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Curly Hair Guide

You can check out my posts about curly hair care hereย and my video tutorials on my Youtube Channel: The Curious Jalebi .

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?ย 

Hence,ย 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!

  • Reply
    pooja
    September 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    hi
    can we use any conditioner as a leave in conditioner ???

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      September 23, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Ideally any conditioner without silicones is a good bet. ๐Ÿ™‚ It also needs to be moisturising

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    Apeksha
    September 14, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Hey hiii!!!! I have very dry and frizzzy hair can you please suggest me regular shampoo ,conditioner and even leave in conditioner and good hair mask which always set my hair moisturise๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Šplease help me out

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    Neha
    August 9, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Hi
    I really appreciate your ideas but my concern is that while using leave in or shampoo after every time I found my hair curl best in my back is all get joint and when I detangling it it becomes frizzy , can you please help me that how to protect my curl from this,, and I always use to do high bun cause I don’t think my hair look good next day of my wash day so I always do high bun from just seconds day of my wash day and I wash my hair 2 day in a week I really love my hair and I think after colour my get more rough then before’

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    Simrin
    June 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Hello!
    Its a relief to have found someone whos gone at lengths to implement the CG method for indian hair and products. I have always been wondering it if was feasible to try it here. (i think i did try it many years back but didnt really go on with it due to budget constraints) But now with years gone by, better hair products being available and a newly red colour head full of semi decent curls im looking to try this method all over again. Hoping this works so fingers crossed for it. I haven’t fully got to reading all your posts but i thought i should commend you on this effort.

    My major (s)tress points ๐Ÿ˜‰ are: Dryness, dandruff (i think its that, but not the dry kind. When i scratch my scalp i have white residue under my fingernails) and of course sweat because im a dancer. Hope im able to find a routine that helps me with this.

    – Simrin Vijayakar
    (Mumbai)

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      June 13, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you simrin! I’m glad you liked the blog! Even id given up on pure cg due to budget constraints. But I’m going to start a fully cg routine soon ( my Shea moisture and cantu leave ins are here!! Hehe). I used to do cg on college with bodyshop. I keep both options open for people who want to try either way.
      Can I suggest the shea moisture African black soap cleansing shampoo? It worked really well for my dry scalp! I generally let my sweat air dry and the next day use my refresh spray and fluff out the hair. I’ve shown how in my YouTube channel – The Curious Jalebi! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    Sweety
    February 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Hiiiii ! Just want to know whether any hair cream would be able to set curls of a natural curly hair post shampooing and conditioning or only curling creams from ogx ,Garnier and bblunt does the wonder? Just want to know how about setting curly hair with Himalaya protein hair cream post shampooing and conditioning

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      February 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Sweety! There are several hair creams that you can use, but the ones crafted specially for curly hair work the best. I find these three as my favourites among all I’ve tried. There’s also a hair cream from L’Orรฉal that you can try( Usually available in a salon, it’s stopped being produced in my city) or try out others from Amazon, flipkart.
      You can try the Himalaya one as well, only thing remember that leave in conditioner/ hair cream should ideally be moisturising than a protein based one. Protein based stuff might prevent breakage but can also make it really tough and hard. Protein treatments should not be done too often. So I wouldn’t suggest using this as a regular wash and go cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

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