ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Cool Headed

The women of the Meitei community of Manipur have long depended on the cosmetic power of chinghi, a traditional haircare lotion.



The long, lustrous, black-coloured hair that typically adorns the head of a woman of the Meitei community of Manipur owes its origin to chinghi, a traditional, indigenous haircare lotion derived from wild plants, which has been used as a beauty aid for generations and is marked by the absence of side-effects. Yet, these days chinghi, which is used either fresh or boiled, is losing its popularity among the Meitei community, particularly in the Imphal valley.

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