Create Your Best Curly Hair Cocktail

Create Your Best Curly Hair Cocktail

Because each curl is so unique, it can be hard to get everything you want from one hair product. Luckily you don’t have to wait any longer to get your dream style. When you mix different products together, you can customize your perfect curly look every time. It’s a trick in the curl community known as “cocktailing” and it’s so easy! Use the following recipes to breathe new life into the products you already have under your bathroom sink to get started.

Moisturizing Curl Definer

Love the hold of a gel but need extra moisture? Mix equal parts curl cream and styling gel (like Garnier Fructis Curl Stretch Loosening Pudding and Curl Shaping Spray Gel) in your palms, then rake through wet curls. You can also save a step by using a hybrid like Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpting Cream Gel, which is uniquely formulated to give the controlled definition of a gel with the soft subtle conditioning of a cream. This product leaves curls defined and bouncy.

Second Day Hair Refresher

Curls often need a boost in between washing—by day two or three, they may start to feel dry or heavy. Here’s how to give them new life: Combine distilled water and one or two tablespoons of a leave-in conditioner (Try: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Butter Cream Leave-In) in an empty spray bottle. Shake the bottle and mist over curls. For a 1-step curl refresh, you can also revive your curls with Fructis Curl Renew Reactivating Milk Spray.

Deep Conditioning Treatment

Don’t have the cash for a pricey salon conditioning treatment? Make your own. Generously slather your strands with a conditioner like Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Conditioner mixed with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Wear a shower cap for 15 to 30 minutes to keep your neck dry and to seal in moisture, then rinse.