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12 Remedies For Shiny, Silky Hair In A Minute (#9 Is Fun!)
No matter who you are, if you are over 5 years of age, you want shiny, silky, gorgeous hair. It doesn’t matter if your hair is long or short, straight, curly or wavy — shiny, manageable hair always gives a good first impression and makes you feel that you are looking your best every day.
But what happens when your soft, shiny hair suddenly looks dry, brittle, frizzy and out of control? You know, those days when you wake up looking like Don King, and no matter how much serum or conditioner you use, your locks are just not up to par.
When the outer layer of our hair becomes damaged, it starts to look old, dry, and frazzled. Sometimes this happens because of an overexposure to the sun, or it’s caused by frequent use of hair dyes or styling equipment such as blow dryers or curling irons. Other times, our hair suffers from stress, the chlorine in swimming pools, age, illness, or even nutritional deficiencies.
Most of us will try (and buy) almost anything that we think will bring back that natural shine and luster to our hair, but sometimes these products actually do more harm than good — while costing us a pretty penny.
Rather than use those chemical-filled commercial products, why not try some natural remedies from Mother Nature? These are simple, yet effective ways to get back that shine and silky feel you want without all the chemicals you don’t need.
1. Black Tea
If you have brown, dark brown or black hair, this is a terrific way to not only bring back your natural shine, but it will also help to keep you from losing hair as well! If you have lighter-colored locks, use chamomile tea. Simply make a double strength tea (either two bags to one cup of water or four bags to two cups of water) and steep at least 2 hours, or, better still, overnight. Wash your hair, and then pour the tea over your locks. Allow it to sit for 15 to 30 minutes. But don’t rinse it yet! Add conditioner right on top of the tea. Give your hair another two minutes to absorb everything, and then rinse out with warm water. Do this twice a week for maximum results.