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20-21 Coffee Tea Acv Ayur Onion Rice Chebe Challenge

Lita

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Neges”Ayurvedic Essence Thickness/Growth pre
Neges”Thickness Growth oil”

**I used both of these on this past wash day.

Happy Hair Growing!
 

imaginary

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Made up a new hair tea with hibiscus and neem. Not crazy about the red colour and I hope it won't show up too much in my hair, but I've always liked including hibiscus in my loose regimen, so I may continue with it for this month.

ETA: And some lemon essential oil.

The hibiscus has clogged my spray bottle (I guess I didn't strain it as well as I thought), so I haven't been applying it as frequently. Once I switch over to a spout bottle it should be fine
 
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snoop

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Wash: Soapwort root shampoo
Tea rinse : Honey + leftover herbs from an oil infusion + glycerine
L (floral blend), C, O (whipped tallow with DIY ayurvedic oil)
 

imaginary

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I made a zizyphus tea with a few onion skins to use as my hair spritz. I thought I strained it well but I can feel some irritation on my scalp (so alien after so many months without). So I may hold on on using this spritz or only apply it to the ends of my hair. Watching it carefully though because my locs feel soft and supple and Im not sure if that's a good thing or not for sisterlocks. Either way, my hair will be staying in these flat twists for the week until I can get a change to wash my scalp on the weekend.
 

snoop

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I made a zizyphus tea with a few onion skins to use as my hair spritz. I thought I strained it well but I can feel some irritation on my scalp (so alien after so many months without). So I may hold on on using this spritz or only apply it to the ends of my hair. Watching it carefully though because my locs feel soft and supple and Im not sure if that's a good thing or not for sisterlocks. Either way, my hair will be staying in these flat twists for the week until I can get a change to wash my scalp on the weekend.

Do you strain with a coffee filter?
 

Chaosbutterfly

Transition Over
Hey ladies,
I wanted to start using Ayurvedic herbs in my regimen, but wanted to get some feedback on my plan from the resident experts lol.

So far, I know that I want to do a moisturizing mist and a growth oil.

For my moisturizing mist, I'm planning to do:
50% Oyin Juices and Berries
50% Ayurvedic tea (Fenugreek, Brahmi, Amla, Bhringraj, Hibiscus)

I try to spray my hair every day, and would alternate the Ayurvedic spray with my normal hydrating braid spray.
I also seal my hair with chebe butter a couple of times a week, so I would continue with that as usual.

And for my oil, the plan is to infuse coconut oil with:
Shikakai
Neem
Amla
Brahmi
And combine that my current scalp oil, which is a blend of castor oil, sunflower oil, and a bit of tea tree oil.

I rub down my scalp with oil a couple of times a week, so that would stay the same.

Let me know your thoughts or if there's anything you would tweak.
My goals are mainly increasing thickness, optimizing hair growth, and strengthening my hair. But not too strong lol.
 

Chaosbutterfly

Transition Over
@Chaosbutterfly
Your Plan sounds solid. Love your blend for your Moisturizing Mist.:love:

So do you mean that you will use J&B 50% of the time and your DIY 50% of the time?

The Oil sounds stinky. :giggle: ....:look: Neem in the Summa' time. I would do a couple versions.

I'll have @snoop @Ltown @NowIAmNappy @imaginary @Lita @Aggie @mzteaze @TamaraShaniece @GGsKin give this a look see. :lol:

Thanks! :kiss:

I meant that I would make my moisturizing spray with half J&B and half DIY.
I can be...overzealous...with new things :look: so my hope is that diluting the DIY with something more moisturizing with help protect me from myself. :lol:

And stinky?!



It better not be stinky. :lol:
The good people of YouTube said that it's not stinky if you infuse it at home!

I tried to use store bought neem oil many years ago when I was still relaxed and I could not do it, I was literally gagging.
It's the worst hair thing I've ever smelled. Even worse than rice bran oil. :sad:
But I bought all powders this time so I can infuse everything myself and hopefully avoid the smell.
I'll try it and report back.
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
Hey ladies,
I wanted to start using Ayurvedic herbs in my regimen, but wanted to get some feedback on my plan from the resident experts lol.

So far, I know that I want to do a moisturizing mist and a growth oil.

For my moisturizing mist, I'm planning to do:
50% Oyin Juices and Berries
50% Ayurvedic tea (Fenugreek, Brahmi, Amla, Bhringraj, Hibiscus)

I try to spray my hair every day, and would alternate the Ayurvedic spray with my normal hydrating braid spray.
I also seal my hair with chebe butter a couple of times a week, so I would continue with that as usual.

And for my oil, the plan is to infuse coconut oil with:
Shikakai
Neem
Amla
Brahmi
And combine that my current scalp oil, which is a blend of castor oil, sunflower oil, and a bit of tea tree oil.

I rub down my scalp with oil a couple of times a week, so that would stay the same.

Let me know your thoughts or if there's anything you would tweak.
My goals are mainly increasing thickness, optimizing hair growth, and strengthening my hair. But not too strong lol.


The blends look good. The only bit of advice that I have is for the tea, try to use the cut herbs instead of the powders. I've tried adding powders to my teas and even with preservative my teas would still grow mould in a couple of days (unrefrigerated).

I'm also a fan of caldula for scalp health. It might be a good addition to your oil.
 

Chaosbutterfly

Transition Over
The blends look good. The only bit of advice that I have is for the tea, try to use the cut herbs instead of the powders. I've tried adding powders to my teas and even with preservative my teas would still grow mould in a couple of days (unrefrigerated).

I'm also a fan of caldula for scalp health. It might be a good addition to your oil.

Thanks the the tips!
That's scary.
Is that even with straining the finished product to remove the powder?
And which preservatives did you use?

I'll look into the calendula! I saw it mentioned a few times. :yep:
 

imaginary

Well-Known Member
Hey ladies,
I wanted to start using Ayurvedic herbs in my regimen, but wanted to get some feedback on my plan from the resident experts lol.

So far, I know that I want to do a moisturizing mist and a growth oil.

For my moisturizing mist, I'm planning to do:
50% Oyin Juices and Berries
50% Ayurvedic tea (Fenugreek, Brahmi, Amla, Bhringraj, Hibiscus)

I try to spray my hair every day, and would alternate the Ayurvedic spray with my normal hydrating braid spray.
I also seal my hair with chebe butter a couple of times a week, so I would continue with that as usual.

And for my oil, the plan is to infuse coconut oil with:
Shikakai
Neem
Amla
Brahmi
And combine that my current scalp oil, which is a blend of castor oil, sunflower oil, and a bit of tea tree oil.

I rub down my scalp with oil a couple of times a week, so that would stay the same.

Let me know your thoughts or if there's anything you would tweak.
My goals are mainly increasing thickness, optimizing hair growth, and strengthening my hair. But not too strong lol.

This sounds wonderful! Fenugreek will definitely be there for you for the moisture. Hibiscus too. I'd alternate the oil mix with another oil other than coconut oil. So if your hair starts feeling too overloaded, you can give it something still nutritious but not as strengthening. Plain castor oil is great (black too, but Im not a fan of the smell and it always gave me the itchies). You can also infused the castor oil with some fenugreek for extra moisture.

Zisyphus is also a great herb if you ever want to try it. I used to use it in place of henna when I was natural and it's been keeping my locs soft (maybe too soft) recently.

Also if you're messing with neem... Using the leaves for tea (or for your mix) is a good alternative. The oil is untameable (haven't tried infusing the powder but still). UNTAMEABLE.
 

snoop

Well-Known Member
Thanks the the tips!
That's scary.
Is that even with straining the finished product to remove the powder?
And which preservatives did you use?

I'll look into the calendula! I saw it mentioned a few times. :yep:


Yup. For some reason it's hard to strain the herbs out. I use a coffee filter and it doesn't work. The preservative that I use is Liquid Germall Plus. With cut herbs the tea stays translucent. Also in my tea, I use fenugreek leaves not the seeds. I didn't want to chance the fenugreek getting slimy (releasing muscilage) if I get lazy and steep it overnight.


You all got me scared with the neem oil. I just bought a snack bottle to try which I haven't opened yet. I've heard good things about neem. I guess I'll have to find the dried herb.
 
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