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Indian Curly Hair Routine Diary Series – No.3

April 14, 2018
Curly Hair Routine 3

Starting the Indian curly hair routine series has made me so much more mindful of the effect on my hair and how they behave with different product combinations.

In today’s routine, I have used only two brands- Suchi Soaps and Arata Zero Chemicals. to wash and style my hair. (Currently Suchi is no longer in production- June 2020)

the curious jalebi curly hair routine

Products Used

1. Suchi Hydrating Buttermilk & Rose Shampoo and Conditioner – Rs.800

Suchi Hydrating Buttermilk & Rose Shampoo & Conditioner

Now, in my personal experience – I loved how gentle the shampoo was! It did not leave my scalp feeling dry at all and still felt clean.

My hair too was soft even before the conditioner. What I did not like at all was scent once it was applied to the hair and left for a few seconds.

Fragrance preferences are personal and this scent was not to my taste, unfortunately.

the curious jalebi curly hair routine

The conditioner is lightly creamy & runny and has an earthy scent, along with the rose.

After trying it for the last month, I saw it has decent slip – If I wash my hair every 3 days and my hair isn’t tangled too much, this conditioner works out well.

The times I go without washing my hair for 5-6 days (yeah I get super lazy lol), I’ve found I need a product with more slip than this to detangle without breakage.

2. Arata Zero Chemicals Hair Cream (Rs.599) & Arata Zero Chemicals Hair Gel (Rs.599)

Arata Zero Chemicals Hair Cream and Hair Gel

I got these products last evening only 🤣! My excited ass couldn’t wait – I tried them out today morning. I was also about to skip wash day again because I was feeling lazy. I washed my curls only to start testing these two products out.

Now the hair cream – it’s soft and creamy. Note, these are first impressions. My full review is here.

It moisturized my hair strands well and gave me big clumps!

curly hair routine series

The hair gel is light- medium hold and works like a store bought version of DIY Flaxseed gel with a nicer scent.

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Steps in my Curly Hair Routine

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  1. I had oiled my hair last night so I used a big amount of Suchi shampoo to apply on my scalp and on the length of my hair.
  2. Rinsed it out and separated my hair into 2 sections.
  3. Applied a generous pump of Suchi conditioner to each section.
  4. Finger detangled and used a wide toothed comb and narrow comb to remove tiny knots.
  5. Rinsed it out and squeezed out excess water.
  6. Smoothed on Arata Hair Cream to 2 sections of hair and finger combed.
  7. Similarly, smoothed on Arata hair gel and then used my Denman brush to define my curls.
    Note- Try plain Scrunching if you don’t wan’t to break the curl clumps with the brush. If you want to watch how I style my curls, watch my video tutorial here.
  8. Diffused my curls to get mega volume! Watch the video below to see how you should diffuse curly hair.
  9. I SOTC’d (Scrunch out the crunch) with Innis Free Camellia Head Massage Oil


curly hair routine 3

diffused curls

So I hope you can see that the hair cream and gel did moisturize my hair and gave them light definition.

I usually prefer more hold but I have a feeling it will suit me more when I do Squish to Condish + Super Soaker method, which I will try next. I

will also next time, use more hair gel and I will NOT comb after that step unlike today. Just to see the difference.

This brings me to an important point – before you complain about a product or write it off- are you changing the amount each time you try?

Do you try different styling techniques? Have you tried changing the product cocktail?

Everyone’s hair is different. Hence it’s important to try small tweaks and learn how to best use it instead of feeling discouraged in one go. 🙂

So, now it’s YOUR turn. Have you tried any of these products before? Is there any product you want me to remember to review? Let me know in the comments below! Join me on Instagram for more tips and to stay updated for the next post!

  • Reply
    Tejal Gutka
    October 20, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Hi Pallavi, how do you store the DIY flaxseed gel? How long can you use it? Or every time you have to make new one?

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      January 4, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      Keep it in a jar in the fridge, max 3 weeks I think. If it smells funky, throw it out. 🙂 I know someone who makes a big batch and then freezes it in cubes in the freezer. When she wants, she thaws and uses that!

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    August 2, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    I have heard that arata hair Cream has a ignorant smell , so I am hesitating wat do I do, can u suggest smthn for a lighter weight hold

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      October 30, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Ignorant smell as in? have you tried DIY Flaxseed gel?

  • Reply
    May 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Pallavi! Do you have an update to your Arata first impressions? I’m very curious about their gel 🙂

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      May 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Yes, review coming tomorrow or day after!

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  • Reply
    April 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Hey, you have beautiful curls:) I have 3c/b hair.. can u suggest some best salons for curly hair in Delhi..I’m struggling to find one since ages;)


    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      May 7, 2018 at 10:41 am

      Hi Nidhi!

      Have you tried Deepak, Looks salon in Khan market?

  • Reply
    April 14, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    Hey I meant I followed the Wow shampoi routine from your last series. the comment that I posted there is awaiting some approval.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      May 1, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Replied back! Please send me details on my email

  • Reply
    April 14, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Hey Pallavi. You recommended this exact same routine for me in January. I have been following it rigorously since then. I stay in Bombay and my problem is dry and frizzy hair and my curl pattern is lost. I oil my hair regularly and wash it every 4 days. I don’t know what it is wrong but the volume of my hair is now half of what it was earlier. My hair has become thin and it’s almost like non existent. Please help me. I read negative reviews about the Wow shampoo and they all faced exreme hairfall issues. Please reply asap.

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      May 1, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Volume has become half of what it was after the routine? Can you email me your entire routine at Let’s properly discuss what’s going wrong

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