With the colder weather quickly approaching we all need to start thinking about how to keep our skin soft, and hair shiny. Why? Because the cold weather can make our hair dry, damaged, tangled, and extremely unmanageable. So what can we do?
Being a professional beautician, I have used the hardest tricks to the easiest tricks when trying to keep my hair shiny at all times especially in the winter. The easiest tricks of course won. Most of these tips are commonsense, and easy for anyone to handle.
Buy Sunsilk Anti-Static Mist
This light weight spray will give your style shine and luster without going to a salon for a gloss treatment. It contains Vitamin D, and silk, to help add moisture, control frizz, and keep the hair’s PH level afloat. Item can be used on wet, and dry hair. I suggest applying it to both.
Olive Oil Or Baby Oil
These two oils have great advantages when it comes to the hair. Both can be used in your styling products, on the hair directly like a mask, or use both of them after using a heating tool like a blowdryer or iron to seal the cuticle, and create shine.
When applying to your shampoo or conditioner, make sure to only use a few drops to the bottle. Too much will make your hair look extremely greasy. Rub a small amount into hands, then rub into wet or dry hair. Then comb the hair from top to bottom to assure equal distribution.
Almonds, Avocados or Coconut
Sometimes all you need to do to give your hair shine in the winter is to eat certain foods. All 3 of the mentioned items above are full of protein, which our hair definitely needs to absorb. Of course you can do a avocado hair mask, or grind fresh almonds and mix it with a drop of oil and apply that to the hair for shine, but why go through all of this?
Instead make a coconut bath for your hair. Pour some coconut milk into the bath tub. Your going to need around 3 cans, so I suggest a cheap brand like Goya coconut milk. For around $9.00, you can buy 4 big cans. Another cheap brand is Mae Ploy for under $2.00 a can.
Lay flat in the tub so your hair is soaking in the mixture. Stay in tub for 20 minutes. Then lightly squeeze the hair, place on top of head and secure with a processing cap. Leave on for 1 hour. Then rinse with cool water. Do not completely rinse all of the product out.
Now you can always use the old time remedies such as flat beer, vinegar rinse, baking soda with water, egg shampoo with oil, lemon juice, cold milk, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, or honey.
The main part in keeping your hair shiny in the winter is to close the cuticle using cold water, proper drying, avoid excessive shampooing, and try styling products that contain vitamins, and silk to retain the moisture.