SPA LIVING

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SIMPLE HOMEMADE HAIR TREATMENT RECIPES FROM YOUR FRIDGE!

Add a homemade hair treatment to your home spa bliss out sessions.

Many day spas are now providing hair treatments.

No surprise really, spas are all about making people feel wonderful and how great do you feel when your hair is looking lustrous.

Hairdressers are even getting in on the spa act. My last visit was a spa-like experience. My hair was washed and my scalp massaged in a small candle-lit area with serene music in the background. It was beautiful, but it was soon followed by endless chatter once I was in the cutting chair. They haven’t quite got the idea, have they?

You can have a serene experience without the chatter by doing your own homemade hair treatment.

Some of the most beautiful things to put on your hair are fruit, eggs and oils.

Here is some inspiration to get those locks back to their shining glory.

Remember to finish with a cold water rinse for the shiniest of shiny hair.



Homemade Hair Treatment Recipes

Honey Shine

Banana

Honey

Mash a banana, add 1 tablespoon of honey and mix. Wet hair with lukewarm water. Apply the mix all over hair. Put a shower cap on and cover with a towel (warmed in the tumble dryer even better). Leave on for an hour and then shampoo and rinse out.

Sticky Sweet

½ cup of honey

¼ cup of olive oil

Mix together. Using a small amount at a time, work the mixture through hair until it is coated all over. Cover hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap and leave it on for 30 minutes. Shampoo well and rinse.

Island Getaway

Avocado

Coconut milk

Mash avocado and slowly add enough coconut milk until to make the smooth consistency of hair conditioner. Work through hair to ends. Rinse after 15 minutes and shampoo as usual.

Frizzies Be Gone

½ avocado

1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

Combine and apply to washed hair for 10 minutes, then rinse.

Dry Hair Conditioning Mask

¼ cup of olive oil

1 egg

Mix together and apply. Cover with plastic wrap or shower cap and then a warmed towel. Leave for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Shampoo as usual.

Shine Booster

Banana

3 drops of almond oil

Juice of 2 lemons or 1 cup of vinegar diluted in 1 liter of water

Mash banana and add oil, Massage into dry hair and leave for 15 minutes. Shampoo out and end by rinsing with lemon juice or vinegar rinse.

The Hair’s Little Angels

Strained grapefruit or lemon juice can be used as a rinse for oily hair.

Avocado alone is a rich conditioner, just mash and smear it on.

Eggs will soften and smooth hair. Use the yolk for dry hair and the white for oily hair.

Cold-pressed vegetable oils protect the hair and improve shine. Coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, jojoba and apricot kernel oil are all suitable.