Bringaraj Powder and Hair benefits

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Hey Naturalistas,

The first time I saw Bringaraj Powder (BP) was at Olori. This was a couple of months ago when I was searching for a good leave-in conditioner. I saw lots of powder and wondered which one to go for. So, I did a little research online and…boom – BP! BP was the one I thought would meet my hair needs, so I placed an order (along with perm rods – which I am yet to use, anyway). You can read more about Bringaraj Powder (BP) here.

I was a bit skeptical to use it while I was on ‘my ultimate Castor Oil Challenge’. The reason is that I wanted to find out (without the use of castor oil) if BP is working for me or not. But after I read that BP has conditioning benefits, I thought it would be worth the try. Here is what it looks like…

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 For now, I prefer to use this powder for my hair ONLY and this is how I use it:

  1. Mix BP with water to make a paste,
  2. Section hair into parts and then apply paste to my scalp.
  3. Gently massage (I usually do this while protein/deep conditioning)
  4. Cover hair with a shower cap and leave on for at least one hour
  5. Wash out using Dudu-Osun soap and warm water.

I’ve used this for 3 months now and I know my hair has grown. I don’t have any pre- or post- pictures to share but I will share pictures at my nappiversary which is around the corner…

So Naturalistas, has anyone been using this product and do you have testimonies to share?

Best,

Bebe.

My first Oil Rinsing!

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I had my oil rinse on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in preparation for ‘my Ultimate Castor Oil Challenge’ which begins on Tuesday, April 01, 2014.

How I did my oil rinse:
1. I washed my hair thoroughly with water and Dudu-Osun soap
2. Rinsed
3. Covered my hair with Castor Oil (Lavender Jamaican Black Castor Oil), and massaged for about a minute
4. Applied conditioner (Aloe-Jojoba Conditioning Rinse) over the oil , then detangled
5. Waited for about 30 minutes (or more – I think)
6. Rinsed
7. Applied leave-in conditioner (Shea Butter Miracle Leave-In Conditioner) and shea-butter (original form), and left to air-dry

I decided to twist my hair the following day so that it would be easy for me to apply Castor oil to the roots of my hair during the challenge. While twisting my hair, I noticed that my hair had retained moisture, which is what I’ve always wanted. I plan to do this once a month after the challenge!

These are the pictures of the products I used:

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Thanks for sharing the tips Zu!