So it has been about 4 months since I began my Ayurveda hair regimen and I can say, so far so good –really. My previous post explains why I decided to give this hair regimen a try.
So to get straight into my Ayurveda hair care regimen. I have split them into two sections which is the hair gloss and the hair growth oil and explain how I use both at different times in my hair care routine.
So for the hair gloss (deep conditioner mixed with the Ayurveda herbs) I apply this twice a month, or every other week.
The hair gloss mixture is as follows:
- 2 tbs of Organic Amla powder (instead of Henna)
- 1 or 2 tbs of organic Bhringraj powder
- 1tbs of Fenugreek powder
- 2 tbs of Aloe vera powder
- 2 tbs of slippery elm powder
- Dissolve mix with water into a slight runny consistency
- Then I add 2 or 3 tbs of a moisturising deep conditioner of choice to ensure a protein and moisture balance.
As mentioned in previous post, I have omitted Henna from the hair gloss ever since I began this hair regimen as it was too strengthening for my hair and also changed my hair colour to a light reddish brown colour. I find that this mixture above works better for me for the hair gloss.
The mixture for the hair growth oil is as follows:
- Half a cup of Organic Fenugreek seeds (lightly toasted or heated on a pan and placed into a glass air tight jar
- 1 cup of warm extra virgin unrefined (cold pressed) Avocado oil
- 1 cup of warm extra virgin unrefined (cold pressed) Olive oil
- 1 tbs of Henna powder
- 1 tbs of Amla powder
- 10 drops of pure Rosemary essential oil
- 10 drops of pure Lavender essential oil
- 6-8 drops of Tea tree oil
- And stir all together, leave in the air tight glass jar for 7 days to infuse. Then strain through a cheesecloth or sieve to remove the seeds and powder particles. Afterwards I pour the oil into an applicator bottle for easy access and use it 2-4 times a week (I have currently cut it down to twice a week to avoid oil buildup on my scalp as the oil is quite thick).
The oil mixture measurement above could last for upto 4-6 weeks and if unused or not finished by 6 weeks, discard and make a new batch. So to avoid waste, the measurements can be tweaked to your own liking and could be made with less amount of the ingredients listed above.
I make sure to apply the oil mixture on my scalp and massage it in thoroughly sometimes with my scalp massaging brush to reap great benefits and help the oil to penetrate further. Also I make sure to apply the oil on the ends of my hair to prevent breakage and splitting, which has worked tremendously for those purpose, I have noticed I experienced less breakage since applying the oil. I apply the oil on the 3rd and 5th day of my hair routine, then wash my hair on day 7 and repeat each week.
I use the hair gloss as a protein treatment twice a month to strengthen my hair and repair any damage and fill in any open crevices in my hair strands that may have occurred due to loss of protein bonds in the hair shaft. After thoroughly coating my hair with the gloss, I spray a bit of warm water overall and then cover my hair with a plastic shower cap and then place a microfibre shower cap on top, then allow it to sit for an hour, them wash it out with lukewarm water. I will also incorporate a hair steamer for future sessions in order to cut the process time to 20 minutes.
Since using the Ayurveda hair gloss, I have noticed increased elasticity, my strands feel and appear really dense (thicker) and have a lot sheen to it. My hair also retains more moisture days on end, feels very soft and less tangled. My curls are more defined and the front section of my hair which has a loose curl pattern (more on the weirdly looking wavy side) became more defined than it ever did. I noticed that especially when I used to incorporate Henna into the hair gloss and Henna is a very effective strengthening ingredient so I wasn’t so surprised with its effect on my hair.
With the Ayurveda hair oil mix, I instantly noticed that my scalp became less dry and flaky throughout the week which was so relieving (if you experience dry scalp you’ll probably understand why I am sooooo pleased about that). I also experienced less shedding and more sheen to my strands. Also talk about way less breakage, I have cut my hair twice since starting this regimen and my hair has continued to grow a lot since my cut. Before recently cutting my hair, I had a growth spurt around end of January and February then had a cut to shape my hair shortly after that. So it’s safe to say that I am back on a hair growth journey AGAIN! Which I don’t mind (it’s all for the best).
It’s obvious to say that I will carry on with this hair regimen and It’s here to stay as part of my hair care routine going forward because it’s that great. My hair feels so moisturised and soft, and overall my scalp is much better which is so important to me over growing long hair, because a healthy scalp makes for a healthy hair growth.
Although both of the Ayurveda hairgloss and oil are great addition to hair care, there are some things to be aware of before incorporating them to your hair care routine so that you are better informed. On next post, I’ll be dissecting what to be mindful of whilst using these amazing powerhouse, so be sure to stay tuned.
Any questions concerning the hair gloss and growth oil, please write them in the comment section below and I will answer. Also let me know if there are any haircare or skincare related topics you will like me to cover.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next post.