I have gotten my best twist out results using products that I created! Here are some of the best ingredients for creating DIY products:
#1Shea Butter – This is a rich emollient that will help you seal moisture into your strands. I find that in it’s raw state it is quite thick so it is best that you whip it so it melts down and spreads more evenly throughout your hair.
#2Aloe Vera – I love pairing this with Shea Butter this humectant moisturizes your hair and provides a light hold.
#3Raw Honey – Honey in it’s raw state has antibacterial properties and makes for a superb moisturizer. You can use it to create your own conditioners and even stylers.
#4Flax Seeds – You can create your own moisturizing hair gel using Flax Seeds by boiling and straining them.
Water is the ultimate moisturizer and it’s FREE. The only thing is, you must be careful when including it in your own formulations because if you don’t use preservative it will become susceptible to harmful bacteria. If you choose to use water store the product in the fridge and use it up within a week. It’s probably best to just create a butter based product if you wan’t a product with more shelf life.