How To Make Hair Silky

by Bhumycka on July 20, 2011 · 26 comments

How To Make Hair Silky

Dressing to perfection and applying trendy makeup is not complete without goegeous silky hair. You don’t want to step out of the house looking chic but sporting lack-lustre, dull, straggly hair. Beautiful shiny hair is every girl’s coveted asset, and here’s how to make hair silky to make your asset look the best.
How To Make Hair Silky

Maintaining Your Hair’s Natural Shine

Avoid Excessive Heat Styling
Try to avoid blowdrying all the time. If you’re in a hurry to go out or have a special occasion lined up, you will want to. But give your tresses a break on an everyday basis by allowing it to dry naturally. Sit under a fan to dry them quickly.

If you have to flat iron, don’t overdo the blow-dry. You can blow dry to get some moisture out, and leave the rest to air-dry naturally before you use your flat iron or curling iron.

Don’t Use Too Much Colour
Natural hair which is healthy is much silkier than the coloured one in the long run.
If you have greys which you want to cover, henna is a fantastic option which colours and nourishes.
If you really must colour, stay away from box colours. Go to a professional salon, and your hair will thank you for it. They use products much gentler and less damaging than what you get in the box. Always ask for ammonia and minimal PPD colour when you talk to your stylist. Use a shampoo and conditioner that’s compatible with coloured or highlighted hair.

Deep Condition
You can ask your expert to recommend a good deep conditioning treatment from brands like l’oreal professionnel for weekly use. Or you can always deep condition your hair at home with hot oil massages.

Avoid Chemical Processes
It’s become really fashionable these days to sport any hairstyle other than your natural hair.
Girls with curly or wavy hair want to go in for straightening methods, and those with straight hair want to perm it.

Pretty as it may look initially, these chemical treatments are extremely harsh on your strands and are as good as inflicting actual damage purposefully. It doesn’t make sense to pay somebody a bomb to destroy your healthy tresses and then invest a bomb in high-end damage control shampoos and therapy treatments.

If you cannot resist this temptation, talk to your stylist about special products formulated for chemically processed hair. Use a good leave-in conditioner or a serum to help combat dryness and maintain softness.
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Prevent Sun Damage
The sun has the ability to dry out and damage your hair texture. Many good brands today have launched products which claim to ‘sun-protect’ your hair. If you don’t want to invest in these, you can always cover your head with a cute scarf or a bandana. Stoles and shawls, as the weather may permit, are other ways you can protect your hair and be trendy at the same time.

How to Make Your Hair Silky At Home

• Use Almond oil to massage your head at night the night before washing on a regular basis. While regular massage is good for distributing nutrients evenly and for improving blood circulation, almond oil helps to achieve gorgeous silky hair.
• Make a paste out of hibiscus leaves and apply all over your hair. Keep on for 20 mins and then wash.
• Mix shikakai powder, amla powder, curd and henna powder, and keep on your hair for 2 hours. Do this treatment weekly for best results.
• Mix two whole eggs and 4tbsp extra virgin olive oil apply. Wash off after 20 mins.
• Massage your hair once in a week with aroma oils to make it shiny and smooth.
• Soak hibiscus flower petals in water and make a paste. Apply for half an hour before washing.
• Mix together amla powder, ritha powder, shikakai powder, henna powder, bhringaraj powder in equal proportions. Add water and heat till lukewarm. Apply on your hair and leave on for 20 mins before washing off with plain water. No shampoo.
• Make a mixture of mustard oil, lemon and curd and apply. Leave on for 45mins and wash off.
• Using Aloe Vera gel along with your shampoo helps to make it shiny and soft
• Boil apple pulp and apply all over hair for 20 mins. Or pour natural apple juice before a wash.
• Next time you have a party and find some leftover beer in your fridge, you’ll know you’ve got yourself some excellent hair rinse. Once a month, use flat beer as a final rinse for silky smooth hair after your shampoo.
• Apple cider vinegar, mixed with water in a proportion of 1:1 has wonderful effects on dry frizzy tresses when used as a last rinse after shampooing. It will make hair silky and shinier than ever!

Apart from this, follow the basic rules of not combing hair while its wet and detangling it with a wide tooth comb to avoid breakage. Make sure that you have a very well-balanced diet with ample fruits and veggies for essential vitamins. Increase the intake of protein. Get your hair trimmed every 3-4 months to prevent split ends from spoiling texture and maintaining a groomed look.

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Dee July 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm

very informative.
i had tried apple cider vinegar a couple of times but didnt like the have given up on it.
Will try out the aroma oil remedy. what kind of aroma oil woudl you suggest for oily hair? i have hair that tends to become oily quite soon. so i end up washing it very frequently…also i have been using hair dryers and straightners quite a lot in the last few months and these have made my hair a bit dull


neha July 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm

i need this :weep:


Shaili July 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

monsoon takes a toll on my hair 🙁
like anything


Taps July 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Mine also :((


Shaili July 20, 2011 at 10:49 pm

haan 🙁 me also having curly hair..i love them..but they are teh most difficult-est to manage 🙁


Taps July 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Me always mix aloe vera gel with shampoo and it works well for me !! I would love to follow the tips you have mentioned regarding hibiscus leaves and flowers !


Shaili July 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm

hibiscus leaves really leave a good effect on hair..tried n tested 🙂


Taps July 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Thanks for telling, will try it surely !


Vid July 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm

I had done straightening and smoothing twice to my hair. I am now trying hard to resist going for it 😉


Jabberwocky July 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Great post! Monsoon is the arch nemesis of my already too-straight-for-preference hair. I hate the limpness and coarseness that July brings. :yuck: I was thinking of getting my hair permed in a few weeks but I’m scared too. Maybe I nourish it first (you know, fattening up the bakra before halaal-ing it :silly: )? What kind of aroma oils would you suggest for massage?
By the way, I read somewhere that bananas and honey could be a good hair mask too. Is it true? :struggle:


Bee July 21, 2011 at 12:31 am

Bhumycka- this is such a saviour post,…
thanks you
im doing the cider vinergar wala today only 😀


Ankita July 21, 2011 at 1:08 am

Great post Bhumycka! I started using Olive oil+castor oil combination recently and it made my hair really soft! Will try the other remedies too 🙂


monika July 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

Great post. I do not do any deep conditioning but now I have purchased a Loreal deep conditioning treatment…hope it helps


ramya July 21, 2011 at 11:43 am

nice tips Bhumycka….very timely 🙂


chandu July 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

hey nice tips..
Silky hair is what every girl dreams about. I follow this simple technique, curd+olive oil apply it on dry hair, leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wash it with shampoo.. 😐


Wafa July 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm

can anyone tell where can I find apple cider in delhi?


Sharvini August 22, 2014 at 5:51 am

U can try online….. Like flipkart.


Pradnya December 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I wash my hair with Amla,shikakai and ritha .
It is very usefull for hair fall and in winters, no oiling.


nidhi December 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm

i also combine oil and do hot oil massage before hair wash …helps reduce frizz… will try vinegar now ..good post 🙂


AGNES August 22, 2014 at 12:03 pm

I once prepared two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 200 ml water concoction to use as a face toner. i used the same mix as a hair tonic.just tried out n it worked.i have super frizzy hair and this mix tamed my mane.i got straighter hair too…


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