KCCC like product - removed

SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Update 5/9/09 - I edited because [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] is a fabulous product, long lasting and reasonably priced and I don't want to pirate it.
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  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    hmm... I would like to know this one. Do you think gelitin would work? :lol:
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
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    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Personally, no. The pectin was what made me look. The one and only time I made strawberry jelly, that's what I used along with sugar and fresh strawberries.
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    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • RedboneRedbone Posts: 9Registered Users
    I've never used this but I've heard great things about it. Can anyone give me the ingredient list? Thanks!
    Proud to be Metis!
  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    AngieCurls wrote:
    hmm... I would like to know this one. Do you think gelitin would work? :lol:

    from personal experience gelatin does work well as a styler for a more natural hold

    i bought pectin (both traditional recipe & low/no-sugar) at the same time as the gelatin but not tried yet

    i imagine it would work well.... it's also an ingredient in [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Curly-Pudding-p-578.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-curly-pudding]curly pudding[/buylink]
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
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  • thinfinethinfine Posts: 82Registered Users
    Ingredients:
    Botanical infusion of water, horsetail, chamomile, nettle and marshmallow, organic aloe vera juice, agave nectar extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), pectin, citric acid, potassium sorbate, and natural fragrance.

    Let me know if you have success making it
    thin, fine, 4a
  • thinfinethinfine Posts: 82Registered Users
    Well I tried to make this, but my first batch was unsuccessful. I think I used too much pectin and not enough marshmallow root. It dried to a hard, flaky mess on my hair. I will try it again and post my results if successful.
    thin, fine, 4a
  • thinfinethinfine Posts: 82Registered Users
    Here is the unsuccessful recipe that I tried:

    1C aloe vera juice
    1C herbal hair rinse (see recipe below)
    1/8C agave nectar
    2tsp. pectin
    2Tbl. lemon juice
    2Tbl. Vit E oil
    In a separate boil, mix the agave nectar with the pectin. Bring herbal hair rinse to a boil. Add the agave-pectin mixture to the herbal hair rinse. Stir until mixed well (1 - 2 minutes). Allow to cool (5 - 10 minutes). Using a hand blender, mix in the lemon juice, aloe vera juice, and Vit E oil.

    Herbal hair rinse
    1T nettle
    1T marshmallow root
    1T chamomile
    1T horsetail
    Place herbs in pot with 10oz of purfied water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool and strain.

    On my next test batch, I will increase the amount of marshmallow root to 1/2 cup and reduce the amount of pectin to 1/4tsp. Any other ideas?
    thin, fine, 4a
  • thinfinethinfine Posts: 82Registered Users
    I did some further research on the herbs used in the product. I found this info on herbnet.com.

    Marshmallow root
    The dried root contains up to 35% of mucilage, 38% of starch and 10% of pectin and sugar. Extracts have to be made with cold water if they are to contain the mucilage and not the starch, the latter dissolving only in hot water.

    Horsetail
    The silica is relatively easily dissolved out of the herb by making a decoction, 2.0g(.070 547 924 ounce) of the dried herb boiled for three hours in 200ml(6.7oz) of water. Extraction is even better if a little sugar is added. The resulting decoction contains 55.5mg of SiO2 and is remarkably stable.

    Nettle
    Infusion made by boiling 1oz of herb in 2C (16oz) of water.
    thin, fine, 4a
  • giegie Posts: 62Registered Users Curl Novice
    I think for our fine hair that when moisturizing is concerned mucilage is the way to go and not oil or butter (sealing ends is another story for another post).
    This is a paradigm shift for me big time!
    I was raised that when hair was dry it needed to be greased.
    After reading NC posts for awhile I realized that it wasn't grease, especially mineral oil, but butters and oils that were preferred.
    BUT since my hair is so fine, and so porous I found that oils and butters just made my fine hair straggly looking, not to mention put off my SO.
    This is why I am so interested in your experiments.
    How have the gone?
    3c or OS, fine, spongy,SL
    ________________________________
    Routine and Products:
    Henna (mo.) under steamer
    Jessicurl WDT (wk.) under steamer
    Granier Fructis Shampoo (mo. post henna)
    Vo5 Vanilla Tea Rinsing Conditioner,
    Jessicurl Too Shea, and Confident Coils (post WDT)
    KCCC styler only on wet hair
    Banding with silk scrunchies (nightly)
    JBCO Sealer

    My goodness, I just realized I am a PJ
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Last year there was a thread about this, I finally took it out of my subscriptions. I spent a fortune trying and was not at all successful. It's MUCH cheaper to buy some of these products, LOL! I'll look for it when I have more time.
    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
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