Lecithin Leave-In?

KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
So... I've read mixed reviews about this rather pricey Extenzz stuff. Since the main ingredient is lecithin, I thought, "Lecithin is cheap. Why not just make a conditioner with lecithin?".

I saw a recipe on the 4B message board by dimples12553 (Thank you, dimples!):
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=65082

I came across a couple more while Googling:

There's a really simple one on this page:
http://www.kristensguide.com/Health/Beauty/homemade_hair_care_products.asp

... and then there's this one:
http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/recipe/recipe.asp?recipe_id=222

Has anyone else experimented with lecithin? If so, please share your recipes and results!

Thank you! :wave:
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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Curl Neophyte Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I tried putting some in flaxseed gel, and it was a flop.

    Have you had any success with yours?
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    I've only tried the simplest recipe first... bad idea. It didn't mix well and looked like barf in a bottle (only it smelled pretty good, because I put in a tiny bit of orange oil in it).

    When I first applied it, some curls stayed almost straight(!?) and some shrunk up immediately. Finally, it all shrunk up as usual. It was incredibly shiny the next day, but it felt oily and "goopy", so I felt the need to shampoo (that's right... with sulfates!).

    (After shampooing, I did a moisturizing deep conditioner, and my curls were nice and bouncy again.)

    But I'm not giving up on the lecithin... I'll be trying one of the other recipes later to see what happens.
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    "Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.' "
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  • morrighumorrighu Posts: 707Registered Users
    Maybe try it in your conditoner or co-wash????

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