In addition to my most recent post on proper conditioning at the beach and the pool, I wanted to share an easy DIY way to benefit from the wonders of hair-taming gel on the go. We all know that moment where we wonder to ourselves: Is it really worth letting loose and diving head-first into the pool, or frolicking with my summer love during high tide, at the risk of my beautiful curls turning into a poodle-y mess? Well, fret no more.
After applying your leave-in conditioner (again, be sure that you have experimented with the right amount of moisturizers so that your hair won’t look super greasy after application), spritz on some homemade spray-gel to keep strands in line.
Take 1/2 cup of your favorite gel and 1 cup of boiling water, stir them together, let it cool, then add it to a spray bottle. Easy-peasy! Experiment with amounts of gel vs. water over time to see what works best for you. Then just lie back on the beach towel and let your beachy-cool locks unveil themselves!
Spray gel recipe by Curly Girl
Can I use it on a daily base?
For example when I want to do a wash-n-go?
You can absolutely use it every day, just keep in mind that the more you put on your hair the quicker it will get dirty since debris in the air sticks to it. The more comfortable you become with your natural curls, you’ll want to use less gel anyway. I recommend a couple of spritzes on each side of your head, at most.