Go Back   CurlTalk > Hair > General Discussion about Curly Hair

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-28-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
 
Suburbanbushbabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 16,020
Default Shikakai, Amla poweder and other Ayurvedic herbs?

Anyone use these on their hair? I saw some posts in another forum about these powders. Some long hairs pre-treat their hair with oil (or not) then cleanse with an amla/shikakai/bringhaj [sic] paste and say they're hair looks superb, enhances growth, and is also enough to cleanse. They also add other stuff like marshmallow (not the fluff, the herb; may have the name wrong)?

Anyway if you use or have used them, appreciate your comments. TIA
__________________
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Quote:
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Suburbanbushbabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 11:33 PM   #2
 
RedCatWaves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 31,609
Default

I use amla powder in my henna mix. Amla has an acidic quality, which henna needs to release it's dye, but it isn't damaging like lemon juice or vinegar are. I also think Amla imparts a lot of shine to my hair. It's also supposed to be curl enhancing, and I am a little curlier just after I do a henna/amla treatment.
RedCatWaves is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Trending Topics[-]hide

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com