Thursday, August 18, 2011

Your Hair Will Love These Herbal Secrets! Pt. 2

G'morning all!

Welcome to part two of recipes your hair will love; today is some great recipes for conditioners and masks.
There will also be a third post that will include recipes especially beneficial to colored and over styled hair...even a Citrus Hair Spray!


Conditioners & Rinses

Honey Conditioning Hair Pack~This recipe will help condition hair cuticles, resulting in shiny, smooth locks.
  • 1/2 cup honey or molasses
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Stir the honey or molasses  and oil together until well mixed.

To Use~ Apply the entire mixture to dry hair and massage it into both hair and scalp. Place a shower cap or plastic wrap over your hair and leave the treatment on 20 to 30 minutes. Wash and condition as usual.

Yields: 4 oz

Natural-Clay Hair Mask~Clay is great on oily hair due to it's ability to draw out surface impurities from your scalp to keep it clean and healthy and to promote new hair growth.
  • 1/4 cup natural clay powder
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 182 tsp apple cider vinegar
Stir all ingredients together until smooth.

To Use: Massage the entire mixture into clan, damn hair. Wrap your hair in  a warm towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 10-45 minutes, then rinse well with warm water. You may need to rinse hair for several minutes remove all of the clay, depending on your hair length.

Yields: 2oz

Refreshing Mint Hair Rinse~This rinse is great when you need a quick pick me up for dull, limp locks, The vinegar removes buildup and residue to get your scalp.. Really clean, Min t will give your hair that tingly fresh feeling.
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1-2 tbsp dried mint leaves(or use tea bags)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Pour the boiling water over the dried mint leaves and let them steep until cool. Strain the liquid and stir in the vinegar, pour into a clean container.

To Use:Shampoo and conditon your hair a usual then apply the entire rinse mixture to your hair. Massage into scalp and work it through your hair do not rinse. Dry your hair as normal

Cleansing Hair Rinse~It's a good idea to use a cleaning hair rinse monthly to remove any surface build-up on your hair from styling gels, hair sprays, or before dying. If you have a favorite herbal vinegar, you can substitute it for the apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar or herbal vinegar
  • 2 cups water
Mix together and after shampooing, pour this rinse over your hair and massage it in. Rise again with the coolest water you can stand for at least one full minute; dry and style your hair as usual.

Next post will be part 3, Recipes that are especially beneficial for colored and styled hair....

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