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Homemade Hair and Beauty Products

Hair and beauty supplies can get pretty expensive but we all want to look our best, right? So what do you do when you're low on cash but still want to turn heads with your stunning locks? Why not try some home beauty remedies? They're quick, easy and best of all, you'll have most of the ingredients in your kitchen. Check 'em out!

Tomatoes and Your Hair

Many things can affect the tone and smell of your hair. Whether it's a green hue from too much chlorine or an overpowering stench from a run-in with a skunk, there's one thing that will have your hair good as new in a matter of minutes - Tomatoes. You can apply tomatoes to your hair in a variety of ways, tomato paste, sauce or even tomato juice should work wonders. The acidity in the tomatoes helps to balance the Ph levels in your hair, bringing back its natural color and smell!

Lemons, Chamomile and Your Hair

Rinsing your hair with a mixture of water and lemon juice can help to lighten your hair color. This works best on already light hair (light brown and blonde) and can be enhanced if you leave the mixture in your hair and then head out into the sun. Do not do this if you are worried about your hair going really light though! You can produce a similar effect by rinsing your hair with freshly brewed chamomile tea - just make sure it's cooled down before pouring it onto your scalp.

Coffee and Your Hair

To give brown hair a warmer glow, brew one strong cup of espresso and let cool completely. Pour the coffee onto dry hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Now rinse it out. Your hair should shine and glow like never before.

Egg and Your Hair

You may have heard that massaging a raw egg into you scalp and hair can help control dandruff and make your hair shiny. While eggs will probably give your locks a bit of extra sheen, they aren't the cure-all for dandruff that peeps make them out to be. If you want healthier looking hair, just keep up with your protein intake - hair growth and health depend on the protein levels in your body.

Homemade Hairspray for Your Hair
Chop one lemon into four pieces. If you have dry hair, you can do the same with an orange. Place the lemon or orange in a pot with 2 cups water. Boil until half of the initial amount of water remains. Cool, strain, and place in a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator. By adding one ounce of rubbing alcohol as a preservative the spray can be stored for up to two weeks un-refrigerated. If you find the hairspray is too sticky, just add more water.

Static and Your Hair
Most of us have experienced a day where our hair stands on end and there's seems to be no cure for the attack of the killer static! Fear not my flyaway plagued friends - there's no need to run out and buy those crazy-expensive flyaway remedies from the drug store or salon. Just grab a dryer sheet (those sheets your mom tosses in the dryer to make your clothes softer), and rub it from your roots to your ends. Voila! No more static flyaways.

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    Fave Homemade Hair Remedy?

    • Lemon juice for lightening my locks.
    • Coffee for making your hair warmer and shinier.
    • Dryer sheets to get rid of flyaways.
    • Tomato juice to remove chorline build up.

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    EndlessDream
    EndlessDream posted in Style:
    You need breakfast and lunch. Starving yourself, even if you aren't hungry, makes you loose energy to the point you could pass out from not eating. Keep your diet healthy. For breakfast, at least have yogurt, fruit, and juice. Drink at least 4 full glasses of water a day. Trim down on the snacks. Everyone has different bodies and build. You may just be large-boned. And that's not bad! That makes you stronger and higher ability to gain muscle. Loosing weight doesn't happen over night. It can take months. 
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    Nekogirl101
    Nekogirl101 posted in Style:
    For years my parents would tell me I'm skinny but compared to other people, my waist was bigger and I would always hide it. Though it was obvious I weighed more, I've only been doing this for a week and I didn't ever tell anyone what I was doing until my parents found out. I would skip lunch and breakfast and say I was full. I only ate a big dinner every night. Once my parents found out, they said it was unhealthy and if I didn't  stop, I would develop an eating disorder. I obviously listened to them, but I've tried as best as I can so far. I have barely lost any weight from exercise and my parents won't let me go on a diet because I already 'eat healthy enough'. I want to lose weight without exercising being 3/4s of my lifestyle. I know, I'm a lazy idiot for saying all this.
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    rainbowpoptart
    Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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    liddielover
    i hate my little sister because i get introuble for her and lose my friends to her.is that wrong?
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    skylar245
    skylar245 posted in Friends:
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help. ​No one listens to me anyway but my friends
    reply 3 days