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Ayurveda anyone?

2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
Does anyone follow any ayurvedic practices for skin care or hair care? I'm reading Absolute Beauty by Pratima Raichur and I'm intrigued....
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

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  • taltaltaltal Posts: 614Registered Users
    I use some ayurvedic powders on my hair, and like the results.
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    I do recommend that book if you're interested in natural herbal/essential oil skin care or treatments. I'm planning on scheduling an ayurvedic consultation. I think I've figured out my dosha(s) but would like some expert advice.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • OperaCurlsOperaCurls Posts: 1,101Registered Users
    I use Hesh Herbal products to cleanse my skin & occasionally mix them with conditioner for my hair. My favorites are the orange peel and amla powders. For a moisturizer I use pure jojoba oil. I've never found anything better!
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    Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream
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  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    OperaCurls wrote: »
    I use Hesh Herbal products to cleanse my skin & occasionally mix them with conditioner for my hair. My favorites are the orange peel and amla powders. For a moisturizer I use pure jojoba oil. I've never found anything better!

    Those products look interesting. Did you choose them based on your dosha, or for some other reason?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • OperaCurlsOperaCurls Posts: 1,101Registered Users
    2poodles wrote: »

    Those products look interesting. Did you choose them based on your dosha, or for some other reason?

    Well, at first I tried everything, then narrowed it down to what worked best for me. I haven't taken a dosha test. Lemon was too harsh for my skin, Multani Mitti didn't do a darn thing but feel nice, Shikaki was too drying on my hair.

    I mix Amla and Brahmi together for my hair, but if I had to pick just one, it would be the Amla. They essentially do the same thing, and I've never noticed a darkening effect on my color from either. My skin is noticeably brighter and "glowy" after I use the Orange Peel powder, and also makes my hair extra soft when I mix it with conditioner.

    Suggestion: for the face masks, I mix equal parts powder and water, and leave it on for about 3-5 minutes, or until it starts to firm up/dry. I prefer to rinse it off before it's completely dry because it's easier to remove, and my skin begins to itch if the mask dries completely.

    ETA: Neem is great for persistent acne, but the smell was much too strong for me.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fopera-curls%2F" class="Popup (I cut my own hair)
    Pacific Northwest girl, color-treated fine 3B, med-low porosity

    Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream
    I LOVE HENNA!
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    I've been exploring this website and ordered the sample sizes of the3 step skin care for the pitta dosha. I just received them yesterday and have only used them once so far. They seem gentle, felt great going on and smell wonderful. I'm going to be scheduling an ayurvedic consultation at a nearby wellness clinic, since I do have a fair number of questions about how all this works. I love the concept, but have to see how my skin reacts.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    So far I'm really enjoying these products. I especially like this product:

    PS_SoothingLotion.jpg

    It helps with blemishes without drying up the skin around it.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • connemara22connemara22 Posts: 69Registered Users
    I was hoping you could tell me more about this methodology? I have just heard of it and am trying to figure out where to start, what to try, and how to determine what i am...LOL

    any help/suggestions/info.....thank you
  • CurlyinColoradoCurlyinColorado Posts: 3,093Registered Users
    Here's a website that'll help you determine your dosha.
    2b/3a.
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i'm going to an ayurvedic cooking class sunday. i want to use it's principles to eat better, look better and feel better especially as it relates to my digestion. i might try some of the beauty products at some point toon.
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    i'm going to an ayurvedic cooking class sunday. i want to use it's principles to eat better, look better and feel better especially as it relates to my digestion. i might try some of the beauty products at some point toon.

    Ohhh how did the cooking class go? I'd really like to hear about that since I have minor digestion issues.


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