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Shaz & Kiks founders Shaz Rajashekar and Kiku Chaudhuri.Sisters Shaz Rajashekar and Kiku Chaudhuri spent their school vacations traveling from Memorial in Houston to visit family in the lush Himalayan foothills of West Bengal, India. The two recall idyllic summers where they would indulge in the Ayurvedic practice of hair oiling, a centuries-old tradition, during which their grandmother would firmly massage handmade hair oils into their scalps. Crafting the oil was a practice in and of itself. Their grandmother would pick amla berries, hibiscus flowers, holy basil, and moringa leaves from her garden, mix them with fenugreek seeds, and steep the plants in bhringraj, coconut, or sesame oil. The sisters grew up with a love of these ingredients and rituals, and in 2020, they founded hair care brand Shaz & Kiks to share…

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