Audra Lowe: Well, it is prime season for dry hair and skin but beauty expert Kevin Gatto has got some homemade remedies to do the trick including using beer and chocolates. Kevin should know, he is with Verde Salon in New Jersey and just when we think he is done, he is back with more savvy tricks. Welcome back!
Kevin Gatto: Well, thank you for having me.
Audra Lowe: Your salon is in New Jersey or Philadelphia?
Kevin Gatto: It’s in New Jersey with a few minutes right outside Philadelphia there you go.
Audra Lowe: Don’t you love traveling thing?
Kevin Gatto: I have, I travel around.
Audra Lowe: I'm glad you're back in a good way though. So we’re going to try to prevent our hair from getting too dry in the winter cold too? So basically, you’ve got products here that we have in the kitchen that we can just mix up. You don’t have to spend a lot of money and to work.
Kevin Gatto: Easy stuff. You know this economy is teaching us one thing. It’s about being more economical and still looking fabulous. I am all about that.
Audra Lowe: Okay, okay.
Kevin Gatto: So I have a few good tricks for you.
Audra Lowe: That sounds good. What’s the first one that you have and see a couple of example we are not thinking?
Kevin Gatto: This is actually a good protein treatment for your hair using some olive oil, some vitamin A, and some egg yolks.
Audra Lowe: Really.
Kevin Gatto: So egg yolks are good for you.
Audra Lowe: Okay.
Kevin Gatto: So there is the fattening and it’s good fatty acid. So you put a couple of egg yolks in the bowl and you can put in a little bit of olive oil.
Audra Lowe: It doesn’t matter what kind.
Kevin Gatto: It doesn’t matter what kind. Try to use our can because it’s distilled a little better and then you use some vitamin E drops that you can find in any health food store or any big grocery.
Audra Lowe: Is this going to make your hair too oily though or this will depend on how much you mix?
Kevin Gatto: It depends on how much you mix. So when you use more of the egg yolks and of the olive oil and the vitamin E so less is more. Leave it on. It’s going to get dry and crunchy and then make sure you shampoo it out.
Audra Lowe: Okay leave it along for how long would you say that?
Kevin Gatto: Only 15 minutes.
Audra Lowe: 15 minutes?
Kevin Gatto: 15 minutes.
Audra Lowe: Alright, I got you. Now this next one, we get the avocados. I'm not talking about guacamole, right?
Kevin Gatto: It’s not like guacamole though. It does smell like one though with the chips off.
Audra Lowe: Alright.
Kevin Gatto: So.
Audra Lowe: What is this one for?
Kevin Gatto: This is a lot of protein and moisturizing pack for the hair so rush is going to take a little bit of mayonnaise and I like using the mayonnaise with the olive oil already in that because it pops out and gives it hydrations in your hair.
Audra Lowe: Right, right.
Kevin Gatto: And then you basically just going to scoop out some avocado and this is really easy because if I can do it, I don’t cook.
Audra Lowe: Exactly.
Kevin Gatto: I will just take a fork and you mix it up to what’s a really nice thick consistency and you are going to comb it through and leave in the hair again for about 15 or 20 minutes. It took it’s a little hard and frosty and then shampoo it out to really nice cleansing shampoo.
Audra Lowe: Now, the beer everybody talks about the beer in the past that’s used on your hair. Does it really work?
Kevin Gatto: It does. You know what? It has some vitamin E in it so it does help rehydrate the hair and you want to make sure the beer is flat so it gets the alcohol out of your hair because that will actually dry your hair so well you got it.
Audra Lowe: It’s like the split ends too.
Kevin Gatto: It is helps repair that you are just going to seal them a little bit.
Audra Lowe: You can just drink whatever is left over, right? You can do that. Now, we are going to talk about our skin. Oatmeal in the bath, we always hear about that.
Kevin Gatto: We all got the itches. You know it as the dry skin and little eczema. This is a great trick.
Audra Lowe: Okay.
Kevin Gatto: What would you do is take some oatmeal, put it through the food processor.
Audra Lowe: And then put some in there.
Kevin Gatto: Absolutely and then you just pour it into a lukewarm. You don’t want the water too hot because that’s going to dry out and you just keep adding it in and have fun with it.
Audra Lowe: Now here’s the thing though. You are not supposed to scrape your skin with it, right. Just soak in it exactly.
Kevin Gatto: You want to soak in it. You want the oatmeal to kind of just get on the skin and lay there. I just start scratching. It’s going to irritate the eczema on the dry skin.
Audra Lowe: Undo all the effects.
Kevin Gatto: Undo all the good stuff.
Audra Lowe: Now, here’s my favorite chocolate. This is a face mascara right? How did you figure this out Kevin? So you got the cocoa powder here right? Is that right?
Kevin Gatto: Right, there is a Hershey is cocoa powder that use a bit of just—
Audra Lowe: I'll do the little mixing here for you.
Kevin Gatto: And then we are going to add some honey too and the honey is actually just going to add some moisture and nourish the skin that’s why it’s good.
Audra Lowe: Okay and then what is this? Is this regular milk?
Kevin Gatto: This is a heavy cream and we are using heavy cream because that’s a nice consistency when you mix it and the milk proteins helped rehydrate your skin.
Audra Lowe: Okay I'm go to stir it a little.
Kevin Gatto: Cleopatra was big about a milk bath so this is why the skin is very dry.
Audra Lowe: Oh, Cleopatra did it then. I'll mix it and make it then it’s going to look like this when we are done right?
Kevin Gatto: I had this at two eggs and it looks like that. It just keeps adding a little bit more heavy cream. Now, make it a little bit more user friendly and you apply it with the brush and then put it all on your hands. Let it sit in for a good 20 or 30 minutes.
Audra Lowe: I think it makes you want to eat this. It just smells so good.
Kevin Gatto: You can.
Audra Lowe: Yeah, thank you so much Kevin.
Kevin Gatto: I have this morning.
Audra Lowe: Well, good to have you back again.
Kevin Gatto: Thank you very much.
Kevin Gatto: Thank you very much and we will be right back again.