My Scary Crazy Weary Experiments

There are people who have perfect hair… long and shiny, straight and healthy which stays the way they should be, always!
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Then there are people who have hair with natural curls. Though, it is a bit cumbersome to maintain these curly mass of hair but they simply look fabulous in whichever style they are turned into.
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And then you have people like me who have a perpetual bad hair day. The reason is that they have hair that are neither straight nor curly and these hair have a mind of their own. They will stick out or flatten where you don’t want them to!
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So, with hair like these, you experiment a lot, to get that perfect straight hair…

  • After reading a lot about hot oil massage being helpful in straightening hair. I once, used castor oil. Yes, my wild and stubborn hair for once looked straight but only when they were oiled. As castor oil is thick and sticky, so, had to use shampoo not once or twice but thrice to remove the sticky oil and the result…. scary hair that you get after getting a shock treatment. The hair had become more dry and were standing out in every possible direction because of excessive use of shampoo.
  • Then somebody suggested to make a paste of two mashed bananas along with two tablespoons each of yoghurt, honey, olive oil and one egg white. This paste was to be applied on the hair and kept it that way for 30 minutes and washed off later on. Guess what, it took a crazy two hours to remove that sticky and dried paste and not to mention the gallons of water that went down the drain!
  • When the home remedies, didn’t help much, I resorted to use the flat iron. I used it occasionally. For a while the hair looked good and straight for a change but the side effects were dry hair with no lustre which were progressively getting damaged along with a million split ends!
  • Finally, I thought of seeking  professional help. I visited a hair salon and got my hair straightened. The result was stunning. I loved my hair and the new look I had, but within 6 months, the straight hair look turned into a weird hairstyle. How? While the old hair (which was chemically treated) was straight but the new hair started growing the way it was destined to, ie in the wavy pattern. So, the resultant hairstyle was a terrible one! Also the hair definitely looked burnt because of this chemical straightening.

Now, I am off experiments with my hair and am content with my perpetual bad hair day look. But being an optimist, that I am, I hope some day there would be something simpler and easier and healthier that will give me that perfect straight hair look!
This post is my contribution to the Indiblogger The Straight Hair Experiment contest held in association with Sunsilk.
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41 thoughts on “My Scary Crazy Weary Experiments

  1. I have naturally straight hair. But the problem is they are silky too. I mean a bit too silky. Tying them without gel or oil is very difficult. And I don’t know why but no style stays for more than half an hour on them. Sometimes I wonder if any woman on this earth is happy with her hair…

  2. You know I use to have such long hair , they reached upto my knees when open.. and were in a very good shape tooo ..

    I do sometimes think why did i get them cut .. maybe one day I will grown them up again 🙂

    Bikram’s

  3. I also have a mixed hair, but after I cut it short, it is much better,my hair feels nice. You must never mash the bananas, you should use the small mixie to make it into a paste. You should add honey, olive/ almond oil and also curd to it, and everything made into a creamy consistency in the mixie. Then apply it to slightly damp hair, and put on a shower cap, and leave it for 30 minutes or more and just rinse it with water, there will be no lumps, nothing to bother you, you need not even use shampoo, just rinse it well as you would a shampoo and then apply conditioner, wait for 2 mins and rinse off, you will have nice smooth hair that you would always like to touch.
    It is very simple and your hair will also look great.
    BTW the same cream can be applied to your face and body.
    I keep doing it very often. How can anyone think of mashing a banana and applying it, I cannot understand. Even in the net they keep complaining about not being able to get it out of their hair. I am sure if you do it my way you will have no problem.
    All the best!

  4. You seem to have collected a lot of info and experimented quite well. Just for the spirit of experimentation, I should appreciate your efforts 🙂 I am sure your experience of side-effects will help a lot of people who are reading this post 😉

    Destination Infinity

  5. I am sorry but I can’t help smiling. I find this post …umm..amusing?!
    I’d been told several tips, for my hair are (were) unmanageable and wavy too. But I could never dare to experiment. Then we moved to Sydney, and voila. Now I have reasonably good hair. They are still wavy but in a good way. I guess it’s the water.

    I would say, just let them be. I’m sure people still find you beautiful. I do 🙂

  6. I have made peace with my wavy hair and now try hard to nourish it. Haven’t all women found the grass on the other side greener :). Those with straight hair aspire to get curls and vice versa. And, I have always liked the way you look. Wish you a very happy new year.

  7. Pretty amusing the subject and the comments.
    Often the realisation dawns late after a lot of frenetic attempts to redesign what Nature has provided.

    I guess if Albert Einstein was obsessed with his unruly hair , certainly the world would not be what it is today.

    • Well said about Einstien. Hillary Clinton had once said “I’m one of those people who thinks that changing one’s hair is the only part of the body that you can change at will” and I agree with her, so these experiments with hair!! 😀

  8. LOL! I guess you and me fall in the same category. I always have a bad hair day. More so, my hair have a unbreakable bond with humidity. So, you can imagine how I look most of the summer and rainy days.

    BTW, you suggested you that banana paste and that too with eggs? It is a recipe for glue I guess 😛

    Very well written and all the very best dear 🙂

    And wish you and your family happy new year.

    • I can imagine your hair in summers and rains! It’s the same here! 😐
      Yeah, it sure looks like glue, but this is what was mentioned in a hair care book and also the internet has the same home-remedy! 😛
      Thanks a lot, Saru and a very happy and healthy 2013 to you and your family too! 🙂

  9. Same pinch, Shilpa!! I wish my hair would decide which side of the fence it wants to be on!! And oh, the frizz!! No matter how well I dress or apply makeup, my hair just ruins it all :-(. And humidity is NOT my friend!! Currently I just take refuge in loads of serum, and a flat iron for special occasions 🙂

    • I know what you mean! Bad hair can certainly change the way you look! I have to wash my hair every alternate day and cant do without a conditioner! Havent tried serum as yet… will check it out!

  10. Do you remember a story of Samson who had his strength in his hair?
    There was a time,I had hair one envied….like that of Samson’s.
    Having lost hair at this stage…..I have not lost my strength as Samson did.

  11. Hugs Shilpa…the natural ones are the best…I’ve never done any styling so far !!! If its a bad hair day, just tie it up in a knot has worked for me so far !!!
    All the best for the contest 🙂

  12. Hey u have been on an experimentation spree. Thats great! but gud finally u settled with what comes the natural way..
    I have silky hair n hence have never had a chance with experimentation..
    Thinking of whacky ways and m yet to come up with a crazy post.

    • Oh yes, when you have hair which have a mind of their own you like to tame them and thus the experimentation and thus these results!
      Luck you to have silky hair!
      Isn’t the date for the contest over??

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