Mineral oil in Vatika oil!

SparxHovaSparxHova Registered Users Posts: 27
My girlfriend and I are trying to experiment with Ayurvedic herbs. I saw that some people use Vatika oil. So I ordered some over the internet. But I see that mineral is the first ingredient. Isn't mineral oil bad? What have been your experiences with this stuff?

The specific stuff that I bought is below:
http://www.amazon.com/Dabur-Vatika-Olive-Hair-300ml/dp/B001452DM8/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1264832627&sr=8-8
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Registered Users Posts: 4,233
    there is a version of vatika oil that doesn't have mineral oil in it. It looks like this

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    mineral oil is not "bad" per se, it's a great sealant and some ladies use it. Most who do avoid putting it on the scalp. It tends to clog pores. I do not use it because I prefer more nourishing for my hair and scalp.

    You can also find vatika oil at your local indian store if you have one. You can use this link to find one near you

    http://diggsamachar.com/grocery/grocery.htm

    HTH and good luck with experimenting :)

    ETA: I love vatika oil. I use it as a prepoo before I apply henna. I've also used it to seal my ends in the past--makes my hair really soft
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Registered Users Posts: 6,446 Curl Neophyte
    Oh, that's annoying that they didn't list the ingredients on the site. A lot of people also love the Vatika Frosting (not exactly the same thing) from HairVeda. http://hairveda.com/oils.aspx
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  • CheveuxSauvageCheveuxSauvage Registered Users Posts: 240
    Ditto. Dabur has different "versions" of Vatika. Like coilynapp said, they have ones that don't have mineral oil. In case you're looking for one and you don't see the exact one coilynapp posted, they also have some that come in a different bottle that looks like this:
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Registered Users Posts: 4,233
    Ditto. Dabur has different "versions" of Vatika. Like coilynapp said, they have ones that don't have mineral oil. In case you're looking for one and you don't see the exact one coilynapp posted, they also have some that come in a different bottle that looks like this:
    yea, that's the new look Dabur came out with. And the ingredients are good too. I found it at my local indian store
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  • SparxHovaSparxHova Registered Users Posts: 27
    I wonder why they have 2 versions...Kinda confusing but anywho, thanks guys. I'm going to try the stuff you guys suggested.

    I mixed some Amla, Shikaki, and Brahmi with regular olive oil and Aussie moist.

    Gf tried amla and water straight.

    Hopefully we get some interesting results :laughing6:
    3C/4A mix
    120x90-vi.jpg437x5-vi.jpg
    Herbal Essence Hello Hydration

    Biotera Curl Creme and Styling Gel or Kinky Curly Knot Today and Curly Custard

    Jessiecurl weekly deep conditioning treatment or Mixed Chicks deep conditioning treatment

    All sorts of oils.:compress:
    http://public.fotki.com/Sparxhova/
  • CheveuxSauvageCheveuxSauvage Registered Users Posts: 240
    Lately I've been making a super-vatika with the Dabur oil I posted above. I take the oil and add 1/4 tsp each of Amla, Fenugreek, Brahmi, and Bhringraj. Then I put it in a crockpot (in a jar sitting in water) and let it sit for 3 hrs, then add another 1/4 tsp of each of the powders. Let it sit for another 3 hrs and strain. The vatika takes on this deep green color and it smells soooo good. Ive been using it as a scalp treatment for growth. Haven't noticed any results yet, but I want to stick with it long-term. Even if it doesn't work miracles, it's a great treatment to do anyway!

    Good luck!
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