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Hair and now

When words come out of an expert’s mouth, you tend to ponder over them. And when they are as clear as black and white, you are compelled to believe. Doing what he does best, hair expert Jawed Habib.

chandigarh Updated: Dec 26, 2013 10:40 IST
Mehakdeep Grewal

When words come out of an expert’s mouth, you tend to ponder over them. And when they are as clear as black and white, you are compelled to believe. Doing what he does best, hair expert Jawed Habib — the man who claims to know it all when it comes to hair — has authenticated all his knowledge and expertise into a book.


In Patiala on Tuesday to launch his fifth book, Hair Yoga, and introduce the readers to this new term, Javed answered questions regarding hair care and grooming.

The hair expert surprises us when he says, "Oil is made for kitchen use and not hair," adding that the only way to have healthy, shining hair is by washing them daily and eating healthy. Supporting the use of shampoos, he goes on to say, "Just as soap and toothpaste are needed every day for getting rid of pollution and germs, so is shampoo for the hair. The hair needs to breathe and the only way it can do so is when you clean and rinse it properly."

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Furthermore, Habib says hair colours don’t damage hair. “No hair colours damage hair, they just make it dry. And greying hair is not bad either, it is only natural. You should not not colour your hair due to the society’s phobia to it; colour it only if you like experimenting and looking different,” says the expert.

Giving an insight to this book, he says, “It was on June 17 that I made up my mind to pen my book, and by December I have it on the stands. My book is the answer to all my clients’ queries of 25 years.
It is common hair sense dose for all those who are still caught up with myths.”

The author informs that his book would also be released in Bengali, Nepali, Urdu and Arabic by March. His inspiration to write the book, Habib quips, are his pair of scissors, comb and clients. “I can judge a person by touching his or her hair,” he laughs.

On his new year’s resolution, Habib reveals his ambitious plans. “My projects are my resolutions. I would be launching a hair channel in the coming year and would also release my sixth book, Laughter Yoga For Hair, apart from opening hair yoga chains across the country.”

With big plans and aims on his agenda, Habib is set for a busy year. “I want to spread hair knowledge.

It’s a professional field, the only problem is that 90% of this industry is still run by people who haven’t been to hair schools and have learnt the art from their predecessors just to make a livelihood.

And that is one of the biggest reasons for chemicals being blamed for hair damage when it’s actually the amateur hair dressers who need to be blamed,” he says.

The hair expert signs off with a glorious hair tip: “Good hair and skin are God’s gifts. However, the health of hair is a person’s will, so to keep your hair healthy, lead a healthy and happy lifestyle.”