'Thaali' is a traditional shampoo. It can be
any herb, usually the soapy paste of crushed
'Hibiscus Rosa' leaves or 'Cheevakkai' (Shikakai)
powder, made into a paste and rubbed into the
hair during the bath.
Plain boiled rice soup rubbed
into the scalp for ten minutes prior to the
bath is an excellent cure for dandruff. 'Moong'
(green gram) is a good hair and body scrub.
'Mylanchi' (henna or Egyptian privet) is widely
used as a hair dye.