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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.

Mes 3 premiers mois sans shampooing… | Échos verts Tout a commencé en octobre, mois pendant lequel je m’étais lancé l’éco-défi suivant: tester et adopter un maximum d’éco-alternatives zéro déchet dans la salle de bains. Comme en témoigne mon bilan, malgré mon refus d’abandonner lentilles de contact, papier toilette, épilation et ma difficulté à trouver des éco-alternatives adéquates pour le brossage de dents et la protection solaire j’ai réussi à éliminer 70% des déchets dans ma salle de bains grâce à des produits aussi écologiques que pratiques… sauf qu’après un mois d’essai je n’étais pas satisfaite du résultat des shampooings zéro déchet testés. Après avoir galéré avec le shampooing solide, j’ai essayé un shampooing vendu dans une boutique où tout s’achète en vrac dans des flacons rechargeables et comme je l’explique dans cet article, aucun de ces deux produits ne m’a convenu. Les miracles du no-poo Voilà donc trois mois que ma chevelure vit sa vie sans shampooing tout en étant tout à fait propre. Mes produits “no-poo” J'aime :

Quick & Easy Home Baked Pizza Instead of putting up a fight today – I’m gonna join the US Congress in their recent declaration – Pizza is a Vegetable! This statement becomes completely true, when you start off with a “flour free” whole foods crust like a sprouted grain tortilla and load a big bowl of vegetables on top. I have a feeling this pizza will become a staple in your household, like it has mine. The freshness in taste goes beyond any frozen pizza could ever deliver. When I suggest one of these pizzas to my husband for dinner, I usually hear a big “OH YEAH!” This recipe will bring upon cheers from your loved ones, friends and family! Food Babe’s Pizza is a Vegetable Pizza 1 Ezekiel sprouted wheat tortilla4 tablespoons of tomato/pizza sauce1 garlic clove minced¼ cup onions chopped¼ cup green peppers chopped¼ cup broccoli chopped5 black olives sliced1 ounce of organic mozzarella cheese (Optional)½ ounce of raw parmesan cheese (Optional)crushed red pepper for sprinkling Enjoy with a big green salad. Are you vegan?

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

Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo and Body Wash Recipe This week, another one of my recipes was featured on CoconutOil.com. This recipe for homemade coconut milk shampoo and body wash is awesome! I love it and am completely hooked. It leaves my hair feeling soft, smooth, and conditioned. by Jessica Espinoza CoconutOil.com For anyone who wants to live a healthier life and reduce their exposure to toxins, the first place to look is at our health and beauty products. Finding replacements for these products can sometimes be frustrating. This recipe started out as just a shampoo recipe, but after using it on our hair, we quickly realized that it made a wonderful body wash as well. The three versions that I am sharing are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to scent combinations. It might seem strange not to have a conditioner to follow your shampoo, but I have found that my hair feels soft and smooth after using this coconut milk shampoo. Recipe Ingredients Shampoo / Body Wash Base: Tea Tree Shampoo Herbal Blend Shampoo and Body Wash

“The Metaphysical Gardener’s Guide, Vol. 6: Pass the Dutchie from the left hand side”, More Psychedelic Marijuana Art for Meditation and Joy Expansion. A Zen Pagan Co-Creates with Randomness. | Sacred Square: Inner Journeys in the Outer World Ahhh, the plant and flower art continues. More specifically in this case, the marijuana art. For those of you unfamiliar with my process, here’s a brief overview. I take pictures of things, manipulate the color range of those pictures and then rearrange them to what you see in this post. I also spray blast, or use spray paint to create some of my work. Interesting things happen during this process. Exploring the psychedelic and meditation art that results from this process has lead me further along the path and opened new doors. But enough rambling on the nature of weed and my socio-political views, because whether you get high or not, you gotta admit, these pieces look really beautiful both in color and form. Here’s “Marijuana 5″… Aerial view of Mayan ruins? Here’s “Marijuana 6″… There is a symmetrical beauty, an almost cosmic consciousness to these. Here’s “Marijuana 7″… And here’s “Marijuana 8″… Beautiful stuff. Yours in creating new possibilities and realities…Cosmo P.S. Like this:

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:

Adventures in Homemade Shampoo In the past three months, M has opened my side of the medicine cabinet and asked “who are you?” at least five times. My side of the bathroom medicine cabinet is now filled with oils and jars of strange liquid (in addition to about 20 bottles of nail polish). The grapeseed and caster oils replaced my face wash. The jar of apple cider vinegar and water has replaced my toner…and a giant jar of coconut oil has replaced my moisturizer. I’m on a campaign to gradually switch my conventional body care products out for more natural ones. My face care transition started in January. I wasn’t quite ready to go “no poo.” Luckily I came across a post on the Edible Perspective about homemade skin care products, that had a recipe for homemade shampoo using coconut milk and Castile soap. Lavender Coconut Shampoo Ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/3 cup lavender Castile soap Just mix the coconut milk and the soap in a jar. So easy. I really like this shampoo. About Allison

How to Get Rid of Blackheads (with Quiz) Steps Method 1 of 16: Glue Trick 1Acquire some simple non toxic glue. 3Apply glue to troubled areas. Method 2 of 16: Squeezing Them 1Warm your skin. Method 3 of 16: Cotton ball Cure 1Use a mild exfoliant to remove cells and expose. 2Pat your face dry with a clean, fresh towel.3Place a slightly warm compress on your face for approximately 10-15 minutes in order to soften the blackhead, making it easier to remove.4Pat your face again. 5Place a cotton-ball on the tip of each finger. Method 4 of 16: Toothbrush And Toothpaste 1Apply an inch-sized amount of toothpaste on the toothbrush. 2Wet the toothbrush and wet the affected area. Method 5 of 16: AHAs (Extra) 1Purchase a cream containing an AHA (alpha hydroxy acids).2Apply a small amount of cream to the affected areas. Method 6 of 16: Lime Juice 1Make a lotion with equal parts of lime juice, almond oil and glycerin. 2Apply your lotion to your face. Method 7 of 16: Honey Trick Method 8 of 16: Egg Whites 1Beat an egg white. 1Wet your face. Tips Ad

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 Shampoo Greasy hair. I don’t know if it’s just a guy thing, or if everyone’s afflicted once you hit puberty. Whatever the case, my hair was greasy. I tried all kinds of shampoos, but nothing stuck, from the gentlest to the most powerful. They’d all be great for 12 hours, but I had to wash my hair daily to maintain any semblance of un-greasy (I know, wash my hair daily?? Thing is, almost every standard drugstore shampoo out there has similar active ingredients. So awhile back, I got to thinking – your body has this funny way of reacting to the environment and adjusting to the conditions. As usual, I started nosing around and found a few non-traditional hair cleaning methods. Homemade Shampoo Recipe The easy method to make your own homemade shampoo is this: add 1/4 cup castile soap to an empty shampoo (or other) bottle. The easier method is this: use a clear bottle. I will warn you – when you start this, your hair will feel greasier than ever. Special bonus tip! Adventures in Homemade Shampoo

My Website / Blog | Just another WordPress site 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

Marie, la fille qui a adopté un shampooing slow Si vous lisez ce blog, vous savez que la plupart des shampooings en parfumerie et en grande surface sont bourrés d’agents émulsifiants irritants et/ou polluants (les fameux Sodium Laureth/lauryl Suflate et leurs analogues). On ne parle même pas des conservateurs, parfums synthétiques et silicones qu’ils contiennent. Beurk ! Seulement voilà, ils sentent bon, ils sont assez efficaces, leur prix est imbattable et on les trouve partout. Et si on les remplaçait par des shampooings bio ou de l’argile, comme l’a fait Marie, une ex-addict des cosmétiques conventionnels… Témoignage ! Non mais qui c’est cette fille ? Marie est une jeune femme active. Ayant découvert la Slow Cosmétique en septembre dernier, elle s’est cependant mise à se poser quelques questions lors de ses achats beauté. Le témoignage de Marie : “Cher Julien, J’ai découvert le concept de slow cosmétique en écoutant ton interview sur France info. Et voilà, depuis lors je m’éclate en me faisant mon huile pour le visage. Marie.”

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