Before my hair journey, my sister sent me some cassia, henna and shikakai. I used all the shikakai but I still had some henna and cassia left to show.
I really wanted to get into Ayurvedic because I live in a growing Bangladeshi community and let’s face it; these women have “Lawda Mercy Gawjus” hair. My sister sent me shikakai and I wasn’t crazy about it but the henna and cassia were on point. I stopped using it only because I hate mixing.
Now since I’m in the LHCF Ayurvedic, Tea, Coffee, ACV, AVJ challenge, these ladies started talking about amla and these herbs that I wanted to get back Into my regimen, but fuss free; meaning mix free. My sister had sent me some amla oil a couple years ago and it was the one with the Indian lady on the green over, the oil was green as well. The name started with a D I think. The ingredients were mineral oil and amla so I immediately dismissed it (even though I used it once). I was going to just buy the herbs, but I hate mixing. So someone mentioned Keravada and I started looking into the brand.
Not any bad reviews. Now I’m not doing a review on the products right now, but just a small experience. I loved the customer service as well as the fact that you don’t have to mix the oils and its good quality products. I first bought the bringraj concentrated oil (in the small jar) and mixed it in my Shea What! And it was heaven! Since then, I’ve been using the oils (Rwanda Coffee or the Amla, Fenugreek mix) either in my scalp, deep conditioner, shampoo and even as a sealer with success.
Sorry for the runny bottle; I wanted to use the amla oil in my DC and I mixed it in the shower which I should not have done.
One thing I can say is that since using them, I’ve noticed better moisture retention; even without a tea rinse my scalp isn’t acting that a kid with a tantrum and my growth in the bare 3-4 weeks since using them has been kinda on the impressive side. At three weeks my new growth was non existent and 3 weeks later I’m at almost 3/4″. One of my favorite relaxed heads made a comment about thicker hair and I told her it is because of all these Ayurvedic products she is using. My new growth is there, but because it is holding so much moisture, it is more manageable and doesn’t need extra work to lay down.
I’ve heard healthy hair just acts better, but who really knew. I can even run my fingers just through my new growth with no problems. I’m definitely loving the volume, growth, moisture retention and health benefits of the Ayurvedic oils and I am thankful I took the plunge with Keravada. The oils are lasting me a while and for someone who HATES coconut oil and grapeseed oil, these herbs are creating a different interaction with these oils for my hair. I honestly cannot complain and for once, THEY DONT STANK!!!!!
I hope to give a thorough review of the products above by December because I want to give about 6-8 weeks of good using, but so far, I think I found a wonderful product and I hope it takes me to the center of my back with fuller, healthier results that I’ve ever had. I’m glad I went back into using Ayurvedic oils as they really are beneficial to the hair, scalp health and growth.
What new products have you tried lately?
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