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Hair Care Treatments From Your Kitchen

Updated on December 25, 2016

Get Great Looking Hair With Homemade Hair Care Treatments

Here are a few easy helpful tips that could help improve the health, and the look of your hair, while at the same time save you money. Great hair could be as close as your kitchen cupboard.

Purchase some coconut oil for your pantry. Coconut oil has been a popular oil treatment for thousands of years. Coconut oil can keep hair strong, and work to vitalize hair against the signs of aging. If you were to visit India today, you would see women in their 70's who still have healthy shiny black hair. This is partially due to the coconut oil that is present in their hair care products. Apply coconut oil to hair, massage it in, and allow it to work overnight for best results. It's wise to cover hair with saran wrap if you're worried about your linen's. Rinse out in your morning shower. Enjoy the wonderful shine and texture throughout the day.



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Salt can be a great voluminous for your hair.

.Want to know a secret? The wonderful tousled Victoria's Secret models' bed hair" look comes from salt. Yes Salt, salt if left in hair as it dries will leaves it full-bodied, not to mention full and sexy. Just Add 1 tablespoon of salt to 4 oz of water in a spray bottle. After washing, and conditioning your hair, spritz the salt spray all over hair, comb hair a bit with fingers, scrunch it up a bit, allow to dry naturally look. Again lightly style your "Do" with your fingers or a styling pick. Your hairdo will not only look free and natural sexy, but it will only cost you a bit of salt!


Baking Soda

Don't save that Baking Soda for baking cookies.

Could your hair benefit from a good cleaning. Is it feeling weighed down from product build up, that you can't seem to ever wash out? Well, save your hard earned cash, don't buy an expensive clarifying shampoo. Open your pantry and pull out the Baking soda. Hey, think how well it cleans a refrigerator, plus it's a natural deodorizer. Mix a bit of baking soda into your shampoo, use the palm of your hand, add shampoo, and baking soda, make a paste, wet your hair well, and add mixture to wet hair, suds up as usual for a deep and thorough cleaning, rinse well. Let your hair breathe, and enjoy the oh-so clean feeling of wonderfully clean hair.

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Chamomile - Stop and Smell The Flowers Blondie

For gorgeous natural blonde highlights, mix up some chamomile tea, and keep it handy in the fridge. Women have known about the wonderful benefits in Chamomile for hundreds of years. Chamomile has properties that work to bring out highlights in hair, and also adds a great shine. To add beautiful highlights to your hair add 6 tea bags for every 8 oz of water for best results. "After washing and conditioning, rinse with cool water, then spritz hair with the chamomile tea and let dry. Not only will your hair have highlights that sparkle in the sun, you'll smell great too!"

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For Red Head Heads - Hibiscus tea is great for enhancing highlights in red hair.

Tip: Mix a strong pot of tea using 10 tea bags of Hibiscus tea, with 10 cups of boiling water. Allow tea to steep, and cool, then pour into a spray bottle, and spritz on hair that is 70% air dried. Don't rinse or shampoo for 24 hours afterwards. The highlights emerge even stronger if you're in the sun for a few hours.

Rosemary - Want To Promote Hair Growth?

Rosemary oil can really boost hair growth., as well as improve its texture, shine and thickness.

Tip: Every night, put two drops of rosemary oil on your hair brush and gently brush hair both over, and under". You can also take a few drops and rub directly into your scalp for extra stimulation.

More Hair Help - From Your Kitchen

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Hair Help - From Your Kitchen

What causes dry hair? Dry hair is one of the biggest problem women have. There are multiple factors that can cause dry hair, over tinting, perming, blow drying, over using your flat iron, sun, wind - not to mention "aging". All these factors can attribute to dry hair. It's evident that some of these factors cannot be readily changed, but it's a fact all the above mentioned can, and will attribute to robbing hair of its natural moisture, and leave it dry, brittle and unmanageable.

Is your hair in need of help, is it dry, lack luster or has all the body that it once had up and left it flat? You know your hair needs rescuing, but you find yourself on a small budget due to the depressed economy? Well, I have some great easy hair treatments that you can mix up right in your own kitchen, and you probably have most of the ingredients right in your pantry. Not only are my homemade remedies tried and true, but economical too.

Brushing your hair really helps, brushing from the roots out to the ends can help to promote healthy shiny hair. It is a home hair treatment that will help moisturize the scalp with its own natural oils. Brushing also promotes hair growth, by increasing circulation to the scalp. This added moisture can aid in softening the hair, and spread around the natural oils that can help hair regain its shine as well as youthful look.

Important note: Use only a natural bristle, brush. Plastic or metal can be harmful for repeated brushing.


Leave In Rinse - Great For Dry Hair

To add moisture and shine to your hair.

Try this leave in rinse:

Mix 1 1/2 teaspoon honey to 5 cups of warm water. After shampooing your hair pour the mixture over hair, massage it lightly to make sure the mixture is reaching all parts of the hair. Leave it in, style. To bring out highlights - add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the mixture.

Moisturizing Hair Conditioner - This Moisturizing Hair Conditioner adds great hydration, plus loads of shine.

1 ½ cup honey

1/4 cup of olive oil,

Four drops essential oil of rosemary

Mix all 3 ingredients in a small bowl . Wet hair towel dry then apply the mixture sparingly to dampened hair. Let sit for 10 minutes lightly shampoo mixture out rinse well. You will be so pleased at the shine, and hydration you will get from this treatment. it smells heavenly too.

If you have some left don't toss it away, apply the leftover mixture to extra dry skin areas, like knees, elbows, let set 30 minutes wipe away with damp washcloth.

Dry flyaway hair - Add a bit of salad dressing to your hair?

1 ripe avocado

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tea lemon

Mash the avocado well, mix in the lemon juice and mayo, and mix all together. Shampoo hair after rinsing, apply the mixture to wet washed hair, wrap it all up in clear kitchen wrap, leave on 30 minutes, rinse well. Style as normal.

Eat Your Way To Beautiful Hair

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You Are What You Eat

I am sure you have heard the old saying "you are what you eat". Well, in the case of healthy hair healthy food can promote healthy hair.

Have you ever considered your diet could be contributing to your problem hair? Scientific studies clearly show food choices clearly affect their one's body. Food provides our body with nutrients. If the right nutrients are obtained from the wholesome foods , the body has the best chances of staying healthy.

Today many of the foods we eat offer nothing but empty calories. Doing little to help our bodies healthy. In regard to foods that will promote healthy hair. Eating foods that are high of omega 3, vitamin A ,vitamin C, vitamin B6.

Just Curious ?

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Great Informative Book On Haircare

Is your hair your hair damaged, and just looks plain unhealthy? If so, boy do I have a book for you! Check out ""Hair Care Rehab , by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy"...

I learned a few very important facts about hair. Number one, unhealthy hair can be inherited, and how aging as well as diet can affect the health of hair. Just to name a few other more evident factors, blow drying, flat irons, sun, wind, coloring, you name it ! All of the above can definitely lead up to dry unhealthy hair. This wonderful book educated me on how good nutrition is vital for healthy hair. Explaining how a good nutritional diet is essential to healthy hair growth, texture, and shine. I like how the author kept it simple. Giving good information on why vitamins will help repair hair, and what vitamins one should consider taking.

I really appreciate the well written section on homemade hair care treatments one can create in their own kitchens. All natural based home remedies that most ingredients can be found in one's pantry. I love "Sivasothy's" buying guide, Which she provides great tips on how to choose "over the counter" hair care products that suit one's hair color, and hair type and condition.

Last But Not Least, after following some of the helpful information, and tips from this book, My hair looks better, it has helped me get to know my own hair type, and how to use treatments that provide the best care solutions. As mentioned above the haircare recipes are easy to make, and I love the results they give. One of my favorite homemade conditioner is the the avocado recipe. It's a great conditioner and left my hair soft, shiny and very easy to manage. It just goes to show you you don't have to spend a ton of cash to condition your hair.

If you are considering purchasing a book on hair care, have a look at all the wonderful reviews this book has received on Amazon. Hey, if you have damaged hair, put it into rehab!

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      josh_t 4 years ago

      Saving money is always good :)

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Love the recipes

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      Thanks for the great lens!

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