Sometimes you wonder how celebrities were able to get their silky hair. Because of how they flaunt their hair and how popular they are, they can’t help think that they are the only ones who can achieve such look. However, some of them have actually shared their secret. It is not going to the hair salon and have their hair done, although most of the time they do go through this regime. It is about home remedies – making a recipe at home with the use of the ingredients you can find either in your garden or kitchen.
Basic Caring of Hair
But before anything else, you should know about the basic hair care. The first thing you are going to take on having silky and smooth hair is washing it up on alternate days. Always use cold water to rinse your hair, even after shampooing in order to avoid damage to the hair strands. It will also help in making the hair shaft in laying flat. After the hair dries up, you will get smoother and shinier hair. It might be very difficult to take a cold shower. If this is the case, you can take a bath with your body first, followed by a cold water wash with hair separately. If you use hot water, it will dry out the hair. It will remove the natural oils from the scalp, thus leading it to split ends and dry hair.
Combing Your Hair
The recommended times that you need to comb your hair is only twice per day. Most people today do not comb their hair, though. They just make use of their fingertips and add some wax or gel. But this is not right and will only cause more damage to the hair. The best time to comb the hair is right after taking the bath, rather than rubbing it with your towel. Make use of a wide-toothed combed rather than a brush as this will only make more damage to hair strands. Start at the tip of the hair all the way to the roots.
Your hair will need deep conditioning into your hair. There are products available at stores, but you will only be spending too much on products that only a few of its ingredients are only what’s important. Here are some of the best remedies that work best.
Natural oils – the hair becomes silky, shiny and smoother because of the oil that naturally occurs in the hair called the sebum right from the scalp. Yet if you prefer to have your hair much silkier, you can make use of the oils straight from nature such as olive oil, almond oil, castor oil and coconut oil. You can make use of these oils that will help providing the right moisture to damaged and dry hair. This will make the hair shinier and healthy, too.
Take some of the oil listed above and warm it enough that your skin can tolerate. Never use hot oil that is a little warmer than its usual. Apply the oil on the roots up to the tips of the hair. Massage onto it for a couple of minutes. After massaging, cover up your hair with the use of a shower or plastic cap, leaving it like that for 30 minutes. Right after this, shampoo then condition the hair like you usually do. Make use of this method for at least two times a week, although the frequency depends on the condition of your hair.
Vinegar – vinegar has been one of the most popular ingredients to get silky hair and treating many other skin problems. Its comes with moisturizing properties plus antioxidants and vitamins that will make the hair extra silky. Prepare a mixture of 4 tbsp aloe vera gel, 2 tbsp coconut oil and 3 tbsp yogurt. Apply this mixture onto damp hair and leave it on for around 30 minutes. Rinse the mixture with lukewarm water thoroughly. Make use of this method for two times a week in order to achieve silky and smooth hair.