Alma or other ayurvedic hair rinses

My hair has gone through a lot in the last few years. My curls have gotten wiry, easily broken, and my curls have lost a lot of definition. I am trying to grow my hair long and define my curls more. I have heard good things about alma but do not want my hair to get darker. Any suggestions?


  • DollyCurlsDollyCurls Posts: 4Registered Users
    Alma oil is really wonderful for strengthening hair. I started using it several months ago when I went on a trip to India, and I love it. I didn't notice my hair getting darker, but I heard the same thing about it.

    Your best bet is to try either coconut oil or olive oil. Apply either of them to dry hair, and leave it in for several hours. Afterwards, rinse your hair out in cool water and cleanse it with a something simple, like baking soda or Apple Cider Vinegar. Your hair needs to heal, and the last thing you need is anything remotely harsh. I would stick to an all natural routine until you start to see improvements in your hair. It's what I did, and I have never been more thankful.

    Coconut oil is my personal favorite. It's easier to apply than olive oil and I love the way my hair feels after I wash it out. Plus your hair absorbs it really well. I know that Castor oil has gotten really popular as a hair growth stimulant, and it's also gentle on your hair. You essentially apply it to your hair and leave it on for several hours or overnight before washing it out.

    There are also great tea rinses that I loved to make. Rosemary tea rinse was my favorite for the longest time, and it worked wonders on my hair,

    I hope this helps, I damaged my hair so much through chemical straightening, blow drying, and a ton of other things, that it took me awhile to recover. Going all natural and ayurvedic methods helped more than anything else.
  • TreeOfLifeTreeOfLife Posts: 11Registered Users
    I think you should try Amla powder, not oil. Make a paste out of water and amla powder. Let it sit for a while and put the paste in the hair. Leave for about an hour. It should give you defined curls.
    I've read a lot reviews on longhaircommunity , that it made hair curlier. I haven't tried it yet, but my Amla powder is on my way from India ;-)
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Posts: 400Registered Users
    My daughter says she uses it and it is wonderful. I was thinking of mixing it with purified water, [let sit for a time], then mix it with my deep conditioner. She said it would work well.

    I will try it with Camille Rose Naturals Deep Conditioner.
    My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
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    Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
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    Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
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