We all want that beautiful, smooth & silky hair that radiates with a natural inner shine, but the real secret for shiny hair is to nourish the hair & scalp properly, and adopt hair-healthy practices!
Here Are Some Essential Hair Care Practices!
- Avoid Heat-Styling & Treatments : Treating and styling your hair excessively using heat has an immediate impact on the appearance of hair. It makes hair lose its shine and become dull. The natural hair colour or dyed colour can also start looking faded due to heat-styling. One way to implement this in your life is to let your hair open dry naturally after dabbing it with a towel, instead of using a blow dryer. And in case you absolutely have to use a straightener, ensure that you apply a heat protectant to your hair to limit some of the damage.
- Limit Your Hair’s Sun Exposure : While getting out under the sun and soaking in some sunshine is good for you as it builds Vitamin D, you should always ensure that your hair isn’t directly exposed to the sun for long, especially the harsh, mid-day sun. This exposure causes your hair to dry out and lose its colour, giving it a weary, dull appearance.
- A Nutritious Diet : A balanced, nutritious diet is perhaps the most important factor in determining how healthy, shiny & smooth your hair looks. By maintaining a balanced diet and ensuring you’re receiving all of the vitamins, minerals & nutrients required for your hair & scalp. Be sure to include the following superfoods in your diet that will do wonders for your hair – spinach, nuts & seeds, berries, avocados, fatty fish, etc, along with a sufficient amount of protein!
Natural Remedies For Shiny Hair At Home
Massage with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has always been known for its incredible hair & scalp benefits. Gently massaging the scalp with some coconut oil and working it into the scalp and along the length of the hair is an incredibly beneficial practice for keeping your hair moisturised and nourished. You can wash off the oil after a few hours, or leave it overnight for better results. The coconut oil also forms a protective layer on your hair while the massaging improves blood circulation to the hair follicles, stimulating new hair growth.
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Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera gel has several beneficial & moisturising properties when it comes to hair care. This magical substance can easily be harvested from Aloe Vera leaves at home. You can remove the flesh from Aloe Vera leaves and blend it to make a gel. You can either apply it directly to your hair and scalp, or mix some oil and apply the mixture. By leaving it in for some time before rinsing it off, the enzymes present will rejuvenate dead skin cells and stimulate new hair growth from hair follicles. Aloe Vera gel also contains Keratin, a crucial protein for hair health which improves hair growth & reduces dandruff. Overall, Aloe Vera gel conditions your hair and keeps it protected & hydrated, naturally making it smooth, shiny & strong!
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