Want smooth, shiny hair? No matter what your hair type is, there are ways to make it shinier. You can use hair masks and hair beauty products that add shine. Also, practice good hair care habits to keep your hair healthy and strong.
Using hair masks
Use eggs. Although it sounds a bit strange, eggs do have a wonderful effect on hair. The yolk moisturizes the hair so that it doesn’t look dull. The egg white helps remove built-up impurities and purifies the hair. In just one treatment, hair will look extra shiny. The recipe is as follows.
Beat the eggs in a small bowl.
Wet the hair.
Pour the eggs over the hair. Comb with a wide-tooth comb all the way to the ends of the hair.
Wait at least 15 minutes.
Wash your hair with shampoo as usual. Rinse off with cold water to maximize shine.
Use apple cider vinegar. In recent years, natural apple cider vinegar has quickly become a popular choice for hair care and adding shine. It balances the hair’s pH, purifies the hair strands and makes the hair soft. Once your hair is dry, it will no longer smell like vinegar. Follow the following steps for apple cider vinegar treatment.
Wash your hair as you often do with shampoo. Do not use conditioner.
Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon of water and pour it on your hair. Comb through to the ends of the hair with a comb.
Wait for 5 minutes and rinse off with cold water after showering.
Make an avocado hair mask. The natural oils of avocados moisturize hair and add shine. Ripe avocados are easier to apply. When your hair is dry and in desperate need of moisture, make an avocado hair mask:.
Mash the avocados into a silky puree. You can also use a blender to blend.
Wet your hair.
Smooth the avocado from the roots to the ends of your hair.
Wait at least 15 minutes.
Wash your hair as you normally would with shampoo. Rinse off with cold water.
Use honey. Honey absorbs moisture and has a purifying effect that can make dull hair shiny. Any type of honey will do, but raw honey is the most nutritious. For the honey hair mask, do the following.
Mix 60 ml of honey with 60 ml of water.
Wet your hair.
Comb the mixture through the hair with a comb.
Wait 15 minutes or more.
Wash your hair as you normally do with shampoo. Rinse off with cold water.
Deep condition your hair. If your hair is dull, dry, frizzy, and therefore appears shapeless, then you should start with a deep conditioner. You can buy commercially available deep conditioners or make your own one with coconut oil or olive oil. Follow these steps once a week for a deep treatment.
Wet your hair.
Using a comb, comb 1 to 3 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil from the roots to the ends of your hair. Wrap hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap.
Wrap for 1 hour or overnight.
Wash your hair with shampoo. You may need to wash 2 to 3 times to get the residual oils out. Rinse with cold water.
While your hair is still wet, apply leave-in conditioner. If your hair is dry, it will look a little dull as it dries. Putting on a good quality leave-in conditioner will prevent it from becoming dry and dull. While your hair is still wet, squeeze out a coin-sized amount of deep conditioner and apply it to your hair. Comb through to the ends of your hair with a comb.
Allow hair to dry naturally. Brazilian baking oil does make hair look smooth and shiny. However, before long, baking and straightening can damage the hair, making it look dull and coarse. If you let your hair dry naturally, no damage will be done. After a few weeks or months, you will start to see a noticeable improvement in the texture of your hair, making it softer and shinier.
Use heat styling tools sparingly. While straighteners and curling irons can make hair look good temporarily, over time they can gradually dull the hair and make it lose its shine.
For best results, twist your hair into loose buns or braids to prevent them from becoming frizzy as they dry. If you have curly hair, then gently shape them into the desired shape before drying.
Use hair oil. After your hair has air dried, apply a hair oil. A good hair oil will add shine and prevent damage to your hair. For best results, wait until your hair is completely dry before applying the oil. A little bit of hair oil is very effective, so the amount should not exceed the size of a coin (depending on the length of your hair). You can buy a special hair oil or use the following oils instead.
Use a shine serum. This product is made to add shine to your hair. It contains silicones and other ingredients that make the hair look shiny immediately. Most serums can be applied to wet or dry hair.
Using a shine serum every day may cause the opposite effect. The more silicon that makes hair shiny builds up, the more it ends up making hair look dull. It may be better to save it for special occasions.
Buy a serum that does not contain alcohol. Alcohol dries out hair.
Minimize frizz. Frizz is the natural enemy of shiny hair. A small handful of frizzy, broken hair makes hair look dull, coarse and shapeless. Whether you have straight or curly hair, they can be made to look flattering by.
Wash your hair with cold water. The icy cold temperature makes the hair shaft lie flat instead of standing up. You’ll be surprised at how dramatic the results can be with just one small, simple step.
Don’t dry your hair roughly with a towel, as it may become matted and frizzy. Gently blot the moisture and then let it dry naturally.
Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a hairbrush. Hair brushes tend to break hair, especially curly or wavy hair. Broken strands will stand up and become frizzy. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb. While your hair is still wet, comb from the ends to the roots to untangle tangled hair.
Use a pillowcase made of silk or satin. Anyone with curly hair knows this method is effective in smoothing frizzy hair. Cotton absorbs moisture, leaving hair dry and frizzy. Silk or satin, on the other hand, keeps hair in its natural, frizz-free state.
Trim your hair regularly. Cutting off damaged split ends can make hair look shiny. Ask your stylist not to use chemicals and heat styling tools on your hair.
Styling your hair. Many people think that you can’t style your hair without using heat, but it’s actually possible to get a great look by drying it naturally. Apply a light styling product and smooth it through your hair with your fingers. Next, comb your hair into the desired style. During the natural drying process, you can twist, pinch or mess up parts of your hair to get a satisfactory result. After the hair has dried, fine tune it with your fingertips and a small amount of hair oil.
Keep your hair healthy
Wash your hair less often. Natural oils protect hair and keep it healthy. Washing your hair too often generally washes away these oils, causing your hair to break easily and look dull and dry. To keep your hair shiny, you should not wash your hair more than 1 or 2 times a week.
It may take 1 or 2 weeks for your hair to rebalance and get used to less frequent washing. During this transition period, be prepared for your hair to get worse before it gets better.
When you are not washing your hair, you can use dry shampoo to bring back the shine to your roots. It will absorb the oils but not remove all of them.
Use natural products. Shampoos and hair products that contain a lot of chemicals can gradually damage your hair. Many shampoos, conditioners and hair products contain ingredients that can damage your hair. Try to find natural products that do not contain the following ingredients.
Sulfates. This is a common ingredient in shampoos and has a cleansing effect, but is very harsh and will wash away the hair’s natural oils.
Silica. Commonly found in conditioners and leave-in shine hair products. They can build up and make hair dull.
Alcohol. Commonly found in hairsprays, hair stylers and other hair products. When used for a long time, hair can become dry.
Our experts believe that frequent perms and harsh shampoos and conditioners can dull hair color and gradually lose its shine. It’s the same as wiping down a polished marble countertop with stain removing powder. Instead, use a shampoo and conditioner with hydrating properties and apply it from the middle to the ends of the hair to make it shine.
Avoid harsh treatments. Dyeing, bleaching, permanent straightening or curling can all cause long-term damage to your hair. They alter the natural state of the hair and eventually make it dry and brittle. Try to avoid harsh treatments.
If you really want to color your hair, you may want to use natural methods. For example, henna dyes are derived from plants and can actually nourish the hair.
Honey or chamomile tea has a bleaching effect on hair.
Adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle. No matter what hair care regimen you take, if your body is healthy from the inside out, your hair will naturally shine. Eating healthy and keeping your body well hydrated can have a big impact on the appearance of your hair. To have the healthiest hair possible, eat more of the following foods.
Fish, beef, poultry meat, eggs, beans and other protein-rich foods. Hair is made up of protein, and if you don’t get enough of it, your hair will immediately deteriorate.
Avocados and nuts. They contain healthy fats that make hair look voluminous and shiny.
Nutrient-rich plants. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are especially good for your hair.
Drink more water. When you lose water, your hair loses its shine and looks limp. Drinking plenty of water will keep your hair healthy. Make sure you drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Eating fruits and vegetables with high water content can also help your body stay hydrated. Choose to eat watermelon, berries, apples, cucumbers, lettuce and cabbage.
Drink herbal teas and other non-caffeinated teas to hydrate even more.
Protect your hair from external factors. Sunlight, extreme temperatures and environmental pollutants can all contribute to less-than-ideal hair conditions. Take the following steps to protect your hair from damage.
Remember to wear a hat when the sun is very strong. The sun is a powerful source of radiation, and without protecting your hair, it can be damaged by the sun.
Remember to wear a swim cap when you go swimming in a pool. Chlorine dries out the hair and can remain in it. If you swim without a swim cap, wash your hair immediately after you get out of the pool.
Don’t go out with wet hair when it’s cold. Your hair may freeze and become frizzy.
Care for different types of hair
Add shine to natural hair. Rough, uncolored curly hair bends and refracts light back instead of reflecting it. To add shine to this type of hair, use washes, leave-in conditioners and treatment serums to add moisture to the hair, smoothing out the hairy microdermis and reflecting the light.
Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. It smoothes the hair follicles and makes the hair look shiny. After washing your hair with shampoo, pour 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into 250 ml of water and rinse your hair.
Use leave-in conditioner. Aloe vera, coconut oil, olive oil and jojoba oil can all be used as leave-in conditioners. After showering, apply a tablespoon or two of the oil while your hair is still wet. No need to wash it, let it dry naturally.
Finish by applying a shine serum. Purchase a serum formulated with mineral oil to maximize the shine of your hair. You can also condition your hair with Moroccan oil or coconut oil to give it more shine.
Add shine to colored hair. As time passes, colored or bleached hair tends to become dry and frizzy. You need to repair your hair and add shine at the same time. Taking good care of your hair will also help maintain its color.
Instead of coloring your hair, why not treat it with a shine treatment? This translucent coating not only conditions your hair but also prevents it from becoming dry. Just as the name suggests, it also makes hair appear shiny.
Wash your hair with cold water. This simple method keeps hair color longer (just like washing with cold water helps retain the dye) and also smooths out the hair microdermis, making the hair appear shiny.
Don’t use harsh hair products. Harsh shampoos, high-strength hair stylers, and other products containing sulfates and alcohol can strip hair of moisture, color and shine. Switch to natural products that are designed to help your hair retain moisture.
Add shine to heat-damaged hair. In the quest for shiny, glossy hair, many people blow-dry and straighten their hair every day. Over time, hair can break and become damaged. If you want your hair to look smooth and healthy again, it’s time to stop using heating tools.
Let your hair dry naturally for the next few months. Put the heat styling tools away and give your hair a chance to repair itself.
Put the focus on hair care. Use a deep conditioner, hydrating hair mask and a pig-bristle brush to help restore hair to health, reduce frizz and make them look shiny.
When hair becomes dry, apply a hair oil or serum. Hair oil or serum protects hair better than a leave-in conditioner. It can also give hair more shine. Try using Moroccan oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil. Focus on applying to the ends of the hair (this is where it dries faster than other areas).
Add shine to thinning hair. If your hair is thinning, you have to be very gentle with it in order to give it a healthy, shiny look. Your goal is to add shine and volume without damaging the hair further.
For the most part, let your hair air dry naturally. Don’t use heat styling tools, which can damage your hair and make it thinner. As your hair becomes dry, use clips around your head to hold the roots of your hair and lift them away from your scalp. This will give your hair more volume without the use of a blow dryer.
You can curl your hair without using a heating tool. Use a rag instead of a curling iron or hot rollers for a gentle way to give your hair more volume without damaging it or causing hair loss.
Finish by slathering on a refreshing serum. Thick leave-in conditioners, hairsprays or mousses can weigh down thinning hair. If you want to add shine and keep your hair voluminous, use a very refreshing hair oil or serum. Aloe vera gel is also a good choice. You can also make your own hair styler using aloe vera as a basic ingredient.
If your hair is thinning, use products that have a brightening effect only at the tip of the hair, using them on hair near the scalp will make it appear thinner.
Use oil to promote hair growth and make it shiny. Massage the oil into your scalp an hour before you shower, then rinse it out in the shower.
Carry a small comb with you to school or work. After you take off your hat, you can go to the bathroom and quickly comb your hair.
In the shower, put a little conditioner on at the end and rinse it out quickly, leaving just a little in your hair to make it smoother and fuller.
Don’t use too much shampoo or conditioner, it will only dry your hair out more.
Don’t brush your hair too hard, as this can make split ends worse and cause headaches (if you have long hair, brushing too hard can also cause sore arms!) .
After showering, apply a little conditioner at the end and rinse it out quickly, leaving just a little in your hair. Don’t leave too much on, as it may clump when the conditioner dries and your hair will tangle and become stiff.