Since the beginning of this blog I have discussed interesting facts about hair around the world. From robotic shampooing machines in Japan to the “I’m lovin’ it” haircut seen in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, I have only been able to research this information via the internet, personal stories and interviews. That is all about to change in a few days!
In less than I week I will be in India exploring the beautiful scenery, experiencing a sensory overload of colors, flavors, and smells; immersing myself in the cultural traditions of Hinduism, Ayurveda, and Yogic Philosophy.
I decided to go to India earlier this year and my reasons are simple but also complex, but to keep it short, I am going to experience a different culture and lifestyle; to educate myself on different ways of life in the world. I am also going to expand my knowledge on Ayurveda and Yoga. As a student of yoga I hope to gain more knowledge and to experience a journey into yoga from the place where it all began.
While I am there, I anticipate to gain more understanding and knowledge on how hair and skin is cared for in the beautiful country of India. In this blog I have explored some aspects of cosmetology in India; from the art of Indian head massages and one of the first accounts of dreadlocks worn by Lord Shiva himself (see photo above). It is interesting that over the years I have touched the surface of some Indian practices to hair and skin in this blog but now I will be able to experience these daily hair and skin rituals.
During this journey I hope to learn about the Ayurvedic oils and how they affect hair growth. I have heard about some oils found in India that are a blend of natural oils and plants that help prevent hair loss and can also reverse the loss of hair. These oils are also known to slow down the rate of gray hair.
There is so much to learn about different cultures; that is what inspired me to start this blog, to look outside of my comfort zone and to see how cosmetology affects the world and how the world affects the cosmetology industry. To continue to learn and share my excitement and knowledge with you all.
I am very grateful to have this opportunity to travel to Asia and to really bring new life to The Geography of Hair.
If you would like to follow me on this journey you can do so by following my Instagram @danieljacobhill or @pattern.breakers.
Until next time,
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