Ayurveda anyone?

Does anyone follow any ayurvedic practices for skin care or hair care? I'm reading Absolute Beauty by Pratima Raichur and I'm intrigued....
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

I use some ayurvedic powders on my hair, and like the results.

http://www.habanim.org/en/index_en.html

Last edited by taltal; 06-17-2010 at 12:11 AM.
I do recommend that book if you're interested in natural herbal/essential oil skin care or treatments. I'm planning on scheduling an ayurvedic consultation. I think I've figured out my dosha(s) but would like some expert advice.
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

I use Hesh Herbal products to cleanse my skin & occasionally mix them with conditioner for my hair. My favorites are the orange peel and amla powders. For a moisturizer I use pure jojoba oil. I've never found anything better!
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I use Hesh Herbal products to cleanse my skin & occasionally mix them with conditioner for my hair. My favorites are the orange peel and amla powders. For a moisturizer I use pure jojoba oil. I've never found anything better!
Originally Posted by OperaCurls
Those products look interesting. Did you choose them based on your dosha, or for some other reason?
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC


Those products look interesting. Did you choose them based on your dosha, or for some other reason?
Originally Posted by 2poodles
Well, at first I tried everything, then narrowed it down to what worked best for me. I haven't taken a dosha test. Lemon was too harsh for my skin, Multani Mitti didn't do a darn thing but feel nice, Shikaki was too drying on my hair.

I mix Amla and Brahmi together for my hair, but if I had to pick just one, it would be the Amla. They essentially do the same thing, and I've never noticed a darkening effect on my color from either. My skin is noticeably brighter and "glowy" after I use the Orange Peel powder, and also makes my hair extra soft when I mix it with conditioner.

Suggestion: for the face masks, I mix equal parts powder and water, and leave it on for about 3-5 minutes, or until it starts to firm up/dry. I prefer to rinse it off before it's completely dry because it's easier to remove, and my skin begins to itch if the mask dries completely.

ETA: Neem is great for persistent acne, but the smell was much too strong for me.
http://public.fotki.com/opera-curls/ (I cut my own hair)
Pacific Northwest girl, color-treated fine 3B, med-low porosity

Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream
I LOVE HENNA!

Last edited by OperaCurls; 06-02-2010 at 11:51 PM.
I've been exploring this website and ordered the sample sizes of the3 step skin care for the pitta dosha. I just received them yesterday and have only used them once so far. They seem gentle, felt great going on and smell wonderful. I'm going to be scheduling an ayurvedic consultation at a nearby wellness clinic, since I do have a fair number of questions about how all this works. I love the concept, but have to see how my skin reacts.
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

So far I'm really enjoying these products. I especially like this product:



It helps with blemishes without drying up the skin around it.
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

I was hoping you could tell me more about this methodology? I have just heard of it and am trying to figure out where to start, what to try, and how to determine what i am...LOL

any help/suggestions/info.....thank you
Here's a website that'll help you determine your dosha.
2b/3a.
i'm going to an ayurvedic cooking class sunday. i want to use it's principles to eat better, look better and feel better especially as it relates to my digestion. i might try some of the beauty products at some point toon.
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i'm going to an ayurvedic cooking class sunday. i want to use it's principles to eat better, look better and feel better especially as it relates to my digestion. i might try some of the beauty products at some point toon.
Originally Posted by luvmylocs
Ohhh how did the cooking class go? I'd really like to hear about that since I have minor digestion issues.


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