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How to Get Soft, Silky, Shiny Hair: 8 Natural Tips

How to get shiny hair naturally
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There are many ways to get shiny, soft and silky hair naturally without over-processing it or spending a lot on products. Read on to learn how at home.

It can be tempting to pick up an expensive hair product that sells it will make your hair soft, shiny, and silky. However, you can achieve similar results at home without over-extending your wallet.

8 Tips for Naturally Soft, Silky, and Shiny Hair

Use natural ingredients like coconut oil on hair.
Use natural ingredients like coconut oil on hair. (Foto: CC0 / Pixabay / monicore)

Here are eight easy tips for getting naturally soft, shiny, and silky hair:

  1. If you have tangles/knots in your hair, comb through it only when wet. When it’s dry, you can brush it, but using a large comb when hair is dry will break some of the strands and cause frizz. Tip: if you have curly or wavy hair, do not brush hair once it’s dry, and only use a wide-toothed comb to detangle when wet.
  2. Dry your hair with a t-shirt or organic cotton towel – when using a regular towel, friction builds up in the hair and the cuticles can become agitated and will tangle.
  3. Air-dry your hair – a blow dryer or heat tools like a straightener can damage hair strands. If you want to speed up the process, start by sopping up dripping strands with a cotton t-shirt or tying it on your head until the shirt is soaking wet. This will remove some of the water while letting the air do the rest. Want to straighten your hair but do not want to add heat damage? Here are some tips on how to straighten your hair naturally.
  4. Use a lower temperature in the shower – colder water will not open the cuticles and will encourage the strands to lay flat, whereas warm or hot water will open the cuticles and produce more frizz.
  5. Condition hair regularly – although it is better overall for any hair type not to be shampooed every day as it removes natural oils, conditioning the hair is important and will make hair smooth and silky. Use a DIY dry shampoo to help keep hair clean in between washes.
  6. Try deep conditioning or a hair mask a few times a year to fully moisturize the hair, you can make hair masks at home using natural ingredients. How often you will need to condition or deep condition is based on your specific hair type and can vary.
  7. Use natural products – the easiest way to save money and get natural results at home for your hair is to use natural ingredients. Try these recipes using aloe vera, coconut oil, or olive oil. Or try this recipe for DIY conditioner with only natural ingredients.
  8. Eat foods known for hair improvement – eating chia seeds, walnuts, and spinach are known to help keep hair healthy. Alco, check out these other foods for your hair health.

How much moisture you need to add to your hair naturally is based on hair type, climate, and thickness. Some hair strands are more moisture resistant and may need heavier ingredients, whereas others may be more porous and allow moisture to go right through. Be sure to pay attention to your hair and give it time to adjust to a new routine.

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