Malayalee women hair care regime

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  1. an123

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    I have heard Malayalee women’s secret to long , black and thick hair is their regime to oil and wash their hair daily. Is this true and is it being followed even now? If so

    · Could you advise the recipe of the home made oils and homemade hair shampoos/pack that you use? Please share your Hair care regime.

    · Also are there any good organic/ ayurvedic sls free shampoos available in Kerala that you can recommend? Where can I get them?




    Hope to hear your experience
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  2. amihere

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    Hi An123,
    Yes I used to wash my hair everyday before when I was at Kerala. But now I have resorted to alternate days of washing the hair.

    You can make hair oil at home. Ingredients needed are coconut oil, hibiscus, hibiscus leaves, Tulsi,curry leaves. Heat oil and add all the leaves and hibiscus to it. Heat the oil till the leaves and flowers get really kind of fried in the oil. Keep the oil to cool, you can probably leave it overnight. Then using a strainer or cotton cloth strain out all the leaf particles from the oil. You can use this strained oil as hair oil and the leaves and flowers can also be used for massaging into the hair.

    For washing your hair you can try shikakai powder.
     
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    Thanks Amihere for the recipe

    Do you heat up the oil thereafter whenever you want massage it on your scalp or can you just use it without heating it?

    thanks
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    You can use it either way. If you want to give your scalp a nice hot oil massage, heat it up and use. One drawback is when its chilly the oil solidifies since coconut oil is the base. Such days you might want to heat it up or immerse the bottle in hot water to liquidify the oil.
     
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    I have always admired the long, thick and black crowning glory of women from Kerala, but did not know the secret. Thanks for sharing this old tradition.
    But, just a small doubt...if we shampoo/wash hair everyday, does the hair/scalp turn dry? I was told that hair greys faster if washed shampooed very frequently.
     
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    Hi Rkg, Washing your hair daily will only help your hair. But shampooing daily is a no-no especially the ones we buy. Its only enough once or may be twice a week.

    This hair care oil can be made with other ingredients too.Some people add black pepper in to too(only heard about it) or say mehendi leaves. So probably may be there are others who can share a different recipee as well.
     
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    Nice tips for making home made hair oil. I will try to make it. I have continuous hair fall. I hope this will help me out.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this wonderful hair oil recipe..
     

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