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2019 Coffee Clay Chebe Onion Rice Tea Ayurv Acv Avj Challenge

Aggie

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Just made some Fenugreek oil to brew for a week on my window sill.

I also made some fenugreek rinse with AVJ and put it in the fridge to steep overnight before adding some peppermint and rosemary essential oils to it. I will start using that one tomorrow on my scalp and hair.
 

WaistLengthDreams

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Y'all reminded me of that aloe vera gel and oil moisture pre-poo, so that's how my wash day started. I also deep conditioned with fenugreek and amla powder. I slowing incorporated the boiling water and fenugreek powder making that goopy mix before adding the amla powder and more water. Then I let it marinate for a few hours and added conditioner. I really like this combo. My curls are defined and my hair has nice sheen too.
 

Aggie

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Sprayed and massaged my Fenugreek Tea Rinse on scalp and hair. The peppermint, Rosemary and Tea Tree oil in it have my scalp all wonderfully tingly. I am storing it in the fridge especially because of the AVG in it. It looks like it's enough for at least 2 weeks.

Here's is the recipe I used with a tiny change of adding about 2 ounces of my Hops, Earl Grey, and Horsetail Shavegrass herbal tea rinse I had in the fridge:

 
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Aggie

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Y'all reminded me of that aloe vera gel and oil moisture pre-poo, so that's how my wash day started. I also deep conditioned with fenugreek and amla powder. I slowing incorporated the boiling water and fenugreek powder making that goopy mix before adding the amla powder and more water. Then I let it marinate for a few hours and added conditioner. I really like this combo. My curls are defined and my hair has nice sheen too.
So @WaistLengthDreams, did you strain your fenugreek before adding your conditioning mask? Or did you add the entire mix on your hair? If the latter, did you have any problems washing out the fenugreek powder completely from your hair?
 

WaistLengthDreams

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So @WaistLengthDreams, did you strain your fenugreek before adding your conditioning mask? Or did you add the entire mix on your hair? If the latter, did you have any problems washing out the fenugreek powder completely from your hair?
No, I don't strain it. Now that you mention it, I did use to get those tiny little balls of fenugreek left in my hair. But since I've started using the fenugreek seeds that come already powdered (as opposed to crushing them or soaking the seeds then blending them), I don't get that anymore. I also use about 2 measuring teaspoons of the powder. But it rinses out as easy as a conditioner with no powders added. Here's my hair now.
 

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Lita

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Applied-
Natures Ego”Fenugreek Hair Food” on roots
Bekura Beauty-Bahari Water for moisture
Natures Ego-Chebe Hair Growth lotion length
Bekura Beauty-Apple sorghum syrup to seal

•I’m back in the city at my own place & it’s extremely cold here so I had to bring out the big dogs..

Happy Hair Growing!
 

Aggie

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No, I don't strain it. Now that you mention it, I did use to get those tiny little balls of fenugreek left in my hair. But since I've started using the fenugreek seeds that come already powdered (as opposed to crushing them or soaking the seeds then blending them), I don't get that anymore. I also use about 2 measuring teaspoons of the powder. But it rinses out as easy as a conditioner with no powders added. Here's my hair now.
Wow! :shocked: Your hair is really pretty. I love it. I have some actual fenugreek powder in my stash that I can use instead of crushing the seeds I have. I'm so glad I asked this question. I need to try this to see if it will work for me as well as it did for you.
 

Aggie

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Sprayed and massaged my Fenugreek Tea Rinse on scalp and hair. The peppermint, Rosemary and Tea Tree oil in it have my scalp all wonderfully tingly. I am storing it in the fridge especially because of the AVG in it. It looks like enough for at least 2 weeks.

Here's is the recipe I used with a tiny change of adding about 2 ounces of my Hops, Earl Grey, and Horsetail Shavegrass herbal tea rinse I had in the fridge:

I put the seeds from the rinse into a freezer lock bag and storing it in the freezer to recycle and use again in a mask most likely. This one I will have to strain after blending it of course. I will post it here once I decide to do it.
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
For my next wash day, I'll be testing out a liquid leave in to see if I can get my roller sets to dry faster during the warm weather months.

Thinking of making a big batch of herbal tea rinse. (Horsetail, Stinging Nettle, Oatstraw, Rosehips, Burdock Root, Fenugreek Seeds & Rosemary)

Seperate it by 4 ounce batches. Add in some Panthenol and some Hydrolyzed Oats. A few drops of oil...argan, shea nut oil & maybe ricebran perhaps? We shall see!
Made the Herbal Tea Leave in Spray. Ended up using:
Herbal Tea Infusion
Rose Water
Broccoli Seed Oil
Oat Oil
Marula Oil
Pro-Vitamin B5
I preserved it with a food grade preservative (Potassium Sorbate) and fragranced it with tuberose oil. It smells so goodt! I poured it in an empty rosewater spray bottle, but I have some pretty apothecary bottles coming for all my little products to live in.

Pulled out 2 Ayurvedic Herbal Tea Pops from the freezer to make a conditioner with tomorrow. I'm getting everything lined up and ready for my upcoming wash day.
 
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Aggie

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Wow, my fenugreek herbal rinse shrank my hair something fierce today - but I think it was because I added some herbal tea rinse to it. I'll leave the herbal tea out when I make it next time. My hair feels so strong too. A girl can get used to this :yep:
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
Finished making my Ayurvedic Balancing Conditioner. Very rarely do I get conditioners right on the first try but this one is banging so i wont be adjusting any measurements/ingredients.

Powders used: Henna, Bhringraj, Fenugreek, Amla, Coconut Milk, Banana, Aloe Vera, Guava Fruit & Honey. (Mixed with herbal tea).

Other ingredients:
Murumuru Butter
BTMS 50
Argan oil
Kukui Oil
Tamanu Oil
Hydrolyzed Oats
Preserved with Potassium Sorbate
Fragranced with Bonfire Bliss fragrance oil.

It's marinating now in my hair and I will rinse in the morning. I made 12 ounces and I only used 3 for my entire head, so this conditioner should last around 3 more washes. The slip is insane...I'm assuming from the fenugreek.

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imaginary

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Finished making my Ayurvedic Balancing Conditioner. Very rarely do I get conditioners right on the first try but this one is banging so i wont be adjusting any measurements/ingredients.

Powders used: Henna, Bhringraj, Fenugreek, Amla, Coconut Milk, Banana, Aloe Vera, Guava Fruit & Honey. (Mixed with herbal tea).

Other ingredients:
Murumuru Butter
BTMS 50
Argan oil
Kukui Oil
Tamanu Oil
Hydrolyzed Oats
Preserved with Potassium Sorbate
Fragranced with Bonfire Bliss fragrance oil.

It's marinating now in my hair and I will rinse in the morning. I made 12 ounces and I only used 3 for my entire head, so this conditioner should last around 3 more washes. The slip is insane...I'm assuming from the fenugreek.

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Very nice. Is BTMS hard to mix in? Like can i just add in it to a mix randomly or do I actually have to follow a protocol?
 

ElevatedEnergy

Rooted Yet Flowing
@ElevatedEnergy That FO sounds right up my alley. What does it smell like?
It smells delicious! @water_n_oil If you are familiar with Bath & Body works "Marshmallow Fireside"....it smells similar to that. A toasted, sweet, smoky, woodsy, night air-ish type scent. This is the company description:

A fragrance reminiscent of gentle, dusky breezes and bonfires, with notes of dried, wind-blown leaves, heliotrope, charred woods of pine and cedar, amber, smoky sandalwood, and musk with a background containing hints of roasted marshmallows, brown sugar, coconut and soft vanilla. This is a fascinating, complex, unique and appealing scent.

It is definitely true to its description.
 

water_n_oil

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It smells delicious! @water_n_oil If you are familiar with Bath & Body works "Marshmallow Fireside"....it smells similar to that. A toasted, sweet, smoky, woodsy, night air-ish type scent. This is the company description:

A fragrance reminiscent of gentle, dusky breezes and bonfires, with notes of dried, wind-blown leaves, heliotrope, charred woods of pine and cedar, amber, smoky sandalwood, and musk with a background containing hints of roasted marshmallows, brown sugar, coconut and soft vanilla. This is a fascinating, complex, unique and appealing scent.

It is definitely true to its description.
Unfamiliar with that BBW scent but that sounds incredible. I haven't played around with FOs yet but I think I want to try a few for shea and a conditioner recipe I have in the works.
 

SunkissedLife

basking in the sun
I have been doing scalp massages with no oil or minimal whipped shea butter almost every other day since getting my hair straightened. last night I noticed my scalp was kind of sore when I went to massage it (hopefully that means my hair is gonna be grow grow gowing!) and oil length of hair with my DIY growth herbal oil mix. omg this makes my hair soooooo soft and I always get such good. I think it's the ylang ylang EO.


back to curly wash day tonight:

Sukesh Ayurveda pack but I'm not sure if I should apply to dry dirty hair and wash after or shampoo first

deep condition with Obia Naturals

trialing of ATON leave in and butter (so buttery and melts instantly, first ingredient is shea butter and I think this may be my fav pre-made shea butter blend)


debating if I should rock a twist out or try two jumbo braids with extension hair -- I wanna be super cute for this festival this weekend lol
 

SunkissedLife

basking in the sun
Finished making my Ayurvedic Balancing Conditioner. Very rarely do I get conditioners right on the first try but this one is banging so i wont be adjusting any measurements/ingredients.

Powders used: Henna, Bhringraj, Fenugreek, Amla, Coconut Milk, Banana, Aloe Vera, Guava Fruit & Honey. (Mixed with herbal tea).

Other ingredients:
Murumuru Butter
BTMS 50
Argan oil
Kukui Oil
Tamanu Oil
Hydrolyzed Oats
Preserved with Potassium Sorbate
Fragranced with Bonfire Bliss fragrance oil.

It's marinating now in my hair and I will rinse in the morning. I made 12 ounces and I only used 3 for my entire head, so this conditioner should last around 3 more washes. The slip is insane...I'm assuming from the fenugreek.

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This sounds and looks amazing!!! Also love that you added preservatives so it’s shelf stable and will last multiple wash days.

Can you provide additional details about the benefits of the butter and oils? I haven’t heard of some of them before
 

Aggie

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This week I will be:

-Prepooing with Chicoro's Moisture Drench Prepoo - AVJ, EVCO and EVOO
-Shampoo with Afro Love Mint Eucalyptus Rosemary Shampoo

-Protein Deep Conditioning with Natur Growth Bambu Nourishing Treatment
-Moisture Deep Condition with Afro Love Raw Honey and Shea Butter Hair Treatment
-Leave-in with IN Aloe and Hibiscus

-M/S with CFCG Curl Moisturizer and Shea Butter/Blue Magic Grease
-Styling - Bunning with Wetline Xtreme Gel, MO Curling Custard.
 
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