12.28.2011

KimmayTube's Leave-In Conditioner: Have You Tried It?

Courtney asks, Just curious bc I am DYING to try this, but has anyone use Kimmaytube's leave in recipe? What were your results and how did you use it?

Here's the recipe:
-2 TBSP of your preferred conditioner (silicone free). (She used Kinky Curly Knot Today)
-2 TBSP of (Whole leaf version) Aloe Vera Juice with a pH 4.0 or 4.5 
-2 TSP of Castor Oil
-2 TSP of Jojoba Oil


Says (The video of her making the leave-in recipe is no longer on her YouTube page, but you can check out her video on how you can control your hair with pH balance below):

I bought all of the ingredients once to make the recipe...and then returned them all the next day! I couldn't bring myself to spend that much on hair products in one trip. I've used aloe vera juice, castor oil, and jojoba oil separately and had stellar results...so with those being three of the four ingredients, I can imagine that it'd be a yummy mix. 


What about y'all?

17 comments:

  1. I just purchased the knot today from Target to try it since it was marked down and that brand is NEVER on sale. But I have never tried any of the other ingredients listed in the super condish above. I am very interested to see what others have to say about this mix.

    jen
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  2. WHOOOOO thanks for the shout out! :-D

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  3. YESS.. AND I LOVE THIS STUFF.. BUT MAKE IT WIT CHEAPIE CONDITIONER.. SUAVE COCONUT.. AND IT WORKS JUST AS WELL..

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  4. i've tried it and i found it a bit too oily...i prefer to mix a conditioner with AVG, and then apply a light about of coconut oil, instead of mixing it all in together

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  5. From Michelle: I use a variation of this, mixing melted shea butter, Castor oil, a little bit of glycerin, the aloe juice, and any of Suave Naturals conditioners that I can find (coconut usually, but also the Aloe, the Strawberry, the Pomgranate etc.). I whip them all together with a cake mixer (using the whisk attachment) until fluffy. I keep refrigerated, and it keeps for a month and more in the fride ( I make a big batch at one time). I absolutely love this stuff, and it is all I use. Every other night or so I spritz with water, apply this mixture, and two strand twist. My hair is ALWAYS soft. I have found this mixture to be very reliable for consistently soft hair. I'v ebeen using this now for well over a year.

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  6. From Michelle: Sorry, FYI I forgot to add that I have combination type 4a and 4b hair.

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  7. I love it too but I find that I like it better when I use less oil. The key is the aloe vera juice as it pH balances the hair and helps the cuticle lay flat. As long as you make the ratio of aloe vera juice to all the other ingredients right, it works really well. You can use a pH strip to check the PH of the final product to ensure it is still acidic enough to help close the cuticle.

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  8. Love it! I used a combination of Aloe Vera gel, Cantu Shea butter leave-in and Jamaica Black Castor oil & the combo worked excellent for me. Ive also tried it with Elasta QP olive oil & mango butter moisturizer and pretty much got the same results, my only word of caution when using the gel is make sure it is mixed thoroughly or else you may end up with aloe grains/chunks in your hair. My hair is predominantly 4b with a bit of 4a thrown in the mix.....

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  9. Thanks you guys! I'm convinced, I'm going to give it a shot! I will report back with my results. :-)

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  10. No ive never used it but I know so many naturals live by it. I haven't tried it mainly because I don't have time to mix my products up. I mean... I dont have an interest to do so.

    www.KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com

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  11. I've tried the using the exact ingredients and it worked wonderfully. However, it was waaaayyyy too expensive for me (frugal college student).

    I think her general methodology is what is key in making any homemade leave-in.

    Just mix aloe vera juice/gel, a cone-free conditioner, and two oils that you know work well for you hair and it should be fine.

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  12. Ok so I'm sitting with the leave in/rollers in and honestly.... I already see a difference in the puffy-Ness! I'm excited.... Let's see how it looks after my hair is dry.... So far so good though. Oh, I substituted wheat germ oil (AMAZING and available on amazon.com) because my jojoba oil has yet to arrive :-( but hopefully it will still work out. I used 1 TBSP of wheat germ instead of 2, I was afraid 2 would be over kill and leave me with greasy hair. Wish me luck ladies!

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  13. I've used this recipe exactly. My hair LOVES it. I have 4a/4b type hair as well. Let it air dry though. It takes my hair about a day to dry so just make that headband/hat day lol

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  14. I love this product. It does wonders on my hair. I just hate buying all of the products. Very expensive. The conditioner is being sold on ebay. I plan on saving a lottttt of cash. Check out the ebay link: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Kimmaytube+Leave+In+Conditioner+&_sacat=0

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  15. I use it weekly, I use argon oil,olive oil, and vitamin E cream. Because my hair needs the additional moisturizer.

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  16. I love it! My hair is so soft and even more beautiful. I've decided that I am not using anything else!!!

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  17. I tried it and that is all I will ever use on my hair again!

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