Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by IDareT'sHair, Dec 31, 2018.
Alikay Naturals "Botanicals"
Picked up some slippery elm. I need to make a new batch of my Yucca Root Wash, so I'll add in some slippery elm in hopes to provide more slip. I use my herbal washes as an all in one...prewash detangler/cleanser/conditioner. I'm hoping that the slippery elm will assist in the detangling part as the yucca root holds it down in the Cleansing/Conditioning area. It has fast become my favorite herbal find for 2019.
I also use Slippery Elm in my Tea Blends (usually with Marshmallow Root).
I agree about Yucca. It's amazing. I had a handmade Yucca Root Cleansing Conditioner that I loved that is now discontinued.
I saw another one out there on ETSY. Can't remember who?
But yaaaasss....Yucca is good.
I tried slippery elm a few years ago along with marshmallow root but ended up passing them on to another member here. I thought my scalp didnt like either one, but truth is I was using so many herbs at the time...I dont know what the culprit was. After revisiting marshmallow root and loving it, I thought I'd give slippery elm another try.
And OMG to yucca root....I love that stuff. I picked up a small 4 ounce bag of it initially, but after trying it one time....I hurried back to my tablet (while it was in my hair) and promptly ordered a pound bag from Mountain Rose Herbs.
did a fermented black rice water,green tea, onion and ginger prepoo under a shea hibiscus hair mask
Glad you decided to revisit (Marshmallow & Slippery Elm).
The only one I noticed a problem with was: "Oatstraw" I had rinsed with it one time and never revisited as a Tea Rinse. It dried out my hair.
However, I do have a few products with Oatstraw somewhere on the ingredients list and they seem to work fine.
There aren't many herbs that have steered me wrong yet....as long as I stay away from clays, ACV & liquid aloe vera....my hair is pretty forgiving on anything else.
@IDareT'sHair Are you using any tea blends this wash day? I've really been enjoying throwing a tablespoon of lavender flowers in with my Yucca Wash...it makes it smell so heavenly.
I'll be using: Rosemary and Mint Leaf Tea(s)
Ooooooo yummy! I love the smell of rosemary!
It made a very nice Blend. And the Mint will be an added touch.
I still need to buy another piece of fresh Ginger Root.
Yesssss! Mint just enhances the smell of everything. I always add a few drops of peppermint EO in my cleanser. Lavender & Peppermint is just so gewd together. It makes my scalp all tingly too.
I may steep a Guava Leaf and Malva Flowers Blend
*The possibilities are Endless*
Rosemary is theeee best! Loving my rosemary infused acv right now. I've also used sage and mint leaves for it before. Smells super nice.
Ooo I've never tried rosemary AND mint.
I've been meaning to try a ginger rinse because of you. Next wash.
Very Nice & Refreshing!...
CANTU's ACV Root Rinse (during Cleansing)
Moringa Tea Rinse
Fresh Ginger Root
Yes Goodness!!!! If you guys are in to aromatherapy like me...try this in your diffuser:
5 drops Rosemary EO
2 drops Spearmint EO
1 drop Peppermint EO
As soon as this blend hits my nose, I can feel my muscles start to loosen and relax all over my body.
Currently simmering on low in my crockpot:
1 tablespoon each of Yucca Root Powder, Lavender Flowers, Nettle, Rosemary & Slippery Elm.
2 cups distilled water
I'll leave it to simmer for a few hours, turn the heat off and then allow to steep overnight. Strain then add some Beet Sugar Extract (humectant) and some Peppermint EO.
Sounds lovely! Looking forward to trying the yucca powder in the future.
Out of curiosity, how have you been liking the beet sugar extract? I've been thinking of purchasing it recently. My hair hates glycerin and I'm not crazy about using honey as a humectant either. How does beet sugar extract compare? Does it leave a glycerin-like feel on the hair?
Sounds like your hair is similar to mine for those particular ingredients.
Glycerin is so sticky on my hair and attracts dirt.
I can only use honey in a pre-poo (which i no longer do anyway) and it must be shampoo'd out or else it will clog up my scalp.
Neither works well as humectants for me.
I've been putting beet root extract in my cleanser, rose water tonic and my leave in. It softens my hair like no other humectant I've ever tried. I also like that the weather plays no factor in its effectiveness.
If you are going to pick some up from Ingredients to Die for....go ahead and throw some NatureSilk in your cart too. They play really well together. These two ingredients together has made my leave in feel like pure silk.
Speaking of Rosemary currently using:
Naturelle Grow's Rosemary & Parsley Pomade
Oh okay, that sounds promising. Always had bad experiences with the more popular humectants especially with changing weather and humidity. Nice to hear that's not a factor with this one.
And sounds good! I'll have to look up more info on naturesilk. So you would recommend to pair it with a humectant in your leave ins?
Yes, NatureSilk is some good stuff. It will give your hair a silky, slick type feel. I use it at 3% and the beet sugar extract at 2%....though you can go higher if needed. (For both)
I use my leave in for everything...a moisturizer, conditioner and a leave in. Those two ingredients work well in all those ways too!
Here is where I learned about NatureSilk
Thanks for the info and the link! Will have to get my hands on it and try it out soon.
used mane tail hair spray.
Just made this amazing detangler with okra and slippery elm! Ah-Ma-Zing.
Baggying a couple hours with Stunnababez Fermented Rice Water Leave-In