10 Tips to Get Smooth and Shiny Hair

This article I found in Naturallycurly.com gives helpful hints to achieve shiny and smooth hair.

10 Tips to Get Smooth and Shiny Hair.

Smooth and shiny curls can seem like they are miles away when you are first figuring out what products your curls like. Even those curlies who have been natural for years can still have trouble battling their frizz. We’ve put together a list of 10 tips and tricks that can give you that smooth and shiny hair you’ve been waiting for.

Shower Comb

Take care of those curls: It can be hard to completely embrace your natural look, but once you ditch the straightener and any other method that damages your hair, you will notice a huge change in the health of your hair. You will start to notice less frizz and damage, and instead you’ll see shine and have smooth curls.

Condition often: Conditioner is key to get the smooth and shiny look you are looking for. Find a conditioner that your hair absolutely loves and run with it. Remember, there are many people who only wash their hair with conditioner for a reason!

Be careful with that comb: If you comb out your hair, start at the bottom and work your way up. Starting at the top can cause breakage and damage which leads to frizzy hair. Many people with curly hair only finger comb their hair, but if you do use a shower comb, be careful how you use it.

Give your hair a break from heat: Most curlies know that heat can cause some serious damage and lead to some serious frizz. If you diffuse your hair often, use a lower heat seating to keep your curls from being damaged. If you decide to use a straightener, make sure you find a heat protector that will do a good job at keeping your hair healthy.

 

..Read more at http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/wavy-hair-type-2/shiny-hair-10-tips-to-getting-smooth-and-shiny-hair?page=3

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Thinning Hair? No worries, Hair masks can be your next best friend.

One of the most horrific things to witness is the sight of balding or thinning hair. It is natural and healthy to lose about 100 strands of hair a day. But when is it too much? If your finding that you are losing an excess amount of hair, you should be concerned and try to find a solution. Having curly hair comes with the burden of experimenting with various products that might result in damaged hair. Through out the years I have been the victim of damaging products. I used gels, shampoos, conditioners, treatments, and many other products that left my hair unbearable.

In searching for perfect hair I was only left to deal with hair that I was embarrassed to show off. I found that my hair was growing increasingly thin. My scalp became evidently more noticeable. It did not take much to see through my hair. After several attempts at trying out remedies for thinning hair, I was disappointed with the lack of improvement I saw. Finally, I came across natural masks that were cost efficient and truly worked. These are easy to make and can be taken straight from your kitchen cabinet. Here is one mask that will work wonders.

Green Tea Hair Mask

Use this treatment three to four times a week to create long, thick and luxurious hair.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons fresh green tea
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 egg yolk
PREPARATION

Mix all ingredients together until you reach a creamy consistency.  If it becomes too thick, add more green tea.

APPLICATION

Part hair down the center and apply mixture. Cover hair with a shower cap or cling wrap. Leave in for approximately 15 to 25 minutes. Your head will feel slightly warm, as the mustard helps to increase the blood circulation to the scalp. Rinse thoroughly, then shampoo and condition as normal