One of my fond memories of my childhood was to have oil put in the hair on a winter morning sitting in the sun. My Nani, would get oils of different make to rub and my interest being more around on how much longer would she keep oiling. This would be directly proportional to the stories and head massage. Invariably I would sleep. Little that I knew that with these oils in my scalp, I already had a great foundation for healthy hair.
It doesn't require too much effort to maintain on a daily basis if one goes the natural route. Anyways the unnecessary use of the chemical supplements can have an adverse effect on the human body. Leave aside the residue that it would have in the environment. If you do want to go the natural way, India has rich traditions of such oils and herbs through Ayurveda. We will share a few of these through this series. The first one utilizes the powerful nutrients of Amla, or the Indian Gooseberry, coconut oil & Olive oil.
Amla, rich in iron, vitamin C & Zinc, has been traditionally used to make hair long, thick and strong. The rejuvenating property of Amla strengthens the hair follicles thereby inducing the hair growth and color.
Coconut oil is filled with the goodness of fatty acids. The regular use of the oil, removes the sebum build up around the hair follicles. Coconut Oil is particularly popular, especially in South India.
Olive Oil though not native to India, has been used for many centuries to add shine, body, and resilience to the hair. It is known to moisturize hair by penetrating the hair shaft and preserving the moisture.
Here's how everything comes together...
- 2 tbsp Good Lyfe Project Amla Superberry Powder
- 50 ml Coconut Oil
- 50 ml Olive Oil
Mix all the ingredient together and keep it for 2-3 hours (ideally overnight)
DIRECTION OF USE
- Gently massage the oil in your scalp for at least 30 minutes, ensuring that it is well moisturised with oil.
- Warm oil is highly recommended as it opens the pores of the scalp and allowing the oil to further deep inside.
- Ideally, leave the oil in your hair overnight. Else for at least 2-3 hours before washing it gently with shampoo.
It is important to repeat the process at least 2 times a week for noticeable results. You will be surprised how small changes such as these done regularly over a period of time can show impact. It is one of the most natural remedies to keep your hair long, thick & beautiful.