Kalpi Tone Application Tutorial
I purchase the Hesh NaturOriché Kalpi Tone from one of the local Indo-Pak grocery stores here in the Atlanta, GA area. I did a previous post here on my experience with using Kalpi Tone to cleanse my hair. I believe I buy it for about $2.99 per box. I use the following to mix the powder into a semi-thin paste:
Aloe Vera Juice
1 Box of Kalpi Tone Powder
Spatula or Wooden Spoon
The night before, I mix all of the ingredients in a glass bowl until I have a smooth thin paste. I start by adding a little Hibiscus Tea to the powder until I have a thick paste. I then use the Aloe Vera Juice to thin the paste out. I add a little at a time and stir to make sure it doesn’t get too thin. I add the Olive Oil last to help give the paste a little slip and make it a little easier to apply to my hair. *Note: Be careful when dumping the powder into the bowl. Because it is fine, the dust may billow up and into your nose causing a violent sneezing fit. I learned this on the first try.
The directions on the box say to use an iron bowl, but I don’t have one, so I use glass. I figure it is better than using plastic…although I am using a plastic spatula. Hey, I tried.
I am trying something new, in deep conditioning on DRY hair BEFORE I wash. I read a post on CurlyNikki about the benefits of doing so when using a hair steamer. Apparently, since your hair is wet and full of water, your hair has almost reached it’s maximum absorption by the time I add my conditioner and sit under the steamer. The steamer helps raise the cuticles so that the hair can absorb more of the moisture and conditioner. If it’s already almost maxed out with what it can absorb, then it’s not going to absorb much of the conditioner and reap the benefits from it. By sitting under the steamer with conditioner on dry hair, the cuticles will raise and absorb and reap more of the benefits. So, before applying my paste the next morning, I deep conditioned first on dry hair under my steamer for 20 minutes.
Afterwards, I rinsed out the conditioner and applied the paste to my wet hair (I blotted it a little first). I wore gloves because the paste stains my fingernails. I applied the paste by smoothing it into my hair a little bit at a time.
After application, I donned a plastic cap and did housework for an hour. I then hopped into the shower and used a cheapie conditioner to help rinse the paste out.
I really like using the Kalpi Tone powder, for a review on the powder and my experience, click here.