Well, the "cleansing conditioner" didn't quite work as planned...BUT, I had some leftover herbal infusion and oat milk (which is supposed to be beneficial to the scalp) so decided to try again! I added some gentle surfactant, glycerin, honeyquat, apricot oil, and guar silk. Upon trying it today, it had a wonderful lather! It really reminded me of Shea Moisture Retention, but more cleansing. The conditioner I made worked pretty well but smelled sooo bad! I think it was the broccoli seed oil. I might try it again but with pumpkin seed oil because the smell is just too strong and giving me a headache (very sensitive to smells....) Also, I want to make it thicker.
I'm still trying to get the formulas down and work out some kinks, but this is so much fun! I love it!
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12
Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair
all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing