HOMEMADE HAIR CARE

Hot-Oil Treatment

To make a hot-oil treatment for dry hair, place 1/4 cup of canola oil
in a
glass measuring cup. Place the cup in a bowl of hot water, and allow
the
oil to warm. Canola oil is a good choice because it contains no added
ingredients or fragrances.

Natural Hairspray

To make a natural hairspray, combine 2 cups water with the juice of one
lemon, one orange, or two limes in a saucepan. Simmer until it comes to
a
boil. Cool and strain the mixture. Pour into a spray bottle. It can be
used
on wet hair to add body or applied to dry hair. The lemon will not
significantly lighten hair.

Cleansing Rinses

To remove shampoo residue, combine 1 cup vinegar and a couple of
tablespoons dried rosemary. Simmer the mixture and stir, crushing the
rosemary on the side of pan to release the fragrance. Strain and cool
the
mixture before using. Apply to hair after shampooing.

For light or blond hair, combine 2 cups water with 1/4 cup lemon-juice
concentrate. Apply to hair for 10 minutes, then rinse.

For dark hair, combine 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons apple cider
and 1
teaspoon oil of cloves.

Dry-Scalp Treatment

To improve dry scalp and dull-looking hair, mix the following
ingredients
in a blender: 4 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar, 2 cups aloe vera gel
and 1
teaspoon vitamin E oil. Blend at low speed. Apply to wet hair.

Oily-Hair Treatment

Massage finely grated carrots into wet hair for 15 minutes before
rinsing.

Dry-Hair Treatment

Massage mashed avocado into wet hair for 15 minutes before rinsing.

Normal-Hair Treatment

Massage mashed cucumber into wet hair for 15 minutes before rinsing.