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My Hair Diary - May 2013


Can you imagine my efforts are finally paying off? In a completely unobservant stint in front of the mirror, I realized my hair was an inch or two longer than few months back. This comes as a great news after so much trouble of growing an inch or two of my hair :(

In a very desperate attempt, I decided that I would not even get a hair cut till I even out all the layers of my hair. Well, having curly hair and layered cuts since like 3-4 years, it is quite unlikely that leveling of the hair will happen so soon. It might take 2 years for that at the rate of my hair growth!!

Anyways, I am happy to say that I had my last hair cut in January and it has been 4-5 months since my hair cut because that was before 6th Jan. And, I can hardly spot splits (very negligible) !! Isn't that awesome? Especially, when my hair is prone to splits within like 2 months of a hair cut. And, that makes me go back to all the previous hair diaries of this year and find out what exactly has worked out for me.

As far as I remember, I have been pretty regular with oiling my hair though more on scalp and less on ends. But, then, I was definitely using the pomegranate oil and I am planning something even more exotic this month if the budget permits! I think I have to set a beauty budget now otherwise I shall run myself into ruins :D


The simplest secret of how I am helping my hair to grow is using oil before and after hair wash though after is generally more frequent than the before. I wash my hair in the evenings and there isn't much time to oil hair after coming back from office so more often than not I make do without a pre-wash oiling routine.

Huhh...reading back the diaries haven't been much of revelation because I sincerely did not spend much effort on hair as much as I always seem to promise so guess I have yet more potential! If I stick to DIY's like I did in March, I would probably end up with better results. So, lets raise a toast to that, girls!!

But, beware of the air conditioning. It can seriously dry up the skin and tresses. I have to apply oil repeatedly which is a con because that makes my hair look oily and stringy sometimes! Sigh..hard bargains for greater good. But, I am looking at the silver lining right now so not minding the discomfort. And, I can always wash my hair for special occasions :)

I have to add here that a trim is good once in 3 months as it makes the ends looking lush and full! So, off for a trim soon.

Products Used
  • Leave-in and Scalp Treatment - Soulflower Grapeseed Oil with Rosemary EO + Soulflower Pomegranate Seed Oil + TBS Rainforest Coconut Oil + Neelibrigandi Oil
  • Hair Oil - TBS Rainforest Coconut Oil + Neelibrigandi Oil
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My Hair Diary - April 2013
My Hair Diary - February 2013
My Hair Diaries - January 2013

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10 comments:

  1. Very interesting! :) Happy to know your hair grew so much! But one thing that definitely helps in faster hair growth is regular oiling and keeping it tied up.

    I have a question Swati. The leave in and scalp treatment that you have mentioned. Please can you give exact details on how you made it? Also, does it make your hair look oily after application? A post on this would be much appreciated :)

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    1. hehe...thanks Rosh :)

      oh...i have not prepared anything. i just use all of them separately and on different times. like, one day i might use a few drops, upto 5, of grapessed oil for only scalp and 2 drops of pomegranate oil on the hair length. or, instead of those i use coconut oil on the hair length and scalp both so i alternate among them!

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    2. ooh ok :)

      Another question - grapeseed oil that you use on your scalp - is it an EO? If yes, can EOs be used directly on scalp without mixing with a carrier oil? If no, still the same question - can EOs be used directly on skin without mixing with a carrier oil?

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    3. no its carrier oil only and i have put only 20-30 drops of rosemary EO in that! no EO should not be used naked on the scalp or skin unless its lavender or tea tree! they are too concentrated for the skin or scalp to handle :)

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    4. Thanks so much, Swati :)

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  2. Hi swathi...
    All your posts regarding hair and skin are wonderfull and they are natural too...I love the tips you give...Wanted a suggestion from you regarding my hair fall..I came to US last year and its been a year now...I am facing hair fall and i can see that because my hair became very thin...scalp is little visible now especially if i oil my hair...I also wanted to tell you th at my hair grows length wise like anything...but i dont have thickness at all...i have few flakes on my scalp and it is visible after a day from my hair wash...please suggest me some tips

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  3. Hi swathi...
    All your posts regarding hair and skin are wonderfull and they are natural too...I love the tips you give...Wanted a suggestion from you regarding my hair fall..I came to US last year and its been a year now...I am facing hair fall and i can see that because my hair became very thin...scalp is little visible now especially if i oil my hair...I also wanted to tell you th at my hair grows length wise like anything...but i dont have thickness at all...i have few flakes on my scalp and it is visible after a day from my hair wash...please suggest me some tips

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    1. hey Iswarya...m so sorry. didn't reply early on!

      well, first of all, water change can trigger a lot of hairfall and unless your body really gets used to it, no one can really do anything!

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    2. sorry, the incomplete comment got published!

      try out massaging your scalp everyday for 15 minutes using just your finger tips and invest in sls-free shampoos. also, get some water filters because hard water may be causing some issues. rest, i would say you will have to just wade out the phase.

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    3. and, for dandruff or white flakes, try this:
      http://www.perfectskincareforyou.com/2012/07/best-way-to-deal-with-dandruff-diy.html

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