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chandigarh Updated: Nov 07, 2012 11:21 IST
Navleen Lakhi
Navleen Lakhi
Hindustan Times
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Though visiting the city for an official meeting on Tuesday, renowned hair stylist Jawed Habib manages to take out time to indulge us in some handy tips, while divulging details about his upcoming brand, Hair Yoga.

About Hair Yoga he says, “It’s a saloon chain that will be dedicated only to head massages—something that has always held importance in our Indian culture. From my point of view too, head massages are extremely important, thanks to the extreme climate that the country offers. At Hair Yoga we will provide a 15-minute procedure—12-minute massage, two-minute heat and one-minute cleaning—for R149. Every massage therapist will undergo a two-week training.”

The chain will first be launched in Delhi and Mumbai, before moving onto other cities.

On a quick note, Jawed does manage bust some popular hair-care myths, while leaving us with some handy tips for the festive season.


Myth: Don’t shampoo daily; shampoo contains chemicals.
Truth: Even soap has chemicals; does it harm our skin? Thanks to the growing pollution everyday, it becomes important to keep our hair clean. Shampooing everyday with a normal shampoo will do the trick; no need to go in for the special ones.
Myth: Herbal world is the best.
Truth: Following desi nushkhas is more or less a waste of time. Also, who has the time to put dahi on their hair?
Myth: Avoid hair serums and conditioners.
Truth: Jawed suggests using them daily.
Myth: No haircut will increase the hair length.
Truth: To increase the hair length, people usually avoid haircuts, which leads to split ends. Regular haircuts, after every six to eight months, are mandatory.

Tips for the party season

* Go for colours: Dark colours look dull on the Indian skin tone. It’s time to go for subtle bold highlights of colours such as khakhi gold, copper and brown.
* Play with your hair: For the party season, don’t be scared to experiment. Try everything from sexy buns and trendy haircuts to swanky hairdos.