For a long while now I have been wanting to try Ayuverdic methods, but was afraid to dive into it without knowing anything. Well after a few youtube videos, and some forum posts here and there from others, I gathered enough I need to make me want to try. So I purchased Amla, Brahmi and Shikakai Powders and then some Amla oil and some Henna (Have not used this yet), and decided to do what is called a “tea rinse” to my hair.
Most of the mixes I found usually had small amounts of the powders to large amounts of water, so that is what I did. Using a regular plastic spoon (what’s that, about 1tsp? idk), I took:
- 1 spoonful brahmi
- 1 spoonful shikakai
- 2 spoonful amla
- a cup of hot water
- cup of cold water.
I strained the mixture using a old pantyhose I had, then placed it in an applicator bottle with the tip. The mixture sat overnight (this is not necessary, I was just tired after a busy day, so I washed my hair the next day).
Here’s what I did for my ayurveda method:
I pre-pooed overnight with Amla oil
Without rinsing the oil, I applied the tea rinse to my scalp first, then all on my hair strands. I let it sit for about 5 to 10 mins at most. Then I rinsed it out using my cheapie Sauve Coconut Conditioner. After rinsing it out really well. I applied my SitriNillah DC Masque and tied my hair down with a plastic bag and let it sit for 30 mins. Then I rinsed it using cold or lukewarm water, then moisturized with shea butter (my whipped ends and elucence are all done -_-). After this step, I just styled in twists using ORS Lock and Twist Gel, then proceeded to seal my hair with Vatika Frosting.
The Results of Ayurveda?:
My hair felt fabulous..My roots were strong, my roots were soft!! And it was easier to navigate my head of thick hair. Anything that can make me go through combing my thick hair in less time and with ease is a winner in my book. So I will be surely keeping this method. And in 3 months time I will check in again with an update on using Ayurveda and what results I got from it.
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Stay tuned, have a great one and stay Afroniquely You.