Don’t we all desire to have healthy, smooth and silky hair all day long? But that just seems like a dream for the majority of us.
The environmental substance, heating appliance, colouring, bleaching, genes and more leaves our hair with nothing more than frizzy, dry and dull hair.
The only moment we can feel our hair is at its best is after a salon treatment. But honestly, you can’t visit a salon every day. So you might be wondering is it possible to get silky hair without visiting the salon at home? Well, the answer is yes.
In this article, I’m going to list down all the steps on how you can get beautiful hair at home without costing you a lot of money. Along with that, I will also add tips and tricks you can follow every day to keep the hair smooth and damage-free.
9 Effective Ways To Get Smooth Hair at Home
1. Olive Oil Massage
Hair needs nourishment and having a hot oil massage once every week is a great way to keep the blood circulation going along with keeping the hair smooth and healthy.
This also helps you de-stress your mind along with providing the essential oils the scalp and hair needs. Oiling helps in preventing dry and dull hair. Due to which it is recommended to not skip oiling once a week.
Here are the steps on how to use olive oil for smooth hair:
- Add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil to a bowl.
- Heat the oil for about a few seconds and it should be slightly warm.
- Start massaging your scalp using fingertips for 15 minutes.
- Leave it for about 20-30 minutes.
- Then wash your hair in cold water using a mild shampoo.
Other than olive oil, some of the most useful oils for hair are coconut oil, castor, sweet almond, lavender, jojoba, rosemary and more.
2. Banana Mask
Banana is an ingredient that contains vitamins, potassium, carbohydrates and natural oils. All these elements work great in smoothing the hair. Banana has antioxidant potential that assists in fighting free radicals.
Creating a hair mask using bananas will be a great way to moisturize and nourish your dry hair.
Steps to create Banana hair mask
- Mash one banana in a bowl
- Add 2 drops of Lavender essential oil and stir it well.
- Apply this paste from roots to ends properly on your hair and cover your hair using a shower cap.
- Leave the mask for about 30 minutes.
- Now wash your hair with cold water and then apply conditioner.
3. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel is a great way to restore damaged skin cells present on the scalp as it contains enzymes. The elements present in aloe vera can help make the hair smoother. This can also be used as a conditioner as it’s a source of keratin that reduces dandruff and dullness. Giving you healthy and smooth hair.
Here is how you can make this mask:
- Take an Aloe vera and scoop out the gel into a bowl.
- Blend that gel until it becomes a paste
- After blending add about 2 tablespoons of water into the gel
- Apply this paste onto your hair and leave it for half an hour.
- Wash the hair using cold water.
Eggs are considered a saviour for dry and dull hair. They provide hair moisture and nourishment it craves, as they contain high levels of proteins. They are also filled with Vitamin D, A, E which are great for improving texture and bringing shine to hair.
Here is how you can make an egg hair mask:
- Take an egg in a bowl
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey and olive oil
- Whisk all the ingredients in the bowl together until a smooth mixture
- Apply it on the scalp followed by the entire length of hair
- Let it sit for about 20-25 minutes.
- Apply a shower cap to avoid any stains
- Wash it off well using cold water use a shampoo that is sulphate-free
- Follow it with a conditioner.
Another way to use eggs for smooth hair is by mixing about 2 to 3 eggs in a bowl. Add about 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice in the bowl, it helps in reducing the smell of egg.
Then beat them until it is frothy. After that, directly apply it to the hair starting from the scalp to the tips. Use a shower cap to cover the hair then rinse with cold water. This is also a great way to use eggs for smooth hair.
The egg yolk carries fat which makes the hair softer. Certain fatty acids are found to provide necessary moisture that repairs damaged hair. Using an egg-based hair mask regularly can help in making your hair more healthy, smooth and shiny.
yoghurt has vitamins that are essential for hair. Not only does it restore damaged hair but it also hydrates them. yoghurt contains lactic acid that removes dead skin cells, dandruff, frizz and from the scalp leaving the hair smooth and moisturized.
Here are the steps on how you can use yoghurt for healthy hair:
- Add one cup of yoghurt to a bowl
- Apply two tablespoons of olive oil
- Add Lavender Essential oil about 4 drops
- Mix all the ingredients and apply them to the length of the hair
- Keep it for 20 minutes and rinse it off using a shampoo with cold water.
All these hair masks are a great way to keep your hair healthy and smooth at home. All of them are easy to make with common ingredients which can be easily found in your kitchen.
Now that we have talked about solutions for smoothness, let’s talk about the simple tips and tricks you can follow every day for healthy and smooth hair.
6. Rinse With Cold Water
It’s always better to wash hair using cold water as it controls frizz, breakage and pesky flyaways of hair. It ensures keeping the scalp clean and closes the pores which help in preventing oil, grease and hair.
Meanwhile, using hot water for hair wash can cause a reduction of natural oils present in the hair causing excessive dryness. A dry scalp can lead to further issues like dandruff and itchiness making the scalp weak.
Therefore, it is better to use cold water for hair wash.
Blotting is a great way to dry wet hair without causing damage. When the hair is wet they are extremely fragile and rubbing a towel can cause damage and hair-fall due to which it is always better to use a bolt instead of just rubbing the towel on hair.
So before coming out of the shower, take the excess water out of your hair by gently squeezing it. Take sections of hair to avoid any twisting motions and run hand down vertically to the portions for removing water.
Then with light pressure take a portion of hair pressing through a towel from both sides. Start from the roots followed by the tip of the hair. Don’t rub or squeeze wet hair with too much pressure as it can cause split ends and frizz to your hair.
By the following blotting for drying hair can help you protect hair from damage allowing it to dry smoothly.
8. Use a good hair serum
Just Organic shampoo and conditioner are not enough to keep hair healthy. It is essential to add a serum into the hair routine to protect hair from damage. Hair serum helps in providing extra care to your hair.
As per the hair type, curly, dry, oily and more various serums are present. This serum contains an essential oil that helps in removing frizz, dryness and dullness from hair. Serums are also great at preventing any damage caused to hair due to heating tools, straighteners and others.
Applying a serum keeps the hair safe from damage, beautiful and smooth.
9. Avoid over washing your hair
Hair doesn’t require a wash every day. We may think by washing hair every day will clean the hair but in reality, over washing just makes the hair weaker.
Over-washing does nothing but takes away all the necessary oils from the scalp along with important moisture from the length and tips. Which can make the hair extremely dry causing frizz, flyaways, dandruff and more.
Therefore, it is recommended to pick the day in a week and stick to that day in terms of washing your hair. A hair washes twice a week is considered good.
What should I do to make my hair smooth overnight?
Apply warm oil on your scalp and length’s of hair. Leave it overnight and wash next morning with cold water followed by a shampoo and conditioner.
Should I wash my hair everyday?
No, you shouldn’t wash your hair everyday. This can led to excessive dryness of scalp causing itchiness in the scalp.
I hope this article has been a good help in guiding you with what should be done and what shouldn’t for getting smooth hair at home.
The above-mentioned solutions are a great inexpensive way to treat your hair damage and bring back the smoothness we all crave in our hair.
Tell us in the comment section DIYs you use to get smooth hair.