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3 much better than 10. Did more on learning to work the cell phone--nat at ease with all the tech. I had only used itonce before--for us it is a call out, not in. We all have to do a 50° dance. Helps with grey hair? Certainly wave herbs around.
Thanks for another great article! I am at that blond/grey brillo pad stage of hair life too. It wore me out for the first few years and now I just ignore it... Have you found any tricks to making it better? DH recently asked me why I had "frizz hair". I white lied and told him it was the humidity here in Korea when in truth, it has been this way for years. I had been corralling it with choking clouds of hairspray that needed to be reapplied every few hours. Now I am searching for something that I can just wipe over the top/part area and make those few inches smooth.
In another few years, we will get to that grey/blond/muddy stage. My Father had a trick for getting rid of the muddy look. He put a few drops of peroxide in a bottle of cheap conditioner and used it daily. I tried it as a teenager and it certainly brightened my blond hair.
Why does hair have to be so difficult? I was fine with letting my hair go grey after so many years of trying to keep it some shade of auburn. DH loved it, too. Then it started to change texture. I have always had the straightest of straight hair. It regularly broke rubber bands when I was a child - my mother would thin it so she could get her hands around my pony tail. No soft curves for me - it was so heavy and straight it would just hang down and made me feel down, too. Finally I started keeping it short out of desperation. Now, it has suddenly started to curl and frizz in the oddest places! The front and back are still straight as straight can be, but the nape and sides have gone curly! Now I'm just glad I have hair, and try to keep it as neat as possible. I love hats, too, Sharon, but my hair hurts after I wear them for very long! LOL
I must tell you hair salons would go out of business if everyone followed me. The times I have been to one you could count it on one hand, never liking the results, especially when it was cut.
Many, many years ago I let it grow, if it became too long I trimmed it myself but never short because I wore it with a French twist and still do.
Once I was very blond now it is gray, white, and here and there a golden one mixed in. My hair was always fine and very straight. When I was young I had braids, sometimes wrapped around my head, a very traditional style in Austra.
My Mother was addicted to herbs, I still can see jars upon jars with her magic cures for an illness, to help one sleeping, to enhance better skin and of course hair. Her closets always smelled of lavender. Lavender did not grow around Vienna but at a certain time of the year a peddler appeared pulling a cart full of dried lavender calling out loud and clear, Lavender, lavender!! Mama would rush down to the street and buy a bunch.
We did have lots of linden trees in the city, always had tea from its dried blossoms
I swear camomile was used often, as rinse for hair, to drink as tea. Wish I could remember what all the others concuctions were for. One of them still puzzles me, it ws pine cones in a large jar topped with water.
Pine cones? I can't imagine. I can't ever remember seeing pine cones in water, so I'll probably spend the day trying to find a reason for it.
My grandmothers never cut their hair either, they always kept it braided and wound around their heads in various fashions. Mine was a bit too curly to remain very neat even if it was braided, but I really wanted one of those braided hairstyles. Mom tried braiding it, and she braided it really tight, French braids, she called them. But every time by the end of the day, the braids themselves started corkscrewing right out of the hairstyle. I finally gave up on braids.
Thanks for writing, Maria, it's always good to hear from you.
We have 70* of sunshine today...it's almost spring, and I hope for you, too!
Ok so I know this isn't a herb or a product with all natural or organic ingredients, but my hairdresser recommended Nexxus Y serum, shampoo, conditioner, and a spray. I used it for a week and noticed my colored over grey brittle breaking thick hair become soft shiny and manageable. I was pulling way less hair out of the bathtub hair snagger. I used it on my 80 year old mother's grey hair and it sparkled like silver christmas tinsle when the light hit it in certain spots. Unfortunately they only sell it at JC Penny hair salons, yet I've seen it on Ebay. A bit pricey when not on sale but it WORKS!