Melinda's Beauty Blog: The Secret to Long and Healthy Hair

Posted on Mar 06, 2014 by Melinda Shankar

Melinda's Beauty Blog: The Secret to Long and Healthy Hair

You know and love Melinda Shankar as Alli Bhandari on Degrassi, but if you've followed her outside of the show, you've probably noticed she has a knack for style and beauty. We are so excited because Melinda has offered to share her image expertise with us in a brand-new beauty blog! Over the next few weeks, Melinda will periodically pop in to answer questions you sent us via Facebook and Twitter about hair, makeup, skincare and everything in between. She's taking to the blog to share all of her secrets, so stay tuned!

Melinda's Beauty Blog: The Secret to Long and Healthy Hair


FAN QUESTION: What do you do to get your hair so long and healthy?

Aside from keeping up with monthly hair trims, I have a couple of secrets to healthy hair growth success. Don't over wash your hair. Oil seems gross and annoying but it's actually providing moisture and the nutrients needed to have healthy hair. I also give myself head massages to massage the hair follicles and then I brush my hair out, spreading the natural oils to the rest of my hair!

Once a month I'll get messy and drench all of my hair in castor oil before showering. Castor oil is incredible for hair growth and will provide your scalp with extra vitamins and nutrients.

(Bonus Tip! Apply castor oil on your lash line before bed after washing your face for long, thick lashes!)


Hailing from Canada's capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of Degrassi in its eighth season as Sav Bhandari's little sister, Alli. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. Melinda's passion for beauty has led her to a new position as CEO of Miss Conception image consulting.

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