shiny vinegar hair…

Just had to share some of Heloise’s helpful household tips that I found on Good Housekeeping’s website. I was particularly impressed with the uses for good old-fashioned natural vinegar! If you already know these uses, can you come over and help me clean up?

photo courtesy Enigmahippie blog

Who knew that you could get shiny hair just by rinsing with a solution of water and vinegar? (Here’s a shout out to my Twitter friend @HammocksHighTea, who saved me from the worst case of greasy hair I’ve ever experienced. Remember? I accidentally put bodywash in my hair instead of shampoo? Hammocks and High Tea suggested red wine vinegar & water. It worked instantly and my hair felt fabulous!!!)

Here are Heloise’s ingenious tips for using vinegar:

photo courtesy Good Housekeeping magazine

  • Eliminate paint odors: Place a bowl or two of vinegar in a freshly painted room to dispel the odor. (Did not know that)
  • Clean chrome: To remove soap or hard-water buildup on chrome fixtures, put tissues over stained areas, then pour full-strength vinegar over them. Let sit for about five minutes before removing and rinsing. (Did not know that)
  • For a crispier crust: To improve the crust of homemade bread, brush the top of the loaf with vinegar just before baking. (Did not know that)
  • Wash away odors: If your hands smell from handling fish or an onion, wash them in apple cider vinegar. Odor gone! (Yeah. Knew that)
  • Stop the itch: For relief from insect bites, soak a cloth in vinegar and place it over the affected area.(Did not know that)
  • For shiny hair: Rinse freshly washed hair with a solution of 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup water to get rid of soap buildup and give shine (figured it out after above-mentioned hair catastrophe)
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