4 DIY Home Treatments for Shinier Hair

shiny hair

Achieving glossy hair has never been easier. With these products, which you may already have at home, you learn how to get shinier hair like never before.

Shiny hair may seem little more than a wish as it’s often difficult to find a product that gives us our desired result. However, with so many chemicals hidden in many fancy hair products that promise to change the appearance of your hair, you may be adding more damage to the equation.

We’ve gathered the ultimate list that’ll bring your gorgeous locks back to life and that will teach you how to get shinier hair. The best part is that you may already have many of these products at home!

Transform with coconut oil

coconut oil

If what you’re aiming for is a natural yet glossy result, then you may want to incorporate coconut oil into your weekly routine. This product is sold at many grocery stores and is very affordable. With the use of coconut oil, you’ll achieve the type of hair that you see in shampoo commercials—and isn’t this what we all want?

The application process behind this ancient secret doesn’t require much effort, and below we’ll share the details with you.

Step 1: Keep in mind that it doesn’t matter if your hair is clean or dirty for this DIY; either way, it works! Start by applying the coconut oil all over the hair, but leave out the roots. One of the things we love to do, and has given us even better results, is to apply two coats instead of one. Right after we finish, we create a simple bun on the top of our head and secure it with a clip.

Step 2: Leave the oil on the hair to soak in for about two hours. Then, rinse it thoroughly with lukewarm water and apply shampoo and conditioner. Once you’re done, style your hair and allow for the shine to speak for itself!

Nourish with an avocado


There isn’t anything as delicious as an avocado, but did you know that this tasty fruit has magical and natural ingredients that’ll transform your hair? When we first came across this trick, we were dealing with very dull hair.

However, applying an avocado paste to on our hair yielded not only shining hair, but also hair that felt healthy!

Step 1: Slice a big avocado into two pieces, place the chunks in a bowl and mash the chunks with a fork until you have a paste with the consistency of guacamole.

Step 2: Unless your hair is oily, apply the avocado paste to your hair, including the roots. Massage the creamy paste thoroughly.

Step 3: Wrap your hair into a bun, and secure it with a clip. Allow the avocado to work its magic for about three hours. Then, wash your hair as you normally would.

After washing your hair, you’ll notice a positive improvement in the overall shine of your locks as well as the quality of the hair’s texture. Remember that you’re not only using this natural treatment to give your hair more life, but to also nourish your beautiful locks!

Treat dull and weak hair with yogurt


Have you ever had to deal with your hair falling out in large quantities? This has happened to most of us, but there is one secret that’ll help you to improve your hair’s strength and shine. More than ever, natural yogurt is used for many at-home treatments, including facials.

Yogurt can even be used to revive dull hair? Here’s how:

Step 1: In a mixing bowl, add one cup of yogurt and three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Mix these together until the oil dissolves into the yogurt.

Step 2: Apply the yogurt thoroughly, including to the roots of your hair. Don’t be afraid to add more coats if your hair is particularly dry.

Step 3: Secure your hair in a high bun, and allow the yogurt and extra virgin olive oil mixture to work its magic for approximately 45 minutes.

Step 4: Wash your hair thoroughly, and shampoo and condition as you normally would.

The results are immediate, and the best part is that you’re giving your entire scalp a treatment that’ll prevent hair loss. This treatment can be applied three times a week.

Make your hair more luxuriant with mayonnaise


Local actress Sam Pinto swears with the wonders of mayonnaise on her long black jet hair. With so many antioxidants hidden in this common household product, you may want to give good ol’ mayo’ a try! However, don’t believe everything you hear. Even people with oily roots can use mayonnaise on their hair. What you don’t want to do if you have oily hair is to apply the product to the roots of your hair.

Step 1: Leaving out the roots, apply mayonnaise to your hair.

Step 2: Bring your hair up into a high bun, and wrap it with saran wrap. This will help your hair to absorb the moisture and ingredients that make mayonnaise so amazing. Leave your hair like this for approximately 30 minutes.

Step 3: Wash your hair thoroughly, and shampoo and condition as you normally would.

Sometimes, it’s not necessary to treat your hair to harsh chemicals at fancy salons. Within the convenience of your home, there will always be all-natural products that can help you to achieve amazing hair for a fraction of the price. Keep in mind that you always have to use a heat protectant before applying any heat. Doing so, will prevent for your hair from burning or falling out.

Give any of these ultimate tips a try, and you’ll notice an amazing difference as with others. How do you feel about all-natural products for your hair? Share your comments with us!

Vance Madrid

Freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, social media manager, events coordinator, scriptwriter, film buff, wanderlust and certified foodie. Zealous for a keyboard and new experiences, I wish to live and learn through my writing.