Don’t we all secretly crave to have that long silky hair seen in advertisements? Keeping the mane lustrous all time is a task in itself, but worth all that effort. Here we let you in on 7 natural remedies to attain the same…
Oil at regular intervals
Oil nourishes the scalp as well as the hair strands. It not only gives that enviable shine but also anchors the hair strands to the scalp, making it less likely to break. It is best to oil your hair twice a week. This will ensure that the roots have enough nourishment to hold the hair stands and will also make the hair healthy. The key to proper oiling is 30 minutes of massage and keeping it on for a minimum of 10 minutes. This will moisturize the hair and give a sheen to it!
Let it air dry
This is not exactly a remedy but something that must be practised religiously. Continuous use of heating tools will damage the hair as well as strip that natural shine from the hair. So, refrain from using these tools except for special occasions.
Aloe vera gel application
This medicinal plant has properties that lend a shine to the hair strands. It protects the tresses from external atmosphere too. You can apply fresh aloe vera gel that is fresh in the hair before you sleep and wash it off in the morning. It also makes the hair soft and manageable.
Pampering the hair weekly will ensure that the damage caused during that week is undone. Make a mask by mixing one egg white, a tablespoon of honey and 3 tablespoons of yoghurt. This mask will intensively nourish the hair and make it shiny in no time. Shampoo your hair after keeping this pack on for 30 minutes. You can also add a strong essential oil to this mask to get over the smell of the egg.
If you don’t prefer the egg mask, you can make a paste of ripe banana (4 cubes) and 2 tablespoons of yoghurt. Mix it until there are no lumps. Add one tablespoon of almond oil to this paste. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing. This mask will also make the recovery of damaged hair faster and will leave you with silky hair after shampooing.
Apply finishing oil
After you are done combing your hair, apply few drops of Argan oil as a finishing oil to the hair strands. This will tame your baby hair and also add lustre to tresses. Just take few drops of this oil and run through your hair strands.
Protect your hair
The more you leave your hair open, the more it comes in contact with the external environment. It will leave the hair frizzy and unhealthy. Opt for bun or braid style to secure it. It will keep that natural moisture intact and your hair will be in perfect condition. Also, don’t go under too much sun as it will damage the tresses and will lead to hair thinning and lack of sheen.
Follow these tips to get super silky hair!