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BC date: 5/2/08
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urbanella.com has the leave in in stock!
when all else fails...eat
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urbanella.com has the leave in in stock!
Originally Posted by BugEyeZ
I just checked, and it's out of stock until May 6th.

Darn, I thought there would still be some left...
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
wow! i just ordered it thursday...
when all else fails...eat
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Thanks Kathy for trying out a recipe....I understand the OP'S decision to change the title of the thread and hopefully others are still encouraged to become kitchetechnicans lol





I finished my "experiment" and thought I should give a detailed report. This is going to be lengthly, so I apologize in advance.

My qualifications: I would be considered a gourmet cook and have most of the kitchen toys known to mankind! I have previously made jams and jellies, which means I'm not a stranger to pectin.

The only ingredient I had to buy was the pectin. I experiment with some of my own products, so I made an infusion of 14 herbs that are commonly used in hair products. It's in distilled water with commercial preservative added. I used this--it includes then necessary ones.

If you are starting from scratch you would have to buy all of the ingredients. It would be more than you'd need, but you'd have to lay out a sum.

pectin $3
agave nectar $7.50
aloe vera gel $5.00
Vit E oil $10
citric acid $3.00
1 oz each horsetail, chamomile, nettle, marshmallow--about $8.00
preservative $8.00

That being said, it wasn't hard to make. I started out with about 12 oz of liquid and ended up with about 2 oz once the impurities were removed. I used it today. I may have used too much. My hair has beautiful curls, but is very producty and I can't scrunch out the crunch. It looks like I'm wearing a wig--and not a real hair one! Maybe a curly Barbie???

I also did a little research using CurlMart/Ulta prices for existing, popular curl creams:

Product Price per ounce
CJ CCCC $3
recoil $3
Inner QCCC $3.33
KCCC $1.56
Ms Jess CP $2.37-3.50 (depending on size)
MOP C CDC $3.53

When you look at things this way, it's really not bad. I would never want to tell someone how to run their business; however, it would be nice to have more sizes (like Ms. Jessie's 2, 8 and 16 oz) so people could try it and not lay out so much money until they know if it works for them on a continuing basis. If the original continues to work for me, I will be buying it in the future. IMHO, the only ones who should be trying this are people who regularly make products and don't have to start from scratch. By the time you make the initial investment, you will have spent much more and probably won't be as happy.

That being said, I'm going back upstairs to rinse out the product and use the real thing! I hope I have as good a curl day as yesterday. I'm only sorry that the leave in is back ordered, I really want to try it. Looking at the ingredients, it isn't something I'd think to make. Kudos to the inventor (or should I say chef!)

If anyone has questions about what I did, PM me--I'd be happy to answer them privately.
Originally Posted by kathymack
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Many of us use a very popular curl enhancing product. Since the ingredients are all natural and she started this business out of her home, why can't we recreate it for ourselves as a more cost effective alternative?
Originally Posted by HeatherNicole
Off topic, HeatherNicole your hair looks great. What do you use to hold back your hair in the no muss no fuss puff pics? And if you have a link or a picture of the holder that you use that would be great.

My hair is about the same lenght as yours and a little curlier but my puffs stink


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MG
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Has anyone made any progress in coming up with a good recipe for this?
Hair Type: 3b/3c (I think! lol)

Quit using heat 9 months ago
Has anyone made any progress in coming up with a good recipe for this?
Originally Posted by madametj
When I first joined nc.com in '08, I tried to make my own products. It was really got expensive to make things, not like them and throw them out--IMHO. Only things I make at this point is FSG and Okra Gel. They are really easy. There are lots of threads about them, so I'd try them first--if you haven't done them already.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Has anyone made any progress in coming up with a good recipe for this?
Originally Posted by madametj
When I first joined nc.com in '08, I tried to make my own products. It was really got expensive to make things, not like them and throw them out--IMHO. Only things I make at this point is FSG and Okra Gel. They are really easy. There are lots of threads about them, so I'd try them first--if you haven't done them already.
Originally Posted by kathymack
I <3 my FSG. I was thinking of trying this with FSG as a base.
Hair Type: 3b/3c (I think! lol)

Quit using heat 9 months ago
Has anyone made any progress in coming up with a good recipe for this?
Originally Posted by madametj
When I first joined nc.com in '08, I tried to make my own products. It was really got expensive to make things, not like them and throw them out--IMHO. Only things I make at this point is FSG and Okra Gel. They are really easy. There are lots of threads about them, so I'd try them first--if you haven't done them already.
Originally Posted by kathymack
I <3 my FSG. I was thinking of trying this with FSG as a base.
Originally Posted by madametj
If you do that, I'd consider it FSG with additives. Some people add gelatin to FSG for added protein and consistency of the gel.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams

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