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Yogurt
Due to the myriad of shampoos, conditioners, and other styling products available, it may be hard to believe that something right in your kitchen cabinet could yield strong, shiny, luscious tresses. As many people try to move away from harsh detergents, drying gels, and waxy pomades, they venture into the world of more natural products. Many may not realize that Indian women, known for their lengthy, dark tresses, have been using yogurt for years to treat, grow, and preserve their locks.

Yogurt has the protein power to strengthen and moisturize your hair and to tame annoying fly aways by smoothing your strands. It is high in lactic acid, and has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. The yogurt works to stimulate hair growth and fight dandruff by acting as a natural cleanser that tightens and clarifies the pores on your scalp.

Try this simple recipe as a pre-treatment: Simply whip, a sufficient amount to cover all of your hair, plain, unflavored yogurt in a bowl with a fork (for extra nourishment and moisture, you can also add extra virgin olive oil). Apply to dry hair. Part your hair in 1 inch sections and massage the yogurt into your scalp. Continue the process until the yogurt has been massaged into your entire scalp. Then thoroughly spread the remaining yogurt to the rest of your hair from roots to ends. Leave the yogurt in for 1-2 hours. Then rinse the yogurt out with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo. Voila! naturally beautiful hair.

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We all love our hair and would not mind taking that extra step to take care of it. For beautiful, lustrous and shiny hair use these simple home remedies.

• A tea and beer rinse is one of the oldest ways to bring shine to your hair. Boil used tea leaves in enough water, let it cool and then use this liquid as the last rinse.

• In the similar fashion you can use flat beer (i.e. after letting the fizz out). This is a great conditioner to be used for your hair.

• Lemon juice mixed with water can also be used as a last rinse to give your hair a shiny and bouncy look.

• A shiny look is also provided if you use vinegar for your final rinse.

• To bring that shine one can use honey to keep your scalp moisturized. You can make honey lotion for your hair by mixing 3 teaspoons of honey for pint of water.

• The use of henna as a natural conditioner proves to be very beneficial for your hair. It helps to bring back the bounce and flair of your hair which has been lacking for quite a while.

• You can add small amount of baking soda in the shampoo which, removes dirt and grease from your hair to give you the shiny look.

• To remove the dirt and other matter from your hair you can use one fourth cup of apple cider vinegar in one gallon of condensed water. This can be stored in the refrigerator and can be used every two weeks for clean, smooth, silky and shiny hair. The proper way to use this solution is to wet your hair with warm water, shampoo it later rinse it. Pour two cups of this mixture and leave it in your hair for sometime. The last stage is to rinse your hair with cold-water.

• To get that extra shine for your hair brew one cup of strong espresso, let it cool. Pour the espresso over your dry hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse it to get the extra shine and glow.

• You can also make Egg shampoo at home which requires 1 egg, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon castile soap, 1/2 a cup water or herbal tea and last but not the least 5 drops of essential oils of your choice. Blend all these together to make an Egg shampoo which can bring shine to your hair.

• Many of us who want to clean their hair use shampoos. Try this for a change, massage baking soda into your hair and scalp. This absorbs oil and loosens the dead skin on the scalp. Rinse it thoroughly with water. In the initial stages the hair would be dry but after several weeks you would be dandruff free with smooth and shiny hair.
Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.


Persimmon and Rosemary Conditioner

Ingredients:

* 1 ripe persimmon
* 1 sprig rosemary
* 1/4 cup almond or olive oil
* 1/2 cup honey
* 4 drops peppermint oil, fresh mint leaves may be substituted

Directions:
Cut persimmon in pieces and place in food processor or blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy. Apply to clean damp hair and scalp. Leave in for 20 minutes (a shower cap may be worn during this time). Rinse, dry and style as usual


Shampoo for Dry Hair

Ingredients
6 organic chamomile tea bags
4 tablespoons pure soap flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons pure vegetable glycerin

Directions
Steep the teabags in 1 1/2 cups of boiled water for 20 minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard. Add the soap flakes to the tea and let stand until the soap softens. Stir in glycerin until well blended. Keep in a dark, cool place in a sealed bottle


How to make Faith Amour Loc Butter

Extra hold
1 part almond oil
1 part beeswax
1 part unrefined shea butter
2 to 3 drops rosemary essential oil
2 to 3 drops peppermint essential oil

Melt beeswax in a double boiler. Add the butter when the wax is melted. As soon as butter is melted, add the almond oil. Continue to heat the mixture, on low heat, until all is thoroughly melted. Remove from heat. Allow the mixture to cool slightly before stirring in the essential oils or fragrance oil. Pour the mixture into a container (preferably dark if you are using essential oils).
You can substitute any hair-nourishing oil, such as amla or argan, and any hard butters, such as cupuacu or mango. This loc butter/pomade provides a bit more hold for twists or locs, yet will wash out of the hair. A little bit goes a LONG way!

Regular hold
2 Tbsp shea butter
2 Tbsp mango butter
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp lanolin
1 tsp sweet almond oil
1 tsp jojoba
1 tsp avocado oil
10 drops-ylang-ylang
1/8 tsp lavender oil


How to make faith amour hair lotion

6 oz distilled water
1/2 oz shea butter
1/2 oz cocoa butter
1/2 oz olive oil
1/2 oz avocado oil
1/2 oz jojoba
1/2 oz emulsifying wax
pinch of Vitamin C (optional)
1/2 tsp Vitamin E 1400 IU
½ teaspoon lavender oil

Melt butters and emulsifying wax in a double boiler. When melted completely for 20 minutes at 175 degrees, add oils and Vitamin E. In a separate container add vitamin C to warm previously boiled water and dissolve. When both oils and water are about the same temperature, slowly add water to oils mixing with a stick blender.
Blend 2 minutes, wait 5 minutes. Repeat 3 times. Wait until cool to add essential oils. Blend once more before placing in containers. Store in a cool place or refrigerate if necessary.


How to make Faith Amour Anti-Itch Oil

½ cup of Extra Virgin olive oil or Coconut Oil
½ Teaspoon Tea tree
½ Teaspoon Rosemary oil
½ Teaspoon Peppermint oil
½ Teaspoon Lavender oil
½ Teaspoon Jojoba Oil

BLEND ALL TOGETHER
*NOTE: Can be used in hair and body


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