Have your curls met Snowymoon's Moisture Treatment? It's time they did.
Ever get the feeling that despite all of the store bought products out there, you can do better? We get you, and Curly Mixology is the answer. You can transform your favorite conditioner with two ingredients in what has come to be known in the curly community as SMT (Snowymoon's Moisture Treatment). Snowymoon is a member of The Long Hair Community who submitted her favorite recipe and curlies have been using it ever since.
What You'll Need:
- 4 parts conditioner (Snowymoon likes VO5-Sun Kissed Raspberry)
- 1 part honey
- 1 part clear aloe vera gel (such as Fruit of the Earth)
- optional oil (such as coconut)
- Mix all of the ingredients
- Heat in microwave for 10-15 seconds (just to warm)
- Mix the ingredients again
- Apply to clean, wet hair in sections
- Leave on for 60 minutes with a shower cap on
What Curlies Say:
"I finger detangled each section--no comb. Detangling was a breeze! ... As I rinsed it from my hair the next morning, I could see that my hair was plump and moisturized. I also noted that the treatment had absorbed well overnight." - What the Kink
"I added about a teaspoon of coconut oil (optional) ... This has worked wonders for my hair and I already have all the ingredients at home! I also like to use Lustrasilk shea/mango cholesterol too. HTH." - curlykey, Type 3b
"I helped it dry a little by lightly diffusing (mostly because I was afraid of having oil still in my hair) and, boy, was I surprised to see my curls completely revitalized! They are soft, shiny and bouncy! This recipe is definitely a hit for me and I hope someone else will have similar results!" - cheeks1206, Type 3a
For more curly mixology recipes, or to share your own favorite at-home treatments, go to our Recipes section.