So many people have no idea how incredible Indian Okra is for skin and hair. Rich in Vitamin A (hello retinol!), Okra is a staple dish in most Asian households when boiled, it releases a natural jelly which can be used as a face or hair mask. Applying okra jelly to your hair gives it instant shine and softness whilst also helping to strengthen it. Okra is rich in vitamins A, C, and K and has calcium, potassium, and lots of other nutrients that are great for hair growth, moisturising a dry scalp, and getting rid of dandruff.
To make an Okra Jelly Mask simply combine the below ingredients:
Lavender or Rose essential oil (optional)
Step 1: Grab 5-7 few pieces of okra, rinse in cold water and slice each one horizontally.
Step 2: Pour about six to eight ounces of water into a pot and toss in the okra.
Step 3: Bring the water to a boil and let it simmer on low heat. You'll begin to notice the mixture getting to a gooey/sticky gel texture. Once it's reached that consistency, turn off the heat.
Step 4: This is optional but add a few drops of essential oil for added benefits and scent.
Step 5: Let your mixture cool for a few minutes. Once it's cooled down, strain it.
Step 6: Apply to your scalp and the lengths of your hair and leave in for 30 minutes. Shampoo your hair as you normally do. Really squeeze out all the excess water from your hair. You can also use this on damp hair whilst in the shower as a gel mask. Massage it into your scalp, leave on for 3-5 mins and rinse as usual.
Enjoy super soft, bouncier hair and don't forget to share this easy Ayurvedic recipe with your BFFs.
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