Thursday, March 8, 2012

Now, this is interesting: "How to Use Okra as Hair Conditioning"

Hi Beauties!

I came across this article on TypeF.com. The title immediately caught my eye: "How to use okra as hair conditioning.

Hmmm--interesting. Check it out, beauties!

The article reads, "If you have wavy, curly, coarse, dry or distressed hair, consider creating an all-natural conditioner from fresh or frozen okra. Boiling pieces of okra transforms the plant into a thin, watery mucilage that you work through your hair as a moisturizer and treatment. It won't give you the crunchy curls that alcohol-based gels deliver, but it also does not dry out your scalp, and produces soft, bouncy waves or curls."

Here's what you do:
1.Slice three or four okra pods horizontally.
2.Place the okra in 5 ounces of distilled water and boil in a saucepan.
3.Monitor your okra. It should start to break down and look slimy. Once your mixture hits a gooey texture like a loose gel, turn off the heat.
4.Mask that unmistakable okra scent by adding a couple of drops of essential mint or lavender oil. If you don't like using fragrances, a squirt or two of lemon or a drizzle of honey should brighten up your okra's bouquet.
5.Cool your concoction for a few minutes. Strain it through a flour sack towel or a tea strainer. If your okra is very watery, some pieces might slip through.
6.Pour the mixture into a clean glass jar that has a tight-fitting lid.
7.Shampoo your hair as you normally do. Squeeze out excess water and work the okra gel through your hair from roots to ends. Massage your scalp with the okra as well.
8.Rinse the okra thoroughly from your hair. Squeeze out water from your hair and style as usual. Let your hair air-dry to minimize frizz and damage.

What do you think beauties? Is this too far fetched? Would you try this?! 
 
If you would try this okra regimen, click here to read more tips and best practices when doing this at home!

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9 comments:

  1. I wouldn't put it past me lol
    Im always itching to try something new, but i seriously never even heard of this wow! :)

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  2. never heard of this one but what the heck don't think it will hurt and I got some ochro in the fridge and I am in need of a wash....

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  3. Hello There Asili Glam:

    Thanks a mil for the info. I have been using Okra for 1 straight month and have seen my hair get much thicker and longer in that period of time!!! My question is, can I use Okra every day or do you recommend using it every other week, please let me know what you think.

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  4. lol..this is interesting am surely gonna try this...

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  5. I just tried it today finally. My hair is softer. Too early to see if growth and strength willfollow but I'm definitely will not give up that easy.

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  6. It does work but I prepare the gel without boiling and use it as a leave-in, after which I seal with shea butter. My natural 4c hair stays very soft and tangle-free. I also use the gel for a flexi-rod set. Works well too

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  7. I did this last night! I made a banana and shea butter deep conditioner. Blend: !1 -2 very ripe banana/s, 1 tbs EVO, 1 tbs of mayo, 2 tbs of honey, 1 tbs of shea butter, and a touch of water. My mix came out like liquid so I didn't have to strain. If you see chucks then strain the mixture. I boiled my okra and let it cool. I washed out the dc with conditioner and applied the okra. I didn't rinse it out,instead I used it as a leave-in. I sealed with a butter and used my flaxseed gel for a braid out. I undid one braid to see the results. My hair is so soft and has a silky feel. My ends are just wonderful. I know that this may not work for everyone but at least try and see. I've spent so much money on dc's and leave-ins, I kid you not this really works. I hope this helps someone :-)

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  8. I did this last night! I made a banana and shea butter deep conditioner. Blend: !1 -2 very ripe banana/s, 1 tbs EVO, 1 tbs of mayo, 2 tbs of honey, 1 tbs of shea butter, and a touch of water. My mix came out like liquid so I didn't have to strain. If you see chucks then strain the mixture. I boiled my okra and let it cool. I washed out the dc with conditioner and applied the okra. I didn't rinse it out,instead I used it as a leave-in. I sealed with a butter and used my flaxseed gel for a braid out. I undid one braid to see the results. My hair is so soft and has a silky feel. My ends are just wonderful. I know that this may not work for everyone but at least try and see. I've spent so much money on dc's and leave-ins, I kid you not this really works. I hope this helps someone :-)

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