Here are some simple recipes for mixing your natural hair products. Please visit www.forums.longhaircommunity.com and www.longhaircareforum.com as you will find a wealth of information, along with techniques and various recipes. You can even ask questions on their forum!
Please remember when using any new hair product it is always recommended that you do hair strand tests first!
We also encourage you to add orange blossom water, rose water or essential oils to your pastes and mud, to leave your hair smelling great!
Important: Please keep in mind that everyone has their own unique hair texture. Herbal treatments can be drying for some, and it is recommended that you add hair oil to your recipe, or deep condition your hair afterwards. We recommend that everyone keep an open mind when using henna and natural herbs on their hair, and use the recipe that works best for you!
Shikakai, also known as acacia concinna
Mixing shikakai for promoting hair growth and deep cleansing:
-For best results, add at least 1 tbsp of shikakai powder to 25 grams of your henna or cassia powder mixture. OR
-Mix powder (desired quantity) with warm to hot water. Let it cool.
-Apply shikakai paste or mixed herbal blended paste, by sections starting from the back and moving forward.
-Wrap your hair and allow to sit for 1-6 hours.
-Rinse or wash paste out.
How to store your powder: fridge or cool dark place.
How to store your shikakai and paste: freezer