How To Make Hair Silky And Shiny Using 8 Simple And Natural Tips July 21, 2016

Long, luscious hair still appears at the top of every woman’s beauty wish list. While some women are born with glossy and luscious hair, many are stuck with hair that is dull and rough. Many Indian women suffer from frizzy, unmanageable hair that lacks shine. Regardless of whether short hair is trending or long hair, so many girls crave for soft and silky hair. We have always sought the secret of getting silky, shiny hair. The answer lies in proper hair care.

How To Make Hair Silky?

Given here are few tips for silky hair:

  1. Eat A Healthy Diet
  2. Choose The Right Products
  3. Oil Massage
  4. Combing Your Hair
  5. Cold Water Treatment
  6. Regular Trimming
  7. Stop Using Hot Tools
  8. Proper Conditioning

Here are few easy home remedies for silky hair.

1. Eat A Healthy Diet

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Vitamins play a major role in maintaining the growth of hair and cuticles. Try to consume as many vitamins as you can in the form of fruits, especially citrus fruits.

Our body must be hydrated enough to maintain the water levels as dehydration can lead to dry skin and scalp, and lifeless hair. Try to consume as much water and fluids as you can.

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2. Choose The Right Products

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Wondering how to make hair silky and shiny? Then you need to choose the right products to pamper your hair. Chemically loaded shampoos, conditioners, and styling products can have adverse effects on our hair in the long run. Prolonged usage of these products causes build-up that is extremely bad for your hair and overall health. Use mild shampoos and conditioners.

Investing in the right product is one the most important things you can do to make sure that your hair stays silky and smooth. Always avoid shampoos with alcohol in them. Alcohol tends to strip the hair of its natural oils.

[ Read: How To Instantly Make Your Hair Silky And Shiny! ]

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3. Oil Massage

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Oil massage is as essential for your hair as it is for any other part of your body. Oiling the roots provides nutrition and strength and helps your hair grow long, strong, and shiny. It also helps rejuvenate dead hair shafts. Massaging is one of the simplest and most soothing hair care essentials. It improves blood circulation and stimulates blood flow. You can use coconut oil or almond oil to massage your scalp.

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4. Combing Hair

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Combing our hair is an everyday task, but treating it as an art will lead to increased hair growth. Putting mild pressure on the comb while combing our hair stimulates blood circulation. It also helps to spread the natural oils from the scalp to the hair tips.

Avoid combing your hair while it is still wet. Wet hair tends to stretch more and break easily as compared to dry hair. If you wish to detangle it, use your fingers and gently work through the tangles. Use the right comb with soft bristles.

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5. Cold Water Treatment

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A super steamy shower can be rough on your hair and strip the moisture off your hair. Rinsing with cold water, on the other hand, helps to seal the cuticles and strengthens your shafts, thus helping your hair retain some of the moisture. This gives you soft and silky hair.

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6. Regular Trimming

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Snipping your hair more often helps in removing split ends and leads to faster hair growth. Regular styling and pollution make your hair prone to split ends and damaged cuticles. Trimming the lower portion of your hair every six to eight weeks is advisable as it ensures that the damage is minimum, and your hair is healthy.

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7. Stop Using Hot Tools

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The biggest culprits behind damaged hair are hot tools. Stop over-styling your hair. Instead, adopt a few natural methods to curl and straighten your hair. Avoid blow drying and opt to towel dry your hair instead. Make sure that you dab the towel on your hair rather than rub vigorously. If you are in a rush, blow dry your hair without turning on the heat.

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8. Proper Conditioning

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Conditioning is essential for good hair – it locks the moisture in the shaft, prevents dryness, and provides protection from dirt and pollution, and to a certain extent, from the sun too. It also helps replace the lipids and proteins inside the hair shaft and seals the cuticles to prevent further damage.

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How To Get Silky Smooth Hair Using Eggs

Here are various hair packs on how to make hair silky and straight naturally using home remedies and eggs that you can apply for extra conditioning.

1. Plain Eggs

You Will Need
  • 2 eggs
How To Apply

1. Break two eggs and pour their contents into a bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly and apply on your hair.
3. Leave the mixture undisturbed for 30 minutes.
4. Make sure you wash your hair with a good shampoo to get rid of the smell.

Why This Works

Plain eggs are one of the best-known sources of protein and are great for your hair. In addition to building volume and making hair stronger, eggs also improve the quality of your hair to a large extent (1).

2. Egg Pack

You Will Need
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cream
How To Apply

1. Mix the egg contents with cream and apply it to your hair.
2. Leave it for 20 minutes.
3. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo.

Why This Works

Protein is what eggs are mostly made of. And protein is what your hair requires to become smooth and strong. Egg mask or egg pack goes a long way in bringing back that lost shine to your hair. Practice this twice a week and get ready to be blessed with shimmering tresses!

[ Read: Super Effective Ways To Get Smooth Hair ]

3. Eggs And Shampoo

Though I like eggs, I am not a fan of their smell. And probably you too are not either.

Yeah, I understand. You want your hair to be great, but this one thing, that not-so-good stench of egg whites, is holding you back.

But then, fret not. Everything has a solution, and we have one here too.

You Will Need
  • 1 egg
  • Shampoo
How To Apply

1. You can either mix the contents of the eggs with shampoo or use a shampoo with egg extracts.
2. Rinse it off with cold water.

Your hair quality improves as the protein works on each strand.

4. Eggs And Henna

You Will Need
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons powdered henna
How To Apply

1. Mix the egg contents with henna and apply it on each and every strand.
2. Leave it for half an hour and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

Why This Works

Eggs and henna together are what I call nature working at its best. Henna is also used to color gray hair. You won’t believe how strong and smooth your hair can become with the usage of this mask (2).

5. Eggs And Avocados

Another commendable blend of natural ingredients!

You Will Need
  • 1 egg
  • Half avocado
How To Apply

1. Mix the eggs and avocados till you get a well-formed paste.
2. Apply to your hair and leave it undisturbed for around forty minutes.
3. Rinse your hair with cold water.

Why This Works

Using avocado is a great way to treat dry and damaged hair and itchy scalp. It helps to heal, nourish and improve the condition of hair and scalp, making your strands soft and shiny (3) .

6. Egg Oil

Egg oil, unlike many other oils, is a rich source of Omega-3 Fatty acids. Also, the cholesterol that is present in egg oil brings luster to the hair and eliminates dandruff.

7. Eggs, Olive Oil, And Honey

You Will Need
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
How To Apply

1. Combine three yolks of eggs with one tablespoon each of olive oil and honey.
2. Mix well and apply to your hair.
3. Rinse your hair with lukewarm water after thirty minutes.
4. Use a good shampoo and conditioner to remove all the traces of egg from your hair.

Why This Works

Honey, being a natural humectant, provides moisture and encourages hair growth (4). Adding olive oil to it eases the application process and promotes healthy scalp and hair.

Hurry up and get some eggs. You have no idea what amazing things they can do to your hair!

[ Read: How To Get Silky And Bouncy Hair In Summer? ]

Silky Hair Tips Using Homemade Hair Masks

8. Vodka Hair Mask

  • Add two tablespoons vodka and honey to peeled and crushed avocado.
  • To the mixture, add 1 egg to form a frothy creamy mix.
  • Apply to the wet hair right after a hair wash. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse well with warm water. Shampoo again followed by a conditioner.

And if getting vodka is something you can’t manage. Then here is another option.

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9. Mayonnaise And Avocado Hair Mask

  • Add 2 tablespoons of warm avocado oil to 1 cup of mayonnaise and mix  it properly.
  • Apply along the length of your hair as a conditioner.
  • This mixture acts as a conditioner, and you can use it when you have free time to spare. Keep it for at least 3 hours if you have time and wrap your head with a warm towel for a nice deep conditioning session.
  • Rinse thoroughly followed by a hair wash.

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10. Lemon And Vinegar Hair Mask

  • Take a mix of lemon juice and vinegar and start massaging into your roots gently for instant silky and shiny hair.
  • This also works great on oily and frizzy hair.

11. Aloe And Honey Hair Mask

  • To your conditioner add an equal amount of honey and aloe vera gel.
  • Massage it into your hair and leave it about 5 – 10 minutes. This works great for dry hair.
  • A mixture of jojoba oil and honey also works fine. Make sure you add aloe Vera that does not contain other ingredients in it like alcohol. This would lead to hair damage.

12. Coffee Hair Mask

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For some natural and instant hair color, brew a regular coffee and wait till it cools down a bit. Don’t let it cool down completely because the coffee should be Luke warm for the application.

  • Start pouring the coffee throughout your hair and pull all the strands back to twist it into a bun.
  • Leave it for 30 minutes followed by a regular hair wash. This will enhance your hair color and darken your hair.

13. Yogurt Hair Mask For Silky Hair

  • Apply some plain yogurt on your hair completely from the roots to the tips.
  • Make sure you massage your roots with yogurt properly and then leave it for 30 minutes for more till it completely gets dry. Then rinse off and shampoo your hair.
  • Yogurt acts as an excellent conditioner and makes it shine.

You can also try this amazing yogurt, olive oil, and honey hair mask:

14. Vinegar Hair Mask For Shiny Hair

  • Spray vinegar into the wet hair and leave it for ten minutes.
  • Rinse off your after ten minutes to get the shine onto your hair. Vinegar works great to get your hair shining instantly at home.
  • Follow this tip regularly for a month or more for best results.

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How To Get Silky Hair In Minutes

If you are in a hurry and need to add some last-minute shine to your hair, follow the steps listed below.

Note: This method will not improve the health of your hair, it must be looked at as a “quick fix” method in case of a frizzy emergency.

How To Make Hair Silky

You will need the following products:

1. A straightener to straighten your curly or wavy hair
2. Smoothing shampoo and conditioner
3. Heat protecting spray
4. Smoothing serum

Steps To Get Glossy Hair

Curly hair is not favorable for a glossy look. It’s easier to make slightly wavy or straight hair glossy by using a few simple tricks. This is because straight hair has a flat surface which reflects light so that the glossy look appears prominently. Hence, straightening the hair may be considered for a glossier look.

Step 1

If you want to have shiny hair, resist those hot water baths. It’s proven that warm water strips the oils off the hair, making it appear dull and dry. A good smoothing shampoo is enough to keep your hair dirt and oil-free. If you really need to take a hot shower, wear a shower cap or use a moisturizing hair mask afterward to get back the lost oils and moisture. To keep your hair gloss, this one step you cannot miss.

[Read:Best TRESemme Conditioners]

Step 2

Shampooing takes away moisture and essential oils from the hair, making it rough and frizzy. Using a good conditioner will help shampooed hair look nourished and shiny. Use a good conditioner and leave it on for a couple of minutes to keep your hair hydrated.

[Read: Hair Care]

Step 3

Curly hair feels rougher and duller, so it’s more helpful if it’s straightened out. It’s good to use a cooler setting for slightly wavy hair and a higher setting for naturally curly hair. It’s always good to use a heat protecting spray or serum before straightening. The spray helps to protect the hair from excessive damage.

[Read: Hair Gel Side Effects]

Step 4

After straightening, your hair would need some time to cool down before anything is applied to it. Once it cools down, a good, thick serum should be used. When purchasing, it should be noted if it’s a shine-inducing serum. For the application, it’s better to start from the base of the hair and work to the ends while gently smoothing the hair down. The amount of serum should be kept minimal as too much serum will make your hair appear wet. This will also call upon a quicker hair wash than usual. Keeping your hair away from any alcohol-based hair spray, gels or washes is also beneficial as alcohol tends to make the hair dry and frizzy.

Just comb your hair down with a wide-toothed comb and it’s done.

[Read: Egg Shampoo]

While this trick will work for all, some may require natural remedies for silky hair. Hence, we have some easy tricks using products available at one’s home:

Method 1

Natural products and ingredients in one’s kitchen are potent enough to help you with your hair woes. If a quick fix for dull hair is required, it’s a good idea to rinse it with a mixture of water and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar/white wine/simple vinegar

Method 2

Mayonnaise is also great for the hair as it nourishes it to make it shinier. This is due to the fat and oil it contains. Depending on your hair’s volume and length, take mayonnaise in a glass bowl and store it in the freezer for an hour or more. After an hour, it should be removed from the freezer. The mayonnaise should be kept at room temperature before application. Before applying this, the hair should be washed with warm water which will allow the follicles to open up. Then apply it all over the hair, covering it completely. After coating all the strands with mayonnaise, wear a shower cap. It’s best to keep it for around an hour or more. The time should depend on how much conditioning one requires. This hair pack makes the hair soft and silky, leaving it glossier.

Some Other Important Tips For Silky Hair

  • Whenever you go out, cover your hair with a scarf. Pollution and the sun are major factors contributing to hair damage.
  • Don’t tie up your hair very tight; it leads to hair damage.
  • Wash your hair thrice weekly if you have an oily scalp, otherwise twice weekly is enough. Because washing your hair often will dry the natural oils of the scalp and result in dry hair issues.
  • Don’t over wash your hair; it releases excess sebum which makes the hair greasy.
  • While washing your hair, wet the hair thoroughly and add shampoo, work up till it lathers and thoroughly clean your hair and scalp.  Be gentle on your scalp; always use fingertips and not nails.
  • Use a good conditioner after every hair wash. It is a must! It soothes dry, broken, and damaged hair.  It also adds shine, luster and keeps your hair tangle free.  Choose the right type of conditioner for your hair.
  • Massage your scalp for a few minutes every day.  Doing this will not only stimulate circulation but also removes dead skin cells, helps to prevent dandruff and improves hair growth.
  • Use wide-paneled brushes to comb hair, preferably a soft bristles brush.
  • Cover your hair when you go out in sunlight.  Sun has drying effects on your hair.
  • If your hair type is oily, rinsing it with diluted lemon juice or cider vinegar will help in removing the grease and adds shine to it.
  • If you swim or go the gym daily, you will have to wash your hair every day. So use a gentle moisturizing shampoo, followed by a light conditioner to replenish lost natural oils.
  • To prevent dry and dull locks, use simple hair masks.
  • Avoid unnecessary combing, brushing and handling of hair. If you commute by motorbike, make sure you tie or cover your hair to avoid tangles and exposure to sunlight.
  • Avoid washing your hair with soap. Shampoo is always best for hair as soaps dry up the hair completely.

Now that you know how to get silky hair at home, what are you waiting for? You don’t have to moan or fret or worry over your unhealthy hair anymore. Because now you know the secret!

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