When we are so stressed we Indians think of champi. When we go home to our parents' ma loves to oil our hair and give us a nice massage. But one major reason why she does this is that she wishes for us to have a great crown! Also, if you do have the option of making the oil at home yourself, then why not bag the opportunity and note down what celebrity nutritionist and wellness expert Rujuta Diwekar has to say?!

Taking to her Instagram, Rujuta Diwekar shared as a part of one of the guidelines to a healthy you, how champi is important along with a lovely recipe to make your own hair oil. 

She wrote: "Our skin is the largest organ of the body but often the most overlooked one. When we get out of shape, all we can talk about is how fat we look on our stomach or thighs but we rarely pay attention to how the skin is looking. Dull, tired and flaky skin is a sign of lack of good health but our grandmothers had a good solution for it. The good old champi (hair massage).

"Yes, the scalp is also a part of the skin. And a lot of us complain about poor hair quality or hair loss and even alopecia but do very little to optimise scalp health. In fact, most of us just assume that if we have pcod or thyroid, its ok to have hair fall and poor skin. We opt for expensive treatments to cure it but don’t use our kitchen optimally for it," she added. 

Rujuta also shared the hair oil recipe for a healthy scalp and mane: 

You Need

  • Coconut oil
  • Curry leaves
  • Methi or Hemp seeds
  • Hibiscus flower
  • Aliv seeds


  • Heat coconut oil
  • When hot, add kadi patta leaves
  • Remove from gas
  • Add methi seeds (or hemp seeds)
  • Add hibiscus flower
  • 1 tsp of aliv seeds
  • Let it cool overnight
  • Filter and massage on your scalp

How to do champi: Follow the steps shown in the video. Leave it overnight or atleast for 30 mins. (Excellent way to de-stress also).

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How often: Once a week.

Special tip – Next time throw a champi party with your friends, way cooler than a champagne party and saves you from over-styling your hair.

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It is important that you pamper yourself every now and then and taking care of yourself should be your first duty. Either do it yourself or ask a friend as Rujuta suggests and champi all the way. 

Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more from Rujuta and other experts on wellness.