This morning my hair still looks wet (not greasy – lucky!). I wanted to start with one of your conditioners, but I’ve only found two on your website. Also, I’m new to the world of homemade shampoo/conditioner/etc., so this may be a silly question, but thus far I’ve been using a basic shampoo (merely unscented castille soap with some hair-nourishing EOs), an ACV rinse, and the least objectionable of the store-bought conditioners that I already had on hand (only 1 unclear ingredient in the list – pretty sure it’s the preservative, though – so figured I’d use it up until I was able to make my own), and I’ve tried doing it a couple different ways, but am not entirely sure of what is supposed to be the best order when using a separate ACV rinse: 1) shampoo, ACV rinse, conditioner, or 2) shampoo, conditioner, ACV rinse. Want to help support Humblebee & Me? Bottom line, don’t worry about these wax-like ingredients in your hair conditioner. With the humidity down here in Georgia I usually end up looking like Roseanne Roseannadanna by about noon, and that has not been a problem since introducing this to the regimen. That’s awesome! You can absolutely apply the rinse to your scalp, but I found when I did that, my roots became greasy days earlier than they did if I did not use the rinse on my scalp. It seems the most logical. Hey Marie! I wanted some texture. In the meantime, I am going to make the mascara that it is in your book; the final ingredients arrived yesterday. In this liquid state, is it still usable (after shaking the bottle to mix it)? 4.9 out of 5 stars 19. Second would I be able to swap the vegetable glycerin for honeyquat? I was always wondering about an all natural preservative to add to your recipes and I ended up finding a radish root ferment filtrate named Leucidal. Do you know something about it or its efficacy? Wow. Sorry! You cannot re-jig emulsions and I don’t see a preservative, so by now there is no way it is safe to use. and no I did not change anything in the recipe I just left out the optional stuff 🙂. Thank you for reporting back on that, what a bummer 🙁 Did you blend with an immersion blender or by hand? This DIY coconut milk leave in-conditioner will keep your hair tangle-free all day long. Kohl’s Black Friday! Hair Products for People of Color; Baby Shampoo. Hey Jevgeni! I’ve read that 6% oil is rather at the upper limit in conditioners for dry hair, so next time I’ll try a lower oil part, and maybe an oil that I know absorbs well in my hair (for me that’s coconut oil – I put a little drop in my hair every week or so). I am loving it, too, even though our humidity is about the opposite of yours 🙂, hi Marie I just want to know if you use the conditioner on your scalp or just on the ends also what preservative did you use thanks. 2g Preservative Eco ... (wheat, oats & quinoa). I am just curious if you happen to to test the pH of your batch? 3g | 0.1oz unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada) 5 drops cardamom essential oil, Broad spectrum preservative of choice (why?). These three simple ingredients make one amazing DIY leave in conditioner spray! BTMS 50: This is a conditioning emulsifying wax that is often used in hair conditioners. The other ingredients in this natural hair conditioner recipe add to that moisturizing power to create a super revitalizing conditioner. If you think it could be done, I would be happy to experiment. On to the Rose Cardamom lotion (I haven’t used actual lotion since some time last year b/c of nasty ingredients in all the ones I had, and my hands have complained bitterly many times because of it, especially in winter and spring) – all I need now is mango butter, which I’ll be ordering from Amazon soon (I did look locally first, particularly because it was the last ingredient I needed, but the only mango butter that any of the stores had was a mango butter/jojoba oil mixture – not what I wanted). Don’t have the oils called for in the recipe? Hey Ginny! I love what you do and all the info that you share, I have so much to learn from you! If my calculations are right, it should be about 0.13g in 24 grams of water. You should also check out my favorite cleanse! I, too, live somewhere with hard water, and still… nope. So, my question is if the exact ph level is crucial or if I only need an acid there and I don’t need to make such a fuss. 15g | 0.53oz vegetable glycerin I don’t have apple cider vinegar, so I made the acid hair rinse (according to the weight of citric acid/water ratio) and tried to make this conditioner and I’m having trouble. Oops! Voila! The directions show you what ingredients will work best with your hair type, meaning you’ll get the perfect homemade and natural hair conditioner without all the nasty chemicals. Since I don’t have highlights, this is all from reading, but… from my reading if you use citric acid to create your acidic rinse, and rinse it out rather than leave it in, it shouldn’t lighten hair or strip colour, but this is just from research—I don’t dye my hair, so I have no personal experience. A blend of cardamom, grapefruit, and pine essential oils give the conditioner a wonderful bright, fresh scent with a slight vinegar-y undertone, though that vinegar note dissipates quickly and doesn’t remain in your hair at all. I absolutely love your silk and cedar shampoo!! Hey Mary! I have used these fragrances in my lotions before, none of which have turned pink! Maybe it’s because once it got to the stage where I knew it wouldn’t splatter, I just held the blender in it and let it run for 3-5 minutes at 1-minute intervals. It’s worth a try, though it may separate. But that’s the beauty of homemade deep conditioners! Binds oils and water together in recipes for lotions, creams, scrubs and hair conditioner. Lotions tend to have a heavy, cream-like appearance with this emulsifying wax. Waiting for two days off in a row to try it. My supplier has since discontinued it, but I found it here with a slightly different name 🙂 Happy making! Does that mean the water has just been boiled and still very hot, or it has been boiled but already cooled down before use? Thanks for your help adapting the recipe to my hair, it’s perfect now! Emulsifying Wax - Hair & Beard is the perfect emulsifier for leave-in hair and beard products because of the soft, non-greasy after feel it leaves. Is that how yours was before it eventually thickened? The comb and the brush went through the damp hair like usual, but my hair felt like straw and my ends felt so dry and needed some oil. the first time I made this I used polywax instead of BTMS50. Heat through to ensure everything is melted before removing the pan from the heat. Do not use beeswax!) Definitely! And if you have made lotion, you can make conditioner. Hmm. As for order, I do shampoo, acidic rinse, and conditioner. So I figured, I might as well use the infused ACV, as it too was intended for hair. Tomorrow, I plan on using this from root to tip and see how that goes! You can learn more here. If you want to make a true conditioner you do need to use BTMS-50 as your emulsifying wax it is cationic, which makes it truly conditioning. The marshmallow root does its magic 😉. Stearic acid is a hard fatty acid, and is naturally present in shea butter. It can be used as a detangling spray or even to give hair … That’s so fantastic 🙂 Don’t lose those notes now 😛 Enjoy and thanks for making with me! You’ll want a cationic emulsifying wax; perhaps ask your suppliers and see if they use a different name or have a different cationic emulsifying wax? Hi Marie. This natural hair conditioner recipe is so awesome. I’m wondering about baobab protein as a sub? BTMS-50 is a relatively new emulsifier for me (I found it at Windy Point), and it’s especially fantastic in hair conditioners. Fabulessly Frugal: A Coupon Blog Sharing Gift Ideas, Amazon Deals, Printable Coupons, DIY, How to Extreme Coupon, and Make Ahead Meals. That might help? I hope all of this has been somewhat helpful! I read that is because of super hard water but! It’s an isolated fatty acid that thickens things, and that’s mostly it. A different hydrolyzed protein will work as well; baobab sounds like a luxurious alternative! You should be able to use other complete emulsifying waxes if you don’t have BTMS-50 on hand, though I haven’t tried them all with the addition of the vinegar. I’m so glad your family is loving it 😀 Thanks for DIYing with me! Your email address will not be published. So, this conditioner will never get as thick as the lotion because the proportions and ingredients are really different, so don’t worry about that bit. I am ready now to try my first recipe. Just finished the Lady London Fog lotion (and it’s amazing, may I just say) but I’m definitely having trouble with this conditioner. What would you suggest? I do find that if I just put it in then rinse more quickly rather than let it soak in, it’s much better. I have Btms 25.btms is not easily available in my country. Add your preservative (though do check the instructions for your specific preservative—some have special instructions for adding to concoctions) and decant the mixture to a 120mL/4oz plastic pump-top bottle (avoid glass since this’ll be in your shower, and avoid wide mouthed jars so you don’t get lots of extra water into your conditioner when you try to use it). I made a batch yesterday (followed the recipe to a T! I do not have any BTMS 50, but have emulsimulse, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, polysorbate 20 & 80. Thank you: Judit, Hey Judit! Learn more about me and the rest of my team. First I do have a question about the vegetable glycerin and the castor oil. It makes for a more stable emulsion; that said, the complete emulsifying waxes I typically work with are pretty darn fool proof. And/or honey in italian dressing unless you prefer it that way. It allows me to enter my email, but when I click on “subscribe” it just goes back to the email space. Something I noticed last time is the rapidity of some parts of the emulsification. Happy making 🙂. Put your head under warm/hot water and work hands through hair to distribute. What do you think could be the reason? And, just in case you were asking because this contains an acidic element—stearic acid is a very different kind of acid from the vinegar used in this rinse 🙂 They’re not even close to the same thing and cannot be used interchangeably! Hello, I’m really confused with the difference between conditioners and lotions far as the ingredients goes. I was wondering if you can sub out the castor oil for some other oil…say hazelnut, etc.? Emulsifying wax or e-wax is often used instead of other types of waxes in lotions. Nope—the BTMS-50 is part of the conditioning action of the conditioner. I am Liliana and I am into DIY skin care products for a while now, and I am always searching to improve my knowledge and my technique in order to make handmade cosmetics for a living. A common formula of Emulsifying Wax involves c… Hmm. It looks emulsified if shaken well, but separates once given time to settle. Now to try it out 🙂 I got to wondering, if a dry acidic component could be incorporated, instead of the ACV, to do away with the vinegar odor? The aloe vera gel is not the stuff you get in most stores that has all sorts of nasty stuff in it – it’s the Seven Minerals brand that I got on Amazon. I used Optiphen, which is clear at least in the bottle. I love reading and learning from you. My hair is pretty boring (straight, non-frizzy, and generally well-behaved), so I sometimes wonder if it can handle just about anything I throw at it with little fuss. Now I can have one less bottle in my shower—woohoo!

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