Bionic Homemade: Total Beauty’s take on DIY beauty

by Bionic Beauty on 23.Aug.2010 · 7 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

I found it interesting that after starting the Bionic Homemade article series a few months ago, this new article posted on Total Beauty’s website.

Even the honey pot graphic is eerily similar. Anyhow, I guess as a wise one once said “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”… but whatever. The DIY and homemade beauty industry is growing like crazy. So if you’d like another variation to the Honey Bath Soak recipe I posted last week, check out TB’s version.
Homemade Beauty Recipes

Natural and affordable potions and lotions

Homemade Beauty Recipes

This is a health & beauty article

Try best-selling author Janice Cox’s easy, DIY beauty recipes from honey hair masks to strawberry facial masks.

See recipes

I think their Honey Bath Soak sounds more like a body wash/shower gel, in my opinion anyhow. The concentration seems “off” for a true soak mixture. Do you plan to try any of their Do It Yourself Beauty Recipes?

Stay Bionic,
Joycey Couture - contributing author of the Bionic Beauty blog
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Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog


1 Tashi August 23, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I’ll probably try the honey hair mask. I have tried other DIY recipes for skin and haircare, and surprisingly, they usually work very well. My favorite one is straight-up mayo as a deep conditioner for hair. I do it on occasion, and although it’s a tad messy, it seems to work well! On a recent salon visit, the stylist commented on the condition of my hair, saying it was the most healthy (curly) hair she’s ever seen. 🙂 Thanks, Hellmann’s. LOL

2 Bionic Beauty August 24, 2010 at 10:54 am

Hey Tashi! My one Grandmom used Mayo as a deep conditioner too! It worked great for her. I’ll have to try it… I *have* used Jojoba Oil mixed with Olive Oil before bed in my hair- then I wash it out in the morning. If you want some aromatherapy benefits or have an itchy/sensitive scalp, you could add some essential oils to the Mayo too!

Glad you are liking the DIY series. 🙂 And don’t you LOVE when a stylist compliments you on your hair, especially when you’ve done it all yourself without spending hundreds of dollars sitting in a salon chair every few weeks. Woo hoo!

3 Tashi August 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Yes, thanks, Jami AND Joycey for the DIY series! Love it.

I may try adding some lavender essential oil to my mayo, as I already have that on-hand (for a curl revitalizing spray I make for pennies!).

I’ve seen special “mayo” for hair on the shelves at Target, which is humorous. Why in the world would you spend money on “hair” mayo, when it’s a ton cheaper to buy a jar of the real thing? I used to be able to afford an expensive brand deep conditioning treatment for my hair. It cost about $50 for a small jar! Yeah, I know — I can’t believe I gladly forked over that amount more than once! The stylists never gushed over my hair *then*. I’m just sayin’. Makes me feel good for sure. Woohoo!

Your Grandmom is (was?) onto something. The mayo is great, and I’m sure, regardless of what brand you use. Just DON’T use light mayo or Miracle Whip; they don’t work as well. 😀 I always slather on about a half cup onto dry hair, massage it in really well all over (I put on a shower cap afterwards), then leave it on for about a half hour. Rinse in cool to lukewarm water, and then shampoo and condition as you normally do. Voila!

4 Bailee August 24, 2010 at 11:23 pm

i’m so excited to try the lip balm recipe! im a balm/gloss junkie, and ive always wanted to try and make my own, so hopefully the recipe will work out. i just need to go see if my local natural store carries what i need to make it 😀

and if you insist, i might have to try the mayo trick. i could just never actually bring myself to put mayo on my hair. eek! lol

5 Tashi August 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Bailee, yup, the mayo trick does sound crazy. I still think it’s quite humorous. But I swear by its results. I don’t imply you must try it. But if you do, start off by using a small bit of mayo, about two tablespoons at a time (It depends on how much hair you have. I usually use approximately a half of a cup.). Massage it through your hair, and then add more as necessary. It’s better to play it safe and use increments of small quantities, than use too much too soon, and have an oozing, goopy mess all over your head and running down your neck. I learned that the hard way! :-O Then proceed with the rinsing, shampooing, and conditioning. Like Jami said, we might like the aromatherapy of added essential oils to the mayo. I have yet to try that.

I’d be interested in hearing how it works for you, should you choose to give it a go. Have fun and good luck!

6 Tashi August 28, 2010 at 9:38 am

A footnote on the mayo idea: Rather than go with a half of a cup, stick with *beginning* with one or two tablespoons, then adding more as needed. It all depends on how much hair you have. Plus, the mayo warms as it sits on your head and scalp, and tends to get runny. If you use it sparingly, you shouldn’t have too much runniness. You can also put a shower cap on, or wrap your head with a towel while you let the goop work its magic for 30 minutes.

7 Tashi August 28, 2010 at 10:54 am

Ok, ok, I know you’re sick of me. 🙂 Please forgive me, though, for “ringing the mayo bell” yet again. We 165-year-olds tend to forget things, as our memory comes in spurts at times. That said, one additional footnote (and I, too, hope it’s my last on this topis): Be *sure* to wear a shirt that you don’t care about, like an old cotton t-shirt when using the mayo. Through my own experiences, I’ve found out the hard way, that if you get mayo on cotton t-shirts, especially, they’re pretty much toast, and you can’t get out the oily stains. Of course, you could wear a tightly-wrapped towel around your neck and shoulders too, similar to hair salon precautions. But better safe than sorry to also wear an OLD shirt. I had to bid my cherished Joe Mauer (MN Twins catcher) t-shirt a tearful good-bye, because I got mayo goop on it. How mayo ever comes out of anything, I’ll never know.

Ok, really, I do think I’m finally done! 😀 Have a super weekend, all!!

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