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Natural Remedies for your Hair: Part II

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Sounds crazy but before you know it avocado will be the first thing on your food shopping list!

Last week was about the basic and simple natural hair remedies – but this week, I’m sure you will be surprised!

Did you know that….

In addition to head and shoulders dandruff shampoo, Lemon is the number one ingredient for dandruff or flaky hair because the acid in the lemon juice helps clear out your hair from any loose flakes on your scalp. Try mixing two tbsp. of fresh lemon juice with two tbsp. olive oil (to give healthy moisture to the hair once all the flakes are out) and 2 tbsp water and put it in your wet hair. You can then wash it out with warm water. Another great thing Lemons do which is known worldwide is highlights! Take a lemon and squeeze it over your head. Then sit out in the sun – the longer the better!! Don’t forget to wash it out after and see results instantly!

Frizzy hair is my pet peeve. No matter how many creams and oils and techniques I try I just can’t seem to get rid of it. For some reason, I think I’m not the only one with this problem. So I present to you (drum roll…) The Avocado! Sounds crazy but just give it a try and before you know it avocado will be the first thing on your food shopping list! Their combination of oils which are like the natural oils from our skin and their protein make the best cream for taming, settling and smoothing frizzy hair. So go ahead, mash up and avocado and have fun smearing it in your hair! For best results, let it sit there for fifteen minutes before washing it out.

Ever wake up in the morning with oily hair? No time to wash it but it looks horrible and you just can’t find that emergency pre-tied bandana to cover it up? Yes, baby powder should do the trick but it might leave your hair looking a little white. Try Cornstarch by taking one tbsp in your hand and sprinkling it in your hair. Leave it there for ten minutes and then brush it out. Tadam! Your hair is now fresh and clean!

Of course, we saved the best for last! Bet you didn’t know that Beer is the best remedy for volume in your hair!! Beer actually contains yeast and just like the yeast makes dough rise, it makes hair “rise” too! However, it must be mixed with some other ingredients too. Mix half a cup of beer with 1 tsp oil and a raw egg. Pour it into your wet hair. Let it sit for fifteen minutes and wash it out.

Trust me, once you give those a try, these food products will become the first item on your food shopping list! Good Luck!

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Uh Oh: When There’s More In Your Hair Than Your Hair Accessory! (Part III)

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So, thankfully it’s not lice with all that it entails. It’s not gum either. This time, it’s dry itchy flaky dandruff.

What is dandruff? Dandruff is a mild form of a common skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It’s what happens when your scalp sheds skin cells faster than normal. There can be many causes of dandruff, including Psoriasis or other skin conditions but the most common cause of dandruff is the cold dry winter weather.

So, what to do?

First off, prevention is always best, so keep your scalp warm and cozy with a warm knit hat or other womens head covering. The more coverage the better!

Shampooing daily, especially if you have oily hair can help prevent dandruff. Make sure you rinse our all shampoo residue so you aren’t left with a different skin irritant! And after the shower, brush your hair starting at the roots down to the bottom to distribute oil from the scalp all the way down the hair.

But as much as you can do to try and prevent dandruff, it always seems to catch up with someone at one point or another, so here’s how to treat it once it’s there. There are many dandruff shampoos on the market, but the best one I’ve found to work is head and shoulders dandruff shampoo. Dandruff shampoos have active ingredients that will get rid of the dandruff. Start off using it daily and once the dandruff is under control, use it 2-3 times a week and then slowly stop.

When you use the dandruff shampoo, massage it into your scalp and leave it there for 5 minutes. Then rinse it out very well. Also two more things to keep in mind are not to use excessive heat on your scalp, and not to scratch it cause you don’t want it getting infected.

And one more thing – which is really important – is to decrease your stress level as stress adds to dandruff! So check out our spa gift package give-a-way on our facebook page and we hope you win!!