Dandruff Control Rinse Recipe
1 cup apple cider vinegar
6 aspirins, crushed
1/4 cup witch hazel
Combine all ingredients and store in a tightly capped jar or bottle. After shampooing, gently massage rinse into your hair, leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse again with warm water.
Baking Soda Rinse Recipe
1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup warm water
Dissolve baking soda in warm water. Pour over hair after shampooing. Massage into the hair and scalp for several minutes, then rinse. This will efficiently clean and shine the hair.
Cherry-Almond Hair Mist Shine Recipe
2 cups warm water
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon cherry extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix and put into a spray bottle.
Coffee Rinse Recipe
For brunettes and redheads.
8 cups warm brewed coffee
After shampooing rinse hair with coffee. Do not rinse it out. Your hair will be rich and shiny.
Dry End Treatment Recipe
8 ounces safflower or vegetable oil
2 ounces beeswax
22 ounces distilled water
1/2 ounce Triethanolamine
Mix safflower oil, beeswax and stearic acid. Heat to boiling. At the same time, in another pot, heat distilled water and Triethanolamine. After heating, add the distilled water solution to the oil mixture and stir continuously until the solution has cooled.
To use the emulsion, put a small amount on palms, rub hands together, and apply to dry ends, massaging in gently.
NOTE: Triethanolamine is a liquid available at drugstores.
Dry, Flaking Scalp Remedy Recipe
2 ounces glycerin
1/2 ounce apple cider vinegar
Mix. Section hair and apply the mixture with cotton balls. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse.
Flour Paste Recipe
For frizzy hair.
Flouring is an ancient recipe that smoothes the scales of the hair shaft, making it more manageable.
1 cup flour
2/3 cup cold water
Mix until lumps disappear. Apply to dry, unwashed hair, smoothing the mixture and your hair straight back. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly about five minutes. Shampoo with one lathering of mild shampoo. Rinse with cool water.
Lemon Hair Spray Recipe
This is simple, but it works well. It also adds body to fine, limp hair, and it gives light hair added shine.
2 lemons, sliced
2 cups hot water
Place lemon slices and water in a glass or enamel pan and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until the water is reduced to 1 cup - about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Line a strainer with cheesecloth and strain the mixture. Squeeze the cloth out thoroughly to get all the juice. Pour the strained mixture into a pump-type container. Mixture will keep for 1 to 2 months in the refrigerator.
Lemon Rinse Recipe
For light hair.
2 cups white vinegar
2 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup chamomile flowers
Combine ingredients in a glass or enamel pan and boil for 15 minutes. Strain, cool and store in a tightly capped bottle.
After shampooing, pour 1/2 cup over the hair, then rinse.
Protein Hair Treatment Recipe
1 ounce soy sauce
1 cup warm water
After shampooing, pour this over hair. Leave in for 10 minutes, then rinse out.
Rosemary-Sage Natural Hair Dye Recipe
For covering gray hair.
1/2 cup dried sage
1/2 cup dried rosemary
2 cups hot water
Combine all ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan. Simmer for 30 minutes, then steep for several hours. Strain, and then use the resulting liquid for the colorant.
Apply to hair and leave on until dried. Rinse and dry. Repeat weekly until you obtain the desired shade, then monthly to maintain color.
Russian Hair Treatment Pack Recipe
This is better than a simple hot oil treatment. It leaves the hair looking stunningly-thick, luxuriant, and shiny. The effects last a long time, even the light scent of the essential oil will linger through several shampoos.
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon oil (safflower, almond, coconut, or walnut
1 drop essential oil (lemon, tangerine, jasmine, rose,
Before applying, moisten the hair very slightly by running wet fingers through it, then massage the egg mixture into hair and scalp. Wrap head in a towel (and plastic if desired) and sit back in a sauna, take a long hot bath, or relax in a warm place. (The heat of a sauna is the best environment for this treatment.) Leave the pack on for one hour, if possible, even two or three!
To cleanse, rinse hair in warm water, then apply a lot of shampoo directly to the hair, wash well, and rinse. If you've used enough shampoo, only one wash is needed.
Scalp Treatment Recipe
1/2 rose water
1/2 mineral water
1 teaspoon cologne
3 ounces witch hazel
3 ounces mineral water
Pulp of 1 lemon
Dry, Tight Scalp
2 ounces warm olive oil
1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
1/2 teaspoon oil of rosemary
3 drops lavender oil
Section hair in 1-inch widths and dampen the scalp at each parting with a saturated cotton ball. Rewet your fingers in the solution as necessary.
Sesame-Coconut Protein Conditioner Recipe
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons light sesame oil
2 whole eggs
2 tablespoons coconut milk
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon coconut oil
This is a rich hair dressing which provides sheen and elegance to frazzled hair. It can also be used as a pressing oil for hair straightening.
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons chamomile tea
Mix lemon juice and tea. Using an inexpensive straw hat with lots of holes in it, pull strands of hair you would like to lighten through the holes with a crochet hook or pencil. Sit in the sun for 1 1/2 hours. You will achieve natural-looking streaking.
Vinegar Rinse Recipe
This will remove the last traces of shampoo and give the hair extra shine and a soft, smooth, texture. Vinegar restores the proper acidic pH balance to hair.
Add a few tablespoons of a pleasant-scented vinegar, such as raspberry or plum, to your rinse water. You can use this rinse after every shampoo, if desired.