Guar Gum Conditioning Hair Glaze

Use this conditioning guar gum hair glaze to lock in moisture from your catnip or other conditioning treatments. This product can be used alone but works better when used with another conditioner. I use catnip with mine. This adds shine and strength to hair. This solution will aid in setting a style, such as, waves after removing braids.

Hair After Catnip Curls

Guar Gum Conditioner Recipe

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Guar Gum Powder
  • 2-4 Cups Warm Water
  • Essential Oil (optional)

Slowly mix the guar gum powder into the warm water.  Make sure you are stirring constantly or the guar gum will congeal.

The finished product should feel slicker than plain water but only a tad bit thicker. Rinse solution through shampooed and conditioned hair. Treated hair can be wrapped beneath plastic for as long as desired before rinsing. Rinse excess out with cool water. Towel or air dry.



  1. Frustrated Curly Sue said,

    June 11, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Dear Frugal Gardening Momma,

    I just came across this after looking for guar gum for my crazy, frizzy, outrageous curls. I saw the picture of your “catnip curls” and I was looking through your blog to see if there was a post on them, and I didn’t find one…even when I looked though Google. How do you do those curls? They look pretty awesome. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    -Frustrated Curly Sue.

    • IzzyMcPhee said,

      June 26, 2011 at 6:43 am

      The curls are from where I had my hair braided or wrapped in a bun, I can’t remember. That stuff works pretty well. The oils, I use lavender but you can use any scent that you enjoy. Just make sure to dilute the oils that require it. Lavender oil is fine to apply at full strength. When mixing it into a product, the product will dilute your oils. 🙂

  2. Frustrated Curly Sue said,

    June 11, 2011 at 12:40 am

    P.S.- for your recipe, what essential oils should I put in the mixture?

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