I was in Asda a few months ago*, a large British Supermarket which is tailored towards the clinically insane when I spotted these rather cool looking products.
*yeah…slight blog backlog
Thing is, Supermarket stock changes from store to store depending on the area its in. In this case, I was in an area with a large Asian* community so I noticed a whole host of interesting food and also a beauty section with things like natural coconut oils, face masks and these powders.
*in the UK ‘Asian’ tends to refer to Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi etc. whereas in the US I know it tends to mean Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Thai etc.
All my Asian friends have straight, thick, strong, glorious hair.
The Amla powder is made from Indian Gooseberry – apparently it works well as a hair mask, increasing thickness and slowing down hair loss. It can also be used on the face as it has natural astringent properties.
The Multani Powder is actually….fullers earth! This is a natural mud which is a deep cleanser – remember the kitty litter masks people kept doing on You Tube? This is the same thing. Fullers Earth is sometimes used as a cheaper Cat Litter as its absorbent.
Buying it in this packet is far more appealing that applying it from a big bag that says ‘Fussy Puss’ on it. Unless you are a fussy puss….
With these powders you can just mix them with water and apply to the skin and hair. I only paid about 99p for these so its a bit of a beauty bargain!
So far I have tried the Amla Powder (fullers earth is oil absorbing – my skin is completely flaky and dry at the moment so I am not even attempting it). and its wonderful! Its green, paste like and made my hair shiny.
The Amla Powder is good for scalp conditions, which is great for me.
As you can see, the ingredients are pretty natural – no messing:
The Multani Powder is also just Fullers Earth and no additives. I personally find these mud masks quite strong so try a small patch first.
I am pretty sure you can buy these at most Indian Supermarkets and also online for cheap.
Do you know of any other way to prepare these masks?
Would you try these products?