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

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  1. mzteaze

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    When I say "hydrated" fenugreek, I mean I hydrate powdered fenugreek over a 12 hour period just like demonstrated in the video I linked. Normally, I made 1-2 batches and freeze them in cute silicone molds for single use.

    When its time to make the mask, I defrost a fenugreek bar and mix with aloe vera gel (buy by the gallon, it's cheaper) and bhringraj powder.
     
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    Well I finally strained my fenugreek oil today that was infusing for 5 weeks. It is pretty green and potent from the aloe and moringa powders in it. The Fenugreek is really strong too. I already added some essential oils to it to mask the fenugreek scent. Don't want to walk around smelling like curry or maple syrup :giggle:.
     
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    To me it goes in between smelling like maple syrup and celery. My hair still smells like celery 3 days later lol. Overpowered everything else I used on wash day.
     
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    I've never even heard anyone say it left a celery scent on them. That's funny :lol:.
     
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    Used my diy Fenugreek Tea Rinse and oil on my hair scalp and hair tonight. I finished the tea and have to make another batch this coming weekend.

    The seeds from the first batch, I think I will make a hydrating fenugreek mask for my hair and scalp a little later.

    The seeds are in the freezer right now but maybe I'll start to make the mask by this coming Friday.
     
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    Used some of my diy Fenugreeek oil on scalp and I used up a bottle of IN Aloe & Hibiscus Leave-in tonight as my cream moisturizer for tonight.

    No backups left of the latter and probably not a repurchase either. I liked it but don't actually NEED it.
     
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    I also made some hydrated fenugreek mask tonight from the same seeds I used to make my Fenugreek Tea Rinse.

    I had the seeds in the freezer to make certain they won't spoil on me. I should be able to freeze the mask maybe tomorrow night and use it up mixed with other herbs and deep conditioners as needed.
     
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    I just made some more Fenugreek Tea Rinse using AVJ and water in a 1:1 ratio. I will let it sit overnight to allow it to release it's goodness before using.

    Tomorrow I will be adding some essential oils, vitamin C and MSM to it once I've strained it and transferring it to my spray bottle. I usually saturate my scalp and hair with it about 3 days a week. I really love this rinse so much.

    ETA:
    I keep it in the fridge to avoid spoiling.
     
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    I hydrated my fenugreek. The slip is amazing. It’s sitting on its final hydration after using my stick blender to cream it together.

    I’ll use it like this always. Adding it to my clay mixes, Ayurvedic mixes , henna/cassia and steaming with it.
     
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    This would be a really good way to use up my Fenugreek Powder :up:

    Especially since I've been using Clay's recently.
    This never occurred to me!:think:
     
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    Slip for days. @IDareT'sHair
     
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    Do you find that the fenugreek powder dissolves when making the hydrated fenugreek? Looking to try it out but don't want to bother with straining.
     
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    Almost out of my Fenugreek rinse so I made another batch and left it in the fridge for a few days releasing it's goodness to spray my hair and scalp with once my current batch runs out.
     
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    Also I just put some Fenugreek seeds in Coconut oil and Bhringaraj Oil to infuse for 3-4 weeks in my window sill this afternoon. I have a little bit of oil that I'm using now but will need to use the new oil in short order.
     
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    Steaming in my fenugreek mask. Delightful.
     
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    Just checked my oil in my window sill and its now a very dark green. I presume from the Moringa and aloe powders that I added to it. It has about 10-12 more days to diffuse. I can't wait to use this one.
     
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    For those that have been using the hydrated fenugreek, do you follow il with a DC?
     
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    I do. I recall the first time I used it, my hair felt so good and soft that I almost didn't want to, but I did anyway lol.
     
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    Yes. Don’t let it fool you , lol
     
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    Yes, if you follow the hydrated technique, you do NOT need to strain it before using. There is no residue or little balls at all.
     
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    I made a fresh batch of fenugreek last night. Made a mask for my hair today.

    My crown thinning has filled in enough that the area is roughly the size of nickel.
     
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    I’ve been lurking for a minute, reading the previous posts. I knew about it assisting with lactation because I recall my mother using it for my siblings and smelling very much like maple syrup. In a good way :look:
    This video answered a question I had and I thought I saw something else in the same vein as what she said. So since I’m 4.5 months pregnant, I’ll just put a pin in this and wait until I’m in the clear to use this. .....but I may also need to offload a Natures Ego scalp serum if neither my sis nor mom are interested. If I do, I’ll post here first.
    I’ll keep reading and living vicariously through y’all for now!
     
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    Going to hydrate some fenugreek today after work
     
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    Thank you!

    So I ended up making this. My mix did have some small balls in it that I couldnt get out with my fork or immersion blender. Not sure what I did wrong, maybe too much fenugreek powder, not enough water? It did feel really nice and slippery on my fingers though.

    I havent used it on my hair since I had braids and wouldnt be able to rinse out the clumps. Ended up freezing it for later.
     
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    Did you allow it sit for 8-12 hours?

    I made some this weekend. Used 2 tablespoons fenugreek to about 2-2.5 cups of water. The water was slowly mixed in over the course of 8 + hours.
     
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    Yes I allowed it to sit. I mixed mine in slowly over about 20 mins then let sit for 8 hours. Did you add water periodically over the 8 hour period?
     
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    Yes. I add very little water during the early stage. The bulk of the water is added between hours 1-6. Adding too much water early on discourages the full mucus release which breaks down those "balls".
     
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    Ahhh ill try it out that way. Thanks!
     
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