Thursday, September 23, 2010

Curly Pudding/Flaxseed Cream

I posted a recipe for whipped shea butter that can be used both on your hair and body.  But another way to use shea butter is to make a curly pudding by adding eco styler gel or flax seed gel to help hold and define your curl pattern.  This pudding is moisturizing, sealing/protective and fights frizz with hold!!!


Tools Needed:
  1. Blender or Mixer
  2. Measuring Cup
  3. Spoon
  4. Bowl/Container of choice
Ingredients:
  1. Unrefined Shea Butter
  2. Jojoba Oil  and EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  3. Aloe Vera Gel
  4. Flax Seed Gel or EcoStyler Gel w/ olive oil 
  5. Vegetable Glycerin
  6. Tea Tree Oil or Honey
  7. Essential Oil

Instructions:
  • Take 1/2 cups of unrefined Shea butter and place in blender  ( You can soften the Shea butter by heating in the microwave for 30 second NOTE:  Do Not melt all the way)
  • Add 2 TBSP Jojoba Oil and 2 Tbsp EVOO.  Be careful to not add too much, It will make your mix oily; Mix
  • Add a few tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel; Mix
  • Add 1/4 cup of EcoStyler Gel/Flax seed gel. Mix
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Vegetable Glycerin(humectant), Mix
    • Be Careful not to add too much, V. Glycerin has a very thick consistency, A little goes a long way
    • V. Glycerin should not be used in cold months since it is an humectant and pulls moisture from the air.  This will make your hair hard.
  • Add 10 drops of tea Tree oil or tablespoon of honey:MIX (preservative)
    • Tea tree oil has a very strong smell that many may not like so use honey instead. 
    • This will keep your natural products from molding.  Also avoid water mixing in as well.
  • Add essential oil of your choice for fragrance; MIX
    • Lavender, Lemongrass, etc
This mix should last you about a month with eco styler gel and only 3 days-week with flaxseed gel(w/ refrigeration)!!!

Get creative and play with different oils in your mixes, and let me know how they worked for you.

2 comments:

  1. thanx so much for posting this, i wanted to make my own curly custard but it came out horribly!! i will surely try your recipe especially since most of the stuff listed i already have, again thanx so much for posting!!

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  2. I would love to try this on my hair. I just have 2 questions. My aloe vera and shea butter just aren't mixing. Do you have any suggestions? The next question is what natural replacement would you use in the winter time for glycerin just leave it out or guar gum? Thank you for your help! :-)

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