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Home Remedies For Shiny Hair

One common characteristic of a beautiful hairstyle is lots of shine. Shiny hair looks healthy, sleek, and soft. Dull tresses are often the result of styling damage. Smooth tresses reflect light, making it shine. Likewise dry, damaged, and frizzy strands absorb the light rather than reflecting it. Chemical treatments like coloring, straightening, and perming can cause dry tresses. Heat styling also dries out your strands.

When your locks are dry, they absorb moisture from the air. This causes the cuticle to lift and expand, providing a rough texture rather than a smooth one. Healthy, hydrated tresses have a smoother cuticle that shines. If your locks look dull and lifeless rather than shiny, you don’t need to go to a salon for an expensive treatment. There are several home remedies that will restore softness, bounce, and shine to your locks.


A simple yet effective method for restoring the health of your tresses is mayonnaise. Use real mayonnaise with a full fat content; light versions don’t contain as much fat and oils, which are important for restoring moisture and shine. Wash your locks as you normally do; hopefully, you are using a sulfate-free shampoo that doesn’t contain harsh, drying chemicals. Rinse the shampoo and then towel dry. Put a handful of mayonnaise in your palm and massage it into your scalp and your tresses. Be sure to apply some to the ends. Place a plastic shower cap on your head, tucking all loose strands under. Leave the shower cap on for an hour, and then rinse the mayonnaise out using warm water. A mayonnaise treatment every couple of weeks will keep your hair looking healthy and shiny.


Eggs are also effective for making your tresses shiny. You will be using only the yolks of the eggs, so crack open enough to be able to saturate your hair and put them in a bowl; three to four yolks works for most lengths and thicknesses. Separate the whites from the yolks; discard the whites or save them for cooking. Add about a teaspoon of olive oil to the bowl of yolks. Use a whisk to combine the yolks with the olive oil. Once the ingredients are blended well, shampoo your locks as you normally do. Apply the yolk and olive oil to your strands and massage it through to the ends. Let the mixture sit for about ten minutes, and then rinse it out with cool water. Use every couple of weeks as necessary to restore shine.

Honey And Aloe Vera

Combining honey and aloe vera with your regular conditioner provides a deep conditioning that restores moisture and shine to dry locks. Mix three tablespoons each of your regular conditioner, honey, and pure aloe vera gel. Once combined, add the mixture to your damp or dry hair. Massage through, paying particular attention to the ends. Allow the mixture to sit for ten minutes, and then use a mild shampoo to wash away the conditioner. Apply your regular conditioner, wait two minutes, and then rinse with cool water. The aloe vera gel helps to restore moisture and repair damage, and the honey will make your hair soft and shiny.
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