My 3 Secrets to Silky, Shiny Hair
I have very-very long hair (just a couple inches shy of my waist) and You all know that I’m obsessed with natural health… You don’t have to sacrifice being beautiful just because you’ve gone natural! You can be natural and beautiful too!
My hair is dark brown, nearly black and it been over 2 years since I’ve used any toxic substance on my hair. Yes that includes not coloring my hair either… Yes Gasp, I’m letting my gray hair grow in naturally and I’m so proud of my choice. Everyone thinks I have highlights 😉
Since my hair is long and dark… I focus on keeping it shiny and tangle-free. I’ve researched all the different natural methods to natural hair care… Tried all the different forms of “no-poo” (aka no shampoo) and several natural commercially produced shampoos and conditioners. Everyone is different and I’ve found 3 things to keep my hair looking amazing while natural…
1. Comb my dry hair before washing with a natural wood comb. Your hair is at its most fragile state when wet, so I like to get out any tangles before I wash.. And using a natural wood comb helps to distribute oils throughout your hair, which keeps it healthier. I only use natural wood comb or boar bristle brushes on my hair.
2. Wash my hair with Kirk’s Castile Bar Soap, which is also my body and face wash soap also! I just rub the bar in my hands and rub on my roots, I don’t wash the length of my hair… Just the roots. Then rinse well…
3. Use diluted organic white vinegar as a conditioning rinse, leave on your hair a little while then rinse out. (Just don’t get it in your eyes and don’t worry the vinegar smell will dissipate when your hair drys) My recipe for dilution is from trial and error as to what works best for my hair, I keep vinegar in a recycled pump bottle in the shower, I pump 10 times into a recycled ketchup bottle and then fill with water, shake and pour over my hair.
My silky-shiny hair secrets are also super cheap!
Hi there…thank you for this post. How many times do you wash your hair a week or month?
I wash my hair daily when I shower.
I had a little chuckle when you mentioned your ‘highlights’ lol. I wanted to share that I have recently started using all natural henna and indigo to dye my hair. I order the products online and it is a completely safe (except if you happen to have an allergy to these plant based products) and all natural alternative to nasty chemical dyes. The combination of henna and indigo produces a dark brown colour on your brown hairs and a deep reddish tone on your lighter/gray hairs. I absolutely love it and will never go back to traditional hair dye again.
Amy – I used Henna and really liked it – but I don’t want to fight the gray growth line, I’m far too lazy to keep up with the maintenance 🙂 I joke that I only get my hair cut once a year because I hate maintenance!!
I would like to know where do you normally find this soap or where I could expect to find it normally, because I don’t think I have seen it before.
If you click the link in the post you can purchase it online- some Walmart stores carry it too.
Good to know! I’ve been doing no-poo for about 6 months now and can’t seem to get it right. Since I have curly hair, I’m used to combing in the shower, but will have to try before to see if that helps. My scalp has been dry yet greasy feeling lately…no fun 🙁
Glad to have found you!