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    Quote Originally Posted by PixieP View Post
    Actually, today my hair is softer than it's been in a looooong time!
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    I'm in the process of trying this right now, Vesper and Tracy (my cats) love me now because I almost never buy catnip.

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    Has anyone tried catnip essential oil? Any thoughts on if I could use this on its own to oil my ends or if it would be a bad idea (cause dryness/ build up/ need mixed in a carrier oil)?
    I'm not sure if it would have the same benefits as the tea rinse for split ends but I would assume it does, I can't find any info on the oil being used on its own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonineMane View Post
    Has anyone tried catnip essential oil? Any thoughts on if I could use this on its own to oil my ends or if it would be a bad idea (cause dryness/ build up/ need mixed in a carrier oil)?
    I'm not sure if it would have the same benefits as the tea rinse for split ends but I would assume it does, I can't find any info on the oil being used on its own!
    You would definitely need to use a carrier oil (if you're not big on the heavy oils, you can dilute it in lighter oils like grapeseed, almond or argan), it would likely be too irritating and strong to use on its own like most essential oils. I don't know about its effectiveness preventing splits, but you can definitely use it in your hair; I'm pretty sure I've seen Nightblooming use it in some of their oil blends.

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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonineMane View Post
    Has anyone tried catnip essential oil? Any thoughts on if I could use this on its own to oil my ends or if it would be a bad idea (cause dryness/ build up/ need mixed in a carrier oil)?
    I'm not sure if it would have the same benefits as the tea rinse for split ends but I would assume it does, I can't find any info on the oil being used on its own!
    I would search the thread for it. Ktani mentioned it in the beginning pages of the thread.
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    I did a rinse with fresh catnip leaves, fresh rosemary and chamomile tea yesterday and loved it! My hair seemed so happy. I've heard that it's recommended to use both the flowers and the leaves, but our plant doesn't seem to have any buds, maybe because my two cats chew on it. Does anyone have thoughts on this? Sorry if that topic has already been covered, and I know it's been a few months since the last post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaAnna View Post
    I did a rinse with fresh catnip leaves, fresh rosemary and chamomile tea yesterday and loved it! My hair seemed so happy. I've heard that it's recommended to use both the flowers and the leaves, but our plant doesn't seem to have any buds, maybe because my two cats chew on it. Does anyone have thoughts on this? Sorry if that topic has already been covered, and I know it's been a few months since the last post.
    From what I remember when I was on the catnip train a few years ago, it was important that the flowers were also there because they contained the most oils. I really can't be sure though. I'm glad you posted though, it brought this thread back to my attention and might be something I want to try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktani View Post
    Thank you!

    Catnip colour is really quite light blonde. It is not gold as I would call it. There is no brown or red in it. I suggest that you strand test, either on your hair direct or shed hair. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised as to what the colour it is not, in terms of a shade of yellow. It is more on the ash side rather than the yellow side. It is hard to describe but I do not think that you need to worry. It is not like turmeric for example.

    The buds (you need to harvest the flowers before they open) contain the yellow tannin too but they contain more oils than the leaves. Leaves and buds make the perfect balance, IMO. You get the astringency and the oils without too much of one or the other.
    Here you go SeeAna, bumping up this post from the original catnip expert

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    I might try this come summer. I planted one tiny catnip plant in our garden several years ago and it spread far and wide... Catnip completely consumed the yard :/ However now with this thread giving me inspiration I might finally have a use for the stuff! LHC to the rescue once again haha.

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    The same thing happened to me, Cheniaa. I started with one small catnip plant, in a huge pot even, and it ended up escaping and consuming all of the area it possibly could. I'm a huge fan of mint plants though, so I really can't complain too much. None of the neighbor cats seem to complain either. I might have to see about putting it to use for my hair as well though.

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