Friday, February 8, 2013

The Hair Incident

Pen drawing of cute curly hair girl smiling, The hair Incident
I was in my first year, when that incident happened. Joined an engineering college in Coimbatore and had to endure a lot to push through the first six months as a newbie. Staying away from home, constant humiliation from the seniors in the name of ragging, pressure of assignments and class tests and above all the daily struggle for adjusting my stomach to the hostel food had made my life a mini hell.  Though each day felt like a struggle to survive there were many memorable incidents which were much exiting and some most weird.  Such an incident happened around the curly hair of two of my female classmates of whom I don’t wish to reveal the names. Though I haven’t witnessed any of it by myself, the rumors and few details from the source itself gave me an overall story.

It all started after our first class test three month from my first day on the college campus. Two girls from my class (both became my good friends later on) were cornered by the senior girls (third years) around the girls latrine. They were really after only one of the two -the one with a cute face and long curly hair which made her even prettier- and the other just because of her misfortune and curly hair got caught in it. Though they both never spoke of what really happened there, we all came to know of it in brief as we saw them the next day. They both didn't attend the morning session -and that for a first year was pretty odd considering our college- and came to class at the middle of the post lunch period. As they appeared at the door, there came a few Ahh...’s from the girl’s side –most probably her roommates- and it was after sometime that the boy’s side deciphered what the ‘Ahh…’ was for. After few moments of hush, mummer started spreading all over the class and finally it reached my ears too that the seniors had made both of the girls to straighten there curly hairs. I took a peek at them hoping to see the difference it made but instead saw both leaning over their writing desk face down and crying. Being a regularly picked prey I felt sorry for them, it wasn't only me the whole class felt sorry by this sight but soon that feeling was overwhelmed by curiosity for most, the curiosity to know how they did it. The girl’s hostel was inside the college campus and the first years were not allowed to go out of the campus except when they are going home, so then how did they straighten their hair. Though I was least interested about hair even if it is my own -I usually cut them so short so that I can avoid regular combing- I too got curious when I saw the cuter one later that day. She way looking gorgeous, the straightened hair looked soft and was dancing on her shoulders as elegant as her skin. From that day forward I have never seen her with her earlier curly hair cute look and I didn't mind that either.

After that incident her name took a sudden leap into the top 5 of the college beauty chart –the boys ranking of girls based on their beauty- and the rest of us in her batch were addressed as her mere classmates till fourth year.  Her transformation from cute to gorgeous dipped the question that how they did it the first time but I was persistent and later when I came to know about it from her, my jaw dropped and my short haired head got red hot as if my hair was melting. She simply used an iron box and pressed her wet hair like a piece of cloth. Though it sounded bit weird to us boys, the iron box experiment proved as a complete success and the rest of the girls took it as a proper technique to straighten their hairs too. And for me after that I never ever dare to feel curious on what girls do to their hair.

“This post is written for Indiblogger ‘Sunsilk Perfect Straight’ contest”


  1. Grass is always greener on the other side Rahul, I am born with straight hair, ask me how I just love curls!

  2. Hi Rahul, I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award! Congrats! Please find the details on my blog :)

  3. Hehe trust me, my sis has tried that and ended up with dry damaged hair

  4. Haha...nice :) Though I wasnt surprised by the way the straightening was done. Have heard it from many women.

  5. This one is good... interesting! Best Wishes

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