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“HAIR”, THERE, EVERYWHERE

One of the most common complaints that most people have in these days is hair fall. We have all tried the gallons of oil, the shampoos, hair gels and hair spas. Somehow, we are still stuck there. Why? Hair fall is associated with the two Ds – Dandruff and deficiency. What causes these? Our diet, lifestyle and selecting wrong skin and hair care. Needless to say, our lifestyle and diet are extremely unhealthy. Those who are health conscious fall prey to wrong advertisements and unscientific fads. All of this increases Vata dosha in the body which in turn weakens the body, starting with skin and hair. While we will discuss the appropriate diet and lifestyle in future segments along with...

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Why do we give gifts?

Why do we give gifts on special occasions and festivals? For many of us, the whole idea of presents takes us back to our early childhood. Whether it was a birthday or a special occasion, our minds associate gifts with delightful memories and happiness. The anticipation before receiving your present, the suspense, guessing what it is, the joy of unwrapping, tearing off colourful pieces of paper all add to the joy of the gift itself. For some, giving is an act of love. Just as we enjoy receiving, we also like others to experience the same heart warming feeling of receiving. In most cultures it is customary to give gifts even on small occasions e.g. taking a bottle of wine...

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Turmeric - the king of roots

For hundreds, maybe thousands of years this powerful root has been used for everything from cooking to medicinal use. As a spice it is used for flavouring, and colouring. You can use it to heal cuts and wounds, and even apply it on your skin for its numerous health benefits.

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What is Jamaican Castor oil

The new oil in the market for hair growth is Jamaican Black castor oil (JBCO). Why is it becoming so popular and how is it different from the original castor oil?  To begin with, it treats dandruff, moisturises hair, promotes hair growth, treats acne, and even relieves muscle pain. These properties set it apart from other nourishing oils, like coconut or argan. These castor oil beans go through a roasting process which gives it that burnt smell and dark colour (our brand has Rosemary essential oil added which is also known to help with hair growth and itchy scalps.) The key is the ash content while roasting making the oil alkaline rather than acidic like the yellow castor oil. Both...

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