Sounds great I gotta try!
Thanks Pixna. I usually CO wash but I'll try using an SLS-free poo on my length. I suppose that if it is indeed buildup, it shouldn't be too stubborn since I only used this for a couple weeks.
I'll start making mine without glycerin too, I imagine that should resolve the problem.
ETA: It worked like a charm. I diluted Aveda rosemary mint shampoo (which I believe has sulfates, but not SLS if I remember correctly) with just a couple drops of cheapie generic clarifying shampoo from Sally Beauty. I lathered this on my length twice and followed with a nice conditioner, which I left to sit for about 20 minutes under a shower cap. I literally cannot remember the last time I clarified my hair or shampooed my length, so this might be overkill just to remove glycerin. My hair looked pretty bad afterward, at least for the first day, still looked frizzy and kinda limp and with no curl definition. But after returning to my regular CO wash last night, I had a wonderful hair day today. I almost forgot that my hair was this wurly! It was turning into fairly loose waves and looking really limp and lifeless. For a while I was using this recipe as a leave-in on wet hair, but I think that makes my wurls fall flat. As a second-, third-, even fourth-day curl refresher though, it's magic!
Last edited by isshevital; November 2nd, 2011 at 02:23 PM.
Sounds great I gotta try!
Growing out bleached hair is acceptable now, thank you ombre trend!
Oooh! This sounds like the answer to my dreams - I'm off to buy some glycerin! I've got a mister going with rosewater, argan oil and aloe vera - I wonder if I can cheat and add 1 tbsp glycerin to that for starters. Or is jojoba essential? (Sorry if someone has already answered that one, I've not read all through the thread yet).
There is wiggle room with the recipe but be careful with the glycerin. A couple of considerations...
1) What is the humidity like in your area?
I'm in New England and we are switching from humid days to drier ones. If I recall correctly, glycerin pulls the moisture out of the air to help control the frizz. If it is not humid, then it will look for moisture elsewhere and instead will pull it from your hair. Not good! If humidity is about 65% or less, skip the glycerin. You may want to even add a little extra oil instead.
With glycerin, a little goes a long way. A tablespoon would be too much. I can't remember who came up with this rule of thumb but I like it...1 drop of glycerin for each ounce of mixture.
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I made up a small bottle yesterday (1/2 recipe with peppermint EO) and Wow!
The last inch of my hair has been really dry & rough for a few weeks and nothing was working, but after spraying & drying with this they are really soft & smooth - I applied the spray just before dinner so I think all the steam in the kitchen was 'sucked up' by the aloe & glycerin and put into my hair This morning my hair is still lovely & soft & moisturised.
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I'd somehow forgotten about this spray! I made some years ago and loved it for smoothing my hair into buns. I've made up a bottle tonight and my hair is shiny and behaving itself. I also used it on my daughter's hair to tame her fly aways and it looked great.
This is my secret to banish any frizz! It's seriously a blowout in a bottle when used for damp bunning. I always wondered if anyone has tried it with a coney serum instead of straight oils? If I make a small batch and it's successful I will post on this thread in the future with the results.