5 Tips for Fuller, Smoother and Shinier Hair

In a recent study, a whopping 98% of women said that gorgeous hair makes them feel more confident. I feel that way, too, but using 1,000 different treatments isn’t easy as a busy mom. Fortunately, according to science, you can keep your hair shiny, healthy and breathtaking with these five hair secrets:

Girl with long hair

1. Brush Your Hair

Brushing hair isn’t just something teen girls do at slumber parties. This relaxing activity should be a regular part of your beauty routine (or as close to one as a mom with kids can get). The action of brushing is vital for hydrating hair strands since it spreads natural oils from your follicles all the way to your tips.

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2. Make a Nourishing Hair Mask

What’s not to love about treating your hair to completely natural ingredients? Here is my favorite DIY hair mask recipe:

2 Minute Ritual

The SoCal Hair Mask Extraordinaire:

This is ideal for damaged or dull hair. It combines energizing omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant-rich olive oil. For extra shine, replace avocado with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon honey

First, get your hair wet. Take some of the mixture in your fingertips and gently apply to your hair from bottom to top. Let the hair mask do its magic for 30 minutes before showering.

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3. Treat Wet Hair With Care

Whenever you apply haircare products, do it gently, even if you’re in a hurry. Start with your roots and work outward. Let your fingertips glide effortlessly through the strands without tugging. Also, be gentle when toweling off. Don’t tie your hair tightly with towels.

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4. Look for Naturally Healthy Haircare Ingredients

What you put on your hair makes a big difference for how brilliant, strong and full it looks. Here are my faves:

  • Honey extract: Honey can soothe irritated hair follicles, flakiness and itchiness. It’s a great ingredient for natural dandruff care.
  • Coconut oil: This luxurious oil penetrates deep into the scalp and hair strands, hydrating your hair and protecting it from sun damage.
  • Avocado oil: Like whole avocado, this rich oil is a wonderful conditioner for shine, giving your hair plenty of vitamins B and E.
  • Seaweed extracts: These exotic stars control oiliness and stimulate healthy hair growth.

Avoid hair products that use dangerous chemicals such as parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate. Trust me, it’s completely possible to stick to your budget and still focus on good, natural shampoo ingredients.

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5. Make Time for Your Scalp

You need to pamper your scalp! The hair follicles in your scalp are the moms of your hair strands. And when mom is happy, everybody is happy. At least once a month, make time for yourself. Draw up a bubble bath and start with a relaxing scalp massage using natural oils.

I prefer using olive oil (I like to close my eyes and imagine I’m in Italy), but you can also choose jojoba oil, coconut oil, aloe vera gel or shea butter. These ingredients replenish your scalp’s natural oils, repair damage and hydrate your hair.

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Those are my five hair hacks to give busy moms vivacious and vibrant hair. Do you have other tips? I would love to hear about them. Leave your secrets in a comment below!

4 Replies to “5 Tips for Fuller, Smoother and Shinier Hair”

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of black seed oil with one teaspoon of coconut or olive oil. Gently massage it into your scalp and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash as usual. This will help with thinning hair, dandruff and exema/psoriasis.

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