Curly hair, by its very nature, is prone to dryness and dehydration. This is because the natural oils that are produced by the scalp to keep hair healthy and moisturized have a harder time travelling down the curly hair shaft. As a result, curly hair can often look frizzy, dry and damaged.
One of the best ways to combat this is by using natural ingredients that are known for their hydrating properties. If you are anything like me, you are always on the lookout for new ways to take care of your hair.
Curly hair can be a challenge to keep hydrated, especially in the summer months when the humidity is high. This article will present the eight best moisturizing ingredients to have perfect curls!
Why you need to keep your hair hydrated
The hydration of curly hair is essential to be in top shape! Here are the reasons:
Proper hydration builds and defines curls. It limits frizz and knots. Proper hydration allows curls to be soft and bouncy.
How to moisturize curly hair
One of the most important steps in taking care of curly hair is moisturizing it. Curly hair is drier than other types of hair, so it needs more moisture to look its best. There are many different ways to moisturize curly hair, and the best way to find out what works for you is to experiment. Some people like to use a leave-in conditioner, while others prefer a wetter or heavier conditioner. Start by doing a weekly moisturizer after your shampoo using styling products suited to your hair type. Also try to add hair hydrating routine during your daily “Morning Routine” or according to your needs. But don’t forhet to stay hydrated from the inside by drinking enough because good hydration starts internally.
Best Moisturizing Ingredients
When it comes to hair care, moisturizing is key. If your hair is lacking moisture, it will be dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. Fortunately, there are a number of ingredients that can help to moisturize hair. These ingredients are all natural and can be found in many different hair products.
Oats are a true natural treasure for curly hair. Indeed, mixed with water, the oat flakes form an ultra-creamy cream. Oat Cream deeply moisturizes and strengthens the hair fiber; while detangling and sheathing the hair fiber. Also, it brings shine and softness to the curls! The little extra: it intensely soothes sensitive scalps!
Oat Cream can be used as a mask after shampoo, a styling cream, or even diluted in water for a daily moisturizing spray! In addition, you can keep it for one week in the refrigerator in a closed container! Of course, check your preparation’s appearance (color/odor) before use.
Aloe Vera Gel is an exceptional treatment from scalp to ends! It hydrates the hair fiber and protects it from dehydration. Aloe Vera Gel detangles all textured hair, and its light texture does not weigh down the curls. It is ideal for forming curls and perpetuating them; we love using them every day! The little extra: it soothes and purifies sensitive scalps fights against itching, dandruff, and hair loss!
With a dab of product, massage your scalp with your fingertips to soothe your scalp, stimulate hair growth and fight hair loss.
Like Linen Gel, you can use it as night care; by applying it from roots to ends to hydrate your curls, limiting frizz and forming knots! Aloe Vera Gel is an excellent styling gel for adults and mini curly/frizzy/kinky!
Organic Banana Powder is rich in sugars and mucilages, making it the ally of your homemade moisturizing recipes! It hydrates the hair fiber and protects it from dehydration, thus limiting frizz and knots! In addition, it detangles, softens, and revitalizes curls. Your hair is ultra-soft, supple, and sheathed!
Mix the Banana Powder with a little hot water to moisturize and revitalize hair care! Generally, 2 to 3 tablespoons in total are enough to make up your homemade mask (a single powder or in synergy)
For even more benefits, you can synergize with Marshmallow Powder and add other ingredients from our Top 8! Leave your treatment on for at least 30 minutes under a treatment cap or a warm towel.
Yogurt is a key ingredient in natural hair care made from kitchen ingredients. Indeed, Yogurt is a complete care base: it deeply hydrates the hair, nourishes it, and provides it with proteins. Frizz is controlled, and curls are left soft and silky!
Add one yogurt to your homemade care recipes to have curls in great shape! Opt instead for plant-based yogurts (plain) that leave no odor (unlike animal milk yogurts).
Do we need to introduce it? Honey is loved for textured hair (frizzy, curly, wavy, and frizzy)! It hydrates the hair fiber in-depth and takes care of lengths and ends. Exceptional care purifies and soothes the scalp! The little extra: it helps rebalance oily scalps!
You can incorporate it into all your hair recipes for ultra-soft and shiny curls! The more you choose dark honey, the more it will give highlights to the golden curls!
Of course, among the best natural moisturizing ingredients, we count fruit compote. Fruit compote hydrates and softens curls. After a good treatment, the curls are soft, supple, and frizz-free! Choose a smooth, lump-free fruit compote to rinse your hair easily!
Organic Marshmallow Powder is an incredible skincare powder. Rich in mucilages, it will detangle curls, gain them and strengthen them. The hair is left defined, soft and supple! The little extra: it adds volume and soothes sensitive scalps!
Mix the Marshmallow Powder with a little hot water to obtain moisturizing, detangling, and sheathing hair care! Generally, 2 to 3 tablespoons in total are enough to make up your homemade mask (a single powder or in synergy)
Besides, you can also choose to add other moisturizing ingredients for even more hydration! Leave your treatment on for at least 30 minutes under a treatment cap or a warm towel.
Linseeds are small nuggets for the care of naturally curly hair. Indeed, by boiling Flax Seeds mixed with water, we obtained the famous Flax Gel! Linen Gel is wonderful for moisturizing and protecting the hair fiber, fighting frizz, defining curls, and freezing them!
Like the Oatmeal Cream, you can use Linseed Gel both as a conditioner, styling gel, or diluted in water in a moisturizing spray. Discover the step by step of its realization in this video demonstration!
Linen Gel replaces conventional gel to tame baby hair and enhance your hairstyles! In addition, you can use it as night care; by applying it from roots to ends to hydrate your curls, limit frizz and the formation of knots!
Lin Gel can be stored in the refrigerator without preservatives in a closed container for one week. Of course, check your preparation’s appearance (color/odor) before use. Nevertheless, to keep your Linseed Gel longer, you can add 19 drops of Cosgard preservative per 100g of product.
Our best tips to hydrate your curls
We share with you three mask recipes that we love! The great thing about these super moisturizing ingredients is that you can quickly and easily put together a natural mask. Follow your desires and your needs, indulge yourself with these hydration bombs!
Mix the ingredients in a bowl until you get a nice smooth paste to make these masks. Apply your moisturizer to clean, towel-dried hair. The ideal is to leave it on for at least 30 minutes (up to several hours) under a care cap or a hot towel. Finally, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and go to the styling products step!
For masks with care powders, do not hesitate to mix using a mini whisk or a mixer.
For the softest hair
2 to 3 tablespoons Marshmallow Powder
a little hot water to obtain a homogeneous paste
One generous tablespoon of Cream of Oats
One good tablespoon of Linseed Gel
For normal hair
1 fruit compote (about 100g)
1 to 2 tablespoons of honey
a splash of water, if the Honey used is thick
For dry hair
One tablespoon Marshmallow Powder
2 tbsp Banana Powder
the Oat Cream until a nice homogeneous paste is formed
One tablespoon of Honey