Winter is officially here! Now that the holidays are almost behind us, it's time to hunker down and get serious about our winter curl care. If the cold weather has you wishing your curls were more hydrated and easier to manage, you aren't alone! Here's a great DIY naturally moisturizing curl cream you can make right at home!
Why should I make my own products?
Have you ever wondered why we recommend you DIY your curl care products? There are a few reasons. First, it's ultimately cheaper. While your initial investment may feel costly, in the long run you'll spend less to make your own. Additionally, you can customize. You know best what your curls need and if you want to add or remove an item from a product to make it work, you can do so when you make your own. Finally, you know exactly what goes into it! You are the master of your creations, so you get to decide what quality and quantity of ingredients you use.
DIY Naturally Moisturizing Curl Cream
2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons shea butter
1 tablespoon each of jojoba oil, of castor oil, and aloe vera gel or juice
2-3 drops each of rosemary and mint essential oils
What to do:
In a small bowl, melt the coconut oil and shea butter. Allow to cool slightly and blend in the remainder of the ingredients. Mix until completely smooth, and all ingredients are blended together.
Wash your curls using a gentle cleansing shampoo, and squeeze to remove excess water using a microfiber towel. Apply the product throughout your curls, making sure to completely cover all the strands. Use a wide toothed comb or your fingers to completely comb it through. Cover, and allow the product to sit for 10-30 minutes to achieve maximum absorption. Rinse your hair in lukewarm water to remove any excess product. Gently detangle, and style!
You can store any excess product in an airtight container in a cool, dry place to use again.