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#DovePlay: Befriending My Hair

by Ragini Puri March 5, 2014 35 comments

This beautiful song from Dove got me dreaming. Dreaming about lustrous long hair. Lustrous long hair that cascades over my shoulders. Cascades over shoulders and does not get tangled and messy. Oh, see, the train of thoughts. Ah, wishful thinking.

Then there are Rekha’s two beautiful braids! They too keep making an appearance off and on. Sigh!
What? You don’t know the story of the braids? Did I never tell you all how infinitely jealous I was of Rekha’s awesome long braids in the movie Khoobsurat! Every time I come across the movie, besides the beautiful songs, it is just her hair styles that attract all my attention. And in the movie, more often than not, she is shown sporting this same braided hairstyle.

Miss Goody-Two-Braids

As a school girl, I so longed to have long hair – long hair tied up in two beautiful braids, with red satin ribbons adorning them. I so longed to play with them, shifting them across the shoulders, making false moustaches with them or just playfully toying with them absent-mindedly.  Too bad that my mother thought short hair were easier to look after and were less coming consuming when one had to get ready for school – one hurried swoosh of the comb and you were done. All my pleading to let me grow my hair would fall on deaf ears and a quick trip to the hair salon once a month would ensure that I had my hair neatly chopped and all in place, like a good school girl.

And then that short hair so became me that I took it in my stride – my cropped hair style, or rather the lack of it. But then off and on, the deep desire to have lustrous long hair stirs around in some deep dark corner of both mind and heart and tries its best to make its presence felt. More so when I see women with beautiful hair flaunting their crowning glories, playing with them – so confident, so proud.

It is then again that the wishful thinking makes a comeback. I say wishful thinking for lustrous long hair cascading over my shoulders is a distant dream for now. I had really short hair till about a few months ago, and it’s only now that they have started to touch my shoulders. Despite my best efforts at growing them long and strong, the results, I must confess, have been far from satisfactory. The hair seems to be growing at snail’s pace and that too sans any cheer – they look dull and drab, lacklustre to be more precise.

They are far off from the dreams I have had about them. But then this playful melodious song from Dove has now got me all motivated. Maybe redemption is near, and maybe my hair will live and grow – and grow beautiful and healthy at that. So that one day I will tie them in two beautiful braids, adorn them with satin ribbons and will play with them – shifting them across my shoulders, making false moustaches and what not.

This post is written for the Dove Go Play blogging drive on Indiblogger, in association with Dove.
Photo Credits: www.youngistan.in, unboxedwriters.com

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35 comments

Khushboo Motihar March 6, 2014 at 12:47 am

I remembering tying long plaits, too. My mom believed in the theory, the longer the better and that is why she would not allow me to trim my hair, even the split ends!. Once I entered college, I started caring for my hair better and have decent hair.

I hope your tresses become long, gorgeous and strong soon

Al the best for the contest. 🙂

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Namrata Mahalingam March 6, 2014 at 5:18 am

My Mom never allowed me to grow my hair as a child either. It was only after my 9th that I started growing my hair. I used to have a boy cut!

All the best 🙂

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Nandini Deka March 6, 2014 at 5:31 am

i like your short hair kinda look too…very sporty, travelly( if thats a word ) kinda

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Saket March 6, 2014 at 8:11 am

Not eligible to opine on the lengths and styles of hair, I applaud you for making an entertaining post out of a dull topic. You very aptly chose Rekha to illustrate your point.

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ashadeofpen March 6, 2014 at 9:48 am

Making moustaches… big lol and bear hugs 😛 😛 😛 I've very embarrassing pictures of doing that and I make even beards out of my hair 😛 😛 I love being a gent most times 😀 😀

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Umamaheswari Anandane March 6, 2014 at 10:10 am

That's an awesome hair cut you have and it suits you too well. But I always prefer long hair since I believe that other than adding beauty to the face, one can try on different hair styles too 🙂

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Anita March 6, 2014 at 10:41 am

Ragini, I loved Rekha in Khoobsoorat & all the other movies too!
Even I had long hair that my Mom used to plait & then I cropped it to have a boy's cut like you! 🙂 Same pinch!
Best wishes for the contest 🙂

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Ashok Jha March 6, 2014 at 11:54 am

one of the biggest tool for hair is,it inhance the beauty of ordinary girl in to extra ordinary.

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Prakriti1229 March 6, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Such a sweet post…I know how it feels when you see you hair growing long…even if its half an inch long…..we are 1000000000 times happier 😀
All the best for the contest!

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Indrani March 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Lovely post!
Wish I could write something like this on my hair. 🙂
All the best for the contest!

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Maniparna Sengupta Majumder March 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm

I remember my long and strong braids… though I still have long hair but I really miss that goody goody two-braids which my mother used to do. But you look nice with this cropped hair-style Ragini… it suits you.. 🙂 ATB for the contest 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Thanks Khushboo! Yes, Mission LongHair is on, let's see how long I last. 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm

High Five Namrata! See what I mean! Though I must say growing your hair once you grow up is quite a tedious affair.

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Thanks Nandini. Yes, I too love it, just that it tends to get monotonous. The same cropped look all the time.

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Thanks Saket. But I must say that you opined your thoughts beautifully in your story. 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Big hug Shruti! 🙂 I used play with my best friend's plaits all the time, since I never had my own. 😀

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Thanks for your wishes Uma. And absolutely true that cropped hair looks gets monotonous after a point.

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Same pinch Anita! And all the very best to you too! 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Yes Ashok ji. Healthy and beautiful hair indeed go a long way in enhancing beauty.

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Thanks Prakriti and welcome here. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the write-up.

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Thanks for stopping by Indrani. 🙂
Your hair looks lovely, so you can probably write a post sharing the secret behind the healthy black mane. 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Thanks Maniparna! But I got super bored of the short crop and am now trying to grow them long. Real test of patience 🙂

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Poonam Khanduja March 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Only if I could show you the Black and White pic framed at home, with my braided tresses as long as Rekha's!
All the best for the contest and for Mission Long Hair! 🙂

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Farah March 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm

So are you up for growing yours hairs….by the way,the same thing happened for my cousin…her mom chopped off her hairs during school days.

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Sunita Rajwade March 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Aah. I know that dream

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Aditya Manchanda March 7, 2014 at 5:19 am

Awesome post Ragini.. All the beat for the contest 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 7, 2014 at 7:21 am

Thanks Aditya! And the very best to you too! 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 7, 2014 at 7:21 am

Thanks for stopping by Sunita! And identifying with the dream. 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 7, 2014 at 7:24 am

Thanks for reading Farah! Hi to your cousin! 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 7, 2014 at 7:25 am

Would love to see that Poonam ma'am! Well I can very well imagine you in those braids. 😀
And thanks so much for your wishes. 🙂

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Geets. . March 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm

all the best in your quest.. also.. congrats for the win! 🙂

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ilakshee March 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

Advertisements make us dream and drool. All the best with your dream for lustrous locks and the contest!

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Ragini Puri March 10, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Geets! 🙂

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Ragini Puri March 10, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Ilakshee! 🙂

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Gyan Kumar May 1, 2016 at 6:53 pm

Yea u r ryt. Cropped hair looks good bt at sometimes they tends 2 get monotonous.Same looks all the times looks borish whereas long tresses hv gave u many options 2 style urself. Personally i like two plaits style on long hair woman bt how many of them sports this style at todays times. Anyway thanks 4 remembered Rekha movie n her two plaits hairstyle And good luck 4 ur hair too

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