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Clove spray for hair growth?

Neomorph

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This certainly sounds interesting, I think I might try this at a later date

But for now, because I'm impatient I did buy the Design Essentials Peppermint and Aloe Soothing Scalp Tonic which has Clove Oil in it to use as a pre-treatment to stretch my Design Essentials Peppermint and Aloe shampoo
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
23420A02-AB65-4044-94E9-32D41D25E72D.jpeg23420A02-AB65-4044-94E9-32D41D25E72D.jpegMy baby with a couple of my braid clients. From left to right: medium knotless, small box braids (babygirl) and large knotless. I’ve been braiding almost daily. I did 2 knotless clients today. Tired is an understatement. Laundry, cooking, etc. on top of inverting and spraying has worn me out. I didn’t even have the energy to see Bae today

I messaged one of my customers who is a hair stylist so maybe she can squeeze me in before my bday turn up. I’ll be kid free!
 

AtlantaJJ

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I prefer my ayurvedic masks to be kind of thick. I haven't figured out how everyone is able to strain them. It doesn't really work for me. Either everything gets through the pantyhose or nothing gets through the muslin cloth. I don't know what fabric I should use.
I get most of my ayurvedic powders from Henna Sooq and most of the ones I have tried so far are so finely milled that they don't get stuck in my hair. As a result, I don't find myself straining things often. Take a look at these --> nut milk bags that come with various sized holes. I think the lower the micron value, the smaller the hole. I saw one that's 80 microns and another that's 200 microns. I think these strain pretty well. I have used them in the past. You would have to maybe experiment with the hole size.

I'm thinking of using clove water (made with whole cloves) as my batch liquid in the future because my hair seems to really like it! It may replace hibiscus tea in some instances.
 

snoop

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I get most of my ayurvedic powders from Henna Sooq and most of the ones I have tried so far are so finely milled that they don't get stuck in my hair. As a result, I don't find myself straining things often. Take a look at these --> nut milk bags that come with various sized holes. I think the lower the micron value, the smaller the hole. I saw one that's 80 microns and another that's 200 microns. I think these strain pretty well. I have used them in the past. You would have to maybe experiment with the hole size.

I'm thinking of using clove water (made with whole cloves) as my batch liquid in the future because my hair seems to really like it! It may replace hibiscus tea in some instances.

Thanks for the tips! I love Henna Sooq's powders as well, but they don't sell some of the ones that I use on a regular basis. I will look into trying different nut bags. I have one, but it's made of muslin and is very tightly woven. Much like a giant reusable teabag. It only lets liquids go through.
 

AtlantaJJ

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How do you make it stronger
I added a few more whole cloves to my jar and added really hot water, then I let it steep for a full 24 hours if not longer. The liquid came out darker like the Curly Chemist's liquid. She likes to call it a juice. I have also ground the cloves in the past and steep them for less time which made it stronger as well. The liquid had a more dark amber color. It's pretty much a part of my routine now so we will see the results next year.
 

AtlantaJJ

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Laziness has truly taken over. I have like 10ml of clove water left lol. I’ll start some tonight
You are making this too complicated. I boil the water, put whole cloves in a mason jar, pour the water, put on the lid. let it sit 24 hours. That's all. I'm the lazy queen, and I have been able to keep up with this routine with ease. And I got edges to show for my efforts :lol:
 

snoop

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You are making this too complicated. I boil the water, put whole cloves in a mason jar, pour the water, put on the lid. let it sit 24 hours. That's all. I'm the lazy queen, and I have been able to keep up with this routine with ease. And I got edges to show for my efforts :lol:

And to add, freeze what you don't think that you can use so that it doesn't go bad.
 

AtlantaJJ

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Crushed and steeped some cloves, and used the cloves water as a final rinse again today. My hair was noticably soft after, I even said it out loud.
I find that it softens my hair too as a final rinse. I can't do that with green tea, it makes my hair hard. I read somewhere that it reduces frizz too, but I haven't tried that out. I even put some clove water in my alma hair gloss mask. Cloves is taking over at my house!! :lol:
 

GGsKin

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I find that it softens my hair too as a final rinse. I can't do that with green tea, it makes my hair hard. I read somewhere that it reduces frizz too, but I haven't tried that out. I even put some clove water in my alma hair gloss mask. Cloves is taking over at my house!! :lol:
:) My hair has reaction the same way when I used green tea as a final rinse.
 

AtlantaJJ

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:) My hair has reaction the same way when I used green tea as a final rinse.
I usually use green tea by rinsing my scalp only, using a squirt bottle, when my hair is saturated in conditioner. I let it sit on my scalp while my conditioner is conditioning, then I rinse it all out. It stopped my shedding, but didn't dry my hair out, in fact I think it made my hair stronger.
 
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