2019 Coffee Clay Chebe Onion Rice Tea Ayurv Acv Avj Challenge

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  1. SunkissedLife

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    I looked into it when I made my original purchase but I already have a couple great deep conditioners. What I really need is medium-strong strengthening protein treatment. Because my hair is fine it craves regular protein. I was using mielle organic Babassu mint to alternate but it’s soooo light and my hair devours that little jar.

    I am going to try the strengthening masks to match the deep conditioners I already love then branch out to try something more Ayurvedic like natures ego or bask and bloom or something. I always really interested in Green Beauty real protein treatment but I’m trying to move away from mixing my own stuff in the summer because I get super busy. Will likely try out her treatment in the fall.
     
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  3. IDareT'sHair

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    Will use fresh Ginger Root and also CANTU ACV Rinse and maybe a Tea?
     
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    Used Curls and Potions Chebe and Mint Rice Water Potion on scalp and APB Rice Water Spray on Wednesday
     
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    Today:
    CANTU ACV Root Rinse
    Green Tea Treatment (NurCreations) - Under Dryer
    Fresh Ginger Root Rinse
     
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    Making my Mother-In-Love a scalp spritz. All kinds of yummy herbs:

    Rosemary, Passion Flowers, Rosehips, Horsetail, Fenugreek Seeds, Amla & Bhringraj. Gonna let it steep overnight then add in some Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Tamanu Oil, Bamboo Extract, Polysorbate 80, Geranium EO, Lemongrass EO and some preservative. She has a bald spot she is trying to nurture.
     
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    Steeping a Pot of:
    Saw Palmetto & Mint Tea(s)
     
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    I've been wanting to get my hands on some of that.
     
  9. IDareT'sHair

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    Great! Then we can compare notes!:yep:

    I'd like to also steep a Pot of Slippery Elm/Marshmallow Root. Or Rosemary/Nettle/Burdock Root.
     
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    Back to the juices & berries next wash. My burnouts are usually the result of being burnt out in general and not hair per se. DD2 had been waking a lot at night so the lack of sleep was getting to me. In any event, herbal wash & rinse of some sort followed by my ayurvedic shea. I'll be making a new batch of that and the tamanu butter for her skin later today or tomorrow. Especially need to recover from using that Suave conditioner. Just awful. Glad it was only a buck. Passed it on to another mom from my BuyNothing group this morning.
     
  11. imaginary

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    Made and strained another FRW leave-in. The one I made last week was way too smelly which means I left it sitting for too long. Because of that I didn't end up spraying as much as I'd like. This week will be better.

    In other news how are you guys mixing your shikakai powder for cleansing? I've heard it can be drying so do you mix it straight or add in other herbs as well?
     
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    @BeautifulRoots

    You were right...the fruit powders turned the black soap shampoo into a moisturizing cleanser instead of a clarifying cleanser. I used it on my son this morning...and his hair was loving it.

    For my version, I used:
    Nettle Tea
    Soft African Black (White) Soap
    Potassium Sorbate
    Pro-Vitamin B5
    Pumpkin Powder
    Fig Powder
    Citric Acid
    Xanthum Gum Pudding
    Peppermint EO & Lemongrass EO

    It has a thick & creamy pudding like consistency

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    For my herbal wash, I use 1 tablespoon cleansing powder to 2 cups herbal tea.

    I prefer using a crock pot for my herbal cleanser, but you can just bring some water to a rolling boil, turn the heat off, then add your cleansing powder. Let it steep until cool to the touch and then strain with a knee high.

    *You could also just put the powder in a coffee filter with the top closed off with a hair tie and drop that into the water instead. This eliminates the need to strain with a knee high*
     
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    Oh I didn't even consider straining. So the particles are the get stuck in your hair type?
     
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    Kitchen mixing today:
    • Rosemary ACV "Jelly" (something new I'm testing)
    • "Derma" butter (shea, castor, tamanu)
    • Ayurveda shea
    • Flaxseed gel prep (soaking the seeds for a few days)
     
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    They usually rinse out fairly well especially if you use a conditioner as your final rinse. However, in my experience; Shikakai and Aritha are extremely potent cleansers so straining them in the beginning will keep them from drying your hair out.
     
  17. imaginary

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    Aaah this makes sense. Ok well my hair looks really gunky so I think I'm actually gonna wash my hair out tonight with a paste. may use up the last of my kaolin and maybe even add some hibiscus. Fingerscrossed it works out.
     
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    Oooo looks yummy! Glad to hear the fruit powders worked well in the black soap. Do you notice any differences between the fruit powders you've tried in your conditioners/mixes or in general do they behave the same? Interested in trying a few others.
     
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    Jumped in the shower and tested the ACV jelly. Pure love :blush2:
     
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    The ones that I've played around with do not behave the same.

    For example:
    Banana Powder...
    Moisturizing on it's own...extra moisturizing when paired with Fenugreek. They go together for me like peanut butter and jelly. Repurchase all day, everyday.

    Avocado Powder....small bout of moisture but mostly a protein type powder. I dont see this as a repurchase....plus I really don't care for the smell of it....almost like burnt toast. :lachen:

    Guava Fruit Powder
    Also moisturizing...I like this when paired with my henna/indigo treatments. It helps to prevent that 2nd step with indigo from drying my hair out too bad.

    I haven't tried the pumpkin or fig powder in a conditioner yet...only this black soap. So far, so good. I do plan on playing around with a Pumpkin & Fig conditioner in the fall though.
     
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    Afroveda referenced in a recent newsletter some of the DHT Blockers: Green Tea, Saw Palmetto, Nettle, Biotin and Pumpkin Seed Oil.
     
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    Started a catnip oil infusion. Decided to make smaller batches of oil infusions so I can try out my stash of dried herbs faster.
     
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    Bought moringa green tea for my next batch of shampoo.
     
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    My god, this acv jelly paired with the shea is aaaahhhh-mazing. My hair is totally revived from that conditioner. I always leave my acv rinses in as the point is to combat hard water for me. I toyed with the idea of making it thicker since it's hard to control the amount I use when it's basically water. The consistency is perfect, there's slip, and it left my hair shiny & defined. Putting off the FSG for now.
     
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    Ended up doing this shikakai/kaolin/hibiscus (3/2/1.5 tbsp) mix with acv and warm water. It was a fairly runny paste and I applied it to wet/damp hair and just left it uncovered for a half hour. Rinsed and my hair was super soft and most importantly clean. There were a few spots I missed and that was maybe due to me not rinsing the gel out properly first, but it didn't hinder me too much. Will definitely play around with this more and I'm looking into getting aritha as well since that's supposed to be stronger. Rinsing wasn't a problem but thanks for all the advice guys!
     
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    Nice! What did you use to thicken the ACV?
     
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    A guar gum & glycerin slurry. I do it this way to avoid lumps.
     
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    Made this bomb honey hair mask. My hair still feels soft and moisturized. I also added some amla to the mixture and I'm hooked.
     
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    After I use up my henna powder I'm going to use more locally sourced herbs for my oil infusions.
     
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