How to Have Smooth and Shiny Hair

If you want to have smooth and shiny hair, you need to take care of it both internally and externally. In addition to hair treatments, your diet plays a key role in your hair's health.
How to Have Smooth and Shiny Hair
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Written by Solimar Cedeño

Last update: 25 May, 2022

Although not all women pay a lot of attention to their appearance, some women want to have smooth and shiny hair. They may spend a lot of time on it. However, sometimes they might be using the wrong products.

It’s important to maintain a natural beauty routine if you want to achieve your goal and have a healthy and vibrant life. You should always take care of your hair because you expose it to sunlight, sweat and pollution. In addition, you have to be careful to not abuse chemicals, like hair dyes and smoothing treatments.If you use these products too much, it could cause unwanted side effects.

After all, hair is part of the image you give the world because it represents aesthetics and health. There are home treatments you can use to give your hair body and volume. These can range from masks to special shampoos.

If you want to have smooth and shiny hair, you’ll see changes with our tips. Don’t miss out, and start giving your hair the attention it deserves!

A Good Diet Is the Key for Smooth and Shiny Hair

A good diet is important to have smooth and shiny hair.

An important key is to follow a balanced dietYour food should provide you with vitamins and minerals that give your hair body.

Additionally, it’s important to include foods in your diet that have a high amount of vitamin B6, fatty acids and proteins. You can get these nutrients by eating almonds, tuna, bananas, eggs, milk and tomatoes.

Also, balanced diets helps you grow healthy and strong hair. Therefore, if you don’t have any food allergies or intolerances, you shouldn’t leave these out of your diet.

Conditioner and Chemical-Free Shampoo

Natural conditioner to have smooth and shiny hair.

Some products that you use every day are made with irritating chemicals. These products eventually damage and irritate your scalp, causing serious consequences.

If you want smooth and shiny hair, you should try to avoid using these products too much. When buying shampoo or conditioner, choose ones that don’t have chemicals like sulfate, salt or parabens.

Additionally, avoid beauty products that contain alcohol. They weaken your hair fiber and to make your hair look weak and dull. In addition, they dry out your hair, depriving it of the natural oils that your scalp produces.

Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often

Your cuticles need care because it’s exposed to pollutants, then suffers its consequences. If you want smooth and shiny hair, you shouldn’t wash it every day. If you do, you’ll affect your scalp’s health, making it dull and brittle.

Washing your hear wears it out. To take care of it, we recommend washing in cold water. Also, make sure to use shampoo that makes your hair soft and shiny, and massage it in with circular motions. That way, you’ll be able to stimulate the growth and production of natural oils that naturally make your hair shine.

If you choose to use a conditioner, remember that you should always apply it to the tips to avoid making your roots look greasy.

Don’t Rub Your Hair When Drying It

Woman with smooth and shiny hair.

Once you finish washing your hair, you shouldn’t rub or squeeze it too roughly. In fact, this can kink your hair, which prevents you from keeping it smooth and shiny.

When your hair is damp, get rid of the knots with a comb, preferably a large-tooth one. Start from the roots until the tips. We recommend combing in sections, then adding leave-in conditioner as you go.

Then, continue combing until you’re sure that the product has been districted evenly. Once you’re done, let it air dry. However, if you have a cold or it’s winter and you don’t want to, that’s fine. Remember, you can adapt these tips to your personal needs and preferences.

Natural Masks for Smooth and Shiny Hair

Sometimes, you need to take care of the way your hair looks using masks. There are natural treatments that are very easy and simple.Also, since they’re homemade, they offer tons of benefits to achieve smooth and shiny hair.

Coconut and olive oil are the most common ones. Being rich in nutrients, they help strengthen your hair by nourishing it.In addition, they help give your hair body and volume. To use it, you can use two tablespoons of coconut or olive oil.

  • Heat the oil by rubbing it in your hands until it warms up.
  • Then, massage it into your scalp and let it sit for a few minutes. Next, wash your hair with shampoo. It’s important to remind you that you can do this treatment twice per week.

There are lots of ways to strengthen your hair. To keep it that way, you should always pamper it with a beauty routine that takes care of it permanently. This way, you will always have smooth and shiny hair.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.