I have received hair treatments in a salon years ago when I thought it was cool to ruin my hair with highlights thus needing moisture put back into my hair. These salon treatments consisted of putting a conditioner-like goop on my hair and sitting under a hair dryer for 20 minutes or so. Afterwards, this goop was then shampooed out of my hair and I left with beautifuly conditioned hair. It cost me somewhere around $25 at that time.
After I met my husband, he suggested I put oil in my hair. I was curious as to what he was talking about because in the west we don't put oil in our hair, we put conditioner in our hair. He informed me that my hair was too dry and that I should definitely put the oil in my hair. So, I went out to our local Asian market and purchased some coconut oil to put in my hair. I put in all over my hair, avoiding the roots. I let it sit on my hair for a few hours and then washed it out and the result was beautiful, shiny hair! I've tried to keep up the routine over the years of oiling my hair about once a week but I have to admit it is really difficult with our busy schedule for these treatments. I have, however, kept up with oiling our daughter's hair once a week and she has a gorgeous mane.
I guess I've been looking a little dry because my husband suggested last week that I oil my hair again, so I did. Only this time I rubbed the oil into my scalp because I thought it would help reduce the dry itchiness from the extreme winter temperatures we've been experiencing lately. While the rest of my hair looked lovely, the roots of my hair were greasy and unwashed looking for 3 days with my normal shampoo! I finally used a clarifying shampoo on my hair to get it off the roots. Maybe white girls should not put oil on their scalps??? LOL!!! Perhaps my blogging friends out there have some suggestions for me.
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- This blog is written about my Indian/American culture-blended life. I am the American part of the equation and my darling hubby (DH)is the Indian (American born) part. We have two amazing and beautiful daughters who keep us constantly entertained and busy. I hope to post here about the things that I love; food, family, health, all things beautiful in this life and even a few things that are not so wonderful, like my in-laws. I refer to them as PIMIL (Psychotic Indian Mother-In-Law) and PAFIL (Passive Agressive Father-In-Law) here. There may even be an occasional posting from my DH here. Enjoy! You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org