Beautiful silky soft hair is so sexy.
Do you how to get silky hair without spending a fortune at the hairdresser?
There are many factors which can contribute to dull lifeless hair.
These can include nutritional deficiencies, overuse of styling products and heat, cheap conditioner, overuse of hair-dyes, and overexposure to chlorine or sunshine to name a few.
You can buy plenty of hair serums that will restore a lustrous shine quickly, but these will add up to a big investment over time. Click on the picture right for more info on quick-fix restorative hair treatments.
The cool thing is, there are so many methods using natural products and items you have in your own home that will get you on your way to soft sexy hair.
Here are the top 7 best and easiest home remedy hair treatments that I have personally used and found to be so beneficial for your beautiful hair.
How to Get Silky Hair Naturally
Regular styling and stress leads to your once lovely locks looking dry and dull. This makes it so hard to do anything with! Hello bad hair days!
Healthy hair needs replenishing regularly with proteins, oils, amino acids, antioxidants and other nutrients which can easily be found in common household ingredients. Say goodbye to bad hair days with the following:
Eggs are a great way to restore shine and silkiness by enriching the hair with all important protein for strength and health.
By mixing one egg white with equal parts of honey and olive oil you create an excellent nourishing mask which you apply to damp hair and leave on for half an hour. Always rinse egg off with cool water rather than hot to avoid ‘cooking’ the egg. Messy!
Is there any beer in the house? There usually is beer in my house so I find this to be a super quick remedy for when my hair appears unhealthy.
Grab a beer the day before and open the cap so it is flat by the time you wish to use it. Then apply it from the roots to the ends in the shower after your shampoo just as you would a conditioner. Leave for about 5 minutes before rinsing.
This works by providing the hair with proteins found in the beer ingredients – malt and hops.
You can apply beer to your hair fortnightly for a refreshing treatment and continued lustre and shine.
Avocado is one of the most versatile fruits out there. Use it to increase your magnesium intake, or to get smoother skin, as well as improving the health of your hair.
It contains many essential oils and nutrients that closely match those in our own skin so it really adds shine to your hair with regular use while also relieving problems associated with a dry scalp eg. dandruff.
For super dry and lifeless hair, add one mashed avocado to a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and massage it through your damp hair. It feels so awesome! Cover with a shower cap and leave for about half an hour before rinsing.
Your hair will really love this treatment. It’s one of my favourites too!
Honey is such a wonderful product from nature being not only delicious but with heaps of other useful applications externally as well.
Honey helps to moisturise your hair and leaves it silky and shiny. I simply add a tablespoon to my regular conditioner once a week for added moisture.
5. Coconut Oil
This is another versatile item in your food cupboard and its benefits are far and wide.
The incredible moisturising ability of Coconut Oil will really help you if you are wondering how to get silky hair naturally.
Warm the oil slightly so it is runny before applying directly to dry hair. Massage all the way from the scalp to the ends for healthy skin and hair, wrap it in a towel and wait 30 minutes or so before rinsing in warm water and then shampooing and conditioning as normal.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
This remedy is especially useful if your hair is tired, over-styled and contains a build up of products.
The vinegar cleans the hair deeply and nourishes it with a weekly application after shampooing. Use half a cup of vinegar diluted with half a cup of water and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing with cold water.
7. Aloe Vera
I make an aloe vera gel by chopping off a couple of leaves, removing the hard outer skin and blending up the gooey gel in my Thermomix.
Applying this to damp hair for about 30 minutes not only nourishes and protects your hair deeply, but also makes it super silky as well.
Regular use of aloe vera gel can help to combat frizz with its moisturising properties and is also great for nourishing your scalp as well.
How to Get Silky Hair Extra Tips
Use a natural treatment above once per week to protect your hair from damage.
Being nourished inside and out is important to having healthy shiny hair. With a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, you will also improve your hair health. Adding vitamin supplements such as a B group vitamin will really maximise the nutrients needed for healthy hair.
Try using a better conditioner if you are prone to getting dry lifeless hair. Using one that is organic and contains no sulphites is a great way to avoid product build up and can make your hair much happier with long term use.
Trim off your split ends regularly to avoid them tracking up and flying away and causing further damage to your hair.
Let your hair dry naturally after washing and use a decent hair straightener such as a GHD which has consistently heated bars to give your hair better protection during use. Check out my recent review of a GHD Hair Straightener here.
I hope I have been able to provide you with some inspiration on how to get silky hair by using some resources already at your disposal.
Now there is no excuse for having dry, dull lifeless hair.
Get the silky hair you crave and deserve and let your partner enjoy it as well by getting him to help you apply the treatment and massage your scalp, and then take turns! Yes, you can even do his hair as well, shiny hair is not an exclusively girl thing!