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AYURVEDIC POWDER ADVICE + Excerpt from: Cherie Ayurveda Vol: 1

Candy_C

New Member
AYURVEDIC WARNING!!!

Here is a except from my book, front cover/contents/and intro.

http://download.yousendit.com/FD63A650212E4DBA

this is no longer available - sorry!

ps. you need adobe acrobat - pdf reader software

Also, its come to my attention that some folk are having difficulty using these Indian powders. so please TAKE NOTE and follow the instructions. There's no other successful way of utilizing these powders unless:

1. theres one moisturizing powder
2. you have pre-poo'ed with OIL
3. you rinse properly and condition


I'm doing this because i care, and i don't want to be responsible for peoples hair falling out or breaking.

So hold your horses, and take note. If you buy any powders from ME, they are PRE-MIXED to the proper ratio, do not ADD ANY MORE POWDERS and follow all instructions given to you.

From my book:

"You will need:"

· Wide toothed comb
· Boar bristle brush
· Oils (one for hair, one for scalp)
· Soft hair towel, absorbent
· Good water – check if your area has hard water – if so, invest in a water filter as you will reap the benefits as will your whole family, health wise, skin wise and hair wise.
· 45 minutes to 1 hour spare time
· Access to a shower or water basin
· Clothes to get into once your finished (there’s nothing worse then scrambling for clothes when your hair is damp).
· Your ready mixed powders [see ‘utilize your products’ for instructions] (SHIKAKAI + AMLA OR SHIKAKAI + BHRINGERAJ ETC! - NEVER SHIKAKAI ON ITS OWN, OR ARITHA OR BRAHMI!!!)· Any good conditioner – price doesn’t matter, make sure it contains natural oils or you can add your own.
· Hair cap to allow conditioner to process for a few minutes

To cleanse correctly:


"Cleansing"
Continued…

· Coat hair with oil a night before washing (pick any oil and swap and change sometimes to avoid boredom and resistance to change
· Scalp massage as usual [see ‘head massaging’ section], this can be before or after hair oiling, do this for 10-15 minutes in a comfortable room where you will not be disturbed.
· On the day of washing, slowly and gently detangle the hair [see ‘detangling’ for thorough instruction] for you to detangle.
· Comb the hair straight back
· Use a boar bristle brush afterwards to distribute the oils
· Rinse your hair in the shower [or basin] for around ten minutes, the water should be very warm – as hot as you can safely tolerate
· Pour your powder mixture over your head slowly, focusing on scalp and hair ends
· Rinse this out immediately for a good ten minutes
· When you feel you have removed most of the powder particles, run a conditioner through your hair as though you were using shampoo
· Rinse this out immediately and repeat, this time keep the conditioner in your hair for ten minutes, and add an oil combination such as Wonder 8 oil or Keracare Essential Oils (although olive oil will do just fine and is perfect for this treatment)
· When your ten minutes is up, rinse out with lukewarm – tolerable cold water until all the ‘slick’ of the conditioner is gone and you are left with moisturized detangled hair.
Do not comb your hair until your next wash date, if you feel you must comb your hair, only comb it within the ten minutes when conditioners and oils are in the hair – and please take time. Air dry the hair, only blow-dry once every 3 weeks minimum if you have to.

Now you are educated in the correct way to wash your hair (according to my own experience, many others and Ayurveda) what are you waiting for? If you are not an advocate of Cherie Hair products you will need to find the following, either online or at your local Indian market:

· 1 box (or 3) of selected powders; to name the best: Amla (moisture and strength), Shikakai (cleanse and strength), Neem (dandruff and deep cleansing), Brahmi (growth and stimulation), Aritha (oily scalp, build up), Maka (bhringeraj) (deep moisture).
· Boiled kettle water (do not ever heat your mixture up in the microwave, this will destroy most of the properties)
· Plastic spoon
· Variety of oils, choose brands such as Ancient Formulae, Hesh & Dabur – check before purchasing that these oils are: 1. In date 2. The ingredients are full of natural goodies 3. Are full to the top or near the top (and are unopened). You can also use KTC or KIC brands; who usually specialise in cooking oils. These do not label their ingredients though, but its better to assume they are not 100% natural unless stated.
· Mixing jug, or cup

The consistency of your powder mix shouldn’t be too thick or too watery – it also should never be lumpy or hard to stir. Its colour depends on what powders you use, but it should never be transparent, and you shouldn’t be able to see to the bottom of your mixing jug. Hair soaps are also popular in Ayurvedic hair care, but I personally prefer powders, as they do not contain the ingredients that soaps contain, which are non-natural. Powders are straight from the plant and are composed of nothing but the herb. Shampoo only once every 4 weeks with your favourite westernised shampoo or hair soap to avoid build-up. Do not be afraid to mix different powders together, although using more than 3 powders at a time can cancel out the abilities of another powder.

i hope this helped

much love xxx
 
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Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
Thank you! Between you and Sareca, I'm learning a lot about these products. God bless you. :grouphug2:
 

bravenewgirl87

New Member
Now, Candy_C:

Didn't I send you a PM not too long ago about writing an article on ayurvedic powders and you said you'd let me know right after you finnished your finals and your book.:spank: bad girl!:lachen::lachen::lachen:

Thanks alot lady. I'm writing my retraction/clarification right now. Now, talk to me about steeping this into an oil. Can I add shikakai to a conditioner or blend into a product?
 

Dposh167

Well-Known Member
why can't u comb ur hair til next wash day? after deep conditioning i was gonna do a rollerset...so is that not a good idea?
 

Fine 4s

Well-Known Member
Would I still get wonderful results if I skip putting the conditioner in my hair as if I am doing a shampoo and quickly removing it? If my conditioner is expensive I most likely will want to keep it in for a while the first time and only time.
 

Candy_C

New Member
BUMP!!!

TOO MANY folk using ayurvedic stuff the WRONG WAY!!!!

read read read read read read

before experimenting with powder tonics....


dont mix them with oil!! OIL AND WATER DONT MIX!!

dont use shikakai powder on its own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i dont know who told you to do that but its askin for trouble

research before you try anything new! dont think you can improvise with ayurvedic powders cos you cannot without doing your homework!
 

LaShanne

New Member
Is there a proper way to strain the powder mix so that I dont have grit leftover in my hair? I had a problem with not getting all the powder rinsed out it and caused some breakage...and trust me I stood under the shower FOREVER!
 

IntoMyhair

New Member
I have a question.
When i make my powders i do oil up first. But i make rinses with the powders. Always a 1:1 ratio (except last wash)
I put my powders in my coffee maker and just use the juice from that to rinse. Is this just as good. Or should i be doing it your way all the way?
I already follow your ratio except i just use the water from the coffee maker and rinse with hot water.
 

Eiano

Well-Known Member
aww i cant download it..it says the limit has been reached

Me 2 :(

CancyC:: what do you mean by not using shikakai on its own? Should it be mixed ith other powders, or should we just be oil rinsing first?

Thanks for all of the advice you've given!!:)
 

MissMasala5

New Member
Excellent posting! Thank you for sharing that information, CandyC :bighug:

I would like more info about your book, is it already available and where?
 

Candy_C

New Member
Is there a proper way to strain the powder mix so that I dont have grit leftover in my hair? I had a problem with not getting all the powder rinsed out it and caused some breakage...and trust me I stood under the shower FOREVER!

you need to conditioner wash after rinsing the powders and then deep condition

this will get all the grit out :grin:
 

Candy_C

New Member
why can't u comb ur hair til next wash day? after deep conditioning i was gonna do a rollerset...so is that not a good idea?

Its not recommeneded when you airdry. But if you rollerset the hair is drying hopefully with the cuticles flat (spritz the hair with ice cold water when round the roller)
:grin:
 

Candy_C

New Member
Now, Candy_C:

Didn't I send you a PM not too long ago about writing an article on ayurvedic powders and you said you'd let me know right after you finnished your finals and your book.:spank: bad girl!:lachen::lachen::lachen:

Thanks alot lady. I'm writing my retraction/clarification right now. Now, talk to me about steeping this into an oil. Can I add shikakai to a conditioner or blend into a product?

lol their not over till April! sorry!! :yep:
 

Candy_C

New Member
Would I still get wonderful results if I skip putting the conditioner in my hair as if I am doing a shampoo and quickly removing it? If my conditioner is expensive I most likely will want to keep it in for a while the first time and only time.

buy a cheap conditioner to rinse it out, because you will not get moisturized hair - black hair should never be left unconditioned :yep:
 

Candy_C

New Member
I have a question.
When i make my powders i do oil up first. But i make rinses with the powders. Always a 1:1 ratio (except last wash)
I put my powders in my coffee maker and just use the juice from that to rinse. Is this just as good. Or should i be doing it your way all the way?
I already follow your ratio except i just use the water from the coffee maker and rinse with hot water.

1:1 isnt enough, you need 1:2 (or 1:3)

1 of shikakai, or brahmi, or arith, or neem or whatever
and 2 of amla, or bhringeraj, or jisbiscus etc

coffee maker is fine to mix up your blend, i just find it quikcer to stir and go, and less washing up afterwards! :yep:
 

Candy_C

New Member
Me 2 :(

CancyC:: what do you mean by not using shikakai on its own? Should it be mixed ith other powders, or should we just be oil rinsing first?

Thanks for all of the advice you've given!!:)


shikakhai needs to be mixed with other powders- NEVER ALONE


oil your hair as normal, either the night before or on the day. if on the day, use alot of oil

oil rinsing is just oil on the hair, thats massaged into the scalp, then rinsed out with water

the hair is to be rinsed with water before pouring powder mix over the head :yep:
 

Candy_C

New Member
Ladies if you do this correctly and at least twice a week (or once if you prefer) you will see mega difference. These oils rinses and powder tonics are making my hair grow over an inch per month and my regrowth is soft and oh so shiney.
 
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