How To Make Hair Silky?

Do you ever see somebody with smooth, shiny, and luscious hair and feel your heart sink a bit? Don’t worry, as all of us have been there at some point in our lives.

Studies show that our genetics play a major role in determining our hair’s texture. It is responsible for making our hair straight, wavy, or curly. The thickness of our hair has the same reasoning.

However, as and when we grow up in a particular environment, our hair’s texture can change, especially the smoothness. For example, the hair can go from smooth to brittle and frizzy if you are surrounded by sources of pollution.

Even though you cannot possibly change the external factors in a day, you can certainly take some steps to make your hair silky. No, we are not asking you to spend a hefty amount at a salon. You can get your dreamy silky hair by making some lifestyle changes and other homemade tricks.

 

Healthy Diet for Silky Hair

If you believe that choosing a branded shampoo can make your hair silky, you, my friend, are mistaken. Several factors are responsible for making your hair healthy, smooth, and shiny. The most crucial one is a healthy diet. So, quit binge-eating regularly and change your diet to include the following food items in your everyday diet.

Lentils

Lentils

Lentils are loaded with folic acid, zinc, and biotin. This is essential for maintaining smooth blood circulating in your head. Due to this, the hair follicles and scalp get rejuvenated, thereby making your hair shine and soft.

As lentils are macro-nutrients for the hair, you will also notice a positive change in your hair growth and thickness.

 

Spinach

Spinach

Rather than staying away from leafy vegetables like spinach or lettuce, you must include them in your daily diet to get silky hair.

They contain Vitamin A, C, folic acid, zinc, and natural collagen. These nutrients are necessary to maintain healthy growth as well as the smooth texture of hair. Moreover, they contain a compound called Beta-Carotene that is responsible for keeping the hair cells healthy. It prevents the hair from getting dried and textured and maintains moisture in the scalp.

 

Dairy

Dairy

Keep your diet rich in dairy products like milk and cottage cheese.

Milk contains proteins and lipids that help in strengthening the hair. Moreover, the calcium present promotes hair growth. Other nutrients like Vitamin A, Biotin, and potassium can make your hair smooth and shiny.

Cottage cheese, or paneer, is low-fat and contains protein and calcium in abundance. This makes it highly beneficial for hair.

 

Green Tea

Green Tea

We all know the health benefits of green tea. But did you know that you can use it to your advantage to make your hair silky?

As green tea is rich in polyphenol, it significantly helps in improving the hair’s texture. It lowers the risk of hair loss and even helps with regrowth.

If you are a non-vegetarian, we have a few additional recommendations too.

 

Fish

Fish

Fatty fishes like tuna and salmon are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Not only is this helpful in preventing any brittleness in the hair, but it can also lessen hair loss.

 

In addition to that, it contains iron and Vitamin B12 to reduce hair breakage and improve its overall texture.

 

Chicken

Chicken

It goes without saying that chicken is an essential source of protein. It strengthens the damaged and fragile hair, keeping it strong and healthy.

 

Homemade Hair Masks for Shiny Hair

Having a day to yourself for self-care is essential. It will help you relieve stress as well as work on your hair and skin.

Hair masks are known to improve the hair’s quality. Rather than buying an expensive hair mask from the market, try the following homemade options:

Egg Hair Mask

eggs

Take two whole eggs and crack them in a bowl. Add three to four drops of lemon juice to get rid of any smell of the eggs.

Beat it rigorously till it becomes frothy. You can add coconut oil or olive oil for extra shiny hair.

Once it is entirely mixed, use your hands to apply to your hair. Cover the ends of the hair.

Cover it with a shower cap and leave it on for half an hour. Do not keep on touching it.

Rinse it off with cold water and shampoo and condition your hair as usual. Shampoo twice if the smell lingers.

Repeat this twice a month.

 

Aloe Vera Mask

Aloe vera

Take some fresh aloe vera gel and add an equal amount of yogurt.

Mix it well.

Then add a teaspoon of honey and olive oil.

Mix well and apply on dry hair and scalp.

Massage the scalp for a few minutes.

Cover it with a shower cap and let it sit for half an hour.

Rinse it off with cold water.

Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Repeat this once a month.

 

Flaxseed Hair Mask

Flaxseed

Soak some flaxseeds (alsi) in water overnight.

Add some more water to the flaxseed and bring it to a boil.

When it reaches a thick consistency, add some lemon juice to it.

Mix it well and turn the heat off.

Let it cool for a few minutes.

You can also add any essential oil.

Apply this gel at night and rinse it off in the morning. You can also use it as a styling gel.

 

Banana Hair Mask

banana

Peel off one banana.

Mash it in a bowl.

Add almond oil and unsalted butter.

Mix it till you get a paste.

Use your hands to apply this to your scalp.

Cover the hair as well as the scalp.

Let it be for 20-30 minutes.

Rinse off with cold water.

Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Repeat this once a week.

 

Green Tea Hair Mask

Green Tea

Mix green tea and one egg yolk in a bowl.

Blend it till you get a creamy texture.

Use a brush to apply it to your scalp and hair.

Let it sit for 20 minutes.

Wash it off with cold water.

Shampoo and condition as usual.

Repeat this twice a month.

If you do not want to add egg, you can simply put some green tea over your wet hair. Massage it well and rinse it off.

 

Coffee Hair Mask

Coffee

Take two tablespoons of your preferable conditioner.

Mix it with 1.5 teaspoons of coffee.

Blend it well till you get a creamy paste.

Apply it all over your hair, especially the tips.

Let it sit for two hours.

Rinse it off with cold water and shampoo as usual.

Repeat the process twice a month.

 

Rice Hair Mask

Rice

Take ½ cup of uncooked rice and soak it in water.

Once you get rid of all the dirt and impurities, collect the water in a jar and let it sit for 24 hours for fermentation.

Boil the remaining rice.

Blend them with the fermented water till you get a creamy texture.

Pour it into a bowl and mix one teaspoon of olive oil.

Mix it well and apply it to your hair.

Cover the scalp as well as the hair ends.

Let it sit for half an hour.

Rinse it off with cold water.

Shampoo and condition as usual.

Repeat the process twice a month.

 

Tips for Getting Shiny Hair

Apart from applying the right kind of hair masks and eating a balanced diet, adhere to the following tips to get silky hair:

  1. Always choose the right and reliable products for your hair, be it shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, or even oil. Look out for the ingredients and opt for the shampoo that does not contain parabens or sulfates.
  2. Shampoo your scalp and condition the hair ends. Applying conditioner to your scalp is neither advisable nor needed.
  3. Never wash your hair with warm water. Hot water will dry your hair and make them frizzy and unmanageable. Instead, use cold or lukewarm water.
  4. Let your hair air dry. Instead of towel-drying your hair, use your regular t-shirt to absorb the moisture while leaving them frizzy.
  5. Use a comb for detangling wet hair. Only use a brush when they are dried to avoid any hair breakage.
  6. Keep the use of blow-dry and straighteners to a minimum. Such heating tools can leave your hair without any of its natural oils. If you have to use them, use a heat protectant beforehand.
  7. Oil your hair regularly, especially if they are dry.
  8. Do not color your hair every now and then. Wait for at least a few weeks before two different hair treatments.
  9. Protect your hair from sun rays and pollution by covering it with a scarf.
  10. Trim your hair regularly to prevent split-ends.

 

Takeaway:

The process of getting silky and smooth hair is not a one-day thing. It takes time. But take some time out to care for your hair as the results are always worth it.

We hope that you follow the aforementioned tips and hair masks and make the necessary dietary changes. Be patient, and soon you will be in the position to flaunt your silky and soft hair in front of everybody.

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