Is there anything more luscious or hydrating for curls than coconut? When it comes to curl care, we always encourage treating your strands to the best there is. Sometimes, that means making your own curl care treatment instead of purchasing one. Here's how to make your own coconut leave in conditioner. Allow this ultra rich, mega hydrating conditioning treatment to refresh your curls today.
How To Make Your Own Coconut Leave In Conditioner
1 cup coconut milk, unscented or unflavored
10 drops vitamin E oil
1 cup distilled or filtered water
10 drops lavender oil
What to do:
Take all of the ingredients and combine them in a bowl. Mix until all the ingredients are completely blended together, and then use a funnel to carefully pour the ingredients into a plastic or glass spray bottle. Either is fine. Shake to give the ingredients one last combine and store until use.
How to use:
Congratulations, curly girl! You've now made your very own leave in conditioner. The proteins and amino acids in the coconut will help rehydrate curls that have gone dry and frizzy. Curls that were once weak will be restored, meaning your strands will be less prone to breakage and feel less brittle.
After cleansing your curls, remove excess water by gently squeezing your strands. You can use an old t-shirt or a microfiber towel. Once curls have most of the water removed, you can apply any product you'd use normally, and then spritz the leave in conditioner throughout your strands. Make sure to completely cover your curls, without dousing. Allow curls to air dry, or style naturally.
You can also use this leave in conditioner to refresh second or third day curls. To get the most from this spray to rehydrate your curls, flip your second day strands upside down, and spritz throughout, cupping and gently squeezing your strands to reform each curl as needed.