TODAY | August 27, 2012
>>> this morning on "today's" beauty, home made hair care from styling gel to deep conditioner, you can make them you ever -- them yourself with items you have in your home. i like this idea. a lot of people might think, why go to the trouble when i can go out and buy it on the market.
>> the fact of the matter is you can buy it. this is the closest you can get to expensive salon production for your hair, with a little extra effort. they have to be refrigerated.
>> let's get to it. first is hairspray you'll make for it.
>> it's very simple. much simpler than you think. every one takes 10 or 15 minutes .
>> boil or heat it?
>> you actually are going to put in your wedges.
>> you're like a blond, brown, something in the middle. lemon for blond, orange is for brunettes. then what you do is you simmer that until it's about halfway dissolved, halfway reduced.
>> then you add vodka.
>> once it simmered down, at vodka. okay.
>> then to make it all smell well, you can use this orange essential oil . orange is great for brunettes.
>> lemon for blond.
>> the lemon for the blond. exactly. what you do is these containers which i labeled.
>> put it in the refrigerator.
>> it's not sticky at all with the lemons.
>> not at all.
>> smells yummy, delicious. i guess the vodka doesn't smell.
>> the vodka disappears. talking about liquor and drinks, you can actually use flat beer. it won't smell at all and that will act like a bodybuilder, an old one from last night, i guess. spray it on and you'll have body, no smell of beer. promise, guaranteed.
>> making our own hair gel here, not surprising you start with gelatin.
>> right. this is actually the gelatin okay. make sure it's not flavored. it will color your hair. water. essential oils . here we have lavender. lavender, ladies, it attracts men.
>> more benefits then. all right.
>> the trick to this is you literally put -- actually --
>> dpel continue in water.
>> gelatin in water and dissolve it. after we did that.
>> i imagine this is heated water so it disofls.
>> -- it dissolves.
>> heated water like this. put in the oil. of course you have to refrigerate this. and you see you have a gel.
>> have you to refrigerate it?
>> you want to keep it fresh.
>> not sticky either. that's good.
>> moving on over here. perfect. this one sounds delicious. it's not a smoothie we're making but rather a deep conditioning treatment with bananas and avocado.
>> what you do is take your top open, open your banana, put in one banana. put in also the avocado. before i would do that, i would make sure the banana is totally pureed. this is key. if you have chunks they will stick in your hair.
>> like making baby food .
>> baby food if you want to skip all this you can. that's a good substitute. avocado.
>> oil again?
>> yes, that's wheat germ oil . a little lemon grass oil to give it fragrance. result after the refrigerator, again, in a cute little container. you can make yourself.
>> doesn't last very long, right?
>> i would say these ingredients might last -- just make enough for your hair. all these recipes can be tweaked. if you have finer hair, less oil.
>> saran wrap and deep conditioning. all the time for now. we'll get to the others on another time. thank you