15 Super Simple Ways To Get Soft And Shiny Hair At Home

Ten years ago, I had damaged and dull hair. I didn't have a clue what to do with it. I'd buy new shampoo after new shampoo, hoping for a fix. I'd pour olive oil over my scalp, craving the kind of moisture that seemed possible only in commercials. I'd brush gently, I'd brush lots, I'd stop brushing. I'd avoid blow dryers. I'd use "treatment therapies" that cost way too much of my budget. I'd take the advice of anyone, anytime, anywhere.
But nothing changed. My hair remained dry, flat, frizzy, and frustrating.

Then I learned something that changed everything. You know that old saying, "beauty is skin deep"? SHOCKER: IT'S TRUE.

Sure, there are some things you can do to your hair to repair the damage and boost shine, and I'll show you those first, but the most important thing to consider is what you are feeding your hair. The right ingredients will leave you with softer, stronger, and shinier hair. I'll show you the right ingredients, don't worry.

Want to learn more? Here are 15 real ways you can get softer and shinier hair:

#1 Choose the right products

I hate to say this, but many hair care and styling products do more damage than good. They can strip the natural oils from your hair, leaving it dry and vulnerable to breakage. As a general rule, avoid products with sulfates because they tend to dry hair out over time.

#2 Rinse with cold water

There's some debate about this one, but I know firsthand how much it works to boost my own shine! The coldness seals the moisture in. Plus, this method wakes me up faster than a cup of coffee. Most days.

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