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Old 12-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #681
 
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So I just got my first ayurvedic herbs to try. (Thanks, Naturalfinally!) I have been perusing this thread to get some ideas on how to use them. I found a shampoo paste to use my shikakai and amla, but I also have kalpitone, maka, and brahmi. Any suggestions on how to use these while I get digging?
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So I just got my first ayurvedic herbs to try. (Thanks, Naturalfinally!) I have been perusing this thread to get some ideas on how to use them. I found a shampoo paste to use my shikakai and amla, but I also have kalpitone, maka, and brahmi. Any suggestions on how to use these while I get digging?
Simplicity is best when first starting! How about just the Kalpi Tone, water and honey for a first go? It already has a mix of herbs in it, right?
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So I just got my first ayurvedic herbs to try. (Thanks, Naturalfinally!) I have been perusing this thread to get some ideas on how to use them. I found a shampoo paste to use my shikakai and amla, but I also have kalpitone, maka, and brahmi. Any suggestions on how to use these while I get digging?
Simplicity is best when first starting! How about just the Kalpi Tone, water and honey for a first go? It already has a mix of herbs in it, right?

What does the kalpi tone do for your hair. I used a few ayurvedic herbs but I'm not familiar with that.
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Posted this in the sticky too (sorry if that's annoying):

Has anyone ever done a henna gloss on twists? I'm going to pick up all the stuff I'll need over the Christmas holidays from my Uni flat, and I know with my ayurvedic stuff sitting around, I will be tempted! I just put some twists in though and was hoping to keep them in for a couple weeks, but I've never found rinsing henna out to be too difficult, so maybe the twists wouldn't be too badly disturbed?

My hair is short if that makes a difference (somewhere between CL and CBL) and the twists are medium. TIA!
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i wouldnt do it

it would take a lot of squeezing to get the stuff out between the twists i would think?
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I wouldn't recommend it either. (I just henna'd my hair after I took it out of smallish-medium twists...)

It's not hard to rinse out (depending on your brand...and ability to filter), but it takes a while to completely rinse out. I don't know if you'd be able to completely rinse henna that gets caught in twists.
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what do you ladies use hibiscus powder for?
I add it to my henna powder. It takes out the "orangey color" and gives me the auburn highlights that I like.
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Has anyone ever done a henna gloss on twists? I'm going to pick up all the stuff I'll need over the Christmas holidays from my Uni flat, and I know with my ayurvedic stuff sitting around, I will be tempted! I just put some twists in though and was hoping to keep them in for a couple weeks, but I've never found rinsing henna out to be too difficult, so maybe the twists wouldn't be too badly disturbed?

My hair is short if that makes a difference (somewhere between CL and CBL) and the twists are medium. TIA!
Jo don't do it. I did it during the summer and it was a NIGHTMARE. I had herb in my hair forever. Getting it on was no problem but getting it out LAWD where the twist meets the scalp omg so much herb. The twist weren't messed up looking but I had to take them out to get all the stuff out. I used Amla, Fengreek, and Brahmi.
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Ok ladies, I'll just wait! Hehe! Sounds like I avoided a disaster! I miss the strength and lack of shedding Ayurvedic treatments give me, but it's my fault for allowing playing with my hair to turn into twists.

Still haven't used my fenugreek!
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So I just got my first ayurvedic herbs to try. (Thanks, Naturalfinally!) I have been perusing this thread to get some ideas on how to use them. I found a shampoo paste to use my shikakai and amla, but I also have kalpitone, maka, and brahmi. Any suggestions on how to use these while I get digging?
Simplicity is best when first starting! How about just the Kalpi Tone, water and honey for a first go? It already has a mix of herbs in it, right?
Thanks! I'll try that this weekend.
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I want to make a paste today but all I have left are maka and hibiscus powder. Any suggestions for what I could add to the mix for a conditioning paste treatment?
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What about adding coconut milk, honey and evoo to it?

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I did a tea rinse today. It was a super mix of aritha, shikakai, amla, brahmi, cassia, fenugreek, maka, hibiscus, neem and tulsi, mixed with water and coconut milk.

I oiled my hair last night with shikakai oil on the scalp and jabakasum oil on the strands (it's a hibiscus based oil for shine, but uses mineral oil as the base). I braided my twists, then rinsed very well and poured the mixture over my hair. Left it in for 25 minutes then rinsed, followed with Wen to cowash, the DC'd and remoisturized twists.

I'm not a major paste person, I like rinses because they're less messy and I don't have to worry about getting all the stuff out, but I think I'll do a kalpi tone past next weekend. Make my hair nice and dark for the holidays .
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So I just got my first ayurvedic herbs to try. (Thanks, Naturalfinally!) I have been perusing this thread to get some ideas on how to use them. I found a shampoo paste to use my shikakai and amla, but I also have kalpitone, maka, and brahmi. Any suggestions on how to use these while I get digging?
You are welcome!! Let me know how it works out!
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How do you make a tea rinse? I really need to do a ayurvedic treatment but am pressed for time, it being the holidays and I don't have time for a full one. I need a recipe that would give me an ayurvedic effect without time intensive input.

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How do you make a tea rinse? I really need to do a ayurvedic treatment but am pressed for time, it being the holidays and I don't have time for a full one. I need a recipe that would give me an ayurvedic effect without time intensive input.

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I personally use a coffee maker. I do 2-3 cups at a time, and use 1T per cup, SLIGHTLY more (like 1.5T for a stronger brew). You can also use cheesecloth or empty tea bags if you have them, but the coffee maker is easiest for me. Take your mix, brew or steep it, then wet the head and pour it over. I oil my hair first, same as when I do a paste. Leave the hair alone (don't manipulate it) for your preferred period of time. I tend to do 20-25 minutes; iron clothes, etc. in the meantime. Then I rinse and follow with a cowash.

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My DH bought some organic beet juice to drink and hated it so I said I'd save it for my henna. Has anyone tried beet juice instead of tea for dye release and did you get a good stain with it? TIA!!!
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@ auntcurly

I use a Melitta (http://cafe.melitta.com/) single brew coffee maker to make my teas. I mix whatever I wanna use at that time, place it in a filter and pour microwaved water and let it brew that way. Takes between 15-20 minutes to completely filter.
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I'm getting tired of henna. Although I like the conditioning effects, it takes forever to wash out and the red color for me is getting to be a bit too much.

I'm really wanting to make the ayurvedic pastes a regular part of my routine. I have been doing an amla, maka, hibiscus paste which I did today. However, I also want to branch out into some other herbs. I bought Rhassoul Clay and I'm going to do a deep treatment with it next week.

I hear alot about the following herbs but am still not sure how to use them: kapur kachri, fenugreek, shikakai, brahimi, marshmallow. Any suggestions on how I can use the herbs to strengthen, moisturize & promote growth would be appreciated. Also, I'd like to know what combinations you use them in and for what purpose.
I am loving the Rhassoul clay! I deep condition with it weekly.
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