Our relationship with our hair has always been complicated. It’s a love-hate journey, punctuated with a series of cuts and colours that are definitive of our moods and personality. But as our beauty regimes go fully DIY through weeks of quarantine, it’s getting harder to tame our tresses to perfection, so maybe now’s a good time to step back, take a break and accept your hair the way it is – complete with overgrown bangs, grey roots and frizz. Through a series of self-portraits, five women let us in on how they’re learning the importance of letting their hair just be.
My pre-quarantine hair was curled into waves, drenched in Ouai Wave Spray. While it looked good, the downside of this is that it made it super dry. During quarantine, I’m going back to my Malayali roots, as I experiment with braids and use more coconut oil than I normally would. I have the luxury of leaving a coconut oil hair mask on for 3-4 days, switching between hairbands with braids and a middle-parted slick bun. My hair has outgrown its original lob, so now’s a great time to get over the awkward phase.”
Natasha Sumant, creative director & founder of Gundi Studios
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