Every girl wants pretty beachy waves and naturally gorgeous hair, right? Right. The problem with curly hair is it often looks good right out of the shower. A little product may hold its beauty for a day, but day two or day three? FRIZZ. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wash my hair every day without some major stickiness going on, so I decided I needed to find a way to wear my hair curly any time!
When I was a little girl my hair was sticking straight and it stayed that way. A few years ago I decided I wanted curly hair and it took two perms to get it that way. After a while I stopped getting perms and let my hair go back to normal, which it seemed to be doing until I started washing it with baking soda and rinsing with apple cider vinegar. Now that all the years of junk are stripped away? I have natural waves and curl and a tiny bit of moose on my damp hair gives me pretty beachy waves…
Do you have curly hair? You absolutely need Curly Girl: The Handbook (Amazon), an excellent guide to curl types, cuts and styles!
At first, I was just refreshing my do with a little water and a few drops of grapefruit essential oil in a spray bottle. The previous day’s mouse just needed a little re-wetting, right?
But that wasn’t good enough, I wanted something all natural. No mouse. Something without a bunch of alcohol, which is drying, and chemical fragrances. So, I went to Pinterest and opened a whole bunch of ideas and recipes. I was overwhelmed. I closed all the tabs and decided to just make up my own recipe using some of the ideas I’d seen and a few from my own imagination.
And here we are.
DIY Curl Booster and Refresher for Curly Hair
In a small spray bottle combine:
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons aloe vera juice (not gel)
1/2 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil (this doesn’t get hard!)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
5 drops vitamin e
7 drops grapefruit essential oil (or whatever your favorite scent is!)
4 drops lavender essential oil
To use, divide hair into layers and spray with the mister setting on your bottle. Shake every few squirts because the oils and water will separate. As your hair becomes damp, scrunch with your hands to create gorgeous beachy waves!
Robyn Wright says
I will have to try this spray. My hair is a lot straighter now than as a kid, but the humidity in the summer brings my curls back and unfortunately some frizz too!
Erica Mueller says
Oh it’s great for the frizz! We have high humidity here this week and dang! Lol
Do you have to have sea salt? I have all the ingredients to make this-except I have regular salt and not sea salt. Will that make much of a difference?
Marci Rommal says
I used Himalayan pink sea salt (easily found in my local grocery store) in my last batch. It seemed to work just fine. I am making a new batch right now.
I’m on my second batch of making this – thank you!!! It works really well!
I have checked countless sites on the net and spoken with Health Food stores and can’t find any concrete explanations anout the difference between aloe vera juice and gel much less how to make the juice.
Stacey Savoia says
Not really knowing. I would think the gel would make your curls a bit stiff.
You can buy the juice in a store or online, just like aloe vera gel.