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Botanical Hair Conditioner -Colors by Nature- in a Natural Dye

Botanical Hair Conditioner Colors by Nature in a Natural Dye –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.

A Botanical Hair Conditioner in a Natural Dye
-Is it Possible?

Have you’ve ever suffered from an allergic dermatitis reaction to chemical hair dye? Do you desire a safer and healthier way of coloring your hair? Perhaps you simply want to switch from using harsh chemical products to natural botanical products for a healthier lifestyle.

You might even wonder if an all-natural hair dye, free of all chemicals really exists. Let alone, one that contains properties that are also a botanical hair conditioner! It sounds impossible in these days of modern technology and seemingly endless array of chemical beauty products.

There is a company that has formulated their products ‘with natural, highly effective herbs for health conscious people and people sensitive to harsh chemicals found in most cosmetic formulations. According to their website, they believe that, “Nature has created a remedy contained within plants and herbs -for every health problem. Whether it’s fresh produce, dried herbs, essential oils or extracts: the key to beautiful health is using pure botanical rich ingredients derived from nature…Yesterday’s traditional herbs may hold the answers…to tomorrow’s world.”1

A Botanical Hair Conditioner in a Natural Dye
-It Exists.

Botanical Hair Conditioner Colors by Nature in a Natural Dye –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Lustrous Henna® is a 100% all-natural botanical hair dye that actually colors by nature. Lustrous Henna® has been called, a plant-based vegetable dye and it is lab certified to be free of synthetic dyes, metallic salts and other harmful chemicals such as, Para-Phenlenediamine (PPD), Para-Toluenediamine (PTD), ammonia or peroxide.

Instead of harsh chemicals, the ingredients of Lustrous Henna® are pure, highly-sifted herbal henna, indigo leaf powder and other herbal extracts and powders. The order in which the ingredients are listed on each pack varies from one shade to another: Lawsonia inermis, Indigofera tinctoria, Isatis tintoria, Coffea arabica, Rubia tinctoria, Bocopa monniera, Eclipta prostrada,Acacia concinna, Trigonella foenumgraecum.

Lustrous Henna® is semi-permanent; also works as botanical hair conditioner and helps with hair growth. Henna hair dye colors hair by coating the hair shaft. It provides thickness to hair and stick as a semi-permanent color. The next application again does the same and results in increase in strength and shine in your hair.

Review of Lustrous Henna® Benefits for Men and Women

  • Both for men and women
  • PPD free, No Ammonia, No Peroxide.
  • Blocks UV so your hair doesn’t become sun damaged
  • Strengthens your hair so it won’t get split ends
  • Makes your hair glossy and shiny
  • Will give you most natural look.
  • Pure henna mixture adheres to the hair beautifully
  • Looks more like your natural color
  • Since color fade gradually, do not create ugly white/gray lines with growth 
  • Conditions and protects your hair, instead of stripping your hair from the natural protein it needs to stay healthy and grow.
  • Pure henna mixture does not penetrate in the hair shaft to cause them to dry, and become lifeless and brittle.
  • Covers any other color as it coats the hair.
  • Colors contain herbs that have therapeutic values, will heal not hurt, as opposed to chemical-based dyes that have known to cause cancer and severe damage to vital organs as they penetrate into the skin.
  • Contains herbs that are known to prevent hair loss, herbs that are known for anti-dandruff properties and to improve overall health of your hair.
  • Allergic reaction to pure henna is extremely rare.     
  • Lustrous Henna® currently comes in 12 natural hair color shades: Red, Mahogany, Burgundy, Soft Black, Dark Brown, Auburn Dark Brown, Brown, Ash Brown, Golden Yellow, Golden Blonde, Medium Golden Blonde, Blonde.
  • The traditional henna application is no longer a tedious waiting game. The quicker application process of Lustrous Henna® hair dye is a real time saver when compared to traditional henna application method. It usually takes -only about 90 minutes- from start to finish. Lustrous Henna® natural hair dye is easy to apply: just boil, mix and apply for beautiful color. 

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 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.
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Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Facial and Wrinkle Cream Recipes

  Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Facial and Wrinkle Cream Recipes –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Easy Homemade Mayonnaise –Benefits for Skin Care

The ingredients in mayonnaise are ideal to improve skin conditions like sunburn.  As an natural exfoliate, it removes dead skin and extra-dry skin patches. Mayonnaise hydrates your skin, moisturizing from the cellular level. Simply apply the face mask recipe to beautify your skin.

Begin with:

L.J.’s Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

  • 1 whole organic egg, at room temperature
  • 1 organic egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3/4-1 c. of extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Use your food processor to blend egg, egg yolk, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and salt for around 30 seconds. With the food processor running, add the olive oil slowly, a few drops at a time until desired consistency is reached. This homemade mayonnaise will stay fresh for about 2 weeks in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.

Note: YES, you can eat this mayonnaise, even though it’s included as an ingredient in the following skin care recipes. Organic ingredients are preferred for L.J.’s Easy Homemade Mayonnaise.

Mayonnaise Face Mask for Oily Skin

Mix and whip into a paste. Apply. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off gently with warm water, followed by cool water. Gently pat dry with soft cloth or towel.

Lemon Facial Mask RECIPE for Dry Skin

  • 2 tbsp. Saba’s Face & Body Mask
  • 2 tbsp.  L.J.’s Easy Homemade Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Mix ingredients together. Wash your face. Spread on the mixture, Leave it on for 15 minutes.

Gently rinse off with warm water, followed by cool water. Pat dry with soft cloth or towel.

Cucumber Wrinkle Cream Recipe

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp.  L.J.’s Easy Homemade Mayonnaise*
  • 1 tbsp. Saba’s Face & Body Mask
  • 1/2 cup oil (wheat germ oil, extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil)

Wash the cucumber, but do not peel. Cube and blend with remaining ingredients (in blender). Apply morning and evening, and gently wipe off with cool water. Gently pat dry with soft cloth or tissues.

*Store-bought organic mayonnaise can be substituted in place of L.J.’s Easy Homemade Mayonnaise.

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
©2010-2015. L.J. O’Neal. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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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.

Saba Botanical of USA Page –LIKE Us on Facebook.

The Saba Botanical of USA page on Facebook will soon be the only page for our friends, followers and customers.

Saba Botanical of USA Page –LIKE Us on Facebook –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.
Why the change?

  1. Currently Saba Botanical of USA is the owner of two pages on Facebook. Saba Botanical of USA page and the Lustrous Henna on Facebook page. In an effort to avoid confusion, the pages will soon be merged into one.
  2. We want the benefit of engaging with one united group of friends, instead of two.
  3. This will also benefit everyone involved in engaging with us on Facebook.
  4. Easier to communicate with you about current posts, product questions and more.
  5. You have immediate access to ordering product via the Saba Botanical of USA Facebook Store.
  6. Increases the ability to better monitor upcoming contests, games and/or giveaways.
  7. You will keep up-to-date in your natural health and beauty knowledge via linked blog posts.
  8. You’ll still have immediate access to our website while viewing our Facebook page.
  9. You’ll have a fully optimized page for viewing on your mobile device(s).
  10. We’ll get a chance to know you better: your needs, interests and requests.

To ‘LIKE’ Saba Botanical of USA page on Facebook, simply click any of the highlighted links in this post or the graphic on the sidebar.

As always, Thank you for your loyal support for our Facebook page: Saba Botanical of USA

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
©2010-2015. L.J. O’Neal. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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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.

Save Hair Follicles from Damage Naturally

Save Hair Follicles from Damaging Hair Loss

Countless men and women are affected by hair loss caused by heredity, medical condition and natural factors. Unfortunately, the hair loss of many of other individuals could have been prevented -by avoiding products applied to the hair containing harsh chemicals that damage the hair follicle.  Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) and other synthetic ingredients can potentially cause major damage to hair and health.

Additionally, permanent chemical dyes can damage the hair follicle and hair shaft, since it becomes thinner and finer as we age. Therefore, it is better to avoid chemical dyes altogether and use a natural, plant-based (vegetable) hair dye to cover gray hair. Henna hair dye is the only alternative hair dye recommended by the FDA for natural hair loss prevention.

Prevent Hair Follicle Damage Naturally

What is one of the best ways to prevent hair follicle damage? Work on growing healthier and stronger hair follicles through proper diet.  A healthy hair diet1 means: a nutrient-rich balanced diet filled with lean protein; omega-3 fatty acids; zinc; vitamins A, C, B-12; iron; biotin; and calcium.  

Save Hair Follicles from Damage Naturally –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.
Top Foods for Healthy Hair Follicles

  1. Salmon: Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B-12 and iron.
  2. Dark Green Vegetables: Vitamin A and C, iron and calcium.  
  3. Beans: Protein, iron, zinc, and biotin.  
  4. Nuts: Selenium (in Brazil nuts); Walnuts: alpha-linolenic acid; Cashews, pecans, almonds: zinc.
  5. Poultry: High-quality protein, iron.  
  6. Eggs: High-quality protein, biotin, vitamin B-12.  
  7. Whole Grains: Zinc, iron, B vitamins. 
  8. Oysters: Zinc.  
  9. Low-Fat Dairy Products: Calcium, protein (in whey and casein).  
  10. Carrots: Vitamin A (promotes a healthy scalp).    

 

1Source: WebMD. Author:  Hilary Parker. Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD. 

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
©2010-2015. L.J. O’Neal. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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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.

Permanent Hair Dye –Another Unsafe Chemical You Should Know

Permanent Hair Dye –Another Unsafe Chemical You Should Know –by L.J. O’Neal, writer.How Safe is P-Toluenediamine in Permanent Hair 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.

Common Permanent Hair Dye Chemical Ingredients

“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.” (1) This permanent hair color chemical has also been called para-toluenediamine (PTD) or p-toluenediamine.

Haz-Map Report:
Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring is UNSAFE.

“Can be absorbed through skin; [ICSC] A potent skin sensitizer, with positive patch test results observed in hairdressers with dermatitis; occupational hazard in hair dressers: allergic contact dermatitis.”(2)

Scientific Committee on Consumer Products Concludes:
Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring is UNSAFE.

“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.” (3)

National Allergy Research Centre Concludes:
Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring is UNSAFE.

“Colouring of hair can cause severe allergic contact dermatitis. The most frequently reported hair dye allergens are c (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.” (4)

USA Expert Panel Opinion
Toluene-2,5-diamine in Hair Coloring is SAFE.

The conclusion of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review should not be much of a surprise. Why?

We must consider whom they work for (as mentioned on their own website): They’re a trade association, based in Washington, D.C., that represents 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) 

Simply stated:

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? 

Even expert conclusions can be confusing and at times, overwhelming. However, as consumers, it is wise to take extra precautions to be safe and protect our health against unsafe and potentially dangerous chemicals used in hair dye.

 Resources:

(1) Cosmetic Ingredient Review Council. Washington, DC. USA.

(2)Haz-Map findings on Toluene-2,5-diamine sulfate.

(3) National Allergy Research Centre, Department of Dermatology, University of Copenhagen Gentofte Hospital, Denmark

(4) Scientific 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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Hair Growth Cocktails –a Recipe for Dry Hair

Hair Growth has been a concern of many since ancient times. The following is a recipe for a drink that has been used to encourage hair growth for decades.

Hair Growth Cocktails –a Recipe for Dry Hair by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Hair Growth Cocktail –a Healthy Drink for Dry Hair
(a meal replacement protein shake)

8 oz. milk (whole, fat-free, almond or soy)
1 egg (raw)
1 tablespoon of raw wheat germ oil
2 tablespoons of raw wheat germ
A couple drops of stevia extract (natural sweetener), optional
½ cup frozen/fresh fruit slices: strawberry, raspberry, banana, etc. (optional)
3 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend for 30-60 seconds. Drink immediately. Drink daily until you see improvement in hair condition; then drink twice a week (or continue daily use). You should experience healthier, rejuvenated follicles.

Hair growth masks are also beneficial to the hair -when they contain ancient ingredients known for promoting healthy hair. They are applied externally as a paste; then rinsed out, when satisfied.


Hair Growth Cocktails –a Recipe for Dry Hair by L.J. O’Neal, writer.Hair Cocktail –a Mask for Dry Hair 

Applied Externally

1st step:

Give yourself an oil treatment using pure coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil or whatever else suits your fancy. Gently massage oil into hair. Cover with plastic wrap or cap. Leave on for 15 minutes or up to an hour or longer. Do NOT rinse out.

2nd step:

2 tbsp. Lustrous Henna Shampoo Powder
1 tbsp. Saba Botanical Senna Leaves Powder
1 tbsp. Saba Botanical Shikakai Powder
¼ c. Imbue Natural Conditioner
Water (enough to make a paste)

Mix and apply above ingredients to hair immediately following oil treatment. Replace plastic cap. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Wash out thoroughly.  Dry hair naturally (best).

Hair will feel more supple, bouncier, baby soft and radiant. Note: if you have curls, they will noticeably loosen, so choose a different hair mask if you want to keep your curls the way they are.

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 Author: L.J. O’Neal, writer and researcher. (L.J. is also a Lustrous Henna®  user.)
©2010-2015. L.J. O’Neal. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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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.