There are a lot of amazing and not so amazing curl care products out there on the market. Unfortunately, a lot of products out there aren't actually all that great for curls. If you're concerned about what you're putting on your curls, you might want to consider making your own products. Try making your own curl cream for hydrated locks. Give this recipe a try and enjoy beautiful, healthy curls!
Making Your Own Curl Cream For Hydrated Locks
8 oz of raw, organic shea butter
4 oz of raw, organic coconut oil, unscented or scented is fine
1/2 cup fresh aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
1 tablespoon black castor oil
10 drops essential oils of your choice. Peppermint, tea tree, chamomile, cedarwood, bergamot, and lavender are all great choices.
What to do:
Now the fun begins! Here's where you get to play chemist and begin creating your very own curl care products. Gently soften the shea butter and coconut oil until it's able to be mixed but isn't fully melted. Use a hand mixer or a stand mixer and mix the coconut oil and shea butter until smooth. Add in the aloe vera and oils, continuing to mix. Finally, drop in the essential oils. Once the ingredients are fully blended, you can scoop into a jar that seals tightly, such as a mason jar.
How to use:
Congratulations! Now that you've created your very own organic, all natural curl care product, it's time to use it. Wash your curls and condition, squeezing excess water out of your strands. Apply the products throughout your strands, and enjoy your well styled curls! You can diffuse your strands, or allow curls to air dry. Your curls will be soft, shiny, and easy to style. Don't be afraid to wet curls and reapply for great second or third day curls.