Originally Posted by Koala Kim
Hopefully, Flaxen will be around to answer your questions. I know she uses lotus powder & yogurt.
Originally Posted by myrrh78
How often are you using it?
Whenever I'm in the mood, LOL. OK, you wanted a serious answer.
There are two ways of using LPP. One is as a thick paste like henna, and it would be fun to do that once a month, but I never seem to get around to doing that. If I ever had any kind of schedule(not likely
) every three months would be my plan.
The other way to use it is as a rinse, infusing about 1 - 1 1/2 Tablespoons in a cup of water and pouring it over the hair once a week or even after every wash, if you wanted to.
| How much do you use or how far does 70 grams go? (I have no concept of grams in regards to powder-only for saffron threads ) |
When my packet came, I smushed it into a measuring cup, and it seemed to be about 1/2 cup, more or less.
| What is the texture like? |
If you know what henna is like, it's like that. If not, imagine a fine powder like...hmmm...powder? Or like a finely ground kitchen spice?
| How is it going on your hair? |
Made with water, it's like putting a mudpie on your head. Yes, it is fun, actually! As a rinse, it's like pouring tea over your head.
| And what is the deal with using yogurt? |
Yogurt is my way of making it more economical. Used a paste, I could easily
shoot up a whole packet(or two!) every time, and that could get expensive. Since I'm trying to move away from commercial products, and since yogurt is used in India to mix with henna, I decided to use it instead of a big glob of conditioner. I chose non-fat because it has more protein per unit of volume and because I didn't want the fat to mislead me when evaluating how well it conditioned. Hair can actually be cleaned with yogurt, and my hair and scalp really seem to like it.
Oh, and what I've done so far is to mix 2 Tablespoons in a 6oz. container of Dannon non-fat yogurt and leave it on for an hour. I'd like to try 4T. sometime and see if there's a difference.
One last thing. A favorite recipe over at EverydayHenna is 2T. LPP, 2T. cholesterol conditioner, and 2T. carrier oil, but that is way too much oil for my hair. I thought I'd mention it, though.
HTH, and if you have any other questions, be sure to ask.