Hair Smoothies

 

Everyone loves a good smoothie — they are quick, healthy and refreshing!  They also a way to get a healthy dose of fruits, veggies and protein.  Smoothies can also be a treat for your hair that your locks will love to drink!  These four recipes will help tame, highlight, hydrate and cleanse your tresses leaving you with naturally beautiful hair.

Use these “Hair Smoothies” on clean just washed hair as you would any conditioning hair product.

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Calming Avocado Conditioner 

Tame flyaway and frizzy hair with this moisturizing and calming combination.  Avocados hydrate while bananas condition your hair.

Half a ripe avocado, peeled

Half a mashed banana

2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons honey

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until creamy. Apply to clean, damp hair. Cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse well and style as usual.

Yield: 4 ounces

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Lemon Highlighting Mix 

Brighten your hairs natural color with fresh lemons.   Lemons highlight and milk conditions your hair.

1 banana mashed

1 cup whole milk or almond milk

Juice of  a whole lemon

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until creamy apply to clean, damp hair.  Cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes.  If it is a nice day you may want to sit outside in the sunshine. Rinse well and style as usual.

Yield: 8 ounces

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Hydrating Mango Hair Smoothie 

Fresh mango and yogurt are cleansing and hydrating for dry hair.  If you don’t want to use fresh eggs you may substitute half an avocado in this smoothie recipe.

1 /2 cup fresh mango chopped

1 /4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream

1 egg yolk

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until creamy. Apply to clean, damp hair. Cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse well and style as usual.

Yield: 4 ounces

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Cleansing Green Tea Rinse 

Use this mixture as a detoxing and cleansing rinse for your hair after shampooing to remove styling product residues and get your hair super clean.

1 cup strong green tea (made with 2-3 tea bags), cooled

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

2 teaspoons baking soda

Place all ingredients in a bender and process on high until well mixed. Massage into damp hair and let sit for 15 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.

Yield: 8 ounces

 

You are beautiful!

xoxo Janice

 

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Natural Beauty with Sea Salt

Going back to Kauai this week and will have to visit these salt ponds and also load up on locally harvested sea salt — Aloha!

Janice Cox

On my recent trip to the island of Kauai,  I was lucky enough to visit a salt company – they sell a variety of culinary salts featuring the Hawaiian red salt produced on the islands. This mineral rich salt gets it’s rosy hue from the natural volcanic clay on the islands. A short drive from their shop, is an actual salt pond where sea salt is made as it has been for centruries.

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Fresh ocean water is allowed to evaporate in small man made ponds leaving behind the pure sea salt. Salt is one of the oldest beauty ingredients and in fact was once used as currency in many parts of the world because of it’s value.

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I like to use sea salt in the bath a spoonful of coconut oil and a cup of sea salt thrown into warm bathwater leaves my skin clean, fresh and silky smooth.

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