BBLUNT BBLUNT GEL OH! NATURAL HOLD GEL Photography by Rema Chaudhary | Styling & Modelling by Rhea Gupte Location Courtesy | Alila Diwa Goa Before I make a run for a long day of errands, I thought I’d scribble down a couple of hacks I use to get my hair looking alright or to achieve a certain look. Read along, if this might catch your fancy. Insert terrible attempt at a British accent* // The texture of my hair is naturally voluminous/big/fluffy, whichever sails your boat, which is why I stay away from combing my hair as much as possible during the day, as it poofs up even bigger. I usually comb it at night just before I go to sleep. // I try and oil my scalp at least twice a week, if I am not feeling too lazy. I know research has proven that it’s alright to skip oiling, but perhaps because I am Indian, it is ingrained into my psyche to believe that it does wonders. From personal experience I agree with that nudging feeling. // The BBLUNT Climate Control Anti Frizz Leave In Cream is a complete saviour in the humid Goan climate I live in, which on bad days, makes my hair ridiculously frizzy, so much that it’s crackling. The leave in cream immediately gets rid of the frizz and makes my hair a lot more manageable. // I switch shampoos and conditioners a lot. I get bored of beauty products easily and need a change as soon as the bottle is capped out. I always go back to Pantene every few days though and rotate between Tresemme, Matrix and whatever else catches my eye in the meanwhile. // I prefer to wash my hair every three days as my hair is the kind which looks better the next day after a wash. *cough* rugged rocker chic *cough* Well, sure, if you would like to call it that. I kid. // Photographed here is the BBLUNT Gel Oh! Natural Hold Gel which I use in a couple of different ways depending on my mood. In these pictures, I used a very small quantity to simply create a pseudo wet look, but on other days I pile it on if I want to achieve a really slick do. It smells delicious! // I am hoping to experiment a lot with my short hair in terms of color, cut and styles through this year. // I don’t use any heat products on my hair, ever, unless I am on a modelling assignment. // My hair rarely becomes oily, but on days that it does, it is around the roots. BBLUNT’s Back To Life Dry Shampoo really helps to get rid of the excess oil and gives my hair a fresh look and bounce. // If I have enough bobby pins, I am gold. I think I can achieve any hairstyle in a matter of seconds if I have my bobby pin, which somehow always manage to escape my tyrannical and often careless clutches. Excluding the crazy complex braids that have been doing the rounds on Instagram and YouTube since 2014. I will leave those to the professionals. // I trim my fringe myself a lot. Not very neatly. // I have done so many ‘hair’ modelling assignments through ages sixteen to nineteen that I secretly believe I could be a hair stylist/colorist in another life. Perhaps even this one. Never say never, right? // Overall, I don’t bother that much about what my hair looks like on a regular day and sometimes don’t even notice that it’s there. Oh, hey there!Especially now that it’s short. We’ve got buses to catch, bank work to figure out and canvases to paint, right? Over and out.