I have not been taking care of my hair at all. I've decided that I must start making an effort in all this before it's TOO LATE! My hair type is fine and thin which currently has dry ends. Also, I do lose hair everyday and so I need products that will stimulate the roots and have good hair growth and maintain moisture and shine. So I decided to try out the natural conditioning products that are sold at Indian Grocery Stores. Popular conditioning oils are coconut, amla, almond, olive and castor. I am also considering using Biotin Vitamins for hair and nail growth.
So have you guys watched the documentary film "Good Hair" by Chris Rock?
I loved it! It was informational with much comedy! =)
This video actually shows you the whole process behind weaves, wigs and hair extensions.
All of these are made from Indian human hair.
Warning: You may get grossed out by it.
(Random South Asian Girl Cartoon)
I had much fuller hair with alot of volume. My mom would always put coconut hair oil and massage my scalp right before I took a shower. (Yes, typical brown mom!) I remember it smelled strong back then, but now some products are mixed with other oils and are not as strong smelling. Although, it really depends on how pure the product is. Sometimes, I remembering sleeping with the oil on and my mom made sure I had a towel on my pillow. It's been many years since I stopped using these natural conditioning oils and I'm thinking maybe I should definitely try these oils again. If it worked back then....why wouldn't it work now? Right?
Main problem is...you don't want to be a "greasy head" all the time! Hahaha....
*For best results, warm up the oil a bit and massage it into your scalp. Leave it on overnight and make sure you have a "towel" on your pillow or use a shower cap and then wash it off with shampoo the next morning.
*To have intense conditioning, wrap a steam towel over your head after applying the oil to your scalp.
*After shampooing, you can apply a drop of oil to all over your head.
*How often should you do this? Maybe 2-3 times a week. I know it's tough....but I think I'll start off with doing it once a week for now.
So what did I get?
The Dabur Vatika brand is quite popular in the South Asian markets. I got a few products from their line. All of the following products were made in India.
Egg - Repairs and strengths hair from the roots.
Honey - Coats and conditions hair.
Castor - Propogates hair growth.
Marrow - Penetrates hair shaft to revitalize hair.
It can be used after shampooing and then applying it like a conditioner all over. Leaving it in for 10-15minutes and rinsing it off. You can also wear it for hours under a shower cap and wash it off later. You can heat up the product as well. It really depends on the time you have.
Dabur Vatika Black Shine Shampoo (200ml): This was around $3.00 Cdn. My hair is currently black and I wanted to try out a shampoo which uses natural ingredients and also gives shine to black hair. I know I have used this product in the past when I visited Bangladesh. This shampoo contains black olives, amla and henna. The other main reason was that I just found it so cool that the shampoo itself was really BLACK!
Just look here!
So that's my hair products haul that involves natural ingredients.
Also, I am looking into hair mask and conditioning treatment recipes that involve olive oil, honey, lime and avocado.
What hair care treatment do you use?
Anything with natural ingredients?