The finalists, which included Dhvani Bhanushali, Ria Menon, Jameela Calcuttawala, Henisha Jhaveri, Natasha Bharadwaj, Tanisha Sharma, Zalak Shah and Prabhjyot Kaur, inquired about the ideal skincare regime to follow and discussed their hair problems.
Said Dr Deepa, “I enjoyed the session with the girls and found them to be intelligent and bold. Although very young, they are quite knowledgeable when it came to taking care of their skin and hair, and knowing what their skin was all about. They did, however, have some misconceptions that I had to clear out. Some wanted to know about Ayurvedic and natural products. I had to clarify that natural products should be used as soon as they are extracted otherwise they lose their benefits. Keeping them bottled and using them later does not help. For example, if you soak and boil shikakai pods, and use that water to clean your hair, it will work but if you are using a bottled shampoo with the same ingredient, you are not getting any natural benefit since the bottle will also have preservatives, additives, perfumes, frothing agents and other chemicals. So, one might as well use a regular shampoo.”