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C is for Color Care with Chamomile

Chamomile for Blonde Natural Beauty

For those of you who are the popular blonde babes that we talked about before (see previous post B is for Bundchen the Blonde Bombshell), you can keep your hair looking light and bright by using chamomile flowers in a hair rinse.

To make a great hair rinse, get some dried chamomile flowers (available in natural foods or crafts stores) and some lemongrass.  The chamomile will add shine to the hair, while the essential oils in the lemongrass will coat and protect the hair.

Boil 6 cups water and add 2 tablespoons loose chamomile tea and
2 tablespoons loose lemongrass tea (you can also add some nice smelling essential oils – like lemongrass).  Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.  Strain and cool and then pour the cooled mixture into a spray bottle.  Keep refrigerated.

Next time you shower and wash your hair, spray your blonde locks with the chamomile mixture and your hair will be shiny, golden and silky.  To increase the golden glow, go out in the sunshine and your hair will lighten and brighten even more!

Another great chamomile rinse for your blonde hair is an infused Chamomile Vinegar, using one of our favorite natural health ingredients, Apple Cider Vinegar (see V is for Vinegar – ACV for Natural Health).

  • Approx 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers
  • Peel from 1 lemon
  • 20 drops chamomile essential (optional)

Mix the chamomile flowers and lemon peel in a clean glass jar, and cover with the vinegar so that the flowers and peel are covered completely.  Leave in a warm dark place for about 2 weeks, giving a gentle shake daily.  Rinse as directed for the first recipe!

Cool Color with Chamomile!

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T is for Tomatoes on your Tresses – Too Too Terrific

Tomato Hair Rinse for Natural Beauty

Tomatoes Good for your Hair's Natural Beauty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a dog?  Did it ever get sprayed by a skunk?  Then you know the cure for skunk smell is tomato juice.  Tomatoes aren’t fabulous just for skunk head, they’re pretty good for some other head uses.  Any kind of hair product will restore your hair’s pH to normal, as well as get rid of swimming pool chlorine.

Ketchup really can’t be classified as a vegetable (sorry President Reagan), but it is great mixed with oil for dry hair.  Mix the ketchup with a tablespoon of some good oil (sweet almond or extra virgin or avocado) and apply to hair. Leave the ketchup mixture on your hair for 10 15 minutes.  The proteins in the mixture will repair some damage from dryness and pollution.

If your hair is blonde, only leave it on your hair for a very short time as it will leave some red residue.

But if your hair has turned green because you didn’t listen to my recommendations on how to cut down on chemical damage from chlorine (See Previous Post - C is for Chlorine – Cutting Down on Chemical Challenges), never fear.  Get some pure organic tomato juice or tomato sauce and put it on your hair.  Leave it in for 15 minutes (less for blondes!) and rinse it out.  You should be green-free and totally tress-terrific!

 

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R is for Rosemary for Rockingly Radiant Roots and tResses

Rosemary for Natural Beauty for your Hair

Looking to rid your hair of dryness?  Get it to be more radiant?  Rock the red carpet with richly beautiful locks?  Grab some of that rosemary that is growing all around you and whip up a concoction that will make your hair shiny and naturally beautiful!

Rosemary essential oil helps to stimulate the hair follicles which can make your hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature loss of hair and even graying of hair.   If you rinse brown hair with rosemary oil, it will keep it looking a bit darker.  Rosemary essential oil is also great for relieving dry and flaky scalps.

To make a wonderful conditioner that will make your hair healthy,  put a few drops of rosemary oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and rub it through your towel-dried hair.   You can also put a bit of the oil on your comb or brush and use them to comb your hair.  Then dry it and style it and look ravishingly radiant!

A simple, healthful water infusion can be made by putting several handfuls of rosemary into a water-filled pot, bring the water to a boil, and gently simmering for about 10 – 15 minutes.  Let the mixture cool, strain it into a clean container, and pour throughout your hair just after shampooing.  The aroma of rosemary is delicious in your hair!

Rosemary combined with raw organic Apple Cider Vinegar (see previous post – V is for Vinegar – ACV for Natural Health) is a great way to treat dull, dry and droopy hair that tends to fall out.  To prepare the mixture, fill a clean jar or bottle with dried or fresh rosemary sprigs and pour raw, unheated apple cider vinegar over the herbs, completely covering the herbs.  Seal the jar and let the mixture infuse for at least two weeks in a dark place, shaking the jar occasionally.   Use once a week as a hair rinse,  mixing several tablespoons of the rosemary vinegar with lukewarm water and pouring the mixture onto your scalp and hair.   This rosemary rinse is so remarkable, you will begin to notice the difference in just a week or two – and you will start to have Radiant Rosemary tResses!

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J is for JoJoba – Just natural oil for your hair and skin

Jojoba - Desert Juice for Natural Beauty

Jojoba oil is a pure and natural plant extract produced in the seed of the the Desert Jojoba shrub.  Jojoba is the nearest thing to human sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands which serves to make the skin and hair waterproof and to protect them from drying out.  Too little and your skin and hair will be dry and itchy, too much and you might find yourself with a case of acne.

Jojoba has many uses for us naturally beautiful women.  It can be used straight as a face and body moisturizer.  You can put some on a cotton pad and use it to remove eye makeup while it conditions your lashes.  It’s a great alternative to store-bought lip balm.  A few drops a day will keep your cuticles in great shape.  To get rid of split ends, rub a few drops on the ends of your hair before blow drying.  And if you want a great hair rinse to make your hair sexy and shiny – try this jojoba and beer hair conditioner:

1 cup warm beer

1 teaspoon jojoba oil

Mix together the warm beer and jojoba oil; if the beer is cold, the oil will harden (jojoba has a waxy consistency when cold). Shampoo and rinse as usual. Pour the conditioner over your head and massage into your scalp and hair. Rinse well. Lightly shampoo and rinse again if your hair feels oily.

 

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H is for Healthy Homemade Hair Products, Part 2

Homemade Hair Products for Naturally Beautiful Hair

For a fantastic homemade hair conditioner that will detangle and make your hair shine, mayonnaise is a great conditioner, especially for dry hair.   Depending on the length of your hair, apply approximately 1/2 cup of mayonnaise to your dry hair. Work into hair really well and then cover your hair with a plastic bag, allowing to set for about 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and then shampoo as usual.

Hair Masks are wonderful for deep conditioning at least once a month and they, too, can come straight out of your kitchen.

DEEP CONDITION WITH OLIVE OIL AND HONEY AND ACV

Ingredients
1 tbl. Olive OiL
2 tbl. Honey
1 tbl. Apple cider vinegar

Method
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and apply it to the hair and scalp. Use a wide toothed comb to comb through the hair and evenly spread the hair mask. Let it stay for an hour and then wash off with lukewarm water. This is one of the best home hair mask recipes.

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the rinses you can put in your hair for a shiny, lustrous crowning glory of a head!  See previous post – V is for Vinegar – ACV for Natural Health!

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