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15 Natural Ways to Get Long and Shiny Hair

Long and shiny hair is almost a dream to every girl. When you see TV commercials showcasing celebrities flaunt their different hairdos on thick and lustrous hair, you might wonder what makes them upkeep their hair quality so much, in spite of maximum exposure to chemicals and lighting during the shoots.

You are just right. When one has to flaunt their hair in spite of chemicals and lighting affecting the hair strands day in and day out, some exclusive hair care tips are essential to follow. If you think the celebrities do it with pocket-burning hair cosmetics available, then you were more than wrong! Celebrities, in spite of their busy schedules, take their time out on a routine to apply home; more specifically, kitchen based items to their scalp and hair. Eager to know the list! Read on…

Natural Ways to Get Long and Shiny Hair

1. Potato juice: Grate and grind potatoes and apply the juice to your hair and scalp. Leave it on for half an hour and wash it out with a quality shampoo. Naturally dry your hair. This hair pack will fight hair fall and bless you with thick and adorable strands of hair.

2. Henna, the antique secret: Mix up pure henna powder with curd and soak it overnight. Apply this pack to your hair and scalp to give shine to your lifeless hair. Leave it on for an hour and then wash it off with plain water. Follow it up with a shampoo wash the next day for healthy hair growth.

3. Eggs, the timeless saga: Eggs are rich in proteins, selenium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, sulphur and iodine and can do its maximum best to add shine to your hair and promote healthy growth. Beat up both the yellow and white of the egg, pour in a few teaspoons of olive oil and apply this paste to your hair and scalp.

4. Pepper: Pepper is not only the most used aromatic Indian spice, but also can stimulate the hair follicles for a healthy head of hair. The cayenne pepper especially can work miracles on your hair. With one part of cayenne pepper powder, add in two parts of olive oil and massage your scalp with the mixture.

5. Coconut milk: A very famous hair growth pack deep down in Southern India, coconut milk is known for its moisturizing effect which will make many heads turn to look at your beautiful hair. Apply a pack of pure coconut milk to your hair and scalp, leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off for those luxurious strands.

6. Green tea: Boil up green tea leaves with a litre of water. Filter out the green tea leaves and cool down the water. Use this water to rinse your hair during every wash. You can prepare it fresh every time you decide to take a hair wash. This green tea water will stimulate healthy hair growth with an internal shine in it, which may amaze you!

7. Amla, the queen’s secret: The queens during the olden ages depended on amla completely for a beautiful head of hair. You can stir in amla powder with water to make a fine paste. Apply this pack on your hair and scalp and then leave it on for a few minutes before washing. Amla is a natural conditioner and hair strengthening agent.

8. Olive and sesame oil: Out there in the markets today, you get cold pressed and extra virgin varieties of olive and sesame oil. Mix up both these oils and warm it up lightly before your massage your scalp with this blend. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with your regular shampoo. Your hair will smile with shine!

9. Aloe and honey: In the olden days, there were myths that even a drop of honey on your hair might make your hair turn grey. Did you know this was a complete myth? Honey of course is a bleaching agent. But it will not turn your hair grey; it will in fact give you a natural brown shade in your hair, which will make it look adorable with shine. Mix in a scoop of aloe gel with honey and dab this pack to your hair and scalp. Keep it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with luke warm water.

10. Oats: Oats don’t only give you a great shape; it can also put your hair up in a great form. Mix up oatmeal powder with water and apply it as a hair pack for dense and strong hair.

11. Onion juice: Chop one onion and grind it into a paste with the help of water. Filter out the onion juice and mix in a teaspoon of coconut oil. Rub this mixture to your scalp and wash it out with the regular shampoo for maximum hair growth and shine.

12. Apple cider vinegar: Like green tea water, apple cider vinegar can also be used to rinse your hair. This special vinegar will help restore the pH in your hair if you have exposed it to a lot of chemicals. Mix in this vinegar in equal parts to water and use it to rinse your hair.

13. Lemon juice: Again like cider vinegar and green tea, lemon water is a great ingredient to wash your hair with. Mix in a few teaspoons of lemon juice to your bathing water and rinse your hair with this water. Your hair will glow with shine and you can keep away from dandruff too.

14. Eating right: With all the stress over hair packs, now it’s time to talk about your diet. Rely a lot on fiber rich foods like vegetable and fruit salads and stay away from junk. Your hair will thank you with a shine!

15. Say no to styling: You may opt to style your hair for your profession or occasionally. But sticking onto your styling regime even at normal times will bring great damage to your hair. Like how you will opt to stay out of makeup when you don’t need it, opt and stay out of styling treatments when you can. You will do an ample good to your hair when you do this!

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