Viagra & 2 Other Ways to Keep Flowers Fresh in Your Hair

Brianne DiSylvester
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There's nothing sultrier than wearing flowers in your hair.

Pinned behind your ear or tucked into a bun, it looks super-elegant.

In my opinion, real blooms are the way to go. Unfortunately, they wilt so fast.

Luckily, I have tips on how to make your flowers last longer in your tresses.

First thing you do is to cut flowers under cool running water on a slant to maximize surface area and soak them in one these solutions for 30 minutes to prevent them from wilting so quickly.

1. 7-Up -- combine half water and half 7-Up. The sugar and soda act as plant food.

2. Vodka -- the alcohol inhibits ethylene, a gas that makes flowers mature. Add 1 ounce of vodka per 4 ounces of water.

3. Viagra -- yes, really. Crush up and mix with 1 liter of water. The sildenafil citrate increases the nitric oxide concentration in plants -- the same chemical mechanism that preserves a man's erection.

Do you wear flowers in your hair? Would you try this?


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