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    3 Heavenly Fragrant DIY Hair Masks for Summer!

    The lazy, hazy days of summer are the perfect time to pamper yourself with a DIY hair mask! Take a look in the fridge, the garden, or take a trip to your local farmers market for these ingredients and make yourself a super-rich and fragrant DIY hair mask!
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    To intensify any of these DIY Hair treatments, after applying conditioner, wrap your hair in Saran Wrap, wring out a towel soaked in warm water, and wrap it around the plastic wrap.

    Here is one sweet smelling DIY hair mask for moisture deprived summer locks! Gil Gamlieli recommended this homemade conditioner for dry hair and scalp. The almond oil is a great lubricant. The bananas are full of potassium; the honey has vitamins A, B and C; and the rose petals . . . sweet ecstasy!

    COMING UP ROSES

    •    1 cup water
    •    ½ cup milk
    •    1 cup dried rose petals
    •    2 bananas
    •    2 tablespoons honey
    •    2 tablespoons almond oil

    1. Put the water, milk, and rose petals in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from the burner and cool.
    2. In a blender, mix the bananas, honey and almond oil. Blend on low and pour into a bowl.
    3. Gently fold the cooled rose petal mixture into the banana mixture.
    4. Massage into scalp and hair.
    5. Cover with a plastic shower cap and leave on for 25 or 30 minutes.
    6. Rinse with warm water and shampoo.

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    TROPICAL BREEZE

    When my hair feels as dry as a bed of straw, I use this heavenly treatment created by Richard Córdoba, a hair colorist from Bogota, Colombia, who recommends it for dry or damaged hair and oily scalp. It’ll keep hair soft and silky for two weeks.

    •    4 sprigs rosemary
    •    1 cup boiling water
    •    2 teaspoons almond oil
    •    1/2 papaya
    •    1/2 avocado
    •    1/4 lemon

    1. Steep the rosemary in the boiling water. Let it cool.
    2. Massage the scalp with the almond oil,
    3. Mash together the papaya and avocado, and squeeze in the lemon.
    4. Put the rosemary tea in a spray bottle.
    5. Apply the fruit mixture to the hair.
    6. Spray the tea on the hair.
    7. Cover with a shower cap and leave on for 15 minutes,
    8. Shampoo.

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    HOLY GUACAMOLE!

    This is a deliciously simple, Vitamin E—rich protein pack for over processed hair.

    •    1/2 avocado
    •    1 tablespoon olive oil
    •    1 egg

    1. Mash the avocado, and mix in the other ingredients.
    2. Spread throughout your hair—don’t forget the ends.
    3. Cover with a shower cap, and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.
    4. Rinse with cool water, Shampoo.

    If you’re into DIY hair problem solvers and want some great looking and smelling hair this summer, go for the seasons best  . . . and have some great hair days!

    Tips courtesy of Rona Berg who gives us some other great tips in her book, Beauty, The New Basics ,

    Thanks Rona!

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    1. Who says you need to spend money on expensive product? This is as green and organic as you can get with your hair care. Love the tips.

      Comment by Best of Beehive — June 28, 2010 @ 9:28 am

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