The Cheat Sheet
It usually begins on a boring Saturday afternoon. Me and my husband are at loss as to how to light up our weekend and we start exploring some new ways to sizzle it. We experiment with cooking or watch a movie. And sometimes we play scrabble. Don’t get shocked but yours truly never wins. Her husband has an edge with his remarkable command over English. I want to recharge my hair to win my first game of scrabble against my arch rival. My plans are to wash my recharged hair just before a game of scrabble and lure him so that he loses his concentration and I register my first win in the mighty Game of Scrabble.
Oh, yes! I will subtly play either ‘Na jhatko zulf se paani…’ or ‘Jhatak kar zulf jab tum tauliye se…’ in the background, just to brighten the mood. Cheating, naah! After all, ‘Everything is fair in love and war.’ And I have double reasons to use my recharged and vibrant hair to my advantage. That, ladies and gentleman, would make me a Seductive Temptress in my own house, with my very own husband.
Relive the 60's
Bouffant! Yes, It’s bouffant not buffet. Some call it a bee-hive and some gasp at the weight mounted on the heads of Sharmila Tagore and other heroines; but I always become starry-eyed looking at those complex hairstyles. I want recharged hair so I could twist my hair in those gorgeous buns and relive that golden era. Ah, what a classic look for the party! How I wish someone can sing, ‘O haseena zulfonwali…’ praising my stunning hairdo as I shake my legs to the retro tunes.
Pity! I don’t have someone like legendary Shammi Kapoor to give me company. But very honestly and shaking my head in famous Shammi Kapoor style, only thinking about it sets my adrenaline high and all this seems to be a pretty naughty knotty affair.
Bling it on…
This may sound pretty girlish for my age but this is one of the biggest reason I want to recharge my hair. Leaving it open or tying it with a rubbed band sounds so dull. There is no fun in it. Apart from usual bands, I have only accessorized my hair with famous Aashiqui ribbon back in 90's. But now, my mouth gets watered-up looking at the hair accessories displayed in Malls. The fancy pins, back clips with Swarovski crystals and beaded bands become the dazzling reasons why I want to recharge my hair. Alia Bhatt’s sporting a super cute hair band in ‘The Disco Song’ has doubled my desire to bling it on. I want to dress-up my hair and look good in it and for that I need to infuse some freshness and life. I need to recharge my hair to add bling to it.
Un-hide and Seek
Nearing five years of marriage, I seriously need a change. I don’t want to indulge in chemicals - permanent straightening, perm is strict no no for me. I want to energize myself without any side effect. A soft, silky feel to my hair and a radiant texture will light up my boring days. In other words…to un-hide the dim side and seek the better-looking me. After all, keeping spark alive in marriage is very important. May be, with my newly polished hair, I could sing, ‘Yeh hai reshmi zulfo ka andhera na ghabraiye…’ to my husband. It might create a sizzling and memorable evening which we would cherish for the rest of our lives. Who knows what fun it can bring?
Who’s that Girl?
Like any other girl, last but not the least, I need to recharge my hair to get loads of compliments. Why not? Whenever I hear, ‘Yeh reshmi zulfein, yeh sharbati ankhen…’ I pray I could change my hair. Changing your eyes is bit difficult compared to it, you see. Only for the hunger of receiving volley of compliments on a daily basis, I want recharged radiant hair. Be it in office or in my neighborhood, I wish they can call me - The SUNshine girl, courtesy my radiant tresses. Blissful, isn’t it? When you are a head turner and people raise their eyebrows gesturing, ‘Who’s that girl?’ your life is recharged.
Now, with all these soulful and scintillating numbers accompanying my brilliant excuses, my life would be a fun ride. With recharged hair and a generous dose of positive energy, my day would be filled with laughter and smiles. It would recharge my life, for sure. My first ever scrabble win, personality twist to seductive temptress, being a head turner with bling, dressed in bouffant and dancing to Shammi Kapoor’s numbers…well, pretty much everything to recharge my life. If it happens, 30's would be redefined. And I would be very excited to unveil the dazzling side of me. So, my recharged self…Hair Here, I come!
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