Don't you hate how most hair prodcuts marketed to blacks do more harm than good

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i gave up trying to find anything otc. i've been mixing my own for over a year and still haven't found anything better! the products these folks offer is a joke! for me the worst culprit was aveda. $50 for 2 products that made great claims, but didn't do jack for my hair. i know we're still early in this natural hair revolution thing, but it is a little depressing...
Originally Posted by monniej
That's awesome! I'm thinking about getting into mixing my own products. I'm having a problem retaining my new growth & everything that satisfied me before, now makes my scalp & hair dry, or itch. I feel like I can't do anything w/ it! Lol. What do u mix?

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I make most of my own hair products mainly because I don't want to get dependent on a product only to have them change their formula or go out of business. To cleanse my hair I make my own version of the famous terressentials mud wash, for a styling product - fsg, and I make my own butter mixture. I'm in the process of getting an emulsifier and good natural preservative to make my own leave in conditioner.

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My own butter mixture
My own version of Terressentials mud wash
Well I thought making your own products was more expensive b\c I tried making my own mix of oils and they were expensive

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I really would love to support black owned companies, but I find the products are way over priced. I almost feel taken for an idiot when I am being sold water with glycerin and a few essential oils for 7+. Does a tub of miss Jessie's really need to be 50? I mean, what is the mark up on that? Like 90%? The products are filled with mineral oil which is a cheap ingredient
Well I thought making your own products was more expensive b\c I tried making my own mix of oils and they were expensive

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Originally Posted by Johari
The initial cost can be expensive for example, I bought 3 lbs of Shea butter, aloe butter, cupaucu a butter and 5 different oil. The cost was around $ 90 but I make a mixture for my hair and one for my body. I can't remember the last time I bought lotion and one mixture will last me for 6 months.
sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
porosity - normal to low
elasticity - normal

love my curls
HGs:
FSG
Henna
My own butter mixture
My own version of Terressentials mud wash
Well I thought making your own products was more expensive b\c I tried making my own mix of oils and they were expensive

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Originally Posted by Johari
The initial cost can be expensive for example, I bought 3 lbs of Shea butter, aloe butter, cupaucu a butter and 5 different oil. The cost was around $ 90 but I make a mixture for my hair and one for my body. I can't remember the last time I bought lotion and one mixture will last me for 6 months.
Originally Posted by ajgrneyes
I agree. Making your own products are a million times better. I usually buy shea butter, jojoba, lavender oil, tea tree oil, castor oil. i can use all on hair and skin. i usually buy in bulk and all at once maybe twice a year.
i gave up trying to find anything otc. i've been mixing my own for over a year and still haven't found anything better! the products these folks offer is a joke! for me the worst culprit was aveda. $50 for 2 products that made great claims, but didn't do jack for my hair. i know we're still early in this natural hair revolution thing, but it is a little depressing...
Originally Posted by monniej
That's awesome! I'm thinking about getting into mixing my own products. I'm having a problem retaining my new growth & everything that satisfied me before, now makes my scalp & hair dry, or itch. I feel like I can't do anything w/ it! Lol. What do u mix?

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Originally Posted by KuLaidejuisce
i do a aloe gel, evoo, shea butter & peppermint oil moisturizer that i can use on dry hair. everything else i use is normally for after a co-wash on wet hair. my homemade mix allows me to get up to 3days before my next co-wash. i use it as a body moisturizer also. in the summer months i add some glycerin, but in the winter glycerin makes my hair dry as a bone.
i do have to say that after 7years and loads of dough spent, i have found some products that have turned out to be the cream of the corp for my crazy 3a-4a kinky curls:

carol's daughter black vanilla leave in - use this on day 2 and 3 and baggie while i shower. along with the steam from the shower it pumps up my volume in the morning and gives me a shot of moisture

my honey child quava balm - this is the closest thing i found to my homemade mix. great for curl definition on dry hair.

just naturals nutritive herbal gel - fantastic moisturizer for day 2 and 3 hair.

taliah waajid bountifier mist - i love to use this to moisturize my ends (i love the smell so much it ends up being the bottom 25% of my lenght!) then seal with evoo. i usually like to do this every other day (or at least the night before my co-wash) as a treat for my thirsty ends.

after my c.d. black vanilla spritz and baggie i add a little guava balm to each section (about 12-16 "gel locs") and follow with a light coating of the herbal gel on each section.

if i get a little dry by midday i use my homemade mix for a touch-up.

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