So, I decided to go for a styling cream when I wanted to change my hairstyle few months back. Want to know how to prepare your own styling cream?
Wearing a ponytail everyday isn’t good for hair and besides, I figured if I did not have time for styling it, I could go with a short hair cut for the time being. So, I wanted something that would make styling easy and keep flyaways in place.
I also wanted the cream to be nourishing and natural. So, here’s the recipe I came up with.
Shea Butter – 6 Tsp.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 Tsp.
Virgin Coconut Oil – 1 Tsp.
Aloe Vera Gel – 1 Tsp.
Jojoba Oil – 20 Drops
Sweet Almond Oil – 20 Drops
Argan Oil – 20 Drops
Vitamin E Oil – 1/4 Tsp.
Essential Oil – 15 Drops
Melt Shea Butter in a double boiler, along with other oils, excluding Essential Oil.
When fully melted, remove from heat and let the temperature drop.
Now, add the essential oil you’ve chosen and stir to combine.
Refrigerate till the mixture cools down.
Use a hand blender to whip the mixture on medium high, till it is fluffy.
Transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can use any Essential Oil of your choice. I always use Rosemary EO and Lavender EO as they promote better hair.
You can substitute the oils listed above for oils of your choice, or just use one or two oils, if you prefer that way and substitute them for other oils. I add all the oils listed above, though when I don’t have time, I stick with EVOO, Coconut Oil and Almond Oil.
How to Use the Hair Cream?
Take a small dollop of the cream and rub your hands together slowly to spread them over your hands. Now, apply to slightly damp or dry hair and style as usual.
You just need a small dollop, so if it looks greasy bring the quantity down a notch! I have never had it look greasy.
It can be used on both dry and damp hair, as per your preference. It is especially good to restore moisture and nourishment after styling using heat tools.
Why Use It?
It can tame flyaways, particularly when your hair doesn’t give you a break!
It can get rid of frizz and tangles.
Adds shine and luster to dull and lifeless hair.
Makes your hair manageable and smooth.
Replaces lost moisture and shine.
The ingredients are all-natural, quite easy to acquire and readily available. Besides, the recipe is simple and even amateurs can do it without any problem.
Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try Argan Oil based Hair Care Kit from HY Vitamins for all your hair care and styling needs. Their products are all-natural, salt, sulphate and alcohol free and the best part – Argan Oil is the major ingredient. It doesn’t get any better than that, right?
So, wish you a very Happy & Prosperous New Year everyone. Enjoy the holidays and spread love all round. We will see you the flipside!