Today I have something exciting and easy for you to make at home.
First of all, do you shampoo? And then condition?
I'll let you in on a little secret...........
I haven't shampood my hair for over a year.
Now I know that suddenly you are getting visions of a greasy haired lout but this is not the case. Notice I said "shampoo". Not cleaned. No sir, no overpackaged, petro-chemical filled solutions for this humble head.
I wash my hair with homemade soap bars that lather up really well so it's just like washing my hair with the aforementioned product, except without all the harmful effects and health worries.
So what happens when it's time to condition, you ask?
It's true, washing (wash-oo-ing?) with just cleansing bars can leave your hair in quite a tangle, especially if it's shoulder length like mine.
The solution? A homemade rinse, with deliciously smelling rosemary that de-tangles, nourishes the skin and adds shine all in one go.
|Homemade rosemary infusion|
I have been using my little homemade rinse here for several months now and am 100% pleased with it. Wouldn't go back to bottle products, no sir!
Homemade Rosemary Hair Rinse
for use after hair has been cleaned
6-8 good size fresh rosemary sprigs
Place the rosemary into a large glass, jar or small jug (again, hubby's beer drinking glass was called into action). Pour enough boiling water over the sprigs to immerse them and then leave to cool and infuse overnight.
The next morning, remove the rosemary (no need to strain, just pluck them out), and into a squeezy bottle (the sauce kind from the discount shop), place:
Top up with the rosemary water and give it a good shake.
To use the rinse, it's just a simple matter of squirting it through your hair after washing. Let it sit for a few minutes (I use this rinse in the shower), then rinse off for smooth, easy to comb hair.
The rosemary is wonderfully beneficial for itchy, dry scalp sufferers, improving the condition of the skin immediately and with each use.
The faint vinegary smell will disappear once the hair is dry. This quantity (a small squeezy bottle), should do at least 3 applications. Store it in the fridge between uses if your bathroom is on the warm side.
If it's freezing cold and the middle of winter, go ahead and warm the rinse a little before use. No point in yelping in the shower waking up the whole house, your skin will very much appreciate this small action.
Your pocket will also thank you for not purchasing those over-marketed products and the land will thank you for not filling it with plastic packaging, week after week.
|Clean, fresh and natural (and yes, in need of a trim ;))|
Happy combing :)
*See also: Nourishing Egg Yolk Hair Conditioning Treatment