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Home Remedies & Tips To Get Shiny Hair

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Most of us would like flaunt beautiful shiny hair of ours. But maintaining its shine is a big big deal. Curly or straight, long or short, shiny hair tops our checklist. Your hair needs the right amount of care to grow and shine. Many of us are afraid of the hair care products that come with lots of chemicals. But, retaining the shine of your hair doesn’t actually require these. It can be done with in simple natural ways. You just need to follow the natural home remedies for shiny hair.

Our hair gets exposed to heat, dust, pollution and many more things that are its sheer enemies. As a result it loses its natural shine. But we can maintain its shine with few simple steps. The natural home remedies for shiny hair are easy as well as convenient. Proper care and regular use of these remedies would give you perfect shiny hair; that you will fall in love with all over again.

Choose The Right Oil For Your Hair

Oil acts as a very good natural conditioner for our hair. And choosing the right oil for your hair is all that you will have to do. The right kind of hair oil keeps your hair moisturized, soft and helps to maintain its shine. The right kind of hair oil is the one that perfectly suits you. Make sure you are not allergic to it and with its regular use; you will get the kind of hair that you have always dreamt of. Some of the oils that work best as natural home remedies for shiny hair are listed below:

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can work wonders for your hair. The oil is rich in fatty acids and has antimicrobial properties that make it perfect for use. It goes deep into the hair follicles and nourishes them to give natural shine and softness. Coconut oil can be used in various ways. It is good for a hot oil treatment or as a conditioner or may be as a rinse. You can easily use it for massaging your scalp to give it appropriate nourishment. A good massage from this oil will keep your hair soft, silky and shiny. A quick rinse keeps the hair conditioned for longer periods of time. You just have to follow certain steps for a coconut oil rinse.

  1. Wash your hair with your favorite shampoo.
  2. Rinse your hair thoroughly and squeeze out the excess water.
  3. Take two tablespoons of this oil and coat it all over your damp hair, especially the tips.
  4. Let it soak for 5 minutes and the rinse your hair.

You will feel an instant smoothness and shine in your hair.  Do it twice a week, after you shampoo your hair. But keep this in your mind that people with naturally oily hair should avoid using this treatment as it might not suit you perfectly and you may end up getting greasy hair at the end.

2. Castor Oil

Castor oil is known to promote the growth of thick and long hair. But you may be surprised to know that this oil is perfect for retaining moisture and shine to your hair. It has high protein content that repairs the dull and damaged hair and makes it soft and shiny. It also controls frizz and keeps your hair detangled. The oil has a very thick texture and you need to know the right method of application. Using this oil in combination with other light oils is recommended. As light oil, you may use coconut oil with it.

The steps for using castor oil with coconut oil are as follows:

  1. Take one tablespoon of castor oil and two table spoons of coconut oil. You can alter the quantity in the same ratio according to the length of your hair.
  2. Massage it to your scalp using your fingers in circular motion.
  3. Make sure to apply it all over your hair, including the ends.
  4. Wrap a warm towel over your head or you may use a shower cap.
  5. Leave it for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Shampoo and rinse your hair and allow it to dry naturally.

You may use this treatment twice a week. With continued usage you will notice that your hair has become more soft and shiny.

3. Fish Oil

Fish oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and is known for its high protein content that deeply nourish your hair.  These are very good for healthy hair growth. You may either make it a part o your diet or apply directly to your hair. Hair that is undernourished appears to be dry and gets damaged easily. Using fish oil regularly can provide proper nourishment and you hair thus looks shiny.

The steps to be followed for direct application of fish oil to your hair are as follows:

  1. Mix 2 capsules of fish oil with 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil (whatever suits your hair).
  2. Apply this mixture to your hair from roots to tips.
  3. Make sure to apply all over your hair, especially the ends.
  4. Use a shower cap.
  5. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off it your shampoo.

Doing this twice a week will do wonders.

4. Olive Oil

Using olive oil for hair can add shine to it and moisturize it, making it voluminous and attractive. It contains oleic acid, palmitic acid, and squalene. All these substances are known for their softening qualities. It acts as a natural conditioner and restores the moisture to our hair that it has lost.  It deeply moisturizes the hair follicles and makes it shiny, soft and frizz free. You may use it uniquely or in combination with coconut oil.

The methods of using this miracle oil are as follows:

  1. Take one tablespoon of olive oil and mix it with two tablespoons of coconut oil.
  2. Massage gently onto your scalp.
  3. Use a shower cap.
  4. Leave it for 20- 30 minutes.
  5. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
  6. Use it twice a week for longer periods, for best results.

 

5. Jojoba Oil

This oil works very well for people with thin hair. Jojoba oil is rich in omega 6, 9 fatty acids and antioxidants. The fatty acids provide nourishment to your hair and antioxidants prevent the damage. It keeps your hair hydrated and smooth and makes it soft and shiny.

Following are the simple steps for using this oil:

  1. Warm 2-3 tablespoons of jojoba oil, using a double boiler.
  2. Massage this warm oil into your scalp and all over your hair.
  3. Wrap a warm towel or use a shower cap.
  4. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash with your regular shampoo.
  5. Don’t forget to condition it.

Regular use of this oil will keep your hair smooth and add shine to it.

6. Essential Oils

The essential oils like lavender, rosemary or tea tree oil are known to add shine to your hair. These are often used in hair care products because of their ability to maintain the health of scalp. When used in combination with other oils, they can do several jobs for your hair.

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and add 3-4 drops of essential oil to it.
  2. Apply the mixture to your scalp, hair roots and ends.
  3. Massage gently using the tips of your fingers.
  4. Use a shower cap and leave it for 30 minutes.
  5. Use a mild shampoo to wash your hair.
  6. Don’t forget to condition at the end.

Some Amazing Hair Masks For Shiny Hair:

1. Egg And Honey Hair Mask

Eggs are known to be rich source of protein and they are very good for the growth and shine of your hair. Eggs can be consumed directly when boiled and can be applied to your scalp and hair in few simple steps. Honey is known for its conditioning and antibacterial properties and works wonders for your hair.

  1. Take the white portion of an egg in a bowl.
  2. Add one table spoon to honey to it.
  3. Mix it well and apply the mixture to the full length.
  4. Use a shower cap and leave it for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse your hair well.
  6. If you can’t stand the smell, you may use a mild shampoo.
  7. Egg and olive oil mask

2. Egg And Olive Oil

Egg is extremely healthy for your hair and olive oil has great moisturizing and shining properties. The ingredients of the mask can be easily available at our homes and is super easy to use.

  1. Take the white portion of an egg in a bowl.
  2. Add one table spoon to olive oil to it.
  3. Mix it well and apply the mixture to the full length.
  4. Use a shower cap and leave it for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse your hair well with a shampoo.
  6. You may use this twice a week.
  7. Banana and honey pack

3. Banana

Bananas are great source of vitamins A, B, C, and E and honey is known for conditioning. This pack is perfect for repairing damaged hair and adding shine to it.

  1. Take a ripe banana and mash it well.
  2. Add one tablespoon of honey to it and mix it.
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair including the ends.
  4. Use a shower cap and leave it for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash it with water.
  6. Aloe Vera

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is extremely good for your hair. You can either use an aloe Vera leaf or gel that is available in the market.

  1. Take a freshly cut aloevera leaf and extract the gel from it.
  2. You may either use gel from your favourite brand.
  3. Add one tablespoon of coconut oil to it.
  4. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp and leave for 20 minutes.
  5. Wash your hair afterwards.

5. Fenugreek Seeds Pack

Fenugreek is rich in antioxidants and adds shine to your hair. Soak a few seeds overnight in water.  Grind them well into a smooth paste. Add one table spoon of honey to it and mix well. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse your hair well with water. If you feel some stickiness in your hair, you may shampoo it once.

6. Henna

Henna is being used since ages and is known to have several properties that are great for your hair. Henna adds colour to your hair and a shine that perfectly suits it. Using the henna pack is pretty easy. Mix henna powder with some water and work out a thick paste. Apply this mixture evenly to your hair and leave it for 40 minutes. Wash it with water.

7. Yogurt Mask

Yogurt is rich in vitamins and protein. It adds instant shine to your hair.  It is also known to prevent dryness, dandruff and itchy scalp. Take two tablespoons of yogurt and add one tablespoon of honey to it. You may adjust the quantity in the same ratio according to the length of your hair. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair. Use a shower cap and leave it for about 20 minutes. Rinse your hair. If you are bothered by the smell or stickiness, you may use a mild shampoo.

8. Papaya Hair Pack

Papaya is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and is very healthy for skin and hair. Cut out some papaya cubes and mash them. Add one tablespoon of honey to it. Apply the mixture to your hair. Use a shower cap and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair well.

How To Apply Hair Packs?

One should have a clear view about their hair, that is, whether it is curly or wavy, or straight; whether it has a thin or a thick texture or whether it is dry or oily. It is very important to know the correct texture and type of your hair. Having this knowledge helps us to select the appropriate hair oil or hair pack. We should always keep in mind the following things before applying any hair pack or oil on our scalp or hair.

  1. When we are using for the first time, we should always apply a small quantity of it.
  2. After using it for the first time, one should always analyze the effects and discontinue its use if they notice any side effect.
  3. One should always select the oils and packs according to their hair type.
  4. The packs and oils should be applied in the quantity as mentioned or recommended
  5. Once you apply the masks, make sure that you rinse your hair properly afterwards.

Some other tips for shiny hair:

1. Rose Water

Rose water has been used in skin and hair care products because of its refreshing effects. It has a soothing effect on scalp on moisturizes your hair. You can use two tablespoons of rose water after you have washed your hair. It gives perfect shine to your hair.

2. Beer For Shiny Hair

Beer is rich in protein that provides nourishment and shine to your hair. Take two cups of beer and let it sit overnight. Shampoo your hair in the morning and then pour the beer on your hair. Massage your scalp gently and then wash it off.

3. Honey

Honey is a great moisturizer and has several benefits. Some of the ways by which it can be used have been already mentioned in this article. You can easily blend it with any of the hair packs or oils and apply it on your hair. Honey has marvelous conditioning effects. You can also use one tablespoon of honey as a conditioner after shampoo. Make sure that you wash your hair properly after application.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar not only gives shine to your hair but also helps in preventing dandruff. But one should use it once a month only to prevent dryness. Vinegar helps to keep your hair clean and keeps the scalp healthy. You can use it to rinse your hair after shampoo. Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and mix it with two cups of water. Pour it on your hair and rinse it off.

5. Coconut Milk For Shiny Hair

Coconut milk is rich in proteins and essential minerals which nourish the hair and help to retain their shine. Take one cup of coconut milk and apply it to your hair. Leave it or about 20 minutes and then rinse your hair properly with water. It will also moisturize your hair.

Coconut milk is available in the market or you may also make it at your home. Take freshly cut coconut pieces and scoop out the white portion. Pour them into a grinder and grind them. You may also add 3-4 tablespoons of milk to it. Take out the mixture and strain it using a soft and clean cotton or muslin cloth. Strain out the mixture properly in a bowl and you will get freshly prepared coconut milk.

Eat Healthy To Get Shiny Hair:

1. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a very good source of Omega 3 fatty acids and contain many vitamins and minerals which encourage the growth of healthy and strong hair. Adding chia seeds to your diet is extremely easy. Just sprinkle a few seeds to whatever you eat or drink. You can use it in salads, milk, smoothies, dal, soup, curry or anything. Stir it well so that it mixes with the food.

2. Green Tea

Green tea helps your body to be hydrated and prevents dryness of scalp. It retains the moisture of your hair and keeps them healthy.

3. Walnuts

Walnuts are great source of proteins. Eating a few daily keeps your hair strong and healthy and prevents dryness and brittleness of your hair. Walnuts are also known to contain healthy fats that keep the scalp moisturized and healthy.

4. Lots And Lots Of Green Vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are very healthy for your skin, hair and body. Spinach is rich in iron that keeps your hair strong and healthy. It also contains vitamins A and C. Other than spinach, the other green vegetables that should be included in your diet are broccoli, gourds, kale, cabbage etc.

5. Add Soya To Your Diet

Soya bean is rich in protein and adding it to your diet will definitely result in strong and healthy hair. Soya can be consumed in the form of beans, seeds, flour or milk. Soak a few soya seeds in water overnight and have them in your breakfast. You may also tart consuming soya flour instead of normal flour. Soya milk is easily available in the market. Make your smoothie and add soymilk to it. You will surely notice better results in a month or two.

6. Banana

Bananas contain healthy vitamins and minerals which help in the better growth of hair follicles. Naturally, healthy hair looks much shinier than dull and dry hair. Bananas have a great taste and can be easily included into your diet.

7. Papaya

Yellow fruits are considered to be very healthy for skin and hair. Papaya is one of them. It works miraculously for your hair. Papaya is known to contain vitamins which are essentially good for the growth of your hair.

8. Egg

Egg is the master ingredient for the growth of your hair. It has been already discussed in this article that how it helps when used as a hair pack. Egg is a rich source of protein. Just boil two eggs and have them in one of your meals. It is easy to add in your regular diet and works wonders for your hair as well as your overall health. However, it is recommended that you consume only the white portion of it, in order to keep it up with your cholesterol level.

9. Whole Grains

Whole grains are healthy for your heart and health. They contain vitamins which help the hair follicles to grow and shine.

10. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene which when consumed converts into vitamin A. This vitamin is extremely helpful in growing healthy and shiny hair.

Hence,we come across various methods and tips to get shiny hair in this article. But one should always remember that healthy hair is an indicator of healthy body. Just keep your body healthy and you’ll have great hair as well. Keep yourself hydrated and you can protect your scalp from dryness. However, cleanliness is a must for healthy and happy hair. Make sure that you shampoo your hair at least twice a week. Try to protect it from excessive dust, dirt and pollution. Use an appropriate shampoo and conditioner for your hair. By doing these, you will have great hair that you will love to flaunt.

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