Saturday, July 7, 2012

Blue Algae Protein Mask DIY

After trying Camille Roses Algae mask I was tempted to find out what was in it so I could make it myself. I usually take the main ingredients in a deep conditioner and alter them to my likes if I find myself not wanting to pay for an item.

Dry Hair

I had heard of Algae in deep conditioners before from looking at Aubrey Organics .  I wanted to try It but never purchased it due to the price and size of the container. Its called AO  Blue Green Algae Hair Rescue Conditioning Mask.

IT claims :
There's no better conditioner for the hair than protein. And there's no better source of vegetable protein than blue green algae, made up of over 50% utilizable protein, all the major amino acids and a long list of vitamins and minerals. We combine it with organic shea butter, organic aloe and other moisture-rich herbals in this ultra-conditioning mask ideal for chemically treated or damaged hair.
Organic Blue Green Algae
High in protein & amino acids; strengthens hair fiber & tones scalp
Organic Aloe & Shea Butter
Restore moisture balance

INGREDIENTS INCI: Aqua, cetyl alcohol, alcohol denat. (38b, lavender*), aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), hydrolyzed rhodophycea extract, glycerin, citrus grandis (grapefruit) extract, aphanizomenon flos aquae (blue green algae)*, glyceryl linoleate, glyceryl linolenate, tocopherol acetate, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, ascorbic acid, glycine soja (soybean) oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, beta-carotene

$14.33 for 4oz


IT claims


This vitamin packed treatment is designed to stop breakage, strengthen hair fibers and promote growth! Blue green algae is composed of 50 to 71% Protein along with all the major Amino Acids. Our special formula is combined with  vitamins that are  excellent for cell growth and very beneficial to the hair as well as the scalp. It can also be used as a Pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. 

Ingredients: aloe vera juice, wheat protein, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter,jojoba oil, rose hip, green tea,blue green algae, panthenol, msm,and  biotin.
  BENEFITS: Decrease breakage, shedding and thinning hair. Restore moisture, strengthen fibers and promotes growth!

$17.50 for 8oz

I tried the Camille Rose mask and was very pleased with one use, unfortunely when I went to use it again the product had grown mold. It was in a closed closet but I guess the warmth we have been receiving over the last 2 months was stronger than the preservative. I decided to make my own mask using some of the key ingredients featured in each mask. I only used enough for one time as I didnt want it going bad on me.

My mix contained
2oz Blue Algae
2oz Amla powder
3oz Shea Butter
1oz Hemp Seed oil
1oz Monoi Tahiti Coconut oil
2 oz Aloe Vera Gel
3 oz Conditioner

 After all of the ingredients were mixed, I prepoo'd my hair with AO Rosa Mosqueta conditioner. Its a really nice conditioner that puts moisture back into the hair. I then shampoo'd my hair with the AO Rosa Mosqueta Shampoo because I wanted to start with a clean slate. After letting the shampoo sit on my scalp for a minute, I rinsed and then applied my Blue Algae mask that I mixed it. I was very creamy and easy to add to the hair.

NOTE: This stuff makes a mess just like henna does, so be prepared. Little blue green spots were all over my bathroom. I immediately wiped them up with a little cleaner. I wasnt sure if it would stain and I wanted to be sure.

As I was applying it I noticed that it soaked into my hair strands and the vivid blue green tinge started to disappear.

Once rinsed out after 20 minutes my hair felt strong. It wasn't a hard feeling but a pliable strong feeling to my strands. I immediately put a moisturizing deep conditioner on for a few seconds because I am protein sensitive and  algae is a type of protein

If your hair doesn't like Shea Butter and any of the oils you can also sub them out  for your favorites.
Happy mixing!


Anna said...

Where did you get the blue algae?

Shawnystheone said...

I purchased it from here,, but if she doesnt ship international Vitacost has it, its just spirulina really

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