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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Quick Hairstyle Ideas for Indian Naturally Curly and Wavy Hair

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I have been asked about zillion times about hair styles for curly and wavy hair. Somehow everyone feels that once we start wearing our hair naturally curly or wavy, the only option is to keep your hair open. Well that’s not true. We can make and create many hairstyles that look gorgeous on our gorgeous curls. I have been delaying this post for the longest coz —–> 1. I am the laziest person on this earth!! 2. I don’t have some bakra to click proper pics for the hairstyle to show. Even when I try hairstyles which look good in person, I am unable to click at angles that show the hairstyle well. Finally now when I am spending few days with my family, I remembered to make my brother click few pics on days that I tried a hair style. These are few very simple hair styles which you […]

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What is “Hair Elasticity”? Key to Protein-Moisture Balance!

Hair care is a lot about knowing few nuances of your hair properties…that’s why I like to discuss and explain few of the basics of our hair properties which affect of hair and the hair care regimen that we follow. After Curly Hair Typ(Pattern), Density & Width and porosity,  now I am gonna be writing about another important property: Elasticity.   Elasticity is probably one of the most important properties of hair that we need to keep in mind while doing protein treatments or deep conditioning treatments. What is Hair Elasticity? The general definition of elasticity is applicable to hair too. The ability of our hair strands to stretch and to get back to original shape is called hair’s elasticity. Why is Elasticity important? Hair Elasticity determines hair’s health and strength. It helps us know whether our hair needs moisture or protein. Gives an idea on how much manipulation our […]

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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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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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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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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! For those of you who are curly and even wavies who lean towards little curly hair might find most of my posts very much relatable! But then there are those who have straight to wavy 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!! I got hold of an old 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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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, Here 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 up thinking its a weekend and are glad that you can spend whole day 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… 🙁 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!!  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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