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DIY Hair Masks for Special Occasions …or Even Everyday!

DIY Hair Masks for Special Occasions

A special occasion doesn’t mean you need to spend lots of cash to look fabulous. Need a hair treatment that will bring the radiance back to your locks? Want to turn a few heads when you make an entrance? Well, believe it or not, a visit to your kitchen and bath will give you some of the best hair treatment and deep-conditioning hair masks that you’ll ever experience.

DIY Hair Masks for Special Occasions …or Even Everyday! –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.The protein in the hair masks will strengthen hair follicles. The vitamins, minerals and fatty acids also help stop hair loss and add suppleness and luster to your hair. Try these hair masks and the added bonus: you don’t have to leave home have amazing hair!

Honey Bunch Protein Hair Mask for All Hair Types

Just add the following to your favorite conditioner. (I know that it’s Imbue™ Natural Conditioner*.)

2-3 tablespoons of honey, 1-2 whole eggs, 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, almond oil or your favorite oil. Mix with enough conditioner to make a thick pudding-like mask (not runny). If you desire it to be even thicker, then add a couple tablespoons of yogurt and mix well.

Cover your head with shower cap; then cover with a towel to keep the heat in. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Final part of rinse: use cold water for about a minute to close follicles.  

Hair Mask to Moisturize Dry Hair

Make a paste by mixing:

2 egg yolks, 1 tsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. almond oil, 2 tsp. brandy, 2 tbsp. each of AmlaReetha and Shikakai powder. Enough water to make paste

Gently part hair and massage mixture on the scalp, first, then throughout hair. Cover your head with shower cap; then cover with a towel to keep the heat in. Leave on for 30 minutes. Shampoo with Imbue™ Natural Shampoo. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Final part of rinse: use cold water for about a minute to close follicles. Repeat it for 2-3 times a week, when needed.

Oily-Honey Hair Mask for Extra-Dry, Damaged Hair

Mix a teaspoon of each: olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and 1 tablespoon of honey. Massage and smooth gently into the scalp. Do NOT comb hair with honey in it, USE YOUR HANDS to smooth.

Cover your head with shower cap; then cover with a towel to keep the heat in. Leave on for  20 minutes. Shampoo with Imbue™ Natural Shampoo or Lustrous Henna® Shampoo Powder. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Final part of rinse: use cold water for about a minute to close follicles.  Repeat this 3-4 times a week. This treatment will strengthen hair follicle, reconstruct, moisturize, soften hair and remove frizz.

*About Imbue™ Natural Conditioner 
This natural herbal conditioner plant contains extracts as Bhringraj, Aloe Vera, Wheat germ oil, Almond oil, and more ancient botanicals. It helps revitalize and nourish your hair and scalp. It contains no harsh chemicals; no artificial colors. 

 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Compound Henna is Hazardous to Your Hair –a Safety Reminder.

Compound Henna is Hazardous to Your Hair –a Safety Reminder –by L.J.O’Neal, writer.Warning: Compound Henna is NOT All-Natural Henna

Exactly what’s in that box of henna hair dye mix? You may be surprise to learn that this ‘compound henna’ hair dye is not 100% all-natural henna.

In fact, most ‘compound henna’ hair dye are usually a dangerous compound of inferior quality henna, that contains lower dye content and is mixed with harmful additives and synthetic dyes that can cause severe allergic reaction. The package may contain PPD (para-phenylenediamine), ammonia or peroxide. However, even if it doesn’t, this type of hair dye may other hazardous chemicals, such as harsh metallic salts, alcohol and synthetic dyes. Sadly, the low-quality henna is mixed with synthetic dyes and ‘who knows what else’. This scary mixture is commonly referred to as, ‘Compound Henna’ hair dye.

The product is normally packaged with an image of a beautiful woman with long, radiant hair on the cover. The average consumer is tempted to buy this product based on the image. Should we?

Where’s the Ingredient Label?

Compound Henna is Hazardous to Your Hair –a Safety Reminder –by L.J.O’Neal, writer.Maybe we decide to look beyond the image and try and find the ingredient label. We might be surprised that this so-called ‘all-natural’ henna hair dye doesn’t appear to have an ingredient label! Who really knows what is mixed in with this inferior henna??  Don’t buy it.

Perhaps, you’re now wondering, “How can such products sold without an ingredient label?” It does seem mysterious. However, the answer is that in the countries where the henna is grown, they might not be required to list the ingredients on the label. Once exported, the U.S. importer is not required to re-label the product.

Additionally, the FDA* states, “Because the FPLA does not apply to cosmetic samples and products used exclusively by professionals–for example, for application at a salon, or a booth at a fair or boardwalk–the requirement for an ingredient declaration does not apply to these products.”

That is why purchasing ‘mysterious’ henna mixed with unknown additives and synthetic dyes can be a costly and potentially dangerous experience**, even when bought at a “professional” beauty supply store.

What to Do? What to Do?

Actually, there are two very safe options when considering what kind of henna hair dye to buy that will protect your precious mane –especially if you want to cover previously chemically-dyed hair:

  • Use BODY ART QUALITY HENNA to color your hair. For instructions on the traditional method of application or slightly quicker baked application method, just click the links (in this sentence).  
  • For any PRE-MIXED HENNA HAIR COLOR: Know the source and reputation of the company selling the product. Make sure ALL ingredients are 100% all natural and that the henna is top-quality, pure henna. Check out current customer reviews.


An Important Note about Lustrous Henna® Hair Dye

Compound Henna is Hazardous to Your Hair –a Safety Reminder –by L.J.O’Neal, writer.Lustrous Henna® Hair Color is NOT ‘Compound Henna’.
Lustrous Henna® is Color by Nature.

Lustrous Henna® Hair Color is:

  • Premixed from the finest herbal ingredients.
  • Lab-certified to be free of synthetic dyes and additives. 
  • It does NOT contain metallic salts or added mineral salts. 
  • To achieve the various shades of color, pure henna is mixed with other totally natural botanical extracts. 
  • Lustrous Henna® is 100% all natural hair dye: This is also the reason it remains in natural powder form. Safety in natural hair care is a top priority.
  • Lustrous Henna® is pure henna, highly sifted and the 100% all natural botanical ingredients are listed on every package, on the company blog and website.


Resources:  *FDA.gov Cosmetics: Product Ingredient Safety Information-ucm108569: Henna/Mehndi.

**Contact Dermatitis. Volume 55, Issue 1, pages 26–29, July 2006.Quantification of para-phenylenediamine and heavy metals in henna dye. Ik-Joon Kang, Mu-Hyoung Lee.

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Mung Beans –A Natural Aid to Thick Hair

Mung Beans –A Natural Aid to Thick Hair –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Mung Beans Helps Your Scalp
–from the Inside

Mung beans contain, copper, which is a very important mineral for a healthy scalp and thick hair. Body and hair cells depend on good nutrients, like the rich protein and vitamin B1 found in mung bean, as well as calcium and phosphorus for strong bones. The mung bean also contains anti-oxidants and vitamin E.  As a beauty treatment, it’s been used to smooth skin, stop acne and blackheads, body slimming and to fertilize hair.

In fact, traditionally throughout Asia, pregnant mothers have consumed mung bean because it is believed to ensure that the baby will have thick hair!

When you eat mung beans, you help your scalp and reap the benefits of radiant, long and thick hair.

Mung Beans Helps Your Scalp
–Externally

Did you know that mung beans also been used as a shampoo treatment to stop hair loss and to improve the thickness of hair? Did you know that every package of Lustrous Henna® Shampoo Powder contains mung beans, as well as a number of ancient ingredients, that promote a healthy scalp and thick hair?

No need to hunt and search very far for this ancient hair thickener. Just visit Saba Botanical of USA for Lustrous Henna® Shampoo Powder. With regular use, you’ll be please with the remarkable results of these ancient natural wonders.

Lustrous Henna® Shampoo Powder

Mung Beans –A Natural Aid to Thick Hair –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.
Contains Mung Beans (Phaseolus Aureus)
and Other Nutritious Ingredients for Your Hair

A sulfate-free and preservative-free herbal shampoo, Contains herbs that are known for the following benefits: Natural hair conditioning; Hair softening; Fight against dandruff; Help fix hair split ends; Prevents hair loss; Helps cure scalp problems. Ingredients: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Phaseolus Aureus (Mung Bean), Sapindas Trifoliatus, Andro Pogon Muricatus, Accacia Concinna, Azaduacha Indica, Acalypha Hispida, Santanum Album, Lawsonia Inermis. 

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Save Your Hair from Loss –Naturally

  Save Your Hair from Loss –Naturally, by L.J. O’Neal, writer.“Save Your Hair” Claims that Can Lead to Disaster

There are innumerable amounts of hair products that claim to save your hair, damaged from other products that have claim to save your hair. You then move on to yet another product that again claims to: save your hair.

Even though countless men and women are affected by hair loss caused by heredity, medical condition and natural factors, the hair loss of many of other individuals could have been prevented.  How? By avoiding products applied to the hair containing harsh chemicals cause major damage to hair and health.

Let’s break the disheartening cycle!
Let’s do it naturally.

Why We Worry about Hair Loss as We Age

Naturally as people age, the inclination is to use measures to retain a youthful look.  Melanin is the pigment that gives the hair color. Since they lose melanin with age, many will use stronger permanent hair dye full of caustic chemicals. The final hair color is produce when the hair dye interacts with the melanin. Gray hair is usually harder to dye by this measure because of the dramatically lowered melanin level.  Additionally, permanent chemical hair dye can damage the hair shaft, since it becomes thinner and finer as we age.

Prevent Hair Loss Naturally

Dermatologists have recommended the use of all natural pure henna for hair to prevent potential scalp allergy and hair loss caused by the overuse of chemical hair dye. Pure henna coats the hair and doesn’t penetrate the hair shaft. The addition of other natural plant-based ingredients produces an all-natural hair dye in various natural hair color shadessuch as: golden, red, mahogany, brown, dark brown and soft black.

Save Your Hair from Loss –Naturally, by L.J. O’Neal, writer.There is one all-natural henna hair dye that combines the best of ancient ingredients that not only help prevent hair loss; it actually conditions your hair. It’s called, Lustrous Henna®.

  • Lustrous Henna® is a vegetable-based hair dye that comes only in powder form in a sealed bag. 
  • Lustrous Henna® is a deposit only hair dye that is translucent; it allows the normal color variations of the hair to shine through, adding a natural radiant luster. 
  • Lustrous Henna® currently comes in a variety of natural hair color shades that can also be mixed to create other desired shades. Due to properties inherent in Mother Nature, Lustrous Henna® cannot lighten your hair color. The hair shade you choose will depend on the hair color (natural or dyed) you have.
  • Lustrous Henna® hair color is a safe, healthy alternative to harsh chemical hair dye.
 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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 *Even though our herbal ingredients have been used in natural medicine for centuries, we must add the following disclaimer: The herbs, formulas, and recipes contained within this web site are not to be considered substitutes for proper medical and health care. As with any other medicine, if you are sick, you should consult a physician to find out if the herbal preparations listed here are right for you. Saba Botanical does not make any medical claims nor warranties regarding the use of the products listed on this site. No matter how natural a product is, it may have a potential of causing side effects and allergic reaction on certain individuals. You should consult your physician before taking any medication.

Homemade Hair Growth Packs –Have You Tried Them?

Homemade Hair Growth Packs –Have You Tried Them? –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.The following hair growth pack is commonly used to moisturize hair and aid in clearing up problem dandruff and other scalp conditions; even lice and fungus.

Lemony Egg and Yogurt Hair Growth Pack

Mix one cup of yogurt with one egg and the juice of one lemon into a workable paste.

Apply paste to the entire length of hair from roots to the tips. Wrap hair with plastic wrap (like Saran wrap); then cover with a plastic cap. Leave pack on for 45 minutes; then rinse with cool water.  Next, shampoo your hair with a natural shampoo like, Lustrous Henna Shampoo powder or Imbue Natural Shampoo and Imbue Natural Conditioner.

Due to the drying properties of the following pack: Before applying, massage your hair with extra-virgin olive oil (EEVO), coconut oil, almond oil or other hair-friendly oil.
Homemade Hair Growth Packs –Have You Tried Them? –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Henna and Yogurt Hair Growth Pack

In a bowl, mix ¼ cup of yogurt with enough Pure Henna Powder to make a workable paste (consistency of pudding). Add a tablespoon of pure lemon juice, if desired for added shine.

Mix all ingredients well and apply to the entire length of hair from roots to the tips. Wrap hair with plastic wrap (like Saran wrap); then cover with a plastic cap. Leave pack on for 30 minutes; then rinse with cool water.

The following day, shampoo your hair with a natural shampoo like, Lustrous Henna Shampoo powder or Imbue Natural Shampoo and Imbue Natural Conditioner.

If you have a problem with extremely dry and damaged hair, then this banana hair pack will help repair your hair.
Baby Banana Hair Growth Pack

I-2 baby jar(s) banana OR 1 banana

1 teaspoon of almond oil

Mash a banana really well (until very smooth) or just use a couple of jars of baby food bananas. Add the almond oil to the banana and mix well.

Apply banana mixture to the entire length of hair from roots to the tips. Wrap hair with plastic wrap (like Saran wrap); then cover with a plastic cap. Leave pack on for 30 minutes; then rinse with cool water.  Next, shampoo your hair with a natural shampoo like, Lustrous Henna Shampoo powder or Imbue Natural Shampoo and Imbue Natural Conditioner.

 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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Allergic Contact Dermatitis Pain from Chemical Hair Dye and PPD?

Allergic Contact Dermatitis Pain from Chemical Hair Dye and PPD? –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Sharing Your Pain: Allergic Contact Dermatitis

It’s painful to read of the physical and emotional scarring and distress caused by allergic contact dermatitis from hair dye chemicals such as, PPD (para-phenylenediamine), especially if you’ve suffered the same sad consequences. Yet, it still helps to share and learn of a solution to this dangerous substance and the potential adverse reaction it can cause to the user –even after years of use with no apparent problems.

According to many dermatologists, there are many cases of men and women who suffered from allergic reaction to permanent chemical dyes, PPD (para-phenylenediamine). Some have been dying their hair for many years; then suddenly they’re faced with a severe allergic reaction to chemical hair dye. They yearn for an alternative solution. I’ve included a few comments to give you an idea of what the sufferer feels.*

Allergic Contact Dermatitis Sufferer Comments

“Dyed my moustache hair using permanent hair dye. I’ve had a very bad reaction around my mouth, which has left me looking like a swollen duck. Corticosteroid cream I think only made it worse. I am now just using Flamazine to treat any infection. The area is extremely swollen and burns and itches like hell. Does anyone know if this will be permanent? My concern is that its not just a skin reaction which usually clears up, but an actual chemical burn which of course may never clear up.” –Danny.

“I have been dying my hair for many years, and suddenly I have developed an allergic reaction, along my hairline and behind my ears, it was pretty serious, I am on medication, but I desperately need to dye my hair, is there anything I can use, I was told to use non-permanent hair dye, Do you think it will be alright to use?”

-Veronica.

“I’m 47years old & have been highlighting my hair for years. The last 5 years I’ve been coloring my whole head. I started having an allergic reaction 6 months ago with itchy swollen eyes every day. I have been blaming it on hormone changes due to the start of menopause. But on Sunday, I had the worst reaction to date. Not only did my eyes swell, but also my whole face blew up and my neck as well. I had severe itching and weeping behind my ears and started to feel tingling in my left hand. I had prednisone prescribed and it helped by the night. I can’t believe that no one has developed a color without that horrific chemical ppd. I know I cannot color my hair again; I truly fear after this reaction. I hate the thought of going gray, but my life is more important than that.” –Monica.

Allergic Contact Dermatitis Pain from Chemical Hair Dye and PPD? –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.The Natural Hair Dye Answer

In addition to giving you an understanding of just how real chemical dye allergy is I want share news of a proven, safe and natural alternative.There is a 100% natural and proven hair treatment that will color your hair in beautiful, radiant shades. Lustrous Henna® has been used happily by many former sufferers of chemical hair dye and PPD allergy, including its creator: Syed Abbas and yours truly: L.J. O’Neal.

Read more about Lustrous Henna®. It is a plant-based herbal hair color dye and is PPD-free, peroxide-free and ammonia-free.  Learn about Lustrous Henna® ingredients

*Source on file. Spelling and grammar errors have been corrected. Commenters’ names are on file, but have been changed in this article.

 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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How Safe is P-Toluenediamine in Permanent Hair Color Dye?

How Safe is P-Toluenediamine in Permanent Hair Color Dye? –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Is P-Toluenediamine in Permanent Hair Color Dye?

“Toluene-2,5-Diamine and Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate are used as ingredients in the formulation of permanent hair dyes, colors and tints. Toluene-3,4-Diamine may also be used in hair dye products.” 1This permanent hair color chemical has also been called para-toluenediamine (PTD) or p-toluenediamine. So is it safe when used in permanent hair color dye?

It depends on whose hair color research (or lack of it) you choose to rely on. Natural hair color safety should be paramount in your choice of hair coloring dye.

After extensive scientific research, the European Commission (Health and Consumer Safety) concluded that the use of toluene-2,5-diamine cannot be considered safe for hair coloring or hair shaft . The National Allergy Research Centre in Denmark concluded that hair color dye users need more protection and a ‘preventative strategy’ to reduce cases of severe allergic contact dermatitis.

UNSAFE: Determination by Scientific Committee on Consumer Products Conclusion on Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring

“The SCCP is of the opinion that the use of toluene-2,5-diamine cannot be considered safe based on the available data. This conclusion may be re-evaluated if human toxicokinetic data were to become available in which dosages used more closely approximate the intended use of the substance.

· Toluene-2,5-diamine is an extremely potent skin sensitizer.

· Clarification must be given on the myocyte degeneration in the dose range finding study of the 90 day study.

· Toluene-2,5-diamine sulfate itself has no mutagenic potential in vivo.

However, studies on genotoxicity/mutagenicity in finished hair dye formulations should be undertaken following the relevant SCCNFP/SCCP opinions and in accordance with its Notes of Guidance.” 2

UNSAFE: Determination by National Allergy Research Centre Abstract on Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring

“Colouring of hair can cause severe allergic contact dermatitis. The most frequently reported hair dye allergens are p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and toluene-2,5-diamine, which are included in, respectively, the patch test standard series and the hairdressers series. The aim of the present study was to identify dye precursors and couplers in hair dyeing products causing clinical hair dye dermatitis and to compare the data with the contents of these compounds in a randomly selected set of similar products… Hair dye allergy may cause severe clinical reactions, and the current regulation is insufficient in protection of the users. A preventive strategy is needed.” 3

SAFE: Determination by USA Expert Panel Opinion on Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring

On the opposite side of the dilemma is the conclusion on use of these permanent hair color ingredients by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. They state that Toluene-2,5-Diamine and Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate are safe for use as permanent hair color dye ingredients:

“The safety of Toluene-2,5-Diamine, Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate and Toluene-3,4-Diamine has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that Toluene-2,5-Diamine and Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate were safe for use as hair dye ingredients . The CIR Expert Panel concluded that the data were insufficient to assess the safety of Toluene-3,4-Diamine as a hair dye ingredient .1

How Safe is P-Toluenediamine in Permanent Hair Color Dye? –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Who is the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel?

Before deciding to continue using chemical hair color dyes, let’s learn more about the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel and who they work for- from their own website:

“Cosmeticsinfo.org is an information Web site that includes factual, scientific information on ingredients most commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products in the United States. The Personal Care Products Council (the Council) and its member companies sponsor this Web site to provide consumers with easily accessible comprehensive safety information on cosmetics and personal care products and to help consumers make informed purchases.”1

Cosmeticinfo.org –website sponsor of Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)

Based in Washington, D.C., the Council is the trade association representing the cosmetic toiletry and fragrance industry in the United States and globally. Founded in 1894, the Council has a membership of more than 600 companies including manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the United States.”1 (Italics ours)

This council actually represents the manufacturers who actively promote the use of chemicals like para-toluenediamine (PTD) or p-toluenediamine in their hair color products! Therefore, even though the Council provides extremely valuable information on other topics, how can this expert conclusion on this particular issue be deemed as totally accurate? 

Reported ‘facts’ can be confusing and at times, overwhelming. As consumers, it is wise to take extra precautions to be safe and protect our hair color.
Only you can decide whom you will listen to.

 Source: 1Cosmetic Ingredient Review Council. Washington, DC. USA. 2National Allergy Research Centre, Department of Dermatology, University of Copenhagen Gentofte Hospital, Denmark. 3Scientific Committee on Consumer Products

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
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