truth about indian women with curly hair.

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Well that is not true, its not that they hate curly hair or their skin, They dont know how to take care of it. and they try all the fancy pancy stuff they show in commercials - which ofcourse doesnt work for them. Its the media that is giving the wrong education.

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.
Originally Posted by Noni863
CurlyIndianGirl -
Wow - your hair is amazing in that 2nd photo!
2b/3a fine/med-hi density/high porosity (I think)/ highlight-no silicones/sulfates
Lo-poo - ABBA Gentle Shampoo/ Shea Moisture Curl & Shine
Conditioner: GVCB (love it!)/ Regis OO
Leave in
: As I Am
Co-Wash: Tresemme or DevaCurl NoPoo
Stylers: As I Am Curling Jelly/GF Pure Clean/ LALCurl gel - all with BRHG added
Style: scrunch/ diffuse, then air dry. I don't Have much frizz at all
Not 100% certain of her ethnicity, but Rahnuma Panthaky plays a role on one of my current tv obsessions "Being Human". I frigging love her 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.
Originally Posted by CurlyIndianGirl
You have gorgeous hair.
last relaxer 08/08/09
all natural since 7/30/10


Shrinkage happens.
I'm an Indian from Delhi and I wear my hair curly!!

I was born with frizzy, curly, poofy hair but as most Indians do, I had my head shaved when I was around one I think. Then, my hair grew out soft and silky and straight, I have no idea why...it was like that until 1st grade when it became wavy and very thick. Well, there were like three waves and a flip at the bottom and it was very dense. Then at 5 th grade, it became magically silky straight again. Then, I joined a swim team and the chlorine damaged my hair and it turned verrry wavy and poofy(not really curly tho, and I'm not sure if chlorine caused this). Only last year, eighth grade, did my hair turn curly. It was always in a ponytail because I did not know how to manage it. Then this year I learned about the cg method and scrunching my hair and gel, etc. Now my hair looks beautiful and my Indian family agrees!! I just hope it doesnt decide to randomly change texture again lol
Welcome sami Glad to know that you are aware of your curly hair at 9th grade itself, I wish I had known about mine hair at that age!!!

Good luck!
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Detangle:Suave
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
I'm of Bengali descent but I was born in the US, in an area with very few Indian people. I never experienced the whole "Indian curly" stigma. I'm a 3a-3b, my mom is like a 2b-2c, and my dad is bald, but says his hair used to be super curly. My mom has always been pretty knowledgeable about curly hair, even keeping my hair silicone/sulfate free once it started curling up. I like to think I take pretty good care of my hair too, because I get compliments on it from people I don't know quite often.

When I visited India recently, my relatives completely freaked out about my hair. When I braided it damp, which I do pretty often when I don't want to worry about sleeping on it, one of my great-aunts told me that looking at my damp braided hair made her nauseous. My cousins complimented my hair but kept telling me it would look better if i let it dry before I brushed it, etc. At one point, my (straight haired) aunt hid my hairbrush while I took a shower and refused to give it back to me until my hair dried. She then insisted on combing it herself. When I showed her that my hair was breaking and frizzing up, she told me that I didn't know what I was talking about. When she was done combing, she told me my hair looked much better than usual, worked coconut oil through it, and braided it back before letting me near a mirror.
I ended up locking myself in a room after showering so nobody could touch me until my hair was taken care of.

Last edited by shakyjellyfish; 08-25-2012 at 02:11 AM.
I'm of Bengali descent but I was born in the US, in an area with very few Indian people. I never experienced the whole "Indian curly" stigma. I'm a 3a-3b, my mom is like a 2b-2c, and my dad is bald, but says his hair used to be super curly. My mom has always been pretty knowledgeable about curly hair, even keeping my hair silicone/sulfate free once it started curling up. I like to think I take pretty good care of my hair too, because I get compliments on it from people I don't know quite often.

When I visited India recently, my relatives completely freaked out about my hair. When I braided it damp, which I do pretty often when I don't want to worry about sleeping on it, one of my great-aunts told me that looking at my damp braided hair made her nauseous. My cousins complimented my hair but kept telling me it would look better if i let it dry before I brushed it, etc. At one point, my (straight haired) aunt hid my hairbrush while I took a shower and refused to give it back to me until my hair dried. She then insisted on combing it herself. When I showed her that my hair was breaking and frizzing up, she told me that I didn't know what I was talking about. When she was done combing, she told me my hair looked much better than usual, worked coconut oil through it, and braided it back before letting me near a mirror.
I ended up locking myself in a room after showering so nobody could touch me until my hair was taken care of.
Originally Posted by shakyjellyfish
^^^WOW!
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Low Porosity; Medium Strands; Dense
Im pakistani but i know
when i was little my mom and dad would always blow dry and brush it and turns into a poofball!
now i take care of my hair[old woman face]
hey!!! iam in 10th and follow the cg method too ..... i presently use herbal essences hello hydration ( though it contains a few cones) as co wash and detangler and a styling gel .... can u tell me which products u use on ur hair ........ i hav 3a - 3b hair ...
I'm an Indian from Delhi and I wear my hair curly!!

I was born with frizzy, curly, poofy hair but as most Indians do, I had my head shaved when I was around one I think. Then, my hair grew out soft and silky and straight, I have no idea why...it was like that until 1st grade when it became wavy and very thick. Well, there were like three waves and a flip at the bottom and it was very dense. Then at 5 th grade, it became magically silky straight again. Then, I joined a swim team and the chlorine damaged my hair and it turned verrry wavy and poofy(not really curly tho, and I'm not sure if chlorine caused this). Only last year, eighth grade, did my hair turn curly. It was always in a ponytail because I did not know how to manage it. Then this year I learned about the cg method and scrunching my hair and gel, etc. Now my hair looks beautiful and my Indian family agrees!! I just hope it doesnt decide to randomly change texture again lol
Originally Posted by Sami

hey!!! iam in 10th and follow the cg method too ..... i presently use herbal essences hello hydration ( though it contains a few cones) as co wash and detangler and a styling gel .... can u tell me which products u use on ur hair ........ i hav 3a - 3b hair ...
I've seen more older women with curly hair but its like always in a ponytail.There use to be a lady in my apt building with hair almost exactly like mine.I love seeing it though I have yet to see it on indian guys.
I completely understand where you're coming from. I hardly see that many Indians with curly hair mainly because they straighten it or brush it enough that it becomes a big frizzy pom-pom (thats what I used to do in elementary-middle school). Over the years, I have gotten to maintain my natural curls in a way that helps we embrace them, not hide them away. My method goes as follows:

1. I wash my hair twice a week using Baby Shampoo (it works great, take my word for it!) and a deep conditioner.
2. Once a week, I oil my hair and sleep on it over night. I sleep with a "scarf" rapped around my hair so not to get the oil on my skin and pillow. The next morning I wash it out thoroughly.
3. I use a leave in conditioner spray and a very light curl-forming cream to help give my curls a shape. Twisting your hair with your finger should do the trick.

*What you eat also effects your hair. Keep track of a healthy diet for both your skin and curls. It can effect the growth pattern of your hair and its texture. Remember to be aware of your living environment, the weather plays a big part in how your curls work. Most importantly, be confident with what you have. It may not be easy or of the norm but its what sets you apart from everyone else. Hope this was helpful!
I'm an Indian from Delhi and I wear my hair curly!!

I was born with frizzy, curly, poofy hair but as most Indians do, I had my head shaved when I was around one I think. Then, my hair grew out soft and silky and straight, I have no idea why...it was like that until 1st grade when it became wavy and very thick. Well, there were like three waves and a flip at the bottom and it was very dense. Then at 5 th grade, it became magically silky straight again. Then, I joined a swim team and the chlorine damaged my hair and it turned verrry wavy and poofy(not really curly tho, and I'm not sure if chlorine caused this). Only last year, eighth grade, did my hair turn curly. It was always in a ponytail because I did not know how to manage it. Then this year I learned about the cg method and scrunching my hair and gel, etc. Now my hair looks beautiful and my Indian family agrees!! I just hope it doesnt decide to randomly change texture again lol
Originally Posted by Sami

hey!!! iam in 10th and follow the cg method too ..... i presently use herbal essences hello hydration ( though it contains a few cones) as co wash and detangler and a styling gel .... can u tell me which products u use on ur hair ........ i hav 3a - 3b hair ...
Originally Posted by nickidi
I use herbal essences hello hydration as well! Isn't it amazing?? however, it is conditioner so i wouldnt recommend using it as a gel. I dont even use it as a leave in because it is very thick. so my routine is...

Herbal essences shampoo
Herbal essences conditioner (ice queen method)
Squeeze excess water out of hair with a tshirt
Scrunch in my leave in (neutrogena triple moisture leave in is wonderful)
Scrunch in my mousse (suave professionals captivating curls is absolutely fantastic)
Seal with some almond oil
Let air dry and go!

Now, my products are not CG because that method did not work my hair as it does not work for everyone. However, I do follow cg methods such the icequeen method, scrunch n pump all my products, and occasional plopping.
I'm an Indian from Delhi and I wear my hair curly!!

I was born with frizzy, curly, poofy hair but as most Indians do, I had my head shaved when I was around one I think. Then, my hair grew out soft and silky and straight, I have no idea why...it was like that until 1st grade when it became wavy and very thick. Well, there were like three waves and a flip at the bottom and it was very dense. Then at 5 th grade, it became magically silky straight again. Then, I joined a swim team and the chlorine damaged my hair and it turned verrry wavy and poofy(not really curly tho, and I'm not sure if chlorine caused this). Only last year, eighth grade, did my hair turn curly. It was always in a ponytail because I did not know how to manage it. Then this year I learned about the cg method and scrunching my hair and gel, etc. Now my hair looks beautiful and my Indian family agrees!! I just hope it doesnt decide to randomly change texture again lol
Originally Posted by Sami

hey!!! iam in 10th and follow the cg method too ..... i presently use herbal essences hello hydration ( though it contains a few cones) as co wash and detangler and a styling gel .... can u tell me which products u use on ur hair ........ i hav 3a - 3b hair ...
Originally Posted by nickidi
I use herbal essences hello hydration as well! Isn't it amazing?? however, it is conditioner so i wouldnt recommend using it as a gel. I dont even use it as a leave in because it is very thick. so my routine is...

Herbal essences shampoo
Herbal essences conditioner (ice queen method)
Squeeze excess water out of hair with a tshirt
Scrunch in my leave in (neutrogena triple moisture leave in is wonderful)
Scrunch in my mousse (suave professionals captivating curls is absolutely fantastic)
Seal with some almond oil
Let air dry and go!

Now, my products are not CG because that method did not work my hair as it does not work for everyone. However, I do follow cg methods such the icequeen method, scrunch n pump all my products, and occasional plopping.
Originally Posted by Sami
thank u sami !! ^_^ ...
do u use hello hydration shampoo ?? also can u tell me where i can get suave products and neutrogena triple moisture ?? can also tell me abt the ice queen method .... thank u )
I am Indian and I have beautiful jet black curly hair. I have always loved my hair and have had people telling me that they think it looks gorgeous.
I use coconut oil, mild shampoos, frequent deep conditioning treatments and some great styling products to keep my curly healthy and shiny.
I have a lot of bad hair days when i cannot take proper care of my hair due to traveling or work. My hair becomes dry and frizzy very easily so I have to be very careful.
My only concern so far has been getting the right haircuts. I have been to many salons till date and always had a bad haircut or just walked out because the stylist didn't understand my needs or rather, lets say she didn't understand curly hair.
Whenever I go for a haircut the stylist will brush my hair spray it with water and then do the haircut. When done, I usually ask for it not to be blow dried because I know the harms of it for curly hair. Then she'll leave it like that and my haircut looks so gross because the harsh combing had already made my hair frizzy and dry.
I have asked for dry haircuts or stylists who are specialized in styling curly hair but I was always disappointed.
How do you indian girls get your haircut done? Do you ask for a dry haircut? It would be great if anyone can recommend salons in Pune or Mumbai.
Someone here said it just right. In India, curly hair is considered a pity. They comb it, oil it and just tie it into a plait. But off lately, I have started seeing a lot of change, thanks to communities like naturally curly.
Definitly agree, Willytheturtle,
Two people have already told me to get it chemically straightened - saying that i'll have the hair i have dreamed of all my life!
But the hair I have dreamed of is curly and hydrated, not dead and straight
But I still use my parachute coconut oil.
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Its good to know that things are changing. Regarding hair cut - I do a self cut. I dont trust salons with my hair. Besides I wear my hair curly all the time so even if there is a minor mistake in the layers, I get away with that

I have self cut from just trimmings to major length chops on my own hair by watching you tube videos on hair cuts

I am Indian and I have beautiful jet black curly hair. I have always loved my hair and have had people telling me that they think it looks gorgeous.
I use coconut oil, mild shampoos, frequent deep conditioning treatments and some great styling products to keep my curly healthy and shiny.
I have a lot of bad hair days when i cannot take proper care of my hair due to traveling or work. My hair becomes dry and frizzy very easily so I have to be very careful.
My only concern so far has been getting the right haircuts. I have been to many salons till date and always had a bad haircut or just walked out because the stylist didn't understand my needs or rather, lets say she didn't understand curly hair.
Whenever I go for a haircut the stylist will brush my hair spray it with water and then do the haircut. When done, I usually ask for it not to be blow dried because I know the harms of it for curly hair. Then she'll leave it like that and my haircut looks so gross because the harsh combing had already made my hair frizzy and dry.
I have asked for dry haircuts or stylists who are specialized in styling curly hair but I was always disappointed.
How do you indian girls get your haircut done? Do you ask for a dry haircut? It would be great if anyone can recommend salons in Pune or Mumbai.
Someone here said it just right. In India, curly hair is considered a pity. They comb it, oil it and just tie it into a plait. But off lately, I have started seeing a lot of change, thanks to communities like naturally curly.
Originally Posted by Ankitas01
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Detangle:Suave
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse

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