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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Update

    I solved the hair "roll over" problem. I just applied catnip carefully to the length in 3 sections , a little bit at a time 3 times before pinning it up. I rinsed everything out as usual. On slightly damp hair, I smoothed the length with the flat of my hands and wet my hands a bit before doing so.

    Result: smooth, soft, shiny hair that did not react to today's humidity and did not snag even a little, from the high winds (I wore my hair down, as usual.

    I do not like catnip left in. Rinsed out after it is applied, bagged and timed, works best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    I really like it but it is not the only brand to try IMO. Walmart may still carry this and it is cheaper than Hagen. I may try it.
    This is the brand I'm currently using, it was the only one they had at the grocery store where I work. I think I may have preferred Cosmic Catnip though. I only used it once though, and that emptied the contaner. (Yes, I used the cat's stash )

    I'm still enjoying it though, thats for sure! My only problem is that I shower every day, before work, and lately I've been forgetting to brew it the night before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinPrincess View Post
    This is the brand I'm currently using, it was the only one they had at the grocery store where I work. I think I may have preferred Cosmic Catnip though. I only used it once though, and that emptied the contaner. (Yes, I used the cat's stash )

    I'm still enjoying it though, thats for sure! My only problem is that I shower every day, before work, and lately I've been forgetting to brew it the night before.
    You owe your cat, lol. I am glad that you are enjoying catnip use.

    It appears to be "addictive" to humans as well as cats, lol, at least for use on hair.

    With brands of catnip it can depend on whatever batch you get. I suggest trying a brand about 3 times to test consistant quality, providing you like the results well enough that you get with the first batch.

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    While I prefer to use organic catnip, I started out using regular pet store catnip and that worked very well. It is a personal decision. I think either is fine.

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    Another wonderfully relaxed school schedule day, (yesterday too, I start summer break soon), so I had time to organize some research for here.

    Some catnip information - according to this source, catnip use goes back to Roman times. I have read sources that trace it back even further in Asia.
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    I just ordered some organic catnip. I got looking at the links that have been posted here, and saw that my grocery store catnip doesn't look anything like the pictures. It's just green, with no white or colored flecks. I'm going to try the organic stuff to see if that gives me better results. I've seen a lot of improvement using it, but I still do have splits and find white dots all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonLady View Post
    I just ordered some organic catnip. I got looking at the links that have been posted here, and saw that my grocery store catnip doesn't look anything like the pictures. It's just green, with no white or colored flecks. I'm going to try the organic stuff to see if that gives me better results. I've seen a lot of improvement using it, but I still do have splits and find white dots all the time.
    It can take a while to see the improvement you want but it can happen.

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    I just ordered some catnip-seeds, so it will take a while before I get to see any results since I need to grow and dry the catnip first

    ETA: I'm not growing it only for my hair, but mostly because I make a lot of cat-toys that I fill with catnip and give to friends (or their cats)

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    Update

    I altered my catnip application somewhat Monday, by increasing the amount used on the length, not enough to make my hair separate or look oily and it is day 4.

    My hair has held up against humidy all week, still does not appear oily and feels clean. I could wash it tomorrow but it does not appear that it will need it until about Sunday or Monday. No "roll over". Directed application works this way. I just poured a little bit of catnip over sections of the length 3 times instead of pouring it over the length once in a greater amount, before pinning it up. It absorbed beautifly and I rinsed out all catnip, at end of the treatment procedure, as usual. This method is a keeper. I am very happy. It has been a great week, with enough weather variation, for me to be sure of the results!
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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    Update

    I just poured a little bit of catnip over sections of the length 3 times instead of pouring it over the length once in a greater amount, before pinning it up. It absorbed beautifly and I rinsed out all catnip, at end of the treatment procedure, as usual.
    This is how I have been applying it to my length and have also found that this works very well.

    I've still had no need for additional conditioner and can leave my hair 5-7 days between washes without it feeling oily or in need of a wash.

    I was having a problem trying to colour my white/silver hair closest to my scalp but I think I have solved this now. I pour an amount of catnip on a cotton wool pad and hold it on the difficult areas for a short while. This appears to be working and the hair is picking up more colour.

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