2019 Coffee Clay Chebe Onion Rice Tea Ayurv Acv Avj Challenge

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  1. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit of an aromatherapy junkie; so I have fragrance oils, wax melts, diffusers etc. everywhere. LOL. Let me know if there is anything you want to sample and if it's in my stash...I'd be happy to gift you some.
     
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    I have a girlfriend in Hawaii that put me on to Kukui oil and Tamanu oil. Those two (along with monoi oil) are very popular on the Islands. My first bottle of kukui was handmade by her grandmother and it was so yummy. It was thick and felt like pure silk. Whenever we go there, I always get me a fresh handmade jar of it. Tamanu oil is rich, thick, deep green in color and is supposed to be the end all/cure all for eczema, dry scalp and stretch marks. I always use it on my scalp in the cold weather months thinned out with other oils. (It's one of the main oils in my Ayurvedic Herbal oil blend. )

    This is my first experience with Murumuru butter on my hair. I should have used it alone to test it out first, but I'm a rebel. :lachen: The entire conditioner was so good, so I'm sure the butter helped to achieve some of that awesomeness.
     
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    Thank you for the offer! Still perusing for now :)
     
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    I was way too tired last night. I made my Sukesh pack a little watery and let it marinate for ~45min (half that time w heat). My curls were poppin and felt stronger although my hair did feel a little hard after rinsing so definitely more of a protein treatment and felt a little coated so I did a quick poo.

    Currently deep conditioning under the dryer. Going to use ATON leave in and butter to slick into two braids. Plan on adding hair to do two jumbo braids for a cute but protective style for dreamville fest
     
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    @ElevatedEnergy & @water_n_oil

    Obviously I will need to invest in some Tamanu oil or butter to add to my body Shea butter blend. Thanks!
     
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    using bamboo spritz.
     
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    Used mine earlier today as well
     
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    Did a pre poo with Natures Ego”Onion oil”
    L’oreal”Clay Wash”
    Happy Being Nappy”Onion Growth Con” 1hr
    Nur Creations”Rice Water” 20min
    Herbal Essence”Honey I’m strong con to rinse out
    Stunna”Rice Milk” on scalp
    TMC Halo leave in
    Nur Creations”Marshmallow/Slippery elm balm
    Fenugreek oil to seal

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  9. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    Cantu ACV Root Rinse
    Black Coffee under my Protein DC'er
    Moringa Tea under my Moisturizing DC'er
    Rice Water as a Final Treatment (under plastic cap 20 minutes)
     
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    Using DIY Rice Water with KBN's Growth Rinse (Under Plastic Cap)
     
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    I've been spraying with rice water everyday this week and I really think Im going to continue with this because it is much much (MUCH) easier to stomach the application. The next mix I make wont have any oils though so that I can try it on my skin without fear of an angry breakout. I have half the bottle left, which means I'd be using it 2 weeks at a time, which fits perfectly into my wash day cycle. so now I wont have to remember to do this rinse for wash day.

    Things I've noticed thus far:
    1. when I apply it during the week I have to use it in conjunction with my leave in conditioner or else my hair is a touch hard and needs to be wetted again to be finagled into my daily bun
    2. I need to temper how much I apply, or at the very least allow my hair to breeze out a bit so I don't go to bed with wet hair because my scalp WILL stage a protest
    3. #2 along with applying my shea mix overnight leads to a kind of curry/herbally scent in the morning. Ive bought fragrance oil and added it (along with a bunch of others) to my shea mix to hopefully beat that ish into submission
    4. In the future I definitely would want to try to mix the FRW with fenugreek tea but that may be limited to washdays since the maple syrup/curry smell was something that made me very lax in applying.
     
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    APB Karanja Itchy Scalp Treatment tonight.
     
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    Note to self: No henna unless I follow it up with indigo. The conditioner I used on my wash day had henna and now my roots are plum-ish. I thought the other powders would tone it down but nah.

    I'm having fun in conditioner creation land. Made a Fenugreek Hydrating Mask to replace the last conditioner I made with henna.


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    Today Infusing:
    Fenugreek w/Sweet Almond Oil

    Also Infused about a month ago:
    Coffee w/Grapeseed Oil
    Chebe w/EVOO Oil
     
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    Pre-pooed with AVG. EVCO and EVOO this morning mixed in with 2 tablespoons of Baba de Caracol conditioner.
     
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    used horsetail/rosemary/nettle tea rinse.
     
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    I’d like to join the challenge. All I’m really doing right now is using chebe powder every 5 days. I plan on using it consistently for 4-6 weeks and then washing. Yesterday was my 2nd application of chebe.
     
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    :welcome4:

    Glad to have you join us.

    Please discuss your findings with Chebe and anything else, in addition you might be using.
     
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    Thanks @IDareT'sHair! I'll report on my findings the beginning of May.

    Yesterday, I just reapplied the Chebe powder to my hair. I'm using the traditional method, meaning I'm using rosewater to spray first and then a mixture of cream using Bekura Tapioca Cream with Jojoba Oil, JBCO, Blue Magic Castor Oil grease and a bit of chebe powder, alternating with the chebe powder, twisting it and then adding the rosewater to hydrate it again.
     
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    Fenugreek and AVJ tea rinse on my hair and scalp tonight. Feel really cool because of the essential oils I put in it.
     
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    Yesterday I :
    - Prepooed with aloe vera gel, JBCO and coconut oil
    - Rinse with rice water, fenugreek, CP tea and honey
    - DC with Belle Bar Chebe mixed with avocado, grapeseed oil and bhringraj powder
     
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    Infusing oil tips?

    I don’t think I can keep up with the herb packs. Too much time and energy and esp all that rinsing. Plus when I was rinsing out my deep conditioner the water was brownish definite sign I didn’t rinse all the mud in my hair and sure enough my hair was pretty hard when styling.

    Instead I’m thinking of incorporating oil rinses. I would love to use an Ayurvedic packed oil. I want to DIY one (using penetrating oils of course) but every time it was grainy I was never able to fully strain. Otherwise I will likely use simple growth mix: EVOO/EVCO + ylang ylang essential oil. Except I will still be doing henna packs because that gives my hair life lol

    What are your fav herbs to infuse and how to do you infuse them?

    What is your fav pre-made mix?
     
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    Tips for infusing oils:
    Large mason jar, put your powders in, fill it up with oils, apply low heat and infuse for 8 to 12 hours. Shake it up and leave it for 4 to 6 weeks. (My favorite way). When its time to strain, the powders will have settled to the bottom and seperate from the oil. This is good because you can just pour the seperated oil without getting that much of the powders....just stop pouring before you hit the powders.

    You can also place the powders in a coffee filter, tie the top with a rubber band to close it off and throw that in the mason jar instead.

    My favorite herbs to infuse are:
    Fenugreek
    Amla
    Bhringraj
    (Together or just 3 seperate oil blends)

    And I always use Rosemary or Geranium EO in my infused oil blends.

    I've never used a premade oil blend, so I cant help you there.

    HTH Sis!
     
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    Used my Fenugreek Shea Butter. Hair feels all kinda fluffy and soft!
     
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    Sprayed my Fenugreek?AVJ Tea Rinse on hair and scalp this morning.
     
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    @SunkissedLife

    I essentially do mine the same way as @ElevatedEnergy except I do the heated step in a dedicated slow cooker. The powders end up as a "sludge" that sinks to the bottom and thus easy pouring vs needing to strain. I portion off the oil in an applicator bottle leaving the rest and the powders to sit for a few weeks. I use grapeseed, safflower, and castor oil mixed with a herb blend and fenugreek seeds.
     
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    Did a tea rinse using fenugreek and horsetail. I loved how soft and shiny it made my hair. I'm going to aim for using this mix once a week.
     
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    Skin just all kinds of flawless!!!

    I need a teapot like you used in the video! Mind sharing where you purchased it?
     
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