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5 Great Homemade Hair Treatments

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Don’t spend a bunch of money on store-bought hair treatments filled with chemicals and ingredients you can’t pronounce. You can make a variety of inexpensive hair treatments for all hair types that use the ingredients in your kitchen. Ingredients like eggs, honey, and oatmeal create natural, organic, and easy-to-make hair treatments that can help to add moisture and shine to your hair.

  1. Honey and Olive Oil

The first hair treatment uses honey and olive oil to help treat your dry and sun-damaged hair. Mix ½ cup honey with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and apply the mixture to your clean hair. Be sure your hair is damp to make it easier to apply the mixture. Let the treatment sit in your hair for about 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

  1. Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

This olive oil hair treatment also uses lemon juice to improve dry, itchy scalps. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, two tablespoons of lemon juice (freshly squeezed) and 2 tablespoons of water to a small bowl. Add it to your hair, massaging it into your scalp. Rinse the mixture from your hair with warm water after 20 minutes and then proceed to shampooing.

  1. Avocado

Avocado has been used for homemade beauty recipes, including hair treatments, for many decades. If you have damaged hair, avocado will work wonders. Add a mashed up avocado to your damp hair and rinse after 15 minutes. You can also add another ingredient to the mixture such as mayonnaise or egg yolk. Limit this hair treatment to once every 2 weeks.

  1. Cornmeal

Use cornmeal on your hair to help remove grease and oil; this is a great hair treatment for oily hair. Add 1 tablespoon of cornmeal to an empty shaker, such as one that had salt or pepper in it. Sprinkle the cornmeal onto your hair and leave for 10 minutes. Brush it out after 10 minutes using a paddle brush.

  1. Eggs

One of the best things for the health of your hair is eggs, both the white and the yolk of the egg. This can be used on all hair types and will help condition your hair. Add ½ cup of an egg mixture to your hair, making sure it is clean and damp when applying. Rinse it off with cool water after 20 minutes.

Everyone loves the feeling of clean, beautiful glossy hair. It doesn’t matter if you work in oil investments or your local Subway; everyone enjoys a bit of pampering when they come home from work. Use these hair treatments for an indulgent yet budget beauty treatment.

Katie Elizabeth is a freelance writer and content coordinator. She’s worked with many different companies and blogs, including an oil investments company and real estate agency for several years. In her spare time, she studies economical fashion, haircare, beauty and style remedies and loves to share her tips with others on a budget.

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How to Turn Wine Into Paint!

It is tax season again, earlier this month I grabbed a bottle of my dad’s homemade wine to drink while completing a much dreaded annual chore. My dad’s wine tastes like a glass of moonshine mixed with rainbows. However, when I opened a bottle I was assaulted bythe vinegary smell of sour wine.

Most people would have just dumped the wine straight down the sink, or refrigerated it for cooking, but since this wine had such a nice, dark burgundy, I decided to conduct little science project. Plus hey, saving money on art supplies during the tax season is also always a plus.

Things You Need:

Bad Wine, redder the better

Stove Pot

Plastic Container

Heavy Spoon

Large Bowl

Baking Soda

White Vinegar

Light Corn Syrup

Cornstarch

Instructions

1.  Put the wine in a pot, turn the stove on High.

2. Keep the stove on high for approximately 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The water in the wine should boil down, thickening themixture.

3. When the mixture is around a fourth of the original amount of wine, turn the stove down to low, let it sit for approximately 5 more minutes while continuously stirring. Make sure the mixture doesn’t burn at the bottom of the pan.

4. After the 5 minute period, fill the plastic container with the wine mixture and let it cool on the counter before refrigerating it. This will be the dye.

5. In a large bowl, combine two tablespoons of vinegar and 4 tablespoons of baking soda.

6. Wait for the chemical reaction to settle, and then include the 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon syrup. Mix well.

7. Begin by adding about 2-3 tablespoons of your cooled wine-dye at first, adding more depending on the intended shade. Stir this really well.

8. Let your mixture rest for atleast 12 hours in the refrigerator. When used, a small amount of water is needed to soften the mixture and increase the pliablility.

Tips and Warnings

Burning the wine will change the shade of the wine to a brown. This could still be used as a dye, but it will look less remarkable.

Extra paint can be refrigerated and used again later. The dye will thicken and turn sticky, but adding warm water will soften it up and make it easier to apply. Using the dye alone as a stain possible by simply thinning it out with water. Don’t be worried if it has a strange scent. This is from the wine mixture, and it will go away over time.

Although tax season can give me a worse headache than bad wine, the two paired well this year. My choice to use  free tax prep software and do my taxes online lessened my carbon footprint and provided a brand new pallet.

Nathan is an artist, writer, and wizard. You can check out his website where he is working on a webcomic at magicscienceland.com.