Homemade hair products for shiny hair are a perfect way to bring sexy back without having to spend big bucks on products that might and may not work for your hair and will end up either collecting dust in your bathroom or being passed on to your BFF/mom/sister with a sigh and a good ol’ “I’ve already paid for it so somebody better use it” line. Now, if you’ve never ventured so far to make a homemade shine product, the idea of getting your hands dirty might put you off at first but do give it a shot and you’ll see that there really isn’t so much work or dirty hands involved! It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s natural and it’s cheap so take a look at these recipes below and find a homemade treatment for shiny hair that works best for you:
1 Espresso Homemade Treatment for Shiny Hair
First on my list of homemade hair products for shiny hair you ought to try is a treatment that gives the term “coffee junkie” a brand new meaning! LOL! Simply brew a fresh cup of strong espresso, let it cool down and pour over your dull tresses! Allow your hair about 20 minutes to enjoy its fair share of caffeine then rinse using cold water and dry/style as usual.
2 Homemade Shine Product with Honey
Absolutely irreplaceable in skincare and healthy diets, honey is also one of those super-versatile products you can even use for your hair! And its ability to infuse even the dullest hair with shine is yet another fantastic property often attributed to it! So? What are you waiting for? Get your mixing bowl out, add three to four tablespoons of honey and about a half a liter (17 oz) of water! Mix well, apply to your hair, cover with a shower cap (or warm towel) and let it sit for about half an hour.
3 Strawberry and Mayonnaise Treatment
Give your dry, dull tresses an instant makeover by whipping up this simple yet very potent mixture that doesn’t require you to sacrifice more than two yummy ingredients! Time to take the mixing bowl out again but this time, it’s one tablespoon of mayo and 7-9 strawberries you’ll be putting in! Do make sure your strawberries are extra ripe and soft and use either a fork or a food processor to squish them before braining mayo into the game. Once the mixture is smooth, apply to wet, clean hair, wrap in a hot towel and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
4 Parsley Rinse
Tired of spending big bucks on those fancy shine sprays, organic hair products and whatnot? Well that can mean only one thing – time for more homemade products for shiny hair! And this rinse right here is something you simply have to try! The preparation is a piece of cake, simply brew a strong parsley tea (yes, the same parsley you’d use in salads and soups) and pour over your hair as a final rinse. No need to rinse out at all – just dry your hair as usual and enjoy its blinding shine!
5 Orange and Coconut Shine Mask
Making your own natural hair care products is fun, safe and budget friendly so, once you’ve mastered all the recipes listed above, you might want to give this one a shot as well. With the total of 4 ingredients to be added this mask still qualifies easy enough to make even if you’re not a savvy cook so start by juicing one lemon and a half of an orange, add one tablespoon of coconut oil and finish off by mixing in two tablespoons of crushed green tea leaves. Let the mixture rest for about 30 minutes to one hour then apply it to your hair and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.
6 Beer Rinse
Pouring a flat beer over your hair after shampooing will give it more volume and help it hold shape longer but did you know a beer rinse also happens to be one of the best ways to get super-shiny hair? Well, that’s one more reason not to pour your unfinished booze down the drain but hold on to it and use it as a homemade shine product!
7 Egg Shampoo
Speaking about homemade products for shiny hair, I’m sure you’ve already heard about egg shampoo and all its amazing properties! And just in case you haven’t let me point out that it’s one of the best homemade solutions for lackluster damaged hair. So, get your mixing bowl out and start preparing this shampoo by beating one egg and adding the following ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of liquid vegetable oil based soap, half a cup of water and 3-5 drops of some essential oil (you get to choose which). Give it a good stir to blend all in well then apply on dry hair, leave it on for about half an hour then rinse out using lukewarm water.
Have you ever used a homemade shine product before and are there any wonderful recipes you’d like to share? I’m positively in love with DIY stuff and I love the way these homemade hair products for shiny hair don’t only get the job done but are much healthier and cost less than conventional treatments.
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