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

Brianne DiSylvester

Flickr photo by LadyDragonflyCC
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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