BIOTIQUE BIO MUSK ROOT FRESH GROWTH NOURISHING HAIR MASK REVIEW

Hi There!

How are you guys doing? We all love hair masks, isn’t it? And when it is a herbal mask with no harmful ingredients, I can not resist giving it a try. Did you guys hear of the ‘Bio Musk Root Fresh Growth Nourishing Treatment Pack’ from Biotique Botanicals? I absolutely love it and guess what, I am going to review it for you guys today!!

I used to be a big fan of Biotique when I was in India and somehow, stopped using their products after coming to US. Blame it on the lack of availability here in USA(I wish I knew it before that amazon sells them!!)  and also my thirst to try out other new products. Few months back, when I went to India, I got a few Biotique products and this hair mask is one among them.

biotique hair mask

The first thing that made me fall in love with this product is the ingredient list. Just an awesome combo of pure herbs and Himalayan water. Last year, we have been to Kashmir and OMG, the Himalayan water is very pure and fresh! Locals told us that the water coming from the Himalayas, flows over the medicinal herbs on these mountains on its way and therefore, has a ton of nutrients. See below picture for the ingredient list and what  each of these herbs does to your hair.

biotique hair mask ingredients

I can not really comment on the ‘intensive hair growth’ claim of this mask, but I can definitely say, this mask has improved the quality and health of my hair. Whenever I use this mask, I notice a visible difference in the texture and there is an added shine to my hair. This mask brings in a nice bounce to the hair and makes my hair smooth every time I use it. It is a great mask for all hair types, especially for people with dry and damaged hair.

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This 230 grams mask comes in a tub and can be easily scooped out. It has a herbal smell to it and some people may not like this smell, but for me, being a herb lover, I love it. The consistency is quite thick and you will not be able to apply it directly on to your hair. You need to mix it with yogurt or egg. I usually mix it with both for added benefits. I apply the mask all over my hair concentrating on the scalp, leave it for 30 minutes and then I am off to shower.

Tip: Whenever you are using such herbal masks, make sure you concentrate on your scalp because it is where hair growth starts. The root needs to be stronger and healthy to get a beautiful mane. 

Just like Henna, this mask makes a mess  while washing your hair. Just remember to clean your bathtub and walls with water immediately after washing your hair and you should be all set. The mask has tiny granules in it and you will find some of these granules left behind in your hair even after shampooing. Try to remove as much as you can in the shower and the remaining granules should be gone when you are combing your hair.

Tip: Don’t use too much shampoo to remove the product from your hair. Instead, use lukewarm water to wash off the product and then, finish it off with a shampoo. Over Shampooing will kill the benefits of this mask.

Actually, these things did not bother me much because these are the common issues you find with most herbal masks and I say, the mess is totally worth it.  The one little concern I have is the quantity. The tub looks like a decent size but when you open it, you realize it is not filled completely with the product(only 3/4th filled). I use 2 tablespoons of this paste each time and this will last for about 4-5 uses for my hair, which is a little above the belly button. But again, I think it is decently priced, considering the quality. I got it for Rs. 250/- (around $5) from India and to my joy, I recently found that Biotique products are sold on amazon.com too!! (doing a happy dance now). And now, I don’t have to ask my mom to ship them from India. Yes, I have to spend a couple of extra dollars when compared to the price I pay in India, but when you include the shipping costs from India, it will cost me the same. You can buy it here .

Will I repurchase this mask?Definitely, Yes!!

That’s about it guys!! Try it and let me know your feedback in the comments. Also, do share this post with your friends and family, because you know, sharing is caring!! See you all in my next post, till then, stay beautiful 🙂

 

HOW TO PREPARE HENNA FOR YOUR HAIR –BEGINNERS GUIDE

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO HENNA -- LEARN HOW TO COLOR AND CONDITION YOUR HAIR WITH HENNA

Hey beautiful!!

Since you landed on this page, I believe you are looking for coloring and conditioning your hair naturally. Well, welcome to the henna lovers community!!

Henna serves the purpose of coloring and conditioning at the same time. How awesome is that?? Today, I am gonna share with you the basic henna recipe for beginners, which is very easy to make.

Things you need are:

  1. Henna Powder
  2. Lemon juice
  3. Coffee powder
  4. Yogurt
  5. Egg
  6. Iron bowl.

All the ingredients are very easy to acquire. You can find henna in any Indian grocery store for a very cheap price!!

henna for beginners

Henna Powder:

Choose a good quality henna powder. Don’t believe the misconception that the greener the henna, the better. If you don’t have any herbal hair care powders with you, choose the henna that already comes with a mix of herbs. This way, you can reap the benefits of the herbs too!! I love the henna from Godrej Nupur Natural, and many of my friends use it too. It is one of the best quality hennas out there and we all love it. It contains 9 natural herbs – Brahmi, Shikakai, Aloe Vera, Methi, Bhringraj, Amla, Neem, Hibiscus, and Jatamansi. These herbs are great for promoting hair growth, treating dandruff, hair fall and make your hair healthy. I love to add my homemade herbs to henna, but when i am out of them, or on busy days, this is my go-to product.

Lemon juice:

Lemon juice is great for clarifying the scalp, impart shine and is a great dandruff fighter. Add Lemon juice or something sour like apple cider vinegar if you feel that lemon is too harsh for your hair. Adding something acidic can promote the dye release.

 Coffee Powder:

Caffeine in the coffee powder is great for hair loss. It promotes hair growth and adds dimension and shine to the hair. You can even boil the powder in the water and add the liquid, if you don’t want to feel the bits of coffee powder in your hair later. However, it easily comes out when you brush your hair. Coffee also gives a brownish tint to your hair.

Yogurt:

Yogurt is a great moisturizing agent and it leaves your hair baby soft. So this is a must-have ingredient in your henna recipe!!

Egg:

Egg is a great protein and your hair needs protein externally too!! If you are not a fan of egg, you can skip it. But it is always good to add a dash of protein in your weekly henna regimen!! If you are not comfortable with the smell of egg, then skip the yolk part and just add the egg white. But if you tolerate the smell, I recommend adding yolk also, for people with dry hair. But remember to wash it off properly with a mild herbal shampoo. You can also finish off  with an apple cider vinegar rinse to cut off the egg smell.

Vitamin E:

Vitamin E makes your hair shiny and supplies hydration. Break a capsule and add the contents to the henna mixture.

 Iron Bowl:

Finally, the main thing you need for henna preparation — the iron bowl!! Though it is not compulsory that you have to use an iron bowl, you find greater benefits on using it. Iron helps in oxidizing and imparts deep, rich color to your hair. Don’t have an iron bowl handy?? No worries, just grab some random iron pieces lying around the house like nails and throw them in your henna mix. It does the job!!

That’s it!! Your henna mix is ready. It is always suggested to let your henna sit for at least 6-8 hours before using it on your hair. This will help in dye release. Also, apply henna on a clean, washed hair. This will help in the nutrients getting absorbed better. After applying henna, wash it off with plain water and don’t do anything to your hair for 3 days. If you did not mix egg yolk, then your hair will not have any funky smell and you are safe to skip the shampoo. A mild herbal smell may remain, which I am absolutely okay with.  However, if you are not a fan, wash your hair with a mild herbal shampoo the next day or before you step outside the house.

Hope you guys found this beginner’s guide helpful and stay tuned to my blog, as I will be posting more advanced henna recipes. Have a beautiful hair, ladies!!

CO-WASHING HAIR BENEFITS – LEARN HOW TO CO-WASH

Hey guys!! Wanna learn what co-wash exactly is?? Well, it is a fun technique and a life savior for curly and wavy heads out there. Read on, baby!!

Co-Washing and its benefits for your hair-- Learn how to Cowash

Co-washing is washing your hair with conditioner instead of the regular shampoo. It is simply the short form of Conditioner Washing. This technique doesn’t strip your hair of natural oils but removes excess oil and dirt. It lengthens the period between your shampooing sessions. Shampooing  very frequently makes your strands dry and all the natural oils produced by your scalp are sucked out by the evil shampoos, leaving your hair prone to damage and frizz. On the other hand, prolonging your shampoo sessions may make your roots oily by the middle of the week or so, depending on your hair type. Your hair may become dirty due to the pollution and dirt(Okay, only my dear fellow Indians can understand this problem), or your scalp becomes sweaty if you workout and I bet none of us want to walk out of the door with sweaty-smelling hair, do we?? Like this, there might be a zillion other reasons that make you want to shampoo very often, but, my dear dry hair ladies, I hear you!! Yes, I understand your struggle because I am one among you. We are left in a confusion whether to shampoo our hair very often or limit the shampooing sessions to once/twice a week.  Co-wash is an awesome bridge to fill in the gap and provides a solution to this dilemma.  Co-wash between your regular shampoo sessions  makes your hair bouncy and clean without stripping it.  Keep on reading!