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Homemade Hair Care Recipes

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Jun 13, 2004
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Herbal Shampoo - 2 tablespoons catnip, 1 tablespoon castille soap, & 1/4 cup boiling water. Place water in a cup and add catnip. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. Add castille soap. Mix well. Apple entire portion to wet hair and lather well. Rinse with cool water.

Leave-In Conditioner (Dry Hair) - Handful of fresh rosemary, handful of fresh mint leaves & 1 cup cider vinegar. In a glass jar with a lid, drop in rosemary and mint and cover with the cider vinegar. Seal jar and leave for two weeks. Strain. After shampooing, pour a tablespoon onto dry hair and leave in.

Conditioner (Oily Hair) - 1 lemon & 1/4 cup cider vinegar. Wash, slice and de-seed lemon. Whir lemon in a blender to a smooth pulp. Filter through muslin. Mix with vinegar. After shampooing, blot hair with towel and rub mixture into scalp. Leave on 5 - 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water.

Conditioner (Fine Hair) - 2 strips kombu (Japanese seaweed) & 3/4 cups boiled spring water. Steep kombu in spring water for 30 minutes. Remove the seaweed. After shampooing, massage into hair. Rinse.

Dandruff Elixir - 5 drops tea tree oil & 1 tablespoon jojoba oil. In a glass jar with a tight lid combine ingredients. Shake well. After sectioning wet hair, dab mixture onto a clean cotton ball and stroke along the scalp. Wrap hair in a towel and let sit for 2 hours. Work shampoo into hair with a little water to remove oil. Rinse.

Hot Oil Treatment - 3 tablespoons pure jojoba oil. Water the oil and apply it to your hair, starting at the ends and working up to the top of head. Wrap hair in a towel and relax for an hour or leave in overnight. Rinse and shampoo hair as usual. Do once a week or more often if your hair is extremely dry.

Hairspray - Mix 1 teaspoon sugar with 1 cup warm water. Let it cool and then pour into a clean spray bottle. This stuff