Coconut Oil Moisturizer (Pink Oil replacement)

shawnetteshawnette Posts: 482Registered Users
6oz Aloe Vera Gel (gelly, not liquid)
2Tbsp Pure Lanolin
2Tbsp Coconut Oil

Melt the lanolin until it's liquid. Add the coconut oil and aloe and stir well. Mixture will be a creamy lotion with a consistency similar to the vanilla icing that you drizzle over cinnamon rolls. Apply to wet or damp hair to seal in the moisture. (You'll be amazed at the softness and the shine!)
Day 3 hair:
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Tips:

1. You can use whatever type of oil you like. My 1st batch was made with Olive oil, but the coconut version smells wayyyyy better.
2. It's a bit oily, but if you've ever used LPOM, you already know that. Day 1 was the worst, but after a couple of days, a lot of the oiliness went away. (Soaked up by the pillowcase, no doubt, lol!)
3. Lanolin can build up, so this is not something I would recommend for frequent (daily) usage if you're a no-poo (like moi). Every few days with a co-wash between uses and you should be fine. Otherwise, you'll probably need to clarify. I'm likely only going to use it after my henna / bentonite treatments as a leave in moisturizer. (Once a week)
4. This can also be used on your skin. (Crusty feet, no more!!)
Nappy is not an 'N' word.
Photos:
http://xrl.us/beauk7

Recipes:
http://mixology101.ning.com/profile/shawnette

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  • madhuri_dixit_fanmadhuri_dixit_fan Posts: 310Registered Users
    Cool...I want to try it, especially since it's only 3 ingredients and your day 3 hair is banging, but I'm allergic to lanolin. Do you know of another ingredient that will act like/closely resemble the lanolin in the recipe?
    RIP Natasha Richardson

    Holy Grails: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioner, AVG, EVO Coconut Oil, Amla Oil, KC Spiral Spritz, Brahmi Oil, Tea Tree eo, Rosemary eo, Distilled H2O, Aloe Vera Juice, Neem Oil, ACV, Dr. Bonner's Skikakai Castile Soap, Avocado Oil

    Sometimes: AOMM Jelly, KCNT, KCCC
  • shawnetteshawnette Posts: 482Registered Users
    Cool...I want to try it, especially since it's only 3 ingredients and your day 3 hair is banging, but I'm allergic to lanolin. Do you know of another ingredient that will act like/closely resemble the lanolin in the recipe?

    Maybe beeswax and a bit more oil? (I would melt the beeswax and mix it with the oil 1st, then add the aloe, a little at a time until it's the right consistency.)
    Nappy is not an 'N' word.
    Photos:
    http://xrl.us/beauk7

    Recipes:
    http://mixology101.ning.com/profile/shawnette

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