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    The dandelions are about to poke up their heads here, and they are good for so many things!
    Doing a quick search online, I discovered they are great to infuse with oils, and making masks out of.
    Has anyone done this? If so, did you notice good results?

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    Haven't done this with dandelions yet but am also curious! I have read that they are beneficial for use as a protectant when mixed with a carrier oil
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    I've not used them on my hair but I have made infusions with them.
    Just be careful if you have hayfever, it set off my allergies something awful and made my skin burn. The flowers don't bother me but the concentrated infusion did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elfgirl View Post
    Haven't done this with dandelions yet but am also curious! I have read that they are beneficial for use as a protectant when mixed with a carrier oil
    Infuding was what I am going to try, with sweet almond oil. My hair has reacted really well to that oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsidian View Post
    I've not used them on my hair but I have made infusions with them.
    Just be careful if you have hayfever, it set off my allergies something awful and made my skin burn. The flowers don't bother me but the concentrated infusion did.
    Luckily no hayfever here, but that sounds terrible. Hopefully the effects didn't stay too long!

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    In my country, in Dutch they are called "paardenbloemen" aka horse flowers, just a wild growth / weed. They are great though for some things, if infused, so I don't think it's a bad idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    In my country, in Dutch they are called "paardenbloemen" aka horse flowers, just a wild growth / weed. They are great though for some things, if infused, so I don't think it's a bad idea!
    It's so funny that you mention that, I am Dutch, came to Canada at 14. I only recently stopped saying "horse flowers" to people and finally remembered the English name.
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    Hm, I've tried tea rinses of a few herbs and flowers before, but never dandelion I don't think. Unfortunately I am pretty allergic to grass and flowers so I should probably skip it. I do wonder what sort of benefits it could provide for the hair, especially in an infusion like you're talking about.

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    i wonder which part of the plant would be best for infusions, the roots or the flowers, or maybe both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elaina View Post
    i wonder which part of the plant would be best for infusions, the roots or the flowers, or maybe both?
    I think, if I remember this correctly, they typically use the buds of the flowers. Much like with chamomile, they also just use the flower buds. At least, I once had a bag of chamomile for infusion, and it was the heads of the flowers.
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