Kimmaytube Leave-In (My Spray Version)
I am finding during my natural hair journey, that thick and or creamy concoctions do not seem to work well for me. My hair is extremely thick and if I had to type it, I would guess 4a with a fine 3c patch in the back. My hair is thick in terms of the number of hairs on my head and the strand size. The 3c patch has fine/thinner strands, but is still numerous. Because of this, thick and or creamy products are not easy to distribute through my hair. It does not matter if my hair is dry, damp or wet; stretched or unstretched. It’s just too dense. I’ve tried applying in sections and areas and the longer it gets, the harder it is to distribute product throughout my hair. This applies to all products, gels, shampoos, conditioners, stylers, etc. The best solution for me is a product that is thin in consistency and/or in spray form. This works to easily distribute throughout my hair and keeps me from using a ton of product at one time and spending a lot of money and or time to make a new batch.
For this reason, the original Kimmaytube leave-in does not work well for me. It is too thick to distribute through my hair. I need a thinner consistency that I can spray, but still reap the benefits of being pH balanced. So, the solution that I came up with, was to dilute the solution so that I can spray it. For some reason, when I make the original recipe, it is not at a pH level of 4.5-5.0. I suspect it is the aloe vera juice that I use or perhaps the pH of the Giovanni Direct Leave-In that I use. I have not independently tested them to check their pH levels to see. For now, I make the recipe, test the pH, dilute with 4 oz water (which has a neutral pH), and add apple cider vinegar to bring the pH to the level I want (4.5-5.0). I make such a small amount to prevent waste from the product spoiling. See video below for a visual reference and more exact measurements.
You can find out more about the Kimmaytube Leave-In and pH balance for hair care on Kim Love’s Youtube channel here.