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Just because movie stars have become rich and famous, it does not mean that they want to spend their money on expensive salon treatments when they know home remedies that they can do more cheaply and in a green way.

Catherine Zeta Jones and Nicole Kidman are two examples as shown in the attached video. The Doctors Show "Who Heals it Best?" compares their hair care remedies to see which is better. It seems they are both right.

Catherine Zeta Jones coats her hair with honey and beer. She says, "I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards but it's very good for the hair." Hops used in making beer contain protein and beer has multiple B vitamins that coat and seal the hair and make it shine. The honey acts as a humectant, an ingredient which promotes moisture retention in hair shafts and also makes it shinier. The combination swells and thickens the hair follicles, a cheaper way to get an in-salon look at home fluffing the hair up. One of the hoppier beers like India Pale Ale would be best.

Nexxus sells Humectress that contains honey extract which this linked article says "(1) smoothes the hair cuticle boosting the hair's shine and softness; (2) as a humectant it nourishes and moisturizes the hair." The price ranges from $8.55 to $29.72 on the Internet and the reviews are varied.

Nicole Kidman treats her blond tresses with champagne. Her mantra is "more fizz equals less frizz." The video says the carbon dioxide in champagne acts as a clarifying agent. Instead of spending a lot of money on products to clarify and detoxify the hair, mix champagne mixed with a little warm water to get the same effect.

For those who do not stock champagne around the house, a tablespoon of baking soda added to two tablespoons of shampoo and washed into the hair then rinsed with cool water will remove build-up from hair. Baking soda is alkaline and raises the hair follicle shafts. It should be followed by an acidic rinse such as apple cider vinegar or lemon juice and water to close the shafts back down. This is cheaper than Nexxus Aloe Rid at $125.63 on Amazon.

For a deep conditioning treatment, melt a half cup of coconut oil under warm water and mix in a little flax seed or vitamin E oil. Rub it into the middle and ends of the hair, pile on head under a shower cap, wrap a towel around the head to keep in body heat and leave on as long as possible. Rinse well with very warm water.

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