Leave-in condish

SummerRubySummerRuby Registered Users Posts: 468
Does anyone know a leave-in conditioner recipe that doesn't include humectants and isn't simply diluting a regular rinse-out conditioner?

My hair doesn't do well with humectants and never has, and I've tried diluting conditioners on multiple occasions, and it has never worked, but these two seem to make up almost every leave-in recipe there is. Does anyone have a recipe?


  • biocurlsbiocurls Registered Users Posts: 4
    Something really simple I've used is water mixed in a spray bottle with aloe vera gel and/or flax seed gel and safflower oil.
    The thinned out gel can help set the curls and safflower oil is a pretty light, well absorbed oil if you don't want something too greasy. I refrigerate it so it won't go bad and make it in small quantities.
    Sometimes I mix other things in (like some conditioner, castor oil, honey, etc) depending on what else I may need, but the basic recipe has been working well, too, though still tweaking it.
    Hair Type: VERY fine 4a & tangly 2c at crown (imagine velcro's two texture-on my head, ugh :banghead:)
    Lengths: APL stretched, Ear length w/condish weighted curls, 2in Fro
    Natural: since 2007, no BC-relaxer trimmed or broke off in braids :eek:
    Regimen: Mostly WNGs, twists, stretched buns
    Henna: Atul 100% Henna, 2-4 weeks
    Conditioner: EO, Atria Rosemary condishs
    Deep Treatment: AO HSR & GPB, honey/oils in condish
    Oils: SAFFLOWER:love5:, castor, shea butter, coconut&olive
    Styling: FSG
  • CurlyQ'sHairDo'sCurlyQ'sHairDo's Registered Users Posts: 54
    I'm going to have to try aloe vera! I've been using Shea Butter as a leave in (just straight, but applied to wet hair) and it works pretty well for us right now.
    Learning and Loving the Curly Life!!


    Check out my Natural Hair Care and Styles blog at www.curlyhairdoideas.com :toothy4: The model and "Curly Girl" is 2 years old now!!

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