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How To Naturally Change your Hair Color At Home

This is worth giving a go as you and I well know the stuff they put in our hair most of the time is not good for it

 

1. Chamomile

If you thought benefit-rich chamomile was only for tea, guess what? It can safely lighten your hair too. Just brew a strong cup or two, then allow it cool. Once cooled, apply it to the hair for an all over lightening effect. Then hang out in the sun for about a half an hour while it dries. Shampoo and condition as usual.

2. Henna

While henna is usually known to darken hair, it can lighten very dark brunettes by providing some reddish highlights. It takes about three tablespoons of henna powder combined with a ½ cup of boiling water. Then allow this mixture to sit overnight. The next morning, apply to your hair, letting it sit for around 2–3 hours. Rinse well.

3. Baking Soda

Baking soda can whiten your teeth, but if looking for how to lighten hair, it can help. Make a paste using a little warm water and about a ⅓ cup of baking soda. (You may need more if you have long hair). Once you have formed a thick paste, apply it to the hair and leave on for about 15 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, condition and style as usual. You can even try my baking soda shampoo for added results.

4. Lemons

Lemon juice in hair is probably the most popular and has been for years because it contains bleaching properties. It works because of the citric acid in the lemon fruit, which can be used while out in the sun to naturally lighten the hair. This method seems to work best on lighter shades of hair. Regardless, you don’t need much.

To gently lighten the hair, combine one tablespoon of lemon juice with about a half gallon of water. If you want stronger bleaching effects, you can dilute far less by mixing three tablespoons of lemon juice with about two cups of water. If you prefer, you can use lemon essential oil to do the trick. Just a few drops blended with water will create the perfect concoction.

Want a shine boost? Use apple cider vinegar for hair by simply adding two tablespoons for a great hair rinse. To use, apply after a good shampoo. Simply rinse your hair with the lemon mixture. Make sure it has been evenly distributed. Massage it into your hair. Allow it to sit for five minutes to one hour, and for a lighter effect, sit in the sun with the mixture in your hair. Then, apply conditioner and rinse. You can repeat this technique for two to three weeks until desired color is reached.

5. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

As mentioned above, vinegar can offer some shine, but it also can offer a lightened affect. Just combine a ½ cup of apple cider vinegar with a half-cup of distilled water. Either spray it on or apply to strands using a cotton ball or brush. Leave on for about half an hour, then rinse.

6. Sea Salt

When swimming in the ocean, the salt from the sea can lighten your hair, especially since you are out in the sun. You can simulate that effect using sea salt and warm water. Just dissolve one tablespoon of sea salt with about a ½ cup of warm water. Apply it to your hair, leaving on for about 20 minutes. Rinse and wash for that sexy beach look!


Natural Hair Lightener Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 5 drops chamomile essential oil
  • warm water (enough to make a paste)

In a small bowl, combine the baking soda and sea salt. Mix well. Baking soda is a great home remedy because it helps removes residue caused by other products, helps remove chlorine (which is useful if you spend time in the pool), and it even promotes hair growth! (9)

To apply, choose either strands of hair or apply it to your full head of hair for an all over lighter effect. Either way, make sure to massage into the scalp area at the base of the hair you are working with. Allow it to sit on the hair for about half an hour. To achieve a blonder affect, sit in the sun during this time. After half an hour, rinse thoroughly, shampoo, condition and style as usual. If you want your hair to be even lighter, repeat the next day.

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How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar at Home – Why You Should Take It

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1. Weight Loss

What is in vinegar that causes weight loss?

Acetic acid is a component of vinegar that encourages your body to lose those pounds by helping prevent the build up of body fat and unhealthy liver fats, supporting weight loss. You can easily make your own apple cider vinegar at home, here is a simple guide for making it:
Multiple studies by the Central Research Institute in Japan (2009) and Johnson and Buller (2005), show how a small amount of vinegar a day can help reduce weight. These studies indicate that a minimum of 15ml (1 tablespoon) a day is enough to lose inches.

Here’s an easy way to add apple cider vinegar to your daily diet: Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with an 8oz glass of warm water or fruit juice, it’s as easy as that!

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2. Lowering Cholesterol

The effects of consuming apple cider vinegar on blood lipid levels (cholesterol levels). The results prove that by taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day, cholesterol levels will in fact reduce. Try adding this health boosting vinegar to a smoothie for an easy way to apply it to your daily diet.

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3. Fighting Diabetes
A small study in 2007 regarding the effects of vinegar on fasting glucose levels (a contributor to type two diabetes) shows that by taking two tablespoons of vinegar before sleeping helps reduce these levels.Therefore fighting the effects of diabetes, which can come hand in hand with being overweight.

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4.Lowering Blood Pressure
Apple cider vinegar ‘oxidizes and thins the blood, which is important in preventing high blood pressure.’ By lowering high blood pressure, you will lessen the probability of getting heart disease or experiencing a stroke.

 

Detox Drink Recipe.

(I drink this every morning before I go to the Gym using our Kangen water of course. I have to say it is a very enjoyable drink, quite palatable. With this weather it’s very warming)

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INGREDIENTS:
1 glass of warm or hot water (12-16 oz.) (I use the Kangen water from our machine reason being it is absorbed by the body much faster)
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon lemon juice
½-1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon raw, local honey (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Warm the water.
mix all ingredients together.
Best served warm but drink at desired temperature.

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10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks you should know.

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KFC Coleslaw – My Absolute Favorite

I just love this coleslaw. In fact I will often go to what I term Kentucky Duckie and get the coleslaw and nothing else.

I have to say it is not cheap though, that large container is about $5 – $7 depending on what country you buy it in.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 buttermilk
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 cups finely chopped cabbage (about 1 head)
1/4 cup shredded carrot (1 medium carrot)
2 tablespoons minced onion
sprinkling of celery seed (optional)

Instructions:
Be sure cabbage and carrots are chopped up into very fine pieces, very small about the size of rice. Then combine the mayonnaise, sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and beat until smooth. Now you are ready to add cabbage, carrots, and onion, and mix very well. Put in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. Serves 10-12

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A Second In The Mouth Years On The Thighs – But Soooo Delicious

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BAKED FRIED CHICKEN
6 chicken legs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon seasoned salt (I use Lawry’s Seasoned Salt)…
3/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parmesan cheese
Buttermilk
1 gallon-size Ziploc bag (optional)
Instructions
Place thawed chicken in a bowl of buttermilk, cover, and let soak 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator..
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine and mix thoroughly flour, salt, seasoned salt, garlic powder, parmesan, pepper, and Paprika in a gallon-size Ziploc bag or bowl.
Spray the pan with cooking spray, if needed, to make sure that there are no dry spots.
Shake excess buttermilk off chicken and completely coat each piece in flour mixture. Either shake in the bag until coated or dip each piece in the bowl until coated.
Place each piece of chicken in the greased pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Do not overcrowd it gets crispier if they are not touching. Turn each piece of chicken over and continue
baking for 30 minutes more, or until cooked through (170 degrees F).
NOTE: Combine the milk and lemon juice. Measure 1 scant cup of milk. Stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar.
Let stand 5-10 minutes. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. …
Use the buttermilk. Use this substitute (including curdled bits) as you would buttermilk in your recipe
Source: food,com

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Yummy Breakfast – Best Meal Of The Day

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Egg And Avocado Breakfast Sandwich
Meat-free but not too virtuous, it’s healthy and satisfying.

Ingredients
SERVINGS: 6 SANDWICHES
Hot Sauce
1 red bell pepper
¼ medium mango, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Kosher salt
Sandwich
9 large eggs
¼ cup whole milk
¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
¾ cup grated extra sharp cheddar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 kaiser rolls, split, lightly toasted
1 avocado, sliced
3 ounces drained pickled cherry peppers or Peppadew peppers, thinly sliced
Recipe Tips

Preparation
Hot Sauce
Heat broiler. Roast bell pepper on a broilerproof baking sheet, turning occasionally, until blackened in spots, 12–15 minutes. Place in a small bowl; cover tightly. Let sit 10 minutes. Peel and remove seeds.
Purée bell pepper, mango, brown sugar, vinegar, orange juice, lime juice, and cayenne in a blender, thinning with water as needed, until smooth; season with salt.
Do Ahead: Hot sauce can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and chill.
Sandwich
Whisk eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook eggs, stirring, until mostly set but still runny in parts, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in cheese; season with salt and pepper. Build sandwiches with rolls, hot sauce, eggs, avocado, and cherry peppers.
Recipe by Dimes, NYC
Photograph by Alex Lau

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Did You Know – 06/23/2014

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1. To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.

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2. A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!

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3. Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar
lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides
friction to prevent your hands from slipping.

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4. To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping
board with white vinegar (which won’t affect the taste of the onions)

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5. Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access

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6. Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the
toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.
But put the Dentures in a convenient glass near by..

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