Everyone likes shiny hair! It’s a sign of healthy hair and is desired by everyone. But like all good things, it is hard to achieve. And even if you have shiny hair, it is harder to maintain. Here are a few things you can try to get that shiny, lustrous mane!
1. Choose the right products
Let’s start with the most important thing: choosing the right products. You have to understand your hair type and scalp type. This will help you figure out which products would suit you. Then, choose those products that are right for your hair type. Consider your hair’s type and texture, because the wrong products can severely damage your hair. Also, try to avoid products containing harmful chemicals, sulfates and parabens.
Hydration is the second most important thing to focus on if you have dull hair. Hair that is dry has a rough, dull surface and is more prone to damage. Moisturised hair on the other hand has smooth and shiny cuticles. You can try a moisturizing treatment or a nourishing hair mask before shampoo. You will see visible results.
3. Hair conditioning
If your hair is smooth, your hair will automatically look shinier.
Smoother surfaces reflect more light than rough ones. It is recommended to wash your hair after every wash as it will smoothen your hair cuticles. And it helps to protect the inner layer of your hair.
Hair experts recommend conditioning your hair after every wash. Plus it can add a bounce to your hair and remove tangles.
4. Wash your hair regularly
Wash your hair every 2-3 days! Do not do it daily as overwashing can also be bad. Use a mild clarifying shampoo, so it will remove dirt, cleanse your hair, and be gentle on your hair.
5. Correct Usage Of Products
You have to make sure to use the hair products correctly. Even the shampoos that you use need to be rinsed off properly. A buildup of these products can cause damage, too. Another important thing is to not use conditioner on the scalp. Also, try to use fewer styling products on your hair.
6. Towel Drying
Wet hair is more prone to damage. Most people rub their hair roughly with a towel and that weakens hair and causes breakage, split ends, and hair fall. You can even try a cotton T-shirt as that is gentle.
Some home remedies you can try to fight dull hair.
1. Baking soda
Baking soda can unclog your hair follicles and ensure that sufficient nutrients reach the roots of your hair and follicles. Add 2 tbsp of baking soda to a bowl. Mix it with water until it turns into a paste. Gently massage the paste into your scalp, and apply it to the lengths of your hair. Rinse thoroughly after 5-10 minutes and use conditioner.
Avocado helps your hair lock in moisture and makes it smooth and shiny. Take half an avocado and mash it up. Add a few drops of essential oil to it. Mix them well and apply the mask after shampooing.
3. Oil your hair
Coconut oil can be very beneficial for dull hair. Massage your hair with oil twice or thrice a week. This will moisturize and nourish your health. Apply the hair oil to your scalp and roots.