Thoughts On This Homemade Hair Growth Oil???

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  1. Aggie

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    I'm glad both recipes are in this challenge because I will be making both oils, using one at a time of course.
     
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    Made some more oil tonight and added more MSM. I am now up to a 1/4 teaspoon. Oiled my scalp and good to go till Tuesday. For now I doing every other day.
     
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    @Aggie I think I'll do the same after I use up this batch. I've never tried brahmi or alma before.
     
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    I'm in, just waiting for my powdered MSM to arrive and I'll join the challenge !
     
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    Decided to oil my scalp every other night but to oil my ends nightly with the mix. Want to keep my ends in max shape! So far I really like this oil for my scalp. My scalp has been itchy since I'm trying to stretch this straight hair for at least 2 weeks. I applied last night and the itching has stopped.
     
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    Beautiful hair sistas! Life got CRAZY!! So sorry that I started the discussion and then disappeared! How is everyone doing with the oil?? Hugs chicas!
     
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    I appreciate all y'all! I love this community of sista hood and sista love!!
     
  8. Aggie

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    I went ahead and ordered the MSM powder - the Source Naturals brand this time x 2 lbs. This should last me a very long time so I will be taking some it internally as well :yep:.
     
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    @KiangaziNyota

    I love both powders. I also love bhringraj powder and oil but I will sick to the recipe and not add anything extra.
     
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    I'm thinking about swapping out the olive oil with avocado oil & adding 5-6 drops of all of my favorite essential oils.

    I found an Indian grocery store 6 minutes away from my home. I purchased the amla, brahmi, henna & fenugreek seeds.

    I already have Msm. Only things missing are castor oil & cheese paper (not sure thats what its called).

    I will grab both tomorrow.

    Planning on letting it infuse for 2 weeks before starting.

     
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    @yaya24
    2 weeks might be too long to infuse the herbs and oils unless of course you are planning on using it up in 2 weeks. The mixture is supposed to be used up in a total of 4 weeks from start to finish I think. I am only infusing mine for 24-48 hours tops. I can't afford for this expensive stuff to go rancid on me or lose efficacy.
     
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    Ohh no!! Thanks for the heads up. I didn't think about that.
     
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    You're quite welcome @yaya24. That's what we are here for - to watch each others backs :yep:.
     
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    You should be able to find cheesecloth in the baking isle at your local grocery store. It's usually kept near the strainers.
     
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    Still really loving my oil mix. I'm keeping my hair in 2 braids pinned up.

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    I mist my hair every morning with my distilled water/glycerin mix then seal the moisture in with the oil mix.

    I use it on my scalp every 3 days. I keep it in a slanted tip applicator bottle so I can just slide the tip within the braids and massage it in without disturbing my style.

    I plan on mixing it in with a DIY prepoo DC treatment next wash day with some coconut milk, raw honey (the whole thick kind), fresh aloe plant and glycerin.
     
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    In addition to what @lulu97 said, you can also use a knee-hi stocking - I actually use this and it does a great job of getting the oil out. I would squeeze it until all oil is out into a bowl, then pour it in the jar/bottle I will be using it from.
     
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    Applied last night using a dropper---way less messy!
    I'll probably apply tonight as well to make up for the last two days that I didn't.
     
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    I cornrowed my hair and it's extremely itchy :pullhair: I don't want to wash it though. Will try a dry shampoo and if that doesn't cut it I'll just wash it.


    Eta: ok so I made a tonic for my itchy scalp since its not dirty at all. And omg! the itchies went away instantly and I'm left with an incredibly breezy scalp :blush2: here is the recipe for anyone else experiencing the itchies:


    1 oz acv
    8 oz water
    20 drops tea tree oil
    20 drops peppermint oil
    10 drops rosemary oil
     
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    I'm watching this thread. I don't want to stop xcel21 since that's working for me. I'm currently using castor oil with xcel21. But I want to use this oil instead. I only need a couple of ounces. I don't want to make a huge batch just for that.
     
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    I haven't noticed anything different as of yet, but I've only applied it twice.
     
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    I'm thinking of doing the same - adding this oil to the Xcel. I was previously adding other oils into the Xcel, but I may as well make and add this.

    Ironically I was talking to my coworker about hair today... she went home to India for Xmas w/ TBL hair, came back with a SL hair cut and is already grazing BSL again. -_- SO I was like Spill the tea sis. :lol: And she told me that her mom in India infuses coconut oil with basically all the stuff mentioned in this thread. She said she infuses batches for a month at a time, then they all apply the infused oil to their scalp and massage a few times a week.

    I'm totally sold lol. My scalp seems to LOVE oil anyway, so why the hell not.
     
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    Wow. That is so encouraging.

    I feel weird: I haven't applied oil to my scalp in YEARS. I'm afraid to clog my scalp or interfere with my scalp's natural oils. But if it's working for all these folks, there must be something to it.
     
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    There you go with the adorable Avi again @YvetteWithJoy. So cute.
     
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    Lol. Thanks, @Aggie. You're so sweet.
     
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    My fenugreek seeds and MSM is still not here yet. So I have wait some more before I can start the challenge. My essential oils are here though.
     
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    Made my batch tonight.

    I think I am going to go ahead and let it infuse for a week. The girl in the video I posted said she allows her batch to infuse for 1-2 weeks at a time.

    I'll start using it on Tuesday May 2nd.

     
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    Used:
    Fenugreek seeds 1/2 cup
    Henna powder tablespoon
    Amla teaspoon
    Brahmi teaspoon
    Avocado oil 3/4 cups
    Coconut oil 3/4 cups
    Castor oil 5 tablespoons
    Msm 1 teaspoon
    Essential oil 10 drops each:
    peppermint, tea tree, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, cedar wood, geranium & orange oil
     
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    I recommend you get some preservative like grapefruit extract oil and add to it just in case though.
     
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    I've decided to just do the oil mix in the first video.

    I have all ingredients except fenugreek seeds, peppermint oil, rosemary oil, tea tree oil, and dark castor oil. I just ordered the first 4. I'll get some of the latter at the store today, along with cheese cloth and a jar.
     

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