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Friday, March 9, 2012

How To Make Your Own Hair Products (plus a bonus!)

If you're like me, and/or your hair is anything like mine, you are always looking for new great stuff to use on your hair. Today's how-to will teach you how to make a couple super easy, super healthy products for your hair at home! 

Coconut Milk Shampoo
This at-home shampoo satisfies what, to me, are all the essential components of a shampoo: it smells delicious, it creates a lot of lather, and it leaves your hair super soft and less frizzy!
What You Need:
-1/4 cup coconut milk 
-1/3 cup liquid castile (or olive oil based) soap (Dr. Bronner's is an excellent choice - you can find it at a bunch of places, including target!)
-1 tsp vitamin E, olive or almond oil
-10 to 20 drops your choice of essential oils (something like lavender or lemon is perfect!)

*Most of these can be found at anywhere like Whole Foods
- Bottle or Jar to hold it (Think about squeezy bottles from dollar or beauty stores)

How To Make It:
1. Combine all the ingredients together in jar/bottle.
2. Shake well to mix.
3. Use a teaspoon-tablespoon (depending on how much hair you have) every time you wash your hair!
4. Enjoy your freshly soft, luxurious hair!

Super Natural Super Deep Cleansing Conditioner
My hair craves conditioner, especially living in dry weather. This deep conditioner requires only 4 ingredients and helps moisturize your hair in a big way. 

What You Need:
- 1 Avocado
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Water

How To Make & Use It:
1. All you need to do is combine all these together!
2. Then comb this through your hair and cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap for roughly 20 minutes and let it get deep into your hair.
3. Rinse it out, and shampoo & rinse as usual!

Homemade Honey Hair Mask
Does your hair need some extra good lovin? You can't give it much more help with much less effort than this easy-peasy at home mask!

What You Need:
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

How To Make & Use It:
1. Spoon ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and pop into the microwave for about 30 seconds. 
2. Remove and mix as thoroughly as you can. 
3. Get hair damp, not soaking, and pour the mask a bit at a time on to the ends of your hair, and work it up to the top. 
4. Once you've used all the mask and your hair is totally covered, wrap it up in a shower cap or warm damp towel and leave in for 30 minutes.
5. Rinse it out, and shampoo & rinse as usual!

Homemade Hand Lotion!
After finding all of these fun recipes, I was on a tear, so I decided to look into an easy lotion to make for my always-dry hands! 
What You Need:
- 3/4 Cup Oil (You can use Olive, Avocado, or Coconut Oils)
- 3 Tablespoons Grated Beeswax (can find in the candle section of a craft store)
- 1 Cup water slightly warmer than room temp (You can also use Rose Water or Tea)
* Optional: Any choice of essential oil for scent (I love this)
* You will also need a blender, glass measuring cup or jar, rubber spatula, coffee filter(s) and glass jars/bottles to store your lotion in 
How To Make It:
1. Pour the water into the blender. Have your jars/bottles ready nearby. 
2. Put the oil and beeswax in a glass measuring cup, and place the cup in a pan or small pot on the stove.
3. Pour the water to reach about halfway up the sides of the cup, and bring to a gentle boil and keep there until the oil and beeswax have heated and the beeswax has melted. (You'll know when it's melted because you won't see it anymore.)
4. As soon as the wax is melted, remove the cup from the water and let the oil cool for 2 minutes.
5. Turn on the blender and start blending the water at medium speed. 
6. Take the stopper out of the blender lid, and start slowly pour in the oil. The mixture will begin to emulsify. If there's still water on the surface, turn up the blender and blend 30 seconds to a minute longer. (If you're adding essential oil, blend it in now.)
7. With your spatula, transfer the cream into your glass jars, and cover with the coffee filter for an hour or until they've hit room temperature. (Placing the lid on the jar when it's this warm will create bacteria!)
8. When the lotion is cool, screw on the lids! Store at room temperature and use for up to 3 months, or if you keep it in the fridge, use it for up to 6 months!

Hope you enjoy these recipes! Keep in mind that some of these (especially the lotion) make awesome gifts!

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