Saturday, October 26, 2013

Rosemary-Thyme Rinse




Makes 12 ounces


Rosemary and thyme have been used for centuries to darken hair and 
keep it soft and silky. They also have natural antiseptic properties, which give 
this rinse the added bonus of keeping your scalp healthy and clean. After 
several uses, you will notice the results. Herbal rinses need to build up over 
time, but the advantage is that your hair will darken quite subtly and 
naturally. 


• 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves or 1/2 tablespoon dried
• 1 
tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tablespoon dried
• 2 cups boiling 
water


 1. Place herbs in a glass bowl and pour boiling water over them. Allow leaves 
to steep until cool. Strain liquid and pour into a clean container. 

2. 
To use: After shampooing, pour the rinse over your hair. Do not 
rinse.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Baking Soda Clarifying Rinse

Clarifying your hair is a way to remove the build-ups some products leave on your hair
which can make your hair dull and lifeless. Regular household baking soda
(sodium Bicarbonate) is an easy clarifier to use. Baking soda naturally lifts grease and product residue from your hair. I clarify my hair once a month. I notice that my conditioners are more effective and my hair is shiny and bouncy.


Directions:

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 - 2 cups warm water

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle or cup. Wet hair and spray or pour the rinse on your hair and work it through. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then shampoo with your regular shampoo, condition and seal.



Sunday, November 4, 2012

Honey Treatment

Honey is a natural humectant, which means that it holds on to water molecules. This makes it a great moisturizer. Honey hair treatments are great for conditioning hair and adding sheen. Honey is also super rich in sulfur, iron, zinc and vitamins B1, B2, B3- all nutrients that aid in hair growth.

You’ll need:

½ cup honey, 2 tablespoon olive oil (Be sure to apply to freshly shampooed hair)
Mix honey with olive oil. Heat mixture in microwave for 30 seconds. Apply to hair, then cover head with shower cap for 15-30 minutes. Rinse out with shampoo/conditioner and style as usual.

Banana and Egg Conditioner

Bananas are rich in natural oils and vitamins that help to restore hair’s natural elasticity- which will prevent breakage and split ends. Bananas, when used as a deep conditioning treatment, will also soften, restore shine and control dandruff.

You’ll need:

1 banana (peeled), 1 egg, tablespoons milk, 5 tablespoons olive oil (Be sure to apply to freshly shampooed hair).
Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Apply the mixture to your hair- from root to end. Let soak into your hair for about 15- 30 minutes. Rinse out with shampoo/conditioner and style as usual.

Avocado and Egg Treatment


I love the way avocado makes my hair feel....Avocado is great for quick softening, moisturizing and deep conditioning. They are rich in fatty acids which are very nourishing for dry, brittle hair. Avocados are also rich in vitamins, protein and amino acids to promote healthy and stronger hair.

You’ll need:

1 avocado (peeled), 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon jojoba oil (Be sure to apply to freshly shampooed hair)
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Massage mixture into scalp and hair. Leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse out with shampoo/conditioner and style as usual.