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Indians have known how to manage a good shiny, well-nourished hair since times immemorial. The traditional head massage champi is a practice passed on from generations, and many of us still follow this and have made it a weekly ritual to oil our hair before washing it.

It actually is true that, oiling the hair at least once a week is very good for the scalps and it helps in nourishing the hair by removing the weak and making the strong even stronger; this may even sound like it’s the selection for the army, but it’s a rough world on the outside with all sorts of dirt; and so when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The tougher and better nourished the hair, the better it is. And here’s how it is done Indian style

How to massage the hair?

Although there is no particular technique to massage the hair, it is very important to understand certain things to get an optimum result.

  • The oil should be moderately warm before applying onto the scalp.
  • First, divide your hair into partitions and dip your fingers in the oil and then apply the oil to the exposed part of the scalp.
  • Never pour the oil directly onto the head. Excessive amount of oil will require excessive use of shampoo for its removal.
  • Massaging the hair regularly for 10-15 minutes improves the blood circulation in the scalps; which often results in the nourishing of hair.
  • It is always better to leave the oil in the hair for longer periods maybe overnight; but it’s not advised to leave the oil for more than 24 hours since it can attract dirt in the scalps and thus damaging the hair.
  • NOTE- For better results, hair streaming can also be done by wrapping a warm towel around it after applying the oil since it helps the hair absorb the oil more.

Standard procedure-

Consult a doctor

Before using any products on something as delicate as the hair; it is very important to consult a doctor. The doctor will be able to tell for what type of hair what type of nourishing techniques should be used.

Hair types

As unique is the fingerprint of a person so is the hair. No two person’s hair can be exactly the same (in most cases).

Normal Hair:

This type of hair is neither greasy nor dry. It holds its style and shine.

Dry Hair:

This type of hair is very dull, tangles easily and is more prone to split-ends. The oil required for this purpose is the one that stimulates the sebaceous glands in the scalp to produce more oil.

Oily Hair:

This type of hair looks greasy which is generally because of over production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. So the kind of oil that is required should be able to restore the sebaceous glands to normal.

Dandruff hair:

Essential oils can be very effective in minimizing or halting this problem. 

Notice changes-

When using products for nourishing the hair, it is very important to keep a close look. If by any chance there is any allergic reaction or a sudden increase in hair fall; stop using the product and consult a doctor immediately.

Great battles were ever won in a day, some have taken months and even years but turns out there were small changes every day. In the same way, by making small changes in our daily routine like eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water can nourish the hair automatically.


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