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HVP January 2020

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Page 12 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 13 beauty & fitness Natural hair care If you're looking for natural ways to care for your hair, walk past the bathroom and head to your kitchen, instead. Shea butter, chamomile, sun- flower oil, avocado oil, witch hazel, olive oil, honey and Aloe vera contain properties that enhance hair. Try this avocado blend for shiny hair: • Mix 1 small jar of real mayon- naise with an avocado in a bowl • Mash the mixture until it turns minty green in color • Apply the blend directly onto your hair, from scalp to tip • Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes • Rinse thoroughly Source: Techniques to Achieve Nat- urally Healthy Hair, Settle in with a good book Meet with the Mystery Mondays Book Discussion group on Jan. 27, 11 a.m.- noon, at the Boardman Road Library in Pough- keepsie, for a chat about Irish Mysteries: The Book of Killowen, by Erin Hart. Join the Helen Savoit Book Club on Jan. 14, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Howland Public Library in Beacon, for a lively discus- sion on five short stories, including The Lost Phoebe by Theodore Dreiser, The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky by Stephen Crane, Bartleby by Herman Mel- ville, A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett, and To Build a Fire by Jack London. Pull up a chair with the Poughkeepsie Public Library District's Books and Brew Book Club on Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Blue Collar Brewery in Poughkeepsie for chat about Normal People by Sally Rooney.

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