Thoughts On This Homemade Hair Growth Oil???

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  1. KenyafromCT

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    Good morning, thanks for peeking in!!!! XOXO

    I stumbled upon this YT video and it seems promising!! I'm still VERY new to HH and would LOVE your thoughts about it...and the ingredients. TIA


     
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    It looks good to me, but the henna might be too much for protein-sensitive folks.
     
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    I am going to try it minus the henna. Don't like the effects of henna in my hair
     
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    I was using it twice daily for a few months and did notice that my hair seemed to be growing faster. I would massage it into my scalp in the morning and use it to seal my ends and I did the same thing at night before tying my hair down. I used pretty much her exact recipe, except I used lavender oil instead of rosemary oil.

    I haven't been using it for a while because I've started using another growth aid (Xcel21) on my scalp.
     
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    Ive been eyeing this for a while. I actually just made a batch without the henna. I plan to use it on my scalp every night followed by a massage.

    If you want we can use this thread as a challenge for 3 months to see if it works...
     
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    She also has her original, 4-ingredient formulation, sans coconut oil:
     
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    I always wanted to infuse my oils with herbs. Henna might be drying for my hair. I didn't even know msm comes in a powder or that vitamin C helps msm absorb into your hair. I might have to create my own concoction. Thanks for the video!
     
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    It works. It's just way too darn greasy for me.
     
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    Ok! I would love to use this concoction as a challenge and see how it works @ beauti! I also read a few years back that Fenugreek is good for weight loss! Lolol. Seems like an awesome herb! Hair growth and weight loss!!
     
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    Sounds like a plan!! Let me grab the ingredients and brew it up! Start next Saturday!
     
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    @KenyafromCT let's grow girl! :toocool: I will include my starting info later tonight.
    I'm doing the inversion method and will use this oil on my scalp.
     
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    Ok so here are my stats. Shortest layer is 14in, longest is just reaching 19, but majority is 18. I applied the oil mix to my scalp and ends last night.
    20170414_225344.jpg
     
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    Ok ladies I'm in for the challenge as well. I had to order a few things that won't be here until Monday. The first video didn't really have exact amounts, just curious what specific formula folks are going to use? Here is what I'm thinking:

    4 oz warmed coconut oil
    4 oz EVOO
    1 teaspoon fenugreek powder
    1/8 teaspoon MSM powder
    1/8 teaspoon Vitamin C powder
    4 teaspoons JBCO - it looks like that's how many teaspoons she used
    10 drops peppermint oil
    10 drops rosemary oil
    10 drops tea tree oil

    I think that's all the ingredients, I will infuse for 8 days. So if I make it Monday when my powders arrive I will start applying on Tuesday the 25th. Here is my starting pic.
     

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    I thought she included Henna as well? Also in the description box she mentions either leaving the Vitamin C out, or making it extremely minute in the mixture, she believes it dried her hair out.
     
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    @Daina here's the recipe I made

    3/4 cup coconut oil (warm)
    3/4 cup evoo
    1/8 teaspoon msm
    1/8 teaspoon vitamin c powder
    1/2 cup fenugreek powder
    5 tablespoons castor oil
    5 to 10 drops tea tree, peppermint, rosemary

    I plan to add more msm every few days like she did.
     
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    Yeah I'm only going to use a small amount of the MSM and Vit C so as not to overdo it. I don't like henna in my hair so I'm omitting that one.
     
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    Nice! I will up my MSM every few days as well. Thanks for sharing I will add more fenugreek too! Going to take a break from Xcel for the spring/summer and use this instead to compare growth rates.
     
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    I'm in! Funny. I have all these ingredients here lol. I did something similar long ago and infused in a stocking but mine had other herbs that were not in powder form. I also used a slow cooker partially filled with water set on low to speed up the process. I added the EO afterwards. Don't remember why I stopped using it.
     
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    Nice! How does it smell?
     
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    Got all my ingredients today, will make and start infusing when I get home tonight.
     
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    Hmm after seeing this and watching her videos I'm intrigued

    How long are you guys infusing for?
    I've got a candle warmer that I use to infuse garlic into olive oil maybe I'll do that overnight and then a couple more days on top of that with no heat
     
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    It has an herbal scent that doesn't linger. I was afraid the fenugreek would be overpowering but it's not.
     
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    I'm subscribed to her channel because I love her videos and her accent is cute. I just ordered some tea tree, lavender, and peppermint essential oils to make this oil. I have all the other ingredients in my stash already.

    ETA:

    Need to go look for a infusion jar. I wonder if a Mason jar will work? They have the ability to keep herbs fresh for months, maybe even years.
     
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    Very helpful Q & A video:

     
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    Applied the oil to my scalp last night and the night before.
     
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    Applied oil to my scalp.
     
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    @beauti, how long did you let your oil infuse?
     
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    @Daina I made it late morning and used it that evening. I figured the warm oil was a good enough infusion.

    Another thing, I've been leaving my bottle out in the sun during the day so it's infusing that way.
     
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    I shouldn't have come me in here. Now I want some ... :ohwell:
     
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    I want to join!!

    I just watched this video a few weeks ago and was waiting for my next paycheck to get the MSN, peppermint, and tea tree oil. I'm Lo-po and my hair hates coconut oil so I was gonna replace it with Grapeseed oil. I'm wary about the henna (though I was really excited to try it!) but I'm gonna stay safe and leave that out too. I'll update when I get the rest of the supplies!
     

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