Every woman wants to have smooth and silky hair. Short or long, curly or straight—shiny hair always gives a good impression.
The outer layer of healthy hair contains natural oil to keep it moist and shiny. When this layer is damaged, your hair will look dull, unhealthy and dry.
Some of the factors that contribute to dull hair are illness, nutritional deficiencies, use of harsh hair care products, not using a good conditioner, over exposure to sun, frequent use of hair dyes, age, excessive stress, high mineral content in the water, chlorine in swimming pools and use of heating tools.
Soft and shiny hair takes a bit of effort. Proper hair care is the only way for both men and women to get shiny, silky and smooth hair.
We would like to offer you some natural alternatives for caring for your hair and keeping it at the height of your youth and beauty.
Banana and Egg
Take a banana and cut it into small pieces. You should beat it until it has a composition similar to a puree. Then, take an egg (without the yolk) and mix the banana with the egg white until you get a thick mixture. Stir it more and put it in your hair. If you would like, you can also mix it with yogurt and liquefy it. Your hair will be grateful for it.
Eggs are perhaps one of the best ingredients to provide nourishment and shine to your hair in minutes. Being a good source of protein, fatty acids and lecithin, eggs help repair damaged and dull hair by adding moisture and shine. Eggs also help make your hair strands strong and thick.
Home remedy for smooth and shiny hair
Mix one egg white and one tablespoon each of olive oil and honey until you get a smooth paste. Apply this paste on damp hair and scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap for about 30 minutes. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo and cool water.
Beer works as an excellent hair tonic. The proteins (hops and malt) in beer help repair damaged hair cuticles and provide nourishment to hair follicles. This in turn adds luster and shine to your hair.
Wash your hair with shampoo and then apply flat beer from the root to the ends.
Massage the beer thoroughly into your scalp using circular motions.
Allow it to sit for about five minutes and then rinse it off.
Follow this remedy once every two weeks.
In this case, mayonnaise will act as a conditioner for your hair. It may be somewhat uncomfortable because of the grease in mayonnaise, but it will be effective. What you should do is apply the mayonnaise as a mask to your hair. You should leave it in for approximately 20 minutes.
For more comfort, wear a plastic glove or cover your hair in a plastic bag. After 20 minutes, wash your hair to remove the mask. If you would like, you can use conditioner. This treatment is somewhat harsh but it will work because it offers a little bit of grease for your scalp. It works better on dry hair.
Honey is another effective home remedy for shiny hair. It is a natural humectant that draws in and retains moisture in your hair. This helps make your hair soft and shiny.
Mix two tablespoons of honey in two cups of warm water. Put the mixture in a spray bottle. After shampooing, spray this solution on your hair. Slowly massage it onto your scalp for five minutes and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it out with warm water. Use this treatment once a week.
You can even mix some honey with your regular hair conditioner once or twice a week.
Avoid using dryers or flat irons without checking their temperature protection beforehand.