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Define Curls With This DIY Balm

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Do you ever feel as though your curls could use a lift? If so, you might be in need of a defining curl balm. Rather than buying more products, you can try making your own with this easy recipe. Define curls with this DIY balm. This recipe is very easy, and gives you control over what goes into your curls. If you give this recipe a try, make sure you let us know if it worked for you.

Define Curls With This DIY Balm

What you'll need:

2 oz of raw, organic shea butter

2 oz of organic coconut oil

1 oz sweet almond oil

1 oz each of argan oil, grapeseed oil, argan oil, and jojoba oil

2 oz of beeswax

What to do:

Once you've gathered your ingredients, you can get started. In a double boiler, or in the microwave, you can start by melting the shea butter, beeswax, and olive together. Melt slowly, blending to prevent the products from burning as well as allowing them to incorporate. As the products melt, remove from heat, and place to the side in a mixing bowl. One by one, add in the other ingredients, and slowly blend so the ingredients begin mixing together. If you'd like, you can adjust the ingredients to suit your individual curls' needs. For example, if you have finer curls, you might want to cut back a bit on the beeswax to avoid weighing down your strands. You can also consider adding in your favorite essential oils to help enhance the product.

Once you've blended the product, scoop it out and store it in an air tight jar. If needed, you can mix it up again before using. Apply after showering and a leave in conditioner to help form and shape your curls. Apply throughout your strands, and scrunch upwards to help shape your curls. Allow your strands to air dry, or use a diffuser to help hasten the process.

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