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Thinking of Making Homemade Dog Food? Check With Your Vet First

There’s a reason why they call a dog a man’s best friend. They are a source of unconditional love, they boost our happiness day in and day out and they’re always there to greet us like we’re the best things since sliced bread. It is only natural then that as dog owners we want to take the very best care of our best friends as possible. Right down to the foods they eat.

While the vast majority of dog owners feed their dogs store bought food, there has been an increasing trend in serving our pups homemade food––a trend, in fact, that has been popular for over 10 years now. The fact of the matter is, though we’d like to, we cannot always trust commercial dog food producers to produce the healthiest food possible for our canine creatures. For one, they’re running a business. A business with a bottom line. A business that needs to grow and to profit. And as a result, we’re often left with a product that is filled with chemicals, fillers such as corn and potatoes and other ingredients that are the opposite of healthy. In recent years, we’ve also experienced scary recalls of major name-brand pet foods for melamine contamination.

With such developments, it has become increasingly clear that the only way to truly know what goes into your dog’s food is to put it in there yourself. If that’s the case, here are a few things to keep in mind.

The largest challenge a home cook faces in making his or her own dog food is ensuring it contains an appropriately balanced nutritional content. Dogs require a protein source, a carbohydrate source, vitamins, minerals and some fat, which is carefully calibrated in most commercially made food products. While the Internet can be an excellent source for homemade dog food recipes, you don’t know who wrote them and what credentials or expertise they have on the subject matter. For this reason, it is best to turn to a trusted expert such as your Veterinarian for well-balanced recipes and advice.

Your Veterinarian, for example, will be able to point you toward certain go-to sources of proteins and carbohydrates, such as lamb, chicken, beef, rice, potatoes and pastas. More importantly, though, they’ll also steer you clear of ingredients that can be harmful to your dog, like raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts and raw meats. (It is a general belief among Veterinarians that all meats should be properly cooked to avoid exposure to salmonella and E. Coli.) What’s more, they’ll suggest that you have your dog and your homemade diet evaluated at least twice a year.

Your Veterinarian will also be able to let you know whether or not you’ll need to purchase supplements for your dog for optimum nutritional health. More often than not, dogs that eat homemade dog food need nutritional supplements to avoid nutritional deficiencies that can lead to healthy problems. Calcium is a difficult nutrient to get into homemade dog food and therefore a common deficiency, which can cause soft, weak bones and fractures.

Making your own dog food is a great way to show your love for your beloved pet and an extremely healthy option when executed properly. Just be sure to consult your Veterinarian first for properly balanced recipes and supplement advice. Then cook away!

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Homemade Dog Food For The Busy Human

Busy people generally tend to shy away from home prepared food for themselves as well as their dogs. But relying on others for your and your dog’s nutritional needs is likely to ensure your dog’s health will suffer, if not your own.

What it really boils down to, is time. You think preparing homemade dog food is not time efficient, perhaps messy, and how can you be sure it’s healthy? Don’t commercial pet food manufacturers know more than you do?

No. Commercial pet food manufacturers are chasing the mighty dollar, just as most people are. Generally, they have very little interest in good quality. By the time you have finished reading this article, you’ll know more than they do.

Is homemade dog food preparation going to be messy?

No, not once you have the hang of what you’re doing, which is where I come in. I’m here to help you every step of the way.

Does it take a long time to prepare homemade dog food?

No, once you’ve got the hang of what you’re doing, it incredibly quick and easy.

Just as it can be in preparing your own homemade food.

So I’ve knocked away some of the most common excuses for not preparing your homemade dog food. But, as you still hesitate, there may be one hurdle in the way, which we haven’t covered.

You have been accustomed to believe commercial dog food is better than anything else. Your vet may have told you. Your parents may have told you. You see people feeding commercial pet food all the time. Can they all be wrong?

Yes!

Because none of them are looking to their dog’s origins. Dog evolved in the wild over many thousands of years, hunting in packs in times of plenty and eating carrion or plant matter in times of famine.

In contrast, commercial dog food typically pellets, is not raw or of the quality a hunted animal is. Dogs digestive systems and nutritional requirements have not changed or adapted, just because they are now domestic.

The best way to ensure your dog maintains not just good, but excellent health is to make homemade dog food, based on a wild dog’s diet. Sure, it isn’t possible to exactly duplicate a wild dog’s diet, but we can come so close that it won’t affect your dog’s health.

When you’re shopping in the supermarket, it’s just as easy to buy raw meat and bones as it is to purchase a packet. You can buy enough to keep your dog going until the next time you shop. Freezing food is an acceptable way to keep it, as it is not so destructive as cooking. Three or four days of fresh food and the rest thawed frozen food will be absolutely adequate to maintain good health.

Once you’ve measured out the food the first time, it’s just a matter of routine.

Keeping all the ingredients together means it’s convenient.

By making your own homemade dog food, you have control over the quality and the ingredients. This is critical to your dog’s good health as many ingredients in commercial pet food is toxic, not natural, not nutritious and certainly isn’t raw.

Try your dog on raw meat and bones for a month and you’ll see a big smile on his face!

Couple that with his drastically reduced health bills, and you’ll be the next one grinning.

Warning: in older dogs there can be an initial clearing period. This is natural and normal, but can look alarming if you don’t know what’s happening.

Madeleine Innocent PhotoAbout Author
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Improve Your Carp Fishing With These Ready Made And Homemade Bait Secrets!

If you wish to catch more big wary carp imagine manipulating and exploiting carp feeding responses even more in your favour using readymade and homemade baits and select substances! Read on for such secrets and much more!

So many carp anglers today are seriously confused about bait and which ones to use. To make things very simple here is a method that really hedges your bets and ensures that whatever baits you use fish will be much more likely to respond favourably! It is pretty obvious that most anglers today fall into 3 camps, those who use readymade baits all the time, those who use their own more economical homemade baits all the time and those who make their own homemade baits and maybe exploit aspects of readymade baits and commercial bait ingredients and liquids and so on in unique ways to make their baits different to normal.

The fact is that so many carp anglers understand so little about how carp actually experience baits in various ways and are nonplussed when it comes to understanding what baits do to water itself let alone to carp senses or digestion or metabolism or general health that benefits the catching of them that they simply miss out on such advantages – big time!

If you are pretty much clueless about the design of your baits and their modes of action you are like an adolescent who thinks he knows how the world works via his limited perspective but actually has barely any actual first hand experience upon which to base his belief system on! In case you have missed the point, advertisers of products focus on adolescents to a massive degree because adolescents are an extremely easy group to manipulate and influence without them even being aware of it. I you knew the truth of how much you were being influenced through tv soap operas, tv reality shows, direct tv adverts, mainstream magazines and newspapers, the news and through films and pop music for example you would be amazed.

Part of the process of getting you to buy readymade baits is nothing to do with what baits do or how they work, but simply giving you a mental image, impression or label to attach your feelings to. Feelings ultimately influence your buying decisions so your associations in your mind with any particular bait should be of great interest to you! The big picture is that most carp baits work on most carp waters when enough is applied in a short time or longer period of time.

This applies in the case of the cheapest semolina and soya baits to the most over-priced protein-rich ones. Basically though all you want is to get as many bites as possible, preferably as soon as possible. Ask any group of carp anglers to list why they prefer to use one bait as opposed to another and at least 9 out of 10 answers will have absolutely nothing to do with how and why the bait works. If you then anglers why they use this company or that company almost inevitably it will come down to an emotional response linked with a fogged-up feeling of brand loyalty but the focus will certainly not usually be on what the bait is doing to the fish and how a bait actually might out-compete any other baits (even within the range of the same company!)

I know a surprising number of bait company bosses who tear their hair out trying to convince the average carp angler who buys their readymade baits that one particular bait is far more productive than another yet the anglers simply dismiss it because it does not conform to their conditioning and assumptions about what characteristics a good carp bait has. I would say to a degree every bait company boss has this problem and this is why the average carp bait is a sad compromise of what carp will respond to and what anglers will respond to!

Especially over the last 5 years I have been testing readymade baits from leading UK companies in many ways to see what can be done to utilise baits in more innovative ways that anyone can exploit. A very big challenge for most carp anglers today is how to economise on baits long-term. Cheaper products usually contain less in them to inspire interest of fish but this is not much of a problem until you are faced with trying to make your baits compete against extremely sophisticated bait designs that are pushing the buttons of carp on so many multiple levels. But it is a fact that using a simple homemade bait packed with just one uniquely potent substance can compete with such baits. For some anglers, accepting this can take some seeing to believe it! I know from personal experience in testing substances alone and with bailiffs and leading anglers on certain waters that this experience this can result in a shock and provide an unsettling blow to the popular paradigms of what carp baits should consist of!

Obviously if you know nothing about bait in the first place then you are basically doing a lottery heavily influenced by media advertising, advertorial opinions and second-hand recommendations of friends whose motives or interpretations of baits may not quite be appropriate or up to your needs. If you are one of those anglers who is stuck in a rut of using one type of bait this is an interesting point. Every carp is an individual just like every human. Every carp has had its own set of influences in forming its perceptions of its surrounding environment and most vitally how it responds to all stimuli, opportunities and threats alike. Individual fish develop their own defence mechanisms of all kinds, just like every human individual does. Some carp will associate certain stimuli with danger quicker that other fish and are more sensitive to certain substances than other fish too.

Some fish will develop more complex behaviours in terms of dealing with rigs and dangerous baits as a defence mechanism, while some fish might well avoid familiar fishing baits all year except for special periods when their bodies cannot get what they need from natural food due to its scarcity and so fall for carp baits and perhaps only get hooked maybe once or twice a year, if that. Some fish simply find an area to escape fishing pressure feed predominantly on naturally food and rarely stray past the boundaries of their haven which is when they may become more vulnerable to capture.

Some carp are loners and others are shoal fish. Some carp may be 60 years old and highly experienced fish and are a lighter weight than their younger less experienced brethren maybe at a mere 10 to 20 years old (if that.) Now just like humans, every carp has its own unique DNA. The DNA of humans and fish changes over time due to many reasons. One factor is diet. Fish and humans are naturally designed to exploit new food sources that supply the vital energy they need to sustain basic functions so it is no surprise that humans and carp can senses substances and potential food items they have never ever experienced before within their environments!

In case you had over-looked this point, some fish and some humans will be more sensitive to certain substances than others and this can be for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps the body cannot assimilate or naturally generate a vital substance needed in the body well enough to supply the body with enough of it. This can mean the person or fish will be more sensitive to food items containing that substance. If this sounds far-fetched, just try a food with no salt compared to one without, or compare the taste of a low fat food compared to a normal fat level food.

Humans are pretty messed up in terms of their responses to foods today. For instance there are generations that have become genetically altered by the influence of refined sugar in the modern diet that can be traced back initially to grand parents refined sugar consumption. Since 1900 the average human liver has doubled in size due to the negative impacts of the so-called modern food industry and the incidence of over-eating foods containing substances the liver has been over-loaded with. The liver is the area of the body that is very vital in detoxifying and clearing the body of all kinds of things including food substances that in lower levels are healthy. For instance consuming hemp or sesame seeds may be very healthy for one person, but my simply over-load another person.

The way bodies respond to food substances is very much a product of long-term sensitisation. Some substances very definitely alter behaviours and even taste bud sensitivities. I am certain most carp are acutely aware of the fish protein LO30 used in so many baits today just as much as baits utilising lactose (milk sugar.) Both these are notably potent taste enhancers in their own way and can condition carp onto baits but they can do the opposite in some fish if negative experiences are linked with such substances.

You can say the same about solvent based flavours of course, and with familiar substances like robin Red which is one of the most over-used products in readymade baits known to man. Never forget that an individual carp will test a bait if it needs substances a bait provides, but if it has been satiated by months and years of that bait and has been hooked a lot on it then a different bait that supplies it needs will obviously potentially produce a more confident feeding approach. It is well known that if a bait is far too familiar to a wary carp (in any way including shape, colour, flavour, movement, baiting pattern on the lake bed etc,) then such a bait can scare a fish right out of a swim!

If you have been through the process of testing a recipe of bait for a number of years then you will be familiar with this phenomenon: you will normally find there are fish that just do not get caught on that bait. However when you change to a different bait recipe, these other fish can appear as if by magic very quickly, if not immediately! It is no surprise that new baits catch out wary fish, but also no surprise that if a change in bait recipe provides new substances a carp need or much higher levels or qualities of them then a carp can be very much more vulnerable to such a bait. It might be noticed that certain bait substances will incite feeding behaviours even if substances in a bait have no nutritional value whatsoever, or cannot be digested when consumed because carp lack the enzymes and gut microbial species to complete the job!

You can see the advantage of fishing multiple different baits if you want to hedge your bets about baits. Even on a single day, parameters in a swim can change an lead to a fish feeding on one bait more in contrast to another and fish may go through various feeding modes and behaviours over a period of time in a swim which baits having distinct different characteristics can exploit!

It is purely conditioning that has led to the majority of carp anglers today using just the one type of bait on a rig. Most anglers will use one or two bottom baits or pop-up baits of one kind on all their rigs, even when using 3 rods. Unless you are some kind of master I would suggest there is much to be discovered and benefited form using different baits of different rods.

I have done loads of bait testing and substance testing in the last 5 years, not in tanks with juvenile carp in artificially filtered water or unnatural water quality, but in real fishing swims. This has involved a lot of fishing with simple homemade baits fished against readymade baits. Like many anglers I have used baits from a range of bait companies and these have varied hugely in price. Yet I have not found any benefit in using expensive baits over cheaper ones. But I must add here that the key is often not what a bait is made of and intended to do in your swim and to the fish, but exactly how and why you apply it and fish it and this takes bait and fish know-how as well as hard experience and a little fishing talent too.

Your measure of success may be the consistency with which you keep on catching different unique individual bigger fish from a water. If this is the case then the protein content and higher cost of a readymade bait may not be the influencing factor at all in your success.

Many other factors and characteristics in a bait can lead to success that have nothing directly to do with protein content. (It may be noted that fish can be fooled into responding strongly to baits that have many features of popular protein-rich baits readymade baits but which actually contain far less protein!) Consider the protein contents of baits such as peanuts and tiger nuts or even bread. Richard Walker knew a thing or two about fish feeding behaviours and their responses to baits and his record common caught on balanced bread crust and bread paste and not some special paste of that era needs to be thought about more than is has been by most modern bait fashion- following carp anglers!

The justification for bait prices is often the high cost of quality protein ingredients used in their manufacture, yet such baits are often most suitable for waters that are hungry waters which have fish that tend to binge feed. This is especially the case in waters that hold a good head of fish. In low stocked richer waters where natural food is very plentiful and where fish tend to be highly opportunistic and on the move a lot grazing as they go you would be surprised at how simple a bait can be that catches such fish.

But even waters with a good head of big fish a cheap simple bait can easily catch as many fish as a very protein rich bait. However when I call bait recipes simple you have to be aware that what is often not simple about a bait even if it contains just a few ingredients is the impact particular select bait substances have on fish responses of many kinds! It is a bit like saying drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes is simple. Their effects are complex and very profound! Alcohol and cigarettes provide specific hormone and amino acid dumps in the body that lead to a drop in nervous tension and (in some individuals note more than others) lead to addictive behavioural responses. Yet all I am referring to here are just 2 substances; nicotine and alcohol.

Have you ever wondered why some people feel they want a cigarette while drinking alcohol? How about having a coffee? Some people feel the need for a wheat and fat based biscuit or even chocolate; why is this and how does this relate to addictive substances, brain hormone and amino acid releases that change body physiology and actual behaviours?! All this kind of thing can be related to carp and carp baits – and even the simplest bait containing just 2 ingredients! Consuming or even sensing any of a range of substances can recondition behavioural responses dramatically and this does not just occur in humans.

I guess now you can see that you can make a habit forming bait out of just 2 or 3 ingredients without a bait costing an obsolete fortune every week. There was a time I was buying readymade baits at prices from 6 to 12 pounds a kilogram to test them against homemade baits that cost 3 pounds or less. I found I could exploit various aspects of the readymade baits and top them within my cheap homemade baits. Basically the idea is you choose a major characteristic or set of them in a readymade bait and copy them but do it in a way that costs much less than actually buying the readymade bait. It does not necessarily cut the bait company out of the equation because you are still buying their products to achieve this.

For example, you might simply buy a small bag of Richworth Tutti Fruiti baits, freeze them in lake water to remove a proportion of the all too familiar flavour, and re-freeze and then defrost them in CC Moore Feedstim XP liquid for instance. You still have many favourable characteristics of a bait you trust, but altered it to make it different to get around negative fish conditioning using a product from a different company that you also really trust.

I use the method of making very cheap homemade boilie and pellet base mixes by cutting commercial base mixes with different more economical ingredients of many various kinds, some of which are not in mainstream use in commercial or homemade bait making. All it takes is a little know-how of fish responses and vital requirements and feeding triggers etc to find alternative ingredients to use. You might go for a coarse wholemeal chapatti flour mixed with gram (chick pea) flour for instance, boosted with maize protein or hydrolysed poultry protein for example. You might just go for CSL powder and tiger nut flour to bulk up a popular base mix to make homemade baits.

Obviously you will want to make sure you bait really is as potent as possible while being more economical and sometimes it is a really good idea to focus your attention not on bulking baits out but making a readymade base mix recipe even more concentrated. A very example is adding a much higher level of LO30, or Robin Red, or concentrated yeast powder, or concentrated garlic powder, or boosting you base mix with more hydrolysed liver powder for instance. The list goes on and on and I really like to find new more alternative substances that fish will not fear at all that are not offered for sale by bait companies and this is something anyone can do with enough bait knowledge – so find out more!

(For much more information on making unique homemade baits and adapting readymade baits and altering for many applications and unique purposes see my bait making secrets website Baitbigfish and biography right now!)

By Tim Richardson.

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Homemade Cat Food – Quick, Nutritious, Healthy

As you have already decided, or are thinking seriously about, providing your cat with homemade cat food, I want to congratulate you!

This is the first huge step anyone can make in re-establishing the health of their cat.

But you do need to be aware of the pitfalls. You do need to ensure that you are providing Fido with all the essential nutrients for a healthy body. That’s not all. You need to ensure Fido’s mind is equally healthy.

Like it or not, your cat evolved by killing and eating small animals, up to about their own size. When making your own homemade cat food, you need to keep this firmly in mind.

By preventing them from killing their own dinner, you are removing something very important in Fido’s life, so you have to try to compensate for this, as much as you can.

Unless Fido is a working cat, keeping mice or rat numbers down, I’m sure you don’t really like to see him hunt.

How do you provide him with such a good and adequate diet that he really just can’t bothered to hunt?

First of all, you look to nature for the answers.

Since a wild cat tends only to eat what he has just killed, this immediately tells us four things:

  • he likes his food fresh
  • he likes his food raw
  • he likes his food warm
  • he likes bones with his meal

That’s a bit of a contradiction, isn’t it? Raw, but warm?

Surely you need to cook the food to kill off any worms or bacteria?

What about bones? Won’t they splinter and get caught up in his gut which will require expensive and distressing veterinary surgery to remove?

You know, there’s a lot of misleading information about the best food for cats, ‘out there’. Most of it comes from pet food manufacturers or those who sell or promote it, so have a vested interest in it.

In my opinion, you can’t improve on nature. So when making your own homemade cat food, try to stick as close to a natural diet as you can.

You can’t duplicate it, but you can come close.

While kittens will have no trouble adapting to eating a healthy homemade cat food, adults who have got used to the appetite stimulants in most processed food, can have a hard time adapting.

You will probably get a lot of accusing looks, turning his head away in disgust, walking away, turning his back on you, pawing the food as if to bury it, the works, during the transition period and you will feel a really nasty, uncaring cat person – rest assured Fido will make you feel that way! However, you do need to persevere for his sake.

He will come round. You just need to stick at it longer than he does… Trust me, he won’t starve himself!

Homemade cat food, is without a doubt, the healthiest food you can feed your cat, as long as you follow nature’s laws. You can restore good health in an ailing cat, you can keep your cat healthier, longer.

You have made the first giant step forward in considering a homemade cat food. The next step is in working out what the best one is.

I wish you every success!

Madeleine Innocent PhotoAbout Author
For a complimentary ebook on how to have a healthy cat, starting today, visit http://www.naturallyhealthycats.com or http://www.bestcathealth.blogspot.com

How to Use Nutritious Homemade Dog Food Recipes in a Busy Life

Commercial dog food has questionable quality and nutrition, depending on the brand and their ethics at the time.

By taking control of what you feed your dog, you are taking the enormous step into assuring his maximum potential for a long and healthy life.

If your dog is healthy, you’ll have fewer trips to the vet, saving you probably many thousands of dollars.

But trying to work out how to make nutritious homemade dog food recipes to keep your dog interested, at the same time juggling work, family and home life, can be daunting.

But it needn’t be.

It’s only a question of you getting your head around a few basic concepts about healthy dog food.

For example, seven different homemade dog food recipes gives your dog a different meal every day of the week.

It also gives you a routine which is easy to work and plan for. Shopping just becomes too easy, with the same things to buy every week.

Arming yourself with the knowledge that nature knows best, after all the dog evolved very well without any help from us for aeons, you can come close to a wild dog’s diet.

Enzymes are an all important part of everyone’s diet, including dogs. So you need to ensure these are kept alive and well in the dog food you prepare.

Some nutrients are only found in organ meats, but these can be easily overfed. What is the optimum amount of organ meat in your dog’s diet and which ones should you feed?

There is one essential part of a dog’s daily diet which, if left out, will  cause tooth decay, unhealthy gums and most likely an unhappy dog.

Many ‘experts’ disagree on its inclusion in a dog’s diet. By bypassing the inconsistencies of ‘experts’ and going back to the only real expert – nature – you are not left wondering who may be right and who may be wrong.

Your homemade dog food recipes needs to ensure all micro and all macro minerals are included.

Your dog manufactures some vitamins himself, but others must be included in his diet.

This means you need to know the nutrients in each type of food.

Although your homemade dog food recipes will naturally keep your dog slim and in good overall health, some dogs are naturally fat and some are naturally slim. You need to know how to vary each ingredient to suit your individual dog.

There are many, no doubt well intentioned, people who write that certain foods are dangerous to dogs. However, if your dog is receiving a well balanced diet, based on a wild dogs diet, he won’t be ravenous and will become very aware of the difference between what is good for him and what is not. You won’t need to worry that he may ingest something poisonous to him.

A constantly ravenous dog is normally one who is not receiving a balanced diet, rather one which is devoid of essential nutrients.

For your dog’s sake, learn some homemade dog food recipes. It really isn’t difficult. And your dog will love you all the more for it.

Madeleine Innocent PhotoAbout Author
For a free ebook on how to have a healthy dog, starting today, visit http://naturallyhealthydogs.com or http://www.bestdoghealth.blogspot.com

Are Homemade Windmills Worth The Work?

The answer to this question is yes, if you build your own homemade windmill generator then you will definitely save thousands of dollars off your electricity bill annually, not to mention help the environment along the way. So the question now is can anybody do this and how does it all work?

CAN I BUILD A WINDMILL

Of course you can, it is just like doing a woodwork or building project. Here is what you need: (please remember that this is a brief overview)

  • Wind turbines (or blades)
  • Strong building material (for the stand)
  • Power cables
  • A generator or two (simple affordable one’s will do)

The next step is to build a support tower to place the turbines onto and be sure to make sure it is sturdy. A generator should be secured on top of the support tower and the turbines attached to this generator. This generator should be attached via your power cables to a power source or a bigger generator to store the energy produced.

IT IS BUILT SO HOW DOES IT WORK

Once you have built your windmill and placed it in a secure area it should have the wind blowing the turbines around. This movement or energy is transferred through the initial generator down the power cables and into your power source. The beauty of this is that any movement the turbines make is transferred into energy no matter how big or small.

WILL IT DECREASE POWER BILLS

Absolutely it will and in some cases if you build an efficient enough windmill and also use solar power then you can completely replace your entire electricity bill. If you are reading this article then you are doing your research on the matter which is a very responsible thing to do but let me assure you that to build a homemade windmill is a great use of your time.

If you would like to know in more detail how to go about building your own windmill then have a look at this recommendation and all the best with your renewable energy endeavors.

About Author
I am in the IT industry and I can see the merit of a dollar saved is also a dollar earned. Do not be under the impression that I sit in front of the computer all day. I was a professional gymnast and love the outdoors.

Natural Homemade Hair Conditioner

A moisturizing and nourishing hair conditioner is a must in order to control dry hair and scalp. There are many causes of dry hair. The outside, environmental factors, what we eat, blow-drying, dying the hair, iron curlers… Although less prominent than oily hair, dry hair can look lifeless and lack volume. Split ends are often seen in dry hair and so is dandruff which is the result of dry scalp.

Homemade deep conditioners are usually made of items you find in the grocery store. In my many experiments with using them, I have noticed a dramatic difference between outcomes of store bought conditioners, such as softens, manageability, shine and overall healthy appearance. The concerns I have with the homemade conditioners are they are really expensive to make, can get really messy when applying, really only last for the one application, and sometimes even if you use the exact same ingredients, they outcome may be slightly different; I’ve also had people complain about feeling as if they wasted valuable food when using homemade deep conditioners.

Here is some home made conditioners recipe:

1. Rosemary Hair Conditioner

Rosemary is said to be the best source for hair growth. Also, this is an effective remedy for an itchy scalp and dandruff and making your hair much softer, manageable and smelling good.

Ingredients:

Rosemary essential oil

Sweet almond or olive oil (slightly warmed)

Method:

Mix 2-5 drops of rosemary essential oil with 1 teaspoon of sweet almond or olive oil, blend them well. Now apply the mixed oil on your dampened hair and massage the scalp gently. Wrap your head in a hot towel and wait for about 45 minutes so that it deeply conditions your hair. Rinse off with cold water.

Caution: Keep away from getting into your eyes.

Strict Warning: If you are pregnant, then avoid this hair conditioner as this may cause high blood pressure or epilepsy attack.

2. Deep Conditioner 1

Avocados contain are a rich source of vitamins B6 & E

Ingredients:

1 small jar of real mayonnaise

1/2 avocado

Method:

Take a medium-sized bowl and put all the ingredients in it and squish together with your hands until it turns into a minty green color. Now, apply this conditioner smoothly into your hair all the way to the tips. And after all this, wrap a towel on your head or cover with a shower cap.

Wait for 20 minutes. For a better and deeper conditioning, wrap your head with a hot, damp towel -over the saran wrap. And if you are lucky enough to have long hair and want to deep condition at the ends only, then cut all the ingredients into half and apply to the ends and wrap them properly.

3. Deep Conditioner 2

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of real mayonnaise

Method:

Apply the real mayonnaise over your damp hair and comb through it through the hair. Now, wrap your head in a towel, wait for 20 minutes and then shampoo.

Caution: Use the real mayonnaise and NOT salad dressing. As this Salad Dressing will make your hair dry.

Storage: There are most of the recipes that need to be refrigerated but that does not mean that there are preservatives in them. Their shelf life is approximately 1 week.

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