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Flax Gel & Coconut Butter (has anyone tried this?)

MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
Hi ladies/gents,

So I am very big into mixing my own concoctions for my hair. I try to mix up as much of my own stuff (it is not always possible to make EVERYTHING but I will get there lol). When it comes to twisting my hair, I usually use a tiny tiny amount of my store bought Gel and a store bought "moisturizing hair cream". Both products are good I mean no crunchiness, oiliness etc but I feel like I could probably get better "hold" in my twist outs and I would like them to last longer. Plus I would feel better about knowing what I am putting in my hair. I can not get my hands on Cocoa Butter/ Shea Butter in my area (which I hate because I want to use them to mix my own creams etc) and I only recently got my hands on Flax seeds. But it is time I have decided to experiment!!! :tongue10:

I just saw a video about making coconut butter (using raw unsweetened natural coconut flakes). So instead of Coco/Shea butter I will experiment with Coconut Butter (make the best of what you've got right?) ;-)

So I was wondering if anyone else has tried any of the below (if so please do let me know how it went for you).

Experiment 1.
1a. Boil Flax seeds in 50% Aloe Vera Juice (directly from the plant) and 50% water to make the gel.
1b. Make Coconut butter
Use the Coconut butter as a "moisturizing cream" and then lightly coat with the Gel.

Experiment 2.
2a. Same method as above but once I have both products I would use a container and combine the gel to the Coconut Butter!

Experiment 3. I read this on a blog.
3. Boil the flax seeds in coconut cream (I am not sure if the lady used cream or milk but apparently it gets a little thicker and creamer compared to when it is just boiled with water).

I would store each in the fridge to keep them from going "off" too quickly and I would only make small enough batches so I do not waste anything.

Anyways...so if anyone else has tried please do let me know!
It is a never ending exciting adventure!

Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
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  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Have you tried them yourself? How did they work out?
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Hi wavydaze,

    I am planning on trying them this weekend. I was waiting till I have time to mix up my stuff and then will probably do some twists to test them out. :blob4:

    I am thinking of doing the first two for now. I am not sure about the last one (boiling flax seeds in coconut milk). I contacted the lady where I read that mixture to ask some questions.

    Once I do try them out I will let you know how they went if you are interested :)

    Thanks for writing back btw!
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Sure! Let me know how it works out!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    Where do u get flaxseed, and how do u make regular flaxseed gel?

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  • AlessandrraaaaAlessandrraaaa Posts: 23Registered Users
    Mi make everything I use on my hair myself flaxseed gel and mud wash also a shea butter hair cream that I use as a leave in and a masque
  • AlessandrraaaaAlessandrraaaa Posts: 23Registered Users
    S


    Alessandra❤
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    So, flaxseed is 1. On ur list?! I gotta try it.. I bought KCCC and i dont think its for me.. Either that or the tresemme naturals conditioner is horrible with my hair.... I think its my conditioner, but not sure :( it dries my hair out.. Coconut oil is savin the frizzyness.. But somethings reavting badly..

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  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Hi Ladies,

    I only did small sample sizes for testing purposes first:

    1. While it was "butterish" it had a slightly "grainy" feel to it (minuscule flakes). I still wanted to test patch so I smeared it on a little section and yes there were little flakes (washed it out). I will not be buying a new blender though...my current one works for all other things. Maybe I need to blend it more...I did blend quite a bit, but got a little worried because the blender got warm...anyways.

    2. I have never used Flax Seed before but I like it with Aloe Vera and water. Shiny,soft, defined hair! :)

    3. I will be making a leave in conditioner with the Flax Seed mixture but a much more liquid based version with a little oil and probably something else (working it out).

    4. I continued to do research on coconut annnnd you can make coconut moose/cream as well as lotion consistency for hair and skin from coconut oil using a whisk!!!! :blob2: The coconut oil should not be a solid block nor melted. You can add essential oils as well. It was first thick, (whisk more) then creamy (and more) and then light and fluffy. For the body lotion you can whisk it till it becomes like body lotion.

    5. I will be mixing the Flax Seed gel with the fluffy "coconut moose/cream" in the next few days once I detangle my hair and twist.

    Anyways so basic update:

    Coconut flakes did not work for me (probably due to my blender or impatiance).
    Flax seed gel - LIKE
    Flax seed Leave-In - in process
    Coconut moose - LIKE
    Coconut Moose & Flax seed gel - will test

    Will keep you posted!
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    Hows the hold on flaxseed/aloe?! Once you figire out the coconut creams and others, and if they work,ill be really interested in trying them bc my hair LOVES coconut!!

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  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    how do you make the coconut mousse/cream?
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Hi Lovemybaby & wavydaze,

    Lovemybaby: from the sample size I made it had good hold! It had a tiny tiny hint of crunch but I just ran my hand down the length of my hair once it was completely dry and it went away instantly. I suppose the thicker and heavier the gel the more crunch but it still did not have the stiff feeling I sometimes get with regular gels. Also there was no white flakes you sometimes get when you try to get rid of the crunchy feeling with regular gels. I LOVE it :D
    I will keep you posted on here regarding the coconut mixtures :)

    Wavydaze: you basically just need to make sure that the coconut oil is not rock solid and not completely liquid (runny oil). It should be soft enough for you to be able to push your fingers in it like soft Ice Cream... if that makes sense. At that consistency just put it in a bowl, add a few drops of essential oil (optional) and use a whisk to fluff it. It is of course easier to make if you have an electric whisk set it to medium speed and watch to see it reach that fluffy consistency. If you continue to whisk it it will then get to the "body lotion" consistency. I do not have an electric whisk so I manually whisked (my arms were tired but it worked). Also your room temperature will affect it... if you live in really hot and humid weather it can start to go too runny and if it is really cold it will harden up. So you might need to stick it in the fridge for a few minutes in between whisking if your house is warm (like mine).

    Hope that helps :)
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    I forgot to say you can also add Vitamine E oil if you want!
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    Is there anything i could use thats not a humectant in the flaxseed?

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  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    You do not need to use Aloe Vera you can just use plain water I just use Aloe because I like it. I am actually going to try the Flax Seed without the Aloe to see how my hair likes that. I am a HUGE DIY person lol. I am in the process of getting my final final routine down. So far I have my routines but I want to incorporate as much natural ingredients as I can into my routine which is why I am experimenting with gels and creams etc.

    Good Luck with your Flax Seed and let me know if you like it!
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    Do u kno of anything i could put in that would benefit high porosity hair by chance? And have u figured out a homeade cream/leave in? :) i definitely want to try the coconut moose

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  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Hi Lovemybaby,

    From what I understand, high porosity hair basically means that the cuticles do not lie flat because you have "gaps" in the cuticle. So what you want is something that will "fill" in the gaps in the cuticles. My suggestion would be Coconut Oil.

    You mentioned your hair loves coconut. Coconut oil not only is easily absorbed into the core of any hair in general but it also helps to "fill in the gaps". I am not a hair expert by any stretch of the imagination but I would suggest: you boil the flax seeds with plain water and once you get to the right point (white bubbles on the top of the mixture) take it off the flame. Strain the seeds out and then directly add in coconut oil to the "gel" before it cools down to room temp. Maybe someone else will have other suggestions :)

    Also another thing I stumbled upon on is Gelatin gel. Using plain unflavored Gelatin with water to make a gel. (I have not tried this). Gelatin does have small amounts of protein so if your hair is protein sensitive I don't know if you will want to try that...but again from what I think I read somewhere, proteins can help "fill" the gaps in high porosity hair. (I do not have high porosity hair so I am just speaking from the research I have done). Please just take this is advice and not facts hehe.

    I am still working out my Leave-In but I am getting close! I will post all of my experiments in case someone wants to try.
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    Thank you! Ive been experimenting with coconut oil and protein, and i think my hair likes them, but i gta figure out the right amounts. Ill be waiting for more of your products!

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  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Hi Ladies,

    Sorry for the delayed update. Things have been hectic, work, friends/family and I am trying to get my Blog and Youtube sorted! Anywho….

    1. Coconut cream update:
    I use the whisk to work the coconut oil from a semi solid state till it becomes fluffy and light (first pic). I put it in a container (second pic). You can use it as it is for hair and skin or mix is essential oils etc and add to other things (like I did explained below). I like working with this consistency but my house is extremely warm so I might revisit this when it gets cooler.
    phone 1102.jpg, phone 1103.jpg

    2. Coconut Cream/Flax Seed Gel Update:
    I tried the cream with flax seed gel as a coconut/flax gel. (third pic) is when I poured some fresh Flax Seed Gel over the whipped coconut cream. (Fourth pic) is of the two mixed together. I like using this mixture again because of the consistency and feel. Once more I have to mention about the room temperature!
    phone 1113.jpg, phone 1114.jpg

    3. Flax Seed/ Aloe Vera Leave-in:
    So I basically used a very diluted Flax Seed Gel.
    • 2 cups of water (bottled water)
    • 2.5 tablespoons Flax Seeds
    • ¼ cup Fresh Aloe Vera Juice
    • 1 teaspoon Grape Seed Oil
    • 1 capsule Vitamin E Oil

    phone 1099.jpg
    (Image 5) I boiled the Flax Seeds in the water, once it got a little “slimy” I strained it and added the Aloe Vera Juice, Grape Seed Oil and Vitamin E. I put it in a spray bottle and it is not thick or heavy at all because it is so watery but still has a little smoother and “slippery” feel than just plain water or Aloe Vera Juice. There is no hard hold at all but it makes my curls POP! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    Hope this helps! :)
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    Does the mousse afd volume/decrease frizz? And on the cream/flaxseed gel, does it go on good and does it hold curl?

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  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Hi Lovemybaby,

    In my opinion the cream/moose is basically the same as coconut oil. I just like the consistency you can basically take it in dollops versus pouring the runny oil out the bottle or needing to heat it up to get is runny (if it is a solid block). So it acts the same way as coconut Oil..its nice and moisturizing. And if you make it as a gift for someone it makes a cute coconut cream gift.

    The Cream/Gel gives me great hold and moisture. My mix consists of both Coconut and Aloe so it is double moisturizing for my hair, makes it super soft and shiny. The Flax gives me shine (even if I mix it just with plain water on its own) but with the Aloe and coconut I love it more.
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • inginingin Posts: 2Registered Users
    Marianneh wrote: »
    Hi Ladies,

    Sorry for the delayed update. Things have been hectic, work, friends/family and I am trying to get my Blog and Youtube sorted! Anywho….

    1. Coconut cream update:
    I use the whisk to work the coconut oil from a semi solid state till it becomes fluffy and light (first pic). I put it in a container (second pic). You can use it as it is for hair and skin or mix is essential oils etc and add to other things (like I did explained below). I like working with this consistency but my house is extremely warm so I might revisit this when it gets cooler.
    phone 1102.jpg, phone 1103.jpg

    2. Coconut Cream/Flax Seed Gel Update:
    I tried the cream with flax seed gel as a coconut/flax gel. (third pic) is when I poured some fresh Flax Seed Gel over the whipped coconut cream. (Fourth pic) is of the two mixed together. I like using this mixture again because of the consistency and feel. Once more I have to mention about the room temperature!
    phone 1113.jpg, phone 1114.jpg

    3. Flax Seed/ Aloe Vera Leave-in:
    So I basically used a very diluted Flax Seed Gel.
    • 2 cups of water (bottled water)
    • 2.5 tablespoons Flax Seeds
    • ¼ cup Fresh Aloe Vera Juice
    • 1 teaspoon Grape Seed Oil
    • 1 capsule Vitamin E Oil

    phone 1099.jpg
    (Image 5) I boiled the Flax Seeds in the water, once it got a little “slimy” I strained it and added the Aloe Vera Juice, Grape Seed Oil and Vitamin E. I put it in a spray bottle and it is not thick or heavy at all because it is so watery but still has a little smoother and “slippery” feel than just plain water or Aloe Vera Juice. There is no hard hold at all but it makes my curls POP! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    Hope this helps! :)
    I am new to the CG method. I have been using sulfate free poos and co washing for awhile now, b4 learning about CG. I am totally in love with the idea of using natural ingredients to make my own products that I can adjust to my hair needs. I love the posts you have been doing and the recipes! I am so excited about trying them out. Thank you for being so detailed and making it easy to follow. I am a product junky in recovery and have spent more $$ than necessary on stuff that doesn't work and was bad for my hair!
  • inginingin Posts: 2Registered Users
    Sorry didn't mean to attach all that to my response. I plan on trying the flaxseed he, and the coconut mousse! I also saw on Curly Nikki some great recipes for herbal rinses. After having my son 4 yrs ago my hair went to crap...I was getting blow outs because my curls were such a mess! NO MORE!! After being inspired by ladies like you and on this sure, I am ready to embrace my Natural Curls again! And I tell ya, after all this time...its just as curly as it was b4 my son. :)
  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Hi ingin,

    You have no idea how happy I was to read your post! I am so happy my little experiments speak to you! I am glad to hear your hair is back on track! :hello1:

    I know what you mean about being a product junkie! I was obsessed with trying anything new. I would go to the store just to see if there was something I "could try out". Now don't get me wrong ...all store bought products are not "bad" and there is nothing wrong with buying products. There are still things that I love. I use a store bought detangling conditioner it has 98% organic ingredients and I LOVE it!

    I have just gotten into the mind frame of simple is better (for me) and if I can use certain items for multi purposes I am all for that and yes it saves me $$$ big time! So with the move from store bought product junkie I am now a DIY junkie lol. I make my own protein & moisture deep treatments (I still have a store bought DC moisturizer in case I do not have all my ingredients at home or when I am lazy), my own cleanser, leave-in conditioner, spritz bottle mix, sealing oil mixture etc. I could go on and on about hair lol but I shall spare you!

    Please do let me know how things work out for you when you experiment. Keep in mind you might need to tweak the mixes to fit your hair needs :)

    All the best with your hair journey! :p
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    Could u share the other recipes youve made then?! :)

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  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Hi Lovemybaby,

    I am happy to share them! I mainly have 3 DIY DC treatments. WARNING this will be a long post...sorry I like to write/explain everything lol.

    Moisture DC (1x a week - I use this the most as my hair likes it).
    • 1 tablespoon of Honey
    • ¼ cup of Coconut Milk*
    • 1 overripe Banana
    • 1 tablespoon Conditioner
    • 2 tablespoons of fresh Aloe Vera Juice
    • 1 teaspoon of Grape seed Oil (any oil you want)
    I first blend the first three items together, scoop it out, mix in the conditioner, Aloe Juice, Grape seed oil and apply leaving it in for at least 2 hours. Overripe bananas are easier to mash up and wash out of your hair. Banana baby food can use be used but I like using the real stuff!

    * The coconut milk has very light proteins and my hair loves it but for those who's hair does not like coconut milk/protein you can skip this and use 2 overripe bananas or increase the honey.

    Protein DC (Usually every 4- 6 weeks or when my hair feels weak)
    • 1 Egg*
    • 2 tablespoons of Full Fat Plain Yogurt
    • ¼ cup of Coconut Milk
    • 1 tablespoon of Conditioner
    • 1 teaspoon of Grape Seed Oil (any oil you want)
    I first blend the first three items together, scoop it out, mix in the conditioner, Grape seed oil and apply leaving it in for 1 hour.

    * You should wash out the DC with cold water otherwise you end up with scrambled egg in your hair! (I learnt the hard way...not fun!).If your hair is protein sensitive you might want to skip this or use much lighter proteins.

    Henna/Amla Treatment*(I love the nourishing I get from Henna & Amla - usually used once a month).
    • 1 cup of Henna
    • ¼ cup of Amla
    • 1 cup of Green Tea
    • 2 tablespoons of Conditioner
    • 1 teaspoon of Grape Seed Oil
    I boil the tea and then wait till it is room temperature before I add it step by step to the Henna & Amla mixing till it has a thick mashed potato consistency (I do not end up using the entire cup of tea - you want to add it slowly so you don't end up with a soupy mixture). I cover the mixture with Clingfilm pressing it down against the Henna/Amla so there is no air in the container and wait for the dye release. (No less than 4 hours/usually overnight) - it depends on your Henna and when the best dye release happens; testing is necessary to find that out. The next morning I add in the conditioner & oil (I found when I added the conditioner and Oil before dye releases is sort of slows it down/decreases it) and then apply. I have left the treatment on my hair anywhere from 3 - 4 hours or even overnight (although I stopped doing that because my head feels like a brewing sauna - the mixture becomes quite heavy and traps the heat from my scalp plus I hate getting henna on anything as it stains it with its natural dye).

    * I always have to do a few rinses with my conditioner to get the Henna/Amla out of my hair and ALWAYS follow up with a Moisturizing DC because Henna/Amla can make hair a little dry but after the DC it is back to normal. This treatment is the most time consuming and can be messy so sometimes if I am lazy I use my store bought Moisturizing DC instead of mixing again.

    Some people experience curl loosening with Henna since it not only coats the outside but also attaches to the core of the hair which can make the hair ‘heavy’. I have not experienced curl loosening but Amla seems to help make curls bouncy, this is why I add it to my mixture.

    For all my mixtures I cover my head with Clingfilm - I gave up getting throw away shower caps and do not use heat, just let the heat from my scalp do its magic.

    These are just DIY's that work for me :)
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Cleanser/clarifier

    I do the staple Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) & Water mixture.
    • 1 part ACV
    • 3 parts water
    I pour it into a spray bottle, first focusing on my scalp and massaging with my finger tips. Once I am happy with that I light spritz the length of my hair and run my hands down the length of my hair smoothing it all over.

    Sealing Oil
    I like to stick to three oils I occasionally mix it up the last oil. (I actually saw Naptural85 video on YouTube and based it off that, using the oils I like...she uses a few more oils).
    • 1/4 cup Almond Oil
    • 1/4 cup Grape Seed Oil
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil or whatever other oil I have at home
    I only recently started using Vitamin E oil so when I next mix I will add 1 or 2 capsules.

    I use an application bottle that basically can pour the oils out in drops and I use 7-8 drops per side. (I split my hair into three sections to apply - two sides and the back). The oil mixture last me a while and I also occasionally will do a little Hot oil treatment with the mix.

    Ok I think I took over the board enough lol. Sorry again for all my typing/posts!
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    How often do u use the acv, i heard its good for porous hair, but when should i use it to close my cuticle? And i experimented today with a spray bottle of 1/4-1/8 giovanni SaS condish plus about 7 to 8 drops of coconut oil and 5 drops jojoba oil, a few drops of cnpf and water, and i think my hair liked this refresh spritz. How do u refresh/fix flyaways and stringy undone curls? I may try ur DC, im just suppoaed to avoid humectants, so id leave out the honey but i may try aloe bc everyone seems to love it, im just scared to bx its a humectant

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  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Hi Lovemybaby,

    How often do u use the acv?
    I like to use ACV once a week when I detangle my hair but if I was not too heavy handed with my products during the week I can push it longer.
    I heard its good for porous hair, but when should i use it to close my cuticle?Some people like to use it after they have shampooed/co-washed/DC some people use it before all that. If you use it in terms closing the cuticle then I suggest to use it after you have done all the hair pampering because then it would "trap in" all the goodness of the DC so to speak. But some people also see it as a cleanser so you could also say that if you use it after you DC you "wash off" the goodness of the DC.
    Next time you use it try to experiment with using it before and then after a DC because and see what you like. ACV not all helps to cleanse and close the hair cuticle but also restores the natural PH of the hair. If you incorporate shampoo into your routine then you do not really need this as a "cleanser" but more of a cuticle "closer" and PH restore. I personally use mine before I detangle with conditioner and apply my DC.

    How do u refresh/fix flyaways and stringy undone curls?
    I personally like to spritz my hair almost every morning because it helps me sort of "rearrange" my curls when I take it out of my "pineapple", and helps with the frizz/fly-aways etc. After I spritz my entire head I just run my hands down the length of my hair from roots to ends to distribute it evenly. Apart from my mixed spritz bottle I also have a plain water spritzer which I use when my hair has enough product on it already/not really frizzy - the water basically "reactivates" the products already on there.
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • LovemybabyLovemybaby Posts: 234Registered Users
    Thank you! With ur oil spray, did u put water in it?

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  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    Do you mean the experiment with Flax Seed/water/ Aloe Vera spray? If you do, then yes I did add water but since it is "new" I am still tweaking it. I use water to boil the flax seed just a little, strain it, add aloe, a little Grape seed oil and 1 Vit E capsule. Generally with all my mixes I mix small amounts and end up using it within a few days. It does mean I have to remix again and again but also means nothing goes "off" so I don't end up putting nasty stuff in my hair :ncool:

    Before this new experiment I use mix a spray leave consisting of: water, a tiny bit of conditioner and some oil.

    Sometimes I think I get all excited about something based on the initial results I get when I should be looking into long term results. So I will probably be trying the coconut Aloe cream (tweaking measurements so it's neither too oily/gel-like) for 2 weeks. Then I will try just the Flax Seed/water/ Aloe Vera Leave-in spray compare what I like better and will use that.
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
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