Chamomile Flowers


Chamomile Flower rinses are known as wonderful conditioning treatments for the hair. Chamomile flowers have infused my Slippery Soft Hair Lotion Recipe  with amazing softness and great slip, and it’s also great for soothing the scalp. (Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve).

I purchased chamomile flowers at Amazon.com. If you are into comparative shopping, try a Google search of chamomile flowers and then click the “Shopping” tab. Let me know if you find this ingredient locally or for less $$$!

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

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Cetyl Alcohol


Cetyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that is naturally derived from animals and plants and is used to formulate conditioners. It will improve product texture, act as a lubricant, and facilitate moisture retention.  It benefits the hair by allowing the product to spread evenly throughout the hair, softens the hair, and seals in moisture which is great for the hair and the scalp. (Livestrong.com).

I purchased cetyl alcohol through Amazon.com. To purchase a trial-size amount, click here. If you are into comparative shopping, try a Google search of cetyl alcohol 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

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

Comfrey Root


Comfrey Root is a herb that is rich in fatty acids that stimulate blood flow to the scalp, nourishes and strengthens hair follicles, to promote healthy hair growth and improve the overall condition of hair. (Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve Company) I bought this herb from  after I attended a natural hair event in the Bay Area and heard that it has great slip for the hair. I wanted to try this along with the burdock and see how it would affect the smoothness of my hair. When I used it in a home-made curl cream that I am still in the process of formulating, I was very happy with the slip and feel of it.

I purchased burdock root through Mountain Rose Herbs. If you are into comparative shopping, try a Google search of burdock root and then click the “Shopping” tab. Let me know if you find this ingredient locally or for less $$$!

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

Burdock Root


Burdock Root is a herb that is rich in fatty acids that stimulate blood flow to the scalp, nourishes and strengthens hair follicles, to promote healthy hair growth and improve the overall condition of hair. (Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve Company) I bought this herb from  after I attended a natural hair event in the Bay Area and heard that it has great slip for the hair. I wanted to try this along with the comfrey and see how it would affect the smoothness of my hair. When I used it in a home-made curl cream that I am still in the process of formulating, I was very happy with the slip and feel of it.

I purchased burdock root through

Burdock Root. If you are into comparative shopping, try a Google search of burdock root and then click the “Shopping” tab. Let me know if you find this ingredient locally or for less $$$!

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