7 Do-It-Yourself Hair Fixes

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7 Do-It-Yourself Hair Fixes

Not all of us have the money to spend on pricey salon visits every time we have that dreaded bad hair day; that is what Do-It-Yourself treatments are for. Keep reading for our top tips for getting yourself out of a hair jam and into bouncy, pretty hair that will have people thinking you know the latest expensive salon hair secrets!


Static Situation
Mixing 1/2 tsp. of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp. of lime juice with 1/2 C. of water in a spray bottle will take care of your fly-aways. Shake the mixture together. and then spray lightly onto your fly-aways. Store the remaining mixture in your refrigerator for future use. Easy as pie!

Shine On
This folk remedy will guarantee that you will have shiny locks: After you shampoo your hair, rub in a mixture of olive oil, egg yolk, the juice of a lemon and a little bit of beer. Leave the mixture in your hair for 5 minutes and then rinse with warm (then cool) water.

Yolk it Up
Condition your hair with this DIY recipe! Egg and baby oil combine to make your hair sleeker than ever. Use 1 tsp. baby oil, 1 egg yolk and 1 C. water. Beat the egg yolk until it's frothy, add the oil then beat again. Add to the water. Massage into the scalp and throughout your hair; rinse well.

Scalp Soother

Avocado is a natural soother and moisturizer. Process one egg in a blender until frothy. Add 1/2 an avocado, peeled and mashed
and then add 2 Tbs. wheat germ oil, blending until smooth. Use immediately. If you have long hair, divide your hair into several sections then apply the paste first to the scalp and work outward, massaging the paste along the hair shaft. Cover your head with a plastic cap and leave on for 30 minutes. To cleanse your hair, rinse first with lukewarm water for 5 minutes and wash with any mild shampoo.

Epsom? Yessum!

All you need to fight an oily scalp is some Epsom salt combined with your regular everyday shampoo.
Dissolve 3 Tbs. Epsom salt in 1/2 C. of liquid shampoo. Work it into the scalp, then wash again with plain shampoo.
*Use only 1 Tbs. of Epsom salt when the humidity is high. If you are diabetic, please consult with your physician before using any products that contain epsom salt.

Calming Chamomile
If you have a problem with product build-up, try this cleansing rinse with moisturizing coconut oil.
Ingredients
4 oz. distilled water
1 oz. glycerin
8 oz. chamomile tea (let tea steep, then save liquid)
1 oz. coconut oil
1 oz. powdered orrisroot
3 drops tincture of violet or rose
Directions
Mix all together and shake vigorously. Use as a hair rinse, following shampooing.

Everything's Coming Up Roses
Hot Method: Fill a jar with fresh rosemary and cover with sunflower or almond oil. Place the jar up to the neck in a saucepan of water and bring to a medium temperature. Simmer for up to three hours. Strain through filter paper or cloth into a brown glass bottle.
Cold Method: Follow the instructions above, except that the oil should be placed on a sunny windowsill for up to three weeks instead of heated. The process can be repeated with the strained oil infusion and a fresh supply of herbs to make a stronger oil.
To Use: Work the oil into the hair, then cover with plastic wrap and a warm towel. Relax for 30 minutes to an hour, then shampoo.

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