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Ayurvedic Herb Spinoff Thread

PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
I decided to start this thread bc I am experimenting with a variety of ayurvedic herbs and I didn't want to "guano" Fleurtzy's thread on amla.


I started with amla and right now I am experimenting with brahmi.
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    I will say that the brahmi made my ends drier than the amla usually does. I did apply oils (don't know if my hair really likes them yet) to my ends before aplying the brahmi after washing my hair. Then I let the mixture sit for a few hours. I rinsed, co washed, and then rinsed again. The brahmi was easier to get out of my hair than the amla. I have no grit left behind.


    I will say that when I applied the brahmi I did get larger curl definition than with amla. Amla made my hair wavier - with no curl.

    I applied two conditioners, a glycerine mix (experiementing), and sealed with oils. I left that on overnight using a modified baggie method.

    My hair is soft, but I still have it up in a pinapple so I am unsure how it looks down.


    Here is a pic I took while the brahmi was in my hair.
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    Today I have gotten some compliments on the thickness of my hair. I do have luster, but no shine.
  • vickiepicklesvickiepickles Posts: 40Registered Users
    I have Tulsi, Orange Peel and Rose Petal and Neem powders. Not really sure how to use these. I know that they are beneficial to hair and skin, but not sure what the benefits are for hair other than being similar to Shikaki and Amla. If anyone knows, please let me know!:geek:
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    Hey Vickiepickles,


    I think the neem is a cleanser/antifungal/dandruff.

    The orange is antiseptic.

    Tulsi I am not sure.

    Let me dig for some info on the other thread.
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Hey Prettycurls!

    I just did a brahmi review on my blog - /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fonyxcabelo.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup

    I liked my results from the brahmi powder - in fact, I'm going to try to incorporate it permanently into my routine. It was messy, but it felt worth it. Unfortunately, I didn't use enough powder my first try, so next time I will use more. As i mentioned in my blog, I had an itchy scalp prior to using it, and since using it - no itch:toothy1:. I also posted pictures there. Overall, I think it worked nicely. Now, I've never used alma, so that and shikaikai are next on my list to try.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    I was initially confused about Amla thinking that it was a shampoo, but now I have learned that it is a conditioner.

    So far I have learned that Aritha, Neem, & Shikakai are all cleansers. Aritha adds strength and Neem is for deep cleansing.

    Amla, Bringraj, Brhami, Triphala & Jatamansi all seem to be used as conditioners for moisture and growth.

    Bringraj is considered the king of herbs for hair growth and it adds deep moisture.

    Brahmi some say is drying, but it is good for growth as well.


    I have kind of gathered from my limited research that the ratio of herb to water determines whether is acts as protein on the hair or as a moisturizer. I am trying to get more information about this.

    I have also seen it discussed that certain herbs should be mixed in order to counteract those effects. Like Brhami should be mixed with Amla to countereffect its drying. Or Neem should be mixed with Bringraj to do the same.


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    From Dette's post:

    Aritha Powder has the following advantages:

    - Cleans skin thoroughly
    - Excellent as a natural shampoo
    - Gives hair natural floss and bounce

    -adds strength


    Amla Powder has the following advantages:
    - Promotes hair growth
    - Controls hair fall
    - Cures scalp infection
    - Controls premature graying of hair

    -moisturizing??
    -may be drying (has malic acid)

    Shikakai Powder has the following advantages:
    - Provides new life to hair strands
    - Strengthens hair roots
    - Increases bounchiness and silkiness of hair
    - Clears dandruff
    - Keeps the scalp clean and cool.

    a good cleanser. It has a natural low pH, is extremely mild, and doesn't strip hair of natural oils. Usually no rinse or conditioner is used since shikakai also acts as a detangler


    Brahmi Powder (most potent hair vitalizer)
    - Cools the scalp and induces sound sleep, Controls dandruff, Makes hair long, dark, Dense & lustrous , strengthens hair roots, -can be drying??

    Bringrai Oil - removes graying, balding, makes the hair darker, and promotes deep sleep. Externally, it draws out poisons and reduces inflammations and swollen glands. It also improves complexion.

    Bringraj Powder - Bringraj is considered the king of herbs for hair growth and it adds deep moisture. Also helps with premature graying, balding and alopecia when taken internally and used topically on the scalp.


    Neem – deep cleaning.

    Neem oil - used in hair loss and early graying. Also fights dandruff.

    Kalpitone Powder -Kalpitone Powder is used to get Dark, Dandruff Free hair. Kalpi Tone Powder has the following advantages: Gives a dark tinge to the hair. Strengthens hair roots and promotes hair growth.

    Triphala & Jatamansi are said to be conditioners for moisture and growth, but I didn’t find anything on them.

    Hesh Heenara - Mehendi Leaves (36%), Maka Leaves (9%), Shikakai Fruit, Amla Fruit (5%), Methi Seed, Narangi Chal, Neem Leaves, Kumari Leaves, Japakusum Flower, Mandoor Powder, Behda Fruit, Kapur Kachli Stem, Brahmi Leaves, Harde Fruit, Chandan, Sugandhi Dravya.

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    From Afrosheenqueen:

    Hibiscus - In Ayurvedic medicine, hibiscus petal is was used to stimulate thicker hair growth and to prevent premature graying, hair loss and scalp disorders. It acts as a natural emollient hair conditioner and can be used in hair washes, treatments and vinegar rinses for the hair. Use it in combination with brahmi and amla extracts. It has also been long used as a mild shampoo in for babies.


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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    I have used hibiscus and marshmallow root tea as a rinse, and my hair loved it. Now that I think of it - I have no idea why i stopped using them. Must have been pj'ism:roll:. Anyway, I think I will revisit these two with the brahmi powder the next time i deep condition. I'm guessing the hibiscus and marshmallow root will also counter the drying effect of the brahmi. When I used my brahmi though - I mixed it with honey and EVOO, and I didn't really notice any dryness - perhaps that comes with continued use.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    From Stephanie198907 on Tulsi:

    Hesh Tulsi powder has the following advantages.
    -Anti dandruff and anti bacterial
    -protects and moisurizes skin
    -anti pollutant

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    EkuaSoul on Kalpi Tone

    [FONT=&quot]- Gives a natural black tinge to the hair[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
    - May help to strengthen hair roots
    - Promotes hair growth
    - Controls hair loss and premature greying

    Ingredients: Amla Fruit (10%), Maka Leaves (10%), Mandoor (10%), Japakusum Flower (9%), Narangichal (8%), Shikakai Fruit (7%), Kumari Leaves (7%), Kapoor Kachli (6%), Brahmi Leaves (5%), Methi Seed (5%), Wala (5%), Khadir Stem (3%), Chandan (2%), Neem Leaves, Sitaphal Seed Powder, Sugandhi Dravya.



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    [/FONT]Chandan - Smells heavenly! Conditions and helps darken hair.
    Til (sesame) - Promotes hair growth, darkens hair,sunscreen.
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    Hey Prettycurls!

    I just did a brahmi review on my blog - /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fonyxcabelo.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup

    I liked my results from the brahmi powder - in fact, I'm going to try to incorporate it permanently into my routine. It was messy, but it felt worth it. Unfortunately, I didn't use enough powder my first try, so next time I will use more. As i mentioned in my blog, I had an itchy scalp prior to using it, and since using it - no itch:toothy1:. I also posted pictures there. Overall, I think it worked nicely. Now, I've never used alma, so that and shikaikai are next on my list to try.


    Hello OnyxCabelo!

    Thanks for posting and sharing. I will definitely go and read your article.

    I don't think I used enough either. I was trying to make it stretch...and you are right it is messier than amla, but I found it easier to get it all out.
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    I have used hibiscus and marshmallow root tea as a rinse, and my hair loved it. Now that I think of it - I have no idea why i stopped using them. Must have been pj'ism:roll:. Anyway, I think I will revisit these two with the brahmi powder the next time i deep condition. I'm guessing the hibiscus and marshmallow root will also counter the drying effect of the brahmi. When I used my brahmi though - I mixed it with honey and EVOO, and I didn't really notice any dryness - perhaps that comes with continued use.


    Thanks for sharing your blog entry. I went back and read it and I am happy that you got a good result. Your hair looks really nice!


    I have heard about the marshmallow - I think WildcurlsRaquelle mentioned it, but I haven't ventured to try it yet.

    Regarding the softness of your hand - I have heard that brahmi - just like amla is good for the skin. Amla I think is more of an exfoliator bc of all the acids in it, but brahmi is supposed to increase circulation and repair/grow skin, nails, and hair.
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    I have used hibiscus and marshmallow root tea as a rinse, and my hair loved it. Now that I think of it - I have no idea why i stopped using them. Must have been pj'ism:roll:. Anyway, I think I will revisit these two with the brahmi powder the next time i deep condition. I'm guessing the hibiscus and marshmallow root will also counter the drying effect of the brahmi. When I used my brahmi though - I mixed it with honey and EVOO, and I didn't really notice any dryness - perhaps that comes with continued use.


    Thanks for sharing your blog entry. I went back and read it and I am happy that you got a good result. Your hair looks really nice!


    I have heard about the marshmallow - I think WildcurlsRaquelle mentioned it, but I haven't ventured to try it yet.

    Regarding the softness of your hand - I have heard that brahmi - just like amla is good for the skin. Amla I think is more of an exfoliator bc of all the acids in it, but brahmi is supposed to increase circulation and repair/grow skin, nails, and hair.

    Thank you!! And thank you for providing all this great information!! I'm really excited to try a number of the herbs you've listed.

    It's interesting that you listed that brahmi cools the scalp, because that is exactly what it did for me when it stopped the itchy scalp issue. Now if the Bringraj works like you've listed above then I'm sold! I won't need anything else in my routine, but ayurvedic herbs!
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • vickiepicklesvickiepickles Posts: 40Registered Users
    Thank you for the info!:tweety:
  • TiggileneTiggilene Posts: 232Registered Users
    Hey, ladies, what about cassia?

    I want to use this on my hair instead of henna for a conditioner/curl manager/moisturizer, but am not sure about it. I've used Amla and it made my hair a bit easier to comb, but is cassia better?

    I got some info from the LONG henna thread and tried henna (3x) a year ago. It left my hair kinda dry and a bit reddish, so I'm worried about cassia will do the same (minus the color).

    Any ideas? Should I try Light Mountain or order from Catherine at mehandi? Does it matter?

    I wanna make the most of my Darcy B haul. Thankx!
  • lalapixielalapixie Posts: 242Registered Users
    does anyone know anything about lotus root powder? one of the mehndi sites advertises it for hair but doesn't give much detail on exactly how it's beneficial.
    violently happy
  • RonnieajRonnieaj Posts: 304Registered Users
    I use my powders as tea rinses. The last one I made was a mix of amla, brahmi and fenugreek (methi) powders, which I put into a coffee filter so I didn't have to worry about rinsing all the grit out. I've also mixed kalpi tone into my co-wash conditioner and used that, as well as shikakai and amla mixed into my Creme of Nature shampoo as my Saturday wash. I mix aritha and neem for one-use rinses or washes only, as they are very cleansing and can be drying (I use them as a clarifying shampoo once every 6-8 weeks, shikakai the rest of the time). I also have an ayurvedic poo bar which I love, and often prepoo overnight with shikakai oil on the scalp and vatika oil on the lengths, and add brahmi amla and bhringraj oils to my deep conditioners. WHEW!! Sorry for the long rant there!!
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Tiggilene - I have never personally used cassia - I've definitely used henna though, so I know what you are talking about. From what i have heard cassia it is very similar to henna in terms of conditioning, so my guess is that you may very likely have a similar experience to henna minus the red color. I did recently receive some cassia as a gift (Thank you, FCC), so I will probably be trying it some time in the near future - we shall see. If i do, I'll let you know my results.

    lalapixie - this is the only thing I could find on Lotus Root, but you may have already seen this. It actually says Lotus flower extract - perhaps these are two different things. Anyway, the other information seemed interesting too, so I thought I'd post it /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cibuinternational.com%2Fglossary.htm" class="Popup.

    Ronnieaj - Where do you get your oils from? I'm really interested in getting the bhringraj oil and also the bhringraj powder.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • RonnieajRonnieaj Posts: 304Registered Users
    I try to get them from my local Indian grocers, but if I have to go online, try here:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.garrysun.com%2Foils.html" class="Popup
  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Im doing another Amla treatment this week but in honor of the new thread I tossed in some rose petal powder to the mix. I didn't mix equal parts buts its a sufficient amount, enough to notice a difference in my hair after I rinse. I'll report back if my hair feels any different than it normally does with just the amla.
    Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
    BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
    Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
    Current length: back at APL
    Goal length: hip :color:
    Staples: natural growth aides
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    I have used hibiscus and marshmallow root tea as a rinse, and my hair loved it. Now that I think of it - I have no idea why i stopped using them. Must have been pj'ism:roll:. Anyway, I think I will revisit these two with the brahmi powder the next time i deep condition. I'm guessing the hibiscus and marshmallow root will also counter the drying effect of the brahmi. When I used my brahmi though - I mixed it with honey and EVOO, and I didn't really notice any dryness - perhaps that comes with continued use.


    Thanks for sharing your blog entry. I went back and read it and I am happy that you got a good result. Your hair looks really nice!


    I have heard about the marshmallow - I think WildcurlsRaquelle mentioned it, but I haven't ventured to try it yet.

    Regarding the softness of your hand - I have heard that brahmi - just like amla is good for the skin. Amla I think is more of an exfoliator bc of all the acids in it, but brahmi is supposed to increase circulation and repair/grow skin, nails, and hair.

    Thank you!! And thank you for providing all this great information!! I'm really excited to try a number of the herbs you've listed.

    It's interesting that you listed that brahmi cools the scalp, because that is exactly what it did for me when it stopped the itchy scalp issue. Now if the Bringraj works like you've listed above then I'm sold! I won't need anything else in my routine, but ayurvedic herbs!


    I agree!
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    Thank you for the info!:tweety:


    You're welcome!
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    Ronnieaj wrote: »
    I use my powders as tea rinses. The last one I made was a mix of amla, brahmi and fenugreek (methi) powders, which I put into a coffee filter so I didn't have to worry about rinsing all the grit out. I've also mixed kalpi tone into my co-wash conditioner and used that, as well as shikakai and amla mixed into my Creme of Nature shampoo as my Saturday wash. I mix aritha and neem for one-use rinses or washes only, as they are very cleansing and can be drying (I use them as a clarifying shampoo once every 6-8 weeks, shikakai the rest of the time). I also have an ayurvedic poo bar which I love, and often prepoo overnight with shikakai oil on the scalp and vatika oil on the lengths, and add brahmi amla and bhringraj oils to my deep conditioners. WHEW!! Sorry for the long rant there!!


    Thanks for sharing. The more info the better!

    I would love to figure out how to mix some of these as a leave in.

    Do you find the rinses as potent as making a paste?
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    Im doing another Amla treatment this week but in honor of the new thread I tossed in some rose petal powder to the mix. I didn't mix equal parts buts its a sufficient amount, enough to notice a difference in my hair after I rinse. I'll report back if my hair feels any different than it normally does with just the amla.


    Let us know how it works out! :blob2:
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    of this?

    I am not looking to join a new religion or anything, but I did take a dosha test and I found I am a double dosha of both vata and kapha (air/space, and water) and there are some lists of herbs that are good for each dosha as far as health and beauty go. I will post them as I go.


    I found the following on hair oils and doshas:

    [FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica]recommends almond oil if you have thin, dry, easily-split vata hair, coconut oil for quick-to-gray pitta hair, and olive oil if your hair is of the kapha type: dark, thick, shiny, and prone to oiliness.[/FONT]


    I have been experimenting with oils to try and make it work for me with hit and miss successes. Coconut is a huge challenge for me, but Olive has been ok and I have never tried almond. Castor works well, but maybe almond oil/butter is my HG?
  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Im doing another Amla treatment this week but in honor of the new thread I tossed in some rose petal powder to the mix. I didn't mix equal parts buts its a sufficient amount, enough to notice a difference in my hair after I rinse. I'll report back if my hair feels any different than it normally does with just the amla.


    Let us know how it works out! :blob2:


    I have just discovered that rose powder is NOT for my hair! Usually, after an amla treatment my hair is soft, bouncy, and moisturized. My hair now(just rinsed) is dull, flat, and heavy:rambo: It looks and feels as if its just one big mass of hair. Imagine if I did half amla half rose like I wanted too. Rose powder is a definite no go for my hair although Im still going to try it on my face and body someday.
    My hair feels like I used a harsh sulfate shampoo on it and its breaking all over the place. It was breaking heavily before I did the rose powder but the rose is not helping in that aspect either. Next week is back to strictly amla.:sad3:


    ETA

    its been about an hour and some change and my hair is getting more dry as time passes. Dry as in if I attempt to style it more hair will break off. All in all the best way I can describe my hair is it feels squeaky clean w/o the squeak while my scalp feels like there's a lot of buildup going on. Im still trying to figure out whether or not I should do a protein dt(curb the breakage) or a moisturizing (dt) since its so dry. HELP!
    Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
    BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
    Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
    Current length: back at APL
    Goal length: hip :color:
    Staples: natural growth aides
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    Im doing another Amla treatment this week but in honor of the new thread I tossed in some rose petal powder to the mix. I didn't mix equal parts buts its a sufficient amount, enough to notice a difference in my hair after I rinse. I'll report back if my hair feels any different than it normally does with just the amla.


    Let us know how it works out! :blob2:


    I have just discovered that rose powder is NOT for my hair! Usually, after an amla treatment my hair is soft, bouncy, and moisturized. My hair now(just rinsed) is dull, flat, and heavy:rambo: It looks and feels as if its just one big mass of hair. Imagine if I did half amla half rose like I wanted too. Rose powder is a definite no go for my hair although Im still going to try it on my face and body someday.
    My hair feels like I used a harsh sulfate shampoo on it and its breaking all over the place. It was breaking heavily before I did the rose powder but the rose is not helping in that aspect either. Next week is back to strictly amla.:sad3:


    ETA

    its been about an hour and some change and my hair is getting more dry as time passes. Dry as in if I attempt to style it more hair will break off. All in all the best way I can describe my hair is it feels squeaky clean w/o the squeak while my scalp feels like there's a lot of buildup going on. Im still trying to figure out whether or not I should do a protein dt(curb the breakage) or a moisturizing (dt) since its so dry. HELP!



    Wow Stephanie I am so sorry! I wish I knew how to advise you.

    I am scared to say use a protein DT bc I am scared that might lead to more breakage.

    I tried to do a quick google about rose powder and everything I found said that it "closes the cuticle" cuts oil and softens. Maybe the closed cuticle and lack of oil is what it adding to the squeaky clean feeling, but the look you are describing.

    Try taking a less noticeable section and do a moisturizing DT with heat to open the cuticle or baggying to see if that helps. If that doesn't work then you can always test another section with the protein to see how it does.

    I am so sorry that this happened. I don't have much expereince with rose - so I wish I could better advise you.

    Please keep us posted.
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Stephanie! I'm so sorry this is happening. I have no experience with rose powder at all - so I'm no help:(. I do think prettycurls had a good idea though when she suggested testing small sections of your hair, one with moisture and the other with protein. Please let us know how things are going:flower:.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    Hello Stephanie.

    I just found out after much digging that rose petal powder is an astringent just like orange peel powder:


    Rose Petal Powder: Rose petal powder is a natural astringent, with anti-bacterial properties...



    I think it was too drying for you and possibly stripped all the oils from your hair. In my research I found that most people use it on their faces/skin bc it can cut oil (that causes acne) without stripping skin. It is used for sebum regulation.


    ......it does not strip the skin of moisture. Instead, Rose petal powder helps to regulate sebum, skin's natural barrier and lubricant.


    Please let us know how things worked out. I am hoping that you are not getting too much breakage.

    Thinking of you...
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Ok - I did the dosha test too. Turns out I'm a double dosha too - Kapha/Pitta. I have no idea what that means, but Prettycurls do you have any more info on the oils that are supposed to be good.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    Ok - I did the dosha test too. Turns out I'm a double dosha too - Kapha/Pitta. I have no idea what that means, but Prettycurls do you have any more info on the oils that are supposed to be good.



    That's interesting. We are both double doshas. I am currently digging for all the info I can find on both the oils and herbs according to dosha. I started with the oils bc I can't seem to get any oil to work for me.

    But I will post more as soon as I can.
  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    PrettyCurls and Onyx thankyou for keeping me in your thoughts. Im glad to report my hair is back to normal:blob2: I was on the fence about whether or not I should do a protein treatment or a regular moisturizing deep treatment, so I did both. I applied Aubrey Organics Swimmer's Conditioner all over my hair and then slathered a shea butter/aloe/[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]kckt[/buylink] mixture on top of the AO conditioner. I let that sit on my head overnight and the majority of the morning. I rinsed in the shower under warm water and then did a cool rinse and while my hair is not as soft as it usually is it feels MUCH better and the breakage seems to have ceased. I'll keep applying the shea/aloe/[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]kckt[/buylink] mix to my hair throughout the week and oiling my scalp with castor oil to get back to the way it was before the rose powder scandal.
    Again, thank you ladies both for keeping me in your thoughts, the positive vibes really helped. It could have been a lot worse but luckily my hair bounced back. :cheers:


    ETA

    PrettyCurls, I just got your message and you are too kind! I love your spirit and positive vibes, they truly do help. There should be more people like you in the world.
    Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
    BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
    Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
    Current length: back at APL
    Goal length: hip :color:
    Staples: natural growth aides
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