Kink Alchemy: Guide to Handcrafted Natural Hair Products

Scientist, bookworm and natural hair and skin product developer Taymer Mason has brought out her new book Kink Alchemy: Guide to Handcrafted Natural Hair Products

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Taymer Mason

‘You can transform your hair the natural way using all natural beauty formulas that showcase the best ingredients in natural haircare,’ says Taymer Mason, entrepreneur and author of  Kink Alchemy: Guide to Handcrafted Natural Hair Products (Amazon e-book – $8.99/£6.22. Paperback $21/£14.49).

The world of ‘clean’ natural hair products without all of those nasty additives awaits you in the pages of this book and Taymer is convinced that you’ll be transformed into a beauty alchemist by the end of the read.
If you’ve got issues like dry hair, itchy scalp, breakage and lack of lustre, the recipes in this book will turn your problems into hair solutions, one formula at a time. Recipes include: Moringa Hair Butter, Black Soap Hair Wash, Papaya Reverse the Breakage Mask, Frangipani Oil, Coconut Styling and Conditioning Milk and much more.

BlackBeautyandHair.com was lucky enough to get Taymer to share her deep conditioner recipe:

Coco Aloe Deep Conditioner from Kink Alchemy by Taymer Mason

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This conditioner is going to change your hair’s life! Yes it is a bold statement but it is true. Do you know one of those Holy Grail products that everyone and their grandmother goes on about? This is it! If your hair is dull, dry and not styling well this will reset you hair back to happier times. This makes my hair beautiful after one use so if it had to be sold it would be bad for business. I developed this formula a few years ago when my hair was very tight and dry and nothing would work, and the rest is history. I will just jump into this recipe and suggest this as a thoughtful holiday gift for your natural friends. Dress this up in a glass mason jar with beautiful ribbons and add the directions with a beautiful hand written card and BOOM, you have a friend for life! You are welcome and your hair says thank you too.

Approximate yield: 500ml

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What you will need
Paring knife

Blender

Measuring cup

Measuring spoons

Ingredients
¼ cup honey/agave nectar

1 can coconut milk

½ cup aloe vera chopped

2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon black castor oil

1 tablespoon moringa oil or any oil of your choice e.g. jojoba

1 ½ tablespoon xanthan gum and a few drops of essential oil of your choice, (preservative is optional)

Method
Blend honey/agave nectar, coconut milk, aloe vera, coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, moringa oil (or other) until white and smooth, add half of the xanthan gum and blend for 30 seconds. Check the consistency and if it is still too thin add in the remaining gum and  blend until you have a creamy, thick conditioner. Stir in essential oils and optional preservative.

How to use
Apply on washed hair or unwashed hair, it works just the same. Place mixture to the scalp and hair and put on a plastic cap for 15 minutes. Leave on hair covered with a cap. Leave in for minimum one hour and maximum 12 hours (yes you can sleep in it). If you are in a rush, you can cover your hair with a cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 20 minutes. Wash out and style as usual. This is an excellent detangling conditioner.

Alchemist notes
Switch up the scents for the season. Try peppermint essential oil for the holidays, lavender and sweet orange for late spring and lemongrass and ginger for summer.

Taymer Mason is a Barbadian scientist, vegan chef and natural hair and skin product developer, entrepreneur and author www.taymermason.com

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2 Comments

  1. by Ashley on 05/12/2016  8:21 PM Reply

    Can this product spoil due to the natural ingredients? What is the best way to store it?

    • by IShelley on 05/18/2016  3:22 PM Reply

      We asked the author Taymer Mason and she said, 'Yes it can spoil without a preservative. The best way to preserve it is two weeks in the fridge or you can freeze it. The product integrity stays intact after thawing out. Alternatively, as I note in the actual book, you can use a broad spectrum preservative at 2-5% of the total volume of the product, this includes Germall Plus, Phenoxyethanol or use grapefruit seed extract or a citrus complex for a natural alternative to a preservative.'

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