What did you make this week?

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Trying another flax cream. Using my usual FSG and BTMS this time.
Originally Posted by missbanjo
What are FSG and BTMS? Thanks for helping me understand. I'm a newbie here.
Originally Posted by AUsomecurls
FSG=flax seed gel
No-fail flax seed gel - I finally did it...TWICE!
BTMS=behentrimonium methosulfate (I think)
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers

Last edited by pedaheh; 11-19-2011 at 12:05 PM.
I didn't really make anything, but I combined Eco Styler, Aloe Vera Gel, Peppermint Oil, and Grapeseed Oil. It is so far working out. It is drying a little crunchy, but I think I'll SOTC with some coconut oil.
OMG Today I had a flipping 2 hour blitz of making stuff!!! LOL but I haven't made anything in forever. I mostly put some EO's in some unscented things to mask some unpleasant smells, and then made a cleansing condish and a few butters.

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Going to make more hair spritz. I seriously need to make another hair butter, but that may have to wait until next week. I'm almost out of my acv rinse, but I should be able to go another week or two with the current one.

I did make a bentonite/rhassoul clay hair mask for this morning which was awesome!
I made FSG (testing out broccoli seed oil and trying to find perfect amounts of NPF and xanthan gum), IAgirl's flax seed curling cream for my mom to test, IAgirl's aloe moisturizing wash-aloe-x version (I'm testing this for a body wash, face wash, and hair wash), and I mixed a hyloralic acid/dmae base for my vitamin c serum/toner (i'm testing the dmae). Off to make a gelatin PT.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers

Last edited by pedaheh; 11-25-2011 at 02:38 PM.
Tapioca-xanthan gel. It is awesome! Not quite like FSG - it's lighter, dries faster and has super hold.
Kirubelle likes this.
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Sunday evening I made my second attempt at a whipped shea butter mix. This time using my butters trio from Butters-n-Bars I made a mix of primarily shea butter with a little cocoa butter and a little mango butter. I then added a few teaspoons of coconut oil and jojoba oil followed by a squirt (since that's all I had left) of 100% AVG. I whipped it all together and then divided it in order to make 2 different scents using some fragrance oils from Coastal Scents. I didn't make a lot as this is all new to me but I ended up with 4 ounces in total and filled 2, 2-oz jars.

Once I take down my braids (i used the mix on it last night) I will be able to determine if it was a true success but for now, the fact that I was excited to even put this in my hair is a good thing since my first attempt went from the mixing bowl straight to the trash.
  • Oils: EVOO,Watermelon Seed,Argan, Coconut
  • Cleanse: CD Monoi Repairing Shampoo, Soultanicals Honey I Shrunk the Frizz Poo Bar
  • Detangle/RO: Soultanicals Mango Dip Detangling Slip
  • LI: DB Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip
  • DC: Crece Pelo,MJ Super Sweetback
  • PT: CJ Repair Me,Smooth Naturals Strengthen
  • Style: CRN Aloe Whipped Butter Gel, CRN Almond Jai Twist Butter, WetLine Xtreme Gel,Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
  • Moisturize: DN Whipped Amla Frosting,CoN Argan Oil Perfect 7
Pedaheh, I love broccoli seed oil in hair formulas, but can't stand the smell! I've been able to disguise it in my solid shampoo & conditioner bars, but so far I can't make it work in my FSG. My hair still smells like steamed broccoli + what ever FO I used with it.
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Low Poo - (Once in a while) True Polaris Solid Shampoo Bar
CO-wash/Condish - (I'm lazy, one step only!) True Polaris Solid Conditioner Bars
Styling - True Polaris Truly Curly Styling Gel I add 'cones in summer Truly Frizz Free Hair Serum
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All-Natural [Not] Hair Grease
  • 2 Tbsp grated beeswax
  • 1/2 cup oil (you can also use a mixture of oils or butters)
Design a double-boiler using a pot and a glass or ceramic dish that is heat safe. Partially fill pot with water and place over medium heat to boil. Place beeswax and oil in glass or ceramic dish. Once water begins to boil place dish into pot. Allow the water to continue to boil and melt the mixture stirring occasionally until completely melted. Once melted carefully remove dish from the pot and turn off the stove. Pour mixture into container and allow to cool, about 30 minutes.
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Pedaheh, I love broccoli seed oil in hair formulas, but can't stand the smell! I've been able to disguise it in my solid shampoo & conditioner bars, but so far I can't make it work in my FSG. My hair still smells like steamed broccoli + what ever FO I used with it.
Originally Posted by Ceri
I only added 1/8 tsp, so I couldn't really smell it. It is good to know to watch out for the smell. I don't think "Your hair smells like broccoli." would be a complement.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
Hi ladies, i'm wanting to make my own leave in conditioner but I think I need an emulsifier. Any suggestions or tips for a good emulsifier to use?
sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
porosity - normal to low
elasticity - normal

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HGs:
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My own butter mixture
My own version of Terressentials mud wash
I only added 1/8 tsp, so I couldn't really smell it. It is good to know to watch out for the smell. I don't think "Your hair smells like broccoli." would be a complement.
Originally Posted by pedaheh

Remember the shampoo, "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific?"
Try this: "Gee Your Hair Smells Cruciferous!"
Broccoli and canola are the same species (so are cabbage, Brussels sprouts). I guess I thought "broccoli oil" was a fancy name for canola oil. Think I'll stick with the canola!
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Rice water: It helps to give your hair a shine, be healthy and it strengthens the hair.
I made this by washing rice in a bowl and then boiling the rice with that same water I did the first wash with. I boiled it till the rice was partially cooked then drained out all the water. I then let it cool before using it on my hair.

A pre-poo/DC that had a bit of whipped shea butter, palm oil, basil oil, rosemary oil, canola oil and honey in it.

*I used it over hair that was wet from the rice water.
Things I use: Olive Oil, Canola oil, rosemary oil, aloe vera gel, shea butter, mayonnaise, eggs, milk, bananas

Everything I use is 100% natural. I make most of them myself because then I'm sure what's in it and I'm sure nothing's added, it's pure, it's natural.

Things I avoid: Mineral oil (codename: Baby oil), heat (I'm a total, no hair driers, no straighteners, no curling irons, no flat irons, no hot combs...nada), sodium chloride

Growing plan: At least 6 inches longer in a year.
I made this week before last and like it so far. I've ordered samples of KCCC so I can compare. I haven't used KCCC since the beginning of my NC.com CG journey so I really don't know how it works with my good regimen.

1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp chamomile
- 1/2 tsp nettle leaf
- 1/2 tsp marshmallow root
- 1/2 tsp horsetail

1/4 cup + 2 Tbspaloe vera juice
2 Tbsp agavenectar
1000 I.U. vitaminE capsule
1 tsp xanthan gum

Bring water,horsetail, chamomile, nettle, and marshmallow root to boil in smallsaucepan. Remove from heat, stir andallow to steep 10 minutes. Strain out liquid into mixing bowl.

Add aloe, agave, andvit E to mixing bowl. Blend thoroughly. While blending addxanthan gum. Blend until thickened andwell mixed.
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Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
Please post your recipe,

Tapioca-xanthan gel. It is awesome! Not quite like FSG - it's lighter, dries faster and has super hold.
Originally Posted by IAgirl
Please post your recipe,

Tapioca-xanthan gel. It is awesome! Not quite like FSG - it's lighter, dries faster and has super hold.
Originally Posted by IAgirl
Originally Posted by Kirubelle
The base was something like this:
2.5% tapioca starch (from grocery store)
0.75% xanthan gum

You must mix this in a double boiler or makeshift double boiler so it doesn't overheat - add water and tapioca starch to bowl (of double boiler) and whisk over the simmering water. The water amount is enough to add the percentages up to 100% - depending on what else you add.

Once the tapioca starch is dissolved and the mixture has become clear, sprinkle on the xanthan gum and whisk a lot more. Take off heat when the xanthan gum is dispersed and not lumpy and whisk a little more.

When cool add (whatever you like, really):
0.5 to 1% panthenol or glycerin
0.5-1% hydrolyzed wheat protein
a pinch of citric acid if it needs any

This has pretty good hold and clumping on its own. I think it needs at least a drop or 2 of oil for a softer finish. Some aloe might be nice in place of some of the water. Some honey or agave would blend in well for more hold, but you'd need oil for sure or hair would be crunch-city.

A good recipe to mix with some leave-in conditioner and a dab of hair gel for a curl cream. The end result is light but nice and thick, a little tacky/slimy in the hand, but distributes nicely.
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One of the nail ladies on Youtube talked about how she moisturizes her cuticles 3x a day so I figured it can't hurt me. She also recommended this Boots Mediterranean Olive Sage Almond Wonderbalm... : Target which I'm not keen on ordering due to complaints about the jar. And I'm trying to stay away from stuff I can't get on the ground or make because sure as little green buds in the spring the supply will dry up or it'll be discontinued.

So I mixed up a tablespoon of Vaseline w/cocoa butter & a tablespoon of my mango butter/avocado oil pomade. Yea yea yea, long winded much for that?
Southern Colorado Curly
Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
Lots of hair experiments yesterday. Started with IAgirl's PT, first time I tried it and I must say, it seems even stronger than Emergencee and at a fraction of the price!

While that was sitting on my head, I made 3 types of FSG: One with gelatin (thanks again IAgirl!), one with aloe gel and honey, and one my usual plain receipe (just in case I hate the other 2), all with a bit of grapefruit oil for scent (yum). I am testing out the aloe one today and the curls are nice and bouncy and I have volume but I have a bit of frizz (it's also rainy but with low dews, go figure how to work that one...) and hair is a bit dry (although I did not do a ton of conditioning after the PT and did nothing this AM except rinse and use the aloe fsg and a gel, so it deserves a few more tries).

My bf thinks I am crazy on the nights I do my hair experiments, so of course I heard "why did you just spend that long on your hair??" But hey, it's better than buying tons of stuff and satisfies my PJ heart for a little while.
FIA: 2b-c/f/i, normal porosity/elasticity I think?

Current favs:
lo-poo: Giovanni
Co-Wash: V05 Kiwi Lime
RO: CJ Beauticurls,
LI: Ouidad Botanical Boost
PT/DT: Emergencee, Biolage Condish Balm
Stylers: LALSG, Aussome Volume Gel
I revisited Biotera Curl Cream, it still makes my hair flyaway but gives lots of volume. I figured since it's too light and I don't mind mixing stuff together, why not add something to it.

2 Tbsp Biotera Curl Cream
1 Tbsp SheaM Smoothie
1/4 tsp magnesium oil

I really like this combination. It may be a keeper and it's all on the ground!!
Southern Colorado Curly
Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair

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