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pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe

pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe
pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe UPDATE: (Mar. 2015) I get a LOT of questions about this recipe. Some people love what it does for their hair. Other try waiting through the detox and still can’t get results they love. I wish I had the answer, but natural hair care is tricky. In fact, you can read about some of the common hair issues and what I now recommend for natural hair care in this post. My all natural shampoo recipe is one of my more popular posts. Especially when one of YOU guys helped me see the better solution. My original shampoo recipe, like so many out there online, uses a base of castile soap. Luckily, there are more options. The comment that helped my poor little scalp Some months ago I got a comment from a reader named Amanda on my shampoo recipe. Why restoring your scalp’s pH is important I did a little research and found some amazing information on the importance of proper pH for your scalp. Your scalp, like your skin, ranges in pH between a 4 and 7. Fear not! Ingredients 1. 2. Related:  Hair Care

9 Homemade Tips To Cover Up Grey Hair Image: Shutterstock “Grey hair” is one of the most dreaded night mares for all women, especially those who have crossed the 30 mark! This problem is universal and wide spread among the masses. It is one of the most prominent signs of ageing and premature ageing. We often resort to various methods to cover up our grey hair. 1. This is the number gray hair remedies. However, when you color there are two aspects you must always keep in mind which are how the color looks for your skin tone and the trend for that season. 2. This is perhaps the most effective and natural hair dye to cover up the grey hair when we speak of gray hair home remedies. Make a hair pack with fresh paste of henna and add 3 tsps of amla powder into it.You can also add 1 tsps of coffee powder into the hair pack.Mix all of them with a little amount of water to get a paste consistency.Apply it on hair and keep until it dries.Then wash it off with a mild shampoo. [ Read: Henna Packs for Hair ] 3. How to: 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Discovered a new herbal hair inhibitor (?) Hi All, For a while I was experimenting with some commercial hair inhibitor formulas, such as Kalo and Hair No More. I would apply the formula to one leg, while leaving the other untreated. After several months, there was very little difference, so I was about to give up. However, I had some homemade herbal tinctures lying around, including red clover. I ran across an article indicating red clover may have anti-androgenic properties. I began by shaving both hands. After about three weeks of this, to my great surprise, I have already noticed a clear difference in hair growth on the hands. This could be a random occurrence, but I am encouraged. Anyway, your mileage may vary, but since people on this forum understand the power of herbs (more so than many in the transgender community) I thought I would throw this out there. Hugs,Marina

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:

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

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

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.

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)

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!

8 All-Natural Remedies for Unwanted Gray Hair We personally think gray is beautiful, but we get questions from our community about how to slow down the growth all the time. Of course a good diet, genes and a lifestyle are major contributing factors, but if you are tired of covering them up with commercial color that is laden with chemicals, it may be time to try a more natural home remedy. For hundreds of years women have been taking their gray hair care into their own hands right in their kitchens, and these are a few of the ways they have found success. The following ingredients for these recipes can be found at your local fresh or whole foods markets or health stores. Curry leaves Boil a handful of fresh curry leaves in a tablespoon of coconut oil and strain. Indian gooseberry It is rich in vitamin C and has lots of anti-aging benefits. Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice Mix 3 teaspoons of lemon with some coconut oil, enough for the length of your hair and apply it to your scalp and massage it in. Henna Onion juice Black tea Rosemary & Sage

Apple cider vinegar benefits hair, skin and teeth (NaturalNews) Since the beginning of recorded history, apple cider vinegar has been used as an effective medicine to remedy a wide variety of ailments. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, for instance, was known to treat his patients with apple cider vinegar and honey for serious digestive conditions. Christopher Columbus would store barrels of apple cider vinegar aboard his vessels to guard his sailors from scurvy. Even the feared samurai warriors of Japan often relied upon apple cider vinegar to maintain their strength and stamina. Despite its considerable medicinal uses, however, apple cider vinegar -- which is made by fermenting the sugars from apples -- has more uses than most people realize. Many people dislike applying commercial shampoos to their hair, and for good reason. Fortunately, apple cider vinegar makes a fantastic natural alternative to commercial hair care products. Apple cider vinegar is also good at improving the health of our skin for two reasons. Sources:

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).

Oils and Other Natural Hair Conditioner Alternatives to Apple Cider Vinegar Do you want to go no-poo or already have and aren’t happy with using apple cider vinegar as conditioner? Then this post is for YOU! My no-poo post is the most popular post on my blog, but many have concerns about the smell of the apple cider vinegar, so here are some other natural, non-toxic conditioner options. I did find that ACV works very well for me, but I have changed from using baking soda as shampoo and no longer need apple cider vinegar to condition. See my No Poo Alternatives to Baking Soda as well, in case you’re also tired of baking soda or would like to try something different. Change Up the Old Faithful – Apple Cider Vinegar {Good for Normal to Oily Hair} ACV still works well for me, but I do like to add a few tablespoons (to my 32 ounce bottle) of either castor or jojoba oils to add some moisture. Oils – Counts as a Conditioner, Leave-In Conditioner and Even Styling Cream! Jojoba Oil (buy here). Tired of another DIY? Dr.

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