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What country do you live in?

India

What was it like for you growing up with textured hair?

In a country where poker straight hair is considered the standard of beauty, I was often mocked for my hair, which was different from the rest. And I hated my hair then!

What made you decide to embrace your naturally curly hair?

After a point in my life, I realized that I should not try to fit into someone else's shoes. People knew me by my curly hair, so why not embrace it? Why not be myself?

What has been the most empowering moment of your natural hair journey so far?

The very first day I started following CGM [Curly Girl Method]. It was so liberating.

How do you protect your curls at night?

A silk bonnet or a silk scarf wrapped around my pineappled hair.

Who is your curl crush?

Laura Smith

What's your curly girl essential you can't live without?

A conditioner, I keep experimenting, my current favourite is Love Beauty and Planet.

What is your current hair regimen? Any favorite products you’d like to share?

  • Prepoo: Jojoba oil
  • Shampoo: Petal Fresh Tea Tree
  • Conditioner: Love Beauty and Planet
  • Leave in: Love Beauty and Planet
  • Curl cream: Cantu Curl Activator
  • Gel: Ashba
  • Plop for 10 min, then air dry

What has been the most challenging moment of your natural hair journey so far?

I haven't faced any issues so far.

What is your hair type?

Type 3b

Are there any techniques or methods that have made a huge impact on your hair health?

Using the praying hands method and STC [Squish to Condish].

What's your advice to women who are still struggling with loving their natural texture?

My advice will be not to compare your hair with that of someone else. What works for me might not work for somebody else. You have to carefully find out what suits you best. Find out which products suit you and be patient!

 

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