I know there are a slew of numerical designations in the natural curly hair world for specific curl type- I just don't know mine.
Numbers, smumbers, if I've learned one thing over the years about curly hair care, it's that moisture (and I'm talking the right type of moisture) will make or break you!
With curly hair, if you don't plan to moisturize, you're planning to fail! Curls are delicate. They dry and frizz very easily if moisture isn't sealed into the shaft. Curly hair requires a deeply penetrating moisturizer with the right amount of weight (enough give for bounce, enough girth to control).
There are a ton of wonderful moisturizing products on the market, full of very effective synthetic ingredients, but you deserve better. Synthetic dyes, chemicals, fragrances, preservatives and silicone are not good for you.
There are so many organic oils and combinations of oils (natural enough to be both ingested and applied topically to a newborn) that work miracles on curly hair, you don't need to go synthetic, or break the bank. When it comes to curly hair, you do have options. For the next few weeks, I'm going to post a series of organic/all natural recipes for curly hair care.
Today I'm going to share a shea based moisturizing pomade recipe that will give thick curly hair the moisture it needs to thrive.
This recipe is 100% natural and 100% moisturizing. It works well on a variety of textures from loosely curled waves to tight kinky curls. The peppermint gives your scalp a satisfying tingle, smells great and the castor keeps locks soft and moist without a greasy feel.
Shea Butter Natural Moisturizing Hair Pomade for Curly Hair: A Curl Cream Like No Other!
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup shea butter
1/2 cup castor oil
1/8 cup jojoba oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
Melt your shea butter in a double boiler, in the microwave or in a glass pyrex bowl placed inside a pot filled 1/4 way with boiling water.
Once a liquid is formed, add your shea butter, castor oil, jojoba oil and essential oils to your jar. Affix the lid securely and shake vigorously to blend. This recipe will fill an 8 oz. jar.
Place your jar in the fridge for thirty minutes to set before storing at room temperature.
It's that easy!
Remember to apply the pomade from root to tip, concentrating the heaviest bits towards the ends. When your done, use the tips of your fingers to give yourself a tingly scalp massage.
Now look at your gorgeous self in the mirror. Seize the day! Love your curls!
Not ready to make a batch? You can order a jar HERE!