If there’s one thing that all us girls covet, it’s the shiny hair we see in shampoo commercials. Am I right? Oh how I wish my hair would look that great without having to do much work or spend much effort. Turns out I can and so can you. There are lots of simple ways to boost the shine in your strands so that you have hair that looks and feels healthy and gorgeous. Intrigued? Read on for everything you need to know about shiny hair.
1. Douse Your Locks with Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps strip all the product build-up and junk that gets stuck in your hair all day long. All you have to do is douse your hair with it and let it sit for several minutes. Then, rinse the apple cider vinegar with warm water and you’re all done. Do this regularly and you should have gloriously shiny hair in no time.
2. Try a Glossing Conditioner
This is a special kind of conditioner that coats your strands with a glossing ingredient that gives you instant shine. You use it much the same way that you use regular conditioner. Massage it gently into your scalp after shampooing and rinse well. If you can stand it, some hair experts suggest rinsing with cold water to seal the shine and make your hair ultra glossy.
3. Rub in a Hair Oil
These are products specifically designed to make your hair shiny. They work by smoothing your hair’s cuticle and helping your strands shine. Hair oils also protect your hair from the rigors of heat styling. All you have to do is slick the hair oil into your mane and reap the rewards.
4. Wash Your Hair with Beer
If you can part with one of your beers, pour it on your hair. The hops and malt in your beer help repair damaged hair and pump your follicles with nutrients. You want to apply flat beer to your hair after washing it. Massage the beer in and let it sit for at least five minutes. Then rinse it well. Do this treatment every couple of weeks and you’ll love the difference.
5. Put Guacamole in Your Hair
Mashed avocado is great for your hair because it contains healthy fats that plump your strands and make them super shiny. Mix a mashed avocado with olive oil and massage the mixture into your hair from roots to tips. Cover your hair and let the mixture soak in for about 30 minutes before rinsing it out.
6. You’ve Got to do a Deep Conditioning Treatment
You can find great deep conditioning products at drugstores all over the place. They don’t have to cost a ton of money, but the benefits of them are out of this world. You simply heat the oil and massage it gently through your hair. Allow it to do its magic for a few minutes, then rinse. Do a deep conditioning treatment at least once a month, but once a week is a better idea.
7. Forget the No Shampooing Trend
The no ‘poo trend, as it’s called, is not the one to choose if you want shiny hair. Even washing your hair every day won’t interfere with shine. Just be sure you’re using products that align with your hair type so you can have a shiny head of hair, no matter how often you wash it.
How do you make your hair shine? Will you try any of these ideas?