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Homemade leave in conditioner?

I am using TIGI Honey and Oatmeal Conditioner right now and love love love everything about it. Has anyone ever taken an empty spray bottle, added water and some of their regular conditioner and used that as a leave in?

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  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Lots of people do this. There is a danger of accidentally growing creepy crawlies in your moist bathroom. You are diluting the preservatives in the conditioner. Check out this curl chemist article on the subject.
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/curlchemist-handling-diluted-and-homemade-products
    Quote is from the curl chemist article.
    • Make up a small amount of solution daily or every other day.
    • Make up enough solution to last for one week and store it in the refrigerator when not in use.
    • Make up enough solution to use for 1-2 weeks and add either natural or synthetic preservative drops to it in an amount specified in the literature. (Synthetic preservative mixtures, such as
      KathonKathon
      , can be purchased from a chemistry or cosmetic ingredients source, and natural preservatives such as grapefruit seed extract can be found at most health food stores). I would personally still store this mixture in the refrigerator when not in use and discard after a couple of weeks.
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    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
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