It seems that both women and men are going to great lengths in order to achieve shiny hair overnight. The last few years have seen a progressive increase in hair masks, vitamin supplements, and even expensive Keratin treatments which are only temporary.
Try some of these tips and tricks the next time you’re going to spend half a fortune (and maybe some of your sanity) on achieving shiny hair.
While we knew that aloe vera is known for revolutionising skin, did you also know that it’s the perfectly inexpensive way to shiny hair. Feel free to buy an aloe hair mask from the drugstore, or simply create your own at home. Extract some aloe vera leaves and mix with 2 tablespoons of yoghurt before applying directly on your scalp.
If you’re daring enough, leave the treatment on all night with the help of a shower cap, or simply wash off with lukewarm water after an hour.
That’s right, we’re actually suggesting you wash your hair with beer. Almost any kind of beer is perfect to use since it’s packed with vitamin B (how fitting), and gives all the essential proteins which hair needs. Drench your ends in beer then wear a shower cap to sleep, or simply just wash it with shampoo if the thought of beer in your hair doesn’t quite work out.
Now this can get a bit tricky if you don’t thoroughly wash out the olive oil after you’re done, but it’s truly a lifesaver for damaged hair! Apply just a few drops of olive oil onto 2-3 day hair, and leave overnight. It’s best to keep the solution away from your scalp, since it can really leave your scalp feeling super-oily! Wrap hair in a thin towel, then just wash-off with shampoo first thing in the morning.
This inexpensive treatment is readily available at the pharmacy, and works well with almost any problem you’re currently experiencing. Use the coconut oil at room temperature, then comb through the ends of your hair. Make sure to smooth the product over problem areas such as damaged ends, split hairs, and hair which has been destroyed by peroxide. It’s best to keep this product on for 2-3 hours, then wash clean with shampoo when you’re done.
Follow-up with a purifying conditioner which will seal your ends, and allow hair to dry naturally.
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