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Old 04-07-2008, 05:39 AM   #81
 
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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?
Kaden, I have to admit that I haven't been using the All in One all that much. I've become quite the PJ and need to try different combinations. I do, however, have a 3b cousin who uses it all of the time and loves it. For awhile, I was using it over everything (like a gel) because I wasn't getting enough curl from some of the curl defining creams. I'm pretty sure that I was using it in the pictures of my avatar and signature--probably over Mop C Curl Enhancing Cream.

As the basis for my latest attempt, I made an infusion of most of the herbs I saw on products (probably about 15!) I used distilled water and added preservative, so it can be the base for anything I do. I also thought I might use it as a curl refresher.

For my "flax seed gel" I simmered 6 T flax seed and 2 T rosemary in 4 cups of infused water. I put it in a muslin tea bag, so I didn't have to strain it. It didn't get as thick, but always needed to thin it down so it would spray.

I added:
2 t Epsom salt
1 T Africa's best oil
2 T Vegetable glycerin
2 T Aloe Vera gel
1 T honey
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:51 PM   #82
 
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I made my own version of this last night using:
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp conditioner
1 1/2 tsp honey
1 tsp epsom salt
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
1 tsp castor oil
1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
1/4 cup Flax seed gel

I am excited to see how it works. I am going to ue it this morning, I will keep you posted on how it is.
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:07 PM   #83
 
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I made my own version of this last night using:
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp conditioner
1 1/2 tsp honey
1 tsp epsom salt
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
1 tsp castor oil
1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
1/4 cup Flax seed gel

I am excited to see how it works. I am going to ue it this morning, I will keep you posted on how it is.
Just be careful. I the hotter weather, this could spoil pretty quickly without preservative. You may want to refrigerate most of it to help it last longer. Maybe keep 2 or 3 oz out, at a time.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:56 PM   #84
 
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Yes, thanks, I have been refridgerating it. It hasnt been too hot here though, and my house it stone so it stays very cool through the summer.

The spray was nice but it didnt hold well. Maybe I will try it over something else and see how it is for me.

I put some pictures in my fotki to show how it worked for me. About 2 hours after those photos my hair got a bit puffier though, and the curls lost some definition.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:00 PM   #85
 
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I have a question. I have belly-button length 2b/2c hair and i dont know if this spray will weigh my hair down. Usually i have waves but sometimes i get a curly here and there. Any ideas?
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:54 PM   #86
 
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alright so i just made my version of this one
1 cup hot water
2 Tbsp. Conditioner (1 too shea 1 kpak as my hair likes oil and protein!)
2 tsp. Salt (epsom, sea salt, any salt)
1 Tbsp. Herbal Oil (or any oil) (coconut)
1/3 cup gel (biotera)
1/2 tsp honey

i blended it with my hand blender (i am to lazy to try to mix it by hand) and it is too frothy to use right now

i will post results later (this post is more so i can remember what the hell i used in case it works!)
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:13 PM   #87
 
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I know this thread is ancient, but I just made the first recipe.
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1 cup hot water
2 Tbsp. Conditioner
2 tsp. Salt (epsom, sea salt, any salt)
1 Tbsp. Herbal Oil (or any oil)
1/3 cup gel
It works miracles on my hair! I LUV it!!
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:57 AM   #88
 
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Just found this app and am trying this first thing tomorrow! I just have a question, what is the salt for?

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Old 10-19-2011, 08:55 AM   #89
 
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A lot of people say salt makes their hair curl really good. Like after you get back from the beach and your hair has been in salt water. I've never really paid attention to it, but it seems to work good! And you need to put the conditioner and oil in because the salt can dry out your hair. : )
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #90
 
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Kurly Princess: Glad you like the spray. Saw you posted it on the recipe page here: Hair Product Recipe All-In-One Spray Definer - NaturallyCurly.com

Would appreciate credit as the creator. Thanks and enjoy!
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #91
 
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Made your original recipe today. We will see how it goes when I try it tomorrow!
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #92
 
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So, you can use any salt right? Or does it have to be sea salt or epsom salt?
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So, you can use any salt right? Or does it have to be sea salt or epsom salt?
My understanding from other threads is that it's the magnesium in epsom salts that enhances curl formation, so I'm not sure how well other kinds of salts would work . . . Epsom salt is pretty easy to find at the grocery/drugstore and is awfully cheap (I bought a HUGE bag today for $2, and considering most recipes call for 1 tsp or less, that is going to last me for FOREVER!) so it might be worth just buying it instead of experimenting with different salts
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:27 AM   #94
 
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So, you can use any salt right? Or does it have to be sea salt or epsom salt?
My understanding from other threads is that it's the magnesium in epsom salts that enhances curl formation, so I'm not sure how well other kinds of salts would work . . . Epsom salt is pretty easy to find at the grocery/drugstore and is awfully cheap (I bought a HUGE bag today for $2, and considering most recipes call for 1 tsp or less, that is going to last me for FOREVER!) so it might be worth just buying it instead of experimenting with different salts
Actually, some salts are less drying then others. I use magnesium chloride.
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