Friday, May 22, 2009

Hair part deux

Okay so I'm thinking I'm hitting the "gonna seem greasy" phase of my 'poo free summer
it HAS also been raining and humid here allllllll week long, seriously, 25 inches of rain this week
so the frizzies have come out a bit

I've committed to giving up my products once they run out and doing without them until after my Sedona trip...at least that's the "check in date" my real hope is that by then I'll be so used to living without them I won't miss them!
but...I fear my curls won't be good looking curls without some sort of product so...I'm trying some homemade curl remedies starting tomorrow...

  • Boil 1 cup water, stir in 2 Tbsp whole flax seeds and reduce heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened, strain. (Tip: it will thicken a bit as it cools, so do not simmer for much longer than 10 minutes, as it will be impossible to strain.) Add a few drops of essential oil for scent, store in fridge, should be good for about 2 weeks. 
  • Lavender mist: You can take a gallon of distilled water, pour out a bit into a cup so you have room to shake, add 10 drops of lavender essential oil, cap and shake, then return the rest of the water, shake. Pour into a spray bottle, and use the spray to revive your waves on non-wash days. 

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Is the 2nd remedy with lavender oil mostly to make your hair smell nice or does the lavender have any anti-frizz properties?

Is that remedy much different than just refreshing a 'do with regular water?

Sorry about the greasiness...

Babs said...

lavender has anti-frizz properties...on hair AND emotions tee hee