After a long, hot summer of lounging by the pool, you might notice your curls are a tad dry. Chlorine, sun, and hot weather can really do a number on your strands if you're not protecting them. While all hope might seem lost come fall, there's still hope! Instead of tossing in the towel, consider creating your own leave in conditioner.
Leave in conditioner is essential for caring for curls. It introduces lost moisture back into strands, as well as protects against further moisture loss. A good leave in conditioner is crucial, and if you're struggling to find a good one, consider making your own. Here's how to create your own coconut leave in conditioner. Not only does this handmade product smell heavenly, it will leave curls feeling well hydrated and refreshed. What's not to love about that?
Create Your Own Coconut Leave In Conditioner
What you'll need:
Fortunately, this product is really easy to make. In fact, you might already have the ingredients right at your home. To make your own coconut leave in conditioner, you'll need:
1/2 cup coconut milk (boxed or canned is fine)
1 cup distilled or filtered water
5 drops essential oils of your choice (we like lavender, rose, tea tree, lemongrass, bergamot, and blood orange)
What to do:
In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Melt the coconut milk for a few minutes in the microwave prior to use if needed, but allow to cool for a couple minutes so it doesn't scald you. Once the ingredients are blended, carefully pour into a spritzing bottle. Glass bottles work best.
Congrats, curly girl! You've made your very own product. One of the best things about this product is you can customize it to exactly what you need. Feel free to experiment with amounts and types of oils added, as well as other ingredients. The sky is the limit! Once you've crafted your very own product, you can use it in place of any other leave in conditioners. Spritz throughout freshly washed curls, or dry curls for a pick me up.