Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Beauty Tip of the Day

I love finding beauty recipes that you can whip up with random stuff from your kitchen. Along with aspirin and honey, vinegar is def one of my favorite beauty products. Sound random and disgusting? Think again. It's the perfect antidote to limp, oily, and dull hair. Over time shampoo, conditioner, and styling products leave deposits in your hair that you can't wash out completely. As these deposits build up your hair begins to lose its shine and body. Apple cider vinegar can remove these deposits from your hair and stem excess oil production, if you have super greasy hair.

Get an old water bottle, and fill it halfway full with apple cider vinegar. You can substitute red/white wine vinegar, but not balsamic, unless you want your hair to turn into a sticky mess. Fill the water bottle up the rest of the way with tap water, cap it, and shake it two or three times to combine. You want a one to one ratio of vinegar to water unless you have severe build-up, in which case you may want to up the amount of vinegar. The next time you wash your hair, get your entire head soaked, and then rinse with the diluted vinegar. Wash out the vinegar solution completely, and then shampoo and condition as usual. Your hair might smell a little bit like vinegar for an hour or two, but I think it's a fair trade for shiny, healthy hair. Plus, think about all the money you'd save on clarifying shampoos and rinses! Money that could go towards that new Hello Kitty for MAC collection....

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