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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

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    I almost forgot. The itch one can get from dry skin? For me, catnip relieves it, instantly. ETA: I have even used catnip to relieve razor burn, from shaving my legs.

    Ah yes catnip does wonders for the skin. After a particularly nasty burn/chemical accident, I used catnip exclusively for months and my skin is perfect, not a single scar

    I don't now wash with catnip as I love my berry soap so much, but I love that I can use catnip everyday if I choose and my body wont get rashy the way it used to with conditioner.

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    I've been following this thread for awhile and have been very intrigued not for the split end fix because I don't have any (not to say that keeping them away forever wouldn't be a good thing, though) but for the conditioning benefits.

    Thanks, ktani for all the research and others who've posted, as well. It has been very helpful. So, today, I took some of the catnip that my cats never liked and made some tea with it.

    Washed my hair w/diluted shampoo (natural shampoo and very diluted) and then put the catnip tea on my hair w/a plastic cover for the remainder of the shower. Now, not putting any conditioner on goes against all that is hair holy for me but I didn't because I wanted to see how it would work alone.

    I had just as much slip as the heaviest cone conditioner! Now, to alleviate the shedding that my hair has been doing lately. I'm unsure if it's due to the recent henna and will dissipate soon or something else but I am watching it closely. It's not a huge amount of hair but steady, nonetheless.

    This afternoon, I'm going to go get some more catnip so I can have it around as a go-to conditioner. I'm excited and will report back how things look once my hair has dried!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catfish View Post
    original quote by ktani



    Ah yes catnip does wonders for the skin. After a particularly nasty burn/chemical accident, I used catnip exclusively for months and my skin is perfect, not a single scar

    I don't now wash with catnip as I love my berry soap so much, but I love that I can use catnip everyday if I choose and my body wont get rashy the way it used to with conditioner.
    That is fantastic. Catnip is so versatile and soothing and and I am glad to know, healing for you.

    I do not use any oils or leave-ins. I have until now, only used catnip, to colour and condition my hair following shampoo. I used catnip as my 2nd "shampoo" the other day, instead of more shampoo, to remove excess oil from hair. My hair gets extra oily very infrequently.

    I am stll pleased with the results. My hair is still fresh and clean. Whether it will replace shampoo altogether for me, remains to be seen.

    I wash my skin with catnip every day in the morning and to remove sunblock and mascara at night and it is wonderful for all of that.
    Last edited by ktani; January 29th, 2009 at 02:11 PM. Reason: clarification

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    Quote Originally Posted by scalawaggirl View Post
    I've been following this thread for awhile and have been very intrigued not for the split end fix because I don't have any (not to say that keeping them away forever wouldn't be a good thing, though) but for the conditioning benefits.

    Thanks, ktani for all the research and others who've posted, as well. It has been very helpful. So, today, I took some of the catnip that my cats never liked and made some tea with it.

    Washed my hair w/diluted shampoo (natural shampoo and very diluted) and then put the catnip tea on my hair w/a plastic cover for the remainder of the shower. Now, not putting any conditioner on goes against all that is hair holy for me but I didn't because I wanted to see how it would work alone.

    I had just as much slip as the heaviest cone conditioner! Now, to alleviate the shedding that my hair has been doing lately. I'm unsure if it's due to the recent henna and will dissipate soon or something else but I am watching it closely. It's not a huge amount of hair but steady, nonetheless.

    This afternoon, I'm going to go get some more catnip so I can have it around as a go-to conditioner. I'm excited and will report back how things look once my hair has dried!
    You are most welcome.

    I look forward to your update.

    I find that I shed less with catnip than I did with conditioner but I never had a thinning hair issue. My hair is natually thin on its own. It now looks and feels thicker (much less breakage and no breakage taper), with catnip.

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    Does catnip have a toxicity level? I use it for my hair and skin and I love it. I want to try it on my baby's skin because it's very dry from the weather (even heavy creams aren't doing much), but I want to make sure it's safe first.

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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gem View Post
    Does catnip have a toxicity level? I use it for my hair and skin and I love it. I want to try it on my baby's skin because it's very dry from the weather (even heavy creams aren't doing much), but I want to make sure it's safe first.
    Catnip is not toxic, has been used for babie's teething problems and colic but is not recommended but during pregnancy or certain menstral conditions.
    http://www.drugs.com/npp/catnip.html

    Here is the updated Health Canada profile.
    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodn...ataire-eng.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by slz View Post
    I decided I should try catnip a while ago, as I was browsing the web to see if it would be possible to find any for sale here in the form of dry leaves (seeds are easy to find, but I'd rather to wait :P ) I stumbled upon a seller of catnip essential oil : maybe it was discussed before (not going to read the 83 pages ><), but do any of you here know anything about this ? Maybe someone even tried using warm water + catnip EO + dispersant instead of herbal tea ?

    Edit : OMGZ OMGZ I just saw the price - forget about it, 59 € for 5 ml
    Catnip EO like any EO can be an irritant and aside from the price, is only one component of the dried leaves and flowers.

    Catnip is not expensive if you buy the,cut and sifted pet store leaves and flowers. It can be very inexpensive and is very economical to use.

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    Default Re: Catnip for split ends?

    Quote Originally Posted by slz View Post
    Actually I plan to grow some in my garden, but I wanted some ready-to-use form as I wait for spring - and yes I know essential oils are different from the whole plant, that's why I was asking. But then given the price I really do not care about it anymore ><.
    I am sure that the EO can be purchased for less than what you saw it priced for but what I meant is that it the benefits would not be the same as the soothing and moisturizing effects of the other constituents in the buds and leaves.
    Last edited by ktani; January 29th, 2009 at 05:55 PM. Reason: clarification

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