Ayurvedic Herb Spinoff Thread

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Thanks for the replies! Another question...

First off, tonight I'm doing my first paste. It will be amla, maka, and kapoor kalchi with a 2-1-1 ratio. I'm doing this because someone else in the thread has had success with the mixture. I wasn't sure how to decide a good mixture.

So my question is, how do you determine which pastes will work well together? I have heard that some combos are an absolute no-no. I currently have amla, brahmi, shikakai, kapoor kalchi, and maka.
Originally Posted by eyesthatlie
It sounds like you have a good mixture.

I wouldn't recommend mixing a bunch of cleansing herbs together as they would really strip/dry the hair - unless you had really thick oily hair. For example mixing neem, shikakai, and amla.

I learned from trying herbs individually how my hair responds to each. I don't care for amla or ashwangaha by themselves. Fenugreek is so-so.
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Thanks so much Prettycurls!! I have my paste on my head right now. I pre-pooed with vatika oil and washed with the Chagrin Valley ayurvedic bar. I ended up doing 100 g of amla, 50 g of brahmi, and about 20-30 g of kapoor kalchi. I'll post back with results!


Update: I left the mix in my hair for about 2 hours. My hair feels a LOT thicker. When I got out of the shower I immediately clipped my hair up and dried off and everything. When I took my hair down again, it looked sooo much fuller. Also, you know when you hold your hair up in one hand like you're making a ponytail? Well when I did that I had a lot more to grab onto. This is great! I've also noticed that my hair has grown considerably. I should start back on my vitamins!!

Anyway, I decided to DC with AOHR and Frank Juice (since I don't know what to do with it) and I'll leave it on overnight.

Btw, I don't know if I'll ever do henna again. This is a million times better, and it doesn't stain! My bathroom is completely white and I hate having to worry about drippies.

Last edited by eyesthatlie; 11-07-2009 at 08:41 PM.
anyone tried these? They're recommended for any dosha and have really good ingredients.

Now that it's 2010 and I have some money saved up I want to purchase more powders and start back on ayurvedic hair practices. Im going to purchase more amla, brahmi, and finally bhringraj!

I am also wondering if anyone has ever experimented with Banslochan powder and if they have how has it worked for their hair?
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Hi,

I am 11 months post relaxer and planning to go completely natural (slowly but surely!). I started researching Ayurvedic pastes and began using Kalpi Tone (with little extra Amla and olive oil) approx 4 weeks ago. Absolutely loving the results! My hair is more thick and I don't shed nearly as much after a washing. I plan to keep using these products indefinitely.

My question is that I normally use Clairol's Beautiful Beginnings Semi-permanent Hair Color for Gray hair. I've never had any problems with it but I am concerned about using this when I am also using the pastes. Has anyone tried a semi-permanent coloring while also using a regimen that includes Ayurvedic pastes?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!
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I'm 35% Vata, 18% Pitta and 47% Kapha.

What does that mean for my hair? What kind of herbal blends should i use and how often should i use them?
hair type - definately 4a

wash - any baby shampoo

conditioning styler - homemade blend with shea, coconut, avocado mango, plam, castor, almond and essential oils

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anyone tried these? They're recommended for any dosha and have really good ingredients.

Now that it's 2010 and I have some money saved up I want to purchase more powders and start back on ayurvedic hair practices. Im going to purchase more amla, brahmi, and finally bhringraj!

I am also wondering if anyone has ever experimented with Banslochan powder and if they have how has it worked for their hair?
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907
I have tried banyan botanicals healthy hair and it made my hair grow. What is does is pacify pitta (excess heat) which is the cause of hair loss in ayurveda. Another product is vadik herbs hair growth serum. You drink this and it gets into your blood stream faster than pills. Always be careful taking herbs if you are taking western meds.
I dont know if its ok to ask this here but:

I bought 3oz of dried hibiscus for my henna. I know I can make a tea with it and that be my acid, but can I grind it and add it to my henna??? Does actually putting the flowers on my hair have any type of effect, or what type of paste can I make with the dried hibiscus.
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I dont know if its ok to ask this here but:

I bought 3oz of dried hibiscus for my henna. I know I can make a tea with it and that be my acid, but can I grind it and add it to my henna??? Does actually putting the flowers on my hair have any type of effect, or what type of paste can I make with the dried hibiscus.
Originally Posted by mzmillion

Yes you can grind it into a powder. Hibiscus is moisturizing.
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Thanks so much Prettycurls!! I have my paste on my head right now. I pre-pooed with vatika oil and washed with the Chagrin Valley ayurvedic bar. I ended up doing 100 g of amla, 50 g of brahmi, and about 20-30 g of kapoor kalchi. I'll post back with results!


Update: I left the mix in my hair for about 2 hours. My hair feels a LOT thicker. When I got out of the shower I immediately clipped my hair up and dried off and everything. When I took my hair down again, it looked sooo much fuller. Also, you know when you hold your hair up in one hand like you're making a ponytail? Well when I did that I had a lot more to grab onto. This is great! I've also noticed that my hair has grown considerably. I should start back on my vitamins!!

Anyway, I decided to DC with AOHR and Frank Juice (since I don't know what to do with it) and I'll leave it on overnight.

Btw, I don't know if I'll ever do henna again. This is a million times better, and it doesn't stain! My bathroom is completely white and I hate having to worry about drippies.
Originally Posted by eyesthatlie
You are welcome! Glad everything worked out for you.
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anyone tried these? They're recommended for any dosha and have really good ingredients.

Now that it's 2010 and I have some money saved up I want to purchase more powders and start back on ayurvedic hair practices. Im going to purchase more amla, brahmi, and finally bhringraj!

I am also wondering if anyone has ever experimented with Banslochan powder and if they have how has it worked for their hair?
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907

Never heard of these. Let us know if you decide to try.
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Hi,

I am 11 months post relaxer and planning to go completely natural (slowly but surely!). I started researching Ayurvedic pastes and began using Kalpi Tone (with little extra Amla and olive oil) approx 4 weeks ago. Absolutely loving the results! My hair is more thick and I don't shed nearly as much after a washing. I plan to keep using these products indefinitely.

My question is that I normally use Clairol's Beautiful Beginnings Semi-permanent Hair Color for Gray hair. I've never had any problems with it but I am concerned about using this when I am also using the pastes. Has anyone tried a semi-permanent coloring while also using a regimen that includes Ayurvedic pastes?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!
Originally Posted by JusPhabulous40

I have permanent color in my hair. I would say that some herbs act as a semi permanent color in that they make your hair darker.
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I'm 35% Vata, 18% Pitta and 47% Kapha.

What does that mean for my hair? What kind of herbal blends should i use and how often should i use them?
Originally Posted by chenaj

It looks to me as if you are Kapha-Vata. Kapha looks more dominant.
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I wanted to do a paste this weekend since it's been awhile because of my crazy work schedule and I was wondering if I should wash or cowash my hair before I apply the paste. I normally just do a pre-poo like oil and then apply, but I was wondering if it was better to maybe wash or cowash.
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Making pastes were intimidating to me so I decided to use them as a tea rinse . I brew a strong tea using amla, bhrami ,maka ,hibiscus, fenugeek and kapoor kachli. I have been using the tea every week for about three months and I like the results.
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I'm 35% Vata, 18% Pitta and 47% Kapha.

What does that mean for my hair? What kind of herbal blends should i use and how often should i use them?
Originally Posted by chenaj

It looks to me as if you are Kapha-Vata. Kapha looks more dominant.
Originally Posted by Prettycurls
Thanks for responding! What does it mean for my hair that I'm more Kapha?
hair type - definately 4a

wash - any baby shampoo

conditioning styler - homemade blend with shea, coconut, avocado mango, plam, castor, almond and essential oils

Hair pics http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=84285
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Forgive me if a review of this is somewhere in the 25 pages...but has anyone tried this amla oil? Did they like it? How does it smell? Did you see any results?
Thanks.
I wanted to do a paste this weekend since it's been awhile because of my crazy work schedule and I was wondering if I should wash or cowash my hair before I apply the paste. I normally just do a pre-poo like oil and then apply, but I was wondering if it was better to maybe wash or cowash.
Originally Posted by Kilael

You can do either. I have done both. Preoil or cowash first. I would not wash with poo first depending on the herbs you are using.

A poo wash can dry your hair and some herbs can be astringent and drying too.
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I'm 35% Vata, 18% Pitta and 47% Kapha.

What does that mean for my hair? What kind of herbal blends should i use and how often should i use them?
Originally Posted by chenaj

It looks to me as if you are Kapha-Vata. Kapha looks more dominant.
Originally Posted by Prettycurls
Thanks for responding! What does it mean for my hair that I'm more Kapha?
Originally Posted by chenaj

Kapha is water, Pitta fire, and Vata air.

It just means there are some herbs/foods etc that are better for you topically and internally. There is a long list of oils and herbs that are better for one type versus the other listed in the first few pages of this thread.

For example if I remember correctly Onyxcabello was Pitta and she could use Neem (very drying for most) with excellent results.

I can't remember what the herbs and oils are, but I think that Stephanie is predominately Kapha- you could contact her.
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Forgive me if a review of this is somewhere in the 25 pages...but has anyone tried this amla oil? Did they like it? How does it smell? Did you see any results?
Thanks.
Originally Posted by lovestosamba
Never heard of them...
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For those who have used Maka powder, what have your results been like?

I haven't used it yet, but read on the box about how it cures alopecia, that alone caught my eye.

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