These past few days have been " awesome hair styling days" for me. My hair is continuing its dry streak but I've made many a hair style breakthroughs with it ! Things I could not be accomplished with regular smooth , silky hair has been did with a stack of hay on my head.

My first super breakthrough was fighting the straight line that my hair is. I got some major waves going on !!!! If you've been a regular reader you know about my hair woes. I am so not crafty with my hair. And as if that wasn't enough my hair is super stubborn and wont do anything but straight. I remember when I was in school , I paid $$$ ( three digits is a LOT on a student salary) to curl my then shoulder length hair at a salon. The lady cursed sweetly like hell. Three hours and two bottles of hairspray later I got out with a lot of waves but no curls. The waves vanished in less 2 days.

Also I am scared of a curling iron so any curling I'm doing is gonna be with a flat iron. This past week I tried my luck again with a new flat iron - The Hana Professional Flat Iron. I set the temperature between 230 and 302 , the latter one of which was recommended for fine hair. 450 was the setting recommended for my kinda hair - thick and healthy. But I did not want to heat my hair up so much.

The Way Its Done Around Here

This is how I went about it . First I divided my hair in two parts and then divided each of the halves into two sections. After pinning three of the four up, I started working on the first section. Taking two inch sections at a time , I twisted them lightly and then rolled the hair around the flat iron. Held it for 30 seconds and slowly pulled the iron out while still holding the curl on my other palm. And then I take the curl and lightly tug at it so it un-rolls (is that a word ?) and looks more natural.

Did you pay attention there ? Coz I said my hair CURLED !! Well, more like waves but its a huge start ! Boy, I was jumping up and down and detailed the whole saga on twitter. I am in love with this new iron. It came with both a pouch and a box. I love boxes because they are easy to store and you can pile things neatly on top of em. Pouches are great for travel though. I got it in blue but you pink lovers can get it in pink as well !

The next time I visit a salon to curl my hair, I plan on carrying the iron with me and asking my hairdresser to use it. You can do it too and may be get a good discount on the service ! Check the waves out in this picture. It was taken right after I did about three of four curls. Sorry I don't have a picture of what it looked like after I finished the whole stack.

FishBones Anyone ??

The second thing I did was to have my hair in a fishbone braid !! I've always wanted to try it. Seriously from my grade school days. My mom dint know how to do it and so I never learnt. But then Glamour had it in their June issue and I got right on it ! This is how it turned out. Guess I should have tightened it a bit more but my fingers were aching. I was tired after doing just one half and gave up on the other. Its tough doing mile long hair. But if you have super cute shoulder length hair - it will look fabulous !

Have you checked out Taaz lately ? They have so many more hairstyles ! Lot more wearable ones ! I uploaded a pic and picked out 15 hair styles which I'll print and take to the salon whenever it is that I plan on cutting. You should try it ! It also satisfied my blond and brunette hair lemmings. Seriously I don't look so bad as a dirty blond or a brunette ( I keep saying that to myself)

Indian Girl


Nosh said... @ June 10, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Your hair is goooorgeous, Indian Girl!! Do you keep it long for religious reasons?

An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ June 10, 2009 at 11:17 PM

Hi Nosh !!

Awww...thanks girl ! So nice to hear form ya ! About the long hair , I keep it long for mommy reasons ;) She like it if I have it long and I just like to indulge her with small things.

Sunitha said... @ June 11, 2009 at 3:05 AM


You have great hair. BTW did you end up cutting it or getting a new style. I know in your earlier post you were looking at different styles. I dont know if you cut it or have a stylist that you like, but if you are looking for a great stylist. I highly recommend Joshua at the Dear Clark salon on McKinney Ave in Uptown Dallas. This from someone who has tested several salons and stylists in Dallas esp Uptown area

My hair texture is very thick like yours and he is the only one who has been able to work with the texture and thickness. The rest have been ok or made me sob


An Indian's Makeup Blog ! said... @ June 11, 2009 at 3:13 AM

Sunitha :
You live in Dallas ! That's so nice ! Thank you for the rec . I was indeed looking out for a good hair stylist. My last one was good but acted too safe. He wouldn't cut an extra inch even if I pleaded him to and never took suggestions well [:p]

Ishara said... @ June 11, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Wow, that fish braid looks amazing !

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