Hair Shine!

So…do you want shiny hair that doesn't break the bank…?
Doesn't everyone!
In today’s climate of ever mounting food and house bills there isn't always a lot of money left to buy luxurious items for hair and skin.

So what if I told you that for a minimal cost you could have beautiful shiny hair? Would you believe me? Only one way to find out…try this recipe and oh boy you will be so surprised!

This is from my grandma’s homemade skin and hair recipes that I used to make with her in the kitchen in the days where we went out into the garden to pick our ingredients and used the honey from our bees to have on our hot crumpets when we came in from school and pick the eggs that we used to bake cakes with.
Yes those were fabulous days that I remember with the fondest of memories.

Hair Shine Conditioner.
Depending on hair length, I have fairly long thick hair so just adjust for your own needs J
Four tablespoons of honey,
Ten tablespoons of conditioner that you normally use.
 And that’s it, but I kid you not you will have beautiful shiny locks.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and put over dry hair, comb it through so that it completely covers your hair. Cover with shower cap and towel and leave on for about an hour.

Wash hair twice to get rid of it and condition as normal, and just see how it shines.


I think a competition is on the cards as I have just received my lovely book marks for One Night One Mistake that I helped design with the lovely Jo-Anne Miles Tonks So for one of these and a signed copy of One Night One Mistake visit my website and tell me what type of nurse was I?...I will choose a winner on Saturday morning 14/9/2013. This is open to everyone!
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Frizzy Hair!

So...I'm always at odds with my hair...What color I'm going to be...Straight or curly...up or down...cut it or keep it long...ahhh it's never ending. If I go out and and I have the best looking clothes on I just don't feel right if my hair is a mess.

Vanity?? Oh yes lol

Everyone who knows me will tell you I have been every color under the sun, had it short, then grown it long. I've had layers and then had it all one I ever happy with it, the truth is no. However on learning that a friend of mine has cancer and is going to loose all their hair from chemo I feel like an utter louse being so utterly vain  about it and I thank God that I still have hair to worry about.

It started me thinking about all the chemicals and rubbish that I put on it. At the moment we have a wasp problem outside our back door, probably a nest but they always seem to chase after me and my daughter said it's because of all the stuff that I put on it and she'd absolutely right...I do. I'm so finicky about using natural products on my skin and then I go and use all sorts of multifarious junk on my hair. Well no more!

I started to go through my old skincare books and found a hair section that I'd written with my grandma and it's from the same preparations we used for many an afternoon making skincare. So here is a recipe that I have used twice in the last week and I have to say I am so impressed with the shine and the way it had tamed down the frizz I get with my naturally curly hair.

Depending on your hair length as to how much you use. I have thick, longish hair so I need quite a bit.

Six tablespoons of full fat mayonnaise( I used jar bought but my grandma used to make her own)
Four tablespoons of olive oil
Four tablespoons coconut oil
Two tablespoons of honey
One egg yolk

Mix all the ingredients together until its smooth. Shampoo your hair and towel dry (make sure your hair is not dripping it has to be just damp)
Spread the mixture all over making sure its from roots to ends and then either wrap your hair in clingfilm or use a shower cap. Take a large towel and put this on top and that will keep the heat in so that the mixture can penetrate the hair shaft.
Leave on for as long as you can, an hour. a few hours or all day.
Wash hair twice to rinse off and condition with your usual hair conditioner.

Wilmington North Carolina

Wilmington North Carolina is a spectacular place to visit.
We drove from Moyock and it took us five hours to get there, but we went the scenic route and what a fantastic way to see old America. So much history from the tobacco sheds to the old type motels. I loved it.

Meandering downtown along the historic streets and browsing the small unique shops, to walking along the front and the sumptuous golden sands of the beaches.
The individuality of each shop is a breath of fresh air from the usual large rowdy shopping malls.

There's so much to see that you most definitely need at least a week to visit them all.

Alas, we had only a few days as we were staying with my friend's son who goes to UNCW (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
It was great to have a guided tour of the school where he had already done his first year. Famous for the filming of the American teen drama Dawson’s Creek and Iron Man 3.

And off course no visit would be complete without visiting The Britts Donuts shop Located on the boardwalk at the beach in Wilmington Britts Donuts has been making these delicious sugar fantasies since 1939. The shops are basic...just one type of donut but you don't need anything else except off course a cup of coffee to wash it all down with.

Britts is only open during the tourist season so if like my friends you adore them head on out there and enjoy the sugar heaven.

Dianne&Wynn Wilmington Beach

Outside Britts Donuts

Outside Britts Donuts






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