Couple of Best Hair Serums for Dry Hair

Hey,

Many of my friends and colleagues have been asking about which hair serum do I use for my hair. So here is a quick reviews of couple of hair serum I have tried and which has luckily worked for me.

Hair serum is something like leave in conditioner. Due to weather, change in water or due to I’ll health, our hair tend to become rough and dry. Resulting in split ends and hair fall too. So, it’s a good idea to use hair serum to keep hair moisturized. Let’s see which are the best hair serum I have tried and my recommendations for my beautiful reader.

L’Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Hair Serum

When I had moved to Pune for the very first time, due to change in water my hair had turned dry. So this was the very first hair serum I had ever tried.

This non greasy serum Smells nice… A very mild fragrance. Travel friendly bottle makes it a good pick. What I really didn’t like much is the flip flop cover and dispenser. Flip flop cover is quite delicate. It breaks if you drop it. (Happened with me most of the time) It’s a normal hole dispenser. So yet times you might end up taking more quantity than required. Because if you apply more you might end up with greasy hair.

Best part is, it did solved the hair problems of mine. This Dis made my hair smooth, easy to manage. Plus the cost is quite less for the quantity we get. Little coin size amount of serum is more than enough to serve the purpose.

Price : 250 INR for 100 ml

You get it in local drug store as well as online.

The Body Shop Grape seed Glossing hair serum

I was a bit bored with the previous serum so tried this serum from one of my favorite brands. I’m glad I picked it. So this not Oily in texture. Has a mild smell of grapes. Little quantity goes long way.

The pump dispenser is the added plus point. You can take out as much quantity you want. It does helps your hair from getting dry and adds shine to it.

This serum falls on the expensive side. But it’s totally worth every penny.

Price : 995 INR for 70 ml

Available online as well as in The Body Shop outlets.

I hope you guys find this useful and have any queries do post it in comments section below.

Beauty Benefits of coconut oil 

Hi,

There are perks of being a south Indian. One of them being this multipurpose oil. We use pure coconut oil in our beauty regime and even in cooking. Coconut is something magical. It can do wonders if its used rightly. I have many tips which I got to know from my granny and mommy. I am gonna share those tips today in this post which I am sure will help you with your beauty problems.

Read on to get tip for your beauty query.

Skin:

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  • For that blemish free skin, applying coconut oil is one of the best natural remedies. Coconut oil helps in lightening the blemishes and adds moisture and glow to skin.
  • I don’t think any branded makeup remover can do the job as nicely and harmlessly as coconut oil. It can remove nastiest mascaras and also add moisture while removing makeup. #HappySkin
  • Who doesn’t like that glow makeup look. All you need to do is add few drops of coconut oil in your makeup/foundation. Apply it on face to get that natural glow look. But, if you are already an oily skinned beauty, you don’t have to do this step. Your skin already produces oil so you don’t have to add more oil to that.
  • Are you a dry skin beauty??? Looking for a great moisturizer??? Here you go – get a bottle of pure coconut oil and apply lightly on skin. This will nourish dry skin. But make sure you apply it in morning. Because if you go to bed with oil on your body, you are going to spoil the bedsheets.
  • Scrubbing is also a must for dry skin. Mix sugar and coconut oil to make a moisturizing scrub. While sugar granules wash away the dead skin, coconut oil adds moisture.

Eyes:

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  • Apply a layer of coconut oil under eyes to say bye bye to the dark circles.

 

Lips:

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  • Chapped lips??? Apply coconut oil to heal them.

Nails:

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  • You don’t have to make a hole in your pocket to buy a cuticle oil for those dry nails. All you need is few drops of coconut oil and apply on dry cuticle. #JobDone

Hair:

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  • Coconut is hair’s angel. Most of the south Indians, apply pure coconut oil on their hair before the wash. Post hair wash they do apply coconut oil again. They wash their hair once in two days but trust me this results in thick and strong hair. I know we don’t like that flat, oily hair. But this trick do works like a magic.
  • Dandruff are caused due to dry scalp. Applying coconut oil will add moisture and it has antibacterial properties which will help in scalp nourishment.
  • Can also be used as Deep conditioner. Apply the oil to your hair and leave it over night to provide that super moisture to your hair and scalp.
  • Before shaving body hair, we use soap lather or some chemical creams. Instead, use coconut oil. Apply layer of coconut oil which makes hair smoother and prepares skin. Thus making the shaving easier and it also leaves skin hydrated.

Teeth:

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  • Gargle coconut oil for 5-10 minutes in the morning when you wake up. It pulls out all germs thus making you free from bad breath and leaves your teeth whiter and shinier.

Ear:

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  • You must be wondering what it will do for ears. We have practice of pouring warm coconut oil in our ears once a month. Trust me it feels so good and fresh. It helps in reducing the hearing problems and it helps in cleaning ears.
    I know doctors do not believe this technique. But I believe more in the power of Ayurveda than in modern medical science.

Baby Care:

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  • Whats the best body oil for your little bundle of joy?? Coconut oil…!!! Pure coconut oil can add super moisture to your baby making his/her skin soft and blemish free(Blemish I mean some babies might have rashes or spots due to allergies. This oil can be used for the body massage.). Plus, the aroma. It won’t irritate those delicate tiny nose. Chemical free too. Hence super safe.
  • Expecting moms can apply coconut oil on their bellies to avoid rashes or spots. Even though it can not reduce the stretch marks, it can keep the skin clear from spots and rashes.

I hope your beauty query is solved. If not, do write me your query. Happy to help you.

 

Health and Beauty Benefits of Apple I Bet You Didn’t Know Before

Hey,

You must have heard – “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Have you ever thought of the health benefits of this fruit, which helps in keeping the medicines away???

Apart from being a tasty and affordable fruit, it has many health benefits when consumed.

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Read on to know the beauty and health benefits of this tasty fruit.

Lets start with the detailed nutritional value of apple.

Calories 52
Water 86 %
Protein 0.3 g
Carbs
13.8 g
Sugar
10.4 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Fat
0.2 g
Saturated 0.03 g
Monounsaturated
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated 0.05 g
Omega-3 0.01 g
Omega-6
0.04 g
Trans fat
0

Please note that I have mentioned the tips where we need to apply the apple juice. Rest are the benefits you get when you consume apple.

Health Benefits:

  1. Anti cancer abilities – Protection from cancer causing cells.
  2. Anti cholesterol – Helps body to absorb less cholesterol.
  3. Asthma curing properties
  4. Prevents Alzheimer’s
  5. Immunity booster
  6. Reduces Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Controls Diabetes
  8. Prevents Gallstone formation
  9. Liver detoxification
  10. Cataract prevention

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11. Weight loss
12. Prevents Parkinson’s
13. Cataract Prevention
14. Avert Hemorrhoids
15. Whiter Teeth
16. Prevent Brain Cell Damage
17. Aid Blood Circulation
18. Promote Bone Health
19. Improve Night Vision
20. Reduces Respiratory Troubles

Skin Benefits:

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1. Eating apples result in glowing skin.
2. UV protection
3. Hydrates skin
4. Anti aging benefits
5. It acts as toner if applied on skin.
6. Reduces marks when applied with milk cream.
7. Keeping slice of apple under eyes can reduce dark circles and puffiness.

Hair Benefits:

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1. Prevents hair loss
2. Promotes hair growth.
3. Treats dandruff when you apply apple juice on to your hair post shampoo.

So, these are the benefits of this juicy fruit, which is full of  fibers.

Do include an apple in your diet to get multi benefits. So the next time you are enjoying the apple, you know what it’s doing to you

Things Which Only Long Haired Gals Understand

Hey,

I am blessed with long but thin hair. #GalsAreNeverHappyWithHair

My mom is bit obsessed with long hair. She doesn’t really allow to cut it. I kind of love long hair too. Gals usually keep their hair short so it feels like standing out of the crowd with my long tress.

With everything,  there comes pros as well as Cons. So here are certain things Which Only girls with long hair can relate to.

If you have long hair too, read on…

  • Hair bands are our superheroes

Leaving hair open when we are out, is a risky affair. As and when air blows, we will remind you of some creepy horror movie. All thanks to the long messy hair. So hair bands are our best friends, to keep hair tied ‘all the time’

  • Hair wash – preplanned task


Unlike short hair, long hair need good amount of time for a proper wash. If you have oiled your hair before the wash, then it has to be a lengthy process. We have to plan hair wash as per time availability during weekdays at least. Weekend, we can take hours to wash.

  • Get stuck almost everywhere


Be it a car seat belt, chair or even a pen, hair gets stuck everywhere.

  • Lip gloss problem


If you have applied lip gloss and left your hair open. When those hair strands get stuck on lip gloss… #uhhh

  • Can’t leave hair open while sleeping


If you do so, you will wake up with lots of tangles and messed up hair the next morning. #BirdsNestLook

  • Tons of shampoo and conditioner


Long hair, more water, more shampoo and conditioner.

  • Answering ‘obvious questions’ 


We are bored of answering those obvious questions – “how do you maintain such a long hair??”, “hair washing might take minimum of an hour for you… Isn’t it?? “,” don’t you feel like cutting your hair??? “,” when was the last time you had a hair cut?? ” #Phewww

  • Combing


Combing long hair survey two purposes. Combing hair and a good exercise for arms. We got to brush all the way from top of the head to end of our long tress.

  • Oiling


Oiling our own hair actually tiresome. Need a lot of strength to oil and give a massage to scalp.

  • Using Indian toilet


We can’t even think of using an Indian styled toilet with our hair open. #Ewww

  • Hair is almost everywhere


Right from pillow to food hair is everywhere.

  • After combing or post head bath


Even though the hair which has fallen is less it looks like hell lot of hair fall. All thanks to the length.

  • We want to try new haircuts. But no matter what, we love our hair more.

Hope you enjoyed reading this fun post.

Have a great Saturday Night..😉

Beauty Secrets Of Arabian Women

Hey,

Almost every country has its own history of medicines and beauty treatments. Today, I am gonna share some of the secrets from the land of Arabs. The best kept beauty rituals for skin, hair.

Ready to know the secrets???

  • Arab women cover their head and face with veil as a part of tradition or their culture when step out of the house. This protects them from dust and direct rays of sun. #HealthySkinHair

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  • They follow a beauty ritual called Hammams. This is traditional sauna bath. Here, they massage the body with essential oils. Then give steam, followed by warm water bath. This helps in detoxification and adding glow to skin.
  • Argan oil is their best friend. The oil helps in fighting signs of aging, helps in nourishing hair.
  • Eating right is the key. Arab women do not eat preserved or junk food like we do. They only prefer fresh fruits or home made healthy food.
  • The most lovely thing I find about them is the kohl they apply. They do not prefer the ones available in market. Instead, they prepare their own kohl at home. Do you know how to prepare kohl??? If not, let me know. I will write about it. #wink

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  • Halawa is the name of the homemade wax they use. This not only helps in removing hair and tan, it also nourishes the skin.
  • Arab women are very particular when it comes to cosmetics they use. They never compromise with the quality of the organic products they use.

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  • Spa treatments are something which they never miss..!! Yes, they are very regular with their spa sessions. After all, that glow of their skin is not that easy to get. #wink

So, what we can do,

  • Cover your face and hair with cloth before stepping out. Protect them from Sun and pollution.
  • If we can not take a spa session regularly, get a good mask treatment for hair and skin at home. (There are multiple posts available on different face mask on Mygirlypedia. Do search in the search box below. )

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  • Hair oiling is must.
  • Do not buy cheap cosmetics. Spend money at beauty store instead of spending later at dermatologist.
  • Eat right ladies…!!!

I hope you find the post useful gal.

Keep Glowing, inside out.

Fun Friday : 5 Random Questions

Hey pretty,
How’s your Friday treating you???
Today is happiest evenings compared to other week days. Isn’t it??? We can relax the next two days, doing what you love.

I was just wondering, why don’t we have a random questions answer session on every Friday…
By the end of the article you will get to know me more. Do leave your answers in the comments section below. Because I wanna know my readers toooooo.  I hope you make my Friday happier by answering these five questions…  baby eyes

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Since this is the first interactive post, let’s start with basic questions…  What’s say???
Shall we start??? yeahhhhhh

  • What’s the meaning of your name???

    Pallavi –  derived from Sanskrit. It’s a combination of three words.
    PA –  PAdam,  lyrics or word.
    LA –  LAyam,  rhythm
    VI – VIdooshi,  expression

 

  • What’s your nick name???

    My maternal grandmother used to call me Pallu.
    Some of my friends call me Palli, to annoy me. Palli means lizard in my native language.
    Few call me Chotu – Because my height is ‘down to earth’…  *wink*

 

  • What are your hobbies???

    Blogging, reading novels (usually love stories.  Currently reading –  P.S. I Love You. I know most of you might have already read this. I’m finallllllyyyyyyy reading it now…!!! **blush**) ,  dancing. Ummm can I call shopping as my favorite hobby???  **haha**

  • What is your favorite color???

    Black is my Happy Color. I like pink too…  What’s yours??

  • What’s your favorite food???

    I am from southern part of India. Rice is our staple food. I love different flavored rice so much so that, I can eat it whole day.

 

Now it’s your turn… !!!

Have a happy weekend…!!! 💋💋💋

Homemade Nourishing Hair Masks

Happy Sunday,

It’s my spa day. I’m thinking of treating myself with a good hair mask today… !!!

My hair has become a bit dry. All thanks to rainy weather…  I have couple of avocado in my fridge. So, I’m going with avocado mask.

I’ll tell you the recipe of mask along with some more. Read on, chose one as per the ingredients available in your kitchen today…

Ready to enjoy hair mask today???

  • Avocado hair mask


Smash avocado, mix a bit of honey and water. Once the paste is ready, apply it on damp or dry hair. Keep it for an hour or so before washing with mild shampoo. Avocado is super moisturizing and adds shine to hair. Honey is known for its moisturizing property too. This mask is a bliss for dry hair.

  • Egg whites 

This is a bit smelly mask. But nourishing one. All you need to do is take the egg white and apply it on hair. Leave for an hour. Wash with a good shampoo to wash away the smell. You need to wash hair really good, else you will stink.  haha

  • Mayonnaise

I love mayonnaise. This is one magical food next to Nutella(Nutella is my first love). They can make most of the food magically edible. If you also love mayonnaise *high five *

Have you ever tried applying mayonnaise on hair???  If not, you should. This will give you a shiny and bouncy hair.

  • Alovera

This one multi benefit plant, can be used to treat dull damaged hair. I have this in my balcony. Have you planted one??  Planting one Alovera plant can solve many of your beauty problems.  Cut the leaves of a lover and apply the jelly on your hair. This adds that extra moisture to your hair.  Also solves scalp problems if any.

  • Curd

As many of you guys know, curd is super food for your hair. Applying curd on hair helps to get healthy hair. You can add couple of drops of lemon juice to curd if you have dandruff problem.

  • Onion juice 

Do you have itchy scalp???  Wanna grow your hair fast???  Here is the remedy. Cut and smash onion. Squeeze out the juice. Apply on the scalp and hair. I know it has a very strong smell. But try and keep it for an hour darling so that it works it’s magic. Wash it with a good amount of shampoo to get healthy and clean hair.

  • Banana mask

This is one more healthy moisturizing mask. Mix banana and honey in mixer and apply this super thin paste on your hair.

Once I had decided to treat myself with this mask on my birthday. The biggest mistake I did was, instead of blending it in a blender or a mixer, I just smashed it manually and applied that thick paste. While I was taking head bath, I realized the blunder I had made. I had to call my mom for rescue. She helped me get rid of tiny piece of sticky bananas from my hair. It was a disastrous birthday.  lesson learnt So, please blend it well before applying.

  • Henna

When I say henna, it should be home made. Make a paste out of henna leaves. Do not believe in the packed henna we get in market. Most of which have added colors. So instead of doing good, you are actually harming your crown. Apply homemade henna pack to hair. This has cooling property and also nourishes your hair.

  • Ghee


You have to try this grandma recipe. This is food for hair. Even though some of us doesn’t like the smell of it, our hair will be very happy if you use it as a mask.

  • Mix and try

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You can mix any of the above ingredients and try out. I do that. It’s like multi benefits in single go. But make sure you don’t end up with a runny mask. It should be a paste. So that you don’t have to be bothered for an hour when the mask is on. Make sure you relax that one hour of yours while your hair is getting benefited.

So, these are some of my tried and tested hair masks. If you have tried something other than these, please let us know in the comments section below.

Keep loving yourself…!!!  💋

Tips to Avoid Freezy Hair This Monsoon 

Hey,

Enjoying monsoon??? Yesterday, I posted about my love hate relationship with rain. A point which I forgot to mention was about how rain treats our hair…!!

They say that rain is not good for hair. In deed it makes our hair dry and freezy. sob

No worries, there are tips for this in mygirlypedia…

Read on to know how to keep your hair healthy this monsoon.

  • Prevention is better than cure

Protect your crown from getting wet. Cover your hair while stepping out.

  • Say yes to Conditioner


Never skip conditioner after using shampoo. You can check this post on how to make most of a hair wash here. So to avoid your hair getting dry, apply conditioner post shampooing.

  • Hair mask 


You can opt for deep conditioning by applying home made or ready made hair masks. I would suggest Loreal hair mask is the best for dry and freezy hair.

  • Hot oil therapy 

Do a good hot oil massage to your scalp at least once or twice a week. Thus makes hair healthier. relaxing

  • Try Hair serum 

Always keep hair serum handy. A coin size amount of serum is enough to keep hair smooth and in place.

  • Avoid chemical treatments 

Chemical treatments like hair smoothening should better be avoided especially in monsoon. It does more harm than good.

  • Less blow dries


Avoid using driers. It will leave hair freezy and steals all moisture.

  • Comb your hair

Brushing or combing the hair distributes natural oil. Thus keeps hair healthy and shiny. You can check which comb suits you by this post. 

These are some of the quick tips I had for you.

I will soon share some best homemade hair masks you can try at home this weekend..!!!

Hope you find this short post useful.

Hair and Skin Care Tips for Holi… 

Hey,

The festival of colors is here…  Holi is here…  This festival marks the end of winter and start of summer…  It is celebrated as the victory of Devine over evil…  Holi is celebrated by applying colors or rather playing with colors with family and friends…

As much as we enjoy playing Holi, we suffer a bit, to get skin and hair cleaned post that.  So,  I have this quick post on how to take care of hair and skin this Holi season…

🎆 Oil your hair 15-20 minutes prior to Holi celebration. It keeps your scalp hydrated and washing hair would be easy. Plus, it won’t make your hair dry post wash.

🎆 Apply moisturizer with SPF content all over the body. Moisturizer avoids extra dryness due to chemicals in colors and SPF avoids tanning.

🎆 Wear cotton clothes. Denims will be heavy and other clothes will be sticky once you get wet by colored water.

🎆 It’s advisable to wear full sleeve shirts.  The more area you cover, the more protection for your skin from harsh chemicals.

🎆 Avoid wearing lenses and spectacles. If you can’t manage without spectacles… Be extra cautious. Those surprise attacks of colors might damage the glasses.

🎆 Carry alovera gel if you are allergic to colors. Alovera soothes the itchiness.

🎆 Instead of using chemicals to wash colors, use alovera or glycerin based soaps.

🎆 Don’t forget to apply generous quantity of body lotion post bath.

So this was about self care.  Now couple of  tips to be a good soul.

💖 Do not apply colors to animals. They don’t enjoy that. They lick the colors in order to clean themselves. They end up consuming lot of chemicals in this process. Please take care of our animal buddies.

💖 Avoid wasting water. I know it’s fun to throw colored water but please think of those people who are dying due to scarcity of water. Enjoy a dry Holi.

I hope these tips will be useful for you…  Enjoy ‘the festival of love ‘to the fullest.  Spread colors…

May your life be filled with all the beautiful colors…

Happy Holi… 😇

Different Types of Hair Brushes/Combs You Need to Know…!!!

Hey,

Its been a longgg time since I have written something here…!!! I can say, “MyGirlyPedia and I were on break…!!!” (Only FRIENDS fans will get this… wink)

I have been writing a lot about hair care these days. One more to the collection today…!!! A quick post about “Different types of Combs/Brushes”. Read on, to know different types and choosing right comb for your hair type.

Synthetic Bristle Brush:
If you blessed with thick hair and detangling it is making you tired, this one is for you. The stiff synthetic bristle is useful for detangling and they don’t create much static like other combs.
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Natural Bristle Brush:
They are made up of boar bristles. These are super soft and helps in distributing natural oil and the result- super shiny soft hair…!!!

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Mixed Bristle Brush:
This is made of both synthetic and some boar bristles. These are good for all types of hair. It helps in detangling and smooth-ens hair.

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Paddle Brush:
Having problem with frizzy hair??? Pick this one. This helps to flatten out frizz and adds shine to hair. Bye Bye Frizzy hair… wave

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Vented Brush:
It is used for blow drying. The vents in the brush let the heat pass through and reach hair roots, thus speeds up drying process.

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Round Brush:
If you want curls and volume by blow dry, this brush is for you gal… These come in different sizes. The smaller the size of comb, tighter the curl.

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Teasing Brush:
As the name suggests, this is for teasing purpose. Used for creating knots in hair dos to increasing the volume. But this brush can even break fragile hair. So be careful while picking one. I would suggest you to go for boar bristle one. Since boar bristle are smoother and cause less damage.

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Rattile Comb:
The long handle is used for flawless parting and set the total breeze for curls. You can choose this one if you want to smoothen bumps or cowlicks in your hairstyle. Savior I say.. Because those little flaws ruins some of amazing hair dos right???

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Wide Tooth Comb:
As I had mentioned in my previous post, we shouldn’t comb wet hair…!!! But if you want to detangle wet hair, you can pick this wide tooth comb. This eases out the detangling process.

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Wet Brush:
Guess what there is this brush which is meant for wet hair…!!! The stiff bristles doesn’t pull the strands… Hence this is gentle on wet hair.

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Barber Comb:
Usually barbers use these type of comb. They use it to cut and trim without getting too close to the head. It is similar to guards that are on electric clippers.

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Pocket Comb:
Handy one. It has both fine and wide tooth. Servers to brush and detangle purpose..

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Rake Comb:
This gets the name since it looks like rake used in garden. Long haired beauties like me, can use this comb to straighten the tangled mess. It detangles with minimal pain and hair loss.

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I hope you found this helpful to choose a comb and use it effectively…!!!

 

Take Care Beautiful,

Pallavi ❤

 

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