Who doesn’t envy lovely thick flowing tresses? Well, I for one have not wanted really long hair, but I’ve wished for thick hair. My hair is of medium thickness and I love it but the one problem I face is that it appears scanty on the scalp.
Before, I was a happy kid with short straight silky smooth hair and no worries. I used to oil everyday with plain coconut oil and plait my short hair. During weekends, my mom made sure that my hair was treated with mustard oil before she washed my hair with homemade shikakai powder mix. I used to hate Shikakai powder and later enjoyed the luxury of shampoos even though I never missed the oiling routine. Sometimes, I also used homemade herbal hair oil that had hibiscus, fenugreek, curry leaves, etc. During my teens, I once tried Arappu powder (similar to shikakai) that is common in Tamilnadu. Although this is a Holy Grail product for many women here, I got dandruff after using it twice. So I avoided it totally, but the dandruff stayed with me forever. As if that weren’t enough, I started losing loads of hair in the years to come.
When I left school, along with so many things, I left my oiling routine behind. Since I had an oily scalp by nature, I thought why I should oil my hair separately when it is secreting so much oil by itself. So just when I thought things couldn’t get worse :struggle: my silky smooth hair became dry and frizzy. That sounds quite a mess right! Unfortunately, this is what I had to deal with. The worst part is I didn’t even care about anything until a year ago :P
After references from beauty columns in newspapers and of course the internet, I tried lots of remedies in the past year or so and found a few that seemed to work well for me. I won’t say that I have achieved the feat. But the progress is noticeable and good for me and so I will share it with you all.