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    I've just given this a go... 1 tsp in 275 ml of almost boiling water, steeped until just warm. Shampooed and rinsed the catnip tea through. Left it baged and toweled for 40 min and then rinsed. I definitly noticed a difference. I dont usually condition above my ears, this hair is now silkier. It helped define my waves through the length too!

    I have a cold brew in the fridge for later in the week. Just warm water to begin the steeping process. I'll fliter it sometime tomorrow. (This is how I make my ice teas... so thought that it would likely work here too).


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    Been seeing too many splits lately and not sure why, so I got some catnip and did my first treatment today. I typically WCC when I clarify and used it as my second C. It was drippy and annoying and kept running down my face and into my eyes. I kept it on during most of my shower, as I would a typical second C. I usually like thicker, heavier conditioners, but I’m honestly surprised so far how much it’s already reduced tangling. I may need to tweak my WCC/Co-washing routines to leave the first conditioner on for most of the shower if I continue this, though. Not a fan of runny stuff dripping all over my face.
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    I really want to try this, but I'm afraid my cat will smother me to death in my sleep trying to get to my hair. She's way too responsive to catnip!

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    Steeping the catnip in hot water destroys the chemical that attracts cats and makes them dopey. Keeping the cats away from the stuff you haven’t used yet will be a much bigger problem. Though if your cat is the sort that thinks human hair is a toy or a nest, you might have trouble with your cat messing up your hair whether you use catnip or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennGalt View Post
    Steeping the catnip in hot water destroys the chemical that attracts cats and makes them dopey. Keeping the cats away from the stuff you haven’t used yet will be a much bigger problem. Though if your cat is the sort that thinks human hair is a toy or a nest, you might have trouble with your cat messing up your hair whether you use catnip or not
    That's good to know! I will have to borrow some of her catnip and give it a try then.

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    I just found this thread and I am so excited to try a Catnip rinse in my next wash! I have been trying to strengthen my hair for so long and I get splint very easily even though I don't use heat, sulfates, or any damaging tool/product/etc on my hair.

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    Going to try brewing some up. Can I use a metal filter basket that I have that is meant for loose tea?This way I won't have to strain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevb1973 View Post
    Going to try brewing some up. Can I use a metal filter basket that I have that is meant for loose tea?This way I won't have to strain it.
    That should be ok. I use metal to strain mine and it doesn’t seem to affect it.
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    I've been reading this thread and researched catnip a lot and decided to give it a try. I've had really bad split ends and I chopped my hair off to my shoulders-ish in early January. Since then, I just do a couple S&D's. I tried catnip rinse day before yesterday to help with split ends, and I loved the feeling of my hair. It felt really soft and fresh! I think I'll definitely be doing this once a week.

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    I brewed some up this weekend. I ended up using a tablespoon in one cup of water, I thought that’s what the original instructions were. I have a metal loose tea thing or, so I just left it in there with the cup covered over for a few hours until it cooled. Then put it in a spray bottle. Just sprayed in my hair until damp and didn’t rinse. I had washed and conditioned my hair just normal on Friday and this was Saturday when I made it and stayed in. Have applied a few more times since then, no further washing and no stickiness at all.No stickiness in my hair just made it very soft. The spray bottle is in the fridge.
    My cats are attracted to it though. Not crazy attack me interested but they know it’s in the air.
    My hair always ends up with split ends which results in my chopping it off. So I’m hoping this will stop the splits with some applications semi regularly. Liking it so far though.

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