Have you had the same hair length for years? Do you think that your hair “just isn’t growing” and no matter what you do, your hair stays the same? Chances are, you are suffering from hair breakage.
Unless you have an underlying illness, your hair is continuously growing. However, if your hair is breaking off at the same rate that it’s growing, it will seem like your hair is not growing at all. You won’t see any retention growth.
The reasons for hair breakage can be far and wide, but here are some common reasons it occurs:
1. Over-manipulation and over-styling
2. Eating a low protein diet (Hair is made of protein, ergo)
3. Heat damage and split ends
4. Hair that is too dry
This week we will be checking out a recipe to combat breakage that actually works! I use this myself two to three times a week before I moisturize my hair.
Here we go:
Ayurvedic Tea Spritz:
1 cup of hot water
1 tbsp of Henna powder (Make sure it’s Body Art Quality Henna)
1 tsp Amla Powder
1 tsp Brahmi Powder
8-10 drops of Lavender essential oil
A ceramic cup
A spray bottle
Add the powders to the empty ceramic cup and mix thoroughly. Slowly add the boiling hot water to the powder mix and stir for one minute. Leave undisturbed overnight.
The next day, cover a ceramic cup with the muslin cloth (you can secure it with a rubber band so it won’t move when you pour the liquid in), and pour all the liquid through the cloth, into the cup. Carefully remove the muslin cloth and pour the strained liquid into your spray bottle. Add 8-10 drops of lavender oil. Cover the bottle and shake.
- Section your hair
- Cover your clothes or wear something you don’t mind getting stained. (Yes, Henna stains)
- Lightly spritz evenly section by section (hair should be damp, not wet)
- Apply your leave-in conditioner. Do not skip this step. This spritz strengthens and hardens the hair. If you attempt to style the hair in this state, it will break off. You need to apply the moisturizer so that the hair strand will be plump again and be able to move without breaking.
- Style as usual
I usually use this over a period of about 3 – 4 weeks. I would discard after that point, but I usually have none left anyways.
I hope this was helpful and easy to understand.
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