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Old 07-03-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
 
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Question Curl Moisturizing/Refreshing Spray ?

There was an article posted about the "Top 5 Do-It-Yourself Hair Products,” and the first one listed is a Curl Moisturizing Spray. However, actual measurements weren’t provided. It simply states A perfect balance of distilled water and aloe vera gel or juice will keep your curls, coils, or kinks refreshed and ready to take on the day! Add a few drops of peppermint oil or tea tree oil for soothing scalp therapy.”

In the comments I noticed someone said they added a teaspoon or two of glycerin. I made a batch using aloe vera gel, distilled water, glycerin and a few drops of peppermint oil. While it can be hard to spray the first few pumps, it applies well and works wonderfully! While I should’ve written down my measurements, I didn’t… Fail on my end!

I’m hoping someone here who has used this recipe with success can give me the best measurements that have worked for them. I can’t seem to really find one that isn’t using a carrier oil instead of glycerin or that includes the aloe vera gel.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
 
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The phrase "a perfect balance" indicates, to me, a 50/50 ratio; 1 cup of aloe to 1 cup of water for example. I would probably use pure aloe that I either harvested myself or purchased at a health store. In its natural state, aloe is less gel like than the stuff you buy in the drugstores for sunburn relief so it would apply easier. Plus it won't be loaded with odd chemicals.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
 
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I made one today from a recipe I saw on here.

4oz of rosewater (I just used regular water), 1 tbsp of aloe juice & 1 tbsp of tea tree oil.

So far so good, but I haven't used it much yet.
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lopoo 1x per week with - Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
Conditioners: Sauve Naturals Tropical Coconut
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Curl Refresher - aloe vera juice/water/tea tree oil
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