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The Clever At-Home Remedy For Glossier Hair

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Khamriah is a bespoke blend of naturally-sourced ingredients—including musk, rose water, and saffron—that’s stored in the refrigerator for a month before it can be used. The fragrant DIY hair treatment has quickly gained traction among Arab women in the region for its fragrance and hair-boosting properties. “Natural hair remedies have been used for centuries, and believe me, they work,” says celebrity hairstylist and style director of the Daniel Galvin Salon in London, Asgar Saboo. “They can do wonders for restoring your hair back to health.”

The infusion of ingredients creates a woodsy, powerful scent that lingers in your blowout for days after you’ve applied it, rivaling premium hair perfumes. The natural hair fragrance also has strengthening, smoothing, and softening benefits, making it a powerhouse product to add to your haircare regime.

Here, the hairstylist delivers a 101 on how to mix your own khamriah potion for instant results: “Mix rose water, musk, saffron, and oud (agarwood) together in a small bowl and store for a month to release the oils.” To apply, Saboo suggests to “gently massage your concoction into the lengths of your hair and leave overnight. Wash your hair the next day and you will immediately feel the difference.” Repeat once a week for healthier, well-nourished hair.

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