In my quest for healthier hair, I decided to experiment with an Ayurvedic approach. I did some research on it and I saw that others who used the powders (Henna, Cassia, Amla, etc.) were getting great results. So on a recent trip to the Indian grocery store, I saw three powders, which I thought would be interesting to try: Amla, Brahmi, and Shikakai.
The powders are manufactured by Hesh and are said to have the following properties. . .
Disclaimer: I am not a hair scientist, cosmetologist, or anything of that sort. However, I do have an extensive science background and I have reviewed a vast amount of literature. With this information, I will explain this topic as clearly as possible.
There’s plenty of talk about hair porosity on the Internet and hair forums but there aren’t always clear explanations of the science. This series is aimed to give you a simple and clear explanation of the science of hair.
Porosity is defined as “the ability to absorb fluids”. It is typically described in relative terms. . .
In January 2011, I got box braids and I was really excited because I hadn’t had them in a long while. I wanted a break from maintaing my relaxed hair. The previous time I had braids was in early 2008 and my hair did pretty well after taking them out.
That was not the case this time. My hairline was WRECKED and my relaxed hair was really thin and breaking. . .
Those of you that frequent Beauty365 know that hair is a huge part of our lives and we dedicate much time to the cause.
Annnnnnd, guess what?? I’m in the process of transitioning my hair AGAIN – for the third time. Hopefully this time I will stick to it and grow my hair out to a comfortable length before I chop off the relaxed part. That will take some time however so now my main concern is keeping my hair healthy and breakage to a minimum. . .
I’ve been on quite the natural/homemade hair products kick these days.
I especially love the shea butter and essential oil hair and scalp cremes I got creative and made one day not too long ago while procrastinating. My hair drinks it up and I don’t get any flaky build-up.
I’ll do a post on them in the near future. . . but one thing I’ve been wondering about is a natural/homemade gel. I love my shea mix but it doesn’t give much hold.
As with any random beauty query, I naturally headed to YouTube to conduct further research. I found this video by Naptural85 on how to make a gel at home out of <gulp> flaxseeds. . .