Shikakai and Reetha boiled in water, in a certain proportion , cooled and
strained were my mother's home-made beauty hair-care products and
cleaning my long stresses er tresses with her formula product was sacrosanct
and a weekly regime to be followed despite my protests drowned , in her
age-old wisdom mantras handed down to her by her mother.The tedious
process of adding all the right ingredients and boiling which I would referred
to it as the witch's cauldron , would be discontinued after my marriage , I
sternly told her. And I had my way and started to use the 'bottled' shampoo
with not so good results till I stumbled upon Dove shampoo and there is no
looking back. All the stresses about tresses are past history and the future
is certainly bright. and I sing as I massage my hair and wash my hair with
Dove shampoo ..............
यह तोह नहीं हैं एक पहेली
प्यारी सी है यह मेरी सहेली
उठती है और गिरती
मेरे इशारो पर हसती
इसकी काली घटाओं में
ढूंढ ती हूँ मैं ख्वाबों को मैं
देखती मैं दूसरों की नज़र में
अपनी जुल्फों को , सवर के
चाहिए कोई नहीं आईना
में हूँ एक सुन्दर सी हसीना
and as I dry my hair with my cotton towel , I sing
as soft as silk
as creamy as milk
is my thick mane
lustrous is my middle name
the mirror caresses
my lovely tresses
I bounce my curls
as tri-colour flag unfurls
I straighten the knots
as a captain calls the shots
the strands I twist
like a ball in my fist
I navigate my fingers
thru my hair as fragrance lingers
I am happy , are you so?
When I go for a hair-cut , the parlour lady , Mrs. Violet compliments on the quality of my hair and sings paeans about the old ways of oiling and applying hot towel on the head , which I still follow . There are not split ends nor I have bad hair days. Now my hair is short and streaks of wisdom are making an appearance and has shades of grey ( no pun please) and I am proud of them. I haven't succumbed to the regime of colouring my hair and am comfortable in a natural different hue. How long I will remain true to the natural way I cannot say.
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