5 tips to have shiny hair
Having shiny, supple and healthy-looking hair is a true symbol of beauty. To keep or obtain dream hair, there is no secret, you have to take care of your hair regularly.
Indeed, many factors in daily life can cause damaged, dull, lackluster, or even brittle hair . It is therefore essential to pamper them to keep them in good health.
Why does hair become dull?
The outer layer of hair (called the cuticle) is made up of scales assembled together. When hair is healthy, these scales look smooth and reflect light, so they are shiny.
Whereas for dull hair, these scales are pushed aside, lose keratin and absorb light instead of reflecting it.
Causes of dull hair
Hair can become dull due to various factors such as cold, pollution, UV rays from the sun, frequent wearing of hats, frequent use of heating appliances, too aggressive brushing, stress, nutritional deficiencies or even inadequate care.
Several signs can identify dull hair, for example, the presence of knots, lengths that are dry and rough to the touch (similar to straw), split ends , or quite simply the hair no longer has any shine and of shine.
To find shiny and nourished hair, a few beauty tips should be integrated into your daily routine:
1 Rinse your hair well with cold water
A good hair rinse is very essential. Hair that still has product residue is heavier, less voluminous and has a sticky appearance. It is therefore very important to rinse them carefully to eliminate them effectively.
Water temperature also impacts hair shine. When cold, it helps tighten the scales. The hair then becomes stronger, shinier and silkier.
2 Use natural treatments to restore shine
Whether dry, damaged, lacking in hydration, oily, colored or normal, dull hair requires appropriate care to shine again.
To make your hair shine , one of the best foods to use is lemon.
Indeed, this fruit brings shine to the hair thanks to its fruit acids which help smooth the scales. The hair thus reflects more light.
It is advisable to add the juice of a lemon to a liter of cold water, and to rinse your hair with this lemon water after washing.
Vinegar (white or cider) is also effective in restoring shiny hair. Its acidity helps smooth the scales of the hair fiber.
Vinegar can be used by adding it, in the form of a few drops, to your rinse after shampooing to benefit from its virtues.
Having a very acidic pH, vinegar has no impact on colored hair and therefore does not alter the color.
Finally, certain vegetable oils (coconut oil, hibiscus, broccoli) are beneficial for hydrating and giving shine to the hair. They can be used in the form of an oil bath or as a styling product.
3 Brush your hair regularly with care
Brushing your hair carefully every day is important to distribute the sebum secreted by the scalp along the lengths. This sebum acts as a sort of shield against external aggressions, while providing more shine. Brushing helps rid the hair of dust, pollution and dirt accumulated during the day.
Regarding the choice of brush, it is preferable to choose one with natural bristles (for example wild boar), because they are gentler on the scalp and hair.
4 Choosing the right hair products
Some everyday hair products, notably shampoo, tend to dull the hair if they are not adapted to the nature of the hair.
We must therefore take this criterion into account, and also ensure that these products do not contain chemical and toxic ingredients that could alter the quality of the hair.
In addition, to maintain shiny hair, hot air drying, blow-drying and repeated straightening should be avoided because they dry out and weaken the hair fiber.
5 Have a healthy and balanced diet
A healthy and balanced diet is essential for the health and appearance of hair. We must therefore promote:
- Fruits and vegetables for their vitamins, especially colorful ones (apricot, mango, tomato, carrot, pepper, etc.). They are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C, antioxidants that help protect hair from aging and loss of shine.
- Vegetable oils as well as fatty fish enriched with omega 3. These fatty acids help cleanse the scalp. Zinc also provides the same benefit, and helps prevent hair loss .
A healthy and cleansed scalp is essential for shiny hair.
- You should also favor foods rich in iron such as meats, tofu, lentils and even green beans. It allows oxygenation and nutrition of cells associated with healthy hair reproduction. An iron deficiency can cause hair to become dull and brittle.
- Finally, all B vitamins are essential for healthy, shiny hair. We must therefore favor whole grains and oilseeds (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, etc.) which are rich in them.
“Hair” food supplement from Délicure
In the event of a dietary deficiency, taking food supplements rich in vitamins is a very good solution for toning and strengthening the hair. They can help solve the problems of dull and brittle hair.
Délicure offers a food supplement “ Hair gummies ” that is vegan, natural, sugar-free and made in France. It comes in the form of gummies enriched with blueberry, vitamins (B6, B8, B9, B12 and E) and minerals (zinc and selenium) which contribute to maintaining normal and shiny hair.