Long and shiny hair is a beautiful sight to watch. Unfortunately, this beautiful sight is getting a rare treat for eyes because most of us struggle with split ends, dry hair, rough hair, frizzy hair or oily hair on a daily basis which is generally triggered by pollution, harsh chemicals, poor diet and stressful lifestyle. The alluring advertisements on TV make us believe that only those super expensive hair care glossy bottles have the panacea for all our hair vows.
Obviously, we think twice before buying such expensive products and generally end up avoiding any buys which cause a bomb on our pockets. The good news is that some nice home remedies are quite effective in taking good care of our hair without damaging them and without burning a hole in our pocket. Sure, these home remedies are a bit messy and time consuming but that is not a big price as compared to the returns they give to you in terms of long and glossy hair.
Effective Home Remedies For Long And Shiny Hair
Hibiscus Flowers And Leaves
Take a handful of Hibiscus leave and a couple of flowers. Wash them well and grind them in a mixer with some water to make thick paste. Massage this mixture in well oiled hair. Leave for 30 minutes. While rinsing with plain water, gently massage on your scalp and then rinse. You can also use some mild shampoo for removing excess oil.
Fuller’s Earth And Yogurt
Take half a cup of yogurt and mix in it two tablespoons of fuller’s earth powder. Add some water to make a thick and smooth paste. Soak this paste overnight. In the morning wash your hair with this paste.
Wet your hair and massage this thick paste on the scalp first and then on entire hair. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Wash off with plain water. Do not use shampoo after using this homemade shampoo. You can increase or decrease the quantity of components as per your hair type and length.
Gram Flour And Buttermilk
Another effective homemade shampoo for growing hair into a thick and glossy mane. Soak two tablespoons of gram flour in a glass of buttermilk overnight. Wash your hair with this paste in the morning.
Don’t shampoo your hair in case you feel them greasy. Next day, repeat the same procedure. Soon, you will get an idea about the quantity of buttermilk or gram flour as per your hair’s needs.
Soak a cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning, make a smooth paste by grinding them with some water. Apply this hair mask on your entire scalp and hair.
If you have dandruff then you can add a lemon’s juice and if your hair are dry them you can add a cup of yogurt for deep conditioning hair. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
Hair Oil Massage
Before using any of the above mentioned hair packs, make sure your oil your hair well. By oiling your hair well, we do not mean putting a lot of hair into your hair.
Just take some oil, warm it and apply on your entire scalp with the help of a cotton swab. Then comb your hair well and massage your scalp in gentle circular motion. This will ensure proper distribution of oil in your hair and scalp.