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Things to keep in mind to maintain your color

  • use pH-balanced shampoo, when washing
  • do not overwash your hair
  • do not over process your hair (don't use any hot irons, or chemical treatments like perms)
  • use hot oil treatments monthly as a deep conditioner, if you frequently bleach your hair

Homemade hair conditioning
treatments for everyone

Here's some recipes for the Do-It-Yourselfers. These are really fun and easy to make and work alot better than the store brand 'deep conditioners. Even if your hair is bleached and dyed i think your hair will react very well to these natural recipes since the hair is usually very damaged as a result of bleaching alone. If you are interested in more homemade hair and body care recipes i put the links at the bottom of the page. They include recipes from how to make natural shampoos to hair gels and hairspray as well as facials, etc.

Intensive Hot Oil Hair Treatment

(http://recipes.robbiehaf.com/SkinBodyProducts/13.htm)
# Of Applications: 1; Prep. Time: 0:25
ingredients: 2 Tbls. olive oil, 1 Tbls. honey
-Combine oil and honey in small plastic sandwich bag.
-Fill a coffee cup with water and heat until almost boiling.
-Dip sandwich bag in water just until oil is warmed.
-Apply warm oil to dry hair, working from scalp to tips.
-Cover your head with a shower cap and leave for 15 minutes.
-Wash hair as usual.
Notes: While hair is conditioning, hop in the shower or bath. The warmer the oil stays, the better it works! (*note* i added two capsules of wheat germ oil and vitamin e oil to the pouch, by cutting them and squeezing them into the mix. my dry hair came out sooo silky smooth, and its smelled like honey, i had to wash it out really good afterwards but it was worth all the time and effort.)

 

Fruit and Vegetable Treatments
Fruit Smoothie Hair Mask Recipe
Blend 1/2 a banana, 1/4 avocado, 1/4 cantaloupe, 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the contents of a vitamin E capsule. Leave in hair for 15 minutes.
 

Avocado + Coconut Milk Conditioning Treatment
Combine 1/2 mashed avocado (depending on hair length) with some coconut milk. Comb it through the hair and let sit for 10 -15 minutes, rinse out.
 

Revitalizing Avocado Hair Treatment
All you need is 1 med. avocado - peeled, pitted and 2 Tbls. honey.
Mash together both ingredients in small bowl. Massage into hair. Leave in for 20-30 minutes.
Wash hair as usual. Good for naturally curly hair or very frizzy hair.
 

Homemade Hair Mask
(http://www.jorbins.com/bath-beauty-magazine/articles/hair-mask-recipe.php)
1/2 cup of ripe avocado
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 banana (I prefer it not to be too ripe)
1 egg yolk
Massage it in to your hair and especially your scalp. Cover it with a shower cap. You can also use a gallon size baggie in a pinch. Wait 45 minutes to an hour then rinse it off thoroughly and shampoo as usual. This beauty recipe is a keeper, I love the way it makes my hair look and feel.
 

Mayonnaise Conditioning Treatment
Mayonnaise is a great conditioner 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.
 

Egg Treatments
A nourishing conditioner for dry or damaged hair which can be used for all hair types: Separate the white of an egg from the yolk, whip it to a peak. Add 1 Tbls. water to the yolk and blend until the mixture is creamy. Then mix the white and yolk together. Wet your hair with warm water, remove the excess moisture, and apply the mixture to your scalp with your fingertips. Massage gently until the froth is worked into your scalp, then rinse the hair with cool water. Keep applying the mixture until it is used up and then rinsed until all of the egg is washed away.
 

Egg & Olive Oil Hair Mask Recipe
Mix two whole eggs with four tablespoons of olive oil. Smooth through hair. Wrap head with plastic wrap, and leave in hair for 10 minutes. Rinse well.

Links to more homemade hair,
facial, and body treatments:



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all-inclusive recipes:

        The Kitchen Beautician - http://www.beauty-channel.com/recipe/

        Robbie's Recipes - http://recipes.robbiehaf.com/SkinBodyProducts/

hair: shampoo recipes - http://www.makingcosmetics.com/make_cosmetics_soaps/recipes/04_recipes_shampoos.htm

PioneerThinking > Homemade Beauty Recipes - http://www.pioneerthinking.com/hair.html

 hair treatments - http://www.healthrecipes.com/hairstyle.htm
face masks: http://www.stretcher.com/stories/980423b.cfm

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