Every woman wants to have smooth and silky hair. Short or long, curly or straight- shiny hair always gives a good impression. Most women have got dull, dry and damaged hair, which is often the result of excessive use of harmful hair care products, over-exposure to sunlight, regular use of hair dyes, serums, high amount of mineral and chlorine in water, and exposure to heating tools such as blow dryers and straighteners. When our hair product case is stuffed with numerous branded conditioners, shampoos and serums, we forget some kitchen ingredients which add a beautiful shine to hair. Here are some home remedies for smooth and shiny hair:


Apply warm coconut oil on your hair, from the root to the ends. Massage for a few minutes and then wrap your hair in a shower cap or towel for at least 30 minutes. Rinse your hair with water, then shampoo and condition like normal.


Take one peeled and mashed ripe avocado and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a small bowl. Mix it well (If you have dyed hair, then use jojoba or sweet almond oil instead of olive oil as it can lighten the colour of your dyed hair). Apply the mixture on wet hair (not too wet), from root to tips. Cover your hair with a shower cap for at least 20-30 minutes and then wash off the hair mask with water and shampoo afterwards.


Leave the egg whites and collect the yolks, add a teaspoon of olive oil to these egg yolks and blend well until mixed together. Apply this mixture on your hair and scalp and wear a shower cap. Wait for at least 20 minutes before hair wash to allow your scalp absorb the nutrients. This recipe works really great for dry and damaged hair to provide nourishment and shine in minutes.


Milk is also a very good conditioner and adds shine to your hair. Apply cold milk using a brush or spray it evenly on the hair. Gently comb the hair so that the milk spreads evenly and let it be for half an hour. Rinse your hair with a baby shampoo or any mild shampoo. This natural hair shine tip makes your hair soft and smooth.


Prepare a paste with four tablespoons of aloe vera gel, two tablespoons of coconut oil and three tablespoons of yogurt. Apply this paste on damp hair and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Rinse it out with lukewarm water. Alternatively, grind a few hibiscus flowers to make a thick paste. Mix in one-half cup of aloe vera gel and one teaspoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash your hair as usual.


You can also try the mayonnaise hair mask to get smooth and shiny hair at home naturally. Take half to one cup mayonnaise (as required for your hair length) and add 2 teaspoons of avocado paste. Mix it well. Apply the mixture on moist hair, starting from the crown till the ends. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Wash your hair thoroughly after an hour with cold water and a shampoo.