I am the queen of concoctions, I think I have mixed everything in my kitchen for my hair except for a black pepper and jerk seasoning. One of the real reasons I do this is because honestly I cannot justify paying over $25 for a jar of ‘glory hallelujah’ when I can just make something that works just as well myself.
Kimmaytube, is well known for her wonderful slick hair tutorials and most recently the launch of her Luv Naturals Product line, but what really helped me over the years was the leave in conditioner* that she created and generously shared with her YouTube viewers.
The leave in conditioner* we in the blogosphere affectionately call the kimmaytube leave in is so simple to make with only four key ingredients, most of which you probably already have.
1 oz of Kinky Curly Knot Today or your preferred creamy silicone free leave in conditioner
2 TSP of castor oil
2 TSP of Jojoba oil
The only thing that cannot be substituted in this recipe is the Aloe Vera Juice* (or gel) as it is one of the main sources of moisture retention that this recipe is guaranteed to give. You can however mix and match your leave in and oils* to your own liking and still get a perfect combination. The thickness of the leave in conditioner that you decide to use will determine the thickness of the final product so pick wisely!
In addition to all the above ingredients it may be beneficial to buy some pH test strips so that you can test the product to make sure that it remains at the proper level after all the ingredients have been mixed.The pH level that we are aiming for is that which is closely akin to our own sebum that is naturally produced from the scalp, this is about 4.0 to about 4.5.