HAIRCARE

CONDITIONERS

EGG CONDITIONER

1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp olive oil
3/4 cup lukewarm water

Beat egg yolk until it is thick and light colored. Slowly drizzle drops of oil into egg, beating well. Slowly add and beat the water into the egg mixture. Transfer mixture to a container. After shampooing, massage all conditioner into har and leave on for a few minutes before throughly rinsing.

PROTEIN CONDITIONER

1 egg white
5 Tbsps plain natural yogurt
Beat 1 egg white until foamy. Add to 5 Tbsps plain natural yogurt. Apply to hair in small sections at a time. Leave in for 15 minutes. Rinse.
Hot Oil Conditioner
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup boiling water

Place olive oil and boiling water into large glass bottle or jar with a lid. You may need to wrap a towel around the bottle to avoid burning yourself. Shake very well until oil is emulsified. Massage into hair, taking care not to burn your head. put a shower cap or plastic bag over your hair and wrap your head in a hot towel that has been soaked in hot water then wrung out. Leave mixture on your hair for 1/2 hour, then shampoo as usual.

MAYONNAISE CONDITIONER

Tp recondition the hair, shampoo hair with homemade shampoo or a shampoo from the natural foods store. Rinse and towel dry. Apply regular mayonnaise (not salad dressing) to the hair. massge in. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. Shampoo again lightly and rinse with an apple cider vinegar and water solution.

SPLIT-END TREATMENTS

OLIVE OIL & HONEY

1 egg yolk
2 Tbsps olive oil
1 tsp honey

Mix 1 tsp honey with 2 Tbsps olive oil, then beat in 1 egg yolk. Massage on hair in small sections. Wrap head with shower cap for 30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo.

AVOCADO OR OLIVE OIL

Massage hair and scalp with warm avocado or olive oil. Wrap hair securely in a towel. Leave oil on hair about 8 hours or overnight. If left on overnight, put a shower cap on head to avoid staining pillows and bedding. Wash hair, then rinse with a vinegar and water solution.

DANDRUFF REMEDIES

ROSEMARY & SAGE

Make an infusion of 1 ounce each of fresh or dried rosemary and sage in 2 cups of water. Let steep for 24 hours, then use daily as a hair rinse.

BAKING SODA

Instead of shampooing, massage handfuls of baking soda into the hair and scalp to absorb oil and to oosen dead skin on scalp. Rinse thoroughly, use no other shampoos. while initially the hair may seem dry, after several weeks, dandruff will be done and hair will e smooth and shiny.

HOT OIL TREATMENT

Place 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup boiling water into large glass bottle or jar with a lid. Shake very well until oil is emulsified. massage into hair, taking care not to burn your head. Put a shower cap or plastic bag over your hair and wrap your head in a hot towel that has been soaked in hot water then wrung out. Leave mixture on your hair for 1/2 hour, then shampoo as usual.

MINT RINSE

Boil 1 cup of water, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, and 1 handful of fresh mint leaves for 10 minutes. Strain and pour into a container. With fingertips, massage solutioninto the scalp, let dry without rinsing out.

SMOOTHING HERBAL HAIR RINSE

Combine equal parts of dried rosemary, comfrey, witch hazel leaves and nettles to make about 1/2 cup. Add to 2 cups of water in a covered pot. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let steep overnight. Strain. Shampooo and rinse hair then use herb tea for a final rinse to relieve itchy, flaky scalp.