FENUGREEK IS THE BUSINESS...GREAT SLIP/STOPS SHEDDING/CHEAP

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  1. Lita

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    I infused fenugreek seeds in coconut oil along with a few other herbs. I've only used it twice on wash day as a prepoo so I don't know if it's doing anything yet but I'll assess at the end of the year.
     
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    I finally got my fenugreek tea bags (its decaffeinated), so I hope it doesn't affect my results...

    Looking forward to trying this out.
     
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    I was supposed to refresh the methi seeds and maka powder back in August, but I forgot. The good thing is that both of my oils should be super potent, :yep: The next time I go to the Dollar Tree, I'll look for some cheese cloth. The coffee filters work. However, I think cheese cloth will be easier.
     
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    I did a fenugreek tea rinse on Saturday and my hair is so soft, detangling was a breeze with a little comb out definitely less than I normally see, and I expect to see even less on my next wash day...I'm excited!!!!
     
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    Started using a fenugreek masque weekly, thanks to this thread. I'm so in love! It melts tangles, gives awesome slip, cleanses, stops itchy scalp, AND strengthens my strands. It's definitely HG from this point forward. One step closer to nailing my regimen!!!

    Thanks OP! :)

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    How do you make your masque? I have every iteration of fenugreek there is but have never been successful with it:(
     
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    When I wash my hair this weekend, I will do a fenugreek mask again. Haven't done one in a while.
     
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    I have methi in my sulfur mix.
     
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    Is it important to measure ph levels?

    Yesterday I boiled my tea concoction of green, black, coffee, and nettle to combat shedding. My first time making a spritz. I just hope my experiment works and doesn't make my hair break off. My ends are soft and supple. I braided my hair up in 10 braids and wigged it yesterday. It was a long straight wig. My boyfriend kept complimenting me saying I should wear my hair like that more often...:lachen:

    But in any case is that a good concoction or no? To spritz daily or no?
     
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    I was in the Indian Store just Wednesday and came across the Fenugreek powder, but passed it up. I've been wanting to get it, but before I had found it on my own I asked the store owner about it and he didn't know what I was talking about and pointed out Henna to me. So I took that as a sign on not to buy. I read on the posts here that some women found the seeds in the regular grocery stores and I did see the tea in Sprouts so I'll look into it there rather than online. Marshmallow Root and Slippery Elm are teas needed to be purchased online though, right>
     
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    I'm preparing a fenugreek mask for this weekends wash session.

    I adore fenugreek to the fullest
     
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    Read this whole thread. I have some fenugreek seeds soaking right now. I plan to blend it tomorrow with avocado oil, evoo, and raw honey.
     
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    @Beany - How did your mix turn out?
     
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    Too watery. Next time I'll use less water.
     
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    NaturallyAmari Had a fenugreek, flaxseed and marshmallow root detangler/ leave-in concoction that seemed interesting. Unfortunately her shipping was ridonkulous and by the time I decided to take a chance on her products her etsy shop had closed. I've been contemplating whipping up a batch of my own but I haven't decided what else to put in it. Any suggestions?
     
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    @Beany my mix came out watery as well. I plan to use less next time and hopefully that will make a huge difference
     
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    I've had some fenugreek seeds for a couple of weeks (after reading this thread). I crushed some a little and put to soak last night in boiled water. I didn't measure anything.

    I planned to strain the seeds and use the liquid but by this eve, the seeds had swelled and there wasn't much liquid. Instead, I blended the mix, passed it through a sieve, added grapeseed oil and coconut oil and blended again. I added some honey and a little silk amino acid. I also added some rosemary essential oil.

    I oiled my hair with grapeseed oil, and applied the mix to my scalp, roots and ends. Wrapped in cling film and a bag and headscarf, I will leave this on for about 90mins or so, and hope I don't have too much trouble washing it out. I'll report back.
     
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    So i have a mix of fenugreek powder, water, and castor oil in my hair. IT STINKS! i hate the smell of herbal maple syrup, gag. Great curl definition!
     
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    I didn't enjoy the wash out process. Although it washed out relatively ok, I like hot showers and had to spend too long rinsing and rinsing and rinsing.... I don't regularly use conditioner but I slept with some in overnight, to aid with the rest of the washing out process in the morning.

    After rinsing the conditioner, I followed with my usual routine of clay rinse, oil and gel (for a wash and go) and am glad to report that all seeds were removed, successfully.

    My hair doesn't feel any different after one treatment and didn't appear to shed less on my following wash. I am not rushing to try it again soon, but I may incorporate the seeds into my diet.
     
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    Will be doing Fenugreek Tea Rinses for the next few wash days!

    Excellent!:up:
     
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    I miss fenugreek tea rinses. I need to purchase some more to add to my Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Root. I think this mixture would make the perfect slippery prepoo/detangler. I will not be keeping it in because it makes my hair smell to much like curry/maple syrup.
     
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    I have the fenugreek tea, but have yet to use it. Do I just steep the tea or literally open the tea bag & let as sit overnight? What's the ratio of tea bags to water?
    I also have nettle & green tea. Should I brew together with the fenugreek to make a spritz? Only add to DC or other ayurvedic powders? Where do you buy your slippery elm, marshmallow root & Irish moss from?
     
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    I don't get tea bags of the fenugreek. I only purchase the powder and make a tea rinse from it using 2-3 tablespoons of the fenugreek powder mixed in with 2 cups of water and about 4-6 oz of oil like evoo, evco, sesame oil, palm oil, amla, brahmi oil for example. You can use any oil though.

    It is best to steep the tea and make it pretty strong for the mucilage. Like I said, I've never used the teabags, so I have no idea if you'll get any degree of mucilage/slipperiness from it. I get my products from http://www.herbco.com/p-546-marshmallow-root-powder.aspx
     
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    So true! I used fenugreek oil in a rollerset once and it was the best results I ever had, but that smell!!!!
     
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    Does the powder dissolve in the water/oil or do you have to remove it somehow or steep it in a bag?
     
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    Once it's steeped, I use a knee-hi stocking to strain it, removing the powder. I then use the liquid on my hair and scalp as a rinse. I keep this on for a couple hours with a plastic cap on and wrapped in a towel, then wash as normal. The smell is too much for me to keep it in my hair.
     
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    I finally ordered some fenugreek powder for my tea rinses. I was supposed to have done this already a few months back.
     
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    I MUCH prefer the powder. I make a paste with mine and the rinse out is sooooo much easier.
     
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    Still using fenugreek powder. Not consistently, but I have great resuslts, every time. I have to force myself to do this regularly.
     
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