Why do curlies feel the need to cocktail their products?

Every curly strand is unique to each curly person.  What works for one, may not work for another, even if they have the same type of curl pattern.  Product cocktails allow you to blend products together to create a personal concoction to provide the best results for your needs.  Below are some of Silk Elements’ favorite cocktails, utilizing the amazing power of nature in their Silk Elements 100% Pure Oils collection.  Create a cocktail for YOUR hair using the recipes below, or create your own fabulous blend that is as unique and individual as you.

2nd Day Refresher Cocktail

This easy spritz is ideal for Type 2 wavy hair. Store it in a spray bottle and spritz the hair in the morning to revive 2nd and 3rd day curls and waves that have been flattened by your night's sleep.

The recipe

Combine all of the ingredients in your spray bottle and shake until they are well-blended. When you wake up with 2nd or 3rd day hair, spray a light mist of your cocktail throughout the hair, then use your fingers to twirl any misshapen or frizzy curls. You can also use this cocktail as a mid-day refresher if your curls have started to droop or loose shape throughout the day. Simply flip your head forward and spray the cocktail throughout, then flip your hair back and use your fingers to loosen up the curls at the roots, creating extra body and volume.

Moisturizing Styler Cocktail

This DIY styling product is ideal for Type 3 curly hair. We often worry that our styling products are drying out our hair with alcohols, mineral oil and petrolatum. This cocktail will moisturize your curls with essential oils will also providing hold to give you definition and prevent frizz.

The recipe

Mix these ingredients until well-blended and then apply the cocktail from root to tip on soaking wet hair. This will act to seal in moisture while creating a product for optimum styling. If you practice the LOC or the LCO Method, this is your "C."

Twist and Hold Cocktail

This cocktail is ideal for women with Type 4 coily hair who like to wear their hair in twist out styles.

The recipe

Mix the ingredients until well-blended and then apply it evenly in sections as you twist your hair. Depending on the length and density of your hair, you may need to use up to half a cup of the custard, just adjust the measurements to suit your hair. This cocktail will give your twist-out styles hold and definition. 

This article is sponsored by Sally Beauty Supply