Are you a girl with curly hair? It is a nightmare to go to school with curls on the head and other kids asking – What is wrong with the hair? Why is the hair looking different? Most Indians believe “beautiful” hair is straight, long, and black. Movies and ads played a crucial role in imbibing this thought in the mind of the people.

In the 1980s, Indian cinema portrayed actresses with sleek, shiny, straight hair. The ones with wavy, curly or even slightly dishevelled hair were always the adulterers, the villains, the criminals or the blackmailers. The hair care brands also focussed on products for people with straight hair. 

Slowly, the stereotype is vanishing. Now actresses flaunt their hair with curls, coloured hair, short hair, permed hair etc. People have understood and accepted all the varieties of hair types. Hair diversity has changed over a period of time. Brands also are now becoming more inclusive about different hair types.

In the Western world, too, afro-textured hair has historically been treated with disrespect by members of all societies. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Black Africans were transported forcibly from Sub-Saharan Africa to North America and on their arrival, the locals would shave their heads to suppress their culture in a bid to erase it.

In January 2019, California was the first to sign the inaugural CROWN Act, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. The mission was to expand the definition of race in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and state Education Code to ensure protection in workplaces and K-12 public and charter schools and end hair discrimination, which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists or bantu knots.

Hair is the most precious ornament of women and men too. Different hair texture represents our diverse culture. Industry professionals say hair care is more comprehensive today than ever before. It is essential to understand the different types and textures of hair as an expert. It helps in styling and caring. It is also crucial to have diversity in hair care products. At Harsha and Rakesh Salon, we believe in the uniqueness of every individual and celebrate every hair texture. 

We have many hair stories at Harsha and Rakesh’s Salon. We embrace every hair story and nurture it with our skills. We have an inclusive approach to haircare and styling, catering to an extensive range of hair types and textures. Our team ensures every client receives personalized and exceptional service in tune with their hair’s natural characteristics. We at Harsha and Rakesh have a varied catalogue for hair care for every type of hair and texture. 

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