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Products I LOVE -Transition to "organic" products

If you have been following me on this site, you may know that I have made the decision to transition to "natural products", meaning products that have ingredients that are organic or at least %90 organic.

I personally had no problem with products that contained silicones, parabens, mineral oil and such. However, I felt, since I know what's better for my hair...I should do better...

A first it was hard to find replacements for many of the non organic things that were working great for me, but I got the basics down and it's been great. This transition has also made my hair routine very simple as I don't require extra steps to ensure that a product will "work" for me or I rarely have to worry about them not "working" the same...

My hair has felt great. Many people think that their hair will feel drier or they will have tons of knots without cones, but i've experienced the contrary. I still have the same shine, if anything, I think better. No issues with splits, and tangles. My hair feel softer than it's ever been...



This album will show you my replacements. Many of them work exactly the same as the non organic or even better...

I hope this helps you...

 
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Flax seed custard : For hold and elongation...Alternative to Eco Styler Formula 1
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Flax seed custard : For hold and elongation...Alternative to Eco Styler Formula 1

I prefer this recipe for my wash n goes, or a set style that I want more controlled...

Ingredients:
Water
Flax seeds
Aloe Vera Gel, more moisture, makes the gel thicker.
Honey or Agave Nectar, firmer hold, and immaculate shine.
Extra Virgin Olive oil (or oil of your choice)
Marshmallow Root Extract (optional), this makes it more slippery and smoothing
Coconut Oil (or oil of your choice)
Shea Butter (or butter of choice) provides weight

First make the flax seed gel
The known recipe is 1/4 cup of flax seeds to 2 cups of water...
I like my gel more "muscousy" so I do 1/4 flax seeds to 1 cup of water

I let it boil a little over 5 mins to get a thicker mucous as well
After straining, let it cool down for a bit, then add...
1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
1 tablespoon of Honey
1 tablespoon of EVOO
2 squirts of Marshmallow Root extract

Now melt 1/2 or 1 tablespoon of shea butter with 1tablespoon of coconut oil together...
While the oil is liquid, pour it into the gel, and mix them together. I prefer to use an electric hand mixer...

My ratio is 2 tablespoons of Shea, and coconut oil (all of what you melted) into 4 tablespoons of flaxseed gel...You can play around with the ratio to see what suits you best...but generally you want less butter than gel...

While mixing you will see it turn into an off white gummy cream

Let it cool to thicken...

Tip: if your mix happens to get gritty, don't fret, it's just from the coconut oil that may have been heated and cooled too many times...Just let your custard sit on the double boiler (not directly, well triple boiler) until the coconut oil melts, then whip it again.... Apply gel to wet dampish hair...Dont be afraid to be generous with it!

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Uploaded: January 23, 2012
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