Make this cream to help your hair hold a style longer.
- Measuring cup
- Mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Measuring spoons
- Small jar with cover
- Powdered karaya gum (Buy karaya gum at a pharmacy.)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Perfume or cologne
Yield: Enough for one application
Measure 1/2 cup of powdered karaya gum into a mixing bowl. Add just enough rubbing alcohol to give the mixture the consistency of thick, heavy syrup; mix well until the mixture is free of lumps. Add 1 or 2 drops of perfume or cologne and mix thoroughly.
To mix enough lotion for future use, double the ingredients and add 2 teaspoons of borax as a preservative. Spoon the mixture into a small jar and cover it tightly.
Use the cream as you would a commercial preparation.