Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mercredi: The Art of Beauty

My eldest daughter refuses to cut her hair.  She will allow me to snip her bangs every couple of months but the largest portion of her hair remains untouched, and untouchable.  I’ve talked to her about trimming to keep her hair healthy but there’s no use in it for now.  The problem is that the ends get unfortunately dry shampoo after shampoo.  What to do?

Everyone who has been reading HQ for a while knows that I am a great proponent of apple cider vinegar as a tonic for all lengths of hair.  Today’s recipe takes that premise up a notch with an easy to make hair softening conditioner that will leave the driest hair shiny and healthy. 

½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp wheat germ oil
3 drops of tea tree oil
3 drops of chamomile essential oil
3 drops of rosemary essential oil

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and pour through your hair after shampooing.  Work the mixture into your scalp and down to the ends of your hair.  Allow it to sit for three to five minutes.  Comb through and rinse with first warm water, to rinse off the conditioner, and then cool water to seal the hair cuticle.  If you really want to lock in the shine, do a final rinse with another ½ cup of apple cider vinegar and let your hair dry naturally.

This treatment can be done once a month on long hair (shoulder length or longer) or about every six to eight weeks on shorter hair.  The conditioner smells delicious and the oils will stimulate circulation and balance sebum production in the scalp.  A votre sant√© ~

Header: Esther by John Everett Millais c 1864

2 comments:

Timmy! said...

Or just shave your head like me... Not recommended for you ladies, Pauline.

Pauline said...

It's all good if you're a lady like RuPaul, though.