Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving From The Hair Stylist Blog!: Food Hair Recipes

We hope you enjoy all of your delicious yummies today!

But while your cooking and eating all of your great delights, don't forget... Food is not just for eating!

Check out these great beauty tips that you can achieve with your Thanksgiving ingredients.

1. Hair Conditioning Mask. Main Ingredient: Olive Oil.

As many of you may or may not know, olive oil is an active ingredient in a lot of hydrating and smoothing based hair care products. But, did you know you can use it by itself as an excellent mask for all your conditioning needs. (please note this is not something you want to do often as it is highly concentrated and can rupture the hairs natural environment if over used; however, it is a great at home treatment that can be used form time to time)

Here is what you do....

Apply 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil into your hands and slightly warm up the oil by rubbing your hands together. Starting on the ends of your hair apply the oil throughout the hair all the way towards the scalp of your head. The amount you’ll use should vary depending on the length and thickness of your hair.

Next, use a warm, damp towel and wrap it around your head, covering the treated hair. Leave it on for approximately 45 minutes. 

Finally, rinse out the olive oil with shampoo, approximately 2-3 shampoos is ideal. Allow your hair to air dry.

2. Body Scrub. Main Ingredient: Brown Sugar

To create the scrub, mix together one half cup of coarse brown sugar with one tablespoon of honey, a little olive oil, and 1/4 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.

Apply the scrub over your entire body, then rinse. The scrub not only smells delicious, but leaves your skin feeling ultra-smooth.

This scrub will help to get rid of dry winter skin, as well as prep your body for any sunless tanner you may be applying.

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