How to get shiny hair? 11 Amazing healthy hair tips

For some girls, lovely, long, shiny hair just came with the genes. All they have to do is wake up in the morning and there it is! The rest of us, have to work hard to rid ourselves of our dry, frizzy and damaged hair, so here are 11 healthy hair tips for those ladies who don’t have naturally silky and shiny hair:

1. How to get shiny hair? Eat well

Yes, it really is true. What you eat ends up in your hair, so sticking to a balanced and healthy diet will help to bring the shine to your hair. Eat plenty of fresh food: fish, vegetables and fruits; and avoid the fast food whenever you can.

2. Take your time combing your hair

Brushing or combing your hair does a lot more, than just make it neat, so take your time. Combing your hair increases the blood flow to your hair follicles, and spreads out the natural oils in hair to the tips, which prevents them from becoming dry.

3. A splash of cold water

Don’t use the water that is too hot, when you wash your hair, as this will strip out all the natural oils; when you finish shampooing, give your hair a rinse with cold water. This will help to retain the moisture in your hair and keep it looking beautiful and healthy.

4. Treat your hair with a touch of vinegar

Over time, hair products can build up on your hair and mask its natural beauty. A simple and natural way to remove this build up is to wash your hair with a mixture of water and white vinegar. Rinsing out your hair with water mixed with vinegar is a fantastic and simple way to keep your hair looking shiny. Mix 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in 4 cups of water and rinse your hair with it, as a final step of your hair washing routine. This treatment adds shine and silkiness to otherwise dull looking locks.

5. How to get shiny hair? Simply try yoghurt

To add shine and softness to dry and damaged hair, coat your damp hair with the mix of plain yoghurt and a little bit of honey, leave this hair mask for 15-20 minutes before washing out. You will see and feel the difference that it makes straight away!

6. Warm oil massage

Another simple, yet effective tip on how to get shiny hair is to do warm oil massages. The benefits of an oil massage have been known to ladies throughout the ages. Massage your favourite oil into your scalp and hair (use coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, jojoba oil or castor oil), and it will nourish your locks, stimulate good blood circulation and promote the production of your own natural oils.

7. Keep your hair trimmed

Having your hair trimmed at least every two to four months boosts the overall length and the quality of hair, as well as keeping it tidy.

8. How to get shiny hair? Avoid too much heat

Too much heat dries out your hair and damages it, so turn down the settings on your blow dryer or hair straightener, and use an appropriate heat protector to keep the shine.

9. Deep condition with egg and olive oil

There are lots of natural ways to condition your hair and one great deep conditioner is a mixture of egg yolk and olive oil. Mix the two together (3 egg yolks and 3 tablespoons of olive oil) and massage this mixture into the hair and scalp; then leave it on for a 10-20 minutes before washing off; it will provide you with a beautiful, deep conditioning agent and leave you with a beautiful, healthy and shiny hair.

10. Avocado and honey

Here is another simple way to get shinier and silkier hair: mix in your blender one ripe avocado and one tablespoon of honey, apply this mixture on your hair as a hair mask for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.  Rich in vitamins, these two natural ingredients will nourish and rejuvenate your hair, making it soft and shiny.

 11. Banana, honey and coconut oil

Mix one ripe banana in your blender, add two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of coconut oil; apply it on your hair for 15-20 minutes, then rinse; this hair mask will add softness and shine, and will remove frizz.

We hope you found our tips on how to get shiny hair useful.

Feel free to share your own healthy hair tips in the comment section below.

Stay beautiful!


  1. boodle
    April 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Waiting too try these tips!!!
    (If my mum will let me!)

  2. Gwen
    February 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Love the tips, thanks

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