Gorgeous Hair Is The Best Revenge

Cleansing
• African Black Soap (Benefits: versatile, affordable, natural, strengthens hair, absorbs moisture from the air and deposits it into hair, softens, eliminates stubborn oil and dirt, increased UV protection, prevents and heals dandruff, creates shine)
• Baking Soda & Water
• Apple Cider Vinegar

Conditioning
• Apple Cider Vinegar (great for detangling)
• Avocado (calms frizz)
• Beer (adds body to limp hair)
• Egg (whites only to treat oily hair, yolk only to add moisture, both for conditioning)
• Yogurt (to treat dull hair)
• Honey (to treat dry or sun-damaged hair)
• Chamomile Tea (to add shine)
• Coconut Oil (deep conditioner)

To combat grease, sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on roots and comb through.

To combat fly-always, rub a TINY amount of coconut or olive oil through hair.

To combat itch, massage scalp with fresh lemon juice and water. Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse and shampoo.

To darken, use henna or make a paste out of apple cider vinegar and cocoa powder (for brown hair) or beet root powder (for red hair). Saturate entire head with henna or paste before bed, throw a plastic cap on and go to sleep. Wake up and rinse well! Hold off on shampooing your hair for as long as you can stand it. Repeat as often as necessary to get desired color.

To lighten, mix together honey, baking soda, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and peroxide. Apply to areas you want lightened and leave on for at least 45 minutes, preferably while sitting in the sun. Rinse well and repeat every few days until you get your desired color.

To ombré, mix 1 part peroxide to 1 part water in a spray bottle. Spray ends of hair. Let sit for 40 minutes. Rinse well.

Got any tips you’d like to share? Any experience with the above mentioned? Share here!

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Quick Tips To You From Me!

I’ve been on a hiatus, and for that I’m sorry. I thought I’d quickly share some tips with you so that you know I haven’t forgotten about you!

Tip 1
Got ants? Squeeze fresh lemon juice along your baseboards and any other areas ants may sneak through, then sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Let sit for as long as you can stand (without making you crazy) then wipe clean with a towel, hot water, and liquid Castile soap.

Tip 2
Pour 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 part distilled water in a bottle and shake well. Use this as a toner for your face or freshly shaven areas. You can also use this on your scalp and hair in place of shampoo and conditioner!

Tip 3
Lubricate your bike chains with olive oil. You already have some in your kitchen, use it up!

I’m on my way to Transcendence Festival to teach a DIY workshop and a hoopdance workshop and will be back next week. I promise to share more with you then!

Do you have some tips for me? I’d love to read them!

www.transcendencefestival.com

Want Long Locks? Try Aloe Vera!

What you need
• Aloe Vera Leaf
• Sharp Knife

What you do
First, you need to comb out any tangles. Cut the leaf lengthwise. Rub the gooey side of the leaf onto your scalp until your scalp is covered in the stuff. Massage the goo into your scalp using your fingertips. Leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing out.

Have you tried this? What were your results?

Salt For Deep Cleansing

Salt is another versatile staple in my home. After The Deetz posted a recipe for a salt scrub on her blog, I decided to share a few ways I use salt, other than adding it to food.

Mouth Cleanser: Instead of using expensive commercial toothpaste, I brush my teeth, gums, tongue, roof, and sides with sea salt after oil pulling.

Scalp Cleanser and Hair Volumizer: Scrub wet scalp using 1 tbsp of sea salt.

Deep Cleansing Foot Scrub: Scrub wet feet using 1-2 tbsp of sea salt.

Saltwater Hairspray For Beach Waves And Volume: Add 1-2 tbsp of sea salt in a spray bottle filled with warm water. Shake before each use.

What other ways do you use salt?

DIY Shampoo & Conditioner

What you need
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg’s brand with the “mother”)
Filtered water
Rosemary essential oil (It promotes scalp health and it helps my hair grow)
2 8 ounce bottles with a squeeze cap

For Shampoo
Add 1 tbsp of baking soda, 1 cup of water, and 5 drops of rosemary essential oil to your bottle. Shake your bottle prior to each use.

For Conditioner
Add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, 5 drops of rosemary essential oil, and 1 cup of water to your bottle. Shake your bottle prior to each use.

Do you a favorite shampoo or conditioner recipe? Share it here!