How to Put up Curly or Wavy Hair at Night – Long, Medium & Short Hair!!

  This is probably another most asked question: “My hair gets so tangled and frizzy when I sleep. How to prevent it from frizz?”…….”My day 2 curls get all ruffles…what to do?”…..”How do you put up your hair at night?”……”How to preserve curly or wavy hair at night?”……”How to have maintain my hair for day 2..3.. or 4?”\   I have already written a post on 4 ways to preserve curls overnight. But it has the general points to follow. Still friends ask me how exactly I put my hair. I also understand that it is difficult to understand on reading..sometimes, pictures talk better than words. I am sharing photos so that you can see ways to tie your hair up so that your curly or wavy hair would stay intact, or say, less frizzy the next day.   So, here you go…..   1. Free Hair, Pulled up: The simplest way is […]

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Detailed Index – Link to all posts!

Hellooo…. So, wanna make your hair as gorgeous as it gets? Let’s start!! If you are completely new to Curly Hair Care methods, then you should get to know the effect of your current  hair care routine. If you are convinced to start on the sulfate-silicone free regimen, then hop on to this post on how to care for your curly/wavy hair in India and get started. You can also follow me on Facebook & Instagram The above 2 links were just a basic over view….Post on post I have covered various other doubts and points involved in creating a hair care regimen….Below, I am linking posts based on their categories…. There are still many more to make to this list…and manyyyy more that are yet to make to my blog!! Will be updating this page and Curlacious both on an ongoing basis!! For any feedback, comment, query, review or help, feel free to join […]

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

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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!!

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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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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 🙁 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. 🙂 “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!! 😉 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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