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Hair Care Techniques For Shiny Healthy Hair

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Haircare is not always a hot topic. There are constant trends about skincare but how about hair care?

They say that hair is the crowning glory.  It’s literally on top of your head and it will elevate any look.

That’s why when it comes to makeup and fashion, hair and makeup always go together.

I am writing this article when I came across this short video on Tiktok of a woman with such magnificent glorious hair-honest to goodness, it’s the most beautiful hair I’ve ever seen!

And the good news is, she shared how she achieved her luscious locks.

Photo Credit: @Lilly, Tiktok

Here’s the link to her account.

According to Lilly Van Brooklyn, these are the steps on how she achieved her shiny glorious hair.

Tip # 1: cut 10cm off your hair

According to Glamour Magazine, cutting your hair will make it grow healthier eliminating the fact that hair would split, usually at the ends.

Note that you should trim your hair every two months.

Tip # 2:  moisturize your hair

Apply Coconut + Argan oil treatment every two weeks. Here’s a great choice from Amazon: 

Photo Credit: Amazon

Tip # 3:  do scalp massage

According to Lilly Van Brooklyn, doing scalp massage during every bath is essential. Why is that? A scalp massage will distribute the scalp oils in your hair, making it shiny and smooth. Here’s a scalp massager from Amazon.

This MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush is made of soft thick silicone bristles that stimulate blood flow to the scalp and oil glands. Not to mention, a scalp massage is a great way to de-stress! It has an easy-grip so you don’t need anyone’s help to do it.

Photo Credit: Amazon

Tip #4:  use silk pillowcases

Here’s a link to an article we wrote about The Many Benefits of Silk Pillowcases, but to give you an overview, cotton, and other fabrics damage the hair as it causes more friction. Also, silk pillowcases do not absorb moisture from your hair.

On to my next point, you should definitely forego using towels to dry your hair if you want gorgeous locks. You should be using a cotton t-shirt as a towel. This practice is also followed in the Curly Hair Method.

The towels that we’re used to are actually abrasive for our hair. Yikes! Here’s a silk pillowcase that you can get on Amazon – ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase for Hair and Skin.

Tip # 5: add B vitamins to your diet

Photo Credit: Amazon

One of the best-known and proven vitamins for hair growth Biotin. Which is a B-vitamin. You see, when taking care of your hair you should address it both externally and internally. When it comes to hair care, it’s not enough that you nourish it from the inside you should also nourish them from the inside by taking the right supplements.

Tip #6:  use rice water for growth

Okay, this is tricky as some consider it gross.  However, it’s a trending haircare tip that actually works. It’s cheap yet very efficient! Here’s how to make your rice water for growth:

  1. Get ½ cup of uncooked rice.
  2. Rinse once or twice in running water. Thoroughly.
  3. Place the washed rice in a bowl with 2–3 cups of water.
  4. Leave the mixture to soak for 30 minutes.
  5. Strain the rice water into a spray bottle.

Spritz your hair with rice water, from your scalp then massage it for 5 minutes or more.

This step stimulates growth and strengthens your hair. It also increases hair elasticity and bounce.

Wash your hair like you normally with your shampoo after leaving the rice water in your hair for 5 minutes. You can do this once or twice a week.

Tip # 7:  use no heat for four months

This means no blow-drying, curling, or ironing. I promise you this sacrifice is worth it!

Tip # 8:  eat healthy food

Eat more of these foods according to @Lilly on TikTok:

  • Cinnamon for blood circulation
  • Nuts, Almond, Walnut, Cashew (foods for healthy hair)
  • Blueberries (antioxidants)
  • Oysters (selenium and zinc)
  • Salmon (omega3 fatty acids)
  • Spinach (iron and folate)
  • Avocado (vitamin E),
  • Sweet peppers (vitamin C)

And lastly, these are the shampoos and conditioners that @Lilly uses in her shower routine:

Raw Shea Butter Silicone Free Conditioner  and Shea  butter moisture retention shampoo:

Photo Credit: Amazon

This silicone-free conditioner transforms dry and damaged hair into beautifully moisturized hair.

Kerastase Aura Botanica

Photo Credit:

She uses the one for dry hair which I cannot find on Amazon.  However, if you have color-treated hair this should definitely work for you.

In conclusion

There you have it:  the secret to soft, shiny, and healthy hair according to @Lilly on TikTok. If ever you read this one of these days @Lilly,  your hair is stunning!

Your dedication to maintaining your gorgeous locks is truly commendable.

Hair Care is just the same as skincare.  It is something that you should also prioritize. It can make or break any look! Bring out your hair’s true beauty and give it the nourishment that it needs with these tips.

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