Maalish, tel maalish…
Hair loss is a common condition that can happen to anyone and many of us believe in quick fixes to prevent dry frizzy hair, dandruff, split end, etc...
Hair loss is a common condition that can happen to anyone and many of us believe in quick fixes to prevent dry frizzy hair, dandruff, split end, etc. The hair needs taking care of, through the year to provide proper nourishment for strong and healthy hair using hair friendly herbs oils.
A nice, relaxing hair oil massage famously known "Maalish" every once in a while, goes a long way increasing the tensile strength of the hair, reducing the frizziness and preventing breakage. Applying oil to the hair and scalp is an ancient and traditional way passed on from generations to boost nourishment, hydration and make it grow.
It also rejuvenates you and regulates blood flow to the scalp which prevents premature greying, strengthens its roots and relieves stress. It stimulates the circulation of blood to the scalp and acts like a stress buster which is also one of the causes of hair fall. The famous Indian “Champi” or head massage prevent hair from premature greying, strengthen its roots and massaging the pressure points also relieves stress. It goes a long way to boost nourishment and hydration for your locks, it also rejuvenates you and regulates blood flow to the scalp.
The application of oil with a light massage helps to soften the texture of the hair and also stimulates blood circulation to the follicles. The hair is actually fed by the nutrients in the bloodstream. Oil massages also help to keep the scalp healthy, nourish the hair and improve the look of dry and damaged hair.
The hair should not be rubbed vigorously. After applying the oil, use the fingertips to actually move the scalp with small rotary movements. If there is dandruff, warm oil should be applied on the scalp with cotton wool, rubbing gently to remove the flakes, especially in cases of sticky dandruff, where the flakes adhere to the scalp.
The ‘Champi Massage’ of India has become very popular in other countries. It gives a feeling of deep relaxation and rejuvenation. It involves gentle and deep strokes, as well as soft thumping on the scalp with the palm. Here too, the pressure is applied at the different marma points. Champi is a rhythmic massage, which employs various techniques of applying and releasing pressure, stroking, thumping, etc.
Again, combinations of oils are used, which actually help to strengthen the hair, nourish it and make it healthy and lustrous. The Champi massage is also said to help detoxification, apart from improving blood circulation. It reduces stress and anxiety and helps in relieving muscular and skeletal tension. It has been useful in treating depression and insomnia.