Being a Bengali brings along with
it certain clichés in the way people perceive you. Beautiful long tresses are
one of those things that people generally associate Bengali girls with. Well,
if that is indeed universally true than I am certainly an anomaly in the lot.
Yes, I am a Bengali woman with hair that would make the lovely dame Rapunzel
There is not a single experiment
that I haven’t done with my hair. Straightening, Colouring, you name it and I
have done it all except curling because I have been blessed or rather cursed
with horribly curly hair which treats gravity as it’s stubborn ex! Oh but now
that I think about it I did go for curling my hair too when I wanted my chemically treated straight hair to
go back to being how they were originally- curly and wavy! Today frizzy, dry and
awkward are perhaps the best adjectives to describe my hair.
Like every girl I have had dreams too
of flaunting enticing locks; one that would make men skip heartbeats and women
swoon out of jealousy. Yes, like every girl I had the reverie of being a head
turner through my head of hair which ironically I did seem to accomplish but in
a slightly shifted context. Perhaps I should have just been clearer in relating
my wish to the fairy god mother!
Having bored you with all these
details; let me just cut to the chase here and tell you that a chemically
treated and damaged hair like mine needs good products every day. With a
thriving and booming cosmetic industry in our country, the choices are
innumerable. So there arises the need of testing every product that catches our
fancy before switching to it permanently. Ofcourse, the duration of permanence
So anyways, before I move on to the
review I would also like to mention that every few months my strategy to attain
hair worth dying for changes. A year back I had sworn to stay
away from straightening but the resolve fell flat when I was recently enticed by a salon
professional to go for the look that would apparently make me look as pretty as
the Junior Mrs. Bachchan (pretty not fat mind you!). So there I was washing
away my hard earned money into the salon drains for the hair that would
apparently make me a head turner! But wasn't that my dream? However inevitably as the mundane
cycle of harsh reality struck with the precision of clock work, new growth
threatened to make my hair the inverted question mark all over again! It however wasn't the first time as my hair had always grown faster when I had straightened it; thus ruining it with the new emerging curls. Ofcourse whenever I had let my hair be curly, it just seemed too pig-headed to even grow an inch!So this time too it wasn't any different and my hair began to grow faster than my finger nails soon after the hair-changing visit to the parlour.
I received the Sunsilk Perfect Straight shampoo and conditioner just a few days
after my recent rendezvous with hair straightening. So I decided to try it and
this is what I found out! There are
certain integral things to a good shampoo and conditioner. The answer to a few
questions actually ascertains if it’s a good choice at all. Does it make your
hair soft? Does it increase the hair fall? Does it make your hair rough? Does
it do what it claims to, in this case lock the straightness? Does your hair
smell good after using it? The answers to all these questions for Sunsilk were
in the positive; well at-least so far as I used it. My hair felt soft; the
breakage was comparatively less and the scent was good too.
So the verdict is that if you have
straight hair, chemically straightened or naturally straight divine, this could
be a good shampoo and conditioner pair to use!