Friday, September 10, 2010

Tips for Shiny Hair

Do you have lackluster strands that make you yearn for healthy and shiny hair? I have some tricks to share with you without having to break the bank! There are natural ways to get your hair shiny in no time. Shine-depleting elements such as pollution and hair products can break down the nutrients in your hair causing it to be dull and brittle. I’ve got a few remedies which I personally apply whenever my hair needs an overhaul.

1 Hour Fix

Aloe vera – To achieve shiny, silky and manageable hair, I suggest aloe vera. If you have the plant in your garden, break a piece in half and rub it on your scalp then wash it off after an hour. You can also opt to purchase products that contain aloe vera or get natural aloe vera juice by using your own juicer to extract the liquids from the plant. A one hour treatment will give your hair a quick shine.

30 Minute Fix

Avocado – Eating an avocado is fattening and it causes high blood pressure so feed your hair instead. The fruit is high in fatty acids and nutrients which will leave your hair looking rejuvenated. Mash one to two avocados depending on your hair length. When a thick paste is formed, apply it on your hair from the root to tip and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse it off and apply your personal choice of shampoo.

Coconut oil – Generously apply coconut oil to a comb and stroke your hair with it from root to tip. Once you’ve covered the whole surface, wrap your hair in a towel and let it sit for thirty minutes. Shampoo your hair and rinse afterwards. The antioxidants in the oil will heal damaged hair cuticles and lock in the shine.

10 Minute Fix

Mayonnaise – If you need a quick fix for a night out, grab a handful of mayonnaise and apply it on your dry hair. Cover your whole head of hair then seal it with a plastic bag or GLAD Cling Wrap. Leave it on for ten minutes then rinse it off. It may reek a tad but after rinsing the mayonnaise off, it will leave your hair soft and tangle free.

Quick Rinse

Apple cider vinegar – Being rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, it minimizes residue build up in your hair and leaves it softer after the application. After your shampoo of choice, rinse your hair with half a cup of apple cider vinegar and mix it with ¼ cup of water. Massage the solution into your hair and rinse it once more.

I can vouch for these tips since I personally use them whenever my locks need to be invigorated. After those easy natural fixes, your hair will be shining in no time! Show off your wonderful tresses and maintain a healthy low budget solution for your strands.


  1. wow, i really wanna try the coconut oil one. i've heard that it's really good for your hair.

  2. That is a tip and a half ! Great post, I always give my hair a blast of cold water, but may try the coconut oil instead. :P xx

  3. @TheFeminissima Coconut is really good for your hair. I've tried it and my hair became so silky afterwards.

    @Vintage and Cake Thanks! Cold water does help but nothing beats the magic touch of coconut or aloe vera. :)

  4. The only one of these I have tried is the mayonnaise one; it works WONDERS. I also use cold water. I never thought to use aloe vera! I think this is the one I'll try next.

  5. great advices! Your blog is amazing :D Can you please check out mine? it's new so i need more followers :)) thanks :) xoxo Elena

  6. I want to try all of these now! Especially the Avocado and Coconut ones. And maybe not the mayonnaise one. I believe you that it works, but I really hate it LOL

  7. @Miss Meg Mayo really does work wonders, huh? If you don't mind that it reeks a tad then go for it but aloe vera is so easy to apply. I used to do walk around our garden while I rubbed aloe vera on my scalp. :)) It's better to apply aloe vera on damp hair.
    @Stay Beautiful Thank you! I appreciate it. Sure, I'll drop by!
    @Lex Hey hey! I'm surprised that you still have time to comment despite your busy schedule in school. Avocado really does help! If you don't finish the whole mix then make guacamole. lol. It takes patience and if you do it over time, your roots will get stronger and some even say that you'll get a thicker head of hair.

  8. thank you so so much for these tips! i really need to do these. i think i'm gonna try the coconut oil trick since we have coconut oil. :)

    p.s. you've mentioned on your comment on my blog that you are getting married next month. congratulations and best wishes! :D

    <3, Mimi

  9. oh, my mistake. you're getting married this month. congrats again! :D

    <3, Mimi

  10. @Mimi You're welcome! You should try some of them and try to maintain one of the tips for your hair care. The coconut treatment is one of my favorite ones. :)

    I'm getting married this month. Thank you! :)

  11. I always have time to read your blog :) lol

  12. great tips. I tried all of it except for the apple cider vinegar. But I was not able to sustain it. Maybe I have to commit to at least do it once a week . You know I always had a bad hair day.


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