Thursday, 28 February 2013

Second week of doing cassia/henna treatment


I did another cassia/henna treatment on today.  The night before, I put extra virgin oil on my scalp and hair. To the cassia and henna I added the following Asian herbs, amla, maka, Brahmi, rose, Kapoor Kachil, methi, kalpi tone, onion powders red and white.  The powders were mixed together with hot water and oils, castor oil and extra virgin olive oil.  I mixed more oil, so that I was able to get a more creamy texture, which I applied to my hair and I covered it with a plastic bag for one hour.  Then I washed my hair with conditioner, afterwards I poured half a cup of rose water.  Then towel blotted my hair and did a deep moisturizing deep conditioning treatment for nearly one hour and did a final rinse of filtered water and aloe vera juice. 

I have noticed that my hair is very soft.  The cassia henna treatment is definitely making my hair a lot thicker. I can see the difference, from the picture of the back of my hair, the first picture was taken on Saturday 23 February and today.  There is definitely a difference. 

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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Cassia/Henna Treatment one week after texturiser


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I decided to use henna on my hair. So I  applied an oil treatment to my hair and left it overnight.  The oils, I used were olive oil, Vatika oil and castor oil. Then I made a cassia/henna mixture, also adding coconut milk, amla, Brahmi powders.  Coconut oil, castor oil were also added as well as nettle tea. The mixture was made into a creamy paste and I left it on my hair for 4 hours.  After washing out the mixture with a conditioner.  I moisturised with a deep conditioner, castor oil, Mane and Tea deep moisturising conditioner, Dove moisturising conditioner and aloe vera gel.  This was left it on my hair for nearly one hour, then I rinsed off my  hair with tepid water and in my final rinse, I used 4 cups of filtered water and 1 capful of aloe vera juice.  So that my hair is at the right pH.

The first picture shows freshly washed hair after using cassia/henna treatment.  The next picture is my hair nearly dry.  I noticed that my hair has more body.   I really like the results and I will be doing the treatment again and much sooner than doing it every month.  I am still not sure, how I feel about having  a texturiser done.  On the one hand, I didn't like how my hair looks, but it is much more manageable. The cassia/henna treatment has definitely improved my hair.

What I have noticed that has really helped with the softness of my hair is filtered water, which I use in a spray    bottle with aloe vera juice, a little conditioner with rosewater.

I hope to explore many different moisturisers to keep my hair soft, especially my roots.

Monday, 18 February 2013

My hair in large flat twists and dry

I can touch up every three or more months.  My hair dry has a very similar texture.  Also I will be going back to putting a mega tex mixture to my roots and scalp. I have been doing Green house effect nightly and also bought S curl Lister texturiser stylin spray and S curl no drip, activator moisturiser.  As for my colouring my hair, I would probably be doing highlights, taking only sections of my hair, probably the front and the top.

In the coming weeks, I shall be seeing how my hair  reacts.

New Year and trying something new

I decided to try "Just for Me texturiser. I have been having a lot of problems with knots lately., especially as I am growing my hair longer.  Anyway, I parted my hair into four sections, left on the texturiser for the maximum of 13 minutes, including application time, plus my hair is coloured. I must admit, it felt very strange.  I have been natural for eleven years.  Some of my hair did come out straight.  However I will deciding in the coming months, if I want to grow it out or not.  I shall be trying on henna/coconut cream treatments, so see how my hair will react.