Having silky smooth hair is something that all women want. However, in today’s time, getting and maintaining the same is quite difficult. The majority of women complains of frizzy, dry and damaged hair. Different kinds of serums and conditioners and hair moisturizers are available, which claim to solve the problem, but they don’t fare well for long term solutions.
Instead of trying such products randomly, it is better if the root of the problem can be found out and sorted. Then you will not have those hair problems at all and will be able to flaunt shiny and silky smooth hair.
Concentrate on Food Habits, Lifestyle and Hair Care
In this article we will discuss some ways in which it is possible to attain silky smooth hair. But before going to that, it is important to keep in mind certain things. First and foremost, hair health depends a lot on the diet that you take.
Make sure that you eat a balanced and healthy diet so that your body and hair gets all the required nutrition in the right amounts. You might not know that your scalp needs proper nourishment so that healthy hair can grow from the same.
The second thing that needs conscious consideration is the lifestyle that you follow. Following particular routine in life is important. Sometimes, you can definitely take a break from the routine. Eat properly, get proper sleep and follow healthy life patterns. This has great impact on not only general health, but on hair health at the same time.
Another problem that leads to dry and damaged hair is the lack of hair care and maintenance. Many women are not taking proper care of their hair and this leads to damaged hair.
Minimum hair care regimen needs to be followed so that the hair remains in good condition and gets proper maintenance and nourishment.
Some ways in which it is possible to get smooth and silky hair naturally
Natural Methods for Getting Smooth and Silky Hair
Make a Banana Pack
Banana is an excellent fruit with innumerable benefits. This fruit has abundant quantities of vitamins, carbohydrates, potassium and natural oils in it. Moreover, banana is a well known antioxidant, which helps in combating the damage caused by free radicals.
When you use banana in a hair pack or hair mask, your hair will be moisturized and have a nourished feeling. If you suffer from irritable scalp or frizzy hair, the banana mask will be of great help if you use it on a regular basis.
When yogurt is mixed with banana, the benefits increase manifold times as yogurt is also a great hair moisturizer.
To make the banana mask, you will need 2 teaspoons yogurt and 1 ripe banana. Take a bowl and mash the ripe banana. Now add two teaspoons of yogurt in the same.
Blend the mixture so that a smooth paste is formed. Make sure that there are no solid chunks of banana in the mixture.
Apply this thick paste on the hair uniformly from the tip of the hair right till the crown. Let it remain there for about 45 minutes. Then wash it off using a shampoo.
Rinsing with Cold Water Helps
Rinsing the hair with cold water helps in making the hair silky and smooth. This happens because the upper layer of the hair shaft is sealed, and this makes the hair silky and smooth. Washing hair with cold water is absolutely no problem in the summer months, but it becomes a great problem in the winters.
However, refrain from using warm water on the hair as it might lead to hair frizz as the hair cuticles are lifted. Washing your hair under the shower is difficult during the winters and for that you can choose the bend and wash method. Take a bucket full of cold water.
Bend forward with all your hair in front. Use a mug or a jug for pouring water on the hair. You can shampoo, condition, moisturize and rinse your hair in the same style.
Apply an Egg Pack for Silky Smooth Hair
Applying eggs are good for hair – this is a common thing that we have heard for quite some time. Using an egg pack on the hair can do wonders. Whatever be the kind of hair problem from which you suffer, an egg pack is an instant solution for the same. The pack works well on oily and limp hair as well as on dry and damaged hair.
The egg pack contains a high concentration of different kinds of nutrients including proteins, which help in imparting shine and bounce to hair in no time at all.
Making the egg pack is quite simple and it needs ingredients that are readily available at home. To make the pack you will need 1 egg, 1 teaspoon cream, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Take a small bowl and beat an egg into the same. To this add the recommended amounts of cream, olive oil and honey.
Mix all these ingredients together so that a smooth paste is formed. Apply the paste all over the hair generously. Let the hair pack be there till it dries out completely. Use cool water for washing off the mask and then shampoo as normal. You will find your hair to be silky smooth in no time.
Rinsing Hair with Apple Cider Vinegar Helps
Check with your mother or other elderly females in the family and you will know that apple cider vinegar has been used for a long time for getting silky smooth hair. Apple cider vinegar acts as an excellent natural hair rinse. The pH level of our normal hair is 5.5, but the conditioners and shampoos that we use are strongly alkaline in nature.
This natural ingredient helps in balancing the natural pH balance of the scalp. Along with this, apple cider vinegar also helps in cleaning the dirt and dust build-up, which is formed due to excessive use of chemical products on hair.
The cuticles of the hair are closed when hair is rinsed with apple cider vinegar. As a result, the hair becomes soft, smooth and shiny.
For making the rinse, you will need ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and 1 cup water. Add the vinegar in the water and dilute the same. After the final wash of the hair, use this solution as the final rinse.
Do not wash this away and let the hair absorb the goodness completely. You will have soft and silky and smooth hair instantly.
Hair Mask Made with Mayonnaise Helps
Deep conditioning treatment is essential for any hair as it helps in nourishing and moisturizing the hair in a great manner. This treatment should be provided once a week only.
Mayonnaise contains L-cysteine, which is a powerful antioxidant as well as a well-known amino acid. The same component is found in eggs as well.
Using the hair pack made from mayonnaise helps in stimulating healthy hair growth. And when hair is healthy, it has volume and shine.
To make the excellent mayonnaise mask, you will need 1 cup mayonnaise and about 2 teaspoons of avocado, which should be mashed. In a bowl, mix the mashed avocados and the mayonnaise and keep on mixing the same till the mixture turns fluffy.
Take this mixture and apply the same on the hair beginning from the roots and extending all along the length of the hair. Once the whole mixture is applied, pull up the hair to the crown and use a shower cap for covering the hair completely.
Let the mask be there for about an hour, so that the hair can absorb all the goodness from the mask. Use a shampoo for rinsing off the mask. You will see that the hair feels smooth and silky instantly.
Know the Right Techniques of Blow Drying your Hair
Drying your hair properly after shampooing and washing is very important. If you tie your hair without proper drying, it will definitely lead to damage of hair. Try to dry your hair in the most natural way as much as possible. But if you are in a hurry, it is obvious that you will need help from a blow dryer for drying the hair.
Try using a good quality brush, which is big-toothed and has a round bristles with a ceramic base. Set the ‘cool’ mode in the settings of the dryer as this will be less damaging for the hair while drying.
The right way of using a blow dryer is to hold the device minimum 15 centimeters away from the hair. Move the device constantly, so that the direct blow of hair does not apply to one area only. With a proper blow drying techniques, your hair dries properly without causing much damage and leaves you with silky smooth hair.
Choose the Right Shampoo as Per your Hair Type
Keeping the hair and scalp clean is important for healthy, strong and beautiful hair. And this cleaning is mainly done with the shampoo that we use.
But many people don’t know that all kinds of shampoos are not suitable for all kinds of hairs. They use any shampoo that is available. This might have damaging effects on the hair. Choose the shampoo as per your hair type or according to the hair problem you are facing.
Many people use natural ingredients for cleaning their hair instead of relying on shampoos. To make the shampoo from natural ingredients, you will need shikakai, Indian gooseberry (amla) and reetha. Put all these three ingredients in a container and let them boil till a soapy solution is obtained.
This soapy solution is an excellent wash for hair, which helps in cleaning the scalp and hair greatly. Repeat the process of washing your hair with this solution twice in a week for getting smooth and shiny hair.
Hot oil Treatment
Hot oil treatment is an excellent way of getting a smooth, silky hair. Massage with hot oil in one week helps in giving smooth and healthy hair along with de-stressing.
Various kinds of oils can be used in the hot oil treatment, including olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, lavender oil, castor oil, thyme and rosemary for massaging the hair. Sometimes, combinations of these oils can also be used for hot oil treatment.
Take 2-3 tablespoons of oil as per the length of your hair. Massage the oil on the scalp and on the hair. After scalp massaging, use a warm towel for wrapping the head.
This therapy enables maximum penetration of the oil into the scalp and the hairs. Leave the warm towel on for 20 minutes. Then remove the towel and wash the hair with shampoo. Hot oil treatment helps in getting silky, smooth and beautiful hair in no time.
Application of Aloe Vera gel
Aloe Vera contains 75 kinds of essential nutrients. There are different kinds of enzymes in Aloe Vera, which help in promoting healthy hair growth along with making it soft and smooth. Keratin is an excellent component that helps in keeping the hair straight, smooth and silky.
The same chemical composition of keratin is present in Aloe Vera. Keratin is an important protein, which helps in contributing to the buildup of hair naturally. The gel of Aloe Vera plant easily penetrates into the hair shafts. This leads to moisturization of hair and keeps it smooth and silky.
Cut a stem of Aloe Vera plant and extract the gel from there. In a small bowl, put the gel and add some water to dilute the same. Apply this gel to the scalp and hair and let it remain there for 30 minutes. Wash off with mild shampoo. You will feel your hair to be smooth and silky.
All these above mentioned steps are natural hair smoothing ways without any risks of side effects. There are many chemical smoothening steps as well, but should be avoided as these might lead to side effects.