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Old 04-12-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
 
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Exclamation Help! Coconut/yogurt dilema.

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Yesterday I tried the Cononut Milk/Yogurt recipe, and I added honey and Olive oil to it. It worked really well and my curls were popping, and my hair was soft.. BUT... the whole time it was really messy and drippy and smelled like baby throw up, so I couldn't stomach leaing it in for more than 45 mins (even that was a trial). I don't know if there's much you can do about the smell, but any ideas on making it thicker so it dosen't drip so much? Will cornstarch ruin the moisterising effects?

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I used a similar one, but mine also called for eggs and vanilla. It smelled ok, but looked pretty nasty. And it was uber messy. I haven't a clue how to make it thicker or less messy to be honest. Maybe straining the yogurt in cheesecloth overnight would get out some of the excess liquid or blend it up with an avocado?
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if i do a mask like this.. next time.. i plan on wrapping my head in clingfilm after it is on..
bind it all up-- i am thnking this will keep the heat in too which will help the process.. just an idea i am going to try next time
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:18 AM   #4
 
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Hello.

Yesterday I tried the Cononut Milk/Yogurt recipe, and I added honey and Olive oil to it. It worked really well and my curls were popping, and my hair was soft.. BUT... the whole time it was really messy and drippy and smelled like baby throw up, so I couldn't stomach leaing it in for more than 45 mins (even that was a trial). I don't know if there's much you can do about the smell, but any ideas on making it thicker so it dosen't drip so much? Will cornstarch ruin the moisterising effects?


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Cornstarch should be ok, you can also use xanthan gum.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:06 PM   #5
 
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or guar gum. You might also think of adding baby food banana's to it. It would help with the smell.
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or guar gum. You might also think of adding baby food banana's to it. It would help with the smell.
+1 on bananas. I make a coconut milk, yogurt, honey and banana DT and it thickens fine. You dont need a ton of coconut milk to make it moisturizing and using too much is likely making your mixture too runny.
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I stopped using "food" products for some of these reasons. There is a great protein treatment that's yogurt and Bragg's Amino Acids. My hair smelled like sour milk and teriyaki marinade all day. I couldn't stand it.
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or guar gum. You might also think of adding baby food banana's to it. It would help with the smell.
+1 on bananas. I make a coconut milk, yogurt, honey and banana DT and it thickens fine. You dont need a ton of coconut milk to make it moisturizing and using too much is likely making your mixture too runny.
That sounds like you could use the leftovers for a tasty breakfast shake, too.
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or guar gum. You might also think of adding baby food banana's to it. It would help with the smell.
+1 on bananas. I make a coconut milk, yogurt, honey and banana DT and it thickens fine. You dont need a ton of coconut milk to make it moisturizing and using too much is likely making your mixture too runny.
That sounds like you could use the leftovers for a tasty breakfast shake, too.
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I mix my homemade deepies with a store brought conditioner and a few essential oils--helps with thickness and smell. Otherwise folks in my home would go around smelling of a strong tropical drink gone sour once sweat from exercise kicks in, lol.
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