Lite’G Oatmeal Water Conditioner Recipe


Making a light (Lite’G) version of the Oatmeal Water Conditioner Recipe was necessary for my youngest daughter’s hair. I tried the regular version on her, and because all hair types (she is type 4A) are different, the product left her hair oily and weighed down. I did some online research and found information about safflower oil and babassu oil as lighter substitutes for the olive oil and the coconut oil in the original recipe. I mixed it up, applied it and crossed my fingers.

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Lite’G Oatmeal Water Conditioner applied to detangled hair

The picture above of her hair with the Lite’G conditioner on it was taken after she had her hair blown out for a week after I used my Low-Heat Protection Lotion Recipe on her. I noticed a difference in my daughter’s hair and how moisturized it felt. Detangling her hair was quick work. Because this conditioner doesn’t have waxy emollients in it, the detangling advantages are from all the slip in the oatmeal, oils, and guar gum. This light version is “the business” for my daughter’s hair!

 

Ingredients

1 cup oatmeal water  (see below for recipe)

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon safflower oil

2 tablespoons babassu oil

1/2 teaspoon guar gum (trial-size available)

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Oatmeal Water Recipe

1/2 cup Whole Grain Old Fashioned Oats

1 1/2 cup water

 

To Make

Combine the oats and water in a container and allow to soak for 1 hour. Pour mixture into a 2-cup capacity container and use a stick blender to blend, about 1 minute. Strain and retain the liquid. Discard the solid oats. Use immediately. Makes about 1 cup of oatmeal water.

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Lite’G Oatmeal Water Conditioner Recipe

One Hour Before

Prepare Oatmeal Water.

 

To Make

Combine all ingredients into a 2-cup capacity container and stir with a spoon. Use a stick blender to blend ingredients thoroughly, about 1 minute. Allow mix to settle and thicken for about 15 minutes. Use immediately. Makes enough conditioner for bra-strap length (BSL) hair.

 

To Use

Apply after shampooing to saturate hair. Cover head with plastic cap and allow to sit for up to 1 hour. This conditioner can be used with a bonnet dryer for deep penetration. Rinse hair and scalp thoroughly until water is clear. Do not use as a leave-in.

I would love your feedback on this recipe! ❤ Ally

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Pear Juice CoWash Recipe


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My Philosophy on CoWashing

CoWashing is a great supplement to the shampooing routine, but it should not completely replace shampooing the hair. Products will not perform as designed if there is buildup blocking the product from coating or penetrating the hair shaft. Removing deposits on the hair with a mild detergent is vital to the hairs strength and health. CoWashing is an option that can give you a little extra time before you eventually have to remove the product buildup off of your hair. This pear juice CoWash recipe is gentle and effective at making the hair more pliable and can revive the hair quickly in situations where there is no time for a full wash routine. I found some great information about the amazing health benefits of pears (Stylecraze.com) in the highlighted link and my hair felt gently cleansed and infused with moisture. Even my highlights seemed brighter. Give it a try and I would love to hear the feedback on this recipe.

Pear Juice Cowash Day after CoWash sprayed with water and styling cream applied.

 

Ingredients

½ cup Chamomile Herb Mix (save the other ½ cup as reserve, see below for recipe)

½ cup fresh pear juice from 1-2 very ripe green Bartlett pears

½ teaspoon guar gum (trial-size available)

1 teaspoon glycerin

1 teaspoon cetyl alcohol (trial-size available)

1 ¾ tablespoons emulsifying wax

3 teaspoons coconut oil

 


 

Chamomile Tea Recipe

 

2 Tbsp. chamomile flowers

1 Cup Water

To Make: Use a ratio of 1 cup of water to 2 tbsp of the dried herb. Pour boiling water over herbs and allow to steep 2 hours in a closed container. Strain herbs and discard. Use remaining liquid.

 


 

Pear Juice CoWash Recipe

To Make

Make chamomile tea in a separate pot.  Use a juicer to extract the pear juice. When chamomile tea is cooled to warm, measure out ½ cup and add ½ cup pear juice and glycerin. Add guar gum slowly to the pear juice mix and stir (the mix should be relatively thick).

Heat coconut oil in the other pot in a small double boiler and add the cetyl alcohol and emulsifying wax. When the water in the bottom pot reaches the boiling point, the cetyl alcohol and the emulsifying wax will dissolve in the coconut oil, about 5 minutes.

Immediately combine the warm pear juice mix with the hot coconut oil (If you do it the other way around you will lose oil) in a heat-proof container (I used a thick glass Pyrex 2-cup measuring cup) and blend 2-3 mins. Allow the mix to cool 10 minutes. The mix should be the consistency of a very rich and thick CoWash. If the mix seems too thick, add some of the chamomile tea reserve to loosen it up. Allow the mix to cool to room temperature. Use immediately.

To Use

Rinse hair thoroughly of as much buildup as possible with warm water. Apply the conditioner evenly to cover all the hair and make sure to massage to the scalp. Cover with a plastic cap and sit under a very warm hooded dryer or dryer cap for at least ½ hour until hair is warm throughout. Remove plastic cap and immediately massage scalp and smooth hair for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse until water runs clear and hair and scalp are completely free of conditioner. Do not use as a leave-in.

Caution

 The liquids in the recipe are at scalding temperatures. Natural Hair Mixology (Owner, Altaress C.) is not responsible for the assumption of risk in the execution of this recipe.

I would love your feedback on this recipe! ❤ Ally

Low-Heat Protection Lotion Recipe


Low-Heat Protection Lotion


Lotions are so easy to make! The Low-Heat Protection Lotion recipe is vital for Naturalistas who like to change-up their hair texture from time-to-time. This lotion allows the versatility to go from kinky to a blow-out with the grapeseed oil acting as a heat-protectant.

3 Benefits to Using Grapeseed Oil in a Lotion

1. The grapeseed oil is pre-measured into the lotion which avoids overuse of the oil.

2. Using grapeseed oil in lotion form assures more even distribution of the oil in the hair.

3. Application of grapeseed oil in a lotion reduces oil transfer on clothing and pillowcases.

Check out the results when I use the lotion on my daughter’s hair in the post Blowout Results with Low-Heat Protection Lotion.

 

Ingredients

2 ½ teaspoons cetyl alcohol (trial-size available)

3/4 cup lavender tea (see below for recipe)

3 ½ tablespoons grapeseed oil

1/2 teaspoon guar gum (trial-size available)


 

Lavender Herb Tea Recipe

2 tablespoons lavender flowers

1 cup water

 

To Make

Use a ratio of 1 cup of water to 2 tbsp of the dried herb. Pour boiling water over herbs and allow to steep 2 hours in a closed container. Strain herbs and discard. Use remaining liquid.


 

Low-Heat Protection Lotion Recipe

To Make

Make lavender tea in a separate pot.  When the lavender tea cools to warm, add guar gum slowly and stir. Mix grapeseed oil with the cetyl alcohol in another pot in a small double boiler. When the water in the bottom pot of the double boiler reaches the boiling point, the cetyl alcohol will dissolve in the grapeseed oil, about 5 minutes.  Immediately combine the warm lavender tea with the hot grapeseed oil (If you do it the other way around you will lose oil) in a 2-cup capacity container and use a stick blender to blend 2-3 minutes. The mix should be the consistency of a lotion at this time. Allow the mix to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate. Use immediately.

To Use

The lotion can be used on either damp or dry hair. To use on damp hair, after shampooing and conditioning, rub a small amount in hands and distribute throughout clean damp hair. Follow with normal styling routine. On dry hair, start with a small amount on the ends and work up the hair shaft as you smooth down the cuticle of the hair.

Caution

The liquids in the recipe are at scalding temperatures. Mixolo’G, Natural Hair Mixology is not responsible for the assumption of risk in the execution of this recipe.

I would love your feedback on this recipe! ❤ Ally

Slippery Soft Hair Lotion Recipe


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

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Jasmine’s hair before using the Slippery Soft Hair Lotion (top left) and after (bottom right)

I was working on a Twist/Loc Gel and it did NOT turn out as I expected. So I moved on to another hopeful recipe and struck gold. I have heard so many great things about avocado oil, but when I tried it as a stand-alone product, it was just oily. As a lotion though, it is heavenly smooth and slippery.

3 Benefits to Using the Avocado Oil in a Lotion

1. The avocado oil is pre-measured into the lotion which avoids overuse of the oil.

2. Using avocado oil in lotion form assures more even distribution of the oil in the hair.

3. Application of avocado oil in a lotion decreases oil on clothing and pillowcases.

I used the lotion on Jasmine’s hair, which was really thirsty for moisture, and her hair was no longer lifeless. In the picture above, it shows that her hair is darker from the moisture and her curls clumped a lot better. Now that she has a product that she can depend on, Jasmine is looking forward to growing out her hair.

 

Ingredients

2 ½ teaspoons cetyl alcohol (trial-size available)

3/4 cup chamomile tea (see below for recipe)

3 ½ tablespoons avocado oil

1/2 teaspoon guar gum (trial-size available)


 

Chamomile Tea Recipe

2 tablespoons chamomile flowers

1 cup water

 

To Make

Use a ratio of 1 cup of water to 2 tbsp of the dried herb. Pour boiling water over herbs and allow to steep 2 hours in a closed container. Strain herbs and discard. Use remaining liquid.


 

Slippery Soft Hair Lotion Recipe

To Make

Make chamomile tea in a separate pot.  When the chamomile tea cools to warm, add guar gum slowly and stir. Mix avocado oil with the cetyl alcohol in another pot in a small double boiler. When the water in the bottom pot of the double boiler reaches the boiling point, the cetyl alcohol will dissolve in the avocado oil, about 5 minutes.  Immediately combine the warm chamomile tea with the hot avocado oil (If you do it the other way around you will lose oil) in a 2-cup capacity container and use a stick blender to blend 2-3 minutes. The mix should be the consistency of a lotion at this time. Allow the mix to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate. Use immediately.

To Use

The lotion can be used on either damp or dry hair. To use on damp hair, after shampooing and conditioning, rub a small amount in hands and distribute throughout clean damp hair. Follow with normal styling routine. On dry hair, start with a small amount on the ends and work up the hair shaft as you smooth down the cuticle of the hair.

Caution

The liquids in the recipe are at scalding temperatures. Mixolo’G, Natural Hair Mixology is not responsible for the assumption of risk in the execution of this recipe.

I would love your feedback on this recipe! ❤ Ally

Guar Gum


Guar Gum is a thickening agent when used in my Oatmeal Water Conditioner recipe. It is a naturally derived powder made from the ground endosperm of guar beans. (Wikipedia)

I purchased guar gum through Amazon.com. To purchase a trial-size amount, click here. If you are into comparative shopping, try a Google search of guar gum and then click the “Shopping” tab. Let me know if you find this ingredient locally or for less $$$!

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I would love to know how you use this ingredient! ❤ Ally

Oatmeal Water Conditioner Recipe


Oatmeal Water Conditioner Recipe

My 1st mixology project ever was the Goat Milk Conditioning Hair Mask by the blogger Hairscapades. I was using one-quarter of a bottle of conditioner for each wash (probably overuse on my part) and the cost was getting out-of-hand. I love this recipe because it makes just enough conditioner to saturate all of my strands with no waste, and the cost to make it is significantly less than buying conditioner every 2 weeks.

Oatmeal Water Conditioner

Oatmeal Water Conditioner applied to detangled hair

When I tried Hairscapades recipe, the Goat’s Milk conditioner acted as a protein conditioner on my hair. My hair only needs a protein treatment occasionally, but since I loved the recipe so much, I substituted oatmeal water for the goat’s milk so that I can use the conditioner every week. It’s light, very moisturizing, and reduces single-strand knots that can lead to tangles in my hair.

 

Ingredients

1 cup oatmeal water  (see below for recipe)

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon guar gum (trial-size available).

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Oatmeal Water Recipe

1/2 cup Whole Grain Old Fashioned Oats

1 1/2 cup water

 

To Make

Combine the oats and water in a container and allow to soak for 1 hour. Pour mixture into a 2-cup capacity container and use a stick blender to blend, about 1 minute. Strain and retain the liquid. Discard the solid oats. Use immediately. Makes about 1 cup of oatmeal water.

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Oatmeal Water Conditioner Recipe

One Hour Before

Prepare Oatmeal Water.

 

To Make

Combine all ingredients into a 2-cup capacity container and stir with a spoon. Use a stick blender to blend ingredients thoroughly, about 1 minute. Allow mix to settle and thicken for about 15 minutes. Use immediately. Makes enough conditioner for bra-strap length (BSL) hair.

 

To Use

Apply after shampooing to saturate hair. Cover head with plastic cap and allow to sit for up to 1 hour. This conditioner can be used with a bonnet dryer for deep penetration. Rinse hair and scalp thoroughly until water is clear. Do not use as a leave-in.

I would love your feedback on this recipe! ❤ Ally