I am back with another interesting DIY recipe, for those with curly locks. This is a very simple and affordable mousse recipe you should try.
Hair mousse is a great way to add volume to your curls or wavy hair. They’re usually available as sprays or creams. However, they’re very pricey and not many of us can convince ourselves to splurge on one regularly! Isn’t it? Here’s an easier and affordable solution to this – DIY Argan Hair Mousse.
Argan Oil – 1 – 2 Tbsps.
Shea Butter – 8 Tbsps.
Fractionated Coconut Oil – 4 Tbsps.
Jojoba Oil – 4 Tbsps.
Essential Oils – 20 – 40 Drops
In a large bowl, add the Shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and Argan oil.
Use a hand mixer to whip the ingredients till they become fluffy.
Now, add in the essential oil and beat for another 2 – 5 minutes.
Voila, the fluffy and great-smelling mousse is ready.
Transfer to a sterilized jar with a wide-mouth and store in a cool and dry place.
I usually apply this when my hair is slightly wet and then use my dryer (diffuser settings, without heat). You can also use this as a leave-in conditioner after shower, if you don’t use a heater!
You can use an Electric Blender or a Hand Blender, so it is easy on you. Make sure you set it to medium-speed while whipping. It takes about 10 minutes with an electrical blender and 15 – 20 minutes when you whip it manually!
You can slightly melt the Shea butter before whipping, to make whipping easier. Make sure you use a double boiler for melting. Don’t have one? No issues! Just place a large bowl with water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the flame. Now, place the Shea butter in a smaller bowl and place it inside without water seeping in. When it begins to melt, you’re done. This way, you don’t ruin the nutrients in the butter by applying direct or excessive heat.
You can keep the oils in the refrigerator before whipping them, as they whip faster and better when cold.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
I used fractionated coconut oil because it is light, though you can use virgin coconut oil. If you don’t like the smell of coconut oil, you can substitute it with expeller pressed variant (odor-free) or opt for Jojoba Oil instead.
I use Jojoba Oil instead of Olive or Sweet Almond oil, which are considered very good for hair as they’re fairly thicker – compared to Jojoba Oil. You can use Olive Oil or Sweet Almond Oil if you prefer that better, or feel they help tame your curls better. I found the oil seeps to the bottom when I use these oils, so switched to Jojoba, as it is lighter.
As always, Argan oil is my favorite and very light. So, I added a dash of this for its many hair benefits and its ability to tame frizzy or unruly hair – typical with curly or wavy hair. You can use our own Argan hair oil for this recipe.
As for essential oils, it is a matter of personal choice or requirements. There are many different essential oils that are great for your hair and you can choose what suits you best. I personally love the smell of Lavender Essential Oil. It is a great stress-relief aid and also, helps with hair growth. So, I use a combination of Lavender, Tea Tree and Peppermint Essential Oils. Peppermint is great for hair growth too and keeps me fresh throughout the day. As for Tea Tree Essential Oil, it keeps dandruff at bay.
Make sure you buy organic ingredients (Shea Butter, Coconut Oil & Jojoba Oil) for best results. As for essential oils, organic and therapeutic grade works best.
But, you know what works best for you and choose the ones that are suitable for your hair. Some oils are pricey, so you can substitute them with alternatives. Don’t have time for preparing this DIY Argan Mousse? No worries, we have you covered with Argan Styling Cream or Shiner. It is all-natural, salt, sulphate and alcohol free and you can now buy it for a discount off Amazon!