Thoughts On This Homemade Hair Growth Oil???

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  1. tapioca_pudding

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    Yeah maybe you have to play around with the infusion time. My coworker said a month but if you're infusing & using up small batches for 2 weeks, that should be fine too. I'm not sure what my plan is, but it likely won't be a whole month because Im impatient. :lol:
     
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    I think Im going to infuse a small batch for two weeks, then use it for two weeks, while infusing another small batch, etc. So I'll be using and infusing every two weeks. :drunk: :lol: We will see how it goes.
     
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    Also applied last night. I think I'll use it with my prepoo on my wash day. There's alot of this oil and I don't want to waste any of it!
    I have my hair in okay-looking twists now to give them a break for a few days. Wearing them with my slap cap and my ends tucked in.

    So concerning infusing...I haven't removed the seeds from my oil. They're in the same jar I made the oil in. I move the seeds around and use a dropper to apply the oil. There shouldn't be any problem with that, right? No seeds have gotten into my hair or anything.
     
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    That should be fine. The reason for straining the oil is to avoid getting the herbs in your hair. So if you are avoiding getting the herbs in your hair, you should be fine.
     
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    This sounds like where I want to be.
     
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    This is an awesome plan @tapioca_pudding :up:
     
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    Applied last night. I want to apply again tonight just to make it an even four days for this week.
     
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    @tapioca_pudding, this is exactly what I did and this schedule insures you always have some infusing at different times. It also allows me to increase the MSM amount with each new batch that I make, currently I am at 3/8 of a teaspoon and will be at a full teaspoon in another week. I'm going to use this as my overnight pre-poo treatment tomorrow with Olaplex step 2 on my ends.
     
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    You have a great plan there!

    Question that I may have missed the answer to - why is there a need to slowly add MSM vs adding the full amount up front?
     
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    Today was wash day. I took my braids out all set to do a pre-poo treatment and didn't really need to. My hair was soft and pliable from daily moisturizing and oiling. Matter of fact, my hair was super slick but not weighed down. It was still pretty light and fluffy. I don't even know how that's possible. LOL


    I rinsed as much of the oil out as I could in the sink than washed my hair in sections with my homemade shampoo clay bars that I've been itching to try. I used 1/2 cup of this DIY oil in the mixture so I'm getting this oil in on every step. LOL.

    Back in braids until next wash day, however I definitely won't be moisturizing and sealing every day. Maybe only on the 3rd day when I use it on my scalp.
     
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    I think it may have something to do with it drying out your scalp or your scalp building up a tolerance to it. I can't really remember so don't quote me on that LOL

    I think she recommended 1/8 teaspoon then building your way up from there. I didn't follow that advice though. I used half of what she said and just left it alone because I wanted to be able to use it on my length too without having to worry about it having any adverse effects.
     
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    Thanks! I think I'll follow your plan.... :yep:
     
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    Picked up some henna powder and some Burdock root herbs to infuse in my next batch along with the fenugreek seeds.
     
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    I wish I had amla and brahmi to put in my batch.
     
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    Do you have an Indian market close by? The Hesh brand is usually sold there and for super cheap. I used to pick up mine (when I lived in Cali) at the Indian market near my house for $1.99 a box.
     
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    All my ingredients are finally here so I will get busy with my oil batches later today.
     
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    Oh no wait, I don't have my MSM powder yet. Shoot! I guess I'll have to wait until it gets here :sad:
     
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    Ooooooo, TFS!!! I'm excited. THAT'll do!

    Guys, I don't have DARK-COLORED castor oil. Aargh. I'll get some from Sally's.
     
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    My oil has been simmering since Tuesday.
    I opened it and stirred it today (day 4).

    It smells nice.

    I applied the leftover oil (from the plastic stirring spoon) onto my scalp.
     
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    I've subscribed to this thread and keep coming back! Even tho I'm protective styling right now, I'm going to make this today!

    Lemme take some notes....
     
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    What do you think, ladies?

    I usually use clear-colored castor oil, so after dropping the oldest off for soccer, I popped into the Sally's to get some dark, JBCO.

    I think I got the wrong brand and product (see enlargeable photo below). It has other oils added in. I'm thinking about just running with it. Should I return it and get plain JBCO? It smells divine!

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    I think it's fine.
     
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    Umm why are lil baby hairs growing down the middle of my neck? LOL

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    I always wipe my face down after applying the oil but I guess I gotta start wiping the back of my neck too to get the run off!


    Wearing my hair down today. I'm really trying to get my braidouts to hang at my waist. Don't know how long that will take, but I'm glad I've found a nice oil blend that will help take me there. Here's where my braidouts hang now, so I'll use this as my starting picture to document my growth.

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    I'm not doing a real length check until March 2018. Them joints take too long (The process) and I just did one last month (my avatar) LOL

    I've removed all chemicals (color) and harsh ingredients that can't be removed from my hair with my natural shampoos. Hopefully these changes can take my hair health sky high.
     
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    I have a batch infusing on my warmer now that I'm making for my sister.

    I infused her oils with amla powder, burdock root herbs, fenugreek seeds, MSM, jasmine and ylang ylang essential oils for the fragrance. My bedroom smells absolutely divine from the oils diffusing on my warmer. :drool: I want to try it before I give it to her.:evilbanana:
     
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    I used clear castor oil.
    I'll let you know how that works out. :)
     
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    Yup @lulu97 had it right. Also for me my body is very sensitive to MSM so I want to ease my way up.
     
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    Okay! I've gathered all my ingredients and containers. I'm excited! I love that MSM is a part of this. My jar has just been sitting there unused. And I'd stopped using henna as well.

    I think this is going to be GREAT in terms of helping me be consistent with simplicity: Focusing on maximizing my investment in this mix means I don't have room/time to be all over the place otherwise with hair product trialing. Also, this will be my ends care oil as well.

    At first I was concerned about the JBCO brand I inadvertently bought, but it has nail growth aids, so when I'm massaging the oil into my scalp, my nails should benefit! Cool!

    I hope to make this after church today and allow it to infuse for 48 hours before use. I love that color applicator bottle from Sally's for any time I'm applying something to my scalp. It makes it a breeze. :smile:

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    Just made my oils. I am not really looking for a 'miracle growth oil", instead something that can help my scalp sebopsoriasis and resulting thinning from the condition. I cut my hair off last night, and I am kinda sad that I still haven't gained the upper-hand on this condition.

    I made 2 sets, each a third of her measurements. I decided to make one following her exact ingredients, and the second with lighter oils(trying to avoid clogging my scalp) and loads of herbs that have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial,calming and balancing properties.

    Recipe as per OP for Oil 1
    1/4 cup Coconut oil
    1/4 cup Olive oil
    2 tbsp Black Castor oil
    3 drops Peppermint oil
    2 drops Rosemary oil
    2 drops Teatree oil
    1/4 cups Fenugreek seeds
    1/3 tbsp Henna powder

    Recipe for my herb infused oil

    1/4 cup Coconut oil - kept this for the antifungal/antibacterial properties
    1/4 cup Grapeseed oil + Apricot kernel oil - lighter, so hopefully won't clog my scalp
    1 tbsp Black Castor oil - might leave out next time, really want a light oil
    3 drops Peppermint essential oil - cooling, soothing, stimulates hair growth
    2 drops Teatree oil - anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic - can be drying for me, which is why I used so little
    2 drops Eucalyptus essential oil - antibacterial, improves circulation
    1/4 cups Fenugreek seeds - improves circulation, exfoliates
    1/3 tbsp Henna powder - antibacterial, astringent, - this was actually good for my scalp during my best hhj phase
    1/4 tsp Amla powder - antibacterial, rich in vitamin C
    1/3 tsp Brahmi Powder - prevents thinning
    1 tbsp Burdock root herb - anti-inflammatory, encourages stronger growth
    1 tbsp Lemongrass herb - anti-inflammatory, mild astringent
    1 tbsp Rosehip herb - rich in vitamin C
    1 tbsp Lavender herb - anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic, balancing, and most importantly; calming
    1 tbsp Rosemary herb - vitamin-rich, antibacterial, anti-oxidant, balancing
    1 tbsp Chamomile herb - anti-inflammatory, soothing and calming

    I just have to get MSM powder and add to both oils. They both smell great though, especially the herb infused oil; the lavender is coming through nicely:)
     
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    @k_enitan, neat! I love your recipes! They read like the resultant oil mixes smell divine! Godspeed addressing the issues you are targeting.

    Well, all, I got back from church (amaaaaaaazing, intellectual, rigorous sermon about why we can believe in God despite the existence of evil), and the grandparents have the kiddos.

    So I made the oil mix. I had a blast. I can only imagine how much fun actual product developers have.

    It smelled divine, and then I added the tea tree, peppermint, and rosemary oils and they took over. LOL. 48+ hours from now on Wednesday morning, I'll transfer some to a color applicator bottle and try it out! :smile:

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    I made my oil mix on Sunday! I'm going to let it infuse until tomorrow evening, then I'll try it out....

    3/4 cup Coconut oil
    3/4 cup Olive oil
    5 tbsp JBCO
    15 drops Peppermint oil
    15 drops Rosemary oil
    15 drops Teatree oil
    2 tblspns Fenugreek powder
    3 tblspns Napur Henna powder (the one with the 9 herbs in it)
    2 1/8th tspns scoops of MSM powder

    I didn't add any Vitamin E to the oil and I forgot to get the fenugreek seeds and got the powder instead smh, so my next batch I will add the seeds.....
     

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