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How To Take Care of Your Hair

Everyone has had a bad hair day. When I have a bad hair day I usually resort to styling my hair as a bun. Shabby but chic!

I’ve come across so many women with amazing hair. Whether it was straight, wavy or curly, they had a gorgeous head of hair. What were these women doing different or more, maybe? Nothing actually.

They knew their hair type and how to take care of it accordingly. Hair can be divided into 4 types mainly. This is different from the words used to describe the texture or condition of the hair like, frizzy, oily, dry and normal.


Straight Hair



Straight hair is probably one of the most sought after hair type. Straight hair usually has fine and thin strands of hair. One of the issues of straight hair is volume. Straight hair tends to hang limp with no body whatsoever.

A few tips for straight hair

- Opt for a gentle shampoo and mild conditioner.

- When brushing your hair start from the tips to the roots. Make sure you brush carefully otherwise you can damage your hair.

- When washing your hair, use warm water, not hot water. Hot water weakens hair.


Curly Hair


Curly hair is more prone to frizzing and becoming dry as well as coarse. This is due to curly hair being more fragile. Curly hair needs more looking after. If it isn’t moisturised regularly it can create a lot of damage.

A few tips for curly hair.

- Washing your hair everyday makes it dehydrated making it frizzy, opt for washing your hair every few days.

- If you ever use a comb, go for a wide toothed comb. Excessive brushing makes it frizzy and unmanageable. Use you fingers to lightly comb through your hair.

- For drying your hair after a shower don’t rub a towel. Squeeze the excess water onto it and apply a styling cream or anti frizz serum while your hair is damp.


Wavy hair


Wavy hair is usually coarse and thick. Two major problems faced by people with wavy hair are frizziness and lack of volume.

A few tips for Wavy hair

- Opt for a volumising shampoo.

- To prevent frizz apply a light leave in condtioner.

- While drying your hair, don’t rub the towel against your hair. Pat it dry. This helps in keeping the frizziness at bay.


Processed Hair


If you’re hair is bleached, dyed, relaxed or chemically straightened your hair falls in this category.

When washing your hair, it’s better to opt for a conditioning shampoo (preferably one meant for coloured hair) since your hair is likely to be damaged by the all the chemicals. Once you’re done rinsing your hair, apply a rich conditioner to the hair tips and length.

Since processed hair is porous, it will absorb anything you apply on it, which means you have to throughly rinse your hair once you apply shampoo or conditioner.


A few tips for processed hair.

- Make sure you wash every few days to prevent it from drying out further.

- Make sure you trim regularly to prevent split ends.

- Use a conditioner or hot oil for the ends of your hair to prevent dryness and split ends.


Watch out for Part 2 next week, where I’ll be covering natural remedies to treat frizzy, oily and dry hair.


- Neha Prasad

How To: Beach Hair

I love the way my hair looks after a trip to the beach. Soaking in the sun and the salty air seems to make my hair look better. For those who love beach hair but can’t go to the beach everyday, here’s three easy ways you can get those beachy waves.





Hands down, the easiest way to recreate beach hair. It adds texture and volume. An important tip, when applying salt spray, less is more. After you spray it onto your hair, just scrunch up the ends of your hair and voila, instant beach hair! You can buy salt sprays or you can make it yourself at home. Check out this DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray.





If you don’t mind heat styling and want something more defined, curling irons are your best option. An important tip, make sure you use heat protectant. This will minimise the damage to your hair. If you want loose waves, opt for bigger barrels. For tighter waves, smaller barrels work better.

You can also use your hair straighter if you don’t have a 3 Barrel Curling Iron. Just take 1 inch sections of your hair, roll it, from tip to root, around your finger. Remove your finger and hold the rolled hair and apply heat.





The way this usually works is after a shower, air dry your hair and tie it into a bun. After a couple hours you open up the bun and shake your hair loose. For best results, take a shower before you sleep and tie up your hair. You’ll wake up to a head full of curls! This gives you a more softer look since it’s not that defined and works well for people who have thick hair.

- Neha Prasad

4 Steps For An Easy Smokey Eye

A couple months ago, I wrote about some tips to get the perfect smokey eye. This time it’s going to be a quick tutorial on how to actually do smokey eyes.

Some things you need, 2 eyeshadows, one dark and one light (you can opt for any colour you want), an eyeliner, eyeshadow brush, blending brush and an eyeliner brush.

Smokey eyes are known for being dark and smouldering, but you can also keep it light if you want to. Also opt for colours that compliment your eye colour.


STEP 1: Apply

Apply a dark eyeshadow to your crease. Start with your upper lash line and work your way up to the crease.

Apply a lighter shade below your eyebrow until it reaches the crease.



STEP 2: Blend

Make sure you blend both colours properly so that there are no lines.


STEP 3: Line Away

Apply an eyeliner to your lower lashes and smudge. The eyeliner can be metallic colours or softer colours like brown or grey.

Now using a black kohl eyeliner, draw a line on the top lash line. Smudge this as well.

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STEP 4: Mascara

Make sure you curl your lashes before you apply mascara. Two coats of mascara should be enough.