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mayxstatic 11-04-2008 08:18 PM

curl refreshing spray?
 
Hello! I want to try to make a spray that can revive my curls and reduce the frizz. I'm not sure if that explains it correctly :/

I want something that can make my curls come alive on second hair days and such. I was thinking of trying something with honey or if anyone else has any other ideas or recommendations, it would be great!

Thank you :D

mrl234 11-04-2008 11:45 PM

Here's one that Loraine Massey recommends in Curly Girl:

Lavender Mist
1/2 Gallon water
5 drops pure (not synthetic) lavender essential oil
empty spray bottles

1. Fill a large pot with a half gallon of water.
2. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for an hour to get rid of impurities. Check occasionally to make sure water isn't boiling away.
3. Remove from heat, add lavender oil, stir, and replace lid.
4. Let steep until cool, then pour into empty spritz bottles.

I hope to try this soon; I have no idea how well it works, though. Though it will smell nice.

roseannadana 11-05-2008 06:26 PM

I've tried that recipe and it's great. Be sure to not overdo the lavender oil. It can be drying. :) Seems like one of her recipes has glycerin too. It's the curly girl book.

eta or something like glycerin... I'll have to look.

TillyMunchyWaves 11-06-2008 09:07 AM

It depends on what your hair likes to "eat."

Honey, glycerin, aloe water, and maybe a watery leave in would make a nice refresher spray.

kira1413 12-16-2008 04:43 PM

I have the CG book and tried her lavender spray and didn't really care for it. I thought it lost the lavender scent pretty quickly, now it just doesn't have a scent at all.
I am wondering if making a spray gel and adding the lavender would work.
I did use the actual pure essential oil and not an artificial derivative, too.

DEL2C 12-16-2008 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by kira1413 (Post 821827)
I have the CG book and tried her lavender spray and didn't really care for it. I thought it lost the lavender scent pretty quickly, now it just doesn't have a scent at all.
I am wondering if making a spray gel and adding the lavender would work.
I did use the actual pure essential oil and not an artificial derivative, too.

The only way I like the Lavender Spray is when I put 11-12 drops in a Gallon of Distilled Water. I wait until it's just about empty and then I keep adding fresh Distilled Water to the same Jug. That way the smell stays nice and strong, I add more drops as I add more water but keep using the same Jug!!

My favorite curl refresher is 1/2 FOTE 1/2 Lavender Water in a FRESH water bottle used only for that purpose. I never reuse bottles to avoid any kind of bacteria, I just buy the cheapo ones at Walmart when I make a new concoction :)

EponaBlackhorse 12-16-2008 06:52 PM

Just tried a new mixture today as a refresher spray. I added a couple of pumps of KBB Nectar to a 2oz spray bottle then filled with water. Worked great at perking up my second day hair and lasted all day. (I'm assuming the KBB milk and super silky would also work for this but it was humid out today so that's why I picked the nectar.)

shimmer_sparkle 01-03-2009 11:15 PM

oooh, I'm going to have to try the lavender spray, I love the scent of lavender. :D

DEL2C 01-23-2009 07:52 PM

Lavender Spray/Fote/Jojoba Oil
 
I really like this new combo for my hair! I use a 50/50 mix of FOTE/Lavender Water and added a few drops of Jojoba oil to a 2oz spray bottle. I got less Frizz than I normally would using just Water or the 50/50 mix.

princessy_ringlets 06-03-2009 03:00 PM

I found a way to have second, third, fourth or eevn fifth day hair by applying some curl crème or leave-in condish the night to hair the night before (not wet hair obiously) then plop all night and in the morning, i mix some of my conditioner and water in a spray bottle as a perk-me-up spray for curls, it does help a lot and curls are bouncy, thanks to overnight plopping, plus i don't have to rush in the morning

dailywavy 06-09-2009 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by DEL2C (Post 855782)
I really like this new combo for my hair! I use a 50/50 mix of FOTE/Lavender Water and added a few drops of Jojoba oil to a 2oz spray bottle. I got less Frizz than I normally would using just Water or the 50/50 mix.

I have to say, that works well for me too! I love it! But I use sweet almond oil instead.

DEL2C 06-09-2009 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by dailywavy (Post 990712)
Quote:

Originally Posted by DEL2C (Post 855782)
I really like this new combo for my hair! I use a 50/50 mix of FOTE/Lavender Water and added a few drops of Jojoba oil to a 2oz spray bottle. I got less Frizz than I normally would using just Water or the 50/50 mix.

I have to say, that works well for me too! I love it! But I use sweet almond oil instead.

I need to try a different Oil I didn't realize my hair didn't do well with Jojoba on a regular basis until I had been using that for a while :?

kola626 06-09-2009 09:19 AM

I use her Lavender Spray as a room refresher or in my car, but I dont really like it as a spray for my hair for some reason I cant smell it :hmph:.

RozettaStone 06-12-2009 12:42 AM

Thank you, PrincessRinglets! Wow
 
I tried this method last night and I had GREAT hair today! I was really surprised! Not sure if I did exactly what you said -- do you dampen your hair first at all? -- and I didn't even bother with any spray in the morning. :happy2:
Here's what I did:
I thinned out some of my GVP Conditioning Balm with a little water and put a little in very wet hands and smoothed & scrunched it in, adding a bit more and wetting my hands more, several times, until my hair was somewhat damp and I'd scrunched and smoothed a little CO all over. Then I loosely plopped into my floursack towel and went to sleep (or tried to). The one downside for me is I don't sleep well with my head in the plop because of the knot.
In the morning I de-plopped and I had great big bouncy waves and a lot of volume and very little frizz. Then I took a little JCN&S, rubbed it over my hands, and scrunched into my hair and fluffed at the roots. My hair looked REALLY good all day with this. I can't wait to try this again and see if I get consistent results. Wet plopping and plopping with very damp hair after washing hasn't worked well for me before; this worked much better. THANK YOU for posting this! :thumbright:

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Originally Posted by princessy_ringlets (Post 985548)
I found a way to have second, third, fourth or eevn fifth day hair by applying some curl crème or leave-in condish the night to hair the night before (not wet hair obiously) then plop all night and in the morning, i mix some of my conditioner and water in a spray bottle as a perk-me-up spray for curls, it does help a lot and curls are bouncy, thanks to overnight plopping, plus i don't have to rush in the morning


morrighu 06-15-2009 08:59 AM

My current spritz is a pinch of epsom salt, a good squeeze of "hair snot", and some Fermodyl since I just colored my hair again.

You can find the recipe for hair snot in the wiki in my sig.

pinkwolf 03-09-2013 07:42 PM

Very informative thread. My CG book is being used at the moment by my cousin who is going natural. Thank you for the recipe and will try the different variations.

curlicious13 04-23-2013 11:41 PM

Where can I get the cg book?

nana_banana 05-12-2013 08:53 AM

In the past, I have had some success with adding a couple of squirts of conditioner to a water bottle.

fihe 05-12-2013 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by curlicious13 (Post 2158252)
Where can I get the cg book?

I found a copy at my local library, but you could find it on Amazon. Maybe even in your local bookstore.

_sam_i_am_ 05-26-2013 10:51 AM

I used peppermint essential oil and its a great boost in the morning!


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