My name is Twinkle! And I am an average college going girl.
I am into beauty, personal grooming and makeup a lot.
So, I decided to blog about my views on beauty tips, makeup, personal grooming and more.
Here goes the first one!
I know that many people are all into using yogurt, olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil etc as hair masks. They do work. But, personally for me, this mask has worked the best. It has been a week since I used it and I can still see and feel its effect on my hair. It feels soft and healthy!
Shikakai, Amla (Indian Gooseberry) and Reetha are some Indian herbs which are used by many Indians for healthy hair. They repair and condition the hair.
I have always been a beauty fanatic and try out almost all the promising looking shampoos and conditioners. Till now, I have really loved only two: Wella’s Enrich and Organix’s Pomegranate and Green Tea conditioners.
So, looking at how much I was spending on other useless hair products, my dad recommended me these alternatives. I didn’t try these until I spotted their powdered mixture in my local departmental store. You can get their separate powders and also the mixture of all in any Indian store. You can either get the herbs, dry them and powder them or you can buy readily powdered herbs/mixture from any Indian grocery store.
How to use it?
1. Take the powder, according to your hair’s length and volume, in a bowl.
2. Mix water, or yogurt.
3. You can add 1-2 tbsp of your favorite oils like coconut oil. I like adding Coconut Milk and Navratna’s Extra Cool Oil. I love how the oil gives a cooling sensation!
4. Mix, mix, mix and apply.
5. It might be a bit tricky to get this mask out of your hair as the powder’s particles might be a little gritty to wash out. But with 2-3 attempts at shampooing and patience, you might get it all out.
6. Follow with your conditioner. Air dry your hair!
This mask REALLY works for me. However, the results may vary from person to person.
Also, some Shikakai powders “might” stain your hair dark brown. Mine didn’t, but some may, if they have Mehndi mixed in them. So, if you have highlights, you might want to look into that.
That is it. Please let me know if you give it a shot and what results you noticed.
Till next time!