This is the face of a wild child. This is my daughter, and all her curly hair. I don’t have curly hair, so I’ve had to learn and relearn how to manage this head. Brushing her hair would always end in tears. She’s an out doorsy, rough housing, climbing trees full of life wild child who won’t hold still long. Particularly if it hurts. I’ve tried a couple things to tame these curls over the years. Here are some of my favorite go to recipes to help ease the tears. The first recipe is slightly tedious, but I like the way it leaves her hair feeling. I also am glad to know it’s natural.
* 1 cup of water
* 1/4 cup marshmallow root
* 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
* 1 tablespoon of oil (oils like coconut, olive, or jojoba)
* 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil (Email me to ask about my trusted essential oil brand)
This is what I ended up with. Who knew my crazy girl had such beautiful hair in there. Now I know what you’re thinking. I don’t have time for that.
I hear you, I don’t always have time for that either. So when I don’t, here’s what I use instead.
* A healthy squish of conditioner, like Avalon Organics Conditioner.
It pretty much ends up 1 part conditioner (or less), 10 parts water. Shake it up, and spray generously.