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    Wink catnip

    Raederle

    It is lovely on the scalp isn't it?

    I doubt that it has altered your colour much.

    It needs more time to do that effectively and from the non slip you are getting, the catnip may not have gotten directly on to the hair shaft - any conditioner or othere residue there would prevent that from happening completely.

    ETA: Any colour that you might get will wash out easily enough. It is not any where close to a permanent stain.
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    Well, hair is finally dry and combed out. It feels great -- not all that different from how it feels after a shampoo and conventional conditioner, just more ... substantial, I guess is the word. I would gladly use this again, if only there was an easier application process. I kept wishing it was a thicker concoction, so it would really stay on my head without so much dripping.

    I might keep up with it for how wonderful my scalp feels. Perhaps I'll make a smaller batch next time and just treat my scalp. PPD ways she thinks that she sees a more golden look where it used to be more silvery, but I'm no so sure. Tomorrow's challenge photo will show it better, I guess.

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    ETA: Any colour that you might get will wash out easily enough. It is not any where close to a permanent stain.
    Oh, yeah, I knew that. I was really just kidding.
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    Default Catnip

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    Yes, the timing is a pain.

    Since you are not using it for colour - you might get away with less time - you have to see - I found the extra time increased the conditioning for me but I did it initially for the colour.

    For scalp washes it would be perfect as a rinse.

    Catnip keeps in the fridge for up to 7-10 days but that is pushing it.

    ETA: I have never had it go bad - in over 2 years - but I do not keep it too long.
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    Okay, here is my issue. My scalp is really giving me grief the past week, or so. I know you've said that catnip must be rinsed out, because your hair got sticky otherwise. How about if I apply it this evening, maybe catch the drips in another bowl, and repeat a few times. Could I then just leave it alone all night, and rinse out tomorrow morning?

    I'm thinking of hitting just the nape area, because that's where all the irritation is, not scalp wide. I'm not too concerned about color change there, as this is the darkest hair on my head, and, as you state, the effects are temporary anyway.
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    Default Catnip

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    I have spot used catnip myself in the past when I had shampoo or other product irritation problems - a good while ago now and left it on.

    It can provide temporary relief.

    For me - I knew the cause - my sensitivity to the product - that had to calm down on its own - but the catnip relieved the worst of it - until I recovered.

    I had no problems with doing that at all.
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    Ah, well thanks for that, then. So, once my current batch is cooled down enough not to burn me I could use it? The aaaahhhh you hear will be me.
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    Default Catnip

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    Yes - absolutely.

    The best part? - when it has cooled in the fridge - it will feel even better when cold.

    ETA: Just make sure when you make a new batch to use this way, that you do not make it stronger - the dilution I recommeded - 1 level tsp to 275 ml water works very well on sensitive skin - stonger catnip becomes more astringent - you do not want that when dealing with irritation, IMO.
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    Well, this is interesting. I poured some on last night, and when I arose this morning, my hair felt great -- no sticky feeling, at all. I poured some more, cold, just on the nape, put it up for the day, and it's dry now, and feeling soft and wonderful. It's making my scalp hugely happy, the itching has really receded, and you may color me a truly happy camper.

    Thanks so much for your hard work and help, ktani .

    And for you skeptics out there, give it a try.
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    You are most welcome.

    I am so glad to read that you are pleased.

    The stickiness for me happened when I sprayed it on my ends - I have never left the rinse/treatment in my hair in quantity.

    Spot treating with it never gave me a problem.

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    This is really interesting, thanks ktani! I think I might have to try it out, my scalp can be itchy and I would love to have stronger hair.
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