tweety.......you are sooo sweet!! LOL Actually, I was really needing a wash that day. I hadn't put much makeup on....and my hair just got a quick brushing. Are you gonna join our NO POO club??? C'mon.......repeat after meeeee...shampoo is baaaaad...shampoo is baaaaad (getting sleepy??) It was great to see you....I hope sometime we can talk more....its kinda hard with everyone there to really get to know individual people, especially when you're kinda laid back (which, I'm working on!)
This NO-POO thread is so much fun. I've been looking for rinse/conditioning recipes this evening. Anyone ever used beer for a rinse? How about coconut milk as a conditioner? I'm a simple gal.....I like my baking soda/apple cider vinegar regimen....but, hey, ya gotta spice it up sometimes, right??http://www.pioneerthinking.com/hair.html
Some recipes for y'all....
I felt like I had cheated on y'all today....when I used regular hairspray for church. I want to make this:
Chop 2 lemons, add 2 cups water, and simmer in a pan over low heat until lemons are
quite soft. Cool, then strain through cheesecloth. Pour into a spray bottle, add 1 Tbsp.
vodka, and shake. Dilute with water if too sticky.
It should last for a good while with the vodka in it.
nym...if you want to make a rosemary rinse....you can just use the fresh or dried herb.....put it in boiling water and let it infuse (cool down) covered with a lid. When its cooled...voila! With tea tree....the oil would be fine. I'm sure you could use the rosemary oil too....anyone know about this? All the recipes I've seen have been with fresh or dried rosemary. Rosemary is supposed to be excellent for thinning and/or oily hair.
I thought this was interesting. Gonna keep this in my resources folder:
for use in Shampoos and Rinses
Burdock: root helps prevent dandruff
Catmint: leaves encourage hair growth
and soothes scalp irritations
Chamomile: flowers soften and lighten hair
Flannel Mullein: lightens hair
Goosegrass: tonic and cleansing, helps prevent dandruff
Henna: red hair dye and conditioner
Horsetail: non-fertile stems and branches
strengthens the hair
Lavender: antiseptic, antibiotic, stimulates
hair growth, and degreases
Lime: flowers clean and softens
Marigold: lightens hair color
Nasturtium: for hair growth
Parsley: enriches hair color and gives a nice luster
Rosemary: tonic and conditioner, one of the best
herbs to use, gives luster and body, also
slightly darkens the hair
Rhubarb: the root makes a yellow hair dye
Sage: tonic and conditioning, darkens the hair
Southernwood: encourages hair growth
and helps prevent dandruff
Stinging Nettle: tonic and conditioning and
helps prevent dandruff
Witch Hazel: leaves and bark are astringent
and cleanses oily hair
Okay, lovely ladies.........I'm off to bed. Happy hair washing!