How should you care for your hair to make it beautiful, shiny and smooth? Preferably, you should turn to nature, reaching for products that have zero chemicals and artificial fillers that don’t do much except for clumping the hair and weighing it down. Discover 4 natural solutions that offer an effective alternative to all common styling products. Do you already know them?

There are many ways that can help you smooth your hair. There are also numerous treatments that promote gloss. For example, you can use a flat iron to smooth out the cuticles and then use a styling spray to create the silky finish. But a hair spray usually contains silicones that can make hair stringy and deprived of volume, which isn’t the exact effect most ladies intend to create. Hence, natural methods for smooth and shiny hair are not only a better solution but also – luckily! – are slowly getting more and more popular. Go on reading to learn four damage-free treatments that will make your hair look gorgeous.


1. Hair Oil Treatment

The easiest way to make hair stronger, softer and lustrous is use of plant oils. Those all-natural cosmetics not only deliver nutrients but also (or maybe most of all) rebuild the natural protective coating around the hair – the one that locks water. The same coating promotes smoothness, softness and gloss. To enjoy these effects, you need to apply a chosen oil – or an oil blend – to towel-dried hair, let it sit for at least an hour and then take the oil off your hair with your favorite shampoo. The best plant-oils used for this treatment are: argan oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, almond oil and jojoba oil. 

2. Gelatin Hair Lamination Treatment

Another highly effective way that can get you smoother and shiner strands is gelatin hair lamination treatment. The home version of this popular in-salon procedure involves using gelatin. No matter which option you choose, the effect should be satisfying. The main idea is to apply a protein-rich substance to the hair to add more body and fill in the gaps and cracks that damaged hair has on its surface. As a result, the damage is repaired, and therefore hair gets stronger, less brittle and fuller-looking. To get the best results, you need to wash the hair and later apply a warm mixture of gelatin and oil to the strands. You can rinse it after 30 minutes but you can let it sit longer if you have more time.

3. Homemade Hair Masks

What are other at-home treatments for better-looking hair? Homemade hair masks, of course! The recipes for DIY hair masks are countless, which is the only difficulty they pose, which is choosing the right one. A homemade hair mask can be formulated with plant-based oils, fruits or other natural-origin ingredients such as plain yogurt or moisturizing honey. The constituents of your home hair care product should be selected according to your hair’s current needs. Only in this way your at-home hair-appearance-improving treatment will bring the best effects. The bad news is that no home hair mask will deliver you all its benefits after just one application – you need to use it regularly to pump more nutrients into the hair, and eventually see the difference.

4. Be gentle with your hair

Lastly, an issue that is often neglected, yet it’s crucial if you want your hair to be beautiful, smooth and lustrous. It’s all about how gentle you are with your strands. Therefore, if smoothness and softness are your goals, you must be gentle to the strands. No harsh washing, no rubbing against a rough towel, no pulling on the hair while combing. You should also think about using a heat protection product if you heat style your hair often. High temperatures that flat iron and curling tongs give off deprive the hair of hydration. That’s why you need to protect the hair and be gentle to it to make it shiny, healthy and smooth.

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