truth about indian women with curly hair.

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Yup!! Have to stick to a single product before something else comes up
Btw people are saying my hair is soo soft now I'm on cloud nine!!
Wow, yeah? Is it because of the body shop products?
What is the conditioner that you use/recommend, that is readily available in India?

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Yup.. I use the rainforest moisture line.. I use the shampoo and conditioner every other day after a pre treatment with coconut oil.. N every Sunday I do a deep treatment with the rainforest moisture butter.. When I leave it in my hair it looks as if I dont have any conditioner as there is just enough slip but after washing off it's just great n I love my curls n I use the conditioner as leave in so I think it softens the hair

Shampoo: TBS Rainforest moisture
Conditioner:TBS Rainforest moisture
DT: TBS Rainforest moisture hair butter
Styling: TBS rainforest moisture conditioner as leave in & rarely Brazil nut define &no frizz
I'm gonna try body shop products asap. Thank you nirucurls!
Also, do you know if we get raw shea butter around here? Which part of India do you stay?

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I'm from chennai.. I haven't even heard abt Shea butter before coming to naturally curly but I've seen some Shea butter products in TBS but no idea if it's raw or anything if I come to know of some place I'll let you know

Shampoo: TBS Rainforest moisture
Conditioner:TBS Rainforest moisture
DT: TBS Rainforest moisture hair butter
Styling: TBS rainforest moisture conditioner as leave in & rarely Brazil nut define &no frizz
Same here! I had not heard of a lot of things before i came across naturallycurly.. such an eye-opener this was!

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Yup!! Never heard of sulphate or silicone free products before this try scrunching ur hair when wet it defines the curls

Shampoo: TBS Rainforest moisture
Conditioner:TBS Rainforest moisture
DT: TBS Rainforest moisture hair butter
Styling: TBS rainforest moisture conditioner as leave in & rarely Brazil nut define &no frizz
There's a chain of stores called Health and Glow that carries lots of beauty products. They sell some Garnier and Loreal hair products that you could try. I've seen that store in south India (Bangalore) and up north in Mumbai.
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


Okay, so I dunno what happened with the genetics cuz my mom's family's from India and my dad's from North of Pakistan. My mom has the straightest hair ever and I got stuck with my dad's hair. My mom doesn't understand what to do with my hair and she hates it when I straighten it cuz she goes on and on about the damage it does (which is true) - HOWEVER, now that I let my hair be and just straighten the bangs, she calls me JUNGLI (it means wild, in case ya wanna know).

I'm constantly trying different things. My main problem is the frizz (esp in the back where I can't even SEE it but I know it's there - horror movie villain like) Right now I'm trying coconut oil as a leave in conditioner so I'm praying it gets to work. I also tried flaxseed gel but I honestly don't know how to handle it cuz all of the videos online are by people with extremely curly hair and I dunno what amount to put in my hair etc

I should tell that I've gone all natural. I tried the Baking Soda wash when I was in Europe which worked okay but now that I'm back, it stopped working (I guess it was the hard water?) - Anyhoo, I'm now using Avalon Oranics Rosemary shampoo which is SLS free and just need to fix the frizzies.

Any ideas?

Last edited by Jammin; 12-03-2011 at 06:09 AM. Reason: stuff to add
Hmm I dunno but I have many Indian friends n they just love curly hair
Wow! I just LOVE this thread! I myself am from Bangladesh, a small country near India.(If you're not familiar.) My skin is actually medium tan, and a little bit of what Bengalis call "Fair and lovely." I really hate it when people do that. And it's not just the women either, it's also the men!Just because someone is a certain skin color, that doesn't define their beauty.

Also, I've had hair haters!I know that's normal and all, but my hair was quite frizzy that day. An Auntie(one of my mom's aquaintences) asked me what was "wrong with my hair" I replied firmly that this is my natural texture. Her excuse was to tie my wavy bangs away from my face.Even though I know it's normal, I still remember what that woman said to me.

I know it's normal to have hair haters, but the South Asian community (most of it) doesn't know what frizz is. Ever notice how lighter skin tends to glow a bit more easily? Yeah, I guess that's one of the less historic reasons why light skin is considered better in out community. They don't understand that the real why to get glowy skin is to eat right, exercise, etc. I think it's because of this that SOME Desis (South Asian) don't like their skin tone. Which is very sad, cuz' I've also noticed the same thing in the African-American community also.
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Last edited by Noni863; 03-31-2012 at 09:30 AM.
Bengalis love curly hair. It reminds them of the goddess Durga ! My mom is indian and I have inherited her hair (and my grandmom's). I used to hate my curly hair mainly because in school I used to get teased a lot and I envied the nice long straight jet black hair that so many indians have. I was always brushing my hair so the curls would disappear and my mom used to complain about me doing that. She would talk about curly hair like it was a Godly thing with a life of its own ! Of well, now I do agree with her
Originally Posted by forest13
Wow! Your mom's a lot better than mines. I'm also Bengali.My hair was stick straight till about 4th grade. My hair gradually turned wavy. Along with that was some frizz. My mom's reaction? "Your hair's ugly! We need to make it straighter!"Oh, well, I still love my wavy hair, which is what really matters.
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Most Indian women who have "curly" hair don't have truly curly hair. We have wavy hair and we want to straighten it b/c of the tendency to frizz and bush out. I went through about a 10 year period with curly hair. But my mom is biracial - I thought I would end up having her hair permanently which is not a bad thing. I would have embraced it had I known what to do with it. Now my hair is more like dad's... thick loose wave... but not as dense as it was before. I don't have much choice but to straighten b/c there is no good wave pattern and it enjoys bunching up in humidity which esp. doesn't look good in shorter lengths.
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Most Indian women who have "curly" hair don't have truly curly hair. We have wavy hair and we want to straighten it b/c of the tendency to frizz and bush out. I went through about a 10 year period with curly hair. But my mom is biracial - I thought I would end up having her hair permanently which is not a bad thing. I would have embraced it had I known what to do with it. Now my hair is more like dad's... thick loose wave... but not as dense as it was before. I don't have much choice but to straighten b/c there is no good wave pattern and it enjoys bunching up in humidity which esp. doesn't look good in shorter lengths.
Originally Posted by minthe
Exactly! Everyone thinks that Desi people (South Asian) hate curly hair, that's not true! We just don't know how to take care of them. Trust me, once my thick straight hair turn to thick slightly wavy hair, I was happy, until they started getting frizzy. In fact, my curly-haired cousins in Bangladesh didn't even know what conditioner was! And yet they wanted silky looking hair. (That doesn't automatically mean straight.)

As for the narrow-minded women on this post saying how Indian women have a lot of self hate just because they wanted change (like blue contacts), guess what? No matter what race they are, everyone likes a little bit of change Just because I straighten or curl my hair for a day, doesn't mean I dislike my wavy hair. Same with Kangana Ranaut, just because she wears blue contacts for a few photo shoots, doesn't mean she hates her brown eyes. And guess what? Not every South Asian has natural dark brown eyes...#justsayin'

I don't get why if we do it, then all the sudden everyone's talking about it, what, we can't wear colored contacts just because of our race?!?!
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From Noni's Wavy Head
I LOVE Indian hair. Curly and straight. It's always so thick and dense. When its curly its just more beautiful! I'm black (probably got a background mix somewhere), but if I had to change my hair i would probably make it curly Indian style.

And I should probably post this somewhere else but, I really wana make my ow. Indian food, but I don't really know any Indians to ask!

from Sugarfoot's chew toy
Who's My Hair?
3c/4a-b looking stuff lol
BC- May 16, 2010
Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
LUVVV my natural hair!!!
my girlfriend isn't Indian, she's Egyptian, but she has thick & dense curly hair as well. I <3 it : )
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I'm not full Indian, my father is Somali and Indian, and my mother is White, but my hair is a mix of 3a and 3c. My indian family has a mixture of straight, wavy, and very curly hair and we appreciate all of it.
I LOVE Indian hair. Curly and straight. It's always so thick and dense. When its curly its just more beautiful! I'm black (probably got a background mix somewhere), but if I had to change my hair i would probably make it curly Indian style.

And I should probably post this somewhere else but, I really wana make my ow. Indian food, but I don't really know any Indians to ask!

from Sugarfoot's chew toy
Originally Posted by B-Nessa11
I think I could help you out with that! Are you trying to make sweets or something?
From Noni's Wavy Head
I have no idea! I just want some good stuff!

I had been turned off from Indian food generally while I was pregnant, I went to a Indian buffet and the mix of smells was weird lol.
But I've had homemade Indian chicken and rice and that memory makes me happy lol! I'm going to PM U!

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Who's My Hair?
3c/4a-b looking stuff lol
BC- May 16, 2010
Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
LUVVV my natural hair!!!
I am a Indian, from Chennai to be more specific. I remember the days when my mom used to pull my thick curly hair in to 2 side braids and to my sister too who had such a curly hair. Thankfully I found this CG Method a while ago and I absolutely love my hair I passed on the information(and organic products too ) to my sister in India who also absolutely now loves her curly hair.

I have a 3a and some 2c in the lower back(that sometime is so annoying to style!!)

I have been a CG for about 2 yrs now and I feel better about myself everyday!

My routine:I wash my hair every 3-4 days. wash -Deva No-poo on scalp and tresseme Naturals conditioner to detangle.leave in-Deva one condition rake through and wear it in a bun. Styling- Twist curl big chunks on the top of hair and scrunch with dime size Deva angel on each side. Plopp 20-30 minutes with old t-shirt

and Voila My hair holds up for 2-3 days with pineapple hair and silk cap at night.

I water spray and twist curl just the top layer with Giovanni Deep moisture conditioner.
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