Follow the recipes below and on the next page to make your own hair products. You’ll sometimes need a fine strainer or cheesecloth to strain herbs from liquid.
To make a fresh-smelling holding lotion:
1 large lemon or orange or 2 limes
2 cups of water
Cut the fruit into quarters, and squeeze the juice into the water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let cool. Strain and store in a spray bottle. Spritz on before setting hair.
RESIDUE RINSE FOR LIGHT HAIR
To remove residue from light hair:
1/4 cup concentrated lemon juice
2 cups lukewarm water
Mix lemon juice and water together and pour over hair. Leave on 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
RESIDUE RINSE FOR DARK HAIR
To remove residue from dark hair:
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 cups Iukewarmwater
1 tsp. oil of cloves (can be purchased at a drugstore)
Mix vinegar, water, and oil of cloves together. Pour over hair, leave on 10 minutes, and rinse.
GRAY HAIR DYE
To color graying sections of dark hair:
1 tbsp. fresh or dried sage
1 tbsp. fresh or dried rosemary
1 cup boiling water
3 tea bags (regular)
Put tea bags in water and let steep 15 minutes. With bags still in the water, add sage and rosemary. Let stand 3 hours (or overnight), then strain the mixture. Pour liquid over hair, or spray it on, after shampooing; cover thoroughly. (Wear old clothes as tea stains.) Blot with a towel or use a hairdryer, do not rinse out. It may take several applications to produce the color change.