Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Beer rinse for your hair

I hope everyone has had a very merry christmas. I certainly did, I spent most of my time cooking and eating and enjoying every second of it with my wonderful family.

 My boyfriend enjoys an occasional beer now and then, so this christmas he bought a couple of beer and managed to get through half a can of beer (his alcohol tolerance is ridiculously low) and I followed suit and also drank half a can. We left both the cans out on the dining table overnight and forgot about it until the next morning. In the morning I woke up to a very messy kitchen and got my cleaning hat on and started a big clean up.

Amongst all the mess I found the half empty cans of beers and instantly I thought that I didn't want to waste what was left over (I just hate wasting food/drink anything really) and didn't want to drink them either because flat beer tastes worse than flat coke (I rest my case). So I remembered something my mother used to do when I was little. Once a month she used to buy a can of beer to rinse her hair with it!!. So I thought I will give it a go and use the left over beer to rinse my hair.

I got into my shower made sure my hair was wet and literrally poured the beer into my hair and slowly worked it through my hair. After applying the beer I simply rinsed my hair with warm water (do this thoroughly it helps to get rid of the smell) and waited for my hair to dry out naturally. Once my hair was dried, it looked super healthy and super glossy and even my wavy locks were tamed!

Apparently the proteins from the malt and hops found in beer coat, rebuilds and repairs damaged hair. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a quick boost to the quality of their hair. If you want to have bouncy shiny hair before a special occasion or if you generally want to pamper yourself. This is a cheap and a natural way to make your hair look fantastic for any occasion.

Cheers <3

Monday, 10 December 2012

Natural deep recovery hair mask coconut oil + curry leaves for long hair!

Firstly I would like to apologise for being MIA. Had a really hectic past couple of weeks, but I finally found some chill time to write ! So, let's talk about something I experimented with recently. In conversation with an old friend of mine who also happens to have wonderfully long shiny hair.  I told her about my problems with hair loss and she suggested a deep recovery hair mask. A mixture of coconut oil and curry leaves! Who would have thought that you could put curry leaves in your hair? well apparently it's something Indian women have been doing for centuries. It helps the hair to grow much faster and even prevents grey hair!

Pour 2-4 tablespoons (depending on the length of your hair) of coconut oil into a little pan and add 5-6 fresh curry leaves ( I found mine in my local farmers market!) let it fry until the leaves are slightly brown. Take it off the pan and pour the mixture into a small glass bowl and massage it thoroughly into your hair. Keep it on for 2-3 hours and do this twice a week. Apparently it should make your hair grow faster, I will continue doing this and report back in 3 months time, to let you all know if it actually worked or not...

This is what the end product looked like before I put it on my hair. Notice how the leaves are slightly brown but not completely burnt. 

Enjoy and indulge =)