Recipes: Curl Spray ??

BabydollRingletsBabydollRinglets North AmericaRegistered Users Posts: 205
I looked all over 'recipes -- for hair and body' threads
And I couldn't find a fair recipe for a hair spray to refresh curls.

I gave up reading million posts to find a list of recipes of a curl refresher.

I'm going to start a new thread...
Do you have a good recipes of a curl refresher?
3c/3b fine texture, normal density, high porosity

Shampoo: Devacare Low Poo, Devacare No Poo
Conditioner: Devacare One Conditioner
Leave-In: Devacare One Conditioner
Oil: Grapeseed Oil
Treatment: Coloful Protein Filler
Gel: Eco Styler Argan Oil


  • Auburn SunsetAuburn Sunset Little Rock, ARRegistered Users Posts: 160
    Did you see the thread about the aloe mist? Here is the recipe:
    - Take the drinkable kind of aloe vera juice that is at the drugstore
    - Add to spray bottle
    - Keep refrigerated. If you want to carry it on you, it may stay OK for up to a week, but it's probably best to load up a small spray bottle with small amounts and dump/wash/replace often.

    Sorry I don't remember who wrote it.

    :flower:Happy to be 3B, 3C & 4A
    My Fav's
    Nakia Amour Products
  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    I looked all over 'recipes -- for hair and body' threads
    And I couldn't find a fair recipe for a hair spray to refresh curls.

    I gave up reading million posts to find a list of recipes of a curl refresher.

    I'm going to start a new thread...
    Do you have a good recipes of a curl refresher?

    That question has been asked many times in the six months I've been on the board. The reason you couldn't find anything is that no one's come up with anything that's terrific.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
  • Riot CrrlRiot Crrl Registered Users Posts: 3,135
    Here's the thread:

    I'm still at the same place with it. It always refreshes curls, sometimes quite from beyond the grave. It doesn't add new frizz, but if frizz is already there it doesn't make it go down either. Or those have been my results anyway. HTH
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer MaineRegistered Users Posts: 3,079 Curl Connoisseur
    I used Lorraine Masseys suggestion and did a lavendar spray.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • lapushkalapushka Registered Users Posts: 601
    Curl refresher: half water (demineralized), half glycerine (according to LM in the CG book). You can vary the amount of glycerine if it's too heavy for you.
  • AdeleAdele Registered Users Posts: 30
    My current curl spray is made with aloe vera gel, a few drops of jojoba oil and a few drops of essential oils of geranium and ylang ylang. :)
  • kaymoorekaymoore Registered Users Posts: 298
    I mix a concoction that refreshes my curls:

    -15 drops of jojoba oil
    -15 drops of carrot oil
    -30 drops of virgin coconut oil (freshly melted)
    -1/2 ounce of amla oil
    -30 drops of apricot nettle oil
    -10 drops of tea tree oil
    -add water to the mixture to dilute it to your liking...don't add too much and make sure not to add too much coconut oil because it will solidify if it gets too cold

    "This recipe may be too heavy for most curlies, but my hair sucks up anything that lands on it."

    The main ingredient is the amla oil which works alone for me. It even makes my relaxed hair curl. Often I use this concoction right before I go to bed and then mist once when I wake up.

    You can also mix these ingredients with shea butter and make a butter with them. :)

    4a/3c combo with 4b in the front

    Hair Goal: Shoulder Length and Curly before April 2010!

    "Call me Kinky, Call me Nappy...
    It's just Semantics!


    Products I am currently loving:
    Trader Joe's Nourish Conditioner
    Anita Grant Rhassoul Deep Conditioner
    Anita Grant Cafe Latte
    Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner

  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe MNRegistered Users Posts: 1,574 Curl Neophyte
    My recipe is in the thread that Riot Crrl posted for you, but it's so easy I thought I'd post it for you here.

    1 part FOTE AVG (Fruit of the Earth aloe vera gel)
    2 parts distilled water or fresh rainwater
    3-4 drops EO or fragrance oil (if you want - you don't have to do this, but it will be unscented if you don't)

    I use an old spray gel bottle that I've rinsed well, then I fill it 1/3 of the way up with FOTE, then fill it to nerly the top with water. Add EO or FO if you want, then shake like mad.

    I use this spray on bone dry hair after pineappling, and then I scrunch well before I plop my pineapple at night. It really makes my curls pop back, and it's very moisturizing, but doesn't add any extra hold or crunch.

    BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

    Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
    Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
    Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
    Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
  • peglegpegleg OregonRegistered Users Posts: 8
    Curl Solution and Refresher
    1 ½ cups water
    3 Tablespoons flax seeds
    1 cup chamomile tea
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    ½ teaspoon coconut oil
    ½ teaspoon honey
    1 Tablespoon aloe vera
    1 Tablespoon vegetable glycerine
    20 drops grapefruit seed extract
    ½ teaspoon ascorbic acid
    5 drops vitamin e oil
    essential oil

    Cook and strain flax seeds in water. Add salt, coconut oil, and honey to tea water (coconut oil looks really glittery on top of the water, kinda cool). Wait until mixture cools to add remaining ingredients, including the flax gel. Solution can be used as post wash leave in for hair.
    For spray, mix 50/50 with rose water (available at world market or liquor store). Was very pleased to find this mix actually did work in my reused spray bottles.
    Depending on hair, might want to try different oils, teas; vary the amount of oil, salt, or aloe vera.
    Have fun!
    2c/3a, Fiii; mod cg since 6-1-08

    co: suave coconut, Nature's Gate
    potions: KCKT/KCCC, KBB nectar, BB Silkshake or Curly Frizz Pudding

    eager to try: Curls

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