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Coconut Milk + Nupur Henna

In this week’s mud mix I swapped my mixing medium from herbal tea to coconut milk. Packed with all three main micronutrients; fat, carbohydrate and protein, coconut milk in my opinion is a superfood. Compared to cow’s milk at 4%,

Herbal Hair Conditioning Powder

herbal conditioning powder

The Herbal Hair Conditioning powder is an elusive product but thanks to a lovely friend (Thanks Emma!) I was able to get my hands on it.  The package indicates the product is manufactured in northern India.

Amla Cassia Strengthener

In the summer I found it better to space out the mud treatments to once every three weeks.  Also, because of a hectic schedule and wanting to make the most out of summer I didn’t do much exploring.

Gorej Nupur Henna

gorej napur henna

The package indicates the Nupur brand is manufactured in kulhariwala village with a PO box in Barotiwala. Barotiwala is in Himachal Pradesh state in Northern India. This gives us an idea of where the constituent herbs come from.

Profiling Kapoor Kachli (Hedychium spicatum)

Kapoor Kachli powder comes from a small ginger plant that grows to about 1m. The latin botanical name of the plant is Hedychium Spicatum. Even though it’s considered a kind of ginger, Kapoor Kachli is not a sub-species of Zingiber officinale,

Rhassoul (Red Moroccan) Clay

Mined deep beneath the Atlas Mountains in Eastern Morocco, the Egyptian and Romans were first to use and document benefits of rhassoul clay. Other names for rhassoul clay include – ghassoul clay, red clay, red moroccan clay or oxide clay.

Ayurveda Herbs Guide

Even though it’s rather obvious I will prefix this post by pointing out that this list is neither exhaustive nor an absolute classification. My initial goal was to explore some of the most common Ayurveda herbs (there’s more to Ayurveda hair care than just the herbs) but that journey led to a discovery of even more hair care herbs from other cultures –Chinese,

5 Mucilage Herbs for Natural Hair

Nearly all plants produce mucilage – a thick gluey substance formed by large polysaccharides (sugars). Mucilage in plants plays a role in the storage of water and food, seed germination, and thickening membranes. In water mucilage forms a slimy semi-soluble viscous fiber.

Pofiling:Tulsi (Holy Basil) Ocimum Tenuiflorum

The latin botanical name of basil is Ocimum Tenuiflorum or Ocimum Sanctum. This is the same regular basil we buy at the grocery store. There is another species of basil with the Latin name Ocimum Basilicum (also known as Thai Basil).

Henna Dye (Highlight)

beetroot tea

Owing to the fragile nature of my hair and also because achieving my maximum growth potential is important to me, I am extremely cautious about anything that might create permanent chemical change within my hair strands.

Henna Dye (highlight)

beet roots

Owing to the fragile nature of my hair and also because achieving my maximum growth potential is important to me, I am extremely cautious about anything that might create permanent chemical change within my hair strands.

Hibintonite

bentonite clay for hair

I invented something. Really, I did. A couple of weeks ago I did a rendition of the Terresentials muds wash (video here) and had some left overs in the fridge.