It's official, curly girls. Winter is here. While it can be beautiful and cozy, it can also be hard on curls. Dry air and cold temperatures can really suck the moisture right out of your delicate strands. Therefore, it's important you get ahead of things and hydrate your strands. While there are a lot of option out there, sometimes making your own product can be best. Therefore, you should use this cream for hydrated curls. Your strands will be less frizzy, moisturized, and easier to style.
Use This Cream For Hydrated Curls
What you'll need:
Fortunately, most of these products are relatively easy to source. As a result, it should be easy to find them in your local stores, or online.
8 oz Shea butter
4 oz coconut oil, raw is best
1/2 cup of aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon each of jojoba oil, and Jamaican Black Castor oil
10-15 drops essential oils. Some great choices are: lavender for dry scalps, tea tree for dandruff or frizz, and chamomile for distressed strands. You can mix and match to create your own customized product.
What to do:
Until you're ready to use these product, store them all in a cool, dry place. Soften the shea butter and coconut oil, but don't completely melt it. A few seconds in the microwave should do. Once the product is softened, combine it using a mixer. The shea butter and coconut oil should be whipped until smooth and fluffy. Then, add in the remaining products and continue to mix. Scoop and store in an airtight jar, such as a mason jar. Keep in a cool place and re-whip if needed.
Congrats! You've now made your very own curl care product. Apply this liberally throughout the winter months to damp curls, and style as usual. This product will coat your strands and infuse curls with moisture to create beautiful, shiny, and hydrated strands.