These products are my stables and the nice thing about them, is that I can get them locally, from where I live in Hammersmith, West London. The West Indian castor oil, Dabur Amla oil and Vatika enriched coconut oil, are available from either Shepherds Bush Market, where there are Asian shops. Glycerine, rosewater is available from any local supermarket in the cake making section, also available in most supermaket type shops as well as extra virgin olive oil. Aloe vera gel and aloe vera juice is available in any health shop.
I make up a daily rinse, with aloe vera juice, rosewater, glycerine and olive oil. I add a litte conditioner to an empty Evain or 50 ml water bottle, add a some aloe vera juice, rosewater, glycerine and a little bicarbonate of soda (if you live in a hard water area) shake thoroughly and then add water to fill the bottle completely shake again and pour over hair and wrap a towel around the head to soak up extra moisture, leave on for 15-20 minutes, then add remove towel and put little moisturiser on the roots and over a little over the hair.
To make a hair spray,put in a spray bottle, available for any beauty store or Sallys. To add the bottle, add the same ingredients, plus lavender essential oil as a preservative and spray on the hair, whenever the hair feels dry.
The castor oil, aloe vera juice, glycerine, rosewater, amla oil and enriched Vatika oil, I make into a hair moisturiser, in a small container, I add a little powdered MSM, and pour a little rosewater, and mix throughly. MSM standing for methylsulphonylmethane, also you can crush some biotin tablets, I add some vitamin E and Evening primrose, glycerine and rosewater. I put a large amount of castor oil, and aloe vera gel, mix throughly and now it can be applied to damp hair from root to ends and/or the roots daily.
The other Indian herbal powders such as Brahmi, amla, shikakai, kalpitone, I make up into a deep conditioner. I add 1-2 teaspoons of each, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, castor oil, aloe vera juice or gel, one beaten egg, coconut oil and tablespoon of conditioner. Mix into a smooth paste and I apply to my hair, sectioning it and paying special attention to my ends, then I cover with a plastic bag for 30 minutes to one hours. Then I wash it off using a conditioner, then style my hair with moisturiser.
The Indian herbals, such as Brahmi, amla, shikakai, kalpitone are available to larger Asian supermarkets, in areas such as West Ealing and Southall, in London, UK. Also you can order a really wide range on line, which is really good, because you can get Brahmi oil and many other hair oils.