More bounce in your step: tips for luscious locks.

It’s Saturday morning, so naturally it’s time to unwind in front of the TV. You switch to your channel of choice to catch up with your latest guilty pleasure, only to see the infamous Pantene Pro-V commercials invading your screen. You know what I’m talking about, the commercials that bring fabulous Disney-princess tresses to life. The model’s hair is perfect, with that straight-out-of-a-magazine shine. It bounces effortlessly and shimmers flawlessly in the light. If this scene seems all to familiar to you, than you’re in luck! Today’s post is all about fun, crafty and inexpensive ways to make your hair dazzle and gleam in all it’s glory, while keeping your bank account in check. I’m excited to share healthy hair tips I have acquired from the various magazines that have been piling up on my bookshelves for years, along with “pinteresting” tips I’ve stumbled upon online.For all the girls out there that have taken heat therapy to a whole new level (as I’m also guilty of doing!) your locks will sigh in relief for the various TLC tips in this post. All-natural homemade hot oil treatments will help your locks grow longer, reduce split ends and bring much needed “heat relief” to your hair — all without spending a fortune. There are many benefits of performing once-a-week hot oil treatments, and your locks will thank you for pampering them!! This hot-oil treatment is so easy, I’m willing to bet you won’t even have to leave your home to buy the ingredients! All you need: 3 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of honey, a saucepan, spoon, comb, towel, and shower cap. ( I know what you’re thinking, shower caps are a thing of the past and a part of your grandmother’s beauty regimen, but I promise you it will come in handy for keeping messes at bay.) First, you will want to combine the olive oil and honey into the saucepan and heat the mixture until it starts to boil. After the olive oil and honey mixture cools down, stir the mixture until it is well blended. Next, you will apply the mixture onto your hair, while combing it through your hair throughly. Finally, you will wrap your hair into a towel or pile it up high into a shower cap. Leave the treatment on your hair for 15-30 minutes and then rinse it off in the shower, shampooing your hair as you normally would. If your locks are in a constant state of desert dryness do not fret! Vinegar will do the trick! As wonderful conditioner that can help to naturally improve the cleanliness and shine of dry hair, vinegar won’t damage or strip your strands like chemical-heavy salon products.

This miracle trick is simple:  add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to your hair as you rinse it, which you can store as a permanent shower resident in travel-sized plastic bottles (they can be found at any convenience store such as: Wal-Mart or CVS pharmacy.) By storing your vinegar in a travel-size bottle you can take comfort in knowing your hair will always be looking clean and moisturized on the go! Vinegar is also a miracle dandruff destroyer: by massaging full-strength vinegar into your scalp several times a week or briefly soaking hair before shampooing, flakes will stay away! Vinegar also removes dulling buildup from hair products like sprays and shampoos while providing a natural anti-frizz regimen. Such kitchen cabinet staples as olive-oil, honey and vinegar can also aid in healthy hair growth! The foods you eat also contribute to the look of your locks. Nuts and seeds are not only healthy for your hair, but promote good heart health. They contain essential fatty acids that can pop that pow right back into your hair

The bottom line, my beauties, is this: look in your kitchen cupboards and you will have a multitude of budget-friendly hair care products at your fingertips!  Happy Hair Day!

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