How Not To “Farm” Your Hair! – The Hair Care Tale

Yeah this is so so strange of me here. Me posting about hair care!! If my mom came to know about this, she’d first be rolling on the floor laughing and then look at me skeptically – giving me the death stare πŸ˜›

There are reasons for everything, though.


First off, this is my official entry to the Dove’s Love your Hair and it Loves you Back contest.

Secondly, my mom would give me the death stare because I take care of my hair like a lot!! (If you didnt get the sarcasm there, please do get it now) πŸ˜›

But all these things apart, the reason I am here, posting about this is out of my mom’s genuine concern for her hair. Now, dont get me wrong – she doesnt have a long, silky, soft, smooth and flowing hair. Most of that has disappeared after marriage – and more so after I started asking questions about life (:P)

My childhood memories are filled with my mom taking good care of my hair – yeah, my hair – with all of these:

  • regular, once-a-week, mandatory hair-wash with shikakai. Shampoos came very late.
  • applying oil to the hair every day – and it was not just applying oil. it was a 3-minute soothing massage that would often put me to sleep.
  • making sure the hair isnt disheveled (this was not just for “looks” but also to keep the hair-line in check :P)

And yeah, my childhood memories are also filled with one more important thing: How Not To Care For Your Hair!

My mom is unlike everyone else – rather than tell me how to do something, she’d tell me how NOT to do something. The underlying principle, I came to know of later, was that things are perfect as they are – till we enter the scene and disturb the balance.

So here are some simple ways on how NOT to do something that would affect your hair:

  • Dont fret too much about hair-fall: Strange as it might sound (or common if we go by my previous post), one of the first things you shouldnt do is worry. Scientists have linked “worry” as an important factor in hair-fall and that’s very ba(l)d. (note to self: now I know why my dad’s bald and my mom’s been facing the problem of rapid hair-fall – they probably mutually worry about how they could have lived happily had they not tied the knot πŸ˜›)
  • Never forget that coconut oil is the best remedy: Not for nothing do the Malayalis depend so much on coconut oil. It has powers that science has yet to discover/uncover. Sure, we have uncovered the coconut and found out many things inside, but the powers are hidden. Applying coconut oil everyday is something that you JUST CANT miss – I missed out on that and the result is my mom scolding me every morning – and a slight recession in my hairline 😦 πŸ˜‰
  • Dont wash your hair too often: I tend to see grooming your hair as a farming activity πŸ˜› Oh yeah, too much water spoils the farm plants, you know? That’s called flooding. The hair behaves much in the same way. Too much water, and it tends to fall even faster than you can imagine. Blink and there goes another bunch! πŸ˜› Once or twice a week is okay (yeah, mom mentioned it just now!)
  • If you are applying Oil, Shampoo, Nourisher etc., Do A Massage: Now that I think about it, one of the most important reasons why I skip applying oil everyday is because I love my mom massaging my hair when she applies it – which makes the scoldings kinda acceptable πŸ˜› Women today – most of them, I guess – are either rushing to the office or quite busy with other things. So all that happens is, pull some oil/nourisher out, rub as fast as you can (all sectors over the head covered, nevertheless) and then rush out. Well that is of “almost” no use, sweethearts πŸ˜› Remember your mom or grandma applying shikakai or oil on your head? Remember why it felt so good? It was a massage. You may or may not need it, but your hair sure does πŸ˜€

Phew, I seem to have written quite a lot (without actually having anything to write!). But here are some interesting posts – with a tinge of humor (like the way I like) from my fellow bloggers on IndiBlogger. Oh yes, you will get some excellent tips on caring for your hair – unlike my post πŸ˜›

That’s quite a large reading list, if you ask me. But if you’re serious about keeping yourself away from hurting your hair, I suggest you do read them all πŸ˜‰ Hair a nice day. πŸ˜€

17 comments on “How Not To “Farm” Your Hair! – The Hair Care Tale

  1. Rads says:

    “some excellent tips on caring for your hair – unlike my post”….your post does have useful points! Wish you all the very best..and thanks for the link πŸ™‚

  2. head massage does make a lot of difference, and yes i do skip it more often than not, lazybones me πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing my link!

    • Chandru says:

      @anu – thanks to you for your wonderful post on your blog πŸ™‚ best of luck with both your hair-care and the contest πŸ˜‰ strange, wordpress filed ur comment as spam 😦 sorry but things are ok now and here’s the comment πŸ™‚

  3. Good Post..
    And Good Luck for the contest πŸ™‚

  4. Pramod says:

    really a great illustrious take on hair. very very useful tips, written brilliantly.
    sincere best wishes

    • Chandru says:

      πŸ™‚ thanks and best wishes to you too sir πŸ™‚
      @folks – pramodji is the author of “Autobiography of Hair” (first link on the list). do read it. that’s one awesome post πŸ™‚

  5. By the end of the contest.,.. I will have better hair than before with all the great tips I am reading now.

  6. Bindu Juneja says:

    I am new to indi-blogger and participating in a contest for the first time.

    It is really nice to see somebody talk about others’ blogs and spreading the

  7. shwetha says:

    good post….
    this is my post link on indiblogger- . please click the link and view my post to promote it and return back to the link and click on promote the post..
    hope that u will promote my post…
    All the best……..

  8. megha says:

    lovely tips for hair!! all d best !!
    u can check my post at Qvendo!! and u can also hit fb like overdere!! πŸ™‚

  9. Great! thanks for the share!

  10. GamingGarage says:

    Well written post πŸ™‚ Very nice article..
    all d best wishes. πŸ™‚

    Hope u like and promote my post “The Girl i loved”
    Check out sure ul like my post.

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