Beauty On A Dime

Beauty On A Dime

by Megan McIntire

DIY Diva: The Shiny Hair Rinse

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People who have shiny, smooth hairstyles are the luckiest people of all. I mean, who wouldn’t want lush, glossy locks instead of frizzy, frazzled strands? If you weren’t blessed with shiny, healthy hair like Selena Gomez‘s, I’ve got a super-simple at-home treatment that can fix that, no expensive keratin salon treatment required.

First off, you’ll need two cups boiling water and two to four tea bags, depending on your hair length. Brunettes should use regular tea like Lipton, blondes should use chamomile. Steep the tea bags in the boiling water for 5 minutes, then remove. Let the water cool. Jump in the shower and wash and condition your hair so it’s nice and clean. At the very end of your shower, take the cooled tea mix, tip your head back and pour it over your hair, being careful to keep it away from your face and eyes. Do NOT rinse it out. Towel dry hair (be sure to use a dark towel as this mixture could stain a light one), then style as usual.

This is a treatment that should only be done every one to two months. Repeated use of tea can change your hair color, making it lighter and even brassier so it’s best not to overdo it. Also, it’s a good idea to wash your hair with cool or lukewarm water, as that can also increase the shininess.

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