Any tips for shiny healthy hair??

Any tips for shiny healthy hair??

15 posts
2 June 2011
Lately my hair just has no oomppff to it. I'm letting my colour grow out so it can return to my natural colour but it's feeling really dry.

I got it cut a month ago so it's got no dead end ls ect.

Any home tips that can help get nice shiny healthy hair?

Xx

Posted 2 June 2011
paulford
Photographer
paulford
Once heard that putting egg on your hair is good for it, beat an egg rub it into your hair and leave it a while. Best to rinse it off well with cold water though! Hot water would probably give you hair full of scrambled egg.

Posted 2 June 2011
Fish *oily*
Posted 2 June 2011
Lemon juice, especially if your hair is blonde! It gives it a nice lustre and shine without being heavy or greasy!

Posted 2 June 2011
Sorry have to disagree with most things on this thread apart from the fish bit!

Lemon juice dries out your hair. However I mix it in with my shampoo to lighten my hair in the winter, and then use copious amounts of conditioner to counteract this. It is acidic so will dry it out! It will do funny things to your hair colour if you haven't got blonde hair already.

My friend put egg in her hair and she said it make it go really odd and it took 10 washes to get out! Do not go there.

I'd buy lots of leave in conditioner, I recommend Aussie, and do not recommend the Pantene pearl extract pink stuff.

Do you use hairdryers/straighteners/curlers without using heat protection spray?

Posted 2 June 2011
my mam used to put lemon on my hair, its a natural bleach and makes light blond hair go white in summer but if you put it on brown hair youll go ginger however it does nothing for the condition of your hair just changes the colour and makes you smell of lemon which attracts bees and wasps ratsx
Posted 2 June 2011
rattusratus
my mam used to put lemon on my hair, its a natural bleach and makes light blond hair go white in summer but if you put it on brown hair youll go ginger however it does nothing for the condition of your hair just changes the colour and makes you smell of lemon which attracts bees and wasps ratsx
I can confirm you aren't supposed to leave the lemon juice in your hair, and as it is acidic it dries your hair out. Maybe you didn't use enough to see the effects though.
Posted 2 June 2011
mattharper
Photographer
mattharper
Soak it with baby oil once a week, leave it on for a good half an hour and then wash it out; it will take two very good washes, maybe three. It leaves it soft, shiny and feeling fantastic. It also stops dandruff in its tracks as it moisturises your scalp



Posted 2 June 2011
lady_galaxy92

I can confirm you aren't supposed to leave the lemon juice in your hair, and as it is acidic it dries your hair out. Maybe you didn't use enough to see the effects though.


i was just little when my mam used to do it i was bald until i was almost 3 then over night grew long blonde hair and my mam used to use lemon to keep it really blonde in summer, i barely remember it but i was like a wasp magnet

Posted 2 June 2011
jes
Model
jes
PerfectlyCat

Lemon juice, especially if your hair is blonde! It gives it a nice lustre and shine without being heavy or greasy!


Noooo!  That is so bad for your hair!!!! 

A good diet helps, good conditioner, not washing it too frequently and changing the products you use now and again.
Posted 2 June 2011
probabily no use to humans but with dogs raw eggs, milk and/or vegitable oil give there hair shine
ratsx

Posted 3 June 2011
to be honest ur best bet... is leave it for couple days let it get rele greasy(i know its skanky but natural oils is sooo good for ur hair).. then get a good deep conditioner...( even go to the salon... do not by cheap one wont be very good) then leave it on ur hair for good few hours with shower cap on and now and then apply ur hair dryer to it .... pretty much same thing as the salons do! x

Posted 7 July 2011
BaileyK
Model
BaileyK
Klouise1992

to be honest ur best bet... is leave it for couple days let it get rele greasy(i know its skanky but natural oils is sooo good for ur hair).. then get a good deep conditioner...( even go to the salon... do not by cheap one wont be very good) then leave it on ur hair for good few hours with shower cap on and now and then apply ur hair dryer to it .... pretty much same thing as the salons do! x


Not always good as a build up of sebum can bugger your hair up!
x
Posted 7 July 2011
SarahTakahashi
Photographer
SarahTakahashi
I dunno much about different makes of shampoos/conditioners as I have good hair so i can use the cheap stuff from Asda. Buy some cinditioner and leave it in your hair for an hour and put a ripped plastic bag on top too keep the moisture in. I had to do that too restore my hair as a teenager after bleaching it too much. I use a decent hair dye for my red hair
Posted 7 July 2011
Try changing your shampoo and conditioner regularly, i always chop and change mine and normally use two different kinds. as i found using the same shampoo and conditioner all the time made my hair go dull its great for the first couple of washes but after that no, Are you washing your hair every day, that may be stripping your hair of its natural oils I wash mine every second day. Never use 2in1 shampoos and conditioners. They leave a coating on your hair. And make sure you rinse well.
And like some one said above Do your last couple of rinses in Cold water. it seals your hair making in smooth and shiny. And once week use a hair masque/conditioner.
Also watch your diet. if your diet has gone to pot it can play havoc with your hair and nails.  Like not eating enough can deprive your hair of essential nutrients.

There is also a few home remedies that you can try that you may have in your cupboards.  Beer applecider vinegar, avocado, banana, olive oil, eggs. You could make a masque with the avocados and egg.  But i agree with the lemon thing. i though that would dry your hair out.

I just use two different kinds of shampoo and conditioner and change them all the time and always rinse in cold water. I have rinsed my hair in beer and vinegar before just dont like smell they leave afterwards lol.
Posted 8 July 2011
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