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Old 02-10-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
 
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Default Ayurvedic Treatments to Reduce Porosity?

Does anyone have any information about wther regular ayurvedic treatments (amla, neem, brahmi and sometimes shikaikai) reduce the porosity of the hair? I can't find any reliable info on this. I have noticed that my hair doesn't suck up water like it used to, I use less spritz daily to refresh my curls, and it takes longer to process to my desired color than it used to. I am really curious about this. I should also note that I use yogurt in my ayurvedic treatments (once every 10-14 days). Is the little protein boost from the yogurt a possible cause for the reduced porosity? If so, I have really underestimated the amount my strands need.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:05 AM   #2
 
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Does Cassia count as an ayurvedic herb? I used it about three weeks ago. I mixed cassia with some amla and left it in my hair for an hour. It, surprisingly, wasn't hard to rinse out at all and I really liked the results. My hair did feel stronger. I think I would have to use it every 2-4 weeks for it to "build up" on my hair to really help with my ridiculous porosity. Also, I didn't clarify before using it, I think it would have worked better on fresh hair.

What about Bhringraj (sp?) Have you ever used that? Is that supposed to be a hair strengthener?
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:24 AM   #3
 
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Just curIous if anyone is using this treatment. I love making my own recipes, o this is right up my alley. And if so, can i find these ingredients at my local natural food store, like whole foods.

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Old 04-13-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
 
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Anyone know if you can use cassia and continue to use semi permanent dye?
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
 
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I experimented with Ayurvedic teas last fall. I'm not sure if it helped. Maybe it did and was a little too much. I had a hard time making my usual products work and my hair was unbelievably dry and hard to manage.

Some of that was glycerin but even after stopping the glycerin I still had issues until I stopped with Ayuveda stuff all together.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:28 PM   #6
 
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ive tried ayurvedic pastes, amla brahmi bringraj tulsi etc.. didnt notice a difference in porosity just the feel of the hair. I am going to do them more consistently when i get more amla. I imagine the only ones that would help with porosity would be cassia and henna though, because they coat the hair? Idk, I plan to buy some cassia when I get more amla we shall see then!
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