Ayurvedic Conditioning Solution

Posted on 16 July 2015
Author:Emilia Obiekea

I enjoy making and creating products when I have free time. 

Ayurvedic herbs are wonderful for the hair and skin.

I am sharing my own recipe for a home pre-poo/conditioning treatment.

 

The ingredients are as follows

Cassia Seeds

Benefits: Gives hair a beautiful sheen.

Nothing like cassia powder. Mostly used as a hot tea.

A low key favorite of mine. Many use the powder but don't know about the seeds. I will provide more info about it on another post.

Amount: 3 tablespoons

 

Fenugreek Seeds

(optional ingredient)

Benefits: Prevents hair loss, promotes hair growth, helps strengthen hair shaft, light protein.

Note: It has a very strong aroma. If you find it unpleasant just leave it out. Those that use it love it and some don't. 

Prepare: Should be soaked overnight prior to using. It's beneficial but not necessary for most. 

Amount: 2 tablespoons

Soak in 1 cup of distilled water

 

Whole Amla (dried)

Benefits: Stimulates hair growth, has wonderful conditioning properties, strengthens hair at the roots.

It is my preference to use Amla whole. It is fine to use powder. Use what you have of course.

Amount: 3 or 4 pieces

 

  

Dried Rosemary

Benefits: Stimulates the scalp, encourages growth, provides relief for irritated scalp, proves a nice sheen to the hair.

An inexpensive, easily accessible herb.

If pregnant it is recommended not to use this herb. I'm not a doctor.

Amount: 2 tablespoons

 

Dried Hibiscus/ Sorrel Flowers

Benefits: Conditions hair from its softening effects due to the yielding of mucilage, promotes healthy hair growth, prevents hair loss, thickens hair. 

Gives a nice rich red tone when in liquids. If your hair is light in color (ex: blonde) substitute this with Chamomile or another floral of choice to avoid any staining. Hair in the browns, reds and black tones benefit by using this floral. It adds a rich tone and has a light amount of slip for detangling. 

Amount: 4 or 5 flowers

 

Dried Mint 

Benefits: Soothing scalp stimulant that is wonderful for dry scalp.

Use any kind you like. Most people use peppermint. 

*I use a mix of my favorite mints for my mint blend. I love the warm scent and the bit of tingle it gives my scalp.

Amount: 2 tablespoons

 

Neem Blossom Honey

Benefits: A humectant that provides moisture and and shine when used. 

Use any type of honey that you have readily available.

*This is one of my favorite honeys. It is costly but this brand isn't very costly.

Amount: 2 tablespoons

 

Goat Milk  

Benefits: Soothes irritated scalps and softens the hair.

Can use coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk, etc...

Amount: 1/2 cup

 

Distilled Water  
Amount: 1 cup of water
Benefits: Pure water without any chemicals or additives. The simplest and best moisturizing component of any regimen.
"Can use coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk, etc...
Note: add the distilled water if fenugreek step was skipped.
Photo Credit (Google)

  

Process Steps

Add 1 cup of distilled water to the Fenugreek seeds. Let it soak overnight.

In the morning warm the goat milk slightly. To it add the cassia seeds, hibiscus, amla, rosemary and mint.

Cover and turn off the heat source. Let it steep until it is mildy warm. Strain the herbs from the infused milk. Add honey to the milk and stir until the honey has dissolved. Adding it at this time helps to maintain the integrity of the honey. Once the honey is full incorporated add the fenugreek water/ plain distilled water (if you skipped the fenugreek step). If you like to use the mashed fenugreek to infuse your water you can use it that way as well. 

This solution is very nice for the hair. It can  be used as is, prepoo, post wash rinse (if using fenugreek follow up with something that smells nice to get rid of the scent) or added to your favorite conditioners. 

 

 

Emilia Says

Once everything was fully incorporated. I pour it into a dye applicator bottle. Apply the mask to my hair for 30 minutes to an hour then rinses.

If using this as a prepoo/ pre-shampoo conditioner: I apply it to my unwashed hair, rinse, then cleanse and deep condition with another product.

If using this as a conditioner I apply it after my hair as been cleansed.  

 

Enjoy!  

Comment and let us know how you enjoyed it as well!

 

*Disclaimer: I am not a physician. I love DIY and to share with others. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients do not try it. If you are unsure if you should consult a physician, of course.

*Note: I usually only share my own recipes. If I ever see one that I like, links will be provided and credit given to the original author.

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