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Adding volume to your hair and sealing the cuticles is an important task, when you have porous hair. This DIY Shea Voluminizer is just what you need!

Sometimes, when you add conditioner or oil or moisturizer, your hair can get weighed down easily. This voluminizer seals your moisture, adds shine and luster and most importantly, fluffs up your hair so good for adding volume.

Ingredients

Organic Shea Butter – 30 Gm
Castor Oil – ½ Tbsp.
Coconut Oil – ½ Tbsp.
Aloe Vera Gel – 50 Gm
Jojoba Oil – 1 Tsp.
Argan Oil – 1 Tsp.
Lavender Essential Oil – 7 Drops

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Instructions

Add the Shea Butter to your mixer bowl and beat in high speed for a few seconds.

Add the oils (Argan, Coconut, Jojoba and Castor) and beat for a few seconds.

Now, add ½ of the Aloe Vera Gel and beat for 20 seconds.

Add the remaining Aloe Vera Gel and Lavender Essential Oil and beat for ½ minute or more, till the ingredients blend together and come out fluffy.

Transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed!

How to Use this Curl Cream?

This cream also works as a sealant. So, it is best to use it at the end, in case you use a leave-in conditioner or a moisturizer.

Apply this to your locks working your way from your tips, though you don’t have to apply this to your roots, if your scalp isn’t dry.

Apply this to your curls to make them more manageable and seal in your cuticles.

Also, wait for at least 2 – 3 weeks before you determine the efficacy of this cream. If you wear it once, you are good for a few days. So, you will be using it twice a week at most and giving it this time will help evaluate and observe how it helps your hair. Then you can play around with the ingredients and work out a ratio of ingredients that work best for your hair.

Shelf Life

This lasts for 3 – 6 months, depending on what ingredients you add.

Points to Remember

If you use fresh Aloe Vera Gel, beat it in your mixer with a few pinches of Vitamin C and a spoon of Vitamin E Oil. Most store-bought Aloe Gels have some preservative added, but Vitamins C & E works as natural ones. So, that’s what I use.

Argan Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil and Coconut Oil all have Vitamin E, so there’s no need to add it (in case you use Vitamin E as your preservative in DIY Recipes). Besides you are also adding it to your Aloe Vera Gel, so unless you need in in your recipe, you don’t have to add it. Vitamin E Oil is thick, so consider that and work the quantity accordingly, if you are planning to add it.

You can prepare larger quantity than the one I have given here. I have kept the quantity less, so you can make changes after observing how it works for your hair and then prepare larger batches once you perfect the recipe.

Tips to Tweak the Recipe

I have used Lavender Essential Oil as it soothes and calms your curls and good for hair. You can use any Essential Oil that benefits your hair like Chamomile, Geranium, Peppermint, Basil, etc.

Remember – the reason we love DIY is because we can play around with the ingredients and we know what goes inside – usually, natural stuff ☺ So, identify what ratio of these ingredients work best for you and don’t worry about playing around with them. You can add or subtract ingredients and bring in your own twist to this recipe and keep us posted with your handiwork and results.

Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try HY Vitamins Argan Oil Anti Frizz Hair Kit for your hair requirements.