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This Is The Secret To Malaika Arora’s Gorgeous Hair

It’s no surprise that Bollywood’s age-defying fitness queen Malaika Arora has more than a few tricks up her sleeve when it comes to her beauty regime. The actor shared an amazing homemade hair oil recipe for thick and shiny hair during the lockdown days, and we can’t wait to make it ourselves, and bless our tresses with some much-needed TLC this winter.

From her lustrous mane to her enviable figure, Arora, 49, can give any 20-something a run for their money with her dedication to looking and feeling her best. And, lucky for us, the Munni Badnaam hitmaker frequently shares her skincare, haircare and fitness secrets online. Whether it’s highlighting the importance of drinking water and exercising well, or sharing recipes for immunity-boosting drinks and snacks, her Instagram is practically a guide to living a healthier life.

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She had once posted a homemade hair oil concoction that promises to give you thick and healthy hair with regular use. Arora swore by the same and claimed that using the mixture just once a week produced visible differences.

“Your hair quality is definitely going to get better,” she shared about her go-to DIY hair oil.

This recipe is perfect for beauty fans who have always double-tapped Arora’s selfies and glamour photos featuring her glossy mane. “We all want shiny luscious hair but we often fall short of taking care of them as much as we should. For some women hair is their identity and they deserve equal care just like your other body parts. Here’s an age-old but still effective method to maintain your mane,” said Arora in the caption.

In her video, she mentioned that her strands were prone to damage due to the different hair products she used, and that a hair massage every weekend with her recipe could help curb the damage. “On the weekends I get a nice oil massage or champi and I’ve been doing this for years,” she shared.

Oiling hair moisturises strands from the root to the tip, boosting the tensile strength of the hair while reducing frizziness and breakage. The motions of a physical massage also help stimulate hair growth by improving blood circulation to the scalp.

So, what’s the secret recipe?

The ingredients Arora used were equal amounts of olive oil, castor oil and coconut oil, in which she added a handful of fenugreek (methi seeds) and curry leaves to infuse for a few days. All three oils are rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids, and are able to create a physical barrier that prevents moisture loss.

“While methi seeds are high in protein and nicotinic acid content, which are known to be beneficial for hair, curry leaves are a rich source of beta-carotene and proteins, which can reduce hair loss and increase hair growth,” she wrote.

As for the actual application? “Add a little warm oil to your hair and massage it in circular motions,” she instructed, and suggested that 45-60 minutes of leaving it in should do the trick. “I can assure you that your hair will start looking thicker, more lustrous, with less hair fall,” she advised.