Quick Tip to unclog your Flaxseed Gel Filters

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Hello Curlies!! If you have been making flaxseed gel frequently, then you would most probably be well acquainted with this equipment in the above pic. There are few variations of the same. I use this one at my place. My Mom has a much finer filter with two more layers of very fine mesh added. There are also smaller filters which are used to filter tea. But the ones I use are all iron filters. If you have also been using iron filters to filter your flaxseed gel and are looking for ways to unclog it, you are in luck! Even after washing immediately after use or with hot water or with all the scrubs at home, sometimes our iron filters gets clogged here and there. I have not faced major clogging but few meshes here and there do get clogged. But the one at mom’s place with smaller mesh gets clogged more […]

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Awesome Additional Uses of Flaxseed Gel + Guest Blogger Intro!

Have you ever had excess flaxseed gel in your fridge and wondered how to finish it off before it exceeds its shelf life?? I have fore sure. Sometimes, I make huge batch of flaxseed hoping to wash my hair or style and restyle my hair more often but end up not using it much. By the end of two weeks, I find myself staring at a jar full of unused flaxseed which I know is gonna go down the drain and my heart aches… 🙁 even though flaxseed gel doesn’t cost much, throwing away all that goodness is such a sad thing to do. While discussing with my friend Sunitha about hair care, I ended up sharing the flaxseed recipe. She has a layerlob (long bob!) and is a 2a wavy. She doesn’t really style her hair curly but is a natural hair care enthusiast. So she immediately ordered flaxseed […]

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Let’s talk about Shampooing: How to shampoo?!

Silicone free hair products in India

Once I had decided that I was shifting to sulfate-free shampoos, the next question on my mind was…. Will it be strong enough to clean my scalp and hair. After all I live in a humid city which means plenty of sweating…add to that the day to day dust and pollution…and you get a really dirty scalp to clean… The Answer seems to be “Yes”.. Sulfate free shampoo and cowashing clean the scalp and hair equally well. The basics of that depends on “how” rather than “with what” for hair cleansing.   Will  mild shampoo clean scalp efficiently? Basically, the cleaning of the scalp is done by the rubbing and scrubbing that we do while shampooing rather than the shampoo itself. If we apply any shampoo, and do not massage or rub it into hair, irrespective of the strong detergents in it, it will not clean efficiently. I read this comparison […]

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Let’s talk about Shampooing: Sulfates, No Sulfates or Cowashing!!

India Best Curly hair products

Recently, there has been so much hype regarding the ingredients in our usual daily use Shampoos that somebody needs to clear the air (on cleaning the hair!:-D) and make sense of it all. Nowadays, we cannot buy any product without looking at the ingredients list first. From our shampoo to toothpastes and soaps and detergents and foundation to nail polishes for everything we check the ingredients first and buy them later. Well I do not call this a hype but an outcome of being more informed. However, more often than  not, some of us tend to question such behaviours.  Before going all sulfate and silicone free on my hair, when I read about the curly girl hair routine (like a third person not affected by it!) I couldn’t phantom the thought of not picking up my usual shampoo. Not choosing by the look or packaging or the color of the bottle. […]

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Basics: What is “Clarifying”? Why, How & When to Clarify Hair?

I have been MIA for a really long time coz I have been super duper busy past few days. Anyway, as I had started the series of post about basics of curly/wavy hair care: Scrunch & Detangle. Today here I am writing about another important term, “Clarify”. The word by itself gives away the essence of the term I suppose, yet we always have a doubt till we get to know the real use. So let’s begin. What does “Clarify” mean in haircare? Clarify, in general, means deep cleansing. In hair care, Clarify means to deep cleanse your hair and scalp to remove any buildup of dirt, oils, products etc. A strong shampoo is used for that. It basically strips hair and scalp of all oil, build up, dirt etc and gives a the squeaky clean feel. Who should clarify their hair? Anyone who is experiencing buildup in their hair […]

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Quick Update!!!

Hello Curlies!!! There has been aloooottt going on on personal front….that’s why I have been MIA here for last while week and a half. However I have been trying to catch up on all your comments and queries as and when I got time in last 2-3days! Anyway, now I am almost back to a routine..please note the ‘almost’!! 😀 So will be replying more quickly. So now to the quick update!! I got a haircut!!!! (Yayyyy!!) Yes, I got a haircut last night. I am yet to style it curly so yet to decide if I like it curly or not!! But for now I am hapyyyy with the cut. Loads of my flat, heat damaged ends are gone. My hair had been feeling weighed down, frizzy and frayed for a long time now. I was waiting to get a cut done and finally got done now. I will […]

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