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.
4a/3c curls
Fine strands, not as densely-placed as I would like
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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?
very fine/dense/high porosity
No heat styling

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.

Thank you!
Me: 3c, very thick
BC- May 2010
Current routine:
pre poo: avacado, banana babyfood, grapeseed oil, and silk amino acid. Cleanser: DC No Poo 1x a week and BC 1x a week. DT: GVP Cond balm and grape seed oil
Co-wash: GVP CD, TJ tea tree
Leave-in: GVP CD, TJ tea tree, and grape seed oil
Styling: HETT and castor oil
DD (8 & 6 yo): both4s (1 thick, 2 thin) keep in 2strand twists
DD (4yo): 3b (very thin, hard to grow) keep in single braids with lots of beads for protection
Anyone know if you can use cassia and continue to use semi permanent dye?
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
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.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

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!
dense, fine & porous curls |

Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

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