Thursday, June 17, 2010

fresh from your kitchen: bright & shiny locks

Today's Fresh From Your Kitchen brings you quick hair brightening rinses for both blonds and brunettes to help add shine, brighten and clarify your mane.

Brighten and shine blond locks by applying this hair rinse after shampooing
1 cup chamomile tea, or a handful of chamomile flowers steeped in 1 cup water and strained
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
 and for brunettes
1 cup green or black tea
15 drops rosemary essential oil (you can also brew a handful of fresh rosemary in with the tea and strain)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

Mix ingredients together in an easy to pour large measuring cup (like a pyrex) and apply rinse to wet hair after washing. Massage into scalp. rinse after 10 min. Apply additional conditioner if needed.

what it does:
Apple cider vinegar helps to remove build up and clarify hair, as well as balance the ph. Rinsing with apple cider vinegar helps to smooth the hair shaft, which helps reflect light and make hair shiny.

Rosemary is known as a natural hair conditioner and helps to bring out highlights in dark hair. It also is a natural remedy for dandruff.

Chamomile and lemon are natural lighteners and brighteners for blond hair and a great alternative for blondies who want highlights without the bleach. Results are much more subtle than bleach and take multiple uses to achieve. Sun intensifies the results, but be careful not to burn your scalp!

Green Skin Care Blog brings simple spa delights to your home with Fresh From Your Kitchen: DIY skin care recipes & treatments you can create with a trip to the grocer or health food store. Direct from the creator of The Grapeseed Company's personal stash of fresh beauty creations and concoctions.

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