If there is one thing that every curly haired girl has gone through, it will be the struggle to take care of it. Many of us had parents that did their hair traditionally- oiling, combing & tying it into neat plaits. It was hardly left open (my grandparent’s complaints come to mind- why don’t you comb it & keep it neat? This looks junglee!) And even if it was left open, the frizz, the brutal combing, the consequent triangle on your head just brought you down.
Why is it so hard? Why couldn’t god have given me straight, thick hair?
Hence, many curly haired girls end up straightening their hair that leave them with half their volume & with extremely brittle ends.
I did that too. The straightnening did not last long & my hair became frizzy & damaged. I had to chop it off one day. I remember I cried after that because my hair dresser told me – You’re losing so much hair, it’s all this frizziness & rough strands. Why don’t you have it chemically smoothed?
One summer vacation in Vizag, I did the most 21 century thing ever- I googled.
I came across one blog post that changed my hair care routine completely. That spurred more research, more youtube videos by curly haired women outside India. Then began the product hunts. I spent a lot of money trying to figure this out- when I could have just made do with even a Sunsilk or Dove Conditioner(I wish I knew this back then)!
Finally, after all this- my hair became incredibly healthy. It coiled perfectly, it was soft to touch & I was so happy. People appreciated it and began to ask me for tips to take care of their hair, and I was ecstatic that I could help.
This blog is a way for me to reach out to curly girls in India who do not have the money to afford fancy products but are still trying to take care of their hair. I will post hair hacks I have learnt, my personal curly hair routine, the best products to use that you can get easily in the market & even hairstyle experiments!
If you have curly hair & are looking for something particular, drop me a comment below & I’ll be happy to address it!
Stay curly & stay happy!