Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day holiday. Mine was low-key which equals wonderful for me.
Since I have yet to make my way to Sage Naturalceuticals for some Darcy’s Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling creme, I’ve been venturing on the DIY tip. I'm trying to find combo’s with products that I already have so I'm trying to use up some things I have at home. May need to do a giveaway. ;)
Anyhoo, I happened to be reading this post by Shelli, of Hairscapades, who mentioned using a mixture of ecostyler gel and shea butter to smooth her hair down. So-o-o-o-o, since I already have these items in my possession, I decided to give it a try.
First, I mixed the Olive Oil Ecostyler gel with my shealoe (shea butter, aloe vera gel & oil) mixture. It turned out fine but with little lumps here and there because of the stiffness my shealoe mixture. I just emulsified the lumps into the mix and then applied it to my hair like any other gel-like product. The results were good. My hair was set in place, yet soft. I’m always concerned about gel making my hair rock-hard but this mix proved to be fine. Aside from the lumpiness of it, I liked it.
|Olive Oil Ecostyler gel|
Then I finally decided to twist up my hair again. So I needed some more of my make-shift holding product. This time, I mixed the same Olive Oil Ecostyler gel (Lord knows, I got enough to last til 2015) with Natural Oasis Shea Hair & Scalp Butter. This butter is a lot more pliable than my personal mix which made it a breeze to smoothly mix in with the ecostyler gel.
|Natural Oasis Shea Hair & Scalp butter|
|My mixture of the two. Uh, you do not see a hair. No?... I tried. *shrugs* My bad.|
|Trying to show the texture of the mixture here.|
This mixture felt kinda funny while I was applying it to my sectioned hair for twisting. But when I spritzed my hair w/a little more water, it helped. So far, my hair feels (and looks) great. It’s touchably soft, not greasy. Not stiff or hard. But just right. I would venture so far as to say that my hair feels almost the same as if as when I’ve used twisting products like Darcy’s MVSC (mentioned above) or Jane Carter Solutions Twist & Lock. Almost but not far from it. The big test comes when I take the twists down for a twist-style.I promise to take and post pics whether the outcome is good or bad.
Have any of you ever done a mix similiar to this?....