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My Experience with Kamini Aunty

Well, you would all be wondering who the hell is "Kamini aunty"??? I came to know about her from Mehak's blog and on my recent trip to Delhi, I went to this lady who is supposed to be a miracle for hair. She can cure any hair problem apparently. She runs her hair clinic from her house in Safdarjung enclave. And, the clinic is just like a home parlour.

I went to her with my mommy. "Kamini aunty" looked at my hair and declared that its thin and she didn't really say much about my hair. I got her to check my mom's hair too and she declared that my mom has very dry scalp. And, she instructed the girl on what to use for our hairs and off we went in for the treatment. It consists of 3 things basically:
  • Oiling - She has variety of oils of probably different grades. The girl attending me gave me instructions about how to go about my routine. And, she applied really a LOTTT of oil to my hair (around half a cup). It is supposed to have lots of herbs.
  • Ginger Tonic - After the oiling was done, this was applied to my scalp only. Its basically ginger powder infused in vinegar. This is for aiding the hair growth since ginger stimulates hair follicles.Well, I do think other herbs might also have been there. It has to be left on for 30 minutes.  
  • Hair Pack - After the ginger tonic, a hair pack is applied on the scalp and the ends of the hair and then, the hair is covered with a shower cap. This is made from many pulses and other ingredients and it smells strongly of dhania and it smells really warm. It also has to be left on for 30 minutes.
And, then, I am left for 30 minutes for the treatment to soak into the scalp. Meanwhile, I watch the whole procedure being followed on my mom and this is the first time she is getting any kind of a hair treatment so I was obviously enjoying it a lot :D And, then, I was taken for a hair wash which includes a shampoo and conditioner free of chemicals. Finally, my hair is blow-dried and my hair really felt so soft.

So, what's the treatment?
We are prescribed a shampoo, conditioner, hair oil and the ginger tonic. The treatment has to be done everyday for the first week in the same order as I have described above. And, after the first week, it has to be done on alternate days till you see the desired results. The hair pack has to be applied weekly once. I was told that I would see the new growth in two months.

How much does it cost?
Yes, it is expensive. Not overtly but still it is. Frankly, I wasn't prepared for the bill presented to me but my mom had already anticipated it. The shampoo and conditioner cost about 400, the tonic is around 800, hair pack is 600 and the hair oil is around 2500. To be just, even my dad said that the quantity given was good enough.

How am I liking it?
I went to her on 18th April. I have used the products around 5 times till now. Yes, I wasn't regular as I should have been in the first week and neither was I in the second but I hope I shall be from now on. But, strictly speaking, I would say that the treatment has brought out shine in my hair. And, it has definitely become more manageable with less flyaways.

Also, I love the shampoo a lot. Its free of chemicals and it smells nice and it seems to be a concoction of reetha and shikakai with orange fragrance. Its watery enough but not entirely watery and lathers well enough but not exactly generously but cleanses my hair nicely. And, I like the conditioner too. It lathers a lot and doesn't weigh down my hair.

Of course, none of the products ingredients are written as they are supposed to be a secret. And, whether I'll have a head full of hair, only time will tell. But, being a cynic, I do have a small doubt. If I follow the very same routine with regular products in the same time frame, will it yield results??? Of course, taking into consideration that I choose a SLS free shampoo and silicone free conditioner. What do you say??

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  1. Sounds good but very very pricy, ginger tonic for 800,and oil for 2500, I almost had a heart attack :p Hope you get good results with it!! These days i am using Lass cosmetics hair kit which comprises of oil, shampoo, conditioner, entire kit for Rs 585 only, its organic, paraben free, no sls or dimethicone, you can try out this one too! Its damn reasonable and quantity is 200 ml each!

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    1. hehe...yup Taps, very expensive but she is pretty famous and frankly, they didn't tell about the cost neither on phone nor even when I asked during the service but after we were finished they quietly handed the products and the bill and my eyes literally popped out :D that I felt was underhanded but if the products work, then nothing next to it :) waiting for your reviews then especially the shampoo!!!

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  2. woww!!! You had a really expensive hair treatment. 2500/- for a hair oil!! but your getting good results. Ginger tonic sounds good actually

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    1. yeah, its expensive and her treatment is supposed to be damn amazing!!! I just hope it works :) yes, ginger tonic is good but it has vinegar which dries out the scalp so I don't keep it more than 30 minutes strictly...

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  3. if u choose a SLS free shampoo and conditioner..u will anyway see new hair coming up in 6-8 weeks!

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    1. hey SnB, did you actually try that out??? using sls free products and did you see any change???

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  4. Whoa! pretty expensive!!! I hope and pray the products works for u :)

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    1. haha...Shruthi, please do :) I really wanna see some hair on my crown!!!

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  5. i heard abt Kamini aunty from Mehak and waiting to hear happy reviews from u too!!
    Yeah, its actually very expensive, though

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    1. hey Vanu, yup, I was especially tempted after she reported that she could see new hair after 2 months but yes, assailed with countless doubts too at the same time :D

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  6. My personal opinion is that if u follow this regimen with any good chemical free brand, then u will get the desired result. As you suggested in an earlier post u can use onion. I have come to believe in home products after many years of spending on expensive hair treatments. This treatment ur taking reminds me of the time I went to vcare. While I was undergoing treatment, hair fall reduced. But after treatment, my hair fall increased more than before. I never had much dandruff, but then later got severe dandruff. I hope I didn't burst ur bubble. Do let me know how this treatment works out for you after a few months.

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    1. haha...no, you didn't burst any bubble but yes, I am li'l scared of the post-treatment thingy which you talked about...frankly, even I am a little skeptical and little hopeful :) yes, using onion really works and yes, what yu are saying is true abut home care remedies but what I found out by going to this lady is that all are simple home remedies and me and mom were planning to do a dupe of them :D so, lets see how it works out. will definitely update how it goes :)
      btw, what's vcare? and, what kind of treatment you did???

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  7. I am a person who would like to know what goes into the stuff I use. The fact that all ingredients are not listed is disappointing.

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    1. yes, but I guess all such treatments don't really talk about ingredients coz then we can make them at home and they would have no business :D
      but they are all natural and home remedies...I can tell by the smell and consistency of the products. lets see how it goes :)

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  8. Can you please let me know the address of her parlour.

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    1. hey...yes, sure...its
      A-2/88, safdarjung enclave, 2nd floor, new delhi
      phn no - 2617-3702
      do let me know if you go and they will for sure ask you who sent you to them, do tell them its swati :)

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  9. hey any difference in you hair by now? almost a month since using them right?

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    1. hey...I have dreaded this question since long :D I can't really answer the question right now if its worth the money or not!!!

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  10. heyy...can u tell me an approx estimate of the quantity of the oil you got...and did you gt only one type of oil or more???

    and how long according to you wil these products lasts..??


    suhani gupta

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    1. hey Suhani...great to see you here :) I think it is around 500ml but I am really not sure. for me, they are lasting upto two months or may be more but I don't use the products like the clinic people told me to. I use according to my own needs. and, then, doing oiling and shampoo on alternate days is really not possible so that is also a consideration!!!

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    2. btw, in case you are interested in my opinion, I shall be putting up a post on that after 15th june by when I can tell whether the treatment has brought any changes in my hair or not :) the reason being my mom n dad can judge it better :D

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  11. ohhkk...actually am just waiting for your review only...even am planning to planning to go there...and be ready afew more questions are coming towards you aftr 15th june..lol...i hope you wont mind :) :)

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    1. are nahi yaar...why will I mind :D only I hope I should be able to answer them :D

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  12. i trust you totally on this :) :)

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    1. thanks a lot, Suhani :) it really means a lot to me.

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  13. Hair cycle of hair on our heads is approximately 100 days.. it means new hair will grow anyways on the scalp After approx 100 days. No wonder she told you .. you'll see new hair in 2-3 months . God, the ways in which people make money !:-D

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    1. haha :D :D that's true and anyways, I am not relying on their opinions. though, I did see some improvement but anything less than 6 months is not gonna confirm my confidence on the treatment.

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    2. what I think is working is the regular scalp massage but the oil is good coz it really made my hair shiny and improved the texture to be honest!!!

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  14. hey..how do u feel abt d treatmnt now? did it help u? m plannin to visit dis clinic too...having severe hair fall...

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    1. how much did she charge u for d services dat she provides in her parlour;apart from d products???

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    2. hey...I think its good...you can check out today's post for further details on it. I have put up my hair diary for july. it will get published at 5. she charged me 800 (for sitting) + 200 (consultation) apart from products!!

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  15. Hey I do stay in hyderabad........how can i contact her any mail id of her???

    Thanks in advance

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  16. Hey comment on this treatment whether it is beneficial?

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    1. well...i don't think i saw any hair growth but it makes the hair really shiny and soft!!

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  17. Hey how much is the rush at her clinic?? how much spare time should one have in hand before heading on to her clinic..

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    1. hey Preeti...the rush actually depends...i have been to her place 2 or 3 times and all times it was different so i would suggest you to go on Wednesday and keep like 3 hours in hand though 2 is fine if you want to get something done (including the treatment)!! sometimes, there is no waiting :)

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    2. Hey Swati.. Thanks for a prompt response.. you r doing a real good job.. Just one more thing.. does she have treatment for hair greying as well??

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    3. she does henna application and her oil is supposed to stop the graying thing but i am not really sure :)

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  18. Hey Swati... Did you visit the clinic again for follow up sittings..? I went to her clinic yesterday and she asks to come once every week for follow up sittings.. and it indeed is quiet expensive... after trying the products do u feel the treatment and products are that worth..

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    1. hey Preeti. yup it is helluva expensive :( nope i didn't go for following sittings. i just simply followed things at home and did quite a lot of tweaking to suit me. i still go back to buy the shampoo and conditioner coz they suited me but oil i didn't buy. in fact following that only, my mom made her own version of oil on which i did a post lately. btw, she does really use chicken marrow in the oil which is what gives the shine. so, if that really helps! no, mum didn't use in case you are thinking :D
      i think it does work but you are not really losing anything if you are not willing to spend that much. the entire thing is philosophy which you can equally follow at home.

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  19. Can u please tell me the names of a SLS free shampoo and silicone free conditioner..... I have thin hair n my scalp gets oily after 3 daysss of hair wash

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    1. Hey shaswati. I have answered this question at another place you left the comment in detail. But just to mention I like organic surge shampoos and conditioners a lot.

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  20. Hi Swati, i had taken Kamini's Aunty's treatment some 8 years back i think. After a bout of chicken pox illness, my hair was falling like crazy. But kamini Aunty's hair treatment saved me wat was left. And after months of rigorous treatment i had baby hair growth too. I think i used the products for two straight years. THen i moved to bangalore and , my hair is in terrible condition again. Visiting Delhi next month, and planning to take treatment again.

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  21. Hey Swati,
    I had taken this treatment some 8 years ago, wen after Chicken pox i lost half my hair volume. Her treatment was a saving grace coz after months of vigorous treatment, i could def see baby hair growth. I think i used the products for 2 years straight after which i moved to bangalore and couldnt get the products frequently, as needed. Now my hair is back to its worse state. So visiting Delhi next month, planning to start the treatment again. will let you know how it goes!!! :)

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    1. do take the treatment and let me know. i think her shampoo is way too good. almost everyone who used it liked it and i followed the philosophy so that worked out for me. may be you can try it till you go to delhi and see if there is any difference - oil your hair using a cotton ball and massage it well, apply vinegar on the scalp, wash off with an sls-free shampoo and air dry.
      following the kamini aunty ginger tonic, i made a vinegar ginger infusion but you can apply pure vinegar diluted with water also since it will take about a week to infuse ginger in vinegar. if it helps check this out:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2013/01/ginger-infused-vinegar-for-dandruff-and.html

      and, then, for shampoo, i would suggest organic surge which i totally love. it has really helped my hair. if you can, try these steps!!! hope it helps :)

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  22. and also if u could post the link of the oil that ur mom made. I could not find it. thanks :)

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    1. hey. here is the link:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2013/07/homemade-hairoil-with-herbs-hairloss-shiny-hair.html

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  23. Hey Swati,

    I just read through your posts. They are quite informative. I'm wondering if you are still using her products and if yes, have you seen any substantial changes? I'd heard of her a couple of months back from a hair dresser and it was only until recently that I started getting damn serious about my greying and thinning hair with an obvious patch making its way right on the crown. A couple of days back, I went for my second sitting (after having followed the 1 week-oil-tonic regime) and quite honestly, my experience so far contradicts the high hopes that I'd gone there with. My hair look/feel extremely dry and certainly drier than they were before and still fall a lot (or maybe more than they did). The only good thing that the treatment has done is made the dandruff vanish from my scalp but that only feels like a consolation. My hair look worse now. I talked to “Aunty” too about it. She said “Milk tonic generously use karo” and nothing else. I know for sure that I've been using Tonic quite generously though. I don't know if I'm doing it right though.. The girl who took my “case” up said I could leave the ginger tonic on for as long as I wanted with the exception of sleeping with it. It just occurred to me that I may be going wrong there.. I've been leaving it on for at least 2 hours. What do you think? Also, did you have to face any of the above (more dry and extra hair fall in the beginning followed by soft and shiny hair a few days later?) I'm thinking of all sorts of possibilities. Would be looking forward to your reply.

    Thanks :)

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    1. hey, i know i am replying quite late. i hope you read my reply!!

      it has been quite long since i have left this treatment and the products. i have just been following the methodology. actually vinegar helps in removing dandruff which is why it works very well on dandruff. but it also makes the scalp extremely dry so please beware about overusing and i have to add here that this is just a home remedy sort of a treatment without any scientific backing so yup it does not give the results which the real medicines can give and might not work equally on all scalps as well!!!

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  24. Hi, i just started going to kamini's. the girl whos handling my "case" categorically told me that ginger tonic is to be applied half hour before washing. so i think you may be going wrong there. best to call them and recheck on this. im not using the products everyday as time is a huge constraint. im also confused abt the merits of this treatment as i experience significant hairfall whenever i use the products which makes me dread them...have u experienced the same?

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    1. hey. don't worry, the hair fall is very normal and will stop in few weeks. whenever you choose a new hair treatment, you might face a significant amount of hair fall. in this case, we use cotton ball to massage in the oil, right? if used harshly, it leads to breakage and another thing is that it helps get rid of all the hair which is in the resting phase or about to fall off or have weak hair roots which helps new hair growth. so, its absolutely fine to continue with the treatment. you do not have to do it everyday. do it once a week, that should also help!!

      i have stopped using her products but i have been continuing with the hair oiling philosophy which is actually quiet useful. do check it out here:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2012/05/instructions-to-oil-your-hair-hair-care.html

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  25. Where can i find organic surge shampoo and conditioners in india?

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