Natural curl styler – aloe vera gel

aloe vera for curls waves

naturally curly hair

I have breaking news! I have found a very simple, affordable and natural curl styler option,  aloe vera. Aloe vera works great as a curl gel for wavy or curly hair types. It gives definition and hold to your curls – while still feeling very light on the hair. So in other words: it’s perfect for curls.

I have tried a few curl creams and gels before and my problem with them has been that they can feel a bit heavy. I don’t like the feeling of feeling like I have something in my hair.  That said, the curl cream mentioned in this post was still pretty awesome. The problem with that, however, was that it contained silicons and after some time I felt like it started to build up in my hair. I use a mild shampoo, so my shampoo wasn’t really doing the job at removing the buildup from my hair. However, if you’re not that strict about ingredients and you have a shampoo that is a bit more effective, I think you should check that option out.

But I was determined to find a natural option for a curl styling product. And I’m so happy I tried the simplest product first: pure aloe vera gel. What wouldn’t aloe vera do? It’s one of my favorite ingredients in beauty products and now I’m even more impressed by it. I use it after sunbathing, on itchy mosquito bites, to soothe my skin if there’s redness and sometimes just as a moisturizer for body and face. And now – as my curl gel.

Aloe vera contains vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, which are not only great for your skin, but also for your hair. You can also treat your scalp with it – be the problem itchiness, dandruff or dryness. So aloe vera treats your hair, while giving hold and definition to your curls.

It’s especially great for curly and wavy hair, since it’s so lightweight and watery. It doesn’t weigh down your curls. It’s easy to wash off and it doesn’t build up in the hair.

If you’re new to curly hair routines and products, you should check out my post with lots of information about treating naturally curly or wavy hair. I explain on the post why you should use mild shampoos and why silicons aren’t that great for curly hair:

Naturally curly and wavy hair 101 – Curly hair routine

curly hair curl gel

And then, let’s see how to use aloe vera as a curl gel!

How to style your curls using aloe vera gel

  1. Shampoo your hair as usual and follow up with your conditioner.
  2. Squeeze the most water out of your hair with upward movements. Use a towel and do the same. (Always, always squeezing and scrunching upwards with curly hair!)
  3. While your hair is still damp and slightly wet, take some aloe vera and scrunch it in your curls.
  4. After you’ve applied your curl cream (aloe vera), use the towel one more time to scrunch out the hair.
  5. Let air dry and enjoy your beautiful curls!

I use Urtekram’s aloe vera gel, which is pure and organic. But the brand is not necessarily important. What’s important is that the gel is mostly pure aloe vera gel. Here are some good options from amazon:


Have you tried aloe vera for your curls?

More about aloe vera, check out this great article on Naturallycurly.com:
6 ways to use aloe vera gel

A rockstar’s outfit & superweek discounts!

fake leather jacket

fall blogging

style outfit

My September has been going forward full steam ahead. I’m trying not to stress, but I’m kind of horrified that we’re almost halfway the month already. I always get like this before a holiday – my list of things I need to do beforehand just grows and grows.

But it’s nice to be busy. There is that fresh fall scent in the air. A little crisp, but not too cold. Full of promises, new beginnings – and also – old familiar things. It’s good to have some routines after the long summer. I look forward to evenings. I burn candles like crazy and I realize I already need to restock them. I drink tea every evening and I’m hooked on a book. It’s called The tipping point. It’s one of Risto’s books that I usually just laugh at, since I’m not used to reading something so, well, smart. And then I humbly go for it anyway.

I have a good feeling about this season. Looking back at my old journals, I see a pattern though. But hey – if this good mood and inspiration comes every fall, I’m not complaining!

fake leather fall style

My fall outfit 
Dress –  Nikkie
Jacket – Vero Moda
Boots – SoWhat/Vamos*
Bag – River Island

I’m also not complaining about the weather. The perfect leather jacket weather, really. Be it fake leather or not. Here I’m wearing fake leather.

These new boots I received from Vamos. They are super comfortable and even better than what they looked like on the website. They are what fall dreams are made of. I mean, fall shoe dreams. I love black boots with big heavy heels. I am the rock star of my own life, after all. Only suitable to dress accordingly, right?

Says a woman, who places her in front of a pink wall and wears ruffles. Oh well…

fake leather fall style

But hey, since it’s superweek – I got you some discount codes!
These are the stores I buy from myself and and can recommend. Dicounts are valid until 16.9.18.

-30% discount from Vamos with code SUPERV30*
The shoes that I’m wearing are only 45,56€ now (normal price 62,95€). But they have a huge collection of shoes, check them out.

5€ discount on orders over 50€ on Tokmanni with code SUPERVIIKKO*
Tokmanni is the place for affordable makeup! They sell for example Essence, Pretty by Flormar and Depend. I’m actually wearing a full face of Pretty by Flormar here. I recently got their products to try out and I’m pretty impressed with the quality. I would check out their foundations, blushes and lipsticks.

-15% on Lindex with code superweek18* (also for things already on sale!)
My prettiest bralettes are from Lindex, so I would check out their underwear. They apparently have a discount on bras, so it’s a double discount!

-25 % on jackets & knit garments on House of Brandon with code SUPERVIIKKO*
Another nice store. If you’re in need of a jacket or knits, now is a good chance.

style outfit fall

Photos: Petra (You need to check out her insta – major makeup inspo!)

How is your September going?