As you know I've been on a NO CHEMICAL kick lately — obsessed with vinegar, going shampoo free and eating organically. So, naturally when I overhear a co-worker rattle off something about reusing coffee grounds on her hair I immediately start thinking of when I will conduct my own experiment! One problem ... I didn't get the proper instructions beforehand.
Fast-forward two days: I'm standing in the shower, the entire upper half of my body caked in Folgers — and I can't rinse the darn stuff out of my hair. After awhile, I give up and use a towel to get the rest off. I was so frustrated by the coffee grounds clinging to my arms that I forgot to rinse out the shower.
"What the hell!" husband says. Whoops.
"You have a kookie wife ..." I say. It smelled really good in there though.
Apparently using the coffee grounds on brunette hair adds depth and shine — if you do it right. I'm plagued with the thickest hair in the West, making removal next to impossible. But my hair did look a bit darker and had instant shine. So if you're low on funds or just looking to give your locks oomph, Folgers can help. Also, the coffee acted like a body scrub, leaving my skin very soft.
For other coffee ground uses click here.