August 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm #23594
What is your favorite conditioner recipe?
I just made a conditioner inspired by one I saw a friend had, I’m calling it Cocoa Butter and Silk Conditioner.
5% vegetable glycerin
1% silk peptides
10% cocoa butter
8% coconut oil
4% safflower oil
2% cetyl alcohol
.5% liquid germall plus
It turned out so lovely and thick and deliciously cocoa-y. I love it!August 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm #23605
Wow! That sounds so rich and thick! How do you use that much oil in a conditioner on your hair? My hair (very fine textured and wavy/curly) would be so weighted down. You must have a very thick head of hair. So jealous!
I bet it makes a nice lotion too!
I have not made a conditioner in about two years, I think. I started doing the Curly Girl Method for my hair and have apparently become a hair product junkie. I want to try ALL THE HAIR PRODUCTS! I’ll bet I have 4-5 bottles of different conditioners that I haven’t even tried yet, on top of the ones I’m currently using. I need to stop shopping!
I did create a new recipe for a conditioner the other day, but I haven’t made it yet. I have a hydrolyzed rice protein that’s supposed to be great for the hair to try out. I also want to try using abyssinian oil in the conditioner because I’ve heard it has similar properties to argan oil, also great for the hair. Sigh….I have too many new ingredients to play with and not enough time in the day.August 18, 2017 at 6:39 pm #23607
Yes, I have quite the thick head of hair, and curly too! I found that later conditions weren’t really moisturizing enough for me, so I upped the oil content! I really love it though.
I totally understand wanting to try every curly hair product out there! I’m really happy with Shea Moisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus line (the curl enhancing smoothie smells amaaaazing!). Do you have any favorite products to recommend? I’d love to hear about them, especially curl-definition ones.August 19, 2017 at 6:48 pm #23613ArtistalisaParticipant
I have curly hair & I use the shea moisture shampoo, conditioner, & the curl smoothie in hibiscus & coconut. Love it. The conditioner especially really smooths my hair. My hair is kind of wacky because I don’t have tight curls just loose ones & no regular curl pattern. Some places my hair is kind of curly, some parts only wavy, & on top of all that I refuse to style it. I wash, conditioner, put in styling product & let it air dry.
Even suggested shea moisture to my sister, who has straight hair, & she loves it. Sometimes she uses the rose one.August 22, 2017 at 7:34 am #23642
Some of my favorite curly hair brands are Curl Junkie (love Daily Fix co-wash, Beauticurls conditioner, and Repair Me protein treatment), Jessicurl (Rockin Ringlets Curl enhancer and Spiralicious gel are a great combo), As I Am (co-wash, leave in, and curling jelly), Camille Rose Curl Maker curl enhancer, Deva Curl Ultra Defining gel or Arc Angel, Inahsi (co-wash, leave in, curl cream, and curl enhancing cream-gel all good and smell amazing!), Kinky Curly (Knot Today leave in, Come Clean shampoo, and Curl Custard curl enhancing gel all amazing)…..I’m sure there are more but these are all brands I’ve used and loved (and re-purchased!). Oh, Yes to Coconut conditioner and Yes to Sage and Tea Tree conditioner both amazing, Giovanni gel pretty good, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted gel is one of my faves and smells great, Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee is a good hard hold gel, and yes, Shea Moisture smoothie is awesome curl cream! I use that too!August 22, 2017 at 7:38 am #23643
Depending on the time of year, I completely air dry (summer) or do a combination of diffuse and air dry (rest of the year). I scrunch products into my hair, if that what you call styling, and may clip my roots for a bit of volume on occasion, but other than that, I don’t do much styling either. I’m not very good at it.August 23, 2017 at 10:13 pm #23658
I’ll have to try some of those, especially the gels. I’ve been wearing my hair up all summer (I was too lazy to style it!) but now that it’ll be fall soon, I’ll probably start wearing it down more (my hair is how I stay warm in winter, yes it’s very thick ;))
Anyway, I tried to style my hair today, but it seems to have forgotten how to curl a bit. Which means I’ll have to try some new stuff…August 31, 2017 at 7:39 am #23747
Scrunching is a great way to help and enhance your wave and/or curl pattern. Plopping too. You can find YouTube videos on how to plop if you don’t know what that is. I scrunch in all my leave on products (leave in, curl cream or gel, gel) then plop for 10-15 minutes. When I take it out of the plop, I will again scrunch with a microfiber towel to get out any remaining water, then scrunch in a bit of hard hold gel or Kinky Curly Curl Custard. Diffuse a bit to enhance curl formation, air dry, scrunch out the crunch, then done! It sounds like a lot, I know, but it really doesn’t take any more time for me than when I straightened my hair.August 31, 2017 at 5:39 pm #23749
I do a lot of scrunching and diffusing, I’ve heard about plopping, but haven’t looked into it. I’ll have to take a look!October 20, 2017 at 7:50 am #24156ZilParticipant
Does any one have any goo light conditioner recipes? I have fine/Curly hair and although i loved the 2 in 1 recipe it greased me up a bunch.October 20, 2017 at 6:44 pm #24157inertiaParticipant
what do you mean by goo light?October 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm #24158
I think she means good light.October 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm #24159inertiaParticipant
I guess that makes sense… unfortunately I formulated mine with a lot of I have formulated my conditioner with a lot of Btms 25, Conditioner Concentrate and cetyl alcohol that between those three ingredients it makes up 13% of the product. probably much heavier than what she wants
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