Make Your Own Curl Pudding!!!

I got this recipe from one of my ladies on Naturallycurly.com (Hey SilverAngel45!!) on making your own curl pudding using Eco Styler. Now, I personally am not a huge fan of Eco Styler gels b/c they are so THICK that I feel like I am putting glue in my hair, but with this recipe I have totally saved my stashes (I have the EVOO, Krystal and Tea Tree kinds). I plan to use this pudding on days where I am not really doing anything, because I can style Izzy QUICKLY (one product!) and can preserve my “good stuff.” I may even make a mix using some of my higher quality ingredients for a “premium” pudding, lol! Here is the recipe I used, but it can be altered with different oils or conditioners. However, I tried to do a mix with Long Aid and the conditioner/oil got very separated, so I had to add in some Ecostyler to bring everything back together.

- Gueye Extra Hold Herbal Styling Gel (you don’t need this one, but I dislike this gel alone so I wanted to use it up)

- Olive Oil Ecostyler

- Add in jojoba and hemp seed oil, about 1/2 a tablespoon each

- Stir; the mix will turn kind of oil/gelly/weird. Almost like Ghostbusters Ectoplasm.

- Then add in conditioner (I used Suave Naturals Coconut Condish) until the mix becomes creamy.

Voila! You have made your own all in one styler. I used my mix today; here’s what Izzy looked like:

There was a little bit of crunch, but I scrunched it out for the most part. I even think I could get second day hair with this mix. Cool stuff.

xoxo

24 thoughts on “Make Your Own Curl Pudding!!!

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  2. Your hair looks fabulous.com!!!Can flax seed gel be used instead od Eco styled? Thanks in advance for you’d reply.

  3. I have been making this for the past few months and I love it. I put my own lil twist on it and added some additional oils. This good stuff and has cost me nothing because I am using products that I already have.

    • This is a wash and go with product applied in sections. I have a tut on how I do my wash n gos as well that should be helpful if you have further questions!

    • I’m not sure, but the Smoothie does not have any hold. The Smoothie is like a leave-in for me, so I don’t think you need both.

    • Probably about 3oz each of gel…I didn’t measure the conditioner, I just mixed it in while stirring until it was the consistency I wanted…creamy but not watery.

  4. Your hair turned out great! I’m going to give this recipe a try. I too found the eco styler to be a little too heavy for most of my hair. Can’t wait to try this out.

  5. I think it looks really good! I like eco styler it really works for my hair and you can’t been the price. I use coconut oil under it to keep it from getting hard or drying my hair.
    I’ll have to try this mix next.

  6. Great results! I’ve been wanting to give EcoStyler a chance because it’s so ridiculously inexpensive, but my experience in the past with cheap store gels (e.g. LaBella) has been awful. Even when I pair it with a moisturizing LI, over a period of time, my hair ends up feeling dried out and it no longer responds as well to the gel.

    So my question to you: Do you find EcoStyler drying with continued use, or does the addition of LI’s and oils effectively stop that from happening?

    • I usually use different products on my hair everyday – but I will say that I stopped using Eco Styler b/c in general I found it drying. Even if my hair looked good that day, the next day my hair would be so dry, icky. The only way I would use this daily would be if I mixed it with one of my fave, awesome condishes, not a cheapie, like I used.

      • Thanks for the tip!

        I think I’m going to try to make a pudding out of my leftover Donna Marie (which left my hair a dry, shrunken, crispy-crunchy mess on its own). I’ve got some leftover conditioner samples and hemp seed oil….from like a year ago, lol, it’s probably not usable.

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