Master Class: 4 DIY Hair Remedies

The secrets to rescuing your brittle, over-processed strands might just be in your refrigerator.


February 17, 2011 10:56 AM
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4. Preserve Color

Minerals in the water system can cause brassiness for blondes and redheads. A quick fix? Mix a quarter cup of distilled white vinegar with a half cup of filtered water and pour it over hair before rinsing with cool water. Graying brunette beauties need to be careful, too. "Peroxide-based dyes give darker shades a reddish hue," warns Goddard-Clark. Use a toothbrush to paint boxed dye over individual strands.

MC Tip: to neutralize the scent of vinegar or harsh hair dyes, add a few drops of an oil essence, like lavender.