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Even before Pinterest become so popular, I have been a “DIY” (Do It Yourself) fan. So I want to share some hair care tips s that l have tried and tested that really works!  Plus, these items can be seen in your own home so it wont cost you that much.

Castor Oil for dry hair and scalp treatment

Castor oil is used for medicinal, therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. CastorOil9The oil has germicidal properties that make it effective against all kinds of bacterial, fungal and viral infections, reports Online Gardener tips. Castor oil treats dandruff, eczema, hair loss and scalp infections. Castor oil is also effective in getting rid of hair lice, according to Online Gardener Tips.

There was a time when my hair became so dry as a result of over processing (e.g. rebonding, digital perming, cellophane treatment, etc.), products used and sun exposure making it hard to manage, brittle and dull very easily. By using castor oil, it seals the moisture, making it healthy, soft and less susceptible to breakage.


Slightly warm a small amount of oil in saucepan.  Apply small amount of the oil to your scalp and hair ends by massaging it with your fingertips.  Cover your hair with shower cap and leave for a few hours to overnight.  Then wash your hair with a gentle shampoo and follow with conditioner.

Vinegar & Lemon or Calamansi Juice Mixture as a hair rinse

Vinegar balances the pH of your hair, cleans out the hair shaft and gives it a shine because it closes up the cuticles, eliminating frizz. While Lemon/Calamansi adds shine to hair and gives it a subtle highlights.

This is ideal for those who use a lot of styling products in their hair such as hair spray, wax or gel. It removes the residues of these products and even the residues left by shampoo. It moisturizes the hair and can help prevent dandruff too.


vinegarAdd 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water. Squeeze the juice from half of a lemon or 5-10 calamansi. Combine all the ingredients in a jar and stir well Shampoo and rinse hair as usual, then pour in the mixture. Massage the mixture into your scalp and throughout your hair down to the ends.  And end it by rinsing your hair with cool water. You might smell the apple vinegar in your hair while it is wet. However, once your hair has dried, the smell of vinegar will not be lemonapparent.

Note: If you don’t want even the slightest lightening of your hair color, omit the lemon/calamansi juice.

Mayonnaise as hair conditioner

Mayonnaise can be found in most kitchens. And by using as a conditioner, it adds luster and vitality to dry hair. It also increases the shine and very simple to use.


mayoWash your hair normally with a gentle shampoo formulated for dry hair, and towel it dry. Comb in at least 1 tbsp. of real mayonnaise, starting at the top of your head. Make sure to cover every strand of hair. Leave the mayonnaise in for at least one hour. Extra-dry hair may need an additional hour. Wash your hair again with a gentle shampoo, such as baby shampoo. Rinse thoroughly. Comb or brush your hair and let dry. Style as you normally would.

In an event, I overheard a conversation of these 2 young ladies, giggling with a loud voices.

Girl 1: Oh, what a nice dress!

Girl 2: Thank you, girl! (With a proud smile and feeling so” fashionista to the nth level”)

Girl 1: So, who are you wearing? (Hmm…this girl is like asking question from people walking the red carpet in the Academy Awards, huh ;))

Girl 2: Flashing her big proud smile and said, it’s GEE-VEN-CHEE (she’s actually referring to Givenchy) and it’s very expensive!

TOINKS! I caught another guest who also heard the conversation almost burst into laughter.

Ok, not because you can afford that expensive designer’s dress, & wants to look fashionable, it’s not right to brag out loud in public, especially if you are not sure or familiar with the correct pronunciation of the brand. Remember, French is not our first language so please, next time try to get the correct pronunciation to avoid further embarrassment.

That incident drives me to come up with a short list below that can serve as guide to everyone. And these are some of the most Mispronounced Designer Labels by most Filipinos.

1. LOUIS VUITTON- LU-WEE/VITTON (not Luwis Vuweeton)
2. VERSACE- VER-SA-CHE (not Ver-says)
3. GIVENCHY- ZHI-VAN-SHI (not Gee-ven-chee)
4. YVES SAINT LAURENT- EEVS-SAN/LO-RAN (not Eeves/Saynt Lo-rent)
5. LACROIX- LA-KWAH (not La-croyks)
6. CHANEL- SHA-NEL (not Cha-nel)
7. BALMAIN- BAL-MAN (not Baymayn)
8. LOEWE- LO-WE-VE (not Low)
9. BRUNO MAGLI- BRU-NO/MA-LI (not Bruno/Mag-li)
10. LANVIN- LAN-VAN (not Lanvin)
11. CHOMEL- SHO-MEL (not Cho-mel)
12. COMME DES GARCONS- COM/DE/GAR-SON (not Ko-me/des/Garkons)
13. RALPH LAUREN- RALF/LO-REN (not Ralf/Lo-ran. He is American, not French)
15. PIERRE CARDIN- PIYER/CAR-DAN (not Piyer/Car-din)
16. DKNY- D-K-N-Y (not Di-ki-ni)

Hope this will help 🙂

[Note: Images used are random finds from the internet]


Repurposing is a creative way of finding new uses for old items you’ll see around your home and it’s also a fun way to help our environment 🙂

Found this unused shower curtain rod when we transfer. So instead of throwing it out, I thought of why not use it for my accessories.