I was born with curly hair (some people may get curls during puberty, after pregnancy or due to some medicines). My mom and dad both have straight hair so I have no clue how my hair ended up like that!
Early childhood was not at all a worry. I didn’t care about primping much. It was from my late childhood till the start of my college, that I absolutely hated my hair. I would go about asking people with straight hair what shampoo they used (ya, shampoo :P). I would keep brushing and combing it, hoping it would marvelously turn straight somehow. I thought of getting a revostyler.
At the end of my 12th standard, I almost decided to get permanent straightening done. Thankfully I did not. (For those of you have, it’s never late to start! – How to transition from chemically straightened hair to your natural curly hair).
In college, I once got a really good haircut done in Cochin. And for the 1st time ever I saw my hair like I had never seen it before. It was not a frizzy bush, it was actually spring shaped. But nothing much had changed 😛 I was still absolutely clueless about how to take care of my hair. I started using heavy oils, sticky gels, applying products on dry hair (because there was no clear cut description anywhere of what I should really be doing. Or maybe I didn’t look hard enough). Learning about curly hair care was a gradual process which took me around 4-5 years. I read through curly haired blogs, tried the techniques and slowly began seeing the beauty that my hair is.
I wish curly hair knowledge was more prominent. I wish the mainstream media and beauty brands focus on curly hair also. Can you imagine that brands like garnier and tresemme have curl specific products outside India? Sigh. I wish things change soon ! And that this(What it’s like to have Curly Hair in India) is not the scenario in the years to come. I hope this blog helps many more of you to fall in love with your curly hair. Start today – Fall in love with your curly hair!