WOW Miracle 10 in 1 Shampoo Review: for Dry, Wavy, Curly, Frizzy Hair

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Few of my readers introduced me to this brand called “WOW Organics”. I was asked by several curlies to check the ingredient list of their range of shampoos as they claimed to be sulfate and paraben free andddd there were so many positive comments regarding the shampoo. So, I had to get my hands on this product. Price Rs. 499 for  300 ml   Availability: Easily available at online shopping sites Amazon & Flipkart   You can buy it here: WOW Miracle 10 in 1 Shampoo   Ingredients: It is in fact sulfate and paraben free. It contains Polyquats – 7 & 10. Polyquats have detangling and conditioning properties for which it is usually used in shampoos and conditioner. Well, polyquaternium-10 seems all okay. But I was not sure about Polyquarternium-7 which supposedly has a film forming property if used in higher quantities. But then this ingredient is after the first 5 […]

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Read Ingredients Before Accepting a Brand’s 100% “Natural” claim!!

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The Hindu’s magazine Metro Plus’s (Bangalore Edition) first page news by Sriya Narayanan (the one clicked in the pic!) resonates every word of what I keep telling all you dear curly/wavy haired people!!! Do NOT accept any brand’s claim of being 100% “herbal” or “natural” or “organic”. Look at the ingredients list. Learn to differentiate between what truly is an organic or natural product than just fake claims that include one or two natural extracts or oils towards the end of the entire ingredients list!!! If  you are okay with using products with chemicals, then fine!! But if you are buying a product coz of its claims of being natural or herbal, then you need to think and look twice before you buy these products…… Typical conversations I have with some readers 🙂   A: Can I use hair product X, it says it is all natural. Me: Umm.. cannot […]

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DIY Deep Conditioning Idea for Curlies Living in Hostels

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Hello Curlies!! I often get asked by many young curlies staying in hostels to give simple DIY deep conditioning ideas.   I am  in hostel… do not have multiple kitchen ingredients at my disposal and above all, do not have a blender or mixie to create a smooth blend Hmm… I can understand that….to be frank, even though I have all this as one-step distance from my couch, I am too lazy to pick up 2-3 ingredients, blend them and then apply!! So, more often than not, I end up doing deep conditioning with the most simple and ready-to-apply ingredients. So here is the quick tip: Choose ONE ingredient which BLENDs easily using bowl and spoon APPLY all over your hair WRAP in plastic cover RINSE off Makes sense? Umm.. lemme explain..I apply one of these packs: DIY Curd Hair Pack: Take Curd, quickly blend it in a bowl and apply. […]

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Review: L’Oréal Paris Smooth Intense Silk Protein Conditioner

Loreal Paris Smooth Intense Conditioner for curly hair

L’Oréal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner Silk Protein has been the only conditioner that I have been using for last many weeks. So here I am ready to review it for you!   Availability: Very easily available at local supermarkets Online at Amazon, Flipkart, Nykaa, Purplle etc. You can buy it here: L’Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Conditioner Price: Rs.170 for 170ml   Consistency & Slip: Thick – semi creamy. Slippery. The conditioner is not runny, rather squeezes out in a toothpaste like fashion with semi-creamy consistency.  However it spreads easily on hair and helps in detangling too.   Ingredients list: It is silicone free and the ingredients list can be found here: L’Oreal Smooth Intense Smoothing Conditioner (Silk Protein) – Ingredients   My experience: Suddenly I have been having doubts regarding enliven conditioners that I have reviewed here. Enliven surely is the most cost effective silicone free conditioner but I always had […]

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DIY Mild Shampoo with Ritha, Shikakai and Flaxseed Gel – RiShiFlax Liquid Soap!

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  More often than not, I have wondered about going all natural on my hair care. Like ditch the shampoo all together (Well of course won’t ditch the conditioner ;))…and use natural ingredients to whip up a natural shampoo and use only that!! I remember mom making Reetha and Shikakai shampoo at home when I was a kid. It included a loooong process…. soaking at night…boiling in morning…straining….waiting for it to cool. Uff!! Frankly, I might end up going back to my good old sulfate-free shampoo. (Still I have this on my “to-try” list) Well, if you are like me and are looking for a quick fix alternative, then here is a superb post by Sunitha!! Hope it helps all you natural hair care enthusiasts!! 🙂   Guest Post by Sunitha of My Mom My Passion When I was kid, it was a weekly ritual to make ritha shampoo on […]

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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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List of Sulfate-free Shampoos in India

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If you are facing dryness and frizz in hair and are looking to revamp your hair care to give your hair more moisture and conditioning, you should be following this regimen mention in this post. If you have already read and are trying to follow the sulfate and silicone-free regimen, then the next thing you are probably looking for is a sulfate free shampoo, a silicone free conditioner and a silicone-free hair styling product . As linked above, I have already collated lists for the conditioners and styling products. This list for sulfate-free shampoos available in India was long due. I had started getting queries to suggest sulfate free shampoos. So I thought I will quickly write this list and post it up the blog. Thank you for the motivation dear readers!! it made the lazy me to write this post… 😀 Out of these below products, few I have used myself…few have been […]

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The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter – Review!

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If you have been reading my blog for few days, you might know the importance of deep conditioning your hair frequently!! As much as I love to deep condition my hair, more often than not I get too lazy to whip out concoctions in the kitchen.. But I mostly manage to drag myself to the kitchen to try something or the other. However, there are days when I am travelling or I just am not able to find the time or ingredients to blend and apply to my hair. It is then that this The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter comes handy. Well, this is the only store bought conditioner that I came across. So let’s see if this works for my dry, frizzy, damaged, transitioning wavy-curly hair.   Ingredients: Silicone-free (curly hair friendly) Here you can find the list of ingredients. It is silicone free and paraben free.   […]

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Enliven Natural Fruit Extracts Conditioner for Curly Hair – Review

Enliven Conditioner for Curly Hair

Enliven Natural Fruit Extracts Conditioner is well suited for Curly Haired people to start with best hair care for their wavy/curly hair care in India. If you have read through the few posts that I have updated before this one, I am sure that you would understand the benefit and importance of conditioners in a curly haired person’s hair wash routine. So to start with, lets look at the review of the Enliven Conditioner. I have a plan of guiding your from the start till the end in th journey of moving from a unknown sufate & silicone ridden world through transition till renewal of those gorgeous curls…and beyond. And THIS is where we start. 🙂 At then very end of this post, you can find my final recommendation of this product for curly/wavy hair. Stay tuned..till the end! 😉   Ingredients: Silicone-free Here you can find the list of […]

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Silicone-free Conditioners in India – Best for Curly/Wavy/Dry/Frizzy hair!

Silicone free conditioners India

Silicone-free conditioners are the best for curly or wavy haired women. Here is a list of Silicone Free Conditioners in India that I have personally come across. As mentioned here, Silicone can really be damaging for curly and wavy hair in the long run. If your current hair wash routine includes sulfate shampoos and silicone conditioners, I suggest you to revamp your hair wash routine as suggested here. Curly or wavy hair can get really dry and frizzy due to lack of moisture and a good conditioner is an essential part of our hair care routine. Silicone-free conditioners perform better in keeping our hair well-moisturized and conditioned. And also healthy in the long run. Now, coming to the list of silicone-free conditioners available in India, the below mentioned are the ones that I have either used myself or have checked out the ingredient list personally. Silicone-free Hair Conditioners in India: Enliven […]

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