All in One Spray (UPDATED)

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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?
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
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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CG since 3/11/08

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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.
-2c/3a

"For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day." -Audrey Hepburn

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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.
Originally Posted by SapphireMoon
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.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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CG since 3/11/08

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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.
-2c/3a

"For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day." -Audrey Hepburn

Fotki updated January 9 2009
http://public.fotki.com/Sapphire-Moon/

pswd: curls
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?
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!)
HENNA HEAD
3B just past BSL in back (when curly)
CG since 3/08
HG's:biolage condtioning balm and kpak (both the generic value versions)
overnight plop with a flour sack the strutt way
honey after leave-in
satin sleep cap & shea butter for day 2 hair
USING:KCKT&KCCC(its my HG )
ALSO LOVE:jessicurl aloeba leave-in, rr, ccss

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I know this thread is ancient, but I just made the first recipe.
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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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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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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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!
Chin length 3A Prodcuts: Burt's Bees More Moisture Shampoo/Conditioner; All in One Spray ; searching for ideal styling products
Made your original recipe today. We will see how it goes when I try it tomorrow!
So, you can use any salt right? Or does it have to be sea salt or epsom salt?
So, you can use any salt right? Or does it have to be sea salt or epsom salt?
Originally Posted by Keihs
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
So, you can use any salt right? Or does it have to be sea salt or epsom salt?
Originally Posted by Keihs
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
Originally Posted by Kenner82
Actually, some salts are less drying then others. I use magnesium chloride.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams

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