Hi guys! I’m back again and this time I’ve got a super easy DIY curl gel for all my curly girls to help give your curls some extra definition and hold.

Last week I posted my wash-and-go tutorial on my Youtube channel featuring some of my favourite Boucleme hair products including the Boucleme Curl Defining Gel.

This DIY is a great dupe for this.

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So typically after washing my hair, I apply my Boucleme Curl Cream and then smooth over my hair with the Curl Defining Gel which gives my curls some great definition (duh). Although I love (really loveeeee) the Curl Defining Gel, it doesn’t come cheap (£15 for 300ml) and I end up having to buy two at a time (one for my house, one for my mums house).

I ran out of the Curl Defining Gel recently and thought I’d try out aloe vera gel.

The one I use comes in a really convenient squeeze tube from Holland & Barrett but I’m sure any brand of pure aloe vera gel will do. I prefer tubed aloe vera gel for this instead of fresh from the leaf because its more convenient and less messy.

I was kind of sceptical but it worked.

Same results for a fraction of the price (£7.49 for 200ml but I usually buy this from the Penny Sale so I get two tubes for £7.50!).

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The Curl Defining Gel does smell amazing and the aloe vera gel doesn’t really have a scent.

It’s also a lot thicker than the Curl Defining Gel. I thought it would be very heavy for my hair but it almost evaporated into my hair like magic leaving me with the same great definition. Because it’s thicker it is naturally a little harder to get through your curls (but still pretty easy btw).

It works great on second day curls after spritzing some water through my hair.

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If you want to get fancy or lock in some extra moisture, you can mix some oils into the aloe vera gel. If you’d prefer a scented gel you can add some essential oils in there. But be sure to transfer it to a glass bottle/jar because essential oils eat away at plastic.

Also something one of my friends pointed out to me is that aloe vera gel is great for slicking your hair back. It’s got the perfect amount of hold for everyday hairstyles keeping my crazy frizzy baby hair at bay. Although if you’ve got an event coming up and need something heavy duty, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Overall, this DIY curl gel is super easy, quick, affordable and natural! Moreover than all of this, it works – and it’s so simple. I love simple inexpensive DIY’s and I’m sure that you guys will love this too. If you try this out please do let me know how you get on.

Until next time!

Aliya xoxo

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