A DIY hair styling cream is a great way to moisturize your hair, tame frizz, smoothen your curls or waves and add sheen. We’re not talking about commercial styling creams loaded with chemicals here!
We’re looking at what a homemade hair styling cream can do, aren’t we? We can choose natural ingredients according to our hair requirements and tweak the hair cream till we get it right.
Ingredients for our DIY hair styling cream
When preparing your hair styling cream, you can make it more than just for styling. With the right ingredients, you can take the hair cream up a notch and make it a natural hair care product.
Depending on your requirement or issues, add ingredients that will work well to make your hair healthy and manageable. Not just frizz or dry hair, you can nourish and strengthen your hair and also give it that glossy look.
So, let’s look at a few good ingredients to add to a hair styling cream and then learn how to make a nourishing hair cream. Ready to get started?
One of the best ingredients in this recipe, shea butter, sure does justify the first spot when beginning the list. A rich moisturizer, it’s also a rich source of nutrients, including vitamins A and E.
In addition, it’s a good source of essential fatty acids, leaves your hair shiny, tames frizz, curbs damage, protects your hair, and whatnot! It’s suitable for most hair types.
We have covered a lot about coconut oil, but it needs repeating, thanks to its many benefits and nourishing properties. Coconut oil can heal and soothe itchy or dry or flaky scalp, moisturizes and repair dry or damaged hair, curb and prevents split ends, etc.
Did you know it’s the only natural hair care ingredient in certain Asian countries? Yes, it’s sometimes single-handed enough to care for our hair.
Jojoba oil is a butter that closely resembles skin’s sebum and is readily absorbed by our skin. For this reason, it’s suitable for all skin types and is a great way to nourish, moisturize and nurture hair and scalp. In addition, it curbs hair loss, strengthens the hair shaft, promotes hair growth, and soothes dry or irritated scalp.
Popularly dubbed liquid gold, argan oil is light and nourishing for all skin and hair types. It’s especially useful when you want to tame unruly or frizzy hair. In addition, it is an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial oil, so it does wonders for scores of scalp issues and repairs hair.
Extracted from the fruit of the olive tree, this is a great oil for curly hair, especially since the rich moisturizing properties keep frizz and dryness at bay. For those who don’t like, or prefer, or when it doesn’t suit you, Olive oil can come in handy.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera isn’t part of skin and hair care product scores without reason. It helps repair and heal damaged hair, soothes and moisturizes the dry and flaky scalp, helps with hair growth, and leaves hair shiny.
Vitamin E Oil
It adds to the shelf life of natural products as a natural preservative and is a great addition to hair care products. It can improve hair length, promote growth, strengthen hair, moisturize dry tresses, and more.
You can choose any number of essential oils that are good for hair or the essential oils you love. These are just a few hair-beneficial essential oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Myrrh, Rosemary, Clary Sage, Thyme, Frankincense, etc.
- Shea Butter – 6 Tsps.
- Coconut Oil – 1/2 Tbsp.
- Jojoba Oil – 3/4 Tsp.
- Argan Oil – 3/4 Tsp.
- Olive Oil – 1/2 Tbsp.
- Vitamin E Oil – a few drops
- Aloe Vera Gel – 1/2 Tbsp.
- Essential Oil(s) – 25 Drops or as needed
How To Make
- In a double boiler, melt together Shea butter and coconut oil.
- Once melted, remove from heat and set aside.
- Add in all the remaining ingredients – oils, aloe, and the essential oil(s) you’ve chosen.
- Stir to combine and refrigerate to set.
How to Use
With this hair cream, a little goes a long way. So, start with a small dollop on one of your palms.
Dab your index finger and warm up the cream – this happens when you rub your fingers together with the cream.
Apply on clean hair and style as usual.
I like to whisk it well and then refrigerate it to make the cream slightly lighter.
You can use this on dry or damp hair.
You can swap ingredients you’re allergic to with equivalent alternatives.
If coconut oil doesn’t agree with you, swap it for another oil more suited for your hair.
Mango butter and kokum butter are good options to add or use in place of Shea butter.
How to Store
Transfer once done to an airtight mason jar and let it sit in a cool, dry place.
Avoid placing it under direct sunlight or in areas where there’s too much sun exposure.
Is it Safe?
Not only is this recipe safe, but it’s also all-natural and a really good addition to your hair care routine.
The Benefits of Using This Homemade Styling Cream
- It leaves your dull and lifeless hair shiny.
- It smoothes your hair well, so you can style it straight too.
- It reduces frizz and tames flyaways.
- It curbs wisps and makes styling a breeze.
- Nourishes and strengthens your hair.
- Light, so it won’t weigh down your hair.
Whether you want smooth curls, stunning waves, or straight locks, you can use this styling cream for all hair types and get your desired results.
Especially during winter, it can keep your hair moisturized and healthy.
Affordable, easy to make, and works wonders for your hair.
How Can I Naturally Add Shine to My Hair?
This hair cream adds shine naturally. Alternatively, you can do this:
Using hair masks is another option you can consider.
Another way is to condition your hair and scalp with a nourishing coconut milk massage. Make sure to let it sit for at least 25 minutes before rinsing it off for shiny and pampered hair. You can do this once a week to strengthen your hair.
You can get a hot oil massage or an apple cider vinegar rinse to add shine to your hair. The massage you can do once in two weeks, though the rinse you can do every time you wash your hair.
If you have a bit of time, try nourishing and conditioning hair packs for shiny hair – eggs, egg yolks, mayonnaise, avocado, bananas, etc., and add nourishment and shine.
Going the DIY route is one way to ensure you use natural ingredients for hair and scalp care and to keep harsh chemicals out of your hair products. So, try this styling cream, as we all use styling creams.
Not only do they make styling easier, but they are also loaded with harsh chemicals. But this styling is not only free from chemicals, it’s natural and also nourishing. So do let us know how you like it.
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