Follow Us:
Friday, August 12, 2022

Coronavirus: How Preity Zinta is making the most of staying home

Time to enjoy a good old desi oil massage. Don't you agree?

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
March 19, 2020 3:50:55 pm
preity zinta, preity zinta champi video,, indianexpress, hair oil massage benefits, champi benefits, what is champi, home quarantine, self quarantine, social distancing, free time at home, coronavirus how to be productive, covid19, coronavirus 2019, coronavirus work from home, champi benefits for hair, Preity Zinta shows how a good champi is the need of the hour. (Photo: Preity Zinta/Ash Gupta/Instagram; designed by Gargi Singh)

As most of us continue to practice social distancing and self-quarantine due to coronavirus, it is no doubt leaving us with a lot of time on our hands to do what we enjoy. If you are exploring ideas to stay productive, here is a simple way to stay occupied while connecting with family and reaping some health benefits too.

Actor Preity Zinta shared a video of her giving her mother a good-old Indian champi. Take a look!

She captioned the post, “To keep our heads cool during this home quarantine it felt right to give mom the classic Champi. Making the most of staying home & bonding.”

ALSO READ | Homebound due to coronavirus? Experts on why should you keep exercising

The good-old desi nuskha of champi or hair oil massage is not just a good way to keep yourself busy but also keep your head cool. As an Ayurvedic tradition, it has been a part of many Indian households to deal with a host of health problems that have a direct connection with the head. So if you truly love your long locks, keep doing the champi.

Here’s how a good head massage helps

Experiencing a lot of hair fall? Your go-to saviour is a good massage as besides moisturising and conditioning the scalp, it also helps in strengthening hair follicles, which helps reduce split ends and dandruff, among other hair problems.

When done in a proper way, a massage is known to improve blood circulation, which helps detoxify the body.


The better the blood circulation, the stronger the hair roots because of the increased nutrient intake.

Feeling anxious? Have a good champi as it helps increase the flow of oxygen to the brain.

Who doesn’t love a good massage? A champi can help relieve mild pain or headache.


Pro tip: When giving yourself a good hair massage, focus on the middle portion of the head because it is said that blood flows less there. Then, the trick is to work the oil down towards the back of your neck in circular motions.

Subscriber Only Stories
UPSC Key-August 10, 11, and August 12, 2022: Why you should read ‘Euthana...Premium
Laal Singh Chaddha: A comfortable film for the obedient IndianPremium
What is border post 918 which provides shade to both India and Pakistan?Premium
Ravi Shankar Prasad: ‘(Nitish) is nothing on his own… He may be honest bu...Premium

Heading for a good massage already?

📣 The above article is for information purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 19-03-2020 at 03:50:55 pm

Featured Stories