I was raised to do with what we had around the house. This was partly due to living under a Communist regime where we were lacking everything from light and water to the freedom of going to the store and purchasing things we needed. Once we emigrated to the U.S. my parents worked hard to provide for our family of five so things were tight for a while. I remember my Grandmother always saying, “Necessity is the mother of all inventions”.
So what better way to celebrate her than by sharing some great natural and inexpensive ways to reuse stuff you have around your house? If you know me, you know I love to recycle and hate to waste. Hey, I need to make sure my kids and their generation to follow have a place to call home :). So here’s the first of many blogs dedicated to my Grandma’s thrifty ways. Enjoy!
Give your Hair a New Start
Baking Soda was a staple at my house. One of my favorite uses for this “miracle product” is to treat my hair when it’s feeling a bit blah. Baking soda thoroughly cleans all the build up from styling products we use daily and takes my hair from drab to fab.
It all depends how long and how much hair you have, so play with this recipe until you get a good pasty goo. I add a bit of my favorite shampoo (just a tad for the smell) and voila! Massage scalp and hair for a couple of minutes. Rinse thoroughly. See your bouncy locks smile back atcha!
1/2 cup of baking soda
3 cups of warm water