Oil you ever need: This ancient Indian beauty ritual is now hot on TikTok

The Straits Times journalist Louisa Lim getting her hair oiled at Rupini's beauty salon. ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
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SINGAPORE – Beauty therapist Sreeja Ajit dips a single peacock feather into hair oil and anoints my head with it. Then she gently massages the warm oil into my scalp with her fingers, methodically working her way downwards to my shoulders.

I sit there, eyes closed, listening to melodious sitar music drifting in from the corridor. Some oil dribbles onto my forehead and Ms Ajit wipes it away with a towel.

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