How to get shiny hair? 8 Fantastic natural beauty tips for shiny hair
When you have a collection of hair care products in your bathroom that would rival your local drug stores’, then it might be time to try a new approach. There are far simpler and cheaper ways to get a beautiful, glossy head of hair like eating properly, taking good care of your hair and applying some natural, home treatments to your hair. If you want to save yourself a pot of money, then let Mother Nature take care of your hair with our eight tips on how to get shiny hair, the natural way:
1. Avoid hot showers
The first step to shiny hair is to give your hair a chance to look after itself. Turn down the heat, when you shower because really hot water strips all the natural oils from your hair and will leave it dry and frizzy.
2. Use the right brushing technique
Remove tangles from the bottom of your hair first and then take long brush strokes from the top of your hair all the way down to the ends. This action will help to spread the natural oils of your hair across the whole length and avoid breakage.
3. Eat a healthy diet
Our next tip on how to get shiny hair is – stick to a healthy diet. Dry hair can be a sign that you are not eating properly. Feed your hair from the inside out by ensuring that you eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, and you won’t need so many hair care products.
4. Protect your hair
Hair can be damaged easily and the natural oils can be removed, if you don’t take steps to protect it. Both the sun, cold and dry winds can strip the oils from your hair, so cover up in extreme weather at both ends of the scale to protect your hair. Swimming is another culprit in drying out your hair, so, before you get in the pool, rub a little leave in hair conditioner in your hair and put on a swim cap, and it will help protect it against the harsh chemicals.
5. Condition your hair with eggs
Our next natural tip on how to get shiny hair is – use an egg. Much of what you need for a healthy head of hair is probably already sitting in your kitchen cupboard. Eggs have long been known for their effectiveness for conditioning hair, so apply some egg whites to your hair and leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse, and it will moisturize and condition your hair. You can also occasionally wash your hair using a couple of eggs instead of your usual shampoo. It’s all natural, it’s quick and it will add shine and luster to otherwise dull looking locks.
6. Rinse your hair with lemon and vinegar
Add a little lemon juice and two teaspoons of cider vinegar to a cup of water and rinse your hair with the mixture as a final step. The vinegar will restore a healthy PH balance to your hair and the lemon juice will bring back the healthy shine.
7. Leave your hair to dry naturally
Our next tip on how to get shiny hair is – leave your locks to dry naturally. Another common cause of dry and lackluster hair is excessive use of the blow dryer. The artificial heat of blow dryers saps the oil from your hair, as well as the water/moisture, so let your hair dry naturally, as often as you can, especially in the summer, and you will start to see the difference it makes quickly.
8. Warm oil treatment
If you are not keen on spreading eggs all over your hair, then try a warm oil treatment instead. For a deep down condition, apply slightly warm almond oil (or use coconut oil, argan oil, olive oil) to hair and massage in. Leave on for half an hour before washing it out and you are left with beautiful, healthy, shiny hair! Do it once a week and enjoy gorgeous locks!
Do you have some other tips on how to get shiny hair? Please, feel free to share your natural beauty tips in the comment section below.