This is a very nice, silkened leave-in
Kukui and Castor Conditioning Hair Milk – makes approx 228 grams (fits 8oz container)
use a scale
11g Kukui Nut oil
11g Castor oil
# Put PHASE A into 1st glass bowl or mason jar
# Put PHASE B into 2nd glass bowl or mason jar
If you’re using two bowls:
# Place 1st bowl over a small pot of water
# Place 2nd bowl over another small pot of water
# Heat both pots of water for 25 minutes
If you’re using two mason jars:
# Place both jars into a pot big enough for both of them to stand without touching each other. Put enough water inside the pot to last more than 25 minutes.
#Heat for 25 minutes
# Pour PHASE A (waters) into PHASE B and mix WITH A STICK BLENDER for about 15 seconds to 30 seconds straight. Careful of bubble formation, although you may not be able to avoid it when using a stick blender.
# For this mix, I simply stick blended for about 30 seconds, then kept the bottom part of the stick blender in the jar and used that to stir the mix a little longer.
# You should see the mix turn white
# Let cool for at least 7 to 10 minutes. Make sure glass is touchable
# Optional: place the glass container inside a bigger container of cool water
# Optional: place mix inside the freezer for 5-7 minutes. BE CAREFUL of extreme temperature changes with using glass!! That’s why you should let it cool down before placing it into the freezer.
# Once cooled, add COOL DOWN ingredients and stir or mix again
# Add to a jar.
# This is a very nice, silkened leave-in
# It’s the consistency of a light lotion with slip so that it’ll be easy to spread throughout the hair
# The Guar Gum gives it slip, while the BTMS-50 gives it conditioning power
# I have used this on dry hair, but I prefer to use any conditioner on slightly damp to wet hair.
artist: James Pants
artist: Josh Woodward
WHY KUKUI NUT OIL
Kukui nut oil is a magnificent oil for skin and hair. It has high penetration properties. For hair, it penetrates very well and helps to soften, often leaving a conditioned after-feel. It also claims to be good for dry scalp. For skin, it leaves the skin glowing and feeling smooth. It is said to help sooth sunburns, and aid in moisturizing chapped skin.
The fatty acids coupled with the amino acids are what gives Kukui nut oil an edge over other oils one might use on the skin and hair.
By the way, Kukui nut oil is best used in hair the way one would use coconut oil. It is not a heavy ‘sealant’ type of oil.