But when we go to our native place once in a month or once in two months we will have the luxury of having a head bath with soapnut juice.
We used to apply coconut oil daily to hair but now that practice is also outdated.
The practice of copiously applying medicated hair oil and then massaging for some time using fingers and then taking bath using herbal shampoo powders like shikakai - is almost vanished.
Due to other priorities many avoid regular head bath and may satisfy by just body wash. It may be only on holidays they take head bath. Moreover many apply hairdo, hair setting etc and regular head bath may affect that.
Since the time I was introduced to this world by my parents, I had been taking bath regularly every day without a miss. The question of body bath doesn't rise. I always had a head bath only. We were living near the Tamirabharani riverbank. Till I got my appointment, while at home, I used to have a regular oil bath once in a week, preferably on Saturday or Sunday or Wednesday. These three days are earmarked for oil bath for males. Friday is earmarked for females. The oil (Gingelly or Til) bath is taken only with hot water. We apply oil on the entire body from head to feet; rest for one hour to get the oil absolved into our body; take bath using shikakai powder to clean the body. From the day I started working, I forgot the oil bath. But I formed the habit of taking head bath twice a day until today.
It is a pity to note that such oil bath has vanished and missing badly. Oil bath... What is it?
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K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease