Shiny, silky hair needs no introduction. You either have it or you don't. I used to have soft locks until I started experimenting with different hair products and styling tools. Oh, boy! Everything about my hair started going downhill from there. Every morning I'd wake up to dull, frizzy hair. My locks lost their shine and softness. I had to go on a 'hair detox' to fix the damage. If you relate to this, then we're sailing in the same boat. The good news, however, is that there's still a way to bring your hair back to life! Wondering how? Here are 7 easy-peasy tricks to make your hair super silky.
Did you know that your hair is most vulnerable when it's wet? That's why you need to be gentle and extra careful while washing your mane. You can either use your fingers or a comb to detangle your locks. Instead of working your way from the roots to your ends, start at the ends and move to the middle and then, the roots.
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You know what makes your hair frizzy and dry? Friction. Your towel at home could be one of the reasons why your hair feels and looks dull. When your hair cuticles open up, your hair can get knotty. The key is to make sure that the cuticle stays tight and closed. Instead of a towel, use an old cotton tee to dry your hair. It'll be kinder to your locks than a towel for sure.
What if I told you that cotton pillowcases are capable of absorbing all the moisture from your strands? Don't freak out, it's true. Silk and satin sheets, on the contrary, don't strip your hair from its natural oils.
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Twice a week, I massage my scalp with hot oil. It's believed that oil helps stimulate hair follicles and promotes hair growth. All you've got to do is massage your hair with oil for 15-20 minutes and cover your hair with a warm towel. After 30 minutes, wash your hair using a mild shampoo.
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It's not just your taste buds that fancy dahi, your hair does too. Packed with vitamin B5 and D, curd makes your hair strong, shiny and smooth. In a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of curd and sprinkle some amla powder over it. Use the spoon to mix both ingredients well. Use your fingers to apply this hair mask. After 45 minutes, wash your hair with lukewarm water.
During my hair detox phase, I washed my hair with flat beer and I was thrilled with the results. Not only did my hair look shiny post the wash, it also became bouncy and glossy. The best DIY fix ever!
The next time you go out shopping, keep an eye out for humectants. What are they, you ask? They're special ingredients that absorb moisture from the air and environment around you and pump it into your strands. Before adding a product to your cart, look out for ingredients like honey, glycerin, agave nectar, propylene glycol and hexanediol. Good luck!
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