Best home made mist/spray

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i need some info on good ingrediants to put in a home made mist for mornings where my hair needs something a little extra. Any ideas???
Multi-textured head! 3a w/ some 3c, medium to high porosity, medium to coarse texture, dry!

My current favorites: Suave naturals shampoo, Suave coconut, Organix argan and moroccan oil conditioner, GFTN, LALMG, FSG <3!!

Not a huge fan of CG :/
I like just 50:50 water:aloe
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses

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a cup of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of sugar
70% of Hot boiling water.
After reading about homemade spray recipes I created my own...a sort of combo from 2 recipes I found. This spray (once it dried) left my hair feeling so incredibly soft, it revived my curls, and it did not leave a strong scent.

((My spray bottle is pretty small so the measurements below are small.))

- Purified water (2 oz)
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (2 Tbs.)
- Pure Organic Lavender Essential Oil (8 drops)

Got the Lavender Oil from Mountain Rose and the Coconut Oil from Nutiva.
3a, fine texture, normal porosity, thick density.
CO Wash - Burts Bees Pomegranate Conditioner
CO - Giovanni Root 66
Leave-in - AO B5 Design Gel plus a dab of Grapeseed Oil (my HG!!!!)
Gel - DevaCare Arc AnGell
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I was thinking of using 3 parts water, 1 part conditioner, and some sweet orange essential oil. Any thoughts on this anyone?
2b, dry,high porosity, medium texture, high density

Low Poo: Giovanni 50:50
Co-Wash: No Poo, Suave Naturals Coconut
Condish: One C, LVPNG
Leave in: KCKT
Protein Treatment: K-Pac
DT: Heavin in Hair
Stylers: KCCC, HESMU

CG since Aug 09, I love my hair when I take the time to style it, I hate taking the time to do it.
I like just 50:50 water:aloe
Originally Posted by auntnett
That's what I use when I need something for second day hair.
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medium texture; slightly porous

Currently loving:
anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner, CHS Tweek
I like:
2 oz water
2 oz aloe juice
1/4 tsp sweet almond oil or any beneficial oil
a few drips of honey or agave nectar
pinch of mag. sulfate
a couple drops of essential oil



boil the water and mag sulfate so it dissolves completely. Add the honey or AN. Then add the rest.
you can add glycerine, or grapefruit seed extract to help it last longer, but keep it refridgerated.

shake well before use because the oil and water will seperate.

i have found this works just as well as some of the spritzers at curl mart like jessicurl or deva.


*the mag sulfate may be a little drying, but you can add a little more oil or leave it out. i have found a little in there helps pull my waves in tighter. and the agave nectar helps refresh hold.
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2b, 2c / f / ii / medium-high porosity
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CG since may 09, and hubby LOVES the new wavy 'tude!
products: CV SB, burt's bees more moisture conditioner, co-wash suave naturals coconut condish. FSG, shea hair butter, hair refresher
I have a curling spray; the recipe is always changing but the latest is:

4 oz warm rose water or distilled water
1 T aloe gel
1 tsp Himalayan crystal salt ( for volume, body and curl)
1 tsp magnesium oil ( for shine and frizz control)
1 tsp magnesium sulfate (for curl formation)
1 tsp glycerin

Just shake until everything is dissolved. Use a light amount on damp hair ( too much may be drying or crunchy)
Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse Also: coconut oil


Last edited by Heather0kay; 10-03-2009 at 10:20 AM.
I guess I'm just lazy - these all sound like too much trouble to me when just aloe and water works fine, LOL. And it's moisturizing, not drying.

I like it better than Jessicurl, Deva, Noodlehead or Curls sprays, all of which can be sticky/tacky and leave my hair looking dirty too quickly.
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses

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I do think aloe and water is the best for dry hair. Sometimes I add glycerin, sometimes lavender oil, sometimes protein, panthenol.....
Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse Also: coconut oil

I use 50:50 water:liquid aloe with some drops of lavendar.
3a with some 2c thrown in
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Shampoo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 50:50

Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Smoothing, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

Leave-in: CJ Beauticurls Leave-in

Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

Stylers -CJ Curl Queen, CJ CCCC Lite, CJ CIAB, CJ Pattern Pusha, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam, Mop-C Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, KCCC
50% Aloe vera juice
50% hebral tea ( calendula,comfrey, Chamomlie)
drop of honey
grapeseed oil

Its great for hydrating my super dry hair

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3c/3b, dry,high porosity, medium texture, thin density
wash: CV Bars Neem or babasu marshmellow
Co-Wash: Vo5 Moisture Milk Strawberry or TJ Spa
Condish: GVP Condition Balm, Yes to Cucumber, Arua Cherry Almond bark
DC: Homemade mixes of infused oils, amla, hibiscus, fenugreek, aloe vera.
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I've had very few successful first day hair, so I'm not sure why I'm reading about second day hair LOL, but doesn't spritzing create frizz by upping the dew points right on your hair?! Like stepping out in misty weather? I'm still learning, so forgive me for asking dumb theoretical questions!
Coarse, thiiiick, porous, drrrry, 2c, dislikes proteins, likes ACV!
Suave or V05 for co-wash, Garnier Nutrise triple nutrition and sleek & shine, Matrix Biolage conditioning balm, FSG and LA Looks sports gel.
i need some info on good ingrediants to put in a home made mist for mornings where my hair needs something a little extra. Any ideas???
Originally Posted by curlycarrottop62
I like to use this on the daily:

In my spray bottle

distilled water
30 drops tea tree oil (helps my scalp eczema)
20 drops rosemary
2 tbsp almond oil
Shake well!
(the rosemary mixed w/tea tree makes a eucalyptus-y scent...better than the medicinal tea tree, IMO)
I've had very few successful first day hair, so I'm not sure why I'm reading about second day hair LOL, but doesn't spritzing create frizz by upping the dew points right on your hair?! Like stepping out in misty weather? I'm still learning, so forgive me for asking dumb theoretical questions!
Originally Posted by mushroom_head
No, not usually. It reactivates the product from the first day - mist, scrunch, let completely dry, then SOTC as you did on day 1.

Besides reactivating existing product, my aloe and some of these other additives others are using also help prevent frizz.
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses

www.fotki.com/auntnett

Last edited by auntnett; 11-03-2009 at 01:37 PM.
i need some info on good ingrediants to put in a home made mist for mornings where my hair needs something a little extra. Any ideas???
Originally Posted by curlycarrottop62
Please look for my post in the thread "What can I make with these ingredients...?". The basic recipe I posted there was a "tried and true" one for the cooler months for many years.
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

"Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC
2 tbsp Glycerin
1 tbsp Proclaim Olive 7-Oil
3 cups Distilled Water
.5 tbsp Doo Groo
1 tsp Tea Tree Oil

I use an empty and clean body mist bottle from Bath Body Works as my spray bottle.
Hair Type: 4a/4b Combo
Last Relaxer: May/June 2008
Big Chop: N/A
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Detangle/Co-Wash: VO5 Freesia or Green Tea
Shampoo: White Vinegar

Deep Con. Treat.: Aussie 3-min. & Olive Oil
Final Wash: Nexxus Humectress
Moist. Spritz: Glycerin, Water, Proclaim 7-Olive Oil, Suave Extreme Leave-In


I use 10:1 water & condish. I use it on top for frizz one days that I don't wash. Sometimes I spray it into my hand and smooth it in, and sometimes I mist it directly into my hair. I want to try one of the aloe vera juice concoctions you ladies have posted, other than second day hair what would you recommend them for?
3c/4a
WL (25") straightened
APL curly

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Some people use a leave in conditioner for second day hair. I make a refresher spray, Lavender Water. lavender essential oil in hair care are many, it can help to disinfect your scalp and skin and it can be very effective on lice and lice eggs or nits. In addition, the scent of lavender has been shown to help reduce headaches, depression, anxiety and emotional stress.
Recipe:
you combine
1 cup purified water
1/2 tablespoon curly friendly conditioner or coconut oil
1-2 drops lavender essential oil.
Combine in an 8 oz. spray bottle. Spray lighly on hair to refresh. Shake well before each use.
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Fine hair, 3a/3b
Shampoo: switching from a couple
Conditioner: Herbal Essences totally twisted conditioner
Deep conditioner: Aussie 3 minute miracle
Styling products: pureology real curl, framesi hair treatment line colored treated serum
I just made one that seems to be working pretty well...very similar to a lot of others here...

5-6 oz distilled/purified water
5-6 drops each - Rosemary, Tea Trea, Lavendar, and Lime EO's
2 pumps FOTE AVG

I meant to add a pinch of mag sulfate, but I forgot
on my CG journey since 10/31/09
**2-3ish mix/coarse/med-high porosity/v thick/graying, color treated
cleansers: CJ DF
co-wash: TJ TTT/Suave DC
rinse out/treatments: YTT/YTC/HSH Pumpkin/CJ CR/AO GPB
Stylers: homemade FSG/HETMS spray
pixiecurl diffusing in winter, air drying in summer, Icequeen method, combing right before plopping
glycerin, panthenol, heavy oils, diffusing in summer, Suave Cherry Blossom co, gel

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