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.
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.