what are your favorite diy products?

I'm new here and I wanted to start to make my own products. What are your can't live with out recipes?

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  • Zoey_SabsxoxZoey_Sabsxox Posts: 80Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Well I don't know if this is a diy product... But I guess it works like one :) I have suffered from bad dandruff. Been using head and shoulders for a year or two now and I stopped recently after finding out that it can make dandruff worse. So I decided to create my own natural remedy. I also have dry hair, so I take a good amount of olive oil (enough for my hair and scalp) put it in a plastic bowl and put ONLY 5 drops of tea tree. I put it all over my hair and massage it in my scalp. Then I put a towel on top of my head and sleep on it. The next morning I wash it off with my fav shampoo- and voila! Soft, smooth and minty smelling hair.
  • sawahsawah Posts: 26Registered Users
    Here is my collection of DIY products. It's quite comprehensive.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS2UJDs1mng&list=PLCT7rEmj0XkyQK1jeKWOyfGOTi_Ifu6Gj&index=1
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  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    I am a DIY freak at heart and make about 90% of the products I use on my hair. My two favorites are my Leave-in Conditioner (remix) and my whipped butter which doubles as a body butter! :)
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • MariannehMarianneh Posts: 86Registered Users
    sawah wrote: »
    Here is my collection of DIY products. It's quite comprehensive.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS2UJDs1mng&list=PLCT7rEmj0XkyQK1jeKWOyfGOTi_Ifu6Gj&index=1

    You have a great collection of DIY's Love it! I am a DIY freak at heart so I make about 90% of the products I use and love all things DIY :D and you have gorgeous hair!
    It is a never ending exciting adventure!

    Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011) :wav:
  • lailankrlailankr Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thanks for asking. I needed more products to add to my arsenal. I just know how to make flaxseed gel, but now the video up is great and I can start making some more ASAP:toothy10:
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Marianneh wrote: »
    sawah wrote: »
    Here is my collection of DIY products. It's quite comprehensive.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS2UJDs1mng&list=PLCT7rEmj0XkyQK1jeKWOyfGOTi_Ifu6Gj&index=1

    You have a great collection of DIY's Love it! I am a DIY freak at heart so I make about 90% of the products I use and love all things DIY :D and you have gorgeous hair!

    awsume! im always looking for new DIY youtubers! :chef: are you still making new vids? i DIY most of my beauty stuff as well so its always nice seeing new ideas n tips. Ill be getting round too watching them :toothy10:

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • fairydreamerfairydreamer Posts: 4Registered Users
    Hi y'all! Being fairly new on here, I am so happy to finally discover so many ways to rescue my curls! thanks :)

    As far as DIY products: Face cleanser :Natural, ingredients from my pantry.

    Dry skin: Light cream (1/2 tsp) +gram flour (Besan) 1 tsp+ turmeric powder 1/4 tsp. use as face wash at night as a bedtime routine. No soap as turmeric turns soap red!!

    Oily Skin: skip the cream. rest is same. can use with aloe gel to get the gooey soapy feel.
    (its important to keep this powder dry in an airtight container for multiple uses)

    Hair: Just tried this and it feels awesome! gel from 2 aloe leaves from my plant +distilled water and blend. Add 1 tbsp virgin olive oil and apply as a pre poo. So--soft hair!!

    Thanks!
    peace and love
    -P
  • FeedYourHeadFeedYourHead Posts: 248Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My hair ADORES coconut oil! In fact I think it may be my head's favorite food :thumright:

    I tried Trader Joe's coconut oil in my hair as a pre-cowash treatment yesterday, and I'm loving how my hair looks and feels today! So soft and silky, and you can really see my 3a/b pattern: varying in size and tightness, from sidewalk-chalk to Sharpie-sized curls all over my head!
    Name: FeedYourHead's Hair

    Description: 3A/3B/2C in the back, Botticelli, medium, thick, low porosity, modified CG since 2008

    Likes: Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil sulfate-free shampoo; Curls Coconut Curlada conditioner; KCKT; LA Looks Extreme Sport Gel; coconut oil; honey; banana hair masks
    Dislikes: Silicones (:thumbdown:), Hairbrushes (:eek:) and harsh detergents (:protest:)
  • Curlista93Curlista93 Posts: 398Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair ADORES coconut oil! In fact I think it may be my head's favorite food :thumright:

    I tried Trader Joe's coconut oil in my hair as a pre-cowash treatment yesterday, and I'm loving how my hair looks and feels today! So soft and silky, and you can really see my 3a/b pattern: varying in size and tightness, from sidewalk-chalk to Sharpie-sized curls all over my head!

    You have beautiful curls!

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    4a/3c, Low Porosity, Fine Texture
  • sloka25sloka25 Posts: 78Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have very very sensitive skin and break out easily (when I do break out the pimples leave scars that take forever to fade). I swear by this face mask, it keeps my skin hydrated but clear and fades scars:

    1 heaped tsp of plain unsweetened yogurt
    1 flat tsp of uncooked oatmeal (crumbled a little more with your fingers)

    Mix both ingredients and apply it on your face. Keep it on for 20-30 mins and wash off with warm water.
  • BrigidZBrigidZ Posts: 2Registered Users
    Does anyone have a particular rinse-out conditioner recipe they like to make?
  • BaoneraBaonera Posts: 3Registered Users
    to be honest, I don't like DIY products anymore, however, I have the only one that I can use forever. It's a coffee scrub for the body. You can also use it for your face, but in that case is your skin is NOT sensitive.
    the recipe is simple: ground coffee (for face fine meal would be better ) + fav oil (I use olive) + fav essential oil for more scent (optional)
    also, you can add some sea salt, sugar, vitamins (a or e), even cream. it's up to you ;)
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,651Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Jojoba oil as a facial cleanser. 
    Argan oil as a face moisturizer.
    Coconut oil as a body moisturizer, hair pre-poo treatment, pretty much use it head to toe. 
    Sugar and olive oil as a body scrub.
    Baking soda and a little water as a face scrub. 
    Vinegar rinses, herbal rinses, and honey rinses for my hair. 
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  • FLsmidgetFLsmidget Posts: 30Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    I make a diy hair moisturizing refresher spray that i spritz in when I go to bed at night and when I get up in the morning. I also use it periodically throughout the day as needed for frizzy flair ups (live in FL)

    I use it in a flairosol fine mist spray bottle. Found this type of bottle sprays a super fine mist that doesnt disturb the curl. I bought mine off of Amazon.

    Recipe:
    2 tbsp of leave in
    1 tsp of glycerin(only in low dew points during winter)
    4 oz of rosewater
    1/4 tsp of grapeseed oil
    1/4 tsp avocado oil
    Shake shake shake to mix everything then I fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water (4 to 6 oz) the shake again.

    Its smells amazing cause of the rosewater and gives my hair some added moisture. 

    2c fine, medium density, high porosity, modified curly

    Humid FL

    Shampoo: SM JBCO, Elucence MB 
    Conditioner: SM JBCO, Elucence MB
    Deep Conditioner: SM Manuka Honey
    Leave-In: SM JBCO, Elucence MB 
    Stylers: Cantu Moisturizing Curl Activator, L'Oreal EverCurl Hold & Sculpt Gel Cream, DevaCurl Light Defining Gel
    Sealer: Cantu AntiFrizz Smoothing Oil

  • ellajellaj Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Not my idea, but I have tried this many times. Personally, I leave out the olive oil and add extra coconut oil. Be sure the water isn't too warm when you rinse this out, cooked egg is hard to get out of your hair, trust me, lol!

    Combine:

    1 tsp. honey

    2 tsp. olive oil

    1 -2 tsp. coconut oil

    1 large egg

    Massage into dry hair with your fingertips ( boosts circulation to the scalp )

    Let it soak in nourishing your hair for at least 10 to 15 minutes… longer the better

    Shampoo your hair as you normally would and finish with your favorite conditioner
       

    Type: 2c
    Density: medium
    Porosity: high
    Thickness: fine


  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,353Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    edited January 8
    I really like the idea of diy products, but I'm still trying to work mine out. The only recipe I have is my henna treatment which is henna+amla in the usual proportion (25g amla to 100g henna). Then I divide that into 5 portions, and for each portion I add 1T of brahmi+bringhraj(3:1 mix) powder. I started this for my roots treatment and to extend the henna, and realized it gave me some great conditioning when I do my henna treatment.

    I'm working on a tea spray that I can use in the morning as scalp treatment and a pre-poo detangler so I can stop dry combing before showering. But still testing out tea, so this is in the beginning stages. I also want to work out a flax seed gel recipe. I would love a diy leave-in conditioner, but I don't know where to begin for this.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

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  • ellajellaj Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    edited January 12
    I came across this DIY hair treatment. It interests me because I love avocados and always have them in the fridge. Mayonnaise is not my favorite spread to eat but it is in my fridge, too. I know many people like it as a deep treatment.

    Avocado Deep Conditioner
    Ingredients
    1 small jar of mayonnaise
    1/2 avocado

    Directions
    Peel avocado and remove pit. Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl with your hands until it's a consistent green color. Smooth into hair being careful to work it to the ends. Use shower cap or plastic wrap to seal body heat in. Leave on hair for 20 minutes. For deeper conditioning wrap a hot, damp towel around your head over the plastic, or use a hair dryer set to a low to medium heat setting.

       

    Type: 2c
    Density: medium
    Porosity: high
    Thickness: fine


  • ellajellaj Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I found this DIY recipe for, of all things, mascara.

    https://www.thankyourbody.com/all-natural-homemade-mascara/
       

    Type: 2c
    Density: medium
    Porosity: high
    Thickness: fine


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