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Monday, April 9, 2012

I'm not a mixtress, but I'll settle for being a mini-mixtress

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I keep seeing so many bloggers discussing it and so many friends on Facebook already doing it. They are whipping, and mixing and measuring and dicing away like seasoned chefs!  What are they doing, you ask?  Well, they are making their own conditioners, shampoos and natural hair concoctions.

So, why haven't I finally taken the plunge and mixed up something simple at least?  Because the sheer thought of even trying to mix some amazingly difficult or even easy hair concoction makes my heart beat faster.  Just the THOUGHT of it.  I really am hopeless.

Well, let's not ALL be hopeless shall we? I mean, don't let your fear of the unknown keep you from trying something that saves money and pretty darned fulfilling (I'm sure) as mixing up some natural ingredients together to apply to our tresses or our bodies.   


We can even do it together and even though I'm no expert I've got some pretty good tips on how I, er we, can start off slow and work our way up to being a mini-mixtress!


1.  Check out what others are doing. No, don't overload yourself but do a search for something you are in need of like a natural deep conditioner or a natural hair mask.  It's even better if you run to a blog, vlog or website you trust and do a search there to see if they have any recipes.


2.  Try small.  Try and find a recipe that uses only 3 or 4 ingredients.  Why start off grand when you may end up becoming discouraged or having to spend a ton of money at the grocery store.  I'm sure we all have the main ingredients that many of these recipes list like honey, eggs, Olive oil, or even mayo. 


3.  Look at your tried and true brands and see what they have listed in the first three ingredients that you actually know!  Hopefully you are using pretty natural items if you are even looking to try becoming a mixtress so your products should lead you in the right direction.  They will help you figure out what you may need.

4.  Be patient and don't overwhelm yourself.  Try one mix and see how it goes.  You may just surprise yourself and end up liking this new skill.  You'll save money as well as using all natural ingredients which is a plus.  


Now this simple list is for me as well and while I can't say I'll be joining you in the near future I will be whipping up something before summer is over.  I'm pretty busy with school and blah, blah, blah...I'm still a little nervous.  Nonetheless I'm with you.  We can become mini-mixtresses and soon move on to the big leagues!!!


What's in the kitchen Naturals?
Sabrina
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  1. Well, don't despair cos I have not mixed anything up as yet either :) I've been meaning to do a conditioner for my daughter's hair but been slow to start. I mix oils for our daily/when necessary to use moments, but that's it.

    When you do mix something, I'm looking forward to reading about your experience.

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    1. Thanks lady! So many are doing it so I guess I better jump on the bandwagon and at least try. I'm like you. I've mixed oils in a spray bottle but that's all I've accomplished so far. Don't worry. I will be mixing away before summer I guarantee it!

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  2. I have made a few butters with oils with great success but I rather just buy it and call it a day. Still a bit of a product junkie from time to time and since I am mostly doing wash n gos and finger coils I am buying mostly conditioners and finishers.

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    1. Look at the professional we've got here! Didn't know that but good for you. I understand how just buying can be easier especially if you are not the creating kind in the kitchen like myself.

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  3. I love mixing it up and experimenting on mine and other people's heads. I have a whole cabinet full of stuff for this very purpose and when I get the bug, I pull out my bowl and get to working it out. Some things I have liked and some things . . . well, let's just say they ended up with the chicken bones. My favorite was flax seed gel but that shiggity is a lot of work and you really have to be in the mood for it. The results, though, are worth it . . . if you have the patience.

    Happy Mixing, Sabrina!

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    1. I've watched you mixing it up and you are one of the ones inspiring me to do it.

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  4. I have mixed some oils to help with my "problem spot". I'm hoping to get some regrowth of the hair I lost when I last relaxed last year. I'm kinda with you. I weigh the cost to buy and the cost to mix. I found that mixing my own essential oils what cheaper than buying another product only because I already had the essential oils.

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    1. Yea, mixing the specific oils that you want with the specific fragrance is much easier to do yourself. I love the smell of lavender to mask some of the oil smells that I don't care for like olive oil.

      I've made a new mix of Jamaican black castor oil, emu oil, coconut oil with distilled water and added some drops of lavender. I'm liking this mix so far and much better than any other mix I've used in the past.

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  5. I have mostly oil mixes; I have a hot oil treatment with castor, olive oil, with drops of rosemary and peppermint oils. Another mix is argan, olive and sweet almond oil. I just tried a variation of Kimmaytube's leave-in and really like that too. I like the fact that I can find everything I need at the supermarket or pharmacy; also, I know exactly what is in the mix and I think it may be cheaper!!!

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    1. Thanks for sharing. I've only mixed some oils and water for my spray bottle and have been using my lavender and water mix to refresh my coils for 2nd and 3rd day hair. It is really nice to have all these items so close to hand.

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