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How to Make Hair Products


Scented Setting Cream

Make this cream to help your hair hold a style longer.

Equipment:

  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small jar with cover

Ingredients:

  • Powdered karaya gum (Buy karaya gum at a pharmacy.)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Perfume or cologne
  • Borax

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.


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