Page 226 of 284 FirstFirst ... 126176216224225226227228236276 ... LastLast
Results 2,251 to 2,260 of 2840

Thread: Catnip for split ends?

  1. #2251
    Account Closed by Member Request
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the Realm of Innovative Hair Care Methods
    Posts
    19,474

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marjolein View Post
    So, I did a one hour catnip rinse two days ago and my hair still isn't feeling greasy. That's a looong time for me. Is this just a coincidence or is it one of the side effects of catnip I wasn't aware of?

    And a little question: How much is a US teaspoon in grams? I used 4-5 grams, but that seemed to be the same volume as two tea bags, not really the less is more option I had in my mind.
    According to this http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/cooking...nversions.aspx it is about 4.74 grams.

    I use a very level, well packed measuring teaspoon to about 10.4 oz or just under 300 ml of boiled water. Less is more I guess is relative. 1.5 oz of cut and sifted leaves and flowers (buds) catnip has lasted me over 2 years and I still have some left.

    I can go about a week without washing my hair with catnip. My hair typically will just start to get oily at the roots at about the 5 day mark. That will vary depending on how oily one's hair gets naturally, the catnip one buys and the mix used (buds contain more oils than the leaves) and how much catnip one applies to the hair, from my experience.
    Last edited by ktani; April 2nd, 2010 at 05:42 AM. Reason: spelling

  2. #2252
    Member deviantkitten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Army base in Germany
    Age
    40
    Posts
    558
    Length
    33/33/class
    Type
    1a/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    I just got my organic flowers and leaves catnip in the mail today! I will use it on my next wash day- in a cpl days. I am so excited to use it LOL
    I am wondering tho, if it contains protein? I saw online that catnip seeds have 18.4% protein, but what about the flowers and leaves?
    All info I found about this by doing a search, just comes up with catnip affecting the protein receptors, or something like that LOL
    My hair cannot stand protein, and adores moisture. Does anyone know if the catnip rinse contains protein?
    Lady Grainne
    Handmaiden to the Goddess Morrigan
    In the Order of the Long Haired Nights

  3. #2253
    Account Closed by Member Request
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the Realm of Innovative Hair Care Methods
    Posts
    19,474

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by deviantkitten View Post
    I just got my organic flowers and leaves catnip in the mail today! I will use it on my next wash day- in a cpl days. I am so excited to use it LOL
    I am wondering tho, if it contains protein? I saw online that catnip seeds have 18.4% protein, but what about the flowers and leaves?
    All info I found about this by doing a search, just comes up with catnip affecting the protein receptors, or something like that LOL
    My hair cannot stand protein, and adores moisture. Does anyone know if the catnip rinse contains protein?
    Some protein, yes http://www.liberherbarum.com/pn0450.HTM. Catnip does not behave like any protein treatment I have ever used though. It balances my hair, strengthening it and adding moisture. When my hair has breakage, it does not split. That is because my hair is not too dry, http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...postcount=1674
    Last edited by ktani; April 5th, 2010 at 07:31 PM.

  4. #2254
    Member deviantkitten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Army base in Germany
    Age
    40
    Posts
    558
    Length
    33/33/class
    Type
    1a/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Thank you ktani! I can't wait to try it out it a couple days!
    Other protein i used made my ends crispy. I don't think the catnip will have this effect.....well at least I hope not LOL. Oh well, if it does, my cats will be very happy for a very long time!
    Oh, one more question- you mentioned that the catnip can keep in the fridge for about a week. I made my infusion tonight, but will not use it for a couple days. Will it still work on my hair? Or did you mean it will keep but will lose it's potency for your hair, but will still work for your face....if that makes any sense LOL
    Lady Grainne
    Handmaiden to the Goddess Morrigan
    In the Order of the Long Haired Nights

  5. #2255
    Account Closed by Member Request
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the Realm of Innovative Hair Care Methods
    Posts
    19,474

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by deviantkitten View Post
    Thank you ktani! I can't wait to try it out it a couple days!
    Other protein i used made my ends crispy. I don't think the catnip will have this effect.....well at least I hope not LOL. Oh well, if it does, my cats will be very happy for a very long time!
    Oh, one more question- you mentioned that the catnip can keep in the fridge for about a week. I made my infusion tonight, but will not use it for a couple days. Will it still work on my hair? Or did you mean it will keep but will lose it's potency for your hair, but will still work for your face....if that makes any sense LOL
    Catnip for me depends on the dilution as well as brewing time, and the treatment time (about an hour), for maximum results. I use 1 level teaspoon to just under 300 ml (about 10 oz) of boiled water, steeped covered for 5 hours.

    I have had catnip keep for 2 weeks in the fridge and used it on my skin but I would never recommend that. I sterilize with boiled water before making a fresh batch: my strainer, mug, saucer, and pyrex measuring cup even though I wash out everything with liquid soap after each batch.

    I do not know your preparation. I have never had catnip go off on me. If your catnip goes cloudy or smells funny at any point, discard and make a new batch. A few days should be fine if kept in the fridge and prepared well. I have used week old catnip on my hair with no potency difference noticeable.
    Last edited by ktani; April 5th, 2010 at 08:06 PM. Reason: spelling

  6. #2256
    made of sugar and cyanide MandyBeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    DNC bound!
    Age
    41
    Posts
    10,995
    Length
    6"?/17"/.....
    Type
    1c/2a/F/ii/iii

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by kurlylox View Post
    Well, that stuff at very least is a recommended favorite to my CATS, so it at least smells like nip

    Used catnip over my newly hennaed hair, since it was freaking out being grumpy and dry, and it still doesn't want to dye my roots, I figured not going to ruin anything.

    Improvement over the upper 2/3 or so of my hair? Softer, happier, lays better. Bottom 1/3 is still a crispy velcroy mess, but I don't like the length I'd have to cut to, so I'm going to learn to deal with crispies for now and let them grow out with slow trimming. At least I hope I can keep up with the above sections not breaking or getting damaged, so I can gain length of the splits.

  7. #2257
    Account Closed by Member Request
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the Realm of Innovative Hair Care Methods
    Posts
    19,474

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by MandyBeth View Post
    Well, that stuff at very least is a recommended favorite to my CATS, so it at least smells like nip

    Used catnip over my newly hennaed hair, since it was freaking out being grumpy and dry, and it still doesn't want to dye my roots, I figured not going to ruin anything.

    Improvement over the upper 2/3 or so of my hair? Softer, happier, lays better. Bottom 1/3 is still a crispy velcroy mess, but I don't like the length I'd have to cut to, so I'm going to learn to deal with crispies for now and let them grow out with slow trimming. At least I hope I can keep up with the above sections not breaking or getting damaged, so I can gain length of the splits.
    How newly hennaed? Henna contains resin that washes out between applications. Catnip does not do well over coatings. I suggest trying again after a few washes if you shampoo and clarify if you have conditioner residue. It should be better.

  8. #2258
    made of sugar and cyanide MandyBeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    DNC bound!
    Age
    41
    Posts
    10,995
    Length
    6"?/17"/.....
    Type
    1c/2a/F/ii/iii

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    24 hours about - but I obsessively wash the henna until I get the resin out when I wash out. Keep in mind tho', my version of cutting off 1/3 of my hair is cutting 4" off. Big change, but not cutting off THAT much in the end. I've only got 2" of LHC growth, and really, I guess to me, having 1 years worth of growth being all that's decent to me doesn't seem that shocking given my evil brushing habits that were dismantled upon learning the truth of the brush. I'm also noticing a "line" of good vs bad in my hair, it goes from about only 1 1/2" of problem hairs in the front - that's been pulled back since I could get it back - to the 4" or so in the back that is never up because it's not long enough at all.

  9. #2259
    Account Closed by Member Request
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the Realm of Innovative Hair Care Methods
    Posts
    19,474

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by MandyBeth View Post
    24 hours about - but I obsessively wash the henna until I get the resin out when I wash out. Keep in mind tho', my version of cutting off 1/3 of my hair is cutting 4" off. Big change, but not cutting off THAT much in the end. I've only got 2" of LHC growth, and really, I guess to me, having 1 years worth of growth being all that's decent to me doesn't seem that shocking given my evil brushing habits that were dismantled upon learning the truth of the brush. I'm also noticing a "line" of good vs bad in my hair, it goes from about only 1 1/2" of problem hairs in the front - that's been pulled back since I could get it back - to the 4" or so in the back that is never up because it's not long enough at all.
    I would never suggest cutting off length if that is not what you want to do. I had build-up from hell when I started catnip use. I do not clarify my hair ever. I just let build-up wash out and I did. Even with that I saw results with catnip but not the results I have now. I had not settled on a dilution or method then. That took time and patience and a lot of experimentation.

    Your hair will grow. Catnip may help. It certainly has for me. I can only speak for what it has done for my hair and my skin. I love the stuff.

    It took over 4 years for linden tea stain to completely wash out of my white and grey shower curtain but it finally did (I also bought a new washing machine which helped, lol), and I had scrubbed it and washed it in hot water, every few weeks. I could not bleach it. Catnip has not restained it. My hair washed more often, recovered much more quickly, lol. Linden tea left my hair with cruncyy ends and a lot of breakage, splits and a breakage taper, none of which I have now. I get minimal breakage now (mechanical), no split ends and no breakage taper.
    Last edited by ktani; April 5th, 2010 at 09:20 PM. Reason: spelling

  10. #2260
    Member deviantkitten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Army base in Germany
    Age
    40
    Posts
    558
    Length
    33/33/class
    Type
    1a/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    Catnip for me depends on the dilution as well as brewing time, and the treatment time (about an hour), for maximum results. I use 1 level teaspoon to just under 300 ml (about 10 oz) of boiled water, steeped covered for 5 hours.

    I have had catnip keep for 2 weeks in the fridge and used it on my skin but I would never recommend that. I sterilize with boiled water before making a fresh batch: my strainer, mug, saucer, and pyrex measuring cup even though I wash out everything with liquid soap after each batch.

    I do not know your preparation. I have never had catnip go off on me. If your catnip goes cloudy or smells funny at any point, discard and make a new batch. A few days should be fine if kept in the fridge and prepared well. I have used week old catnip on my hair with no potency difference noticeable.
    In your very first post on this thread, you mentioned you let it steep for one hour. Have you changed it to then? I steeped mine for an hour. Should I make a new batch and steep it for 5 hours?
    Lady Grainne
    Handmaiden to the Goddess Morrigan
    In the Order of the Long Haired Nights

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •