Archive for July, 2009

Hair Treatments You Can Make at Home

Lately, with all that dry summer heat you may need to give your hair a little pick me up. If you don’t have any deep conditioner at home you can still get spa-like hair with these do-it-yourself recipes.

Make your own hair treatments

Make your own hair treatments

Conditioning Mask

If your hair feels lack luster and dry just reach for the olive oil. To make your conditioning mask…

  1. Combine 4 to 5 tablespoons of olive oil with two eggs and one tablespoon of water.
  2. With a blender, combine all the ingredients and apply to dry hair.
  3. Now massage the mixture from root to tip for a few minutes before wrapping your head with saran wrap.
  4. Let sit for 10 minutes, then remove and rinse your hair under warm water.
  5. HANDY TIP: Add one mashed banana to the mix to intensify the conditioning benefits.

Shine Mask

Isn’t it funny how the most effective treatments require the least amount of work?. One tried and true method to increase your shine are a combination of vinegar and egg.

  1. Make sure your hair is towel dried. Then break two eggs into a bowl and apply the contents by handfuls onto your hair.
  2. Make sure that massage it in in for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing with half a cup of white vinegar.
  3. You’ll probably need a strong stomach because it’s quite smelly. Once your hair is dried, your hair will look and feel radiant and soft.

Hair treatments that you can make at home are also listed here on the natural hair care treatment blog post. They’re slightly different than the two listed above.

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Expert Explains How to Color Your Hair At Home

Have you ever wondered how to color your hair on your own? I’ve never had any luck doing it. Usually the next time I went back to my professional stylist she always mentioned that my hair’s been burnt. The only explanation I could give her is that I used  store bought products.

Coloring your hair at home

Coloring your hair at home

She had mentioned that they are full of peroxide…even when they say they aren’t! I’ve just come across a highly rated video done by a professional hair stylist. I thought you might be interested in having a look.

Here’s a list of what you’ll need…

  • Semi-permanent Hair color
  • Developer (unless you bought it at the drugstore, they all come with developer)
  • Flat hair color brushes (get them at any drugstore, in the hair color department)
  • Latex or any kind of rubber gloves
  • Glass or plastic mixing bowl
  • Some Un-Petroleum (her fav, google alba.com, or un-petroleum to find it)or VASELINE
  • A dirty old shirt that you don’t care if you get color on…same with an old towel to wash hair