Eco Styler Gel Custard
6 oz. Argan Oil Eco Styler Gel (or fill a 12 oz container half way)
Place ingredients in a small container. Whip together until all ingredients are combined. The mixture will have a pudding like consistency.
After cleansing and conditioning, I apply my leave-in conditioner (currently Paul Mitchell’s The Conditioner) to my hair while it’s still wet. Next I section my hair into four sections to keep my hair up while I’m styling. Within each section I make small parts and apply my Eco Gel Custard. I use a smoothing and raking motion to help give the curls definition. I’ve also started sealing the hair with oil after applying the gel custard for an even softer hold but this is optional. Then, I let it airdry for about an hour or so before I use a blow dryer on the roots. You can also plop the hair with a T-Shirt to help with the drying time or just continue to air dry.
I’m finding that the mixture also works on my edges when I wear my hair up. I haven’t done a braid-out or twist-out with it yet but it looks like it may give good results. I’m going to continue to play with the recipe but this version seems to work well on my hair which is a 4a/4b texture. I’ve also started using it on my son’s curly 3b/3c/4a hair and it is also responding well. The only thing I noticed is that I’m getting a lot more shrinkage because my curls just love the moisture. To get more hang time I usually just stretch it by pulling it back at night.