DIY Similar to Kinky Curly Knot Today?

avaanstaravaanstar Posts: 171Registered Users Curl Neophyte

Hi everyone!

I really need help creating a detangling/leave in hair product for me. Due to my weak immune system and allergies, I have struggled to find hair products I do not have an allergic reaction to. For the past year, I have been making my own hair products (slippery elm as my detangler and Okra Gel as my gel) but I am not satisfied with the results.

I have 3c/4a, low porosity and fine curls. The two products that have worked best for me as leave ins and detanglers are Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave In and Smoothing Lotion Curly Junkie. Both products have slippery elm, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, and Cetyl/cetearyl Alcohol ingredients in common. I would like to find a recipe to make out of those three ingredients primarily. I am hoping the slip will be as incredible as Kinky Curly Knot Today or Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion by Curly Junkie. My DIY slippery elm conditioner has good slip but I am finding I need even more slip. As well as I am not able to leave the slippery elm on my hair because it coats it. I need something that will be able to moisturize, absorb, and blend into my hair. Please let me know if you can help me out!

Thank you so much!


Answers

  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    I don't think we have too many DIYers here, but maybe someone will come along that can help!  Facebook has so many different groups, maybe you could find a good DIY group there.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Posts: 1,217Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I don't have an answer but if you feel you need more slip than usual, you could have build up. I'm sorry for the trouble you are going through.

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