Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by KenyafromCT, Apr 13, 2017.
Applied oil to my scalp.
I noticed that my nails are growing and my scalp is itchy.
I'm infusing my oil on a candle warmer tonight then I'll start using the oil tomorrow
If I use Henna then I cannot color, is that right?
I'd like to use henna... but I do need to color from time to time
I thought it was the Vit C to omit if you used color? I'll have to watch it again as well to be sure. I color my grays and I still used the Vit C although a very small amount.
I made my oil tonight and I am super excited to try it! Couple of changes to the recipe above include:
-3/4 cup of fenugreek seeds
-4 tablespoons of JBCO
-15 drops of peppermint oil because I love the tingle it gives my scalp
I am also only infusing initially 8 hours not days...completely heard that wrong the first time I watched the video. I will start applying tomorrow.
@beauti, is your hair still straight? If so how are you applying? I did an impromptu flat-iron that I want to keep for at least another week, just worried it will get that greasy weighed down look to soon. Are you using an applicator bottle? Thanks!
@Daina yes my hair is still straight. I use an applicator bottle. in the beginning I was parting my hair and applying but that was too much manipulation so now I just keep my hair in a bun and poke the applicator between the strands.
I think the key to keeping oil from dripping is to massage it in as you go. Surprisingly enough my hair is not weighed down and I've been applying every night. I just coat my scalp and don't drench it.
@beauti, thanks my hair is straight but in a bun as well so I will try using it while my hair is still in a bun tonight when I get home.
I do both @acapnleo. I simply alternate them. I'd henna then color my hair approx. 3-4 weeks later, then repeat.
@Daina, I think You are right about the vit C if you color your hair that strips it.
Thank you @Aggie
Ok... I do vaguely remember doing henna or cassia a few years ago, it was messy and heavy on my head.
Hmmm guess I'll try to find all this stuff including some henna or cassia.
After I traumatized my bank account at the natural food store near me, I made my batch and I'm letting it infuse. Here's my recipe:
3/4 cup of Grapeseed (warmed)
3/4 of EVOO
1/2 cup of fenugreek seeds
5 tablespoons of lavender JBCO
15 drops of tea tree oil
15 drops of rosmary
20 drops of peppermint oil (Its a cheap diluted brand)
1/8th of a teaspoon of MSN. I'm gonna add more as I go as well.
I'll list my stats tomorrow. I'm protective styling my hair and I'm gonna take down and wash my hair tomorrow.
You're welcome love.
Used my mixture last night all over and it felt really good on my scalp! I realize I didn't make a big enough batch so I am going to infuse another batch as well. Going to apply every other day. I bought a color applicator bottle from Sally's with the multiple nozzle head and I love it! It makes application faster and I can also massage with the tips as I go.
what are the benefits of the grapeseed oil?
My essential oils from Amazon just shipped today . I hope they get here by early next week.
What kind of msm are y'all using? I have sulfur powder. I wonder would that work...
I'm using Jarrow Formulas OptMSM (1000 mg caps). I open them and add them to my mix. I need to get a jar of the powder so I don't have to do all this work of opening the capsules.
I didn't see her exact recipe posted already, but she listed it beneath the YouTube video. NOTE: She NO LONGER USES vitamin C topically, she wrote, but takes it orally.
3/4 cups of Coconut oil http://amzn.to/1W3cCSE
3/4 cups of Extra virgin love oil http://amzn.to/1OYStxG
1 tsp - 2 tsp msm http://amzn.to/1OYSCBc
1/2 tsp Vitamin C please note I no longer add this to my oil. It's fine when I apply it to my scalp or for an hour to my hair but I recently did and over night DC and added this oil and I am convinced this ingredient left my hair very dry! http://amzn.to/1W3eXNp. I do however take it orally as it has awesome hair growth benefits
Table spoon henna
1/2 cup fenugreek seeds Indian shop
5 tablespoons of castor oil http://amzn.to/1OYTB4r
5-10 Drops of Tea tree http://amzn.to/1OYTntX
Instead of making this from scratch, I plan to purchase:
fenugreek seed powder,
peppermint oil, and
Camille Rose Naturals Cocoa Nibs and Honey Ultimate Growth Serum.
Then I will mix some of the former three and henna with the CRN Growth Serum.
Here are the ingredients to the CRN Growth Serum:
Virgin amla oil, virgin sesame seed oil, virgin coconut oil, golden jojoba oils, virgin olive oil, pressed macadamia oils, shebu ws, aromatic organic cocoa beans, organic honey, biotin, msm, remblica officinalis, bringaraj herbs, brahmi, btms, tea tree oil, naturally scented, and LOVE!
@YvetteWithJoy, I saw another video where she stated not to use fenugreek powder because the milling process takes away some of the benefits for hair growth. I originally ordered the powder but went to Indian grocery store and got the seeds.
Ahhhhh! That I did not know. Thank you!
Yesterday was long, but I was able to measure my hair length. I'm between 13-15 inches (some parts are grazing 16"). I've had alot of breakage from stress and laziness, so I'm hoping this oil will help my hair growth.
I applied it last night. It's super greasy! I had to infuse it in a clean Tostito's jar because the one I started using wasn't big enough. I think I'll use a dropper to help. I'll be applying every other day.
@gn1g, I use Grapeseed oil because my hair doesn't like coconut oil. It's lighter, and it contains vitamin e.
@Prettymetty I'm using the Now Foods MSM powder.
I made a batch over the weekend. I tweaked it...ALOT. I don't care for any of the oils recommended on my scalp. I find that for me they are greasy and doesn't really soak in. I prefer more light weight oils...like fruit/floral. So for my mixture, I used:
Oils of Grapeseed, Meadowfoam, Avocado, Apricot, Rosehip, Peppermint & Eucalyptus: infused with Amla, Fenugreek, Red raspberry and MSM.
I infused for 24 hours. The first 3 was on top of my candle warmer.
For those of you worried about the drying effects of Vitamin C, 2 great alternatives are Amla powder or red raspberry herbs. Both are high in Vitamin C and not drying at all.
Although I used different oils than her original recipe, I did use the same amount and I think it produced way too much oil for me to use in 4 weeks before expiration. I think I netted around 7 ounces, so next time I will half the amount of oil in my recipe.
I also used half the amount of MSM because I want to be able to seal with it.
I used it a few times already. I did a hour long pre-poo deep conditioning treatment. Nice!
I used it on my scalp of course and to seal in my moisturizer. I plan to use it every 3 days like this as well as continue to use it to pre-poo deep condition with.
I use this one
Here is a good article on Grapeseed oil.
I like it because it's extremely light weight.
I just saw another video with a different youtuber using a modified version of this concoction, and her 1 year results were nothing short of amazing.
I'm going to give this oil mix a try.
Her mix included some other Indian powders I've tried in the past.
I need to find a Indian store locally and pick up amla powder, henna, brahmi powder and fenugreek seeds.
I'll visit Sprouts and pick up some castor oil since I don't have that in my stash.
How could you hi-jack this thread and NOT at least leave a link to the video you speak of? It would be a great idea to include it here because it could be helpful because of allergies to ingredients in the first video. It certainly couldn't hurt.
Can you please add a link to the video you are referring to?
My bad sis!!!
Here's the other youtuber and her 1 year progress:
It's the recipe from curlyproverbz 2015 video~
Now you're talking @yaya24
I think I have all those ingredients and I'll give it a whirl with both recipes. Thanks so much hon