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assia
07-13-2007, 05:07 PM
Hello all! I've decided to try my hand at making some hair concoctions. I usually buy my products but I need a large quantity to last me a while and I don't have the money to buy the expensive (to me) products I was using before. I leave in a month and I'm desperate! :blush: Please help me.

OK. This is what I have:

1lb of mixed shea and mango butter
1lb of coconut oil
1lb sweet almond oil
8oz EVOO
4oz castor oil
1lb glycerin (veg)
vitamin E capsules
honey
I also have some cheapy Suave naturals condish.

Aside from trying Moe's shealoe, I want to try to make other butters as well. I went through the recipes thread and found some good ideas. I was thinking:

Butter:
1. shea/mango + aloe +EVOO +castor
2. shea/mango + CO + SAO
3. ?
4. ?

Pomade:
1. ?

Spritz:
1. ?

I would also like a pomade and spritz. Could any of these ingredients be turned into those two? I saw two recipes in the recipe thread for a pomade and one for a spritz but I don't have the exact makings.

Can anyone see any other variations to be had from my few ingredients? Also... Where do I put the vitE? Should I put it into all the butters and mixes because of its anti-oxident properties? Or is it even needed at all? This stuff is going overseas with me and I'm making enough to last until next May, so if the vitE is needed let me know! What can I do with the glycerin? Can I mix it into the mixes or would that make me need a preservative? And because of the lack of a preservative should I just ditch the honey and spritz all together?

Any suggestions and tweaking would be greatly appreciated! Please don't let me be overseas for 8 months with a torn up head!

assia
07-17-2007, 02:44 PM
My stuff is here. Help! :blush:

skeewee0123
07-17-2007, 04:26 PM
alright, babe :) ...

you're question is a little overwhelming because you listed so many things (lol)!!! I suggest you look at the thread about "what oils do what" so you can see which oils are going to do what you need.

here's a spritz recipe from motowngirls.com:
3 oz of distilled water
1 oz of light condiotioner
1 oz of an oil of your choice

i really like the leave-in recipe on that site as well. i tweaked it a bit to fit what i needed, and it's perfect for me. maybe you should invest in some essential oils as well. rosemary and peppermint are both useful and smell nice.

you can also make some nice conditioners with those oils. just visit here (http://www.motowngirl.com/recipes.php) and you should be able to get some great ideas. and don't be afraid to change the recipes a little and experiment. everyone's hair isn't the same, so good recipes change from person to person. good luck!!!

eta: glycerin has a shelf life of a year, so if you make smaller mixtures, it should last you a while without having to worry about it going bad. and you'll be able to test out different mixes without making too much of something you may not like.

newmoe1
07-17-2007, 05:13 PM
you dont want ti mix evoo with the shea and mango butter that is to heavy

Duraznita
07-17-2007, 05:22 PM
here's a spritz recipe from motowngirls.com:
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skeewee0123
07-17-2007, 05:38 PM
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lord have mercy!!!! it's motowngirl.com. sorry. the "here" link in my previous post is correct though. sorry again. :blush:

assia
07-19-2007, 08:09 AM
you're question is a little overwhelming because you listed so many things (lol)!!!
here's a spritz recipe from motowngirls.com:
3 oz of distilled water
1 oz of light condiotioner
1 oz of an oil of your choice

you can also make some nice conditioners with those oils. just visit here (http://www.motowngirl.com/recipes.php) and you should be able to get some great ideas. and don't be afraid to change the recipes a little and experiment. everyone's hair isn't the same, so good recipes change from person to person. good luck!!!

eta: glycerin has a shelf life of a year, so if you make smaller mixtures, it should last you a while without having to worry about it going bad. and you'll be able to test out different mixes without making too much of something you may not like.
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I even overwhelmed myself with that post! :lol: I know that CO and SAO are very light oils and soften the hair. I use CO now and I like it. This will be my first time using SAO. I actually have a spritz like that now. I make it in 8oz quantities and my hair drinks it up. I was wondering if I could put the glycerin in that mixture.

I'm going to look at her site. I used to stalk it when I first went natural until I found others with hair more similar to my own. I'll go back and see if anything new has been posted. Thank you!

I though that glycerin had a shelf life of 2 years?



you dont want ti mix evoo with the shea and mango butter that is to heavy
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So using it with the aloe won't make a difference? I thought that maybe the aloe would cut some of the thickness of the EVOO and especially the CasO. :(

skeewee0123
07-21-2007, 11:04 AM
I just realized that there are a TON of recipes in the pinned thread called "List them here". I never saw that, but there are more recipes than you could ever dream of. :)

calla2
07-24-2007, 10:03 AM
OK, you pulled me out of longterm lurkdom. Just a heads up in case you have not considered this: make sure that you are aware of the current FAA guidelines for transporting liquids on airplanes. The restrictions are more stringent for carryons (products in violation are confiscated on the spot). So putting your concoctions in checked luggage may be a better option: any size of unlabeled products MAY be fine (again, check FAA regs). To be on the safe side, you could either ship your products to your overseas address before you leave or just purchase the ingredients when you arrive (e.g., google local store locations before you leave & bring your recipes with you). Just something to consider.

assia
07-24-2007, 07:07 PM
^^ Thanks for the advice. I was going to put everything into my checked luggage. I've already packed and my 1 quart size (stingy b@stards) plastic bag is full and ready to go. :)