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PostSubject: DIY Shampoo & Conditioner   Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:50 pm

http://www.frugalmom.net/blog/beauty-fashion/beauty/how-to-make-your-own-lotions-and-bath-products/

To make your own shampoo, all you need to do is combine
1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile soap
1/2 teaspoon of jojoba or grape-seed oil
The mixture will be somewhat thin, so put it in a bottle with a pump for easy dispensing.

For a conditioner to make your hair nice and shiny, mix
1/4 cup plain yogurt
one egg yolk
a few drops of lemon oil.

Apply it evenly on your hair after shampooing and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse.

If you'd like to make a deep-conditioning treatment for dry, frizzy hair, blend together
1 avocado
1 egg yolk
Leave it on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse well.

For soft, manageable hair, you can make a conditioner by combining
1 mashed banana
1/2 cup honey
Make sure to mix them together well and evenly distribute throughout your hair. For extra conditioning, leave it on your hair for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing
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PostSubject: Normal Shampoo and/or Base   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:04 pm

http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Shampoo/
Your ultimate guide to homemade shampoo! Here are ten easy recipes you can use to find the perfect formula for your hair.

The benefits are that you can use all natural ingredients, avoid all of the fillers and irritants commercial makers use, scent it any way you want, and customize it to suit your hair's needs.
What more do I need to say?

I love my homemade shampoo. It smells great and leaves my hair feeling light and soft.
For normal hair, or as a base to add your own scents, use

1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap - I use unscented, but you can choose your favorite
1/2 teaspoon jojoba, grapeseed, or other light vegetable oil
Flip Cap Bottles or Foaming Bottles to dispense

Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle. Shake before use.
This mixture isn't as thick as commercial shampoos - you'll need to just tilt the bottle over your head.
I am really impressed with how much lather I get from it though!
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PostSubject: Stimulating Shampoo   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:05 pm

To wake up your scalp and your senses, try tea tree and peppermint oil!
This one's my personal favorite, and the one I use daily. It's so refreshing!

Combine

1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap - I use unscented, but you can choose your favorite
2 tsp jojoba oil
1/8 tsp peppermint essential oil
1/8 tsp tea tree essential oil
Flip Cap Bottles or Foaming Bottles to dispense

Mix all ingredients, then add 1/4 cup distilled water
Store in a bottle. Use as you would any shampoo, rinse well.
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PostSubject: Dry Hair Shampoo   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:07 pm

http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Shampoo/step3/QUENCH/
For dry hair, try this:

1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap - your favorite scent
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon glycerin
1/4 teaspoon avocado oil or jojoba oil
Flip Cap Bottles or Foaming Bottles to dispense

Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle and always shake well before using.

Apply to hair and allow to sit for a few minutes. Rinse well with cool water.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Shampoo & Conditioner   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:09 pm

Chamomile makes this 'poo a calming treat. Chamomile also has natural lightening properties, so combine this with lemon juice if you want to lighten your hair!

1 cup distilled water
1 cup castille soap - try Lavender!
6 chamomile tea bags
1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin
Flip Cap Bottles or Foaming Bottles to dispense

Steep the teabags in 1 cup of boiled water for 20 minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard. Add castille soap to the tea. Stir in glycerin until well blended. Keep in a dark, cool place in a sealed bottle.
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PostSubject: Dandruff Shampoo   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:11 pm

Dandruff can affect many different people in every age group. Dandruff can manifest as either very dry and flaky scalp or very oily scalp with flakes. Contrary to popular belief, dandruff is not caused by a dry scalp or from improper hair care. It can be caused by increased oil production, hormonal fluctuations, stress, and illness.

To banish a flaky scalp, try this simple recipe:

1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
1/2 teaspoon jojoba, grapeseed, or other light vegetable oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons apple juice
6 finely ground cloves
Flip Cap Bottles or Foaming Bottles to dispense

In a small grinder or blender, mix all ingredients on low for 30 seconds.

Wet the hair with warm water and shampoo the mixture into the hair well. Rinse with warm water.

Cover and refrigerate leftovers. Discard after 3 days!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Shampoo & Conditioner   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:13 pm

http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Shampoo/step6/SHINE/
Fragrant and lively, try this recipe to add shine to your hair

1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap - try Lemon!
2 Tbsp dried rosemary
2 Tbps sweet almond oil
1/4 t lemon essential oil
Flip Cap Bottles or Foaming Bottles to dispense

Boil distilled water, add rosemary and steep until fragrant.
Strain leaves and let cool. Mix all ingredients and add to water and stir well.
Store in a bottle. Use as you would any shampoo, rinse well.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Shampoo & Conditioner   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:15 pm

http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Shampoo/step7/REJUVENATE/
This is a great shampoo for any hair type.

1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap - I use unscented, but you can choose your favorite
1/2 teaspoon jojoba, grapeseed, or other light vegetable oil
3 tbsp rosemary
1 tbsp lemongrass
2 tsp tea tree oil
1 tsp vanilla essential oil
Flip Cap Bottles or Foaming Bottles to dispense

Boil distilled water, add rosemary and and lemongrass (in tea strainer if you have it) and steep until fragrant (about 20-30 minutes)..
Strain leaves and let cool. Mix all ingredients and add to water and stir well.

Mix the tea tree oil and vanilla into the water. Add soap.

Store in a bottle. Use as you would any shampoo, rinse well.

Let the shampoo cool, and then place the top on tightly.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Shampoo & Conditioner   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:17 pm

http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Shampoo/step8/YUMMY/
I can't resist the alluring smell of this luxurious shampoo.

1/4 cup distilled water
1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap - I use unscented, but you can choose your favorite
2 tsp jojoba oil
10 drops vanilla essential oil
10 drops coconut fragrance oil
Flip Cap Bottles or Foaming Bottles to dispense

Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle. Use as you would any shampoo, rinse well.
Dry not to drink this one. It smells tooooo good. .
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PostSubject: In Between Shampoos   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:21 pm

This is a great in-between treatment for hair, if you're helping someone who can't wash their hair on their own, or for removing dirt and oil from the hair when fresh water is unavailable

1/4 cup oatmeal
1 tsp crushed lavender or other fragrant herb
1 tsp baking soda

Grind these together with mortar and pestle, small grinder, or place in a baggie and crush with a rolling pin.

Sprinkle enough of the mixture to cover all hair, and massage for five minutes before brushing out

This could be made in bulk and stored in a cool, dry environment.
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PostSubject: No poo   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:24 pm

Though there are already plenty of instructables that cover this topic, I thought my list wouldn't be complete without including the simplest way to get clean, healthy hair.

1 tsp Baking soda
Apple cider vinegar
4 oz Water

Put 1 tsp baking soda in a cup or mug to take into the shower with you.
In another cup, pour about 1 oz (~1/8 cup) apple cider vinegar.

When you get into the shower, fill the baking soda cup with about 1/4 c water.
Apply this to your roots only; work it in and let it sit for a minute.

Then begin to gently scrub your scalp, stimulating blood flow and cleaning out your pores.
This will actually stimulate hair growth.

Lastly, scrub the back of your skull and your temples/sideburns. This will result in less grease and more growth.

Rinse!

Follow by adding about 1/4 c water to your vinegar cup.
Pour the apple cider vinegar over the ends of your hair, let it sit for a minute and then rinse it out.

No 'Poo Troubleshooting

There may be a transition period from two weeks to two months depending on the person. Here are a few tips:

" If your hair becomes frizzy, try using less baking soda or leaving it on for a shorter period of time. Adding honey may also help.
" If your hair becomes greasy, try using less apple cider vinegar, switching to lemon or lime juice, leaving out the honey, and/or using a comb instead of a brush. Also, make sure youre applying the apple cider vinegar just to the ends of your hair.
" If your scalp itches, try the following essential oils; tea tree, lavender, rosemary. If your hair becomes dry, try a tiny bit of oil (any oil, I use olive) smoothed on bottom of hair.

Have fun and enjoy!
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PostSubject: Homemade Shampoo   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:28 pm

The irony in conventional hair products - who are we kidding, ALL personal care products - is that they can end up doing more harm than good. The commercial shampoos and conditioners meant to create vibrant, soft & beautiful locks are loaded with harsh chemicals that end up stripping the hair of its inherent beauty. Did you know that calcium deposits in your shower can be caused by your chemical-laden bath products? Imagine what they could be doing to your hair, your body and the waterways once they wash down the drain!

Not to mention whether they test the products on our furry friends.

It's amazing how simple it is to achieve the seemingly-elusive results you've always been after if you trade in the can't-even-pronounce ingredients for just a couple of household items that provide nature's answer to a head of gorgeous hair. Give these easy do-it-yourself (DIY) recipes a try, and you'll never waste money or create waste on the store-bought stuff again.

Homemade Shampoo

Put an old shampoo bottle to good recycled use by mixing the following ingredients together for your very own shampoo.

1 cup pure liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronners)
1 cup green tea (brewed for 30 minutes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon honey

Use as is, or depending upon your hair type, add an herbal infusion to replace the green tea in the above recipe. Use a handful of fresh herbs or a spoonful of dried herbs and a cup of boiling water to prepare the infusion, steeping for 30 minutes. Here are some suggestions for different hair types (and predicaments):

for dark hair: sage leaves
for greasy hair: yarrow
for fair hair: marigold flowers
for dandruff: a mixture of nettle leaves and burdock roots
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PostSubject: Homemade Conditioner   Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:31 pm

http://www.organicauthority.com/delicious-beauty/homemade-shampoo-and-conditioner-recipes-for-natural-hair.html#s.abvlhtqiibaaa

Homemade Conditioner

Use a simple vinegar rinse as a conditioner 2-3 times a week, and not only will you be truly surprised at the results - both shiny and detangled locks - you'll wonder how you ever bought into the whole high-priced, toxic conditioner notion in the first place.

What you'll need:

2.5 cups of hot water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 sprig of rosemary
1 bag of your favorite herbal tea, for fragrance

To make your vinegar rinse, place the water in a container of your choice (old conditioner bottle). Then, add the rest of the ingredients. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes. Use about 3/4 of a cup of the rinse each time you condition, shaking up the bottle prior.

And forget two-in-one Pert Plus!


A fusion of one fresh peeled lemon and one peeled cucumber in your blender can be massaged into your hair and rinsed thoroughly for a rockin' natural take on the two-in-one. The cucumber acts as a conditioning agent, and the lemon as a cleansing agent - a perfect pair!

If you find you battle with outlandishly dull-looking locks, check out DIY: Dealing with Dull Hair for Under $5 for more ideas.
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PostSubject: DIY Hair Care   Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:06 am

http://livewellnetwork.com/Deals/episodes/Do-It-Yourself-Hair-Care/8236542?pid=8236596

Nora Kapche, the Coupon Contessa, stretches her dollar by making her own shampoo, condition and deodorant.

"It's not hard at all, it only takes really about 3-5 minutes to put it together and store it," says Nora.

Here are the recipes:

Basic Shampoo:
1/4 cup distilled water, 1/4 cup of castile soup, 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil

Refreshing Shampoo:
1/4 cup distilled water, 1/4 cup peppermint castile soap, 1 1/2 tsp jojoba oil, 1/8 tsp tea tree essential oil, 1/8 tsp peppermint essential oil

Tropical Shampoo:
1/4 cup distilled water, 1/4 cup peppermint castile soap, 1 1/2 tsp jojoba oil,10 drops vanilla fragrance oil, 10 drops of coconut fragrance oil

Remove Build-Up:
1/4 cup baking soda, water

Final Rinse:
1/4 cup vinegar or apple cider vinegar, 1 cup water

Conditioner:
1/2 cup mayonnaise, let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes

Deodorant:
1/2 cup arrow root powder, 1/4 cup baking soda, 5 to 7 TBSP coconut oil, 5 drops each tea tree oil and peppermint oil

For more information visit couponcontessa.com
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