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by Mary Wolff

When looking for a quick fix for you curls, sometimes the answer is lurking in your kitchen. Many naturals enjoy playing mixtress and creating concoctions for the health of their hair. Making a DIY curl cream is one of the easier ones to create to get great results.

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While there are lots of DIY curl cream recipes, this one will give definition while adding moisture to strands. It uses all-natural ingredients that are easy to find so you don’t have to search a bunch of sites to order things. In fact, you might even have these ingredients on hand already if you are skilled in mixing DIY solutions. The shea butter and coconut oil are rich in moisturizing properties to leave hair soft and hydrated. The aloe vera offers a sealant that will lock in hydration while helping with holding the definition. Rosemary oil is used to aid the scalp in circulation which leads to healthy hair. The apricot kernel oil is rich in linoleic acid which helps to moisturize hair. This DIY curl cream can be used as a pre-styler or a moisturizer. It will fight frizz, define curls, and leave hair hydrated.

Ingredients



  • 1/4 cup of raw shea butter
  • ¼ cup of pure aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp apricot kernel oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 10 drops of rosemary essential oil

  • Directions

    1. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. If you don’t have one, you can make one with a pan half way full of water and a bowl placed inside the water. Be careful to avoid burns!
    2. Stir until the two oils are evenly mixed into one.
    3. Place the bowl containing the melted mixture of the oils in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes or until the liquids are partly solidified.
    4. Using a hand mixer, whip the oil until it takes on a creamy consistency.
    5. Add the apricot kernel oil and continue blending until mixed in.
    6. Add the pure aloe vera gel and continue mixing until all elements are evenly combined.
    7. Add the Rosemary oil as the final ingredient.
    8. When you are finished, the finished products will be a soft white mixture that is smooth and easy to work into strands. If it’s still lumpy, keep whipping until its fluffy and airy.
    9. Transfer to a mason jar or other closed container with a lid. You want to avoid letting water get into the mixture since it may cause things to separate.

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