Beer is a Boon for natural Beauty
It’s Superbowl week and a lot of thought is being given to beer. We here at Natural Beauty and Health for Women are thinking about beer also, but not pouring it down our throats, but pouring it on our heads.
Rinsing your hair with beer is a great way to get rich of excess oil that dulls your hair. Beer will also make your hair shiny while adding volume and body.
Beer works well as a hair rinse because of the proteins found in the malt and hops, which serve to rebuild and repair hair damage. The vitamin B and natural sugars in the beer add shine and body. Flat beer works best to rinse hair, and it helps not to have too strong an odor (it’s not so naturally beautiful to walk around smelling like a brewery – except maybe in the Pacific Northwest!). Shampoo and rinse out your hair as usual. Pour the warm flat beer on your head and massage it into your hair. Rinse with warm water and get ready for shiny, lustrous locks.
Hollywood celebrities, when they’re not drinking it, applaud the benefits of beer for shiny, silky hair. Catherine Zeta-Jones says that she washes her hair in a mixture of beer and honey.
For a beautifying beer hair rinse, combine 1 ounce of water, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar see previous post V is for Vinegar – ACV for Natural Health), 1 ounce of flat beer, and 5 drops of your favorite essential oil. Rub the mixture throughout hair. Rinse with warm water to remove stubborn buildup and enhance shine.
Jojoba Oil is a rich moisturizing natural oil and added to beer will provide luster and luxuriousness. Add one teaspoon of jojoba oil to one cup of warm, flat beer and after shampooing and rinsing, pour it on your head and work it. Rinse with warm water for a Beautiful Boost of Natural Beauty for your Bangs (and the rest of your hair!).
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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!
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.
Help My Greasy Hair
Thanks for helping my hair!
“Grease” and the Fonz might have re-popularized the swarthy, oily, slicked-back look of the 50s, but when you wake up in the morning with a headful of oil, do you feel like dancing?
Oily hair can be a big problem for naturally beautiful women and there are lots of natural ways to make your hair less stick and more slick and shiny!
For an oily scalp, mix together (believe it or not!) equal portions of mouthwash and witch hazel solution. Apply to hair using a cotton ball. The mouthwash works as an astringent while the witch hazel has antiseptic properties.
For rinsing your oily hair, you choose either the juice of two fresh lemons or two tablespoons of vinegar and mix together in four cups of distilled water. This cleans away any excessive sebum from your scalp and your hair, and makes your hair look less greasy and more soft and silky.