Thoughts On This Homemade Hair Growth Oil???

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  1. tapioca_pudding

    tapioca_pudding Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I know right?? But I have a length goal I want to hit by December, plus this is a routine I think I can actually stick with so I figured why not. :drunk: Just gotta make sure I retain what I grow.

    When I used the spray by itself I didn't like the scalp feeling. But mixing in the oil made a HUGE difference. I'm not tryna sway you.. I'm just sayin.. :look: :lol:
     
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    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YOU DA REAL MVP!!!!!! Holy smokes!!!
     
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    Well alright Mixing Mama! I don't measure my oils exactly either and typically get about 6-8 oz per batch. I use about 2 oz per week though as I'm heavy handed at weeks end for my pre-poo and overnight treatment.
     
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    @tapioca_pudding, hmm I just might have to introduce Xcel 21 back into the mix at the end of June. I got good growth with Xcel 21.
     
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    I didn't want to say this in my initial response because I never want to discourage anyone that may be reading this from trying stuff but I believe NW21 contributed to some really bad headaches I was having. I don't know this for sure though. I still do have a few bottles left that I kept for postpartum shedding. I anticipate my edges being snatched bald like my last pregnancy :lachen:so I'm going to try it again on my edges when that happens. However if I get the same reactions as before I'll just gift it to someone else.
     
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    I gotta figure out a way to make the cream smell better next go round. The cocoa butter smell mixed with the other herbs didn't play nicely. When my oldest son came in from school, I gave him a hug and he told me I smelled like "outside". :eek2: He is taller than me, so when we hug his chin sits on the very top of my head so I know it was my hair he was smelling. :lachen:Plus I had just took a shower less than 30 minutes prior.
     
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    Oh no!!! I totally get it... I haven't noticed headaches but I know sometimes products can irritate some people more than others. Def proceed with caution! And I'm sure your edges will recover, if they even get snatched at all. :lachen: :hug2:
     
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    My hair is crazy thick! :eek:

    I think I have to wash my hair twice a week now. My scalp is constantly itchy.

    Possibility: I did not strain my mixture. There's no residue on my scalp though
     
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    Did you use any Indian powders in your mix?

    I went to shake my bottle this morning to apply the oil to my scalp and I still had a lot of powder everywhere. I restrained it twice but still was not satisfied so I'm just going to use this batch as a prepoo treatment. I started a new infusion with just my herbs and seeds. I'm able to strain all those out. I was scared to put that batch I made yesterday on my scalp. I could already forsee it being itch central with those fine powders still in the mix. LOL
     
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    A lot of great information here ladies, thank you:work:... I'm not mixing a batch yet, but you all are giving me food for thought and hair growth:weird:
     
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    @lulu97 no indian powders. Just msm, vitamin c, and fenugreek powders.
     
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    @beauti, might be the vitamin C. Even though I up the MSM I keep the vitamin C at the same level. I saw a video of someone who made the oil mix who said the vitamin C was causing some dryness and itchy scalp.
     
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    @Daina I think you're right. I only upped the msm twice and didn't up the vitamin c, but I guess that initial dose was all it took. I will omit that from my next batch. I remember curlyproverbz saying it caused dryness but had she mentioned an itchy scalp I wouldn't have bothered with it. Oh well :spinning:
     
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    I thought it was just me too. My scalp is itchy. I may apply every other day.
     
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    By the way my hair is super thick as well!!! I thought I was imagining it but it has thickened up in my crown areaa lot.
     
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    @Daina could be right...possibly the Vitamin C maybe? I didn't use vitamin C.

    I didn't have any itching but I used very light oils and I'm only applying to my scalp every 3 days and I rinse my hair/scalp weekly to get a fresh slate. I don't always use shampoo but the good thing about this mix is that it rinses well with just water. I herbal tea rinse one week then shampoo the next week.

    OT: How are your braids holding up? Are you going to redo them? Do you mind sharing the tutorial you used? I want to do something similar to my step daughter who is coming to visit at the end of the month.
     
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    @lulu97 those braids didn't make it a full week smh. the itching was out of control not to mention I did my edges too tight and got paranoid they'd be snatched. I was gonna redo them looser but decided to take it all out. I will do it again in the summer with less braids. here are a couple tutorials that helped me. I'm sure you'll do a fabulous job, especially if you're not a lefty like me :yep:



     
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    My oil is made and now infusing for 2 days. I will massage it on my scalp starting Monday night.
     
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    I have a praise report.

    Not growth related (because I will not measure until June 15), but overall scalp health related.

    My scalp usually starts to get itchy and flaky after 3 days post wash and I just "deal with it" until day 7.
    Well since I incorporated using this oil, I have not experienced flaky/scaly scalp at all.

    I have avoided braids for at least 6 years because they were pointless. I'd get them and have to take them out 3-4 weeks later because my scalp would flare up.

    I think I'm going to skip washing this weekend and see how long I can go with just daily oiling.

    It has only been a full week of using the oil and I already KNOW I will experience major growth with this oil.

    I think its made staple status for the long haul just based on how my scalp is benefitting from applying it nightly.
     
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    Updating:
    Y'all coulda told me about the coffee filter trick for infusing Ayurvedic powders! That last batch had way too much leftover powder in it!!! LOL

    I put 1 spoonful each of henna, amla & Brahmi into a coffee filter. Secured it with a hair band and placed it inside some oil.

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    This time, I used 3/4 cup of Grapeseed oil, 2 spoonfuls of Jamaican black castor oil and a spoonful of monoi Tahitian coconut oil. Will let it infuse on my window sill while I'm using up my current batch (2-3 weeks) then remove the powder bag and infuse in the fenugreek seeds, a few herbs and MSM on my candle warmer for 8-24 hours.
     
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    @yaya24, another witness here who can testify about the changes to my scalp. My scalp typically acts plum crazy in the summer time, well since I have been using the oil my scalp hasn't been itchy or dry at all! As a matter of fact I've been hair lazy and been in a wet bun style without cleansing for 2 weeks. Normally my scalp would have attacked by now but I am still going strong. Going to have a spa hair day this weekend but you are not the only seeing a difference with this oil!
     
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    I still haven't used my oil!! But i did purchase a candle warmer to infuse it more so its def ready to be used!

    This is my reminder.....
     
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    :love3: I am LOVING all the testimonials!

    This oil makes my scalp feel great and my hair feel very soft. It's giving my hair a pretty good sheen. :yep:

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    Very nice!

    My sister has major scalp issues and I am going to take some to her next weekend when I go visit her for her graduation in Austin.

    I hope she actually uses it vs letting it go to waste.
     
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    Will be brewing a batch for about 2 weeks starting this weekend (24 hours on the candle warmer first):

    Grapeseed oil
    Carrot Oil
    Avocado Oil
    JBCO
    Coconut Oil
    MSM
    Fenugreek seeds

    Gonna do this batch w/o the amla powder and see what happens. (Although I may say "*** it" and add some a la coffee filter the last week of brewing lol. I'll see how I feel.)

    Still going strong w/ my Xcel spray mixed w/ oil blend. Still on the fence about reordering the Xcel but I also still have three bottles in my cart :lol: .
     
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    A couple of weeks ago I made a huge batch of oil with the following:

    Amla Powder
    Brahmi Powder
    Coconut Oil
    JBCO
    Grapeseed Oil
    Almond Oil
    Vitamin E Oil
    Jojoba Oil
    Argan Oil
    Lavender
    Tea Tree Oil
    Red Palm Oil (not too much, it can stain)

    Also threw in a bit of Shikakai Oil and Vatika Frosting from Hairveda, and APB Ayurvedic Oil

    For the Indian powders, I used this method: http://www.pinkchailiving.com/make-amla-oil-home/

    I have about 40oz, and have been using it on my scalp, and as a sealant, prepoo & oil rinse.
     
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    Just used a tiny bit at the back and at the front of my head tonight, massaged it in, inverted for 5 minutes.
     
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    Where do you buy your Indian powders
     
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