What woman doesn’t want to have shinier hair? Shiny hair is associated with one’s personal well being, their social status, and of course it is a reflection of one’s beauty. Shinier hair also tends to be more manageable hair. There are a lot of “shine enhancing” products out there on the market today, but a lot of these are either ineffective or they are so full of dangerous chemicals that it would make anyone think twice about applying it to their head.
If you want some easy yet effective solutions to help you have shinier hair, you have come to the right place. Try some of these tricks to shinier hair today and notice the difference.
The Vodka Shine
Don’t worry, you won’t step out of the shower smelling like you just had a rough night at the bar. Take a one-ounce shot glass of vodka and add it to your deep conditioner. Stir in a few drops an essential oil you like best, and then spread the mixture through your hair. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes, and then rinse it off.
For an even more natural way to obtain that beautiful shine, replace the deep conditioner with mayonnaise, honey, eggs, or an avocado.
Try Jojoba Oil
This is a quick and easy way to give your hair a bit more shine in the morning. You can purchase jojoba oil from any natural health food store for around $5. Squeeze some into the palm of your hand (those with medium hair lengths only need a dab that is about the size of a pencil eraser), rub your palms together and then evenly disperse the oil through your hair.
Less is always more when it comes to jojoba oil. If you aren’t sure how much you will need, try adding little amounts at a time. If you add too much, your hair will end up looking stringy and greasy.
Switch to a Natural Boar Bristle Brush
One of the best things you can ever do to help keep your hair shiny is to use a hair brush made out of natural fibers. The best one by far is the boar bristle brush. This brush is gentle on the hair, and it also helps evenly distribute the oils in your hair so that your hair ends up looking shinier and healthier than if you were to use a plastic brush.
When brushing your hair, start with the bottom and work your way up rather than start at the root. This will help prevent tangles and breakage of the hair.
Rinse with Cool Hair
Making the switch from rinsing your hair with warm or hot water to cool water will make a huge difference in the quality of your hair. Warm water tends to dry out our hair follicles, which makes our hair appear frizzy and dull. Cool water will help close our hair follicles, which in turn helps promote shine and healthier hair.