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Monday, March 2, 2009

Natural Hair Care

Today we see many different kinds of hair products available on the market. Vary few of the hair products are promoted by Godly manufacturers. In fact many of the hair products are advertised in magazines and on TV with the use of lust and Hollywood nonsense. Also some of the products actually do more damage to your hair than good because they contain so many strange chemicals that the average person cannot read.

To overcome these disturbing trends made by man we must turn to scripture! Yes scripture gives us advice and encouragement on how to keep our hair beautiful ;)

For one thing, many are familiar with the passage about women keeping long hair as a covering. Also there is reference to long hair in the love between Solomon and his lover. Not only that but there are several passages that mention God knowing the number of hairs on one's head. Furthermore, one cannot forget how much Christ valued the women who dried his feet with her hair.

So since it is so obvious that God loves us down to the last drop....even to the last hair on our head, it is important that we value what God has created on our body.

Today I made some simple homemade shampoo. I plan to try other conditioners and hair lighteners and products as well from the recipes found here.

Today I made shampoo from a simple recipe which I altered slightly for different scents and potency.

Chamomile-lavender-tea tree shampoo:
6 Chamomile tea bags or 2 heaping tablespoons bulk chamomile herbs
4 T soap flakes (I used non scented)
1 1/2 T glycerin (found in the skin care/ aloe vera section at a local pharmacy)
1 1/2 c. boiled water
7 drops lavender essential oil
7 drops tea tree essential oil

Soak the chamomile tea in tea bags for 20 minutes. Add the soap flakes. When soap flakes are dissolved add the essential oils and glycerin. Pour the warm mixture into a 16 oz bottle and let sit in a cool place for some time. The mixture will become goopy like store bought shampoo given enough time. Use like regular shampoo.....

I plan to try a hot oil treatment soon as it is recommended to deep condition long hair at least once a month.

The Lavender Rosemary Hot Oil treatment is as follows:
1/2 c soybean oil
5 drops rosemary
5 drops lavender

Warm oil slightly. Cover hair. Wrap with plastic wrap or shower cap and warm towel for 20 minutes. Rinse, shampoo.
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