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    Posted: Mar 29 2015 at 8:25am
I am analying the recipe for the Hairdrenalyn Potion and I really don't like the formula that much.
Measurements Per 16 oz of Castor Oil:

45 cut tea bags
1/2 large bottle of Cayenne Pepper
30 Biotin pills (Rexall Sundown Naturals, High Potency Biotin)
2-4 drops onion seed oil
1-2 drop garlic seed oil
2:1 ratio of onion seed oil to garlic seed oil
It appears that it is mainly tea blackened castor oil. There are only a few droppers of onion seed oil and garlic seed oil in 16 ounces of oil. That does not seem like enough at all considering how beneficial those products are for hair growth. Also, I would add a bit more than 1/2 spice bottle of cayenne and add red pepper flakes as well. I also do not want to strain out the biotin powder and I do not know that it needs to be cooked in oil for 5 hours. So,  I am thinking I will modify it as follows:
1 cup dried onion powder
1/2 cup  dried garlic powder
1/2 cup red pepper flakes and cayenne mixed
1/2 cup horsetail herb and or stinging nettle herb (I like that better for hair than black tea personally)
cover with oil and place in crock pot for a few hours. will require maybe at least 1/2 gallon of oil
Strain
Add a good amount of biotin powder to the strained oil and let continue to steep a while. I will buy a bag of biotin powder instead of opening capsules.
Transfer to a dark bottle and add sufficient peppermint and/or rosemary essential oil to mask onion and garlic odor.




Edited by LadyAradia - Mar 29 2015 at 8:31am
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I hope I make MBL on my next length check...sigh. That's not til August.
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I have a question. Does anyone have a scalp that actually produces oil and makes their hair oily on its own? I do not and really can't imagine that. My hair only gets oily if I put oil in my hair. Just wondering if anyone here gets oily hair if they wash their hair and don't put anything on their head but somehow it just gets oily on its own. I know i sweat in the Summer but I don't seem to make my own hair oil. My hair has not once in my life gotten full greasy from root to tips from any sebum produced by myself. It gets oily only when I put some oil on my hair or too much product.

I know that the theory of the GHE is that our scalps need warmth to grow well due to having evolved in a warmer environment than where many of us have been exported. I have a theory that similarly, in a warm environment, one would evolve to sweat well like I do to keep the head cool... My scalp perspires profusely in Summer.  I likewise think  that MAYBE those whose ancestors evolved in a colder environment like Northern Europe were somehow better suited to have a layer of sebum on the scalp to keep their heads warm...  So maybe that is why they evolved that way instead? Just a theory.

I know that fat is good to keep warm in general, so maybe that is why some have more fat glands in their scalp... to keep the head warm. And they evolved that way over aeons through natural selection. Those who evolved in cold environments  who could produce more head fat or sebum to keep their heads warm, simply survived more there. While those who did not produce more fat or sebum to protect their heads would have died off in cold environments due to survival of the fittest for the particular environment. Meanwhile in Africa, it would have done no one any good to be dripping grease off of their scalps from their pores in the sun but it would have done them good to sweat to cool the head.  Maybe that is why so few curlies have their own sebum production. Maybe it's not so much about the strands being curly and hard for the sebum to travel down the strands with curly hair, but rather the scalp of the kinky curlies just don't produce as much oil as the scalp of others. I do not produce significant amounts of my own sebum even when my hair is kept straight. See what I mean?  I know European curlies do complain of their own scalps alone making them have greasy curls but I know that's not a problem I have. You do have to factor in cross breeding but the tendencies should still hold proportionately. What are your thoughts?

PS I just thought of another, more important application of the "information" from this theory. I have heard that cops look at factors like how much one is perspiring when trying to decipher if one is telling the truth. Now if some Blacks like myself tend to perspire profusely from the scalp and I believe that is part of the natural cooling mechanism and Darwinian evolution of my ancestors in a hot environment. If this is the case that Europeans evolved to produce more oil to keep their heads warm in Northern Europe while Africans evolved to perspire well to cool their heads, then that informal lie detection policy needs to be reevaluated. That policy of viewing head sweating as a potential signal of lying is then a potentially racially biased theory used by cops. They need to factor in that perhaps some Blacks EVOLVED to produce a more fluid flow of perspiration from the head during times of heat and the Whites did not. Therefore, seeing how much one's head sweat will not prove they're lying, rather it will perhaps just show more about their ancestry than anything. That would  mean that yet again this is another example of how things are- as often- racially biased and need to be re-evaluated from a broader perspective.


Edited by LadyAradia - Mar 21 2015 at 12:39am
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I never heard that pumpkin seed oil helps with hair growth.


cliff notes for the video ladyaradia posted:

The girl in the video got a 1oz bottle and added

3/4 pumpkin seed oil
less than a quarter of black seed oil - also called kalonji oil
10 drops sandalwood oil
10 drops rosemary oil
10 drops peppermint oil

then add to scalp by sections and massage. she follows the inversion technique too.
then coat the rest of your hair with your favorite oil on your hair strands - she likes almond oil.
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i really like Biolage matrix conditioning balm. my hair is still smooth and it has been a few days that I haven't used it. the biotin is not getting my body hair to grow faster, so bonus points for that. i need to do a length check to see if it grew.
i am going to take biotin for about 3 months.
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Been wigging for 2 weeks very convenient.
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I am very thankful to the universe for the hair it has given me so far.
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I am going to deep condition my hair today and another day this week because on Friday I am getting my bangs trimmed and my split ends trimmed too.
I noticed my hair looks muuuch better now that I trim my ends than when I used to just let it be. I still wasn't seeing any growth and my hair looked ugly. After my haircut, I am getting my hair life together, and I am going to work heavily on getting some growth in March, because my spring break is in April and I want to look bomb at the beach.
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