Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ayurveda and I

Okay, so maybe today's lesson is don't implement two new regimens simultaneously. I almost hated my hair today...

I used my Huetiful Hair Steamer for the first time today and loved it, but I also incorporated an Ayurvedic treatment for the first time today too. I used two tablespoons each of Brahmi, Neem, Shikakai and Orange Peel powders, and two tablespoons each of Amla, Vatika, Moringa and Neem oils. To this paste, I added a Palmer's Coconut Oil protein pack.
I applied my paste to small sections of hair and then braided each section. Perhaps that was mistake one. After sitting with this under my steamer for about 20 minutes, I proceeded to wash and condition my hair as usual. I shampooed about four times...until my shampoo water ran clear, but apparently it didn't because when I went to use my Kinky Curly Knot Today, I found a lot of residue.
So, mistake number two...I washed my hair three more times at the kitchen sink. And, I had to undo all of my braids to rinse out the residue...mistake number three. 
By the time I was done, my back and arms were aching, and my hair was a tangled mess that took me the better half of "Daughters in the Dust" to detangle.
I'm twisted now and plan on using this treatment once a month, but we'll see how my hair fairs tomorrow when I remove my twists. Meanwhile, I might concoct a tincture of my herbs and steam with that instead. I'll keep you posted.


  1. WOW! I'm tired from reading that, you were working it though! Yay!!! You used your steamer and do keep us posted. ;-) This is Carolyn....I got tired of trying to figure the profile out, lol!

  2. I have heard soooo much good about the steamer. I'm thinking of treating myself to one. Keep us posted on your thoughts about it. Take care.