Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mixin' in the Kitchen!

Okay, so wash day is back on Sundays...for now. What with all the holiday shopping and festivities, I haven't had much time to do anything but I've been aching to get to work on a conditioner. As an impetus, my honey bought me a mini-blender today!
So, before washing my hair, I threw my ingredients into my new blender and came up with a whipped conditioner!!!! The base contains aloe vera juice, jojoba oil, babassu butter, honey extract, collagen, panthenol DL, vitamin E, lecithin, rosemary extract, grapefruit seed extract and other goodies. To the base, I added neem, moringa, avocado, Vatika and grapeseed oils, and 2 oz. of a marshmallow root tincture I'd made.
I was VERY pleased with the consistency, but might have overdone it on the rosemary oil I'd added as my head smelled like Vick's VapoRub for a bit. My conditioner (sigh) had no slip, but it did make my hair very soft, almost like wet cotton. 
While I'm not 100 percent sold on my conditioner yet, I'll be whipping up new batches until I get it right. And, as much as I love cupuacu butter, I've twisted for the first time today with avocado butter. I'm curious for the end results and might make an avocado butter whip similar to my Sheacoco Whip.