Oyin Product Tricks!
From time to time, our customers ask about altering our goodies for their personal liking. Here are a few suggestions! Be sure to check back, we’ll add to the list soon!
Burnt Sugar Pomade
the fat crystals in some vegetable butters can crystallize under certain temperature conditions, and sometimes this happens over time with burnt sugar! the little crystals are not a sign of spoilage and the product is still completely safe to use, but we don’t always like to spend the extra time it takes to emulsify the little beads between our palms before use! luckily, there’s an easy way to get the crystals out, )
melt the pomade slowly (on LOW power or 20-30% power) until completely liquid/translucent, and then cool it quickly in the refrigerator. low power is important because you don’t want to burn the pomade, and to avoid melting the jar, it’s a good idea to remove the pomade from the jar and put into a different container. once the product is melted, stir it up and then pour back into the original jar and place it in your fridge to cool. smooth again!
is your funk butter a bit too stiff? has it become dry over time’? please don’t put water in your funk butter – a moist product would rust the tin ;o) but a few drops of oil will do the trick!! you can use olive or coconut (already in the formula) or a few drops of afterbath. but any food-grade oil that you cook with in your kitchen will do! add a couple of drops at a time and stir with a chopstick or the back of a spoon. )
some people find the juices too rich for their hair – you can feel free to add spring water or filtered water to your bottle to dilute your bottle ‘to taste.’
make sure to shake your honey wash vigorously before each use. if it begins to coagulate, move it to a warm area. coconut oil tends to solidify in cold spaces, but will melt to the touch of warm fingers.
oh no! is your afterbath solid? just sit it in a bowl of warm water, or leave it at room temperature.
often times, coconut oil tends to sink to the bottom of the bottle, as it is a dense oil. just shake vigorously, and it’s as good as new!