HORSETAIL BUTTER FOR HAIR AND NAIL GROWTH

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  1. HairHustla

    HairHustla New Member

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    Hi Ladies,

    Like many of you, I work a full time job but I have another full time gig and that is hustlin for hair growth tips. I recently ordered a tub of horsetail butter. I plan on using this butter along with my beloved neem oil, jojoba, coconut oil and tea tree oil as a growth pomade and I will be tracking my success if any. Here is why I am interested in Horsetail butter and why you may be too:

    Horsetail
    Many people believe that horsetail can help speed up [COLOR=blue! important][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][COLOR=blue! important][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]hair [COLOR=blue! important][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]growth[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR]. The reason is because of silica, which is also known to speed up the growth of nails. Because it contains s[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]ilica and minerals, horsetail often is used to strengthen bone, hair, and fingernails -- parts of the body that require high mineral levels. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Horsetail is also purported to help heal dandruff, get rid of scalp build-up and reduce hair loss. Adding strength to hair and split ends. Horsetail is one of the few herbs that has styptic properties and can stop bleeding almost instantly.

    Uses:

    For Skin and Hair

    • In face spritzers to give skin a firm & smooth look & feel.
    • Improves elasticity of both hair & skin this is due to the high levels of cysteine (used to condition hair & skin)
    • Helps to eliminate excess oil from skin & hair. (Great herb for those with over active sebaceous glands)
    Due to the presence of silicic acid Horsetail is also known to strengthen connective tissue as well as increase the skin & scalp's defences.

    Other uses:

    • Herbal footbaths (after a hard workout at the gym...and RELAX..)
    • Acne (used as a facial spritzer or infused with Golden Jojoba Oil)
    • In cold or hot compresses for achy muscles
    Horsetail is GREAT as an herbal infusion when used in conjunction with Rhassoul Clay.

    So here we can see the benefit of another natural herb that has many uses and many benefits. I invite you to see how it can benefit you..and this has been your "Hustle of the Day" brought to you by Hustler's Anonymous...LOL! :lachen::lachen::lachen:

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    where are you getting it??
     
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    I have rhassoul clay on my to buy list. thanks for sharing this. how much should be added?
     
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    well let me know how it works out!!
     
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    Hi,

    I get it from mountainroseherbs(pretty much everything else too) it comes in a clear tub already mixed and full to the brim. I am overseas so I pretty much have to order everything online which hurts the pockets but helps the hair!
     
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    I sure will! The only thing I hate is that it is such a looooong journey but worth it!
     
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    I've also heard that horestail is good for growth. I bought some of the herb a while ago. I was going to put it in my recent scalp spray, but stopped because I thought I had too much stuff in there. I guess I'll have to wait untill the next batch.

    I didn't know they had a butter out of it. I wonder how they did it. Do the ingredients just list horsetail butter? or is it horsetail plus a carrier oil?

    Lys
     
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    Hi there,
    I found that I gave the wrong site earlier it was wholesalesupplies that I got it from and they just started carrying it. Here is some information about it:

    This blend contains Horsetail, believed to contain the building blocks needed for collagen and elastin synthesis in the skin and hair. Horsetail is also thought to help rebuild and regenerate damaged skin cells. This blend also contains Sweet Almond Oil, a natural moisturizer that is thought to relieve (among other things) itching.

    This blend has the natural aroma of herbal horsetail.

    INCI Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil (and) Equisetum arvense extract (and) Hydroge­nated Vegetable Oil.

    To make it yourself, which I may try to do I got the horsetail herbs from mountainrose and lotioncrafter has a make-it-yourself butter kit called Butter-EZ. You would need to take the herbs and soak them in a carrier oil for a couple of days then drain off the new oil using a funnel and coffee filter then take the oil and blend it with the butter-ez. Then you would have your own horsetail butter!!!! I am going to make my own when I use up the one I bought since I have the herbs too. I also have lavender herbs and calendula...calendula is excellent for problem skin or overall skin and hair care. Hope this helps!:grin::grin::grin:
     
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    It doesnt surprise me that the horsetail butter would be good for growth, as many women here have gotten nice progress thru the horsetail/silica vits. Good luck, let us know how it goes. ;)
     
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    Hi there,

    I just wanted you to know that your picture was one of the main ones that encouraged me to join this board I said to myself, "if she can do it, why can't I". I viewed some of your articles and I am so very proud of your progress. I will be sure to let you know how things go and I want my hair to be just like yours when it grows up! It is such a blessing that we can uplift eachother in ways that we may not even expect!
     
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    Aww, thank you so much HH! That makes me feel so good! :) Each of you inspires me similarly each day, which is why ive been a member here for as long as i have. I lubs ya'all!!! :grin:

    Happy Hair Growing to you, lady!
     
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    Thanks for sharing!!
     
  13. Serenity_Peace

    Serenity_Peace Fist Up, Fight Back!

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    How are you using the horsetail butter?

    On the scalp?

    On the hair itself?

    On both?

    Thanks so much!!!
     
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    Oh, thanks for mentioning that..I forgot about it. I make a creme paste in a small jar using about 2 TBS of the horsetail butter, 1 TBS of neem oil, 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel (pure) 2 TBS of coconut oil/shea mixture, 1/2 teaspoon of tea tree and rosemary essential oil. I apply the cream to my scalp by parting my hair with a wide tooth comb or sometimes just my fingertips. The excess oil that is on my hands I will use it to rub over my entire hair shaft. Then I lightly massage the creme into my scalp. I usually do this nightly before I go to bed although I have only been doing it for a few nights.

    Results: So far, when I wake up in the morning (I tie my hair up with a satin scarf at night) my hair is very moisturized, shiny and appears very happy! Here is some other herbs that have been proven to be beneficial for hair growth:

    23Some herbs that promote long hair:

    Aloe
    Arnica
    Birch
    Burdock
    Catmint
    Chamomile
    Fenugreek
    Gooseberry
    Henna
    Horsetail
    Licorice
    Marigold
    Nettles
    Parsley
    Rosemary
    Sage
    Southernwood
    Stinging nettle
    Thyme
    Brahmi
    Jatamamsi
    Dashamoola
    Bhringaraj
    Psoralea seeds
    Mulberries
     
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    This is brilliant! I've been taking silica and it has been THE magic bullet for me.
    I've read that silica is good to use topically but I have not found it in any conventional products.

    I've actually been researching silica because I am so amazed at my progress, my hair growth and my fingernails, they look way better than when I wore acrylic nails. I had toe nail fungus in the past from getting pedicures from cheap salons, the nail had separated from the nail bed, I didn't think they would ever be right again. Now I have the most prefectly shaped finger nails and toe nails that will not stop growing and they don't crack, chip or peel!!

    I'm all the way down with anything silica and will take it as long as I live!! I'll check this out.
     
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    Serenity_Peace Fist Up, Fight Back!

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    Thanks for sharing these tips! This is great. I have all the ingredients except for the horsetail butter. I will think about buying the butter and making the creme. I have been taking the Alta Silica that Vevster has been suggesting. I think my hair has really thanks me for it. I've been taking that now religiously since February and my hair has definitely gotten thicker and looks much healthier. So it can't hurt to get the Horsetail butter as well for a topical addition.

    Here's more on Alta Silica:

    http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=177457&highlight=alta+silica
     
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    Thanks for sharing, we have athe same hobby!
     
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    I am so glad the silica is working out for you, I am right behind you because I started taking the Alta Silica vitamin this month. ANNND needed help with nail growth, I have never had any nails, as soon as they would grow a little they would peel right on off even if I was taking a multi vitamin! So watchouttherenow! I am coming around the mountain!

    :grin::grin::grin:
     
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    I know that's right! Hustlin for hair is wholesome for the sooouuuul!
    By the way, your eyes are pretty and my daughter wanted me to be sure to tell you that you have the same color eyes as her and she wants them back!!! :blush::blush:
     
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    Thanks for the thread btw. Everyone you know that you can make any kind of butter out of the Butter-EZ from lotion crafters. As long as you have the herbs/oils or essential oils you can make any kind of butter even Shea butter!!! Valuable tip huh....
     
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    I have these herbs in my big ole container of powdered herbs that I add to my conditioners, infuse into my oils and butters and sometimes add to my scalp concoctions:

    Chamomile
    Fenugreek
    Horsetail
    Marigold, which is calendula
    Nettles
    Parsley
    Rosemary
    Sage
    Stinging nettle
    Thyme
    Brahmi

    Plus, oat straw, burdock, barley grass, kelp, irish moss and rhaussoul clay. I am doing really good using up my herbs, oils and butters by doing my own infusions rather increasing my inventory, but it is hard battening down my urges to buy new stuff all the time and I've been eyeing that horsetail butter at wholesalesuppliesplus and snowdriftfarms....
     
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    I made my own hair growth concoction using horsetail EO and it has worked well for me. I just added an MTG mixture that I use on weekends only, because of the smell, and that seems to have added to some decent growth for me also.
     
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    You are not by yourself! I have bought all this stuff but the strangest thing is, I am having better results with my own concoctions however, I keep buying stuff and hoping it will "beat the brew". So far I am not impressed (except with phyto vital bath ahem...) and to make matters worse, I am running out of space to store all this stuff, natural or not, good or bad. My bathroom is starting to look like a BSS! Not trying to reel you in but, the horsetail butter is a good thing to incorporate the rest of your herbs in with. I don't know if you read the earlier posts but if you get the butter-ez you can also make your own butters out of all of those herbs you have. Sorry to do this to ya! But I have the same doggone problem! :blush:
     
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    That's pretty good, thanks for letting me know...I was not sure if there was an actual horsetail EO now I will have to go hunting for it...where do you get yours?
     
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    I absolutely loooove snowdrift farms, they have everything but the problem is, the shipping murders me so I can only go to them sparingly. I will definitely be leaning on them heavily once I return stateside. Thank you sista though!
     
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    You can't reel me in (smile) because I am already there eyeing the butterez and lipidthix as I particularly want to make a herbal butter using camellia oil as the base. However, I will continue to be good. I am down to about 18 ounce of my latest herbal butter (which is herb infused wheat germ butter) and 16 ounces of my coffee/murumuru/capuaca/mowrah butter mix, so it will not be too long before I can start buying oils and butters again...Well, butters anyway because I still have shea, pumpkin and wheat germ oil to use up.
     
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    I am gonna call you an herb guru! do you make your own butters?
    I am starting to really like butters as opposed to regular leave-ins because I am somewhat transitioning (I think) and they tend to moisturize and straighten out new growth better. So my ears are perked up about butters!
     
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    I will PM you.
     
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    I just made my own horsetail butter/creme! I had a recipe that's been fermenting for months: macadamia nut oil, castor oil, coconut oil, flaxseeds and about 8-10 horsetail vitamins that I broke open. I got this recipe from Moe on Nappturality. Sorry, I didn't measure. I drained some of it with a coffee filter into my Porfective Mega Growth and mixed it. I have issues with my nape and my temples so hopefully, this mix will be moisturizing enough and beneficial enough, with the added horsetail.
     

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