11 – 9/13 Armenian Food Festival at St. James Armenian Church

9/13 Shockoe-On-The-Half Shell at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 12 pm – 5 pm

9/19 Know Good Beer & Music Festival on Brown’s Island, 1 pm – 8 pm

9/27 Main Street Station Outdoor Market 2015 at the Amtrak Main Street Station

10/3 RVA MakerFest at the Science Museum of Virginia

10/4 Hogtober at Libby Hill Park 12 pm – 7 pm

10/6 Richmond Folk Feast Historic Upper Tredegar, 6 pm – 8:30 pm

10/9 – 10/11 Folk Festival

10/16 – 10/17 Oktoberfest at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 6 pm – 12 am

10/18 Kickin’ Chicken WingFest at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 12 pm – 5 pm

10/28 – 11/1 Fire, Flour & Fork various events/locations

11/1 Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 12 pm – 5 pm

11/7 Brunswick Stew Festival at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 12 pm – 5 pm

11/8 Autumn Bottom Brews at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 12 pm – 5 pm

11/14 Richmond Cider Celebration at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 12 pm – 5 pm

In addition to these RVA events, try voyaging out and catching these other food-centered happenings around this beautiful state …

9/19 Lexington Rockbridge Pie Festival at Brewbaker Field, noon t0 dark

10/10 – 10/11 – Amherst Wine & Garlic Festival at Rebec Vineyards

10/26 Norfolk – Ribtoberfest, Town Point Park, noon – 10 pm (thanks for this addition, Erik!)

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