MOMSMONEY.ID – Lerak is a plant that produces lerak seeds which is known as a traditional washing ingredient. Lerak seeds have many benefits for everyday life.
Launching from Wikipedia, lerak seeds contain saponins and alkaloids. The content of saponins produces foam and functions as a washing agent.
Lerak seeds can also be used as a cleaner for various kitchen utensils, daily clothes, batik cloth, floors, and even bathing and cleaning pets.
Launching from indonesianbeautyheritage.com, lerak can be used as a natural hair mask. In addition, lerak can also be used to wash hair and overcome various hair problems such as frizzy hair, lice and dull hair.
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The lerak hair mask was adapted from the beauty tradition of the local people of Tulungagung, East Java. The lerak hair mask has several benefits, namely making hair shiny, removing head lice and smoothing frizzy hair to make it easier to manage.
- 3 tbsp lerak powder
- 2 tbsp yogurt or fresh milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
How to make a lerak hair mask:
- Mix all the ingredients above to form a paste consistency (not runny but not thick either).
- Apply evenly on the skin of the hair to the ends of the hair.
- Leave for 30 minutes or until dry.
- Follow up with shampooing using a natural shampoo.
- Do it once every 2 weeks to keep the hair smooth.
That’s how to make a typical lerak hair mask in Tulungagung, East Java. If you are interested in this traditional hair treatment, you can make this lerak hair mask yourself at home, moms.
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