Curly and coily haired women are notorious for taking matters into their own hands when it comes to their hair. We trim, style and even mix our own treatments. We like to call it Curly Mixology. But if you are new to the world of natural hair then it can be hard, and sometimes overwhelming, to know where to start. So here are two simple curly cocktails that we guarantee anyone can do at home.

DIY CoWash

If you’ve begun to care for your natural hair, you’ve probably heard by now that you need to keep shampooing to a minimum. That’s not to say that you should stop shampooing, but when you do you want to make sure you are not stripping or drying your hair out too much. One of the easiest ways to do that is to mix conditioner into your shampoo.


The amounts will really vary based on how long, thick and dense your hair is. So rather than telling you one tablespoon we prefer to give it to you in parts. Simply mix this together and shampoo as you normally would. Some curlies like to condition again after they cowash, but you should try this out for yourself and see if you need the extra moisture.

DIY Deep Treatment

It is important for naturals to do a deep treatment about once a week to make sure your hair isn’t losing too much moisture.


For this cocktail, simply mix equal parts of your favorite conditioner with your favorite oil. Apply this throughout the hair and leave it on at least 30 minutes to an hour. To open up the cuticle you can wrap the hair or put on a shower cap so that your body heat warms up the treatment.

Watch the Video

To see celebrity stylist Darico Jackson explain these recipes, watch the video!


This post is sponsored by ORS HAIRepair.

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