I love sharing tips for creating beauty because, guess what? The root of beautiful hair, skin and nails stems from the inside! What I mean by that is, what you put inside of your body is reflected on the outside.
For today's post, I'm going to focus on tips for hair only. Hopefully you had a chance to read a previous post: 6 Chemical-Free Tips for Healthy Shiny Gorgeous Hair because in that post I also share the top beautifying nutrients for hair. You may also want to watch the video below if you are looking for a quick summary!
4 Tips For Healthy Shiny Hair
1. Do a hair-wash-detox
Even if you get greasy after one day, you need to take a break from washing it every day. Your scalp will produce oil in relation to how much you wash it. Meaning, if you wash every single day with a chemical-laden shampoo, you could be drying out your scalp and therefore, your scalp will produce more oil.
Even if you are using a chemical-free brand such as Hugo Natural's or Green Beaver, you are still washing away the natural oils. Solution? Go greasy for a day and do this once a week. Your scalp will begin to adjust to less washing and produce less oil so you are not a greasy greaseball.
How to get through those greasy days? If you are a blondie, use a white powder ie. baby powder to soak up some oil (also known as "dry shampoo" – try my DIY Dry Shampoo!), put a bandana on, wear a hat or tie your hair back in a ponytail. I wash my hair about once every 3-4 days.
Those natural oils are the BEST moisturizer and natural conditioner for your lovely lockss and make your strands shiny and gorgeous!
2. Use an egg to wash your hair
I'm not kidding!! You will be AMAZED at how silky and smooth it makes your hair. This is a heck of a lot better than most of the shampoos on the market today and those petrochemical based shiny serums. Plus, eggs are completely chemical-free. Just make sure you buy organic eggs whenever possible. How to do it? Simply crack the egg on your head when you are in the shower and massage it into your mane. Just keep the water cool-ish otherwise you will create scrambled eggs on your head, haha!
3. Brush your hair everyday the right way
I used to brush my hair completely the wrong way... from the top down. Eeeeek! Don't do this. You promote a lot of breakage and then your hair looks dry and brittle.
Brush from the bottom up to remove all the knots first, and then brush from the top down. Brushing your hair helps to distribute those natural shiny oils to your whole mane.
The benefits? This not only helps to moisturize and remove frizzies, but it also prevents the grease from settling in one spot. It's very good to increase circulation in your scalp as well, which helps to prevent hair loss too.
4. Use Natural Products
Coconut oil, argan oil (otherwise known as Moroccan oil), sweet almond oil and olive oil are all great options to give your hair a healthy natural shine. All of these natural oils can be put in your hair to remove the frizzies, create a smooth and silky look.
The above tips will certainly help you on a day to day basis but please remember that your outward beauty is absolutely dependent on the raw materials you feed your body. Check out the recipes section of joyous health!
What are some health habits you've implemented to create healthy shiny hair?