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’!! šŸ˜€ 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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A Quick Tip for Shiny Hair by a Guest Blogger + Introduction!

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If you find yourself coming back again and again to Curlacious, then the love for curly and wavy hair is something that you and I (and many others)share!Ā For those of you who are curly and even wavies who lean towards littleĀ curlyĀ hair might find most of my posts very much relatable! But then there are those who have straight to wavyĀ hair and are facing dryness and frizz and dunno what to do about it. Or if you are a struggling Type 1c or seeking information on how to take care of your hair and are having zillions of hair queries like – what kind of products to use, is sulfate-free or silicone-free for me, etc. etc. I have a happy news for you beauties!! IĀ got hold of an oldĀ friend who is very much into hair care. So, without any delay, let me introduce her…. Without any delay, let me first introduce […]

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Tips to Avoid Bad Curly/Wavy Haircut!

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“I cannot find a curly hair expert!! Neither are there hair stylists who cut hair dry!!” This is the concern of most curly haired people who want to have a haircut that they do not regret! Nowadays, when we search on the internet for idea or tips for curly hair cuts, almost everywhere we read to get hair cut when it is dry!! Frankly, who does that? I mean in India!! Have you ever come across a hair stylist who cuts dry hair in India? No! I haven’t. Also, how many hair salons have curly hair expert? Well I know Bblunt salons have curly hair experts now! Thank goodness. But they do not have branches in all cities šŸ™ So in your area have you ever come across someone claiming to be a curly hair expert? No, right?! So most of us end up getting haircuts from stylists who know […]

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Basics: How to “Detangle” Curly Hair

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In continuation to the series of Curly and Wavy hair term basics mentioned in this post: here, I am explaining another term in this post. šŸ™‚ “Detangle” is probably not a new word for you. But when we bring ‘detangle’ and ‘curly hair’ together, the word ‘detangle’ get a whole new dimension!! šŸ˜‰Ā Detangling is the only time that you would ever need a comb in your curly hair care routine. (“What!! Really??Why?!”..if this is what you reacted, then you should first read this post: Here). So what is the big deal with detangling curly hair? Let’s Jump straight to the answer!!   What is “detangle”? Detangle means to remove tangles & knots from hair. Well this applies to all hair types: straight, wavy or curly.   How do we detangle curly hair? Finger detangling is the best way to detangle curly hair. This can be followed up by a wide […]

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How to Refresh Day 2 Curly or Wavy Hair!

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Once we start following the Curly/Wavy hair care routine, we by default fall in love with our curls…. The curl pattern…the lesser frizz…the gorgeous look….the feeling of liberation………wowwww….. after seeing our Day one hair, you feel so encouraged and fabulous….and you go to bed feeling happyyyyyy… OnĀ Day 2… You wake up with frizzy, not-so-defined-curls, and above all, you cannot comb it..you cannot straighten it now and you have no idea how to fix it…Ā  That’s when you realise….That Curlacious female(aka me!) *Grrrr* left meĀ hanging…without giving the slightest hint of how to tackle day 2 hair!!!!…….. hahaha… I feel you, gal, I feel you!!!Ā And I am so sorry for not having done a proper post on refreshing curls earlier than this!! Yes, Second Day curly or wavy hair can be very tricky, challenging and discouraging. I myself face issues with day 2 (3 or even 4) hair!! The super gorgeous first […]

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Basics: How to “Scrunch” hair?

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Hello Lovely Curlies Ā & Wavies!! Know? Whenever I start reading a Classic English Literature novel, it starts by sounding ‘Alien’. It takes little time to get the flow of the novel and the way it is written. There are certain words that are used which are not in common use now. AfterĀ reading on, based on the context or frequent usage, the word makes sense. (Well, sometimes, I even call my parents (both of whom are English Majors) for confirmation of what I think is what it really is!! :-p) Well, similarly, when we read aboutĀ curly and wavy hair routines, there are many words that sound alien to us!! šŸ™ Like, scrunch, plop, porosity, pineapple (the fruit?! Hell nooo!! hehehe)… So I thought why not do few posts to explain what is what in general.Ā  May be you know these already…or you don’t! For beginners, this will give a general idea […]

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DIY: Deep Conditioning Hair Pack – Go Bananas!!!

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Are you feeling the need to deep condition your hair and are confused regarding what to use? Well, I was also at that point where I didn’t know what to use in my Deep Conditioning Hair Packs. Now I mix various ingredients from my kitchen plus few oils/essential oils and I am good to go. You can follow the same. In case you are still not sure regarding what to add and how much, you can follow these simple DIYs: Here, HereĀ and Here. And I am going to mention another quickie below. Make sure you read through till the end..the Notes especially. Here is another quick DIY hair mask recipe to make your hair lustrous, shiny, moisturized and soft!!   Ingredients: Banana – 1 Curd – 1 Cup Oil – 1 teaspoon (Add more if you have High Porosity Hair) Essential Oil (optional) – Few drops I used sweet almond […]

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DIY: Egg Hair Mask for Shiny, Strong and Bouncy Hair!

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Hello Curlies!! Have you ever woken upĀ thinking its a weekendĀ andĀ are glad that you canĀ spend whole dayĀ in your cozy bed? And then you realize…Sheesh!! It’s weekday and you are running late for work/college/school!!! Well, in my case it happens very often… šŸ™Ā I wake up thinking it is a Sat/Sunday and end up feeling low till the morning tea kicks in and more and more work pours in!! Anyhooo…..hoping that you did not face a dull start today, lets discuss hair and hair masks!!Ā  Till two weeks back, I was going for swimming classes.daily.for 12 days. (It is never too late to learn, you know!) Can you imagine what it did to my hair?? yeah well, I ended up with dry hair that looked flat and frizzy. So, in an attempt to revive my hair, I have been applying hair masks before every wash and it is making heaven of a difference […]

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