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Hey everyone! If you’re looking to add a lil’ something extra to your oils for your hot oil treatments or scalp massages, you can make your own! There are plenty of easy ways to infuse oils with fresh or dried herbs at your own house. I just made a scalp oil that will help the hair in the front of my head catch up to the rest of my hair, and improve the general condition of my scalp. I infused olive and coconut oils with peppermint, chamomile, brahmi, neem, amla, rosemary, and lavender! It’s not at involved as you may think, here’s how you can make your own oil infusion:
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Hello everyone!! When I began the ayurvedic challenge, I originally planned to only change my hair regimen. However, the more I read about ayurveda, the more I wanted to try it in other parts of my life as well. So I decided to try incorporating ayurveda into my skin regimen. Let me give you some background on my skin situation…
Hello everyone! I got back in the kitchen yesterday and did some mixing! I was just going to do a simple honey and olive oil conditioner, but I saw two bananas getting old, and thought a DC would be a better use for them! Well, honestly I thought about banana bread first, but 2 just isn’t enough, so DC it was! If you don’t know, bananas are a great ingredient for natural hair! Bananas help restore moisture and protect the elasticity of the hair, reducing breakage and split ends. Bananas also add shine and volume.
I also added Brahmi powder and Bringrahj oil to my mix because I’ve been seriously slacking with the ayurvedic love for my hair. Brahmi is known to strengthen hair roots to reduce shedding, controls premature graying, and controls dandruff when used on the scalp. Bhringraj helps stimulate hair growth, and strengthens hair roots. Here is the recipe I made up, y’all know I never measure.
Hello everyone! With things being so busy, I’ve definitely been neglecting my hair. It’s been terrible! I decided to use my trusty avocado dc to help my hair out with some moisture.
Avocado dc: (I never measure)
1/2 a ripe avocado
aloe vera juice (about 1/4 cup)
olive oil (about 1 Tbsp)
honey (about 2 Tbsp)
Hello everyone! Nothing I love more than a good D.I.Y project! Since I’ve started Ayurvedic Challenge 2012, I’ve had to make more of my hair products myself (of course)! I wanted my oil/honey deep conditioning treatment to be a bit more manageable, and came up with the idea to whip the honey and oil together until it solidified. This was a recipe I was particularly happy with!
Hello everyone!! The planning continues! I really want this style to look nice, and have amazing SHINE! I need to be blinding people when I hit the light a certain way! Yes, it’s that serious. Of course shiny hair starts with HEALTHY hair. A closed cuticle will reflect light much more than a raised or damaged one. Also, texture does play a part in how much light gets reflected. of course, a large area of flat, smooth texture will reflect more than the smaller area that is available when hair curls. This is why healthy straightened hair may look shinier than healthy curly styles. This doesn’t mean that the straight style is MORE healthy, of course. But we’re talking about my twists, I want to have some serious shine. More than my usual amount! I have coconut oil with me, but my hair absorbs coconut oil after a while, reducing my shine factor. I can’t have that! So I asked the natural ladies on Twitter, and I got quite a few answers! Some were products, which I don’t have time to order now, but there were some natural oils too. Olive oil and castor oil seemed to be the top two. And what do you know, I have them both! I decided to do some mixing (I never pass up an opportunity to experiment), and try to create something that will give me super shine all weekend long!
First, I raided the kitchen. We had olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, some Vitamin E supplements (score!) and Crisco… *Side-eye*… I left the Crisco where it was, but pulled everything else out. Then, I made up a recipe!
4 tablespoons of coconut oil – a base that will be solid at room temp, and therefore easier to work with.
3 teaspoons of castor oil – for maximum shine power!
2 teaspoons of olive oil – supporting cast for the castor oil
2 Vitamin E pills (cut, and squeezed into mix) – because they were there, and they couldn’t hurt.
I let it solidify, and here was my finished product!
Hopefully, this mixture of oils will increase my shine potential. We shall see! Even if it doesn’t give me the long-lasting shine I’m looking for, it’s a great mix for sealing! Stay tuned for results!
Are there any particular products or oils that you all use to give your hair super shine? Tell me about them!