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Home Made Hair Mask, Aloe Vera, Really Works for Dry Hair!

Referring to my previous post Hair Care – Treating Dry Hair Naturally with Aloe Vera, I shared about using the gel from the Aloe Vera plant to create a hair mask.

It is really a hassle free recipe that works wonderfully for my dry and frizzy long hair.

I bought a leaf of about 35cm long from the supermarket and cut it in half. One half was wrapped up and kept in the vegetable drawer in the refrigerator for other uses. The other half was sliced horizontally from one end to another. I used a spoon to scrape off all the gel from the leaf. I took only the gel and not any of the green or yellow portions from the leaf. Next I put the gel in a mini food processor and blended it until it was very fine.

All the blended Alor Vera gel was then gently rubbed into the scalp and spread all over my long hair. There might be little bits and pieces of Aloe Vera but that’s fine because the result was totally worth it. I kept the gel on my head for  an hour. Once the time was up, I simply rinsed off the gel with water and dried my hair with a towel.

When my hair was completely dry, I saw a gleaming sheen that seemed to dance off my hair. I could also run my fingers through my hair without difficulty. My hair was  darker, shinier and definitely much, much smoother than before.

I have decided to apply this Home made Aloe Vera Hair Mask at least twice a week until my hair condition improves permanently.

Aloe Vera is a wonder plant that you can easily plant in your garden or even in a pot. You can use it as food, make it into a drink, use it as medical aid to heal wounds or like me, hair mask. Small wonder that people call it a miracle doctor

Additional Readings on Aloe Vera:  Aloe Vera – Fight 80 Disorders from Your Own Kitchen!

First Experience of Having Hives (aka Urticaria)

When I first had hives, I didn’t know it was hives. And definitely I didn’t know the doctors refer to hives as urticaria.

Initially, there were just a few seemingly innocent red weals on my abdominal area. They were red and slightly itchy, barely 3mm – 5mm in diameter. I dismissed them as mosquito bites. However, as the itch intensified, I scratched more and more frequently. To my horror, the few weals suddenly multiplied and spread in a matter of 20 – 30 minutes – as if a school of invisible mosquitoes have launched a massive attack. 20-30 big, medium and small weals started spreading across my tummy, sides and the small of my back. It was quite shocking for a first-timer.  There was a mix of horror and amazement as I watched these angry weals merge and mutate into a large plaque and then several large plaques. Especially bad was the pressure line area where elastic band of my pants come in contacts with my skin.

By then, I have learned that the weals and plaques were caused by some form of skin allergy. I thought my clothing were not laundered properly and the detergent residue had caused an allergy. However, I have serious doubts about that possibility when it happened again the next evening. Though I had weals and plaques throughout the day, the condition mostly worsen towards the evening.

On those first 2 days, I experimented using tea-tree oil, anti itch cream, ice pad, wearing loose fitting clothing, drinking plenty of water and sadly, nothing seems to make things better. The weals appear and disappear at their own will and timing, and they definitely did not find the ointments and creams a threat.

Eventually, I went to the pharmacy to seek professional help. The pharmacist recommended oral anti-histamine. Yes, that worked beautifully. Unfortunately, I was told that’s a temporary relief. The hives may come back, and there’s no knowing when it will. This reminded me of my experience with eczema and how alternative home remedies- instead of drugs – could sometimes work wonders. An online search showed that Paulette Joynt has found a solution to her Chronic Urticaria in 3 weeks. I think I might just give this a try.

Additional Reading on Expert’s Opinion: Paulette Joynt’s  “Get Rid of Hives – I Beat Hives My Urticaria in 3 Weeks”

DNA Robot Can Kill Cancer Cells

Just saw this article about a robot that is created out os DNA strands that can be programmed to target specific cancer cells and kill them. This is really exciting. Yes, it is not quite “natural” but such ground breaking news needs to be known.

Take a look at the original article here: http://www.nature.com/news/dna-robot-could-kill-cancer-cells-1.10047ХудожникОткъде да купя иконаидея за подарък

Home Remedies – Magnesium Sulphate & Epsom Salt

What exactly is Epsom Salt and is it the same thing as Magnesium Sulphate? What is Magnesium Sulphate good for?

Epsom Salt is the common name for Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate or Magnesium Sulphate Hydrated. The chemical formula is MgSO4 + 7H2O and is commonly known as Epsom Salt.

It is believed that applying epsom salt into a hot bath helps to relieve stiff muscles, promotes blood circulation and even as a fabric softener.

A hot Epsom Salt bath can help to relief bruising and it a good home treatment for sore and stiff muscles.

Hair Care – Treat Hair Loss Naturally with Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves

Perhaps this is why the Indians have such thick beautiful, natural hair.

To prevent and treat hair loss naturally, you get some curry leaves and heat it in either coconut or olive oil. Stop heating when the leaves turn colour. Allow the oil to cool down before you apply onto your head. Massage your scalp and hair for a while. Leave the concoction on your head for 20 min and wash it off. You may like to shampoo off if you choose not to have the oil to remain on your hair.

Take care of your natural hair and let it shine with glory.

For more expert advice on hair loss, check out
Hair Loss No More by Jonathan E Phillips of Stanton House Publications
Unravel the Mysteries of Female Hair Loss by Melanie Vongabuesnig

Hair Care – Treating Oily Hair Naturally with Mint Leave

Mint Leaf

Mint Leaf

OK, I didn’t experiment this on my own but heard it from a girl friend that it works for her.

This is one of the ways of treating oily hair naturally. With these types of treatment, there are no strong active chemicals to harm your hair. These are natural hair treatments that are safe and easy to follow.

Take a handful of “mentha” mint leaves and boil it with one glass of water for 15- 20 minutes. Add this to your shampoo and use it as per normal. Leave it on your hair for 10 minutes.

Hair Care – Treating Dry Hair Naturally with Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

This is the raw material for your natural hair treatment. If you are suffering from dry hair and you are looking for a hair treatment that does not involve a lot of chemicals, then try this natural hair treatment for dry hair.

Plant aloe vera in your garden or a pot somewhere in the house. They just need good sunlight and ample water. Easy to care. More importantly, they are great for your health.

Break a leaf, squeeze out the liquid inside and apply this onto the scalp. Keep the aloe vera juice on your head for an hour before washing off.

You will be amazed that the dryness is gone or almost gone depending on the severity.

Additional Reading on Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera – Fight 80 Disorders from Your Own Kitchen!

Hair Care – Treating Damaged Hair Naturally with Honey

If you take care of your hair, you will find that hair can be very strong. But once you neglect it, damaged hair can be difficult to treat. If you are looking for a natural treatment for damaged hair, take a cup of honey, half cup of olive or sesame seed oil and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix them well and keep it overnight in a glass jug. Next day, massage a little of this mixture to your hair before shampooing. Do your best to keep the concoction on your head for 60 minutes before washing them off.

Honey has been known to have many curative properties. Of course, using it on your hair as a natural hair treatment might seem a little strange, but you must remember, all chemicals are derived from plants or animals in many instances. These natural hair treatment are safer, both for you and for the environment.

Hair Care – Relief from Dandruff using Lemon & Coconut

Coconut & Lemon

We will face dandruff problem at least once in our life time. However, if you have this challenge most of the time, you may like to experiment with this natural hair treatment.

You can add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to 2 teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply on your head and massage thoroughly. Leave the concoction on for the next 20 minutes or so before rinsing off. This is good for itchy scalp too.

Sometimes expensive potions from the shops seem to work better, however, they contain a lot of active ingredients and many of them are harmful to the environment. Many times, mum’s formula can be the best. Try this natural hair treatment and let us know if you round it effective!

Hair Care – How to Improve Hair Length Naturally

We like our hair long and thick. It might be tougher to make our glory crown thicker, however, we can definitely enhance hair growth with a bit extra help from our kitchen.

Concoct your own natural shampoo from aloe vera. This wonderful green plant can help clear blockages in the pores of the scalp and balance the pH level of your hair, the two critical factors that help in hair growth.

Another recipe is from the Native American Indians. You are to mix equal amounts of wheat germ oil, aloe vera and coconut milk and use the mixture just like any other shampoo.

For more expert advice on improving hair length, read
Increase Hair Length 5x Faster Naturally by Gloria Stephens, Salon Research Analyst

Hair Care: Natural Hair Mask using Egg and Milk

Milk & EggI shared about a Parsley Hair Mask a few days ago, and now here’s another natural hair treatment that is equally easy to make from the ingredients in your kitchen.

This natural hair mask is for all hair types. Mix an egg yolk in half cup of milk. Apply a little oil (if you have dry hair) and apply this mask on your entire head. Massage for about 10 min, leave the mask on your head for another 10 min and then rinse off with warm tepid water. Shampoo as per normal

Take time to pamper yourself with home made beauty potions such as this to make you look fabulous. Looking good very often lift one’s mood and make us feels good too.

Hair Care – Weekly Hair Mask using Parsley

ParsleyHeard of weekly facial? Did it? How about adding hair mask as your regular beauty regiment?

This hair mask is for all hair types. Prepare a juice of parsley. Mix half a cup of parsley, 3 teaspoon of olive oil and apply this on scalp and hair. Massage the scalp for 15 min and then rinse off.

Take time to pamper yourself with home made beauty portions such as this to make you look fabulous. Looking good very often lift one’s mood and make us feels good too.

Hair Care – Quick Protein Treatment using Egg, Olive Oil & Vinegar

This is another easy home made remedy to have a quick natural protein hair treatment.

Beat 1 egg and slowly add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of vinegar. Apply it on your hair and leave it for 10- 15 min. Apply shampoo and rinse well. This is for all hair types.

Take time to indulge in simple home made beauty potion that may work wonders for your natural hair. Protein treatment for hair is very common in the market. But using a natural hair treatment that can be easily made at home not only gives you a sense of satisfaction, it also gives you a lot of cost savings!

Hair Care – Quick Protein Treatment using Soy Sauce

Though soy sauce may not be a staple in western kitchen, this marvelous sauce can be easily bought from Asian supermarket. Good for enhancing food flavour as well as for your hair.

Mix one ounce soy suce in 1 cup of warm water. After you shampoo, pour this dilution over your hair, leave it for 10 min and rinse out.

Take time to indulge in simple home made beauty portion that may work wonders for your manes. No better than taming your manes naturally with home made remedies that can give you fabulous hair.

Get Rid of Bed Bugs Yourself

One of the most unwelcome dwellers in any homes is Bed Bugs.

Once they settled in, you will find it tough to get rid of them. Because they multiply rapidly yet rely very little to survive. In fact, bed bugs can live without food for more than 1 year! Horrifying, isn’t it?

Bed bugs live in any part of the home – from  tiny cracks in furniture to textiles and upholstered furniture. They tend to prefer beds, comforters, mattresses, box springs, and bed frames. Generally, they are attracted by the body warm and carbon dioxide of humans when they rest in bed at night. Once the humans are sound asleep, it’s play-and-bite time for them. If you woke up with a line of red and itchy bumps on your skin, you were been attacked while asleep.

Getting rid of bed bugs is definitely NOT an easy process. You can wash your linens and all that stuff in hot water but they will return to dwell again. You can spray insecticides but once the poison is gone, the bed bugs surface to hunt yet again. It can be very tiring to eliminate them.  That’s why many people called the bug-busters. The pest-control expert may recommend certain forms of deep-cleaning such as scrubbing infested surfaces with a stiff brush to remove eggs, dismantling bed frames and furniture, filling cracks in floors, walls, and moldings, encasing mattresses within special bags, or using a powerful vacuum on cracks and crevices. You can only cross your fingers that the pest expert got rid of all of them at one go. It only needs a surviving couple to bring back an entire colony!

I know it because I’m fighting an ongoing issue for many years and that’s despite keeping the house as spic an span as I can. Don’t be deceived by those who said bed bugs only live in dirty place.

If you have similar challenge and is a hands-on  DIY person, you may want to check out this self-help book, Remove Bed Bugs Guide – Get Rid of Bed Bugs Fast! before calling in the expert.КартиниИдея за подарък