Category Archives: DIY

DIY Coffee Shampoo

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While skimming Pinterest the other day, I read the coffee ground and baking soda help to make your hair shiny and soft. I was skeptical, but figured what the heck, I will give this a try. I mixed two tablespoons of coffee grounds (fresh, not used, thought I am sure it doesn’t matter) with two tablespoons of my shampoo and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. I added a couple drops of water and stirred.

It feels really weird to put gritty stuff on your hair. I used about half of the mixture on my hair. The coffee grounds are messy… BUT it does make the bathroom smell like a Starbucks, and I am totally OK with that.

I left it on for a few minutes and rinsed really, really well to get the grounds out. My hair felt really clean, and I needed some serious conditioner to get it untangled.

Shiner? Yes, I think so. Softer and smoother? Um, yes, but probably more from the conditioner than the coffee.

After a quick Google, I learned that coffee, the caffeine actually, helps to promote hair growth. Given this information, I will stick with it for a few weeks and see how it goes. Upon further reading, it seems that soaking your hair in coffee will also help (and seems less messy).

Oh, and there is actually a funny story about coffee as a hair removal.

This probably goes without saying, but if you have blonde or light hair, you should not do this, as the coffee will stain your hair.

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Today I did a project from my Pinterest board, a River Stone Trivet. I bought a bag of rocks from the dollar store and two black felt sheets from Walmart.

I used one of my pots to outline a circle on the felt, and then cut it out and hot glued the stones to the felt. The whole thing took about 30 minutes and I spent a grand total $1.46 in supplies.

I think they have a certain rustic charm, and it gave me something to do on a Sunday afternoon.