Friday, July 15, 2011

How To Get A Healthy, Natural Hair Shine

Hair that looks silky with a natural shine is a sign of good health and also shows that one cares about your appearance. The shinier the hair, the nicer it'll look, no matter what your hair cut or color is! Here I've added some great home-made products you can use to help give your hair that natural shine you've always wanted. Also, what products would I recommend to improve that shine radically? Keep on reading to find out!

Home-Made Products

1: Eggs and olive oil

Ok this may sound icky, but trust me; it really works! It's simple, and the products are very easy to get your hands on. This is an old, but efficient recipe for all hair types. If you have short hair you should use two eggs, if your hair is long use three eggs instead. 
Here is how you prepare the mask: you mix the eggs with two table spoons of olive oil (or just one spoon of olive oil if you have an oily hair type). Then you apply this mixture on your hair, beginning with the roots and down to the ending of the hair. You should leave this hair mask on for about 30 minutes. Then wash your hair with your regular shampoo and dry it gently.

2: Avocado

Avocado is a great nourishing fruit for hair so you can use it by its own for treating your hair. 
Here's how you apply it: Mash one avocado (or two if you have a long hair) in any bowl you have around in the kitchen and do that until you get a thick paste. Apply this paste from root to tip and wait for 20-30 minutes. After you are done with that you can wash your hair as you normally do each time.

3: Coconut oil

This solution is most ideal for women who have a dry hair type or have a severely damaged hair. If you have an oily hair type you should not use coconut oil as it will only make your hair even oilier. 
So, first you should prepare a warm/hot towel (depending on how you can stand the heat) as you will wrap your hair with it after applying the mask. Then warm up three or four spoons of coconut oil and prepare for applying it on your hair. The coconut oil can be applied quite easy if using a comb. So, apply a little bit of coconut oil on the roots and then gently comb your hair so that you spread the oil till the tip of the hair. After finishing this, wrap the hair in the hot towel and wait for 30 minutes to pass. Afterwards you should wash you hair with shampoo and rinse it very well.

4: Apple Cider Vinegar

This is a great solution for women who have oily hair. After washing your hair with your regular shampoo and rinsing it with water, you should rinse your hair again with a solution made of half a cup of apple cider vinegar and one quart of water. After drying your hair you will notice that it looks shinier and it seems softer than before. 

5:Lemon Juice

Lemon is a great allied for blonde locks. After washing your hair with shampoo and rinsing it with warm water as you normally do, rinse it one more time with a solution made of one lemon’s juice and one glass of water. Your hair will look a lot shinier and will also get blonder after repeating this procedure in the next days.
I would only recommend this to those with blond hair, since lemon juice is a bit tricky to work with; it can give your brown or black hair a very orange-y color to it, so be careful when applying it to your hair!

So these homemade recipes for shinier hair are perfect and a cheap alternative when with a low budget. But, if you're looking for a wonderful shine to your hair that will have an even longer lasting effect, then I would recommend the following treatments to your hair.  Remember, most of them have chemicals in them that can change your hair, so be careful when going to a salon and make sure that they know what they're doing to your hair!

1: Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment

This new and amazing treatment is wonderful for those with frizzy or very dull hair. It'll give you a stunning shine to your already beautiful hair, and even straighten it! It has a long lasting effect (up to 4 or more months!) and the results are breath taking. If you're looking for this treatment, then be ready to pay a little extra, since most of the products are shipped from Brazil, and it is a little high in price. 

Not looking for that high of a price? Then ask your hair stylist for a normal Keratin Hair Treatment. These aren't as expensive as the Brazilian one, and they also give amazing results! I've personally done a few on my hair over the past few years and am quite happy with them, especially due to that fact that they're natural and don't harm your hair at all!

2: Lay off the heat!

Did you know that too much heat on your hair can eliminate those natural moistures in them? Instead of blow drying your hair, air dry it or let your towel do the work for you! Too much heat can eventually damage your hair and give it a dull, dry look. 
When using your flat iron, curling iron, or your blow dryer, don't forget to apply a heat protecting spray! These sprays are professionally designed to protect your hair from all that excessive heat. 
Once of my favorite websites to search for heat protecting sprays is
They have a large amount of sprays and products you can use to protect your hair when using your flat or curling iron. 

3: Deep Condition Your Hair

The simplest way to give your hair extra shine without having to pay too much is to deeply condition it when washing your hair. The mayority of people don't really know how to properly apply and rinse out hair conditioner!
When applying your hair conditioner, make sure to massage the product into your scalp and roots. This will help create stronger, and healthier hair in the near future. Make sure to make your way down your hair, and add a bit more of conditioner onto the tips of your hair, since this is the part where your hair is mostly damaged.
Also, don't forget to comb your hair with either your fingers or a brush. This will help smooth your hair out and help spread the conditioner throughout your hair.

Want to know my secret? After applying the conditioner into my entire hair, I let it stay there for a few minutes before rinsing it out. This will help moisturize your hair, so that when you go ahead and wash it out, some of the conditioner will still be in your hair to help make it look shiny and naturally healthy. 

Hair is by far one of the most important parts of our physical features. Make sure to give your hair that extra care, since lack of care can lead to hair loss and bad quality of the strand. 
Make sure to tell your friends about these easy ways to take care of your hair! 

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1 comment:

  1. any recommendation for what brand of deep conditoner?