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Emergency Hair Repair


Sunday, February 01, 2009

For the record, I love fat free yoghurt. Plain. I like to add my own fruit to it, and I also have developed an affinity for playing with it. With and without the fruit.

As good as yoghurt is for you to eat, it is equally as beneficial to keeping up your appearances. It is a common ingredient to my facial masques, but that is a topic for another time. Today, we are going to focus on repairing your crowning glory naturally.

Have you ever felt like fainting at the price of conditioning treatments? If fainting is a bit dramatic, maybe you have joined me in thinking, "You have got to be John Q Brown kidding me!" Never again. You, sister, (assuming that you have NOT color treated your hair) are going to take a page out of history and use what smart women through the ages have used to beautify yourself - HENNA! Henna works to seal in your hair's natural oils. I also am fond of henna for mendhi art.

Ready? Grab1/4 cup colorless (neutral) henna powder and 1/2 cup plain yoghurt. Mix and apply to freshly-shampooed hair. Wrap in Saran wrap or put on a shower cap and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse, and dry as usual.

This recipe was taken from Secrets of the Spas by Catherine Bardey. I found my copy used on Amazon for less than $1.00. The book is a fabulous resource.
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BUFFAROO 1/7/2010 2:57PM

    I would definitely NOT recommend henna if you have color treated hair, as henna has coloring properties all on its own. It can be used to draw out your natural highlights. It is also used to decoratively stain the skin in many cultures.

I am not saying it would absolutely destroy your color job - but what I AM saying is one should give pause before doing this if hey have treated their hair. A great color job is expensive - why risk discoloring something you are happy with, and cause a hubbub for your stylist to correct it?

I have discovered a product that has been wonderful (now that I have started a lowlight/highlight blend at the stylist: Wen. It has not stripped my color at all, and does leave my hair soft.

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PATTI720 1/5/2010 12:27PM

    So if you have color treated hair this wouldn't apply???

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PATTI720 1/5/2010 12:27PM

    So if you have color treated hair this wouldn't apply???

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