2019 Coffee Clay Chebe Onion Rice Tea Ayurv Acv Avj Challenge

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  1. mzteaze

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    I did a henna mix using red Raj and Indigo, I'm almost at the right proportions for the color I want. Turns out using Jamila henna was the source of my orange hair.

    I'm excited to try katam instead of Indigo which supposedly has a warmer violet color instead of cooler blue tones of Indigo.
     
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    Where are you getting the katam from @mzteaze? Is it used the same way as indigo?
     
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    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    @Lita , i let it sit for day nothing special or maybe since i always condition afterwards i may not be getting the benefits of rice rinses.
     
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    @Ltown Thank you..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    Agreed. I hate it when vendors do this :mad:
     
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    After reading Henna Sooq's amla oil is essentially amla infused sesame oil, I'm gonna save my coins and make my own. Going to order amla, sodium bentonite (I prefer it over calcium), and probably some fenugreek from Amazon later this week or next week.
     
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    Alright, so I tried mixing fenugreek powder with boiling water as described in that video above.
    fenugreek ffl 1.jpg
    I started with a teaspoon of fenugreek powder and added the boiling water little by little while continuously stirring it. It took several minutes, but the results are a lot creamier than I typically get minutes after mixing the two. I still have lumps in mine, but it's more homogenous than I normally get. And you can already see the mucilage/sliminess.
    fenugreek ffl 2.jpg
    I like it! I'm not sure if I will notice a difference in how it is with my hair because I love Fenugreek so much already, but I'll report back. I'm leaving it to sit overnight before using it in my deep conditioner.
     
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    May I join this challenge?
     
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    Most of my Amazon order is arriving tomorrow *happy dance*. For whatever reason the fenugreek will take a whole week. Friday or Saturday will be wash day. Amla prepoo followed by a clay wash. Found my old clay wash recipe I had been looking for forever. I used my ayurvedic hair oil and ayurvedic Shea mix when moisturizing my hair today.
     
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    Thanks! I think slowly adding the hot water and mixing constantly increases the amount of mucilage (and hopefully the benefits) that's extracted from the fenugreek powder. I only added a teaspoon this week (as opposed to a heaping tablespoon), which normally doesn't give off much mucilage. But by the next day the water was considerably thicker. I only needed to add 1 (eating) teaspoons of conditioner to it and got this consistency -- THICK! (I also added a measuring teaspoon of amla powder the next morning)
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    Overall I'm impressed. My hair feels great and I didn't get any residue left over in my hair from the powders. I'm going to keep this up because if nothing else, I think I'll be able to get away with using less powder per session with better yield from the powders.
     
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    Will be starting a coffee oil infusion today.
     
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    I'm going to use up as much of my fenugreek seeds as I can in the next couple weeks and then try to get the powders. Clearly that's where the party's at.
     
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    I have an array of ayurvedic powders, ayurvedic deep conditions, herbs that I will be using to make teas, several oils infused with herbs, rice water, ayurvedic leave-ins, and a couple of garlic conditioners. I plan to use them on my hair in some form at least 3 times a week. Oh I almost 4got ayurvedic shea butter:drunk:
     
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    I'm itching to get the powder too lol. I'm going to try grinding up my seeds first. Don't know if I should try this with twists in, or take them down. I feel like I'm going to redoing them one by one before I completely take them down. Surpisingly, I'm actually liking them on me.
     
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    Grinding should work.
     
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    I feel like grinding should work fine. But I also have Fungreek PTSD so I don't even wanna chance it.
     
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    I'm a little the same lol but I trust the process. I realise I've never even been close to properly hydrating my previous attempts. I'm a little excited so will probably try it the next time I wash my hair.
     
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    Doing a pre poo right now “Saturday” using Chebe oil infusion on the lower length of my hair/on the roots I have Ostrich oil hair growth tonic & I have 2plastic caps on..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    -Used on APB Hibiscus, Pomegranate, Fenugreek Hair oil to take my twists down.
    -Currently have Soultanicals Afrotastic Curl Elastic (has Amla, Marshmallow, etc) with Belle Bar's Hibiscus hair mask mixed.
    -I have green tea steeping for later.
     
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    Kitchen mixing this evening. I'll be making an amla oil, the amla prepoo, a tamanu body butter for my youngest daughter, mud wash for tonight's wash, and maybe another butter or two. Both the amla prepoo and mudwash will have acv. Unsure if I want to do a rinse or not. Really eager to get the fenugreek. I'll be putting a tbsp or two of it in my current ayurvedic oil and making a spritz.
     
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    I have a lot of seeds and want the powder too @GGsKin. Maybe I should make a powder by using my Nutri Bullet to grind them up just to see if that works first though. I have more than 5 lbs of seeds in my stash right now. Let me try that before I order the powder. :yep:.
     
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    :lachen: This is so funny @imaginary...
     
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    Loving your posts @WaistLengthDreams. Keep them coming with your updates.
     
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    Didn't care for the amla at all but I should have known. I didn't like it when I first tried it 7 years ago lol. Figured maybe I didn't do it right that time. The mud wash was great at least.
     
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    after I shampooed my hair used rice/onion water for 45min with heat cap/Aussi Moist to rinse out/Curls Dynasty Pumpkin Mint Dc/Natures Ego Bringjhi & Emu growth cream..Curls Dynasty Kalahari smoothie
    Sealed with EVOO..BRB-Stimulating Sprtiz on my edges..Hair In 4 braids.

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    Thank you for trying the process out first. Goes to show that being heavy handed can work against you. I obviously used way too much when I tried to use fenugreek.
     

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