6 Homemade Hair Conditioners That Add Shine to Your Locks!
Every once in a while, it’s nice to pamper yourself with a luxurious hair treatment; it not only rejuvenates you, but also keeps your hair healthy in the long run. It also feels really good to take a look in the mirror and find your hair looking all glossy and full of volume!
Our hair is usually at the receiving end of hot styling tools, exposed to sunlight or cold climate and pollutants almost on a daily basis. High end treatments or in salon hair conditioning can cost a lot, both in terms of time and money.
Luckily, there are many other ways to add shine to your locks on a regular basis, without stepping out of your home. These DIY you homemade hair conditioners will make your tresses look lovelier than ever. These treatments work for all types of hair – straight, wavy and curly.
Here are some of the best homemade hair treatments:
Chill With Some Ice Cubes/Ice Cold Water
You read this twice didn’t you? But it is true. Ice cubes may be far removed from conditioners per se, but they can come in handy when you want a quick fix for your hair. The steps are easy as well. Just take some ice cubes and run them through the length of your hair, working from your scalp and down to the ends of the hair. You can do this right after shampooing and conditioning the hair to lock-in the shine. Similarly, you can also opt to rinse your hair with ice cold water after you take a shower. This zero-expense treatment works for everyone and gives luscious locks in no time
Go For The Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
For those who face bad hair days on almost a daily basis, apple cider vinegar is no less than a boon. It smooths the hair cuticles, which in turn helps detangle the hair easily. Also, it reduces frizziness, cleanses the hair (product buildup), reduces dandruff and increases hair shine. Apple cider vinegar also adds more volume and bounce to the hair without weighing the hair down. Who knew a simple ingredient on your kitchen’s shelf could prove to be immensely useful to restore natural shine in your hair? It is almost like an elixir for hair
Combine Avocado and Mayonnaise For A Wonder Mix
Avocado and mayonnaise is another wonder mix for the hair. Mix equal portions of avocado pulp and mayonnaise and apply on damp hair. If you have dry hair, mix a teaspoon of coconut oil in the mix and if you have oily hair, add some lemon juice. Keep this conditioner on the scalp for an hour or so and wrap your hair in a hot towel for better absorption of the conditioner. Post shower, you will get soft and shiny hair.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Use It for Hair!
Lemon has a lot of health benefits. At the same time, it brings a lot of beauty benefits to the table as well. This includes making your hair lustrous. You can add lemon to a number of homemade conditioners, especially if you want to control excess oil. But if you are in a hurry and want a quick conditioning treatment that offers instant shine to the hair, all you need to do is squeeze the juice of one lemon and mix it with one cup of water. Wash your hair with this mix soon after your shower and then rinse it off with water. This is a great way to add shine to dull, lifeless hair. So, the next time life gives you lemons, you know what to do!
Pro Tip: You may want to avoid this treatment if you have recently colored hair because lemon is known to lighten hair color
Try A Honey, Egg, Olive Oil Hair Mask
Honey, Eggs and Olive Oil when used individually are incredibe for the hair. So, think of the benefits these three common ingredients can provide for your tresses, when you use them together! All you need is to mix these three ingredients and apply them on your scalp and leave on for an hour before shower. This will not only give you soft and shiny hair, but also add to the hair volume.
Make Some Tea!
Boil 1 table spoon of tea in water and cool it at room temperature. Strain the tea and use it to rinse your hair after the shower. However, don’t rinse it off with water again. If you don’t have tea leaves, you can always opt for using a tea bag for the same purpose.
If you want your hair to be luscious all the time, there is another secret tip, which not many are aware of. The tip is to switch your plastic combs and brushes with a boar-bristle brush. It is one of the best ways to make sure that your hair stays shiny throughout the day, by smoothing the cuticle of the hair. All you need to do is to brush your hair with the boar-bristle brush a few minutes extra every day and you’ll definitely get your locks shinier than before. However, make it a point to not brush them excessively as this can lead to hair loss.
Calling it a day
Whoever said that “you are what you eat”, probably meant it for maintaining healthy and lustrous hair. I mean, almost everything on this list is something that we eat on a regular basis and the same ingredients in the pantry, help us beautify our locks!
In a nutshell, these tips indicate that you are only a few “steps” away from getting lustrous hair. You only need to enter your kitchen to get most of the things that are required for some TLC on your hair. What other homemade conditioning treatments do you opt for shiny hair?