My great-grandma used to say beer was the best cream rinse :)
This isn't really beauty related, but I thought it was cool. Vinegar is a weed killer. I put white vinegar on my weeds (big tall ones) and they are dead now. Its cheap and smells better than the spray stuff from Lowes.
Mix 1/2 cup flat beer (pour beer into a container and let it sit out for a couple of hours to deplete carbonation) with 1 tsp light oil (sunflower or canola) and a raw egg. Apply to clean, damp hair, let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Or add flat beer only to a spray bottle and spritz onto dry hair. "When the liquid evaporates, the remaining protein residue (from the wheat, malt or hops) continues to strengthen and structure hair,"
Treatments can be applied every other week.
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Instead of spending money on hot oil (well, warm oil) treatments, I warm a little olive oil with some dried mint leaves and lemon rind (in a tea sachet or some cheesecloth). Your hair will be shiny and full when you wash it out...
PS if you leave the treatment in overnight for deep conditioning, don't forget to sleep on a towel or 2.
for elbows, maybe try mixing up a small batch of a honey scrub: using honey, raw sugar, and a little coconut oil...just make sure consistency is thick enough with sugar. Gently scrub, leave on a few minutes if you can and then rinse. Afterward, apply some coconut oil. That should help smooth them out, moisturize & soften the skin. Aloe Vera, vitamin E & rosehip seed oil can be helpful too.
My favorite all natural tip is a bath soak in Epsom salts (about 1/2 cup), Vodka (1/4 cup), a couple squirts of Avocado, Almond or Apricot oil, and about 15-20 drops of my favorite essential oils. Mix it around in a nice warm bath and just soak. Baking soda & a little Himalayan sea salt can be added too, but baking soda dries my skin. This bath mix helps relax me, while also softening and moisturizing my (prone to dry) skin....and the Epsom salt helps pull out toxins from the skin.
Once a week( because I have highlighted hair I straighten)-I take a cup of mayo,1/2 soft mashed avacado and a tsp of olive or coconut oil and lightly warm it up before putting it though my hair. Either saran wrap or plastic cap will do but leave it on for an hour or 2. Rinse in cool water.use a cowash or gentle no sulfite shampoo like ouidad then a lite condition rinse.
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