February 9, 2017 at 6:22 pm #20033
Oh! Cyn! I did that too! Red ones are for soaping, purples and greens are for lotions. And all the small ones are for cosmetics.
What did you decide would be your first adventure into soaping?February 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm #20036
Well…. not a clue. I have five recipes and I want them all. Lol. I’m leaning towards one with shea, castor, coconut, and olive. Something simple, easy. But I want swirls….I’m trying hard to leave the swirls alone.February 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm #20037
If you are loooking for advice, first batch. Go swirl free. Next day cut it. Wait about a week to see if it gets hard. Use a small price and see the bubbles. Then swirl to your hearts indulgence! But get that first one under your belt to see how things react.February 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm #20038
Ok. Ok. So, what kind of GOOD recipe that will make me happy, even if it’s swirl free? Because, it has to be good to make up for no swirl. Sigh. I so liked your awesome elegant swirls.February 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm #20040
Yep, I agree with Barb. Simple first. Get a feel for it. Make sure recipe works for you and you like it. Then next time, try a swirl!February 10, 2017 at 9:01 am #20057SimplySheParticipant
yeah, hairs rough and grumpy. I washed it again with a conditioner, no deep conditioning as I didn’t think it could handle it. I didn’t put any product in it after, just let it dry. I wonder if I should try a deep condition to reset it. I’m not going anywhere if it does turn awful :). the waves just up and wandered away……
I have the book and the ingredients and no containers!!!!!! The horrors! I want to play and have nothing to put my results in. I live in the back of beyond, so anything I’m getting is coming in the mail and hasn’t made it here yet :(. The book is fun though, pulling me away from soap that I really don’t need right now, lol…..to beauty products that….I really don’t need right now ;PFebruary 10, 2017 at 9:16 am #20059
Yep, you opened up those cuticles and it sounds like they’re still open. I would do the deep condition. Maybe not use a heavy amount, but enough to coat it, put a cap on your head, and let it sit for 30 minutes or so. Then rinse out and dry. It might still be grumpy with you today, but tomorrow it should be better. My hair always acts weird the day I do a PT/DT on it. But the next day, it’s so happy and curly! Maybe it’s in shock or something the day I do it? I don’t know but 99% of the time it takes it until the next day to be happy.
Is it still oily too? I don’t know what to tell you about that if it is, except to shampoo to strip it out, then do the deep condition. I don’t know what else to tell you to get it out other than that.
I know it sounds counter-intuitive to deep condition, but you really need to shut those cuticles down so you don’t damage your hair with all the friction it’s causing in your hair.February 10, 2017 at 9:19 am #20060
I can’t believe you forgot containers for your makeup! That was part of my order when I ordered the supplies I needed. I love buying containers for some reason! Making a new product for myself? I need a new and different container from all the other ones I already have! HahaFebruary 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm #20064
I wish you lived closer I’d mail you some containers!
And I wish we had vintage containers here. They are so pretty!February 10, 2017 at 2:01 pm #20065
So made the marula hair mask with some new tweaks:
I took about a cup of both marshmallow root and shavegrass and put them through the coffee grinder. Put that through a sieve. Then, the stuff in the top part of their sieve back into the coffee grinder. Repeat till I had one teaspoon of each (thank you LiseLisa’s blog and Cristie for the sieve idea!)
78g liquid (half aloe juice, the remainder the herb tea)
1g Vitamin b5 (liquid)
4g marula oil
1g orange wax
1g broccoli seed oil
Tossed it in my hair last night and went to bed. It’s 5am. It’s 8C in my house. It’s way too cold to have a shower. I’ll report in later!February 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm #20071
That sounds like a great conditioner! Can’t wait to hear how it does on your hair!February 10, 2017 at 8:09 pm #20082
Oh that sounds awesome for a conditioner. I need to pick up more 🌿 herbs. I need to make some decoctions and more. Plus I need to wash my scalp, soak it, and treat my lock to a good soak. Or maybe a hair mask. Maybe I’ll face mask at the same time. LolFebruary 11, 2017 at 6:54 am #20094SimplySheParticipant
ha, I’m a scatterbrain like that. My hair is dry, dry dry now, not oily. My scalp cleared up with the argan and no more issues. Conditioner on the list today and I ordered myself some containers and hair ingredients…now to wait. I wish we lived closer too, it would be so fun 🙂 I would get nothing accomplished though. My schedule is so out of whack with normal people its hard to plan anything. I work 12 hour shifts and seem to be out of sync with the real world 😉February 11, 2017 at 9:27 am #20100
I think Zil has 12 hour shifts too, if I’m not mistaken, and Cyn works 10 hour shifts, so you are not alone. I’m a stay at home mom so I have goofy hours too😜 My schedule revolves around three other people (hubby, child, mom) so some days I feel like a pretzel, getting twisted this way and that!
I just recently read that protein dries out your hair, so do less protein treatments and more deep conditioning treatments in dry winter months. See! I’m still learning hair stuff too! Hopefully, you can get a deep contioner on your hair soon, Connie, and make it happy again😄
I, too, wish we lived next door to one another! How much fun would that be?!?! We could share our ingredients, do swaps, get in our kitchens, brainstorm ideas, and make such wonderful goodies! Our males and children would never see us again! HahaFebruary 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm #20108
My hair feels a little better today, but I’m very sure I need a trim. I just hate getting them!
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