It’s almost the weekend, and I always get so happy that Friday is finally here, time to relax, rejuvenate and spend quality time with friends! For all of you who live in Mumbai and plan on being out and about this weekend, the struggle is real. It’s so hot and humid outside, and often that means our hair and makeup goes for a toss. Today, I will share another secret with you that I learned from my friends who live in Singapore – one of my dream locations with similar weather to Mumbai.
Singapore is another extremely humid city, and some people I speak to argue that it may be even more humid than Mumbai, which is hard to believe! During my conversations, I noticed that all of my friends still managed to have perfect, smooth hair, which was a total mystery to me. While I was walking around with frizzy hair and all of my baby hairs sticking up because of the humidity, these women always managed to keep their hair looking like they just came from the salon. Finally, after asking around I came to find out that the women in Singapore actually religiously use coconut oil to tame their manes, similar to what our mothers used to rub on our heads when we were little here in India!
Now, there is only one way how I like to do this. I know lots of people like to leave the oil in their hair over night or during the whole day, however it can become difficult to wash it out then as your scalp has become too oily. I soak my head with a coconut oil mix just half an our before my bath. The secret is to use a bowl of aloe vera gel as base, you can find it at any chemist, and only add a few drops of coconut oil to make it a white paste. The aloe vera makes it easy for the oil to wash out quickly and of course heals your scalp magically. Then, simply run your hands lightly through the ends of your hair so in the morning, your hair will have a smooth finish. Coconut oil and aloe vera work as amazing conditioners that heal your hair from the stress and heat of styling it daily with sprays and curling irons and the frizz once you step outside into the humidity.
I’ve always known coconut oil was a miracle product, but I never thought that it would be so useful for me until I travelled the world and moved to humid places in Asia! I discovered on my travels also that God provides exactly what we need in nature, so just look around you because the answer probably just fell off a tree right in front of you!
COMMENT if you have ever tried coconut oil and if you liked the smell of it!