'I had really short hair growing up. And I used to hate it. I started growing my hair by the end of high school. I had a really tough time growing it long because my hair had been growing in all directions. So when it started falling down my shoulder the first thing I did was straighten it.
People around me never really liked my curls, or to be accurate “my frizzy hair”. So straightening seemed perfect option. It was really frustrating though because I could see the damage done to my hair by the heat, and I was really tired of straightening as a daily routine.
So one day my best friend advised me to just be the natural curly haired girl I am and embrace my uniqueness. That was the first day I washed my curls and left them as it was. And that felt amazing. Slowly I learnt how to handle my curls. It took me time to understand the do’s and don’t s of curly hair. And now I am happy to have curls as that really makes me stand out.'
Here are some of Dos and Don'ts that Eka has discovered on her Curly Journey:
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