How to get silky smooth hair? How to make your hair shiny? 10 home remedies for healthy hair
Soft and silky hair are something that most girls strive for, just like the hair that most celebrities seem to have, but sometimes hair can become dry and brittle. The causes can be many; too much washing, too much sun, harsh hair care products and over use of heat on your hair can dry it out and make it look less than perfect. If you want to have silky smooth hair, like the girls in the shampoo ads do, then here are ten home remedies that will help.
1. Extremely effective homemade hair mask that will energize your hair, add luster and shine, and will make your hair grow faster
As the first tip on how to get silky smooth hair let me share with you one of my favorite hair masks, that will add shine, smoothness and luster to your hair. The main ingredient of this mask is Aloe Vera gel, preferably freshly made, but if you don’t have an opportunity to make it, then you can use Aloe Vera gel bought in the shop. This mask will not only ‘energize’ your hair, make it shine with health and breath a new life in dull looking and tired locks, but it also will help your hair grow faster. You can do this mask very quickly and easily at the comfort of your home, and for better results do it once a week. Here is the recipe: mash up one ripe avocado, add a tablespoon of linen oil (if you don’t have linen oil, use olive oil, coconut oil or sweet almond oil instead), add a tablespoon of slightly warmed up honey, two egg yolks and a tablespoon of lime juice, and finally, add the main and most important ingredient – 3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel. Mix all the ingredients very well and apply the mask on your dry hair before shampooing (massage the mixture into the roots and spread on the length of your hair.) Then put on slightly warmed up towel on your head, it will help your hair mask to work better. Leave the mask on your head for about 20-30 minutes, then shampoo and condition as usual. Even after the first use of this hair mask you will see how amazing and shiny your hair will look! Try it, it works! (Only make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients).
2. Mayonnaise hair mask
Another tip on how to get silky smooth hair is – try mayonnaise hair mask. Mayonnaise contains oil and emulsified eggs, both of which make great, natural hair conditioners that will help keep your hair full looking and shiny. The best option would be to make mayonnaise yourself, according to a classic recipe, but if you can’t do it or you don’t have time, then buy the organic mayonnaise with the most natural ingredients and with short expiration date. Coat all of your hair in mayonnaise and leave it on for about thirty minutes before washing out with warm water and shampooing as normal.
3. Eat a healthy diet
Eating a healthy diet is another important condition, if you want to make your hair shiny. Your diet plays a hugely important role in how your hair looks. You know what you should be eating: plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, fish, lean meats, nuts and dairy foods are the most important for your hair. A healthy diet will work from the inside out and give you those silky, shiny locks that you are looking for.
4. Comb your hair, twice a day
How to get silky smooth hair? Take your time when you are combing your hair and do it, at least, twice a day. Never be harsh with your hair, be gentle and never pull too hard. Regular combing improves the blood circulation in the scalp and spreads your natural oils evenly through your hair. This promotes healthy hair growth and stops the tips of your hair from becoming dry.
5. Don’t wash your hair every day
Another tip on how to make your hair shiny is – don’t wash your hair every day. Washing your hair every single day strips out the natural oils and will leave your hair looking dry and frizzy. Try washing every 3 days instead and give your head a chance to produce the oils that your hair needs. Also use a clarifying shampoo, from time to time, to remove any excess hair product from your hair.
6. Apple cider vinegar
Mix half cup of apple cider vinegar together with a cup of warm water and spray this mixture onto your hair after washing. Leave it on for ten minutes and then rinse out with warm water and you will see the difference straight away. The only downside is the vinegar odor.
7. How to get silky smooth hair? Try a banana, avocado and wheat germ oil hair mask
Mash one banana together with a whole avocado until you have a paste, add two tablespoons of wheat germ oil and massage the mixture onto your hair, making sure that all the strands are covered and then leave the mask on for 30 minutes before rinsing out again. This mix of avocado and banana will soften your hair, and wheat germ oil will add luster, shine and will help prevent any split ends.
8. Honey and egg mask
Another hair mask that can help you with how to get silky smooth hair is the mixture of three of the best known home hair treatments in one. Beat 2 whole eggs, add a tablespoon of coconut oil (or olive oil) and a tablespoon of honey until they are all are mixed smoothly together. Apply the mask all over your hair and leave for thirty minutes before washing out.
9. Avoid using hot water
Our next tip on how to make your hair shiny is – avoid using too hot water when your wash your hair. Hot water will remove the oils from your hair, so don’t have the heat turned up too high when you wash your hair. To help get soft and silky hair, you can also give your hair a final rinse in cold water, after shampooing and conditioning, and this will help to keep the moisture locked in your hair.
10. Spray your hair with beer
Beer has long been known for its benefits in hair care. Beer is high in vitamin B, which will bring shine and body to your hair. Just spray some beer into your hair after washing and when you dry with a blow dryer, the smell of the beer will go away, and it will leave your hair looking shiny and smooth.
11. Hot oil treatment
There are a number of different oils that you can use for this treatment. Slightly heat up four tablespoons of olive, sweet almond, castor, avocado, wheat germ, linen, argan or coconut oil until it’s warm, but not too hot. Massage the oil into your hair and your scalp and then, cover with a warm towel and leave on for, at least, 20 minutes or 1 hour before washing out. The oil will soak into your hair, rejuvenate and nourish it, adding luster and amazing shine!
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