Secrets to Healthy Hair

1:01 AM

Sonali had asked me to do a post on a hair care several weeks back and I am finally getting around it. For the record, I do not have the best quality hair on earth. They are verrrryyy fine, unbelievably straight and with no bounce/volume what-so-ever. But like everything in life, I have learnt to love what I have and maintain it to the best of my ability. But what is great about my hair is they are naturally shiny and healthy and grows at a decent rate. I cut my hair real short every 2-3 years and then grow them till they reach my waist and then cut them again! So much fun! *big.smile* Also, having straight hair means that I do not require to use any harsh hair products or chemicals on them ever. 


My Magic Hair Potion
My Hair transformation over the years
I used to maintain them much better up until my college days with a weekly oil treatment, deep conditioning and regular hair cuts. However, with time I have become a 'little' lazy and the maintenance has fallen down to monthly deep conditioning instead of weekly. However, I recently started making amends and getting back to my old (and good) habits. 

1. I apply oil once a week 
2. I use my 'Magic Potion' once a month
3. I use hair serum to detangle my hair before combing
4. I do not use hair dryer/straightener 
    [except on special occasions which are rare in my life]
5. I get a hair cut/trim every 8-10 weeks!

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45 comments

  1. I also use eggs and olive oil but never thought about mayo

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  2. I love all those looks on you, Tanvi. I'll have to try your magic potion, those are three items I've always got to hand. xxx

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  3. ur hair is really pretty! Mine is all wavy and frizzy! I guess i'll give the magic potion a try. Might just calm my hair down!

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  4. Up until my uni days I used to take really good care of my hair as well! It was really, really long - past my bum at some point. Everyone complimented it, because as you know having 'long hair' is the 'best' way to have hair in South Asia, but I was never truly happy with it because I had to keep it in a bun all the time (and I only cut it 'short' a couple of years ago!) Anyway, once a week I would oil my hair in the evening, then make my own herbal pack (with shikakai, amla, all that stuff :P), apply it to my hair, and sleep with it in, and wash it out in the morning. It didn't seem like a hassle then because I did it every week and my hair would smell of sandalwood for days! But after I started university it was definitely too much of a hassle and since I cut it I have become really lazy! I oil it when I remember which is often every 3 months!

    Leia

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  5. Awww you look super cute with the bangs :))) I try to oil my hair once a week but faily miserably at sticking to it. Nice to know that I am not the only one with tons of shampoo...unlike people who are loyal to only one brand, I switch between shampoos depending on how my hair is feeling that particular day.

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  6. Hey

    None of these products are available in India! :)
    I wash my hair once every two days and Ayur is what I use. Have always used.
    My magic potion is 1 egg, 2 tbsp curd and 1 tbsp honey. My sunday morning ritual. Try it out sometime. And sometimes I squeeze half a lemon into it also.

    Great going.

    Nitika

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  7. I love the magic potion...I think I used to have really good hair when my grandmother was around every winter to help...after that I cut them much shorter, to maintain ...but I totally could do with some inspiration, thanks for sharing!! :) btw, I like you in short hair

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  8. I know that olive oil is a great cure for hair! Thank you so much for your suggestions! Xoxo

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  9. Your hair looks so healthy!! I am terrible with mine, I have really sensitive skin which limits me a lot to what I can do, and I'm lucky that my hair is pretty decent most of the time lol
    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks for the fabulous tips dearie, I LOVE your long shiny locks. In my younger years (read: teenager) I used to do the hot oil (VO 5) weekly, but as I grow older I just let my hair be, but I wash and condition it daily :)). Been missing you, and am catching up with your older posts soon, LOTSA LOVE, j, xoxo

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  11. I have dry-ish hair as well.... I think I'll try your "magic potion". I used to have super-long hair (sit down on it long) but have recently cut it shoulder blade length....I miss those weekly oil massages you talked about, but I use the V05 hair oil thingies as well. I also like to use henna once every 2-4 months, I like the sheen and "spice" it lends! :)

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  12. Great tips Tanvi. I get a trim every 8 weeks too. Your haircare ritual also shows in your hair 'caz it looks healthy and beautiful! xx

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  13. Oh how fun! Thanks for sharing your secrets. You have gorgeous hair and I love seeing all of the transformations. Unfortunately I have curly hair that I blow straight almost every day so it gets subjected to a lot of harshness. I do get regular trims though and hair masks.

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  14. Your hair always looks great. Everyone's been asking me to show them how to get curls like mines but I'm haven't got around to it. You are the best blogger ever. I take my hat off to you beautiful!!!

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  15. Your hair always looks great. Everyone's been asking me to show them how to get curls like mines but I'm haven't got around to it. You are the best blogger ever. I take my hat off to you beautiful!!!

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  16. Thanks for doing this. I really love how healthy ur hair is and also Naina's from Style'n. I have very thick and rough hair:-(

    I also use Nature's Gate but not this one . I am goin to it out.

    The mask looks simple and easy - do have a question - read somewhere that Mayonnaise is very greasy and difficult to wash out from hair?? do u use some special shampoo when u use this mask?

    I love ur 2007 hairstyle!! layers??

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  17. you are sooooo cute in your lovely hairband and that black vest top, is it indian or chinese??? umm...noting down the points of how to take care of my hair from your post now...LOVE it!

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  18. You are so good to get a trim every 8-10 weeks, that is where I am bad! Maybe it's because I can't find a decent hairstylist that listens to what I am saying! xo

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  19. Sooo many ideas! Thanks all.
    Meetu D

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  20. Thanks so much for those amazing tips and I also love olive oil...You have such a pretty hair,sweetie
    Kisses

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  21. i have super fine hair too! no volume and even after blowdrying, it falls flat in 15 mins. i am going to try your magic portion! have heard about it before, but never tried because the thought of putting mayo and egg in my hair grosses me out. does it wash off easily?

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  22. You're lucky, you have naturally pretty hair! I agree, messing with straighteners and stuff too much messes it up! XX!

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  23. hahaha I have absolutely KILLED my hair in the past.. it's quite tragic, isn't it? :) So worth it, though :)

    love, polly

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  24. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! Your hair is pretty!. and that food in the last post looks so yummy!
    I don't think I could stand putting mayo in my hair though... I hate that stuff.

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  25. Such a simple recipe for gorgeous hair. A must-try!

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  26. i haven't tried mayo but the smell of egg sure puts me off ,
    No wonder of you have lovely hair ,all this pain had to pay of :)

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  27. Great tips: that magic potion seriously seems like magic.
    Also: loved you with those bangs!!

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  28. Oh college days were my crazy hair days. You know, I once gave myself a haircut! And what a disaster it was. Now I know better and always invest in a good stylist. I have a pretty basic routine, and need to step it up a bit. Love your hair looks through the years.

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  29. Wow...that magic portion sounds good n worth a try...
    Especially if it is so well advocated by dear you:-)
    N ur hair grow till waist even after regular chopping...
    Baah...some gals have all the luck now, don’t they?;-)

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  30. I just love ur hair in each avatar but the one I liked the best is the Chini look..:D OSUMness..:))

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  31. so many different hairstyles and u luk good in each one of them.... :))
    i just love to change my hairstyle very frequently....with the result tht my hair length changes a lot..hey maybe i should do post on it!!
    anyways, hair care is very essential to me and oil massage is a must for me once in a week.

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  32. Ahhh...but I think you have lovely hair...and naturally straight! beautiful!

    my hair is hmmm.... wash and go!!! Naturally wavy albeit with many silver strands! I don't do much at all, other than coconut oil when I remember, I barely remember to brush my hair! and this post has reminded that I am due for a haircut! I am so bad. It's been 3 months I'm sure!!

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  33. Mayo is great for hair as is banana !
    thanks for leaving comment on my blog...im a new follower

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  34. You have such glossy locks! I also do the mayo or olive oil thing -warming it up a bit then wrapping my head in cling film!
    x.o.x.o

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  35. Hey! Love your blog!
    Gotta try the magic potion!:)
    XX

    Follow my blog at http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

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  36. ooh!! must try your tip. Thanks for the secret :)

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  37. Will tell it to the person who needs to know...guess who

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  38. Love your '09 pic! great post!!
    Check out my blog too, m hosting a giveaway, you might be intersted!

    XOXO
    www.stylefashionetc.blogspot.com

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  39. Hey, u use different shampoo and conditioners everytime, so is that good ?? Actually i use Loreal Professionnel's Absolute repair, and if i forget my shampoo-conditioner when i go to my native at weekends, i use my mumma's products, but i have experienced a lot of hair fall after that and then it takes times to get the older charm back... Also i have similar kind of straight hair like you, however less bouncy... :) And you have awesome hair, seems like nicely maintained...

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  40. Oh sonali is so sweet! she is always making nice comments on my hair. And I love your post. Seriously no hair dryer or straightener? not fair! OMG I remember growing up my mom put oil in my hair every sunday! I am so bad now and never do it. But I probably should! and completely agree about the haircuts every 8-10 weeks. have a great weekend,
    naina

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  41. I used to LOVE growing my hair really long and cutting it really short too!
    your hair looks really good.

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  42. I love your hair too! No matter what you say, I love you in bangs the best! And even that Kimono print dress/top is great! The black one I mean.

    Maine toh saalo se baalo mein tel bhi nahin lagaya. Sheesh! Sharam aati hai yeh sab padhke meko. I should dubofy in chullubhar pani. tch

    Oh and Austin aaye the? Kaisa raha? :)

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  43. Colorful shampooo bottles!!

    I like ur 07 and 08 haircut lots too- been a while since uve gone short na?

    U are the only person i knew that took such good care of ur hair..i remember us waiting for u during school time when u used to go get them pampered.. well it all worked..

    keep it up..or should i say down...show it off! :-p

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  44. totally freaking envious of ur hair!!!

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  45. that mmagic potion is my favourite tooo...

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