Dec 12, 2008

Highlighting Your Hair

How to Add Highlights to Your Hair Naturally

Highlighting your hair can be done very easily and with little cost just by using natural ingredients you find in your kitchen cupboards.


Things You’ll Need:

* Lemon
* Honey
* Olive Oil
* Chamomile
* Shampoo


You can make a daily highlighting shampoo by simply adding 6 tablespoons of fresh squeezed Lemon Juice to 1 cup of your regular shampoo and mix well. Depending on the length of your hair and how much shampoo you use within a 2-3 day period, you may want to half this recipe. It also helps to extend the life of the shampoo to store it in the refrigerator.

Massage 1/4 to a 1/2 of a cup of Honey into your hair, depending on length, you may want to add more or less. You want to cover your hair completely, without having the Honey drip all over your face and neck. Cover with a plastic bag and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. When you are done, it washes out easily. Follow up with your normal washing and conditioning routine. Honey is also a great conditioner and your hair will feel great after this treatment.

You can condition and highlight your hair at the same time with a few tablespoons of Olive Oil. Comb it though your hair and spend about 1/2 hour to an hour out in the sun. You can add Lemon Juice as well. Mix 2 tablespoons Olive Oil with 1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Whisk the Olive Oil and Lemon Juice well and massage into your hair. Comb through your hair and head out into the sun.

Chamomile is a great rinse to add to the end of your shower routine. Before getting in the shower make a cup of Chamomile tea and let it steep while you are in the shower. After you have washed and conditioned your hair, pour the tea over your hair as a final rinse. Do not rinse out with water, you want the tea to stay on your hair all day.