I should have gone to go to church on Sunday, but somehow I ended up at my fave brunch café instead. Two lattes and muchos huevos rancheros later, I still had a few hours before The Mister and The Baby Kittens were expecting me home. So I headed to the movie theater. I couldn’t decide between Dark Shadows and Think Like A Man, so watched half of one and half of the other. Afterwards I headed home, but then cut a quick U-turn and drove to Trader Joe to pick up frozen fruit for smoothies. I forgot all about the fruit but scored a nice bottle of wine. The rest of the day was equally scatter-shot and scatter-brained. This was the only thing I was able to focus on for longer than a minute:
For a while I’ve wanted to scrap Lola’s Leave-in and rebuild it without relying on the crutch of Trader Joe Nourish Spa Conditioner. This new mix will be cheaper to produce, and I’ll have complete control of every item used. I purchased the ingredients some time ago, and then pretty much did nothing. But I finally slowed down a nudge and “got my beakers out”.
Notice that preservatives are intentionally omitted. This batch will be small, refrigerated and used before its shelf life expires. I’ve been reading up on natural preservatives, so we’ll cross that bridge at a later date. Anyhoo, if this goes well, I’ll accessorize it and infuse it with some other goodies, but for now I’m gonna keep it simple with this oil-in-water (meaning more water than oil) using ingredients that I know play nicely with my curls.
Also worth mentioning are the BTMS-50 and cetyl alcohol. The BTMS is an emulsifier (the glue that holds water and oil mixtures together), and both are conditioning agents. BTMS-50 is vegetable-based and derived from the natural plant oil colza (rapeseed oil). Cetyl alcohol (fatty alcohol, not the drying kind) is derived from vegetable oils like coconut oil and palm oil, and can give mixes a nice texture. Both will thicken up your mix good and fat, and help with combability and detangling.
Stay tuned for the deets on how this turns out…
How about you? Did you work on any projects this weekend? Have you ever been to the movies by yourself?