Like skin, hair just looks better when it glows. Having shine means hair is healthy! Every woman wants to have smooth and silky hair. Short or long, curly or straight- shiny hair always gives a good impression. Most of us use numerous branded conditioners, shampoos and serums to add a beautiful shine c to our hair. But over time, these products can do more harm than good. Instead of using commercial products, you can try some simple tips to make hair smooth, shiny and glossy:
AFTER BATH TIP
After taking a shower, usually the first thing people do is rub hair with a towel which is wrong because it causes breakage and damage to the wet hair shaft. Well, what you really should do is comb hair with wide tooth comb slowly, because hair gets easily damaged when wet. Also washing hair with cold water or a last cold water rinse is effective for restoring the natural shine of hair.
Make a paste of banana and add orange juice to it. Use it as a hair mask and rinse it with warm water. You can also add honey to banana as an alternative for making hair smooth.
Conditioners provide softness to hair, but for polishing you need to use leave in conditioners. For deep conditioning you need to apply oil (any oil of your choice or coconut oil mixed with few drops essential oils) on scalp properly and then let it remain as it is for the entire night. The next morning you should wash your hair with a shampoo and then condition. This will get you shiny hair with a beautiful look. It should mostly be done during winter months or if you live in some place with cold climate.
USE EGG YOLK
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.
Take a half glass of vinegar and add half water to it. Rinse your hair with this water once a week. Vinegar is one of the most promising agents for making hair shiny and clean. You can also add yogurt to vinegar for deep conditioning of hair. This will help to polish your hair colour.
Avocado contains nutrients that will deeply moisturize and nourish your hair. This in turn will make your hair smooth and shiny. Avocado is also extremely good for dry and damaged hair. Mix one mashed ripe avocado with two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Apply this mixture on damp hair, from the roots to the ends. Cover with a shower cap for 30 minutes. Finally, rinse and shampoo your hair as usual.
COCONUT OIL NIGHT TREATMENT
Unlike other oils that just coat the hair, coconut oil has the ability to penetrate into the hair shaft and actually improve the strength of the hair. So not only does it add shine to hair, but it keeps it that way well after a shampoo or two. Starting with dry hair, (if hair is wet it won’t hold onto the hair follicle), coat the hair with the oil from root to tip. Use a comb to brush the product through evenly. Finish by securing with a clip or a braid if hair is below the shoulders. Cover your pillow case with a towel. Shampoo the next day.
- For dry and rough hair, use warm green tea water with no sugar in it. Make sure that he water is not hot. Rinse your hair with this warm tea water for making hair silky and shiny.
- Since hair is built of protein named keratin, so it is necessary to include good amount of proteins in our diet. Fish, meat, eggs are some foods with a good source of protein in it.
- One thing you need to note down is that after getting shiny hair you need to protect it from chemicals to keep hair healthy and strong. Chlorine in pools, ammonia in shampoos and alcohol based hair products should be avoided to always keep the hair glossy and sparkling.
- People with fine or oily hair may want to reach for the shampoo every day or after a workout, but if you have dry or very thick hair, try washing every second or third day. Over-washing can strip away essential oils from the scalp, causing it to become dry and irritated, resulting in dull-looking hair.