Tag Archives: Hair

DIY: coconut and flower hair oil treatment and a pineapple foot rub

16 Jun

               

Coconut oil and flower hair oil treatment:

(This will need to be prepared the night before you plan to use it)

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh flower petals
  • 2 tablespoons rose water

Directions:

  1. Bring the 1/2 cup of coconut oil to a boil in a small pan
  2. Add the rose water
  3. Add the fresh flower petals of your choice
  4. Let return to a boil for three minutes
  5. Let the flowers steep in the oil overnight
  6. In the morning, strain the oil through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into an airtight container
  7. When ready to oil your hair, rub a few tablespoons in your hair and wrap tight in a towel
  8. Let sit for about 20 minutes, then shampoo and rinse as normal

Pineapple Foot Rub

This one is easy as pie:

  • Take 1 cup of fresh pineapple and puree in a food processor
  • Take the pineapple mixture and spread and rub all over feet including your heels and around your nails (you may feel a tingle)
  • After 10 minutes rinse off with warm water and pat dry
Advertisements

Summer Saviors: things around the house that will save you (and your pocket)

11 Apr

coco oliveoil rawhoney bakingso

There are a few key items that I like to keep around my house, and that I suggest you do as well.  These include: coconut oil, olive oil, baking soda, and honey (raw). There are so many uses for these items, and it helps to have them handy when treating certain ailments…rather than having to run to the store to buy special or expensive products for each situation.  Here’s some examples that could come in handy this Summer:

  • coconut oil has hundreds of uses… and can come in handy to soothe sunburn and also to as a moisturizer for dry skin. For more uses check out my post under PRODUCTS TO LOVE: Coconut Oil
  • baking soda, when mixed into a paste with a mashed up banana (and scrapings of the peel), and about a fourth of a cup of whole grain oats, makes an awesome remedy for super itchy bug bites! Leave it on for 8-10 minutes and rinse off. Major relief and no worries of any harmful chemicals on the skin!
  • raw honey prevents infections around wounds, and can be used as a sunburn treatment when mixed with a mashed up cucumber and a few teaspoons of aloe…just use enough honey to keep the mixture from running off the skin.
  • olive oil also has many uses, and is great for its moisturizing properties.  It works amazingly as a hot oil treatment for frizzy hair! Just heat the oil to slightly warm in a heat safe container and dip your hair in it, then wrap up in a shower cap and warm towel and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and shampoo (probably twice to make sure you get all out).  And viola! Super soft and silky tresses!

Just some uses that are inexpensive and can help get you through the Summer!  I’d love to hear about how you use them…

 

Penny Pincher: DIY Beach Sea Salt Spray for Hair

22 Mar

Image

Love the look of beachy waves in your hair?  While it may not yet be Summer, you can still obtain the look by using Sea Salt spray…and I’ve got a DIY version that works just as good as the kind you can buy in the store. Just a few simple ingredients which you may already have at home:

  • Plastic spray bottle
  • Sea salt
  • Coconut oil (or even olive oil will do)
  • 8-16 oz water depending on the size of your bottle
  • Yummy smelling essential oil (if you want to add a nice scent along with the coconut)

Just mix the water, essential oil, coconut oil (no more than 1 tbsp per 8oz), and the sea salt (more salt=more texture) in the plastic bottle. Shake it up until the oil mixes well.
Now you’re ready to go! Just spray onto damp hair and scrunch with your fingers to get nice, natural, beachy waves!

Image

Penny Pincher: DIY Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

14 Mar

Image

Ever have a deep conditioning treatment done at a salon?  I used to get one every time I visited for a shampoo and haircut.  Always left my hair feeling silky smooth, but also left my pocket pretty empty..and considering my hair is super long, it was always an extra charge.  So I started looking for recipes  for deep conditioning treatments…and found and awesome one that they use at The Broot (which is a hair treatment bar that uses organic products instead of chemicals.)  The treatment there is about $35 a pop if I’m not mistaken.  Well, you can make your own version at home with a few simple natural products!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/4 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 an avacado
  • 2 oz water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Just mix these ingredients and apply to your hair…leave on for 20 minutes or so…shampoo and rinse and you’re done! Beautiful, hydrated hair!

Enjoy!