Himani Navratna oil – Review

I have started using Himani Navratna oil for the past 3 weeks to keep myself cool in the summer. But its been the HG oil for Mr.H 🙂 and he has been using for more than 2 years.  This review is based on my experience as well as his experience . Lets see how well it fared

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Himani Navratna Hair Oil is multifunctional hair oil which is made with only herbal ingredients which help with hair loss, rapidly increases hair growth, helps dandruff and soothes your mind, also helps with insomnia. This is also a great massage oil and works for muscle aches and sprains! Himani has a medicinal menthol smell and you can feel those menthol-minty ingredients working as you use it(it tingles!)
The Ingredients present in the product are all extracts from natural herbs. It does not have any chemical or biochemical substance that is harmful to human body.

  • Keeps the head cool.
  • Relieves headache.
  • Helpful in sound sleep.
  • An effective memory aid.
  • Tones up body muscles.
  • Removes tiredness.
  • Useful in minor burns and cuts.
  • A cool invigorating body massage oil.
  • Prevents premature hair fall.

Navratna gives relief from – Sleeplessness, Headache, Body ache, Tension, Hair related problems. It also has medicinal benefits.

Ingredients:

Each 100ml contains extracts of:

Lata Kasturi, Kakoli, Brahmi 0.1g each, Sailaja, Kapoor Kachari, Gandhamatra, Gatella 0.2g each, Kunch, Muramansi 0.25g each, Gulab Phool, Benamul, Mustha, Kesut 0.05g each, Amla 1.0g, Karpur 0.5g, Pudina Ka Phool 1.84g, Pudina Ka Tel 0.46g, Surasar 0.5ml.
The Ingredients present in the product are all extracts from natural herbs. It does not have any chemical or biochemical substance that is harmful to human body. It also has medicinal benefits.

Price :

Rs.108 for 200 ml

images (1)My experience:

I love this oil and its true to its claim of reducing stress and relieves tension providing instant coolness to your head. I also noticed that it helps me to reduce my body heat as well . Its bit sticky , but i don’t mind.I usually apply it on my hair and wash off after an hour. Once I tried to keep it overnight and notices extra hair fall 😦  Post that experience I try to wash it of soon. I’m not sure of its claim in promoting hair growth and preventing dandruff, since I have been using for 3 weeks alone and I don’t have dandruff.

Overall I’m happy with this purchase and I’ll continue buying this since its holy grail oil for the boy 🙂

Pros

  1. True to its claims – It gives an instant cooling sensation
  2. Relieves stress and you can feel the instant relaxation
  3. Affordable and decently priced
  4. Makes hair smooth after hair wash
  5. Easily gets out of your head with normal shampooing
  6. It’s not thick and not super sticky

Cons:

  1. Although the bottle seems sturdy and leak proof, able to see oil seepage.
  2. Not a travel friendly bottle
  3. Will cause hair loss, if kept in the hair for more than an hour. I suppose it’s because of menthol
  4. Strong camphor smell

Rating: 4.5 /5

Will I recommend to others:

Yes  ! Yes !

Will I buy again :

Yes! Definitely

 

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Biotique Walnut bark body lifting shampoo – Review

After having good experience with Biotique watercress conditioner, I bought Biotique walnut bark shampoo from my local supermarket. Actually the body lifting claim caught my eye 🙂 and I have ended up buying this .I have been using this for a month , now in my 2nd bottle. Let’s see whether it holds  the claim

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Product Description :

This rich, body-building formula is a blend of pure walnut bark, musk root, amla, soap nut and black malya flowers, to thoroughly cleanse, and revive hair for a fuller, thicker, lifted look.

Price :

Rs. 159 for 210 ml

Ingredients:

Akhrot chal (Jugens regia), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Ritha(Sapindus mukorossi), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Himalayan water Q.S.

Walnut Bark is derived from a black furrowed tree that exudes a dark brown honey with smoothing and strengthening properties. Ideal as a scrubbing agent to purify, smooth and brighten skin texture and tone.

How to use :

Apply liberally to wet hair and work lather through strands, from scalp to ends. Rinse well with water.

Shelf life:

3 years

My hair type:

Dry hair with dry scalp

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My experience:

The shampoo comes in usual Biotique type sturdy bottle and its safe for travelling as well, if you don’t mind it for being bulky. The shampoo claims to be herbal , but I dint get any herbal smell . It effectively removed oil from hair and don’t need to use much shampoo to clean my hair.It lather well and can be washed off with ease. It does not leave any residue behind and cleans the scalp of oil and dirt. Scalp feels fresh and squeaky clean. Hair definitely gets a slightly lifted look. It doesn’t necessarily add much shine, but hair feels slightly soft and smooth.

You can’t skip conditioner especially if you have dry hair like me. Overall its value for money and a decent buy. I don’t feel bad or great with this buy. It’s a usual shampoo on its segment

Pros:

  1. Its herbal product( as it claims)
  2. From a trusted brand
  3. Easily available online as well in market
  4. lathers well and gives squeaky clean
  5. Not tested on animals
  6. Sturdy packaging
  7. Decently priced

Cons:

  1. Contains SLS
  2. Doesn’t add visible bounce and volume
  3. People with dry hair should use deep conditioner

Rating: 3.5 /5

Will I recommend to others:

Yes , Why not, it’s a decent buy

Will I purchase again:

May be ! there are other products available in market.

Hair oil to prevent hair loss

Everybody suffers hair fall once or many times in their life. On constant search to find a miracle hair treatment or hair oil, you don’t have to spend lot of money. Here is the way to prepare natural homemade hair oil that reduces hair fall and helps in achieving strong and healthy hair. The star that helps in hair fall reduction is GARLIC .

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Garlic benefits:

  1. Garlic is excellent for hair growth.
  2. It helps in decreasing hair fall, boosts regeneration of new hair follicles
  3. It removes harmful toxins from scalp, enhances hair texture, and reinforces the hair roots.
  4. The allicin in garlic helps in increasing blood circulation in the scalp which in turn reduces hair fall and helps in stimulating hair growth.
  5. Garlic also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help in treating dandruff and itchy scalp.
  6. The sulphur present in garlic reduces the severity of dandruff and prevents it from coming back.

Ingredients needed:

  1. Castor oil
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Sesame oil
  4. Garlic cloves
  5. Curry leaves

How to prepare

Mix the oils in equal proportion. Add curry leaves and garlic cloves with skin (slightly crushed). Warm the oil . Don’t overheat it. Leave it for an hour so that the garlic gets infused

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Apply this and massage hair. Leave for for half an hour or overnight. Shampoo and condition as usual.Use this once in a week. Make sure you make fresh batch every time rather than storing this. Have patience, it definitely will help on regular usage within 2 months.

Garlic has pungent smell,if you are not fine with that reduce the garlic cloves amount and keep the oil open for an hour before applying it.

Good luck !

DIY: Shine like a diamond !

Does your hair lack  shine ? and you are always in search of hair care products and spending money. Well this tip will put an end to all of that and you can get shiny and moisturised hair 🙂

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Ingredients needed:

  1. Organic Apple cider vinegar
  2. Water

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Preparation:

Mix apple cider vinegar to 2 parts of water. Adjust this as per your hair length,

How to :

Once you have shampoo and conditioned your hair. Use this mixture as last rinse. Don’t wash of with excess water. Dry and style as usual.

Your hair will impart a natural shine and apple cider vinegar helps to retain the moisture. 🙂

Good Luck!

Henna paste for luscious hair

I started using henna a month ago and I have applied henna paste twice in a month. It has helped to improve my hair texture, enhanced the color of my hair. Now my hair is blackish brown color. Henna also helped to achieve shine and smooth texture. As as added advantage, it helped to cool down my body. Those who have sinus or might get cold soon, please wash the henna paste within 30 minutes of application. If you are okay to keep it for a long time, keep it minimum an hour to 3 hours . Shampoo and condition as usual .

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Ingredients you need

  1. Henna powder (store-bought . I have used Banjaras natural henna)
  2. Whole egg (Use egg white , if you can’t tolerate the smell)
  3. Curd or Yogurt
  4. Lime juice
  5. Ground coffee powder
  6. Coconut oil or olive oil

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How to prepare :

Take a bowl ,add all the ingredients except oil and mix it. Add water for your desired consistency.Keep it overnight in fridge. Next day add coconut or olive oil.Coat all the strands of your hair with this mixture. Leave it on your hair as your wish. Wash this off thoroughly . Shampoo and condition as usual.

  • Curd and oil helps to prevent dryness
  • Coffee powder helps to achieve rich brown color suitable for indian hair color types.

Once you leave the paste overnight, the next day it would have developed a black color rather than the beautiful green color of henna. That’s the indication that you prepared the perfect paste. Enjoy your new hair color and reap the benefits 🙂

Good Luck !

 

Biotique watercress conditioner Review

I was looking for a natural/herbal conditioner without parabens and this guy caught my eye. I was quite happy with Boutique walnut bark body building shampoo (review coming soon), so why not give a try to a conditioner in the same brand. I picked this up fingers crossed and it’s been one of my favorites. I have been using this for past 2 months. I’m on my 3rd bottle right now J. You can buy this product from their site

20140308_160916Product description:

This nourishing formula is blended with pure watercress and extracts of pineapple, tomato, carrot, aloe vera, cucumber and lemon, to silken and strengthen hair for healthy-looking body and shine. Keeps color and perm in place. Protects hair against environmental dryness and damage.

How to apply:

Apply liberally to wet, cleansed hair and massage in gently. Leave on for one minute. Rinse well with water.

Key Ingredients:

  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • Anannas (Anannas cosmosus),
  • Gajar (Daucus carota)
  • Ghrit Kumari (Aloevera barbadensis)
  • Kheera (Cucumis sativus)
  • Bizora Nimbu (Citrus medica)
  • Pudina (Mentha arvensis)
  • Jav (Hordeum vulgare)
  • Bihidana (Pyrus cydonia)
  • Tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum)
  • Ankurit gehun (Triticum vulgare (Germinate)
  • Himalayan water Q.S.

Price:

159 for 120 ml

My hair type:

Dry hair with dry scalp

20140308_161008 My experience:

The conditioner is green unlike other conditioners available in market. It’s gel consistency similar to any aloe Vera gel. I don’t have colored or permed hair, so I can’t comment on effectiveness over there. I quite liked this conditioner. It improved the texture of my hair and added shine. It washes off easily with less water. It dint weigh my hair down, controls frizz to an extent and retains moisture to hair. It’s a good conditioner for everyday use and free from silicone or parabens. Overall I’m happy with this buy J

Pros:

  1. Sturdy packaging
  2. Travel friendly
  3. Budget buy
  4. Hydrates hair
  5. Controls frizz to an extent
  6. Gel type conditioner and doesn’t leave residue
  7. Natural ingredients

Cons:

  1. Herbal smell
  2. Same old boring packing
  3. Might put you off if you expect extra moisture

Do I purchase it again?

Yes Yes J I’m on my 3rd bottle now.

Do I recommend to others?

Yes. Why not. It’s a not a dud

Rating: 4/ 5

Good luck!

Tip:How to make your hair behave for special occasion

Does your hair fail to co operate with you on the time you really need ? 😦 . Well with this tip you have gorgeous hair and flaunt it with less effort

Tip:

  • Shampoo and condition your hair the day before.
  • Next day apply conditioner and wash off.
  • Apply hair serum and style as usual .

This helps in locking the moisture, reduce frizz and tangle , less maintenance . What are you waiting for !! Go try this 🙂

Good luck !!

Hair mask to treat premature greying hair

Premature graying of hair is a normal occurrence in people these days. It is characterized by fading out of hair, with the color draining from it. The condition can affect anyone, causing a young person to look older than he/she actually is.Diet also plays an important role in premature graying of the hair. Especially the deficiency of Vitamin B, copper, iron and iodine causes premature graying.

Our hair follicles contain a pigment called melanin. When the body stops producing the pigments hair start becoming colorless, turning white. It is the combination of black and white hair, which gives the look of gray color to a person’s hair.  However, the dullness of the hair can be removed easily, regaining the shine and radiance, by regular use of this homemade hair mask treatment.

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Ingredients needed:

  1. Curd – 1 cup
  2. Curry leaves – 10-15 sprigs
  3. Fenugreek seeds – 1 tea-spoon (soaked for 2 hours)
  4. Henna leaves –  handful
How to prepare :

Grind fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and henna leaves to a fine paste. Mix it with curd . Additionally you can add Brahmi powder and dried amla powder(its optional)

How to apply:

Apply this mask in pre washed hair, preferably on the second day after wash. Cover scalp and strands of your hair with the paste. Leave it for an hour up to 3 hours. Shampoo and condition as usual

Apply this hair mask at least once in  a week. With regular usage , this mask helps in reducing grey hair and impact radiance and shine. People without grey hair also can try this to get  hair blacker

Found this funny pic on google 😛

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Good Luck !

 

 

Home made hair oil for healthy hair

Today’s post is based on what I have been using from my childhood and what every girl dreams 🙂 It’s an easy homemade hair oil which helps in conditioning hair and provides shine , healthy texture . It also helps in preventing hair fall with regular use. It’s very easy to make and can be prepared with a handful of ingredients that available at your home.

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Ingredients needed:

  1. Coconut oil – 1 cup
  2. Sesame oil or gingelly oil – 1/2 cup
  3. Castor oil – 1/4 cup
  4. Curry leaves – 15 sprigs
  5. Neem leaves -2 sprigs
  6. Fenugreek seeds – 2 teaspoon

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How to prepare :

In an iron kadai or any vessel at your house, pour the oil mixture and let it warm. Once its warmed up add curry leaves , neem leaves and fenugreek seeds. Let it boil and wait till the fenugreek seeds are golden brown and leaves are fried up in crispy texture. Leave the oil overnight to cool down. Strain the mixture in the morning and store it in container .Use this oil as overnight treatment or apply in hair for 1 hour . Shampoo and condition as usual

Note: Prepare this oil in batches rather than in 1 shot.This oil will remain good for 2-3 weeks .

Good Luck !

 

Tip: Beautiful heat less waves

Are you in hurry at morning and want super cute effortless hairstyle, then soft waves are your choice. Just braid your hair like old school plait and sleep with it. If you want tight curls,plait your hair tightly . If you want soft waves, do a loose plait.

Old-School-PlaitNext day brush your hair slightly , apply hair serum to have smooth look. If you want to hold for a day , Use hair spray.

Viola , you are ready to rock 🙂

Good Luck !