Curly hair is naturally dry and hence frizzy. The most important thing for being frizz-free is to keep your hair moisturized. Moisturizing your hair is a never-ending task. Do not think that you will get once or twice a month deep moisturizing treatment done and your curls will be at their best.
Most people opt for deep conditioning hair treatment at a salon unaware that most salon products are full of silicones. You end up paying through the nose for temporary manageability you get from silicones. Be a informed customer. Always ask questions. What product would they use? What are the alternatives? Check out the products ingredients list. Take control!
Other than a hair cut, I never get any other hair-related services done at the salon. I use these homemade recipe once a week to deep-condition my hair or make a mask with whatever is handy in the kitchen. This is not only a natural and healthy option but saves you a lot of money as well.
In each mask to increase the nourishing effect, you can add vitamin E oil. Buy vitamin E capsules (Brand name: Evion, E-cap, Bio-E) from a chemist shop. Poke the capsule (1 or 2), squeeze out the oil and use it in your mask.
Depending on the availability, you can add other stuff like oils (coconut or olive oil), lemon juice, coconut milk (recipe here), curd or eggs in the mask.
Lemon: Lemon helps to clarify hair, provides shine and prevents dandruff.
Coconut Milk: It is high in protein, essential fats, iron and manganese, which are essential to promote hair growth and reduces hair fall.
Egg: Rich in protein and essential fatty acid, it should be used regularly for damaged hair.
Curd: It is a good natural conditioner for hair as it contains good amount of lactic acid. Also it helps to cleanse the scalp and prevents dandruff.
Once you apply a pack then cover your hair with a plastic cap. Use a blow dryer at warm setting over your head for 5 minutes. Heat enables to open-up your cuticles and helps the goodies to penetrate the hair.
A good idea is to use your overripe banana. Packed with vitamins and minerals, banana is super food for hair. It is rich in potassium which will strengthen the hair. Honey acts as natural humectant, which moisturizes the hair.
1) 1-2 banana (depending on hair length)
2) 2 tbsp honey
Blend banana in a mixer and add honey. Make sure it is not chunky as otherwise it becomes hard to remove banana from hair. Apply the mask on your hair and keep it for at least 30 minutes or longer.
Fenugreek seeds are a good source of lecithin which nourishes and strengthens hair follicles. Also, it is a good source of protein and nicotinic acid which strengthen the hair.
This mask strengthens the hair and provides and good conditioning and shine.
1) Soak fenugreek (quantity depending on hair length) over night (or 6-7 hrs) in water (little over the seeds). Make a paste in blender
2) Add curd and apply it on hair. Wash your hair after an hour.
Avocado is not easily available in India. I order them from Big Basket. It is a rich source of vitamins, amino acids and minerals like potassium, iron and magnesium and has good moisturizing properties.
1) 1 Avocado
2) 1 egg
3) 1 tbsp of olive oil
Scoop out avocado and blend it with a mixer to make a smooth fine paste. Mix in egg and apply on hair.
Other than the mask mentioned above, you can create your own mask with whatever available in your kitchen which you think can benefit your hair. There are no hard and fast rule in mixing things.