Here is a homemade curl defining cream that works beautifully, is easy to make, and only has three ingredients! We’ve been using this cream for several months and can testify to how well it works. It not only defines curls, but also adds shine – how can you go wrong with that? This has even replaced gel in our home. Give it a try and put those curls in the spotlight!

Homemade 3 Ingredient Curl Defining Cream


2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera gel (can be found near the sunscreen at drug stores or large retailers)

2 Tablespoons Unrefined Coconut oil

2 Tablespoons 100% Pure/Raw Shea Butter (found with the body/hand lotions and creams at drug stores or large retailers)


Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl or glass measuring cup until well incorporated. Transfer to a small storage container with a snap-on lid.

Starting with a small amount (about dime size), apply to wet hair, starting from the middle of the head and traveling down to the ends, twisting the hair around your fingers to encourage those curls. It will feel sticky on your hands – that’s normal!

Dry and style as usual. Be amazed at how beautiful your curls look!


+ Start with a dime size amount (or less!) and increase, if desired, according to your head of hair. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly! You may not even need to use this every day – I use it every 2 days and my curls stay defined and shiny both days!

Let us know in the comments below how this works for you!

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