Do you know someone who has the hair? That glossy and long hair that positively shines in the sunlight. Of course, she might be lucky to have the great genetics but that doesn’t mean you can’t have gorgeous hair too.
In this article, I share 5 best tips for glowing hair that I have tried on myself… [and they worked!]
Healthy diet is the key to a glowing hair
There are some major factors that influence your hair – genetics, age, hormones, nutrient deficiencies, and more – but what you eat is one of the few things you can do to control your hair’s behaviour. The heath of your hair, just like your complexion and overall health, can be improved by a good diet. You need to eat healthy, rich fats, such as the ones found in eggs and olive oil, alongside a healthy diet to encourage growth and keep the hair moisturised.
Drinking water helps to grow your hair
Water helps the body to process and flush out toxins faster, which makes it a quick and easy natural method that will make your hair grow a lot faster. Water has hundreds of benefits, including on the muscles, on general fatigue and on digestion, so it’s no wonder that upping your water intake will have a positive impact on your hair. H2O helps to hydrate the hair, which in turn stops breakages and frizz, making your hair glossy and luscious. Aim for 8-10 cups a day.
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Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet
Firstly, brushing your hair when it is wet puts a lot more tension on strands that would normally slide right through your brush. As a result, your hair stretches, this causes major breakage. Apply a moisturising oil on the ends of your hair and let it air dry. Once your hair has air dried, brush through with a wide toothed comb. Avoid brushing from the root. Instead, start at the ends and work your way up in sections. This helps your hair to look glowing.
Use coconut oil on your hair
You don’t have to always go all-out with products to get the gloss you’re looking for. For example, coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that nourish and moisturise the scalp and hair. Polynesian cultures historically have and still do use extra virgin coconut oil as a beauty product, notes the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu, Hawaii. Coconut oil, which has been a foodie sensation for some time, can work wonders on your hair. Massage unrefined coconut oil through your hair, paying close attention to the ends of the hair and working your way up. Wrap hair up for 30 minutes, rinse, then wash as normal.
On the other hand, coconut oil gets mixed results. Some people report immediately healthier and smoother hair, while others claim that their hair fell out by the handful after using it. So give it a go and see if it works for you.
Rinse your hair with cool water and lemon juice
It may well surprise you just how much a blast of cold on your hair can impact its glowing appearance. When you’ve finished washing your hair, rinse it with cold water. For an even better result, add a juice of 1 lemon in the water. Lemon juice boosts shine and helps oily, limp hair.
When you have finished drying, blast some cold air. Use a wide circular brush to finish styling your hair with cool air. It will not only make your hair look shinier, but also will extend a lifetime of your hair style.
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is your top hair care tip?