This is simple, but it works well. It also adds body to fine, limp hair, and it gives light hair added shine.
2 lemons, sliced
2 cups hot water
Place lemon slices and water in a glass or enamel pan and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until the water is reduced to 1 cup – about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Line a strainer with cheesecloth and strain the mixture. Squeeze the cloth out thoroughly to get all the juice. Pour the strained mixture into a pump-type container. Mixture will keep for 1 to 2 months in the refrigerator.