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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    For those that are new to using catnip you might be interested in reading Ktani's original Article which was on the old forum before it went down. Here is a link to the Archived article http://web.archive.org/web/201112211...&articleid=118

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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    I found Ktani's recipe from the archived forums here two months ago, that's how I learned about catnip rinses. I don't keep it for an hour as Ktani does, I wash it out after using it as a final rinse.

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    I need to get back into this! My butt-butt twins (cats) found and destroyed my stash of nip, but I should be able to afford some more now.
    I used it as a spray on leave in, and had great success the three times I tried it.
    It'll be interesting to see how adding catnip to my hair routine again affects my strands now that I'm using "homemade" conditioner. I feel like the catnip made my hair feel as good as my new conditioner, so I wonder if I'll even notice a difference...
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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    I did a catnip rinse today. I used ktani's proportions of 1 tablespoon into 300 ml of water. Previous catnip rinses, I only steeped for 5 hours, and I don't think that was quite enough time for my hair.

    Let my catnip steep overnight, strained it and poured it into a squirt bottle. I shampooed my hair, including sudsing up the length and squirted the catnip over the entire thing. I clipped up my hair, and put a plastic bag over it for an hour. Rinsed it out in the shower.

    I was surprised how easy it was to comb my hair when wet after just having the catnip as a conditioner. I didn't use any mineral oil to leave in my hair this time, but I wished I had. My hair seems a bit more tangly than usual, but it also looks way thicker than it has been in a long time.
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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    So, I've tried this method a couple times, now. When I leave it on for an hour, following the original instructions, it leaves my hair feeling/looking kind of greasy. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    So, first off - I am in love with catnip. My new favourite thing. I've been doing leave-in, love my hair now, hate it without it. I've also been Making a shampoo mix of catnip tea, a scoop of baking soda, and two drips of my old organic clarifying shampoo. That's been working well.
    So my question is this:
    What are your thoughts on catnip as a leave - in after an apple cider vinegar rinse after shampooing? I'm no chemist, lol and am not familiar with the properties/ph levels/residues involved. I just know the couple of times I tried a baking soda shampoo followed by ACV rinse, I loved how the vinegar left my hair feeling soft and smooth. I love how it feels now with catnip, I'm just curious to know if I might get it doubly as nice if I used both. Perhaps that's greedy. Lol.

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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by synchrostatic View Post
    So, I've tried this method a couple times, now. When I leave it on for an hour, following the original instructions, it leaves my hair feeling/looking kind of greasy. Any suggestions?
    You might want to brew it for less time. Ktani I think said in her blog posts that longer steep time for catnip was attributed to more moisture.
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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Are there any pictures of the effects of catnip on the color of naturally blonde hair?

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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    I have been using catnip on my neutral dark blonde hair for the last two weeks. I haven't seen any discernible color change yet. I think my hair looks a bit lighter actually now, because I'm not using conditioner on the hair above my ears anymore. I am just using catnip, and a bit of mineral oil on the ends.

    My hair photographs strangely in my bathroom (my sig pic is an example). My hair doesn't appear that red in real life, it's really a dark neutral blonde. I am not able to take photographs of my hair by myself anywhere else but my bathroom for the moment.
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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    So I re-read ktani's proportions and it's a teaspoon and not a tablespoon. Oops! Next time I wash, I'll be using the correct dilution.
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