Make Your Own Curl Pudding!!!

I got this recipe from one of my ladies on (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.


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

  1. Tanya Branham says:

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

  2. Ebony Jovetta J says:

    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.

    • HB says:

      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!

    • HB says:

      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.

    • HB says:

      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.

  3. SoulfulSista says:

    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.

  4. Oaklay18 says:

    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.

  5. niya says:

    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?

    • HB says:

      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.

      • niya says:

        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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