February 18, 2016

DIY: Ayurvedic Conditioning Custard for Natural Hair

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by Emilia Obiekea of Adorebotanicals.com

I love Ayurvedic herbs, flowers and everything natural!  It's a new year and winter is taking its toll on our strands. When my hair needs a big dose of nourishment I whip up this easy, DIY mask. It is enriched with strengthening and softening ingredients to smooth and moisturize your natural hair. Check it out.

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Ayurvedic Conditioning Custard

Ingredients:

-6 tablespoons of raw aloe gel

-2 tablespoons of rose powder

-3 tablespoon kalpi tone powder

-5-7 drops of peppermint essential oil

-1 tablespoon of mustard oil

-1/2 a cup to 1 cup of coconut milk (adjust the amount to create your preferred conditioner thickness)

-1 tablespoon of Coconut, Olive Oil or Budding Butter Treat

*Kalpi Tone is a nice blend of ayurvedic herbs. It is good for those that do not have many of these herbs or want to buy them. This blend contains: amla, maka, mandoor, japakusum, narangichal, shikaki, kumari, Kapoor kachli, wala, brahmi, methi seeds, khadir, chandan, neem, sitaphal seed and sugandhi dravya.

Utensils:

-1 plastic/glass bowl and spoon

-1 small pot

-a plastic wish

-1 glass/ plastic jar

Steps:

1. Put all powders into a bowl.

2. Warm the coconut milk and pour over the powders. Blend very well with whisk until it's smooth. No lumps.

3. Add the mustard oil, coconut/olive/budding butter treat, peppermint essential oil, and aloe. Mix well.

Use:

1. Apply it to freshly washed or dampened hair.

2. Cover the hair. Leave in for 30 minutes.

3. Rinse well. Then moisturize and style as normal.

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