Congratulations to new baby momma Padma Lakshmi! The host of Bravo TV's Top Chef has perfect hair---shiny, strong, thick, and long. And as you can also see from the photo, Padma has a gorgeous baby named Krishna.
Today, we thought we'd take a look at the India-born beauty and an old beauty tip she's passing along from her family.
Jojoba Oil (Desert Essence JoJoba Oil, $14.99, at Desert Essence). This is the organic brand Padma uses.
"To fight flakes, I microwave a cup of this and massage it into my scalp. My grandmother used to do it on the stove," Padma explains.
Excellent advice from Padma Lakshmi. Jojoba oil is a wonderful and natural beauty treatment.
The Jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-ba) plant has large, brown seeds that resemble coffee beans. Jojoba oil is the liquid wax produced from the seeds. And this oil is able to moisturize without leaving a greasy residue.
Here are some other amazing things jojoba oil can do for your hair, according to the Desert Essence company:
1. Hair and Scalp Massage--Add a few drops to hands. Massage into scalp to relieve dryness.
2. Split End Mender--Add a few drops to your hands. Rub hands together and then apply to ends of your hair. You can also run hands lightly over damp hair to smooth frizzies. Remember to use only a drop or two.
3. Deep Conditioning Treatment for Hair--Pour a quarter-sized amount of oil into hands. Smooth over damp hair, applying most of oil to ends. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Shampoo out and style as usual.