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Hair Care Recipes
Use items from your kitchen to make your
own natural hair care products. It’s cheaper
and a good rainy-day project.
Shine and Volume Boosting Hair Rinse
Combine one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
and 2 cups of warm water in a bowl. Pour this
mixture over freshly shampooed hair. It works
even better if you can catch the run-off in a
second bowl and pour it over your hair again,
three or four times in a row. This rinse will
restore the natural balance of your hair and
add shine and softness. Fine hair will especially
benefit from its strengthening properties.
Cleansing rinses are excellent for removing
shampoo residue, which can weigh down your
hair and make it lifeless. Combine 1 cup of vinegar
and a couple of tablespoons of dried rosemary in
a glass or microwaveable bowl. Put the mixture
into the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Next, use a spoon to crush the rosemary on the
side of the glass bowl to release the fragrance.
Strain the mixture and let it cool before using.
Apply to hair after shampooing, leave on for 2
minutes, then rinse out with cool water. It sounds
like more work than it is.
To make a hot-oil treatment for dry hair,
place 1/4 cup of canola or soybean oil in a
glass measuring cup. Place the cup in a
bowl of hot water, and allow the oil to warm.
Any vegetable oil will work, but canola oil
is a good choice because it contains no added
ingredients. Use hands to spread the warn
oil through wet hair, leave it in for two
minutes tops. Wash hair thoroughly with
shampoo. You’ll have softer, shinier hair!
Frizz Taming Conditioner
WARNING: Do not use if you are allergic
to eggs! In a bowl, mix together 4
tablespoon of plain yogurt (no low-fat) and
one egg. After shampooing, pour the yogurt-egg
mix onto your head and thoroughly massage
it into your hair, working from roots to tips
to make sure all your hair gets coated. Leave
this on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse out well with
lots of cool (not hot or warm) water. This is
especially good for softening up dry hair and
preventing flyaways and frizzies.
Massage ground cucumber or watermelon
(use a food processor for best results) into
freshly shampooed hair and leave on your
scalp for 15 minutes before rinsing.
Massage mashed avocado into freshly
shampooed hair and leave on for 15 minutes
Massage mashed peaches — no pits of course,
into wet hair for 15 minutes before rinsing.