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Peppermint & Coconut Oil Pre-Poo- Homemade Natural Hair Products

Peppermint & Coconut Oil Pre-Poo- Homemade Natural Hair Products | Green Curls | Scoop.it
via NaturallyCurly
CurlyConundrum shared her recipe for a DIY pre-poo, and it's super simple and effective!
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I love, love, love peppermint oil in my hair products. I love the cool sensation and tingle it adds to my scalp. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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Your best hair treatments are no farther than your fridge and pantry. Get tips and recipes of easy ways to use natural ingredients to whip up natural hair products.
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Tips for the DIY Natural Hair Product Mixtress

Tips for the DIY Natural Hair Product Mixtress | Green Curls | Scoop.it
by Tammy Goodson of CurlyChics Less is More-- Products with no preservatives do not have a long shelf life (1 to 2 weeks, depending on the ingredients).
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Ready to start mixing up your own hair concoctions? Take a look at these important tips to keep them fresh and bacteria free.

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BN Beauty: Get Healthy & Shiny Hair with 4 Easy Do It Yourself Hair Care Recipes | Bella Naija

BN Beauty: Get Healthy & Shiny Hair with 4 Easy Do It Yourself Hair Care Recipes | Bella Naija | Green Curls | Scoop.it

Homemade hair treatments like shampoo and conditioner can be as good as or even better than commercially bought ones. These homemade recipes are the more (Has anyone tried these Natural Hair Care Recipes?


Via SusanSmith
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Tired of looking for the next "it" product that will create envy worthy strands? Your answer might be closer than you think. Try your kitchen.

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The (Surprising!) Beauty Benefits of Green Tea

The (Surprising!) Beauty Benefits of Green Tea | Green Curls | Scoop.it
You don’t have to drink green tea to reap its benefits. It also works as a topical beauty ingredient, with benefits ranging from busting acne to stopping wrinkles.

Via Anubha Charan
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I like to drink green tea but never knew I could make my own green tea concoctions instead of having to hunt down products with the magical ingredient. I have been experiencing a serious case of adult acne of and on for the past few years. Along with getting a hold of my diet I think I'm going use a few of these recipe. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Is rice water Asia's best kept beauty secret?

Is rice water Asia's best kept beauty secret? | Green Curls | Scoop.it
Rice water is rich in beauty nutrients that make it fantastic for both skin and hair – a secret those flawless-skinned Japanese geishas have known for centuries.

Via Anubha Charan
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Wonder if you can the same results with brown rice. Hmmmmm.

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Jen Neitzel » No Pooing & Other Natural Hair Products That I Use

Jen Neitzel » No Pooing & Other Natural Hair Products That I Use | Green Curls | Scoop.it
I happened to look at some of the products I was using in my hair and sure enough, GLUTEN – IN MY SHAMPOO, IN MY HAIR GEL! Fast forward to a few months ago. I use all gluten-free products these days and my scalp and ...
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Baking soda as a no poo alternative can be controversial. Some people swear by it and so people says it causes to much damage to hair by taking it way beyond a natural and healthy pH range. I've never tried it because I heard it can make your hair dry. But if your curious this is how one blogger uses it for her curls.

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Chocolate for Natural Hair? Oh, Yes!; 2 Cocoa Powder Hair Mask ...

Chocolate for Natural Hair? Oh, Yes!; 2 Cocoa Powder Hair Mask ... | Green Curls | Scoop.it
by Kiianah of Rockin' it Napptural What is Cocoa powder? Raw cacao powder is made from cocoa solids and comes from the cacao tree, which is also.
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I love chocolate and at this time of the year I usually pull out my canister of cocoa powder to make hot chocolate. Here are some other ways to put that cocoa to good use.

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Peppermint & Coconut Oil Pre-Poo- Homemade Natural Hair Products

Peppermint & Coconut Oil Pre-Poo- Homemade Natural Hair Products | Green Curls | Scoop.it
via NaturallyCurly
CurlyConundrum shared her recipe for a DIY pre-poo, and it's super simple and effective!
Kinks & Curls's insight:

I love, love, love peppermint oil in my hair products. I love the cool sensation and tingle it adds to my scalp. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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Why you should wash your face (and hair) with vodka

Why you should wash your face (and hair) with vodka | Green Curls | Scoop.it
On this trip to Moscow and Samara, I pestered scores of women for traditional vodka-based beauty recipes. So, this weekend, save a few sips of this potent alcohol for absolute (Absolut?) miracles on your face.
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I remember being in a hair stylists chair back in Miami many moons ago and she poured Vodka over my hair as a final rinse. She said it would stop my hair from falling out. I'm not exactly sure if it does that but here some things it will do.

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DIY Honey Shampoo - Empowered Sustenance

DIY Honey Shampoo - Empowered Sustenance | Green Curls | Scoop.it
Honey can replace your shampoo and conditioner! Get silky soft hair by using only honey to wash your hair.
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More great news about honey and what it does for hair as a shampoo. Can't wait to try it.

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Natural Drink Recipes for Amazing Skin (They're Kind of Weird, But They Work!) - Bustle

Natural Drink Recipes for Amazing Skin (They're Kind of Weird, But They Work!)
Bustle
It's a really intense recipe, featuring horsetail, nettles, and oatstraw, which are all incredible for skin, hair, and bones.
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I added this article because what is usually good for the skin is also good for hair. Enjoy!

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The Best Ingredient Ever? Olive Oil, According To Norma Kamali - Huffington Post

The Best Ingredient Ever? Olive Oil, According To Norma Kamali - Huffington Post | Green Curls | Scoop.it
The Best Ingredient Ever? Olive Oil, According To Norma Kamali
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"You can use for food, you can mix it with salt and have a scrub, you can use it for your hair and nails and for a massage..." That last one sounds pretty good.
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I already knew of the virtues of olive oil. It's the one oil I have an abundance of in my kitchen and have used it in recipes for my skin and hair.

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Danger: Controversial Ingredients in Natural Hair Products ~ The ...

Danger: Controversial Ingredients in Natural Hair Products ~ The ... | Green Curls | Scoop.it
Read any beauty product label and you will see that they're all proud to make the statement “free of” and include a laundry list of controversial ingredients.
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I think we know of most of the usual suspects parabens, silicones, sulfates well here are five more to add to your list of hair product no-nos.

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3 Natural Cures for Drandruff

3 Natural Cures for Drandruff | Green Curls | Scoop.it
The Express Tribune (blog)
Five effective ways to rid you of your dandruff problem
The Express Tribune (blog)
Having said that, regular shampooing may not always help.
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Dry air and heat can bring on dry itchy, flaky scalp. Don't fear! Hit the kitchen not the drugstore for a cure.

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5 DIY natural hair masks - Times of India

5 DIY natural hair masks - Times of India | Green Curls | Scoop.it
Times of India
5 DIY natural hair masks
Times of India
Banana mask: Banana is a natural ingredient which makes hair strong by preventing your roots from getting damaged. Blend one overripe banana in a grinder.
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When your out of conditioner or not sure what conditioner to buy for your tresses why not try making your own.

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A hair mask that's guaranteed to make your strands feel like spun silk

A hair mask that's guaranteed to make your strands feel like spun silk | Green Curls | Scoop.it
Hibiscus oil has numerous beauty benefits that have been used since centuries by Aurvedic practitioners. And today, science is backing up the claims.

Via Anubha Charan
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This is a new oil for me. What girl doesn't want softer and shinier strands? Especially if your natural like me adding shine to your hair can be a challenge. Maybe I'll give this a try.

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Bentonite Clay Cleanse for Natural Hair- Homemade Products!

Bentonite Clay Cleanse for Natural Hair- Homemade Products! | Green Curls | Scoop.it
by Devri Velazquez
Bentonite clay, an impure mud discovered in Rock River, Wyoming, was once thought to have healing powers.
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Vlogger Naptural85 peaked my interest in using literally the earth to wash my hair when she did a video on a mud wash now.  I haven't tried this yet but betonite clay is not only in face beneficial in face masks.

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Winter Oil Blend- A Natural Hair and Skin Recipe

Winter Oil Blend- A Natural Hair and Skin Recipe | Green Curls | Scoop.it
by Juli-Anne of ThreeNaturals
If you’re like me, when Winter rolls around you need all the help you can get keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the harsh, dry and cold Winter air.
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Out of all natural concoctions I think the oil bend is the easiest to make. I always have severaldifferent types of oil on hand so whipping something up is easy. Right now I'm using a blend of castor, olive, coconut and rapeseed for my hair and coconut and rapeseed under my face moisturizer at night. What oil blends do you use?

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The Most Conditioning Avocado & Banana Natural Hair Mask Ever ...

The Most Conditioning Avocado & Banana Natural Hair Mask Ever ... | Green Curls | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a homemade natural hair treatment to help give your hair more moisture and conditioning. Then you need to try out this treatment.
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Bananas are again the star of this recipe if you don't want to have chunks of banana to have to work to rinse out use a jar of baby food bananas.

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7 Herbal Rinses for Hair Growth and Scalp Health

7 Herbal Rinses for Hair Growth and Scalp Health | Green Curls | Scoop.it
by Kiianah of Rockin' it Napptural There are many environmental factors that contribute to unhealthy hair. Heat, dry indoor air, hair dyes, shampoos, and styling products can lead to breakage, spli...
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I haven't tried a hair rinse yet but now I have a bunch of recipes to try. What's your experience with hair rinses? Do they really work?

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Goat Milk Hair Benefits and a Conditioning Mask Recipe

Goat Milk Hair Benefits and a Conditioning Mask Recipe | Green Curls | Scoop.it
by Shelli of Hairscapades
 Okay. I admit it. I’ve been holding out on you guys. But, in my defense, I did it FOR you!
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I am chomping at the bit to try. I had awesome results with Kimmaytube's leave-in so I love trying DIY hair conditioners.

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Honey Shampoo Update and FAQs - Empowered Sustenance

Honey Shampoo Update and FAQs - Empowered Sustenance | Green Curls | Scoop.it
I posted my DIY Honey Shampoo in May and it has received a ton of questions and comments. It currently has about 350 comments on the post… which is more comments than on any other recipe on Empowered Sustenance!
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More insights, questions answered and updates about regarding the DIY Honey Shampoo.

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3 Easy Homemade Conditioners for Slip, Moisture and Protein

3 Easy Homemade Conditioners for Slip, Moisture and Protein | Green Curls | Scoop.it
Creating hair conditioner from fully natural unprocessed ingredients is a job for the dedicated kitchenician. One of the main reasons why a kitchen product may not get you the results of a commerci...
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Want to try making your own hair products but not sure where or what ingredients to start with? Here's a guide to help you get going.

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Herbal Tea for Hair Growth- Drink & Rinse Your Way to Longer, Thicker Natural Hair

Herbal Tea for Hair Growth- Drink & Rinse Your Way to Longer, Thicker Natural Hair | Green Curls | Scoop.it
Curlfriend, Zhara! 
Hola Chicas!
I've received a bunch of emails and follow-up questions from you dolls about the Nettle Tea post and thought I'd combine three old posts (from 2009!
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Nature is always best!

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Why you need to steer clear of Parabens - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Why you need to steer clear of Parabens - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Green Curls | Scoop.it
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Why you need to steer clear of Parabens
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
They're used in a lot of moisturisers, conditioners and other hair and body care products. What are they used for?
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Sulfate-free, phtlate-free, paraben-free. They may seem like buzz words to get consumers to buy products, but there are legitimate reasons why these products should be avoided. Here is more info about parabens.

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DIY – Beetroot and Camphor Scalp Treatment At Home - WiseShe

DIY – Beetroot and Camphor Scalp Treatment At Home - WiseShe | Green Curls | Scoop.it
DIY – Beetroot and Camphor Scalp Treatment At Home - Beet root is a super natural product for hair problems. It conditions, nourishes, and gives the shiny healthy look to the hair strands. It also acts as a hair coloring agent.
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I thought I already knew of every natural ingredient that benefits hair but this is a new...beetroot!

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