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Homemade Hairspray - A Simple, Natural Recipe that Saves Money

Homemade Hairspray - A Simple, Natural Recipe that Saves Money
I was so excited to share this recipe for homemade hairspray that I had a hard time conducting an adequate test phase! I’m happy to report that after using it every day for over a month, I’ve been thrilled with the results. (UPDATE: I’ve been using this formula for over two years now, and won’t ever go back to store-bought!) Here’s how and why I make my own hairspray. My Issues with Commercial Hairspray Nowadays I have very thick, curly, long(ish) hair and need to use a generous amount of hairspray no matter how I style it. It’s time for something different. To my delight, Matt received a basic recipe for homemade hairspray from a DIYNatural reader named Charli. I tested the recipe, made a few tweaks, and came up with this wonderful recipe. Citrus-Lavender Hairspray Step 1 Cut a whole orange or lemon into wedges and combine with 2 cups water in a small pot. Step 2 Strain liquid through cheesecloth into a measuring cup. Step 3 Step 4 A Few Things to Note Related:  Hair Care

A Fourth Leaf: Leave-in Hair Growth Treatment Since donating my hair, I've had an obsession with attempting to grow my hair the longest I can in the fastest way. In a previous post, I made a wash-out oil treatment. This treatment has a lot of the same ingredients, but it's a daily leave-in spray. So obviously I didn't make enough to fill this spray bottle, but in my defense, I was going to use a smaller bottle. Here's what you'll need and an estimation of how much of each I used: 2 bags - Camomile tea (make sure it's 100% camomile) or Peppermint tea 1/2 tbs - Dry Rosemary leaves 5 tsp - Lemon juice (from the bottle or the real thing) I added this to lighten my hair - you may skip it if you wish. 1 cup - water (Just a side note, chamomile will lighten hair - especially if exposed to heat or sun.) Heat up your water and put in into a cup or jar to steep with the two chamomile tea bags. Take the Rosemary leaves and grind them as fine as possible. Remove the tea bags and stir in the lemon juice! Now stir in the Rosemary leaves.

Natural Hair Dye, homemade hair color, for fashion sheep and trendsetters Making and using your own Natural Hair Dye is waaaaay more fun than anything you can buy out there. And we’re not even speaking of the safety aspect, those store bought chemical hair dyes are packed with?…yes, 1000 points for you: Chemicals!! This is for all who want to keep it natural, obviously. These homemade hair dye recipes contain pure natural ingredients. And yes, it will take you a bit longer to get to the same sort of result, because these natural hair color recipes are not as concentrated. Not only are they easy and fun to make, but also very affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinet Adding color never hurt anyone Not for Sheep… We want to make a point about Skin Tone and choice of color, at least what others lead you to believe; your new hair color should complement your skin tone. E.g. But of course you can also use these homemade hair color recipes to cover or slightly accent your current style. How to do it:

Honey and cinnamon cures - do they really work? Here's what you need to know (NaturalNews) Hopeful newcomers to holistic health marvel at reports about honey and cinnamon as a miracle cure-all. On the other hand, alternative health skeptics scoff at the notion of cinnamon and honey as medicine, pointing out that the plethora of articles about the curative benefits of this food duo originated with a 1995 article in the tabloid newspaper Weekly World News. The truth is that cinnamon and honey have been used to promote health for centuries, but their efficacy depends largely on a lifestyle of energetic activity and whole foods.In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), cinnamon is viewed as possessing heat or yang, and is thus used to cure ills stemming from excess yin or coldness. Honey, in this system, is viewed as a neutral substance, balanced between yin and yang. Honey possesses natural anti-bacterial properties. Drinking honey and cinnamon in lukewarm water results in them moving through the bladder and cleansing it, as well as clearing infections there.

Herbs For Hair Growth Top 10 Herbs For Hair Growth image to repin / shareHerbs background pic © Elena Moiseeva - Fotolia.com Please share this page: Google + StumbleUpon Reddit Baldness, thinning hair, receding hairline - whatever you want to call it, hair loss is a concern many experience particularly during mid to late adulthood. Other factors mentioned by the American Academy of Dermatology include improper hair care like poor diet; health disorders like anaemia and thyroid conditions; treatments like chemotherapy and certain medications; and innate conditions like alopecia and menopause. [1] Your hair is not just a part of your head or body but has become a symbol of beauty, health and status, making it aptly called your 'crowning glory'. So rather than spending much on harsh mixed chemicals or turning to drastic solutions like expensive hair transplants or drug therapies to stimulate hair growth, why not give herbal remedies a try for a more natural, cheaper, gentler and safer approach? Aloe vera Horsetail

How to Repair Your Hair with Olive Oil After a long winter’s exposure to dry indoor heat, our hair needs some nourishing relief! Here’s the simple solution. This easy hair treatment will result in healthier, more manageable hair and a really clean, invigorated scalp. 7 Hair Care Myths Debunked INGREDIENTS (enough for 1 or 2 treatments, depending on the length and thickness of your hair) ½ cup olive oil 5 drops frankincense essential oil (others may be substituted, if you wish) 1 plastic bag that can fit over your hair 1. 2. 3. 4. Find more olive oil beauty tips here. Related:Is Your Shampoo Dangerous? Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998). Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998).

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Hair Mask Recipe – Longer Fuller Softer Silky Hair Print this Post Long, glorious, beautiful, shiny hair…isn’t that every woman’s dream at one point or another ? Summer and Winter tend to be the harshest seasons that can take a toll on your hairs health. Summer: exposure to harsh chlorine, long hours spent soaking in the hot sun and overuse of styling products, your hair is bound to brittle and screaming for moisture. Winter: exposure to extreme temperature differences, heavy winds and even snow can rob your hair of it’s moisture and natural shine. No need to buy fancy hair masks, when you can find everything you need in your kitchen. Combine: 1 tsp. honey 2 tsp. olive oil 1 -2 tsp. coconut oil 1 large egg Massage into dry hair with your fingertips ( boosts circulation to the scalp ) Let it soak in nourishing your hair for at least 10 to 15 minutes… longer the better Shampoo your hair as you normally would and finish with your favorite conditioner Spectrum Refined Organic Coconut Oil — 14 fl oz ( Multi-Pack)

Things that make me smile... Top 100 Best Love Songs Of All Time Love songs are central to pop music. It is quite possibly the most common topic for pop songwriters. Narrowing the list down is not easy, but these are 100 of the best love songs of all time. 100. Courtesy Fiction Records Robert Smith, leader of the pop new wave band the Cure, wrote this song as a gift to his future wife. Watch Video 98. Courtesy Columbia Kenny Loggins wrote "Danny's Song" as a gift to his brother Danny on the birth of his son Colin. Watch Video Shampoo Bar Soap Recipe - Nightly I begin my journey into soap making almost 2 years ago. It all started when I read this post and began to understand how easy and cost-effective making my own really is! I am by no means a soap making expert. I usually stick to pretty basic recipes and I haven’t experimented much with scents or creative designs. Hot processed soap is the way to go for me. Determine Your Method There are so many recipes and soap-making methods out there. I would also recommend borrowing a few of these books from the library if you really find yourself wanting to know more: Handcrafted Soap by Dolores BooneThe Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller CavitchThe Natural Soap Book by Susan Miller Cavitch Why shampoo bar soap and not just baking soda? What a great question! I have long hair and I was so frustrated. I really didn’t want to be dependent on store-bought shampoo! So I set out to create a solution! Purchase these handcrafted Herbal Silk Shampoo Bars via Roots + Reverie on Etsy. Gather The Supplies Alright!

DIY Body Wash! Turn a $1 Bar of Soap into Luxurious Body Wash! As you know, I enjoy the Dollar Tree....A LOT. While I was there picking up supplies for our DIY Halloween T-Shirts, I came across a bar of Oil of Olay. I'm not a fan of bar soap but I thought I could turn it into a body wash. Here's what you're going to need: Bar of Soap (any kind)Cheese Grater (or knife if the soap is soft enough)WaterMeasuring cup (1 cup)PotHeat Safe SpoonStoveContainer for your Body Wash Your first step is to grate your soap. I only grated half of my bar. Now, since I didn't want a ton of body wash, I only added 2 cups of water. Place your pot over your stove and turn it on to a medium heat. My skin has been a bit dry lately so I added a cup of coconut milk for added moisture. After your soap flakes or chunks have dissolved, turn off your stove and let your mixture cool several hours. If you add water, heat it up and stir again. If you find your mixture is the right consistency and it's nice and cool, add it to your container! That's all there is to it!

Natural mosquito repellents (NaturalNews) Mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the outdoors, especially if you're trying to host guests. The faint buzzing reminds us of those pesky pricks we receive when we least expect it. Soon thereafter the itching and swelling begins as our bodies react to the foreign attack. Sometimes deadly, the mosquito bite is more of a nuisance than anything. The itch and swelling can last anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks. Carbon Dioxide/ Lactic Acid: When we have been exercising or working vigorously, our bodies give off more carbon dioxide. Dark Clothing: Mosquitoes are highly attracted to dark clothing. Fruity/ Flowery Fragrances: Another thing that attracts mosquitoes are certain scents. Moisture: When perspiring, mosquitoes are drawn not only to the chemicals that are released as a direct result of sweating, but also to the humidity around our body. Forget using commercial varieties of mosquito repellent. Some oils include: 1.

All Natural Herbal Hair Color Recipes Since I posted by recipes for homemade shampoo and DIY dry shampoo I’ve gotten a few emails asking about natural/herbal options for hair color. I’ve experimented with natural hair lightening in the past, but hadn’t tried dark or red shades. Many wasted herbs and a bunch of randomly colored streaks on the underside of my hair later, I figured out some good dark and red options as well! I started with sandy blonde hair, so I used the lightening herbs on most of my head, and I’m the blondest I’ve been since childhood (with some interesting red/brown streaks underneath). These are natural colors and as such will create natural hues on your hair. Also, I haven’t tried these on dyed/chemically treated hair, so I don’t know how it reacts with those types of hair! Herbs for Light Hair I’ve tried several basic herbal variations including: Pure, strong Chamomile Tea (brewed with 1/2 cup herbs per 2 cups water) and sprayed or poured on hair and left on for several hours. Ingredients: Ingredients:

Thank you! I'm really excited about making this. I have identical twin girls that NEED hairspray because they have natural curls. They have asthma though and the chemicals in store bought sprays trigger their asthma. I cannot wait to make this (with them.) This is by far the best pearl I've found! :-) by kayceejones Aug 26

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