I am starting a healthy hair growth challenge which will be ongoing for Okra. Okra can be used as a shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, setting lotion, or final rinse. I will be using it as a final rinse.
Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Niacin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Manganese, Beta Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Zinc, Copper, Calcium, Folate, Potassium, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Iron and many other nutrients. Protein and oil found in the seeds of okra is enriched with amino acids with the likes of tryptophan, cystine and other sulfur amino acids.
You can either use it as a final rinse and wash it out after 10-15 minutes, or leave it in the hair until your next shampoo. I will be leaving it in until my next wash and will be using it straight with no additives.
Cut 3-10 pieces of okra vertically. Boil the okra until frothy and slimy. Strain the mixture into a container. You can add lemon or oils if you like. Apply to hair and cover 10-15 minutes if washing out, then do your final rinse; or apply to hair and leave in until your next wash day. Let hair air dry and try not to use a blow dryer. Style as usual. It will add bounce and shine to your hair.
I used frozen okra, but if you can use fresh.
Please post a starting picture and state whether you will be rinsing it out or leaving it in. Feel free to post an update whenever you have new growth, whether it is weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. This is a no pressure thread. Feel free to lurk, but I hope you join in.
Here is my starting picture:
I will wear the same shirt when I do my update. My hair is right at armpit length now. Use "Love" as a guide.