All in One Spray (UPDATED)

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Updated again and wanted to post my newest version:

1 cup hot water
2 Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel
1-2 tsp. Salt (epsom or sea salt )
1/3 - 1/2 cup flax seed gel (recipe follows)
1/3 tsp Grapefruit Seed Extract (preservative)

Winter tip: For more moisture add: 1 Tbsp. Herbal Oil (or any oil)
Summer tip:For more frizz control add: 1/4 tsp Honey

Instructions: Mix well and pour into a bottle. I've been experimenting with pouring small puddles into my hand rather than spraying it on.

Flax Seed Gel Recipe (makes about 1/2 cup)
4 Tbsp Whole Flax Seeds
2 cup water

Instructions: Bring water to a boil. Stir the seeds into the water and reduce heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until a gel-like lotion is formed. Strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth into a small bowl.
Chin length 3A Prodcuts: Burt's Bees More Moisture Shampoo/Conditioner; All in One Spray ; searching for ideal styling products
I did some research on preservatives. I found lots of info but none that are practical to buy for small batch stuff. Then I found a few mentions of "grapefruit seed extract". It seems it can be used as a preservative for short term things. With it, I think I will be safe keeping a batch in the bathroom for a few weeks without refrigeration. Longer and I would probably need a professional grade preservative. I found a bottle in a health food store.

More information found here: http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/self/120 and here: http://www.makingcosmetics.com/store...target=d3.html
Chin length 3A Prodcuts: Burt's Bees More Moisture Shampoo/Conditioner; All in One Spray ; searching for ideal styling products
Is this mixture sprayed on soaking wet hair or after the hair has been scrunched a little with a microfiber towel? Is any other product needed after this is applied? Thanks
Where do you buy the grapefruit seed extract?

ETA: Nevermind - I found it at World Market. A bit pricey there, but meh. The rest of the stuff was cheap!
2B/3A, THICK. CG since 6/5/07
Alternating Deva LoPoo/VO5 Kiwi Lime, OneC, re:coil, Alagio Curl Cream, LTW, LOOB.
Always looking to buy/swap for re:coil, Deva Brown stuff
PW: hair
The only oil I have is the Vitamin E oil from Trader Joe's....

It's basically Soybean/Coconut Oil with Vitamin E added.

Will it work for the spray????
3a/3b Mod CG
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I did some research on preservatives. I found lots of info but none that are practical to buy for small batch stuff. Then I found a few mentions of "grapefruit seed extract". It seems it can be used as a preservative for short term things. With it, I think I will be safe keeping a batch in the bathroom for a few weeks without refrigeration. Longer and I would probably need a professional grade preservative. I found a bottle in a health food store.

More information found here: http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/self/120 and here: http://www.makingcosmetics.com/store...target=d3.html
Originally Posted by musica_al
I have actually noticed a lot of products that are 'natural' have grapefruit seed in them. Of course I didnt pay any attention to why it was there until reading this thread!
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In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
So, after reading this thread for a while, I decide to make up a batch of this, or my own version at least.
I will use it today on wet hair with no other products and let you all know what I think.

My first recipe:
1c hot water
1/8c vegetable glycerin
2 Tbls Aloe Gel
1/2 tsp sea salt
(I think Epsom salt is probably better, but I didn't have any on hand)
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp honey
1/4 tsp lavendar essential oil
1/2 tsp Abba WG (didn't mix in like everything else, I had to blend it)
PW: waves
2b-3a?
lots-o-hair
frizz prone
long and layered
NEW to going wavy/curly!
How did it go??
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
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Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
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Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Well, mixed results...
Pros: my hair is very soft and feels "naked" of product. It is super soft and feels great to the touch. It seemed to actually dry faster (and it is sprinkling outside today). The waves are nice and chunky and relatively uniform. It seems to work well to refresh the waves too.

Cons: there is a bit of surface frizz, the hold is not great and my hair is less curly, more wavy.

I will play with it a bit and maybe come up with one that works for me.
I think Epsom salt will be better than the sea salt I used. And, I think I will omit the Abba WG, as it didn't dissolve well at all. I can always put WG on top for more hold.
Any thoughts on what I should change?

But, I think the PM sculpting foam makes my hair the most curly of anything so far. maybe because it is so long and heavy, it needs the super light mousse texture. I may use the homemade and put the PM sculpting Foam on top.
If I can get a good formula down I will give some to my mom. She has wavy hair but won't use product, she would like how soft it feels, and it doesn't feel like there is anything in it; plus it smells really fresh and slightly sweet with the honey, lemon and lavendar.
PW: waves
2b-3a?
lots-o-hair
frizz prone
long and layered
NEW to going wavy/curly!
I just made a version with what I have on hand:

flax seed gel per the above recipe
a little bit of vitamin e oil
a few drops of grapefruit and lavendar essential oils
1 tsp epsom salt
hot water to top it off

but the water isn't mixing with the flax seed gel! I think I might have boiled the seeds for too long, as it was extra goopy.
Lots and lots of fine 3b-ish hair.
DevaCurl currently, but exploring new products.
Love the hair!
Well I'm interested in trying this. But I have to get something straight before though. I live in the Phoenix area. Its always pretty dry and hot! lol So the idea is to use the first recipe for the dry, low humidity areas right? If so, this is what I'll attempt:

1 cup hot water
2 Tbsp. Conditioner - JessiCurl Too Shea, JessiCurl Deep Conditioner, or V05 Tea Therapy?
2 tsp. Salt (epsom, sea salt, any salt) - Epsom salt
1 Tbsp. Herbal Oil (or any oil) - Jojoba oil
1/3 cup gel - Aura Hypoallergenic Gel


Only question I have is which conditioner I should go with. Whats your opinion? Thanks in advance


Vince
Well I'm interested in trying this. But I have to get something straight before though. I live in the Phoenix area. Its always pretty dry and hot! lol So the idea is to use the first recipe for the dry, low humidity areas right? If so, this is what I'll attempt:

1 cup hot water
2 Tbsp. Conditioner - JessiCurl Too Shea, JessiCurl Deep Conditioner, or V05 Tea Therapy?
2 tsp. Salt (epsom, sea salt, any salt) - Epsom salt
1 Tbsp. Herbal Oil (or any oil) - Jojoba oil
1/3 cup gel - Aura Hypoallergenic Gel


Only question I have is which conditioner I should go with. Whats your opinion? Thanks in advance

Vince
Originally Posted by Vince92183
I would go with the tea therapy if your hair isn't too dry because you'll have jojoba oil in it to help moisturize. If that's not enough moisture, try Too Shea.
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
LongNLumpy
I had a question... why did you use vegetable glycerin in yours? What does it do? Did you buy it at a health food store? Thanks!
I know this is an old post, but I just discovered it, tried this recipe, and absolutely love it! Spray-ins work so much better for me because my hair is so long and thick, and this one truly does everything. Great curl definition, good moisture retention. Thanks so much!
Waist length spirals - 3a/b
Fave co-wash: Suave Coconut
Fave shampoo: Batia & Aleeza, Chagrin Valley shampoo bars (once every 2 weeks)
Fave conditioner: Back to Basics green tea
DT: Curl Junkie banana/hibiscus
Styling: BotticelliBabe's gelee, brulee and butter - all natural and AWESOME!!!

I whipped up a batch of this stuff tonight using these ingredients:

1 cup distilled water (microwaved)
1/3 cup got2b spiked up gel
2 tablespoons Suave Coconut Conditioner
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon coconut oil

I had to microwave (not too hot) a couple times to get all the ingredients to melt and have a more uniform consistency. After cooling I put it in a spray bottle and popped it in the fridge. Hope it works!

Thanks for the idea, musica_al!
2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
I used my concoction this morning by raking, scrunching, and diffusing on high heat. I was hoping to get some nice spirals like Jessicurl's Rockin' Ringlets gave me.

My hair has lots of volume and it's curlier, but it not as curly and frizzier than I'd like. I think my problem was that I used too much (my spray nozzle wasn't working, so I accidentally poured out a little too much).

How much do you guys usually use (in sprays or puddle sizes)?
2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
This is the version I tried. I only made a little, so I could tweak it--and not be stuck with too much! First, I did a homemade flax gel--using 4 T of ground flax in 2 cups of water. Brought it to a boil and then simmered until it was thick. Strained it through muslin.

The rest is as follows:
1/2 c hot water
1 T Aloe Vera gel
1/2 t each, Epsom salt and sea salt
1/4 c flax seed gel
a few drops each lemon oil and lavender eo

I used it this morning on 'third day" deva curl hair. Before leaving the shower I spraying it on soaking wet hair and "combed" it through. Wrapped it in a mf towel for 30 minutes and it's now air drying. My curls are more defined than they've ever been--they are summer curls without any frizz! Of course, it is raining here today.

BTW, I'm a 3a. Haven't figured out the signature!
Kathymack
How did your hair behave with the rainy weather?
Have you continued using it?
How are you liking it?
Have you tweaked it since the original?

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