Monday, February 24, 2014

Healthy Hair: Easy DIY Creamy Custard

**There's a giveaway at the end of this post**
THE GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED! Thanks to all who entered. 


What's better than a good DIY that will leave you with a plethora of product you can keep, share or both?! I've been itching for a new creamy hair custard that was easy to whip up and smooth on my strands, FOUND ONE. 



You will need the following:

Solids
Aloe Butter
Babassu Oil
Shea Butter
Cocoa Butter
Emulsifying Wax

Liquids
Vegetable Glycerin
Vitamin E
Water 

Extras
Lavender flowers
Hibiscus Powder

(CamdenGrey has a great variety of oils, waxes and butters)



Directions:
(adapted from LuminousVegans)

  1. Sterilize all lotion making equipment (spoons, glass cups/jars, lids, etc) before hand. This just means cleaning them thoroughly and then boiling them in hot water and letting them dry.
  2. Measure out the solids in a glass pyrex cup and heat until liquified. I used a double boiler which is just fancy talk for immersing the cup in a pot of water on the stove at low heat. Microwaving the solids is fine too.
  3. Measure out the liquid oils in another cup.
  4. Add the liquified solids to the liquid oils.
  5. Add the distilled water and blend everything together using an immersion blender.
  6. Add the extra stuff and blend until everything is well mixed. It should be white, but still pretty liquidy at this point.
  7. Pour into jar and put on lid.
  8. Let set overnight before slathering it on.
**I infused my water with lavender petals and hibiscus powder. Optional, you don't have to.*










Emulsifying wax binds water and oil which is awesome! The Creamy Custard is super smooth and infused will all sorts of goodness.




It was fun adding the infused water to the liquid and blending it all together. Immediately the mixture took on a creamy, almost milky form.






The immersion blender is an amazing tool! I had no clue...


When bottling I would definitely recommend a funnel to avoid making a mess. 


I added a label to mine because guess what? One of you are gonna get one! Leave your email in the comments below if you're interested in trying the custard. All comments are approved by me; if you don't see yours right away don't fret! :)


It's thick and smooth! I plan on doing a twist out with it tonight. Pics will be posted this week. 

xo,
Alex

54 comments :

Ashlee mcDaniel said...

Ashlee.mcdaniel1913@gmail.com I would love to have one!

Ah-Nee Brown said...

I just started my natural hair journey and love your blog thus far. This DIY Recipe seems great!
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Davina916 said...

I'd love to try one. My email is Davina916@aol.com Thanks!

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Ebony G.K. said...

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This looks yummy!

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Breeze Chenelle said...

I've been searching for a solution to my thirsty hair and I would love to try this! b.riddock1@gmail.com

S.R Charlery said...

Awesome product. Would love to try it! My email address is koky69@hotmail.com

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Shalah Henigman said...

Daisyfly9427@hotmail.com. thank you for the opportunity :-) I've been looking the last few weeks for a new all natural cream for my hair

Calvina Satchell said...

I bet this is really good and I'd love to try it!
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SassyNatrl805 said...

I'd like to try this on my and my curly cutie's hair. Sashamaye@gmail.com

Adia Sinead said...

I'd love to try it!

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Vee said...

You put so much love into your custard! Im sure my tresses would eat it up!
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G. Pearson-Dixon said...

I would love to try this. I love the ingredient list.

G. Pearson-Dixon said...

I would love to try this. I love the ingredient list.
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Maicurls said...

That looks/sounds amazing. I live out of the states I wish I could join in the giveaway.

Ashanti Appassionata said...

I love your blog. It's taught me a lot about caring for my curls properly. Thank you!! I'm interested in this creamy mixture - sheshanti@gmail.com.

MizzNiecy said...

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I would love to try your creamy custard pretty please!!!!!

Jessica Jacob said...

Pick me, pick me. Struggling college student stuck in the country where there are no black hair product stores lol. :D
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Mandy Pinet said...

I love all the ingredients and would really like to try it.

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NIKKI said...

I would really really love to try this :) onyinyedike@gmail.com

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Phylicia J. said...

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Tanisha Pettyjohn said...

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Abbagrl Davis said...

Always looking for new product to try and also to support my SISTERS in the Natural Hair business. God Bless Rochelle

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This looks absolutely amazing!
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trich said...

This Creamy Custard looks delicious. I would love to experience all its goodness!
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My Baby Girls Curls said...

I love DIY's and would love to try this on my daughters' hair, looks yummy!!! dawnzplus3@gmail.com

shaun02271 said...

I love making diy products, and would love to try yours! Thanks
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Danielle Williams said...

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Been natural for almost three years and I'm always open to trying new products

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Rosalee Barrett said...

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I'd love to try this!!

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I need to get some new herbs so I can spice up my recipes! kcpeep@mail.com

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Filomena Mairosse said...

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Dee Audrey said...

Ahhh I would love one!

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Rasheda said...

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I have to admit I've never been so excited to enter a contest.. and/or ready to make my own. I love it!! thanks (either way)

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This looks so good! :)

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Danyelle Milton said...

I would love to try this custard! My email is napturallydany@gmail.com

giseleb said...

Me Me!! lol
I would love to try it.
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Jessica Jacob said...

How do we know who won? I'm new to giveaways.

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