A leaf through The Great Gatsby will tell you that lavender is renowned for its freshening properties (lavender is mentioned a lot in that book because their society is lacking in emotional and spiritual substance and fulfillment, and lavender ‘masks’ it). Several curly hair product companies sell lavender refreshing sprays. Refreshing sprays are great for second (and third and fourth and fifth) day curls because the water reactivates the product in the hair, hydrates, and lets you reshape the curls to reduce frizz.
Recently, I tried my aunt’s DevaCurl Mist-er Right Lavender Curl Revitalizer and, while I loved the smell and the results, it was a bit sticky for my liking. It got me thinking that it wouldn’t be that expensive to make, and I could customize it so that it’s quick absorbing and hydrating!
If you’d like to make your own lavender curl refreshing spray, here’s what you’ll need:
1. Fill your spray bottle with water.
2. Add in your lavender oil — for a bottle this size, I used 5 drops.
3. Add in your moisturizer — the Josie Maran Argan Oil comes with a handy little pipette, so I dropped in 8 or so drops of argan oil.
4. Shake it like a polaroid picture.
And voilà! Spritz it on next-day curls until they’re damp, then use your fingers to gently twirl frizzy bits until they comply. I did this a few days ago and got so many compliments — my hair looked fresh and cute!