Glucomannan curl enhancer? My wild idea

OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,305Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I havn't done this yet but if I have time tonight I'll give it a shot.

I'm going to go really far out on a limb and try to make my own curl enhancer using just water and some of my glucomannan (Konjac) powder that I use for low carb thickening. What is Glucomannan powder? I thought you'd never ask! Here's more info than you really ever wanted to know...Konjac glucomanan powder is pure soluble fiber, no protein, no fat, no sugar, no starch, it is also gluten free and wheat free.

1/4 tsp in whisked briskly into 1 cup of cold liquid and gently heated in the microwave makes a lovely silky thickened liquid. I usually use it to make sauces but since it is flavourless and ordorless, I think it would make a fantastic hair styling product and because it is a fiber, it should give some structure to curls when it dries. I'll try it tonight and report back...

http://www.konjacfoods.com/product/1.htm

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shoulder length bob; fine; 3A-3B; thin density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; needs moisturizing products and hates oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10


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  • nana_banananana_banana Posts: 735Registered Users
    How did this go?

    I have some Glucomannan supplement capsules that have expired (therefore, I don't want to consume them) but I'm sure they'd be fine in my hair.
    Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



    :afro:
  • missbanjomissbanjo Posts: 3,088Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, inquiring mixtresses want to know!
    Southern Colorado Curly
    Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,305Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've been sick with a terrible virus since the day I last posted about this and therefore forgot all about doing it.

    I'm glad somebody asked because I still want to give it a try.. sorry everybody, I'll try to get to it soon.
    shoulder length bob; fine; 3A-3B; thin density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; needs moisturizing products and hates oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10


  • NaturallyNikéNaturallyNiké Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    any update's?

    I recently found out that this may make a GREAT natural alternative to carbomer...

    I plan on mixing this as well...
    Niké (Nee-Kay):nike:

    My world of curls
    2hchy5z.jpg3C/4A,Fine-Meduim,Thick, Lo Porosity

    http://public.fotki.com/lilnicka4u2nv/

    Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
    Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
    DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
    Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
    Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D

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