Update on South Africa's Hair Growth Remedy

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Judging from the amazing response the hair growth remedy post received, I was quite happy to discover that I wasn't the only South African who didn't know it existed. I've been receiving emails, whatsapp messages and even phone calls about it. It was quite a "thing" - then in typical Mandy style *curtsy* I accidentally deleted the post! Needless to say, 

panic pursued,  but with a little help from my genius friend (thanks naartjie!) and some researching on my end, we managed to retrieve it from the interweb's outer limits. You'll see that the date on the hair growth remedy post is the 16th of October but the original was actually posted on the 7th. 
Measurements as of 7 October 2014

Ok so now that that's out of the way, I need to clear up the spritz issue.  As I have mentioned in my disclaimer, I am no expert on hair care - I simply go about mixing potions and finding remedies that work for my hair type (3c/4a) and my daughter's (4c).
I've heard some stories that the spritz caused itchiness, I went back to the recipe and realised that I should have included water. Water is one of the only true moisturizers we have, so whenever you mix a spritz together, add a bit of water to the mix. This may prevent the itchiness, if not - STOP using the growth remedy. Immediately

The kid suffers from dry scalp so I've changed my spritz a little for her benefit - and believe me, it has been beneficial. My recipe now includes:

50ml  bay rum
10ml bergamot essence 
1 ampule of placenta
50ml aloe vera juice
2.5ml castor oil
Fill the rest of your bottle with water
Spritz on your hair, concentrating on the roots, 2 to 3 times a week


It's a well known fact that I am a huge castor oil fan. I mix it into my Tresemme Naturals conditioner for a super soft wash and go. The Aloe vera juice (available at Dischem) is great for conditioning, hair growth, it is an anti-inflammatory and it has antipruritic benefits. This basically means that it is an anti-itch remedy. Castor oil and aloe juice both aid in hair growth as well. 
My routine is to spritz, twist, air-dry. I take the twists out  and style the next morning.
I only rinse out on my next wash day. You may choose to rinse out as you see fit. I am not a master at the twist-out game but nonetheless, this is usually the result: 

Before I give you my measurements for this month,I need to make it clear that not all hair grows the same. Expecting the same growth as the next person is unrealistic. Simply keep loving your own healthy hair. 

So, to answer the question of whether my hair grew, you have to bear in mind that my growth is usually at 1cm per month (place drum roll here):- 

Front: 23.5cm
Side: 24.5cm
Top: 24.5cm
Back: 21.5cm


If you've used this remedy, you can relate to the growth, shine, strength and all round health of your hair. Have you started the hair growth remedy? What have your experiences been?



Stay Gold,

Mandy

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22 comments

  1. Hello Mandy, I started using placenta after reading your article but I was wary about using bergamot essence in my routine after hearing that it causes photo sensitivity, and with my scalp sometimes being exposed to the sun when plaiting I didn't want to risk it. I wanted to know if your spritz has since changed or if you have maybe any advice regarding photo sensitivity and bergamot essence if you have experience. Also have you used the pH balanced leave in as prescribed by Kimmaytube. I wanted to know because I wanted to find out what your thoughts or your reader's thoughts were on the mix with our locally available products. Thank you.

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    1. Hello Serra, thank you so much for your comment. This is what I know - All citrus oils are photosensitive in it's purest form. I use the Lennon's bergamot essence which is a synthetic oil (artificial oil) I personally have not had issues with this product regarding photosensitivity. My hair looks and feels healthier and fuller since I've started the routine.
      My go to leave in is Tresemme Naturals conditioner but I would love to try local products. I'll check out the link, thanks for the suggestion :)

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  2. Anonymous23/2/15

    Hi Amanda

    I will be starting your remedy soon and would like to know in what size spritz bottle I should mix the ingredients in?

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    1. Hi there, fantastic!!
      I use a 500ml bottle.
      Good luck and please keep me updated on your growth.

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  3. Hi I just started using the treatment, added all the ingredients as prescribed in a 500ml bottle, but after that I filled the entire 500ml bottle with water.......was that the correct way to go or did I just dilute the whole mixture too much?

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    1. Hi Angelique,
      Yes that is correct. Fill the rest of the bottle with water :)
      Let me know how it goes.

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  4. Hi I just started using the treatment, added all the ingredients as prescribed in a 500ml bottle, but after that I filled the entire 500ml bottle with water.......was that the correct way to go or did I just dilute the whole mixture too much?

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    1. Hello Angelique. Are you still using the mixture?

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  5. hai Mandy
    u r God sent girl,i love the mixture and my daughter's hair texture has improved a lot since she's started using the mixture about a month ago#will continue to use it

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    1. Hello. So happy you are enjoying the mixture. Are you still using it?

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  6. Anonymous8/10/15

    Hi Mandy. What Aloe Vera juice did you use? I have that big bottle that I got at dis-chem for around R60, but I think it's concentrate and not juice, it also has some vitamin c added to it. I have been looking for Aloe Vera juice or gel, and that was all I could find apart from that sugary drink with barely any Aloe Vera juice and/or pulp in it.

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    1. Hello. That is precisely the one that I used. The concentrated one! I use a small amount and fill the bottle with water to dilute it. Use according to your hair. If the recipe is to much for your hair, use less. Good luck

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  7. Anonymous23/11/15

    Hello Mandy
    Does your remedy regrow hair?
    My hair is thinning and I'm starting to bald.heard about placenta and bergamot combination a week ago and been using it since then
    Your remedy includes other additions. Will it regrow my hair?
    Thank you

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  8. Anonymous23/11/15

    Hello Mandy
    Does your remedy regrow hair?
    My hair is thinning and I'm starting to bald.heard about placenta and bergamot combination a week ago and been using it since then
    Your remedy includes other additions. Will it regrow my hair?
    Thank you

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  9. started the spritz yesterday, hope it works!

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  10. Anonymous6/4/16

    Hi Mandy

    I have been using the mixture for about 2 months now. My hair has grown about 4 - 5 cm at the back. in front about 2cm. and on the sides also about 2cm. My hair has never looked this good. My hair looks so healthy.
    I wash my hair every 3 days and spray it on. I have just mixed it together, but I dont add water to the mixture. Really loving it. This is the first time my hair grew so fast in such a short time. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Hi there.

    I went and bought the following after reading your blog:
    Bergamont Essence
    Coconut oil ( it comes in a liquid form in a small 100ml bottle)
    olive oil ( also in a 100ml bottle)
    placenta and
    Bayrum

    I wanted to know, can i mix all of them in a bottle and add water? will it work?

    also can i use it on my 19 month old?

    thank you for your response.
    \

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  12. Hello Mandy

    i have really thin hair and it breaks alot. I bought all the stuff and also the coconut oil that comes in a liquid form in a 100ml bottle as well as olive oil. can i add those to the mixture too?

    also wanted to ask, can i use it on my daughter's hair? she is 19 months and her hair is not growing at all. it looks very dry.

    Thank you.

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  13. Hi Mandy

    How does one know the kind of hair type? I always see things like 4c,3d or something like that! So where and how do I find out what type of hair I have?
    Thank You

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  14. Hi mandy hope you can help i can not find anywhere bergamont essence can i just use 227382-G3 rum and placenta dont have mony for other produks thank you

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    1. Hello. Bergamot essence can be found at any pharmacy.

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  15. Hey there.

    Must I always wash it off after using the mix. Or I can wash my hair every week?

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