Hair grows an average of 1 to 1.5 cm per month, and up to 3 cm for the lucky ones among us. A scientific reality that is sometimes difficult to admit for the impatient… Who would sometimes like to give nature a helping hand.
SHIKAKAÏ POWDER MASK
Coming from India, Ayurvedic powders are real treasures for hair growth. Shikakai, in particular, is very famous for promoting growth. This powder is obtained by crushing the dried fruit of the tree, the shikakai, which grows in southern India. This powder has the particularity of being rich in vegetable saponin, a surfactant molecule that effectively eliminates the sebum accumulated on the hair, while stimulating the scalp and providing shine and softness.
To make a mask:
the Shikakai powder is mixed with hot (but not boiling) water until you obtain a paste that is neither too liquid nor too thick. The powder can dry out the hair, it is advisable to add moisturizing agents to its paste, such as honey, agave syrup and / or aloe vera (juice or gel). We apply everything from the roots to the ends, and we leave for 1 or 2 hours under a charlotte or plastic film to keep the mixture warm, before rinsing thoroughly. You can also apply a conditioner if you have long hair and / or it is difficult to disentangle.
Another advantage: the shikakai powder has a washing power. It can therefore be used as a shampoo, thus avoiding shampoo surfactants (even the most organic) which tend to irritate the scalp. However, if you had an oil bath just before, use a regular shampoo instead, which is more able to remove the fat.
Also ; Honey contains antioxidants that soften hair, strengthen hair follicles and scalp, promote hair growth, fight hair loss, and moisturize hair.
Here’s how to prepare a natural hair tonic:
° 2 tablespoons of castor oil
° 1 egg
° 1 tablespoon of honey
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients with stirring, then apply the toner to the scalp and roots, then continue to the finale, covering your hair with shower cap also permit toner on about 2-4 h . & you just want to rinse. This process must be repeated 2 week and within a some months.
The results will amaze you !