Make Your Own Conditioning Gel

So I tried the conditioner only method for a second time a couple weeks back. It was nothing to write home about. While it did leave my hair incredibly soft, which I luved, it didn't give me any hold what so ever and I suffered MAJOR frizz. (See the vid I created sharing my thoughts on it.) Frizz doesn't necessarily look bad on me but I just don't like a lot of it.

I like my coils n spirals to POP. This is just how Milan does. So needless to say, I still aint diggin the conditioner only method on my tresses.

Well, Mahogany Curls and Prettydimples01 both did vids on making your own conditioning gel and they inspired me to try making my own. The mixtress in me was excited to embark on the adventure.

Here's what I used in mine:

* About an oz of Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle conditioner
* A few oz of Afro Veda PUR Whipped Gelly
* About 4-5 oz aloe vera gel
* About 1 tbsp Eco-Styler gel
* 1 tbsp coconut oil

Why Did I Add, What I Added to Mine???????

I added conditioner for the "conditioning" effect; to not only style but condition my hair as well. The PUR Whipped Gelly, b/c I'm trying to use it up. I used a lil Eco-Styler gel for hold and aloe vera gel to weigh the curls down and counterbalance any crunchiness I may get from the Eco-Styler. Coconut oil was added for moisture and shine.

How It Came Out

Homemade Conditioning Gel Results

I raked n smoothed it into my hair (in small sections of course) on sopping wet hair, spritzed with water once I had worked it all in, gave my head a shake to separate the curls, and let airdry.

The results were simply SMASHING! The curls were poppin like whoa. My hair had just the right balance of moisture, softness and hold. Eureka! Aaaaaaannnnnnddddd, it gave my coils n spirals more hang time. I'm hooked.


Anonymous said…
sounds great!
naturallady said…
You talk about the Afro Veda Whipped Gelly alot, I would like to try it but don't know where to get it from. I have tried googling it but it is not popping up. Please tell me where I can find it. By the way your hair looks great.
Milan said…
You can purchase the PUR Whipped Gelly at

Thanks ladies!