Project Roohie # 8
I always had curly hair. But during my childhood I fought against it. I wanted my hair to look like those conventionally “beautiful” long, silky, straight manes I saw on the TV. Everyone around me advised tips and tricks to make my hair straight. I ended up having frizzy, unmanageable hair which I did not like.
It was only when I went to Delhi for my graduation that I was surprised to find that people complimented my curly hair. I eventually started embracing my natural hair. I learnt organic ways to keep my hair healthy and happy. I am sharing my curly hair routine with you today.
- Use lighter oils like Jojoba and Moroccan . Thicker oils like Coconut and Olive need more shampoo to remove them from the hair, thus making our hair more dry in the process.
- Use Sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners. Hibiscus, Reetha and the seeds of Elephant apple (outenga) are some very good natural conditioners for your hair. The Rainforest Moisture shampoo and conditioner from The Body Shop are also some of the best cruelty-free, Paraben-free and Sulphate-free products for your curly hair available in the market.
- Use Aloevera gel as a leave in conditioner for your curly hair. It removes frizz from your hair and makes it look shinier.
- Do not comb your hair when it is dry. If you absolutely need to, use your fingers for combing through your hair.
It is as simple as that! Embracing my natural curly hair has helped me embrace myself the way I am- wild and free 🙂
Project Roohie is an archive of traditional and contemporary wellness tools and practices rooted in the aesthetics of organic living and sustainability. We welcome recipes and regimes of self-care, health, and diet from your family, community, and cultural lineages. This is a collaboration project undertaken by The Soul-Searcher with House of Noorie.
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