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9 Easy Tips for Getting Ultra Shiny and Smoother Hair

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Here’s How You can Get Ultra Shiny, Smooth and Healthier Hair

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1. Wash your hair twice a week

Hair wash atleast twice a week is recomended by every dermatologist no matter you go out or stay indoors. Our scalp has a natural property of producing a type of oil called sebum on our scalp which makes our hair and scalp look oily after 2 or 3 days of a hair wash. Many of oily scalp friends know it how!

This sebum inturn attracts all the dirt in the air making your scalp dirty even if you are indoors. If Left uncared, this may be welcoming your future dandruff friend. So never forget to wash your hair twice a week with a leisure for indoor people, atleast once per 3 or 4 days.

2. Use a clarifying shampoo

A clarifying shampoo is your best companion if you have oily scalp. This basically does its job by removing the debris built up on your scalp, giving a refreshig feel with shiny and manageable hair. People who have colored their hairs should not use clarifying shampoo as the actives in them can damage your hair color.

This cannot be your regular shampoo for daily use, since on regularity it can dry your scalp and inturn can make your scalp produce more oil, unsing this shampoo 2 times a month and on days with a lot of dust and dirt is generally recomended.

Neutrogena Shampoo Color Safe, Clarify & Shine with Pink GrapeFruit


Aveeno Clarify & Shine Shampoo, 354ml


REGULAR SHAMPOO: Head & Shoulders, Anti-Hairfall, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo


Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Shampoo 


3. Give a final rinse with cold water

This might look different for you but trust me, it works magic on your scalp. Coldwater generally preserves natural oils and gives your hair a shiny look. Scientificallly, cold water when used as a final rinse, closes the cuticles and as a result locks the moisture giving our hair a glossy and smooth finish.

You must try this atleast once in your lifetime and feel the wonders this simple step is going to give to your hair.

4. Never ever use hard water on your scalp

Hard water basically contains minerals like magnesium and calcium, which sits on your hair and produces a film. This may prevent the moisture of the shampoo or the mask to enter into thehair strands. As a result, hair turns very dry and frizzy making it unmanageable. On regularity it may even lead to hair breakage and loss.

So, make sure to use soft water on your hair. If only water available to you is hard, try using Tap Filters, Hardwater Softeners, Nourishing Hair Masks and Clarifying Shampoos.

Bodywise Chelate Water Softener with Water Hardness Test Strip for Women 500ml

water softner

Avimee Herbal Instant Water Softener

water softner

Tap Filter for Hard water 

water filter

Shower Head Filter for Hard water 


5. Do not use a 2 in 1 shampoo, Instead go for a shampoo and conditioner separately

You cannot Moisturize and strip off debris from your scalp at a time. Using 2 in 1 shampoo basically means that you are trying to strrip of the dirt and moisturize your scalp at the same time and thats not going to work. So use a decent shampoo which only focuses on cleaning your scalp and not on anything else like fragrance etc., and use a conditioner which only focuses on conditioning.

You can use shampoos based on your preferances if you have any concern like hairfall or dandruff. Never ever go for baby shampoos thinking them to be mild, they are extremely mild and cannot even help in removing thee buildups in mature scalps, which may inturn cause dandruff.

6. Use a nourishing hair mask once a week

A hair mask is something which we usually do not care of. But its really importaint as a conditioner or serum which is in your regular hair care routine. Generally a nourishing hair mask is adviced. But for peoples with concerns like dandruff, hairfall and others purchase based on it.

Hair masks irrespective of the concern it is made for can be very nourishing and adds hyration and moisture your hair. Go for hair masks with good barrier strengthening actives like amino acids, squalane and natural oils like olive and coconut.

Minimalist Maleic Bond Repair Complex 5% Hair Mask


Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Deep Conditioner Packet, 2.1 Ounce

hair mask

7. Use serum every time post hair wash on damp hair

Applying serums are the best way to make your hair glossy and shiny immediately. Some serums can keep your hair shiner for longer time than you think. These are usually adviced to use on damp hair, which is 90% dry so that it can lock moisrture and helps maintain your hair shiny for longer time. Unlike oils, they are not sticky and will give you smooth and manageable hair.

There is a very good technique which a lot of people do follow for better hair and even do I. For best results, add one to two drops of serum in your palm and apply it to your hair, working from the middle to the ends of your strands. Do not apply serum on your scalp.

Streax Hair Serum for Women & Men


Livon Serum for Women & Men


8. Never skip a heat protectant

Heat protectants contain ingredients like humectants and amino acts which basically coats your hair as a insulator, only allowing a minimal amount of heat to pass through it inturn protecting your hair from damage. This is necessary if you are a person using heat styling tools since heat can completely damage our hair irrespective of all the other cares like serums, conditioners and masks.

BBlunt Hot Shot Heat Protection Mist 

heat protectant

Heat Protectant Spray For Hair – Thermal Protector Up To 450ºF

heat protectant

9. Alternate your conditioner with a hair mask and feel the magic

After a good shampooing, try using a hair mask instead of a conditioner on your hair and rinse it off again with cold water for that extra moisture and shine. Hair masks usually contain more oils which is a boon for drry hair people. Masks are usually reparative treatments which can penetrate to give a healthier and glowy hair frrom within with all of its nutrients unlike a conditioner which focuses only on smoothening only from outside.


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