Besides H20, what is everyone putting in their water bottles?

I used the glycerin from CVS (don't think it's vegetable glyercin) but it was giving me that jheri curl, greasy, activator feel.

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Aloe vera juice, water and castor oil..I am leaving the humectants like glycerin, honey and honeyquat alone for the moment...they are drawing in too much moisture for me.
Originally Posted by BunnieHoney
just wondering if you meant Vegetable Glycerin or Glycerin? Veg Glyc. is an emollient but also a humectant and doesn't dry me out. There's a video and recipe here that shows a gal making a Veg Glyc. spray with EO added.
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Hey DEL2C, I used vegetable glycerin by NOW and the regular glycerin from WalMart; both had the same effects...sigh. Thank you for the video link!!
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About 1/2 tsp of jojoba oil and 1/2 tsp of Carol's Daughter oil (mostly olive) in about 1/2 bottle of water. (Shake well each use.)

(I'm afraid glycerin is too greasy and pulls in too much moisture here in the humid south.)

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Haha! I really read this as water in a water bottle to drink! I was like, why is she asking this on a hair board and I was trying very hard to connect it to hair.
I guess something else needs connecting...
Originally Posted by mixeded

Ha ha! I thought that too. I was ready to answer "green tea."

But as for my HAIR water bottle... I do half water, half Giovianni Direct Leave-in. Shake well, spray, and fluff.
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Water, a little bit of my CO, tiny bit of mag sulfate, some AVG, a few drops EO lavender.
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In my spray bottle I have one part of my favorite conditioner and two parts rose water. Shake well before use.
In my 2 oz spray bottle i put a pinky nail size of giovanni direct leave in or deeper moisture, a squirt of glycerin, Burts Bees apricot baby oil. The rest is good ole H2O.

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I know infusium 23 leave in is the same texture as water but i find that by itself sometime its too sticky. So i put a little bit in my spray bottle with water, maybe 25% leave in to 75% water?

- i just noticed someone said that already so i third it LoL
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i didn't know so many people did this.

it should be on people's siggy's i think. b/c it's good reminder for all.
usually a variation of water, condish, E.O., aloe vera gel, veg glycerine, EVOO
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In my spray bottle I put just veggie glycerin and water. I have another spray bottle that I mixed some sweet almond oil with olive oil (only use this one occassionally).

I mainly use my bottle of vegetable glycerin and Distilled water. I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOVE it. It keeps my hair nicely moisturized pretty much all day!!! I am addicted to the combination!
I love the way my hair is after going to the beach so I'm trying to recreate saltwater beach hair at home.

What I did was:

1. Soak my hair and finger combed with Suave Tangerine condish.

2. Rinse out.

3. On dripping wet hair applied shea butter to the length (not on the roots).

4. Sprayed some salt water (just plain old salt and tap water) all over my soaking wet hair.

5. Air dry.

It's nearly dry now, and it doesn't feel too dried out. I just haven't been able to look at it yet in the mirror. I hope it looks like what I'm trying to achieve.
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i use a bunch of oils. i add about 6-7 drops of these oils, sweet orange, lemon, lavender for scents and rosemary, tea tree, patchouli and neem to help with dandruff, itching and to soften up hair. been using this mix for two days now and my hair is definitely soft. i use a full 8oz bottle so its extremely diluted.

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