Posted on November 14, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

I am not sure if I can enter the Dove contest.But the thought of getting an Apple iPad in my hands has pushed me to post this blog and throw my hat into the proverbial ring.

When me and my siblings were young, my mother used to oil our scalps with castor oil.Sundays were special days with my mother making special dishes that could not be made on other days since she was a teacher.But in between the breakfast and the lunch, there this habit of hers to clean our hair using traditional stuff like rita or kunkudukayalu in Telugu.The solution made the eyes burn for a while and in the mouth it tasted extremely bitter. My younger brother who has curly hair found this exercise extremely painful and spared no effort to show his displeasure. My mother lost cool and a solid smack on his back was the reward.

The same ingredients were used on festive occasions. Being very young, we could not think of any alternatives to the castor oil and the herbal homemade shampoo.

Being the eldest, I had friends who were using shampoos and I could muster some courage to ask my mother for the necessary permission.But like in The Animal Farm, everyone fell silent to support me and for many years this was the regular practice. It was only when my mother became busy with her household chores and the school work, that we could start to use the shampoos.

As far as the hairoil was concerned, it was not until the castor oil-a particular brand was removed from the market, that a different oil was introduced.The castor oil was replaced by coconut oil-one without any perfume.Earlier where my mother insisted on us oiling our hair everyday, we wanted our hair to move with the breeze.

Today, with the exception of my mother all the other members in the family use different kinds of oils and shampoos much to the chagrin of my mother.She still uses the same brand of coconut oil even after all these years. When anyone in the family cribs about greying hair, my mother launches into a tirade against our hair styles and the hair oil and shampoo choices.

Now after all these years, I realise that my mother knows the best when it comes to hair and hair care.My mother and the mother of my son have agreed on the choice of the hair oil and the hair care methods when it comes to my son.But it is only a matter of time before my son follows the hairy path set out by his father, uncles and aunt.

Thanks to and Dove I got this opportunity to win some great goodies.


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4 Responses to “MUMMY KNOWS THE BEST”

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Yo Yo very nice lines really…:)
Short and sweet..
Check it out sure ul like my post…
It will make u automatically promote my Post..:-)


nice….all the best for the contest


NIce… Loved the reference to the animal farm… 🙂


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