Curly Q: I'm a huge fan of natural beauty remedies but don't know any that work specifically for curly hair. Any suggestions?

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If you have curly hair natural beauty remedies are probably the best way to go girl! In fact, a TON of my friends prefer DIY treatments over regular hair products because they find it leaves their rizos a lot healthier and smoother. The trick to using beauty remedies on your curls is looking for ultra-moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, aloe vera, shea butter, and avocado that are going to keep your dry-prone locks nourished and hydrated. Here are a few curly hair recipes I highly recommend!

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Shampoo 1

Shampoo

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A DIY honey shampoo deeply cleanses, reduces frizz, moisturizes, and leaves hair super soft! Simply mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey, 3 tablespoons of filtered water, and a few drops of lavender or rosemary oil  in a small bowl to add fragrance.

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Conditioner 2

Conditioner

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Shea butter does wonders on curly hair, which is why you absolutely want to put it in your conditioner. All you have to do is mix up 2 tablespoons of shea butter, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 8 drops of honey, 5 drops of tea tree oil, 3 drops of eucalyptus oil, and 2 drops of peppermint oil in a small bowl. Apply to clean, damp hair from root to ends. Leave on for 15-20 minutes then rinse out and style as usual.

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Hair mask 3

Hair mask

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I've been treating my hair with all-natural avocado hair masks for years. It's perfect for dry or damaged curls. Try mixing 1 ripe avocado with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of honey in a small bowl. Whip up all the ingredients using an egg beater until it makes a creamy consistency and then apply it all throughout your hair. Leaveit on for 10-15 minutes then rinse out.

Gel 4

Gel

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Most hair gels contain alcohol which leaves hair incredibly dry. For a healthier fix, try making your own curly gel using flaxseeds. Combine 1 cup of water with 1/4 cup of flaxseeds. Heat it up in a sauce pan over the stove and then let it cool in the fridge for a few hours. Once it's cold and has formulated into a gel-like consistency you can use it to style.

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Curl cream 5

Curl cream

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If curl creams and leave-ins are more your style, combine 8 oz. of raw natural shea butter with 4 oz. of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil, and 1 tablespoon of castor oil. Apply to clean, dampy hair for beautiful bouncy curls!