Originally Posted by Spastica
Whatcha doing in India? Have fun! I wish I could roam around in India for fun - not that visiting relatives isn't nice and all, but there's so much to see!!!
I would bet that the witch hazel works a lot like sea breeze to get yuck out of your face. I've done the Sea Breeze swipe test after a day out in Calcutta (now Kolkata). OMG. The cottonball was black with soot and pollution.
If it's hot as hades in India, try asking for Parachute brand coconut oil. You can moisturize and use a few drops on the end of your hair so it doesn't get so parched.
It's officially our honeymoon--here in Varanasi is where we met--but really I'm keeping DH company while he wraps up a translation he's working on with someone here. I like to stay put when I'm here, but I wish there was time to visit family friends in Calcutta and Jaipur too!
I remember Calcutta from eight years ago. The pollution was incredible, and then we'd travel in these otherwise wonderful open air trams and get soot blown directly into our faces the whole time. Yup, I like my dupatta, it doubles as a respiratory mask!
Oddly I couldn't find parachute at the general store, all the hair oils were mineral oil based, so I got olive oil instead. I've gone back to shampoo for this trip (wasn't organized enough...I found BS & ACV here, but I don't have my bottles, and there's something weird about the BS) and my hair seems to never get oily, just smog-dirty and dry.