Meet Farheen! Curly girl from Mumbai, India shares her natural curly journey with us. Farheen finds the time to give her curls TLC in lockdown, however experiences excess shedding due to her medication. How did she keep those curls healthy? Read more to find out!
What inspired you to return natural?
Hi! I am Farheen, and I’m a curly girl from Mumbai, India! As a little girl, I had wavy hair, which gradually became curly as I grew up. Like most of my fellow Indian girls, I was advised to comb my hair everyday, and hence I never knew that these cute little ringlets were hiding in my combed out locks!
Once, on an online forum, I read that curly hair shouldn’t be treated like straight hair, that it need not be combed everyday, etc., and came across CGM as well. Being a student back then, time and money were both scarce, so the only things that I took away from my research were the styling techniques, not combing my hair, and using microfibre towel to dry/scrunch my hair. These little changes also made such a huge difference to my hair! I was in love! But the products I used were still full of harsh ingredients!!
Fast forward a few more years, and Covid-19 hit! The months in lockdown really gave me time to re-discover CGM, and this time I switched out all my harmful products with more natural and CG-friendly ones! I also had the chance to try different products, styling techniques, etc. and to customise a routine that suits my hair’s needs! I’m now 10 months into CGM and even more obsessed and in love with my hair!
What were the challenges (if any) along the way of your healthy hair journey?
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 2 years ago, and the medication I take causes a lot of hair fall! So hair fall and the resultant thinning hair has been a challenge since a while, but I am positive that I will get better and my hair will be fuller and healthier! Also, I am regular with my scalp massages so I do see new growth in some places!
What is your number 1 curl tip?
My number 1 curl tip would be to try and not touch your hair while it’s drying. Whether you choose to diffuse or air dry, do not touch your hair until the gel cast is formed - this will greatly help your hair hold the curls for longer and also reduce frizz to a large extent!
Also, DC is very very important! Our hair is already made up of protein, so we need to provide it with moisture regularly to have healthy and balanced hair!
Discovering Flora & Curl
What made you buy Flora & Curl products? How did you hear about us?
I heard about Flora and Curl from a lot of my favorite curly hair bloggers on Instagram. What attracted me most is the packaging and unique range of products! I had to try them!
How did you see your hair change after using Flora & Curl products?
Flora and Curl products leave my hair softer, lighter, and more bouncy! The products are all lightweight yet so moisturising!
Which Flora & Curl product is your favourite and why?
The Rose Water & Honey Leave-In Detangler is my favorite because it’s incredibly moisturising, it has amazing slip, and it can be used for refreshes also!
What is your current Flora & Curl haircare routine?
After shampooing and conditioning my hair, I use the Rose Water & Honey Leave-In Detangler and style with Denman D3 brush, followed by glazing the clumps with Sweet Hibiscus curl Defining Gel, and scrunching all over. After diffusing and SOTC, my curls are at their softest and bounciest best!
What sets Flora & Curl apart from other brands/products on the market?
I have a very sensitive nose, so the fragrance of a product is an important parameter for me. I love how the Flora & Curl products have a distinct yet light scent to them, and they’re never too in-your-face! Also, the consistency of the leave in and gel are on point for me! Not too thick, not too runny - and yet oh so hydrating! Just perfect!
Thank you so much for sharing your curl story with us! Return natural, Flora & Curl Family! Allow for your curls to blossom like Farheen has! Click here to follow Farheen's journey. Feeling inspired? Click here to read more Curl Journeys. Want to help make a difference and encourage soon-to-be curlies to return natural? Let's do this, click here to submit your story!
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