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    Quote Originally Posted by enfys View Post
    Phew, if Ktani approves of the catnip I'm fine. I hoped the packet would say something helpful like "buds and leaves"
    I said that it looks fine, lol. The test will be in how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    Good luck but be patient. Catnip results get better over time, not because it builds-up but because the hair gets more conditioned.
    Thank you, ktani.

    I tried my catnip brew this a.m. I did a couple of things wrong:

    1. It was so darn cold that I couldn't bear the thought of dumping it over my head. So, I mixed today's portion with some hot water. It was the right amount of catnip, but way too diluted.
    2. I totally forgot to bag my hair.

    Detangling wasn't easy. I think it would have been fine if I had finger separated my hair as it dried. But I took the Tangle Teezer to it while it was wet, and I shed more than usual.

    I had a serious halo when it dried.

    The plus side is that my hair is really soft.

    Tonight, I'm going to leave the remaining brew out so it will be room temperature tomorrow a.m. And I will bag my hair after applying the brew.

    I'll keep you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neoma View Post
    Thank you, ktani.

    I tried my catnip brew this a.m. I did a couple of things wrong:

    1. It was so darn cold that I couldn't bear the thought of dumping it over my head. So, I mixed today's portion with some hot water. It was the right amount of catnip, but way too diluted.
    2. I totally forgot to bag my hair.

    Detangling wasn't easy. I think it would have been fine if I had finger separated my hair as it dried. But I took the Tangle Teezer to it while it was wet, and I shed more than usual.

    I had a serious halo when it dried.

    The plus side is that my hair is really soft.

    Tonight, I'm going to leave the remaining brew out so it will be room temperature tomorrow a.m. And I will bag my hair after applying the brew.

    I'll keep you posted.
    No worries. Catnip is very forgiving.

    All you need to do is take the catnip out of the fridge an hour before you need to use it or less and let it naturally warm up to room temperature, while you get on with whatever you need to do before your are ready to wash your hair or finish doing something else.

    When it is really cold, I soak in the tub or let the shower warm me up. The bagging acutally makes me feel warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    No worries. Catnip is very forgiving.

    All you need to do is take the catnip out of the fridge an hour before you need to use it or less and let it naturally warm up to room temperature, while you get on with whatever you need to do before your are ready to wash your hair or finish doing something else.

    When it is really cold, I soak in the tub or let the shower warm me up. The bagging acutally makes me feel warmer.
    Does it have to be in the fridge first? Cause I make mine and use it right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahmof9 View Post
    Does it have to be in the fridge first? Cause I make mine and use it right away.
    No, no, the fridge is for storing it before and in between uses. It can keep up to week. I have had it keep longer but I wouldn't. It is best to make it fresh after that. If you make it to use right away, just use it.

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    Hello ktani, I'm new here and I just wanted to thank you for the info on catnip tea on this site. I've been putting it on my face with a cotton pad and I have never had anything clear up my skin so fast. I used to use Proactive among a host of other things. I've used it on my hair twice and I love it. I don't wash my hair very often. I can't wait to see your hair, but I'm new and can't access the albums yet. I love learning new things about hair care. I have very long hair but I need to take better care of it. I learn a lot from you. Thank you for all your hard work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learnthenLive! View Post
    Hello ktani, I'm new here and I just wanted to thank you for the info on catnip tea on this site. I've been putting it on my face with a cotton pad and I have never had anything clear up my skin so fast. I used to use Proactive among a host of other things. I've used it on my hair twice and I love it. I don't wash my hair very often. I can't wait to see your hair, but I'm new and can't access the albums yet. I love learning new things about hair care. I have very long hair but I need to take better care of it. I learn a lot from you. Thank you for all your hard work.
    Welcome to LHC!

    Thank you so much! That is so nice of you to say all of that.

    Yes, from my experience too, catnip is amazing on skin. It can help heal it quickly.

    Pictures of my hair are on my profile page and there are only 2 from 2006. I do not like taking pictures of myself or having them taken. I still have not gotten around to figuring out how to use the digital camera I have (a gift).

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    This a.m., I did a CWCat: conditioned with Strawberries & Cream conditioner, shampooed once with a SCH shampoo bar, squeezed out the excess water and applied catnip tea. I clipped my hair up and put on a plastic shower cap, then proceeded with my showerly duties.

    After about 10 minutes, I rinsed the catnip tea out.

    I finger separated my hair as it dried. Most of the tangles fell out. When I combed, I did have to use a little caution; it wasn't like combing through hair that had been conditioned with a bottled conditioner.

    My hair is soft and a little fluffy. I do have a halo, though I don't think it's as pronounced as it was yesterday. It feels soft, yet a little dry at the same time.

    I'm not sure that it looks any better than when I just use a shampoo bar, but I'm willing to continue the experiment and see what happens over time.

    I do like the fragrance of catnip, BTW. It smells slightly minty and green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neoma View Post
    This a.m., I did a CWCat: conditioned with Strawberries & Cream conditioner, shampooed once with a SCH shampoo bar, squeezed out the excess water and applied catnip tea. I clipped my hair up and put on a plastic shower cap, then proceeded with my showerly duties.

    After about 10 minutes, I rinsed the catnip tea out.

    I finger separated my hair as it dried. Most of the tangles fell out. When I combed, I did have to use a little caution; it wasn't like combing through hair that had been conditioned with a bottled conditioner.

    My hair is soft and a little fluffy. I do have a halo, though I don't think it's as pronounced as it was yesterday. It feels soft, yet a little dry at the same time.

    I'm not sure that it looks any better than when I just use a shampoo bar, but I'm willing to continue the experiment and see what happens over time.

    I do like the fragrance of catnip, BTW. It smells slightly minty and green.
    Next time, try just the shampoo bar and a vinegar rinse, then the catnip, and leave the catnip on longer, bagged. Shampoo bars leave a residue that catnip alone may not be able to remove, or get through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    I said that it looks fine, lol. The test will be in how it works.
    To me it just looked like a bag of herbs; my kitty never liked catnip for me to get to know it or te constituents. It has leaves? Buds? What?!

    Well last night I brushed my hair damp with Tangle Teaser. I never brush wet hair, I wait until it's bone dry but I was too excited to wait until the morning! It brushed very easily, the same as with "real" conditioner.

    This morning it felt lovely and soft too. This may be partly that my hair is used to herb washing and so I was starting off with a different finish on my hair. But to me it felt like no different to a normal conditioning agent. Amla/shikakai washes give me a similar feel. It feels like...hair. It's a feeling I haven't had for a long time. And it felt good to do. It was a lot more satisfying than bottled goop.

    If it's effect builds up I can't wait!
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