There are a lot of amazing curl care products out there on the market. However, products often come with a hefty price tag and sometimes with ingredients you don't actually want. In those instances, you might want to consider this recipe on how to craft your very own curl cream. When you make your own curl care products, you're in control of what goes into your curls.
How To Craft Your Very Own Curl Cream
What you'll need:
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed aloe vera gel
3 tablespoons organic, virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons shea butter
10 drops essential oils of your choice
Resealable glass jar
What to do:
Melt your coconut oil and allow it to cool for a couple of minutes. Place the ingredients into a bowl, and use a hand mixer to blend. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and completely blended. Add essential oils, finish blending, and scrape out into a glass jar for storage. Store in a cool, dry place. After you've had the curl cream for awhile, you might need to re mix the product.
How to use:
Now the fun can begin! Once you've created your very own curl cream, it's time to put it to use. After you wash and condition your curls, squeeze gently to remove any excess water from your strands. Apply your curl cream from your ends to the mid shaft of your curls. After you've applied your curl cream, carefully scrunch your strands to form your curls.
After the curls are formed, you can allow your strands to air dry or you can use a diffuser. You should find your curls are smooth, defined, and easier to style. Additionally, this ultra hydrating cream will keep moisture infused into your curls, which means that your strands will be healthier. Finally, being able to customize this mixture means your curls can get exactly what they need. Feel free to adjust the ingredients based upon your individual curls' needs.