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I love this old advertisement (and I love pronouncing it in the British way, in my head--think of Mr. Banks from Mary Poppins) for hair tonic. It promises to thicken hair, restore gray hair to its original color, cure baldness and dandruff! I wonder what was in that magical serum?
I ran across this recipe on Pinterest a few months ago. I have tried it several times. It won't cure baldness or restore gray to it's original color, but it does make my hair feel very soft and it even seals up split-ends, which helps me get by a little longer between haircuts.
2 TB castor oil
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp glycerin (available in the pharmacy section of the grocery store)
Whip these together with a whisk. Transfer to some sort of squeeze bottle, for easier application. Apply to dry hair. Wrap hair in a plastic bag, or use a disposable shower cap; and then wrap a towel over that. Leave in for 2 hours, then shampoo and condition hair as usual.
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This recipe is being included in the following:
Fat Tuesday Blog Carnival, hosted by Real Food Forager
Real Food Wednesday Blog Carnival, hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Kop
Thank Your Body Thursday
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