Best home made mist/spray

i need some info on good ingrediants to put in a home made mist for mornings where my hair needs something a little extra. Any ideas???
Multi-textured head! 3a w/ some 3c, medium to high porosity, medium to coarse texture, dry!

My current favorites: Suave naturals shampoo, Suave coconut, Organix argan and moroccan oil conditioner, GFTN, LALMG, FSG <3!!

Not a huge fan of CG :/
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I like just 50:50 water:aloe
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • deldel Posts: 34Registered Users
    a cup of lemon juice
    1 tablespoon of sugar
    70% of Hot boiling water.
  • LadyLauraLadyLaura Posts: 8Registered Users
    After reading about homemade spray recipes I created my own...a sort of combo from 2 recipes I found. This spray (once it dried) left my hair feeling so incredibly soft, it revived my curls, and it did not leave a strong scent.

    ((My spray bottle is pretty small so the measurements below are small.))

    - Purified water (2 oz)
    - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (2 Tbs.)
    - Pure Organic Lavender Essential Oil (8 drops)

    Got the Lavender Oil from Mountain Rose and the Coconut Oil from Nutiva.
    3a, fine texture, normal porosity, thick density.
    CO Wash - Burts Bees Pomegranate Conditioner
    CO - Giovanni Root 66
    Leave-in - AO B5 Design Gel plus a dab of Grapeseed Oil (my HG!!!!) :cheers:
    Gel - DevaCare Arc AnGell
    Love these videos: :thumright:
    http://curllove.blogspot.com/2008/03/styling-videos.html
    http://www.jessicurl.com/Demo-Videos-p-6.html
  • truwavetruwave Posts: 39Registered Users
    I was thinking of using 3 parts water, 1 part conditioner, and some sweet orange essential oil. Any thoughts on this anyone?
    2b, dry,high porosity, medium texture, high density

    Low Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    Co-Wash: No Poo, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Condish: One C, LVPNG
    Leave in: KCKT
    Protein Treatment: K-Pac
    DT: Heavin in Hair
    Stylers: KCCC, HESMU

    CG since Aug 09, I love my hair when I take the time to style it, I hate taking the time to do it.
  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    auntnett wrote: »
    I like just 50:50 water:aloe

    That's what I use when I need something for second day hair.
    :) Vanessa :)
    CG since 9/2007
    medium texture; slightly porous

    Currently loving:
    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • dailywavydailywavy Posts: 249Registered Users
    I like:
    2 oz water
    2 oz aloe juice
    1/4 tsp sweet almond oil or any beneficial oil
    a few drips of honey or agave nectar
    pinch of mag. sulfate
    a couple drops of essential oil



    boil the water and mag sulfate so it dissolves completely. Add the honey or AN. Then add the rest.
    you can add glycerine, or grapefruit seed extract to help it last longer, but keep it refridgerated.

    shake well before use because the oil and water will seperate.

    i have found this works just as well as some of the spritzers at curl mart like jessicurl or deva.


    *the mag sulfate may be a little drying, but you can add a little more oil or leave it out. i have found a little in there helps pull my waves in tighter. and the agave nectar helps refresh hold.
    2b, 2c / f / ii / medium-high porosity
    Vo5-never again, i now can plop!
    CG since may 09, and hubby LOVES the new wavy 'tude!
    :thumbleft:
    products: CV SB, burt's bees more moisture conditioner, co-wash suave naturals coconut condish. FSG, shea hair butter, hair refresher
  • Heather0kayHeather0kay Posts: 667Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have a curling spray; the recipe is always changing but the latest is:

    4 oz warm rose water or distilled water
    1 T aloe gel
    1 tsp Himalayan crystal salt ( for volume, body and curl)
    1 tsp magnesium oil ( for shine and frizz control)
    1 tsp magnesium sulfate (for curl formation)
    1 tsp glycerin

    Just shake until everything is dissolved. Use a light amount on damp hair ( too much may be drying or crunchy)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I guess I'm just lazy - these all sound like too much trouble to me when just aloe and water works fine, LOL. :dontknow: And it's moisturizing, not drying.

    I like it better than Jessicurl, Deva, Noodlehead or Curls sprays, all of which can be sticky/tacky and leave my hair looking dirty too quickly.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • Heather0kayHeather0kay Posts: 667Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I do think aloe and water is the best for dry hair. Sometimes I add glycerin, sometimes lavender oil, sometimes protein, panthenol.....
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,079Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use 50:50 water:liquid aloe with some drops of lavendar.
    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
  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Posts: 626Registered Users
    50% Aloe vera juice
    50% hebral tea ( calendula,comfrey, Chamomlie)
    drop of honey
    grapeseed oil

    Its great for hydrating my super dry hair

    ________________
    3c/3b, dry,high porosity, medium texture, thin density
    wash: CV Bars Neem or babasu marshmellow
    Co-Wash: Vo5 Moisture Milk Strawberry or TJ Spa
    Condish: GVP Condition Balm, Yes to Cucumber, Arua Cherry Almond bark
    DC: Homemade mixes of infused oils, amla, hibiscus, fenugreek, aloe vera.
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • mushroom_headmushroom_head Posts: 118Registered Users
    I've had very few successful first day hair, so I'm not sure why I'm reading about second day hair LOL, but doesn't spritzing create frizz by upping the dew points right on your hair?! Like stepping out in misty weather? I'm still learning, so forgive me for asking dumb theoretical questions! :wave:
    Coarse, thiiiick, porous, drrrry, 2c, dislikes proteins, likes ACV!
    Suave or V05 for co-wash, Garnier Nutrise triple nutrition and sleek & shine, Matrix Biolage conditioning balm, FSG and LA Looks sports gel.
  • MommaYonnaMommaYonna Posts: 6Registered Users
    i need some info on good ingrediants to put in a home made mist for mornings where my hair needs something a little extra. Any ideas???

    I like to use this on the daily:

    In my spray bottle

    distilled water
    30 drops tea tree oil (helps my scalp eczema)
    20 drops rosemary
    2 tbsp almond oil
    Shake well!
    (the rosemary mixed w/tea tree makes a eucalyptus-y scent...better than the medicinal tea tree, IMO)
    ~MommaYonna

    *3C, big and Frizzy! Wanting to learn how to get DEFINED curls!
    *A former CancerBaldGoddess
    *Shoulder length and growing stronger


    Loves of my life: OYIN HANDMADE! (J&B, GJ, WP, BSP, HHC)
    DT/CO: Oyin Honey Hemp, GFSS
    Daily mist: Water, Tea Tree, Almond oil, Rosemary and GFSS

    CG in training!
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've had very few successful first day hair, so I'm not sure why I'm reading about second day hair LOL, but doesn't spritzing create frizz by upping the dew points right on your hair?! Like stepping out in misty weather? I'm still learning, so forgive me for asking dumb theoretical questions! :wave:

    No, not usually. It reactivates the product from the first day - mist, scrunch, let completely dry, then SOTC as you did on day 1.

    Besides reactivating existing product, my aloe and some of these other additives others are using also help prevent frizz.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • HalfWavyHalfCurlyHalfWavyHalfCurly Posts: 907Registered Users
    i need some info on good ingrediants to put in a home made mist for mornings where my hair needs something a little extra. Any ideas???

    Please look for my post in the thread "What can I make with these ingredients...?". The basic recipe I posted there was a "tried and true" one for the cooler months for many years.
    2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

    "Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC ;-)
  • SugarNutsSugarNuts Posts: 250Registered Users
    2 tbsp Glycerin
    1 tbsp Proclaim Olive 7-Oil
    3 cups Distilled Water
    .5 tbsp Doo Groo
    1 tsp Tea Tree Oil

    I use an empty and clean body mist bottle from Bath Body Works as my spray bottle.
    Hair Type: 4a/4b Combo
    Last Relaxer: May/June 2008
    Big Chop: N/A
    http://members.fotki.com/SugarNuts (1/31)
    Detangle/Co-Wash: VO5 Freesia or Green Tea
    Shampoo: White Vinegar

    Deep Con. Treat.: Aussie 3-min. & Olive Oil
    Final Wash: Nexxus Humectress
    Moist. Spritz: Glycerin, Water, Proclaim 7-Olive Oil, Suave Extreme Leave-In

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  • curledlovecurledlove Posts: 444Registered Users
    I use 10:1 water & condish. I use it on top for frizz one days that I don't wash. Sometimes I spray it into my hand and smooth it in, and sometimes I mist it directly into my hair. I want to try one of the aloe vera juice concoctions you ladies have posted, other than second day hair what would you recommend them for?
    3c/4a
    I made it! Tailbone length stretched, WL curly

    Teri Laflesh's book "Curly Like Me" sits on my desk and everytime I get frustrated and an impulse tells me to shave my head, I look at it in hopes that one day my hair will graze the top of my butt.




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  • pe476206pe476206 Posts: 117Registered Users
    Some people use a leave in conditioner for second day hair. I make a refresher spray, Lavender Water. lavender essential oil in hair care are many, it can help to disinfect your scalp and skin and it can be very effective on lice and lice eggs or nits. In addition, the scent of lavender has been shown to help reduce headaches, depression, anxiety and emotional stress.
    Recipe:
    you combine
    1 cup purified water
    1/2 tablespoon curly friendly conditioner or coconut oil
    1-2 drops lavender essential oil.
    Combine in an 8 oz. spray bottle. Spray lighly on hair to refresh. Shake well before each use.
    Contraindiciations: low blood pressure, pregnancy prior to second trimester.

    Fine hair, 3a/3b
    Shampoo: switching from a couple
    Conditioner: Herbal Essences totally twisted conditioner
    Deep conditioner: Aussie 3 minute miracle
    Styling products: pureology real curl, framesi hair treatment line colored treated serum
  • buckeyebuckeye Posts: 129Registered Users
    I just made one that seems to be working pretty well...very similar to a lot of others here...

    5-6 oz distilled/purified water
    5-6 drops each - Rosemary, Tea Trea, Lavendar, and Lime EO's
    2 pumps FOTE AVG

    I meant to add a pinch of mag sulfate, but I forgot :geek:
    :toothy7: on my CG journey since 10/31/09
    **2-3ish mix/coarse/med-high porosity/v thick/graying, color treated
    cleansers: CJ DF
    co-wash: TJ TTT/Suave DC
    rinse out/treatments: YTT/YTC/HSH Pumpkin/CJ CR/AO GPB
    Stylers: homemade FSG/HETMS spray
    :thumbleft: pixiecurl diffusing in winter, air drying in summer, Icequeen method, combing right before plopping
    :thumbdown: glycerin, panthenol, heavy oils, diffusing in summer, Suave Cherry Blossom co, gel :(
  • curlywhirledcurlywhirled Posts: 17Registered Users
    To those using the 50:50 water:aloe vera combo, are you using aloe vera gel or aloe vera juice? I have pure aloe vera gel, not the juice. And sorry if this sounds stupid, but where can you get the juice? Is it something you can actually drink?
  • curlywhirledcurlywhirled Posts: 17Registered Users
    Bump! :)
  • DerbyCityNaturalsDerbyCityNaturals Posts: 422Registered Users
    you can find aloe juice at whole foods, amazon, gnc and vitamin shoppe and yes you can drink it.. There are multiple kinds but this is a popular brand: http://www.lilyofthedesert.com/our_products/category/traditional-aloe-vera-juice-and-gel/30
  • curlywhirledcurlywhirled Posts: 17Registered Users
    Thanks for the link!
  • Jo'eJo'e Posts: 1Registered Users
    SugarNuts wrote: »
    2 tbsp Glycerin
    1 tbsp Proclaim Olive 7-Oil
    3 cups Distilled Water
    .5 tbsp Doo Groo
    1 tsp Tea Tree Oil

    I use an empty and clean body mist bottle from Bath Body Works as my spray bottle.


    Which Doo Gro do you use... It seems an easy mixture to try - i have 4c hair
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Stupid question.... But what's it for?
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Rose water :D
    Refreshes skin and hair
    Make sure it doesn't have unnecessary additives like alcohol or make your own
  • mell_152mell_152 Posts: 90Registered Users
    WurlyLox wrote: »
    I like just 50:50 water:aloe

    like aloe gel? or aloe juice?
    Just starting CG (04/18/13)
    2C/3A hair, medium texture, normal porosity (I think!)
    Trying out: Suave Naturals wild strawberry (co-wash) Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean fortifying conditioner, Redken crystal curls 6, Live Clean Argan Oil Treatment, Pantene curl shaping gel
    Thinking of trying: Live Clean Argan oil conditioner or Live Clean Bali Oil conditioner....who recommends them?
  • fihefihe Posts: 101Registered Users
    Lately I've been using a spray with a little epsom salt and glycerin dissolved in water to enhance my waves. After I finish this batch, I think I'll try using some kind of oil instead of glycerin.

    If I can find the unused oil mister in my house (or maybe buy a new one, if my mom got rid of it), I think I will make my own sheen spray once I finish the one I have. It seems like the brand I own (Profectiv Mega Growth) is the ONLY brand on the market that doesn't contain mineral oil. But I'd like to try my own custom blend of oils!
    Check out my new blog:
    My Type 2 Hair
  • Ahschw2Ahschw2 Posts: 6Registered Users
    I made this beach waves spray

    DIY Beach Waves Sea Salt Texturizing Spray

    First day with it. I used it with a little fsg for day one but I might add more later during the day or as a day 2. I has Epsom salt, aloe Vera gel, distilled water, a little conditioner, and some sea salt.

    I have very fine, 2b/3a hair.
  • Made2shineMade2shine Posts: 6Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    im gonna try this! thanks :)
    Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. :love5:

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