How to use aloe vera and apple cider vinegar* rinses to increase the sheen in your natural hair
The best way to use these rinses is to dilute them in 2 cups of water and pour the mixture over your hair as a final rinse of your wash day.
To make an aloe vera rinse, you can take 1/4 cup of aloe vera juice* and mix it with 2 cups of water. To make an apple cider vinegar rinse, you can take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar* and also mix this with 2 cups of water. This rinse also allow your hair to be more receptive to moisture.
3. Shine Pomades
Shine pomades are great shine boosters during the fall and winter months, where the weather can be really cool. Shine pomades are usually transparent to lightly colored with a base of a butter (such as shea butter*, mango butter, avocado butter, etc.) or petroleum and mineral oil*. They are usually mixed with an assortment of oils such olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, and many others.
How to use shine pomades to increase the sheen and shine in natural hair
Shine pomades are best used as a sealant on damp and wet hair. Many ladies also uses small amounts of pomade on straightened to to decrease reversion and to add shine to the hair. A little goes a long way, so try to not be really heavy handed if you tend to be so with hair products.
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is used as a shine and sheen booster worldwide. From South Asia to the Caribbean, coconut oil appears in many hair regimens of not only women, but men as well.
Coconut oil* is a light, colorless oil that solidifies in cooler temperatures due to the high amounts of saturated fat (triglycerides) that it contains.
It is also considered to be the only oil that fully penetrates the hair strand and provides moisture to the hair. Due to it being a light oil and providing moisture, many low density and fine haired women choose to use coconut oil as a moisturizer
How to use coconut oil to increase sheen and shine
Coconut oil can be used in any part of your hair regimen to increase shine, but the best way to use coconut oil* is as a sealant, in a leave in, hot oil treatments, or in a spritz.
You can also use coconut oil on wet, damp, or dry hair. It is truly a versatile oil that can really increase the shine factor in your hair.
What do you use to increase the bling in your hair? Let us know below!
Originally posted 2015-03-31 15:00:39.