8 Hair Hacks That Are Proven To Make Your Hair Shinier

Written by Indrani Karmakar  • 

Every human dreams of having hair that is gorgeously shiny and beautiful. Naturally silky and soft hair is a pleasure to touch regardless of length, thickness, texture, or style. However, like all good things, it is rare. Banes like exposure to direct sunlight, hair dyes, bleaching creams, unwanted minerals, chlorine, and heating tools contribute to dull, dry, and damaged hair. To ensure your hair remains silky regardless of your lifestyle, we have some expert tips up our sleeve. Read on to know them all!

1. Mix Aspirin With Your Shampoo

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Dandruff is the source of dry, lifeless hair, and this unique approach is absolutely efficient in eliminating it. Salicylic acid, found in aspirin, can be used to remove excess product and dead skin cells from the scalp(1). For lustrous, flake-free hair, just crush two tablets and add them to a little amount of your regular cleansing shampoo before you wash your hair.

2. Embrace Hair Oils

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You may consume it, add it as a conditioning mask, or even massage it directly on your hair. Oils add rapid hydration to your hair, protect against split ends, and gradually strengthen and smooth your hair strands. A hair mask made of just coconut oil is really effective. If you want to treat the split ends without feeling heavy with oils, try using a lightweight oil like argan, coconut, or almond.

3. Be Gentle And Go Easy On Your Hair

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It’s tempting to go for a shine spray or serum and liberally apply it when your hair looks dull. However, moderation is key. Always use your hands to apply hair products, as you will have more control over the placement of conditioners and other hair products. Keep heavy conditioners and oil-based styling aids at least two inches away from your scalp. Apply your preferred spray twice or three times to your hands, massage them together vigorously and then run your fingers lightly through your hair while combing it. Stay away from the roots and concentrate on the ends since they are more prone to breakage and drying out.

4. Take Care Of Your Diet

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Adding additional minerals that make your tresses glossy will give you a head start on having healthy, shiny hair. Eat plenty of eggs, avocados, coconut, and olive oil to repair damaged hair. In addition, it’s essential to obtain adequate protein and nutrients like iron & B12 to build strands.

5. Add A Hair Mask To Hydrate Your Skin

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Applying a hair mask rich in superfoods will do wonders for your hair and body. It will make your locks shine like never before. Add two eggs that have been allowed to come to room temperature, two spoons of coconut oil, & two spoons of olive oil to a bowl. Mix ingredients together and apply by massaging it to your dry hair.

6. Use Sulfate-Free Alternatives

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You probably already know that washing your hair daily is not a very good idea, but the damage it does is worth restating. Overusing shampoo can rob the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry, brittle, lifeless, and challenging to style. Don’t wash your hair more than necessary, and if you must use shampoo or conditioner, look for products that don’t include sulfates.

7. Use Dryer Sheets To Tame Frizz

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Using a dryer sheet on your hair gives you smooth, shiny hair without the hassle of annoying static cling. Your hair is coated in a fine coating of lubrication by the waxes and anti-static chemicals often used in producing these sheets, minimizing friction & static charge generation. If your hair is dry and untamed, try running one through it lightly to smooth and shine it up.

8. Make Use Of A Vinegar Rinse

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Vinegar, despite its unpleasant fragrance, is a fantastic hair care product. It can be used to restore your hair’s natural pH balance, remove residue and buildup, detangle knots, and seal the hair cuticle. You can try washing your hair after shampooing with a spoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in water. This is especially beneficial for those fighting buildup and hard water problems. Vinegar-infused water will clear your hair and reduce hair fall problems ensuring silky and healthy hair growth.

With the hectic lifestyle schedule, skincare and haircare remain the last thing on our to-do list. We understand it is impossible to focus your life around the silkiness of your hair, but at the end of the day, there is nothing as heartbreaking as seeing your hair fall off in clusters. With these doable and easy hacks, you can achieve gorgeous hair even with a busy schedule. So, is there a hack that you would like to add to our list? Let us know in the comments section!

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