Turn Lush Jungle Solid Conditioner into a Liquid
I’ve been experimenting with the Lush Jungle solid conditioner as of late. Initially, I used it in its lightest form by keeping it solid and simply running it down the ends of my hair. I only used it a few times that way as I didn’t feel it was really conditioning my hair enough.
The second way I tried to use Jungle was by breaking off little pieces and smashing them with a little bit of water to make a paste. This method worked a bit better as I was getting more of the conditioner onto my hair but it also annihilated the bar very fast. My first Jungle puck didn’t last very long, maybe only about one and a half to two weeks max. I also wasn’t completely sold on relying on it as my main conditioner yet.
I bought a second Jungle conditioner and my intent was to make the whole puck into a liquid to prolong its life and hopefully for quicker and better application. While making it, I decided to hold off on the water and keep it as sort of a paste/cream. I’m really happy with the results. I was able to double the amount of conditioner I have and transform it into an easy to use cream. I’ll show you below how I did it!
Note: Kids, make sure you have your parents permission and assistance to do this. Boiling water is no joke and is very dangerous!
Find a bowl that can handle boiling water and is a good size so that the water won’t splash around too much. Although I didn’t do it in these photos (I learned half way through) you will want to cut up the Jungle puck into smaller pieces so that it will disintegrate better.
Boil some water. I wasn’t very precise and just filled up this pot about a fourth of the way.
Once your water is boiled, very carefully pour some water (not all) onto the Jungle puck (your’s should be in pieces!). Remember, you can always add more water but you cannot take it out!
So this picture shows you how NOT to do it. I was stirring the puck in the boiling water and nothing was happening! I didn’t cut up the puck initially and I quickly learned that this thing wasn’t going to melt properly this way.
This is what it looked like after I wised up and cut it into pieces.
After it was cut up in pieces I continued to mix it and add water until I got the consistency I liked. It sort of looks and feels like guacamole. I opted to keep it as a paste/cream. I might try adding more water so it’s more of a liquid conditioner next time to see how well that works.
The finished product! I transferred the creamy Jungle conditioner into a plastic reusable container and it now sits on the ledge of my shower.
So far this is the best way that I’ve found to use and apply Jungle to my hair. It also extends the number of uses that I’ll get out of one Jungle puck. If you have any suggestions or different ways that you use Jungle, feel free to leave a comment on my blog or twitter (@angelajude)!