Traditional Beauty Treatment
This oil is obtained from seasoned coconuts. The oil is used in cooking.
It is applied regularly to the scalp and hair, by both men & women. Aids in luxuriant hair growth and also prevents the scalp from getting dry. It is also customary to apply the oil (also along with other oils - coconut oil, sesame oil, castor oil) and allow it to soak for sometime before a hair bath.
Other items like hibiscus flowers, karuvaepilai(curry leaves) are dried and added to the oil, to further aid in hair growth and colour.
The women in Kerala have wonderful long, thick hair. Apart from external application, coconut & coconut oil form a major item in their daily diet.