Janhvi Kapoor’s recent selfie grid showcasing her gorgeous and voluminous locks has left many wondering about her hair care routine. As it turns out, the secret to her lustrous mane lies in DIY haircare recipes that were passed down to her by her mother, the late Bollywood icon, Sridevi.
Kapoor swears by one particular haircare ritual, which her mother insisted she and her sister, Khushi Kapoor, follow religiously. This all-natural hair care regimen is now being touted as a game-changer in the beauty world.
Most Indian mothers and grandmothers will vouch for the efficacy of a nice head massage, and the tradition is a childhood memory most of us carry, including the Kapoor sisters. “[Mom] would make our hair oil at home with dried flowers and amla (Indian gooseberry), and she’d make sure she gave me and Khushi an oil massage every three days,” said the Dhadak actress in an interview about the haircare routine the late Sridevi had created for them.
This all-natural hair oil mix is not your average champi mix and is believed to work wonders in reducing hair fall and promoting hair growth.
“I also put a lot of food in my hair—eggs, beer, and methi,” she added. “Some people also go with onion juice but methi is where I draw the line.”
What’s In Sridevi’s Secret Hair Oil?
This homemade hair oil recipe passed to the young actress by Sridevi is something you and I probably have never tried before. It includes a powder made of dried flowers and amla. The base of this hair oil uses organic coconut oil.
Amla is known to be rich in Vitamin C that produces collagen protein, promoting hair growth and volume. Moreover, the collagen also replaces the dead cells with new hair cells. Amla powder is a natural ingredient used in Ayurveda for promoting a healthy scalp and hair. Coconut oil is also extremely nourishing for the hair and it helps boost shine.
How To Use Janhvi’s DIY Hair Oil?
To prepare this DIY hair oil recipe, start by selecting hibiscus flowers, which are commonly used in ayurvedic hair care rituals, and dry them in the sun. Once they are dry, crush them to a fine powder and mix one tablespoon of this powder with one tablespoon of amla powder. Next, combine this mixture with three to four tablespoons of coconut oil to create a potent and effective hair oil blend.
Massage this magical concoction on your scalp and ends at least an hour before your hair wash. We find that massaging is important as it improves blood circulation and the powders in this recipe can gently exfoliate the scalp and get rid of dandruff too.