We don’t know about you, but we like any opportunity to make a cheap and easy DIY deep conditioner for our curls! There are a ton of deep conditioners available on the market and many promise amazing results for dry, stressed or damaged curls. However, sometimes the best options can be made from what we already have in our kitchens or pantries. Here are a few easy and inexpensive deep conditioners you can make right in your home.
For shiny curls:
Mix 1 cup filtered or distilled water, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon essential oil of your choice, 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil, and one tablespoon of unflavored Greek yogurt. Mix until blended, apply thoroughly throughout your curls and allow to sit for 30 minutes or overnight. Rinse and enjoy your shiny curls!
For strengthening curls:
This recipe will also give curls a shot of needed moisture. Mix 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon raw honey, 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Combine all the ingredients until they’re well incorporated and apply to damp curls. Allow to sit for an hour or so and then rinse.
For detangling curls:
If you have rough, difficult to manage curls you might want to try this super simple yet effective curl care mask. Combine 2 cups of coconut milk with 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Mix until well blended and apply to your curls. If your hair is particularly prone to tangles, you can cover with a cap and allow to sit overnight. Wash out in the morning and enjoy softer, more manageable curls.
For defining curls:
If your curls need a little help to keep and maintain their shape, consider whipping up this defining mask. Take 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Combine all the ingredients until they're smooth and apply to damp curls. You can use your fingers to scrunch the product in. Cover with a cap, allow to sit and rinse for more defined coils.