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: