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It’s hard not to feel envious when you see someone with long and luscious locks. More so, when you find out that they were born with hair that gorgeous while you are stuck with hair that is dull and rough. Frizzy, unmanageable hair that lacks shine is not uncommon among Indian women. However, a lot of women don’t realize that this is an issue with a fix. With the right hair care routine in place, your hair, too, can make heads turn. Following, I’ve put together, a list of 7 simple treatments that will help boost your hair’s health, making it long, silky, and soft.

How To Make Your Hair Silky, Long, And Soft

1. Aloe Vera

You Will Need
  • Aloe Vera Leaf
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • Spray Bottle
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

5 minutes

Method
  1. Slice an aloe vera leaf and extract two tablespoons of gel using a spoon. Ensure that you’re only extracting the clear gel and not the yellow.
  2. Blend this gel until it gets to a smooth consistency.
  3. Add two tablespoons of water to the gel and mix well.
  4. Pour this liquid into a spray bottle and shake well.
  5. Spray your hair with the aloe vera solution after it has been washed and dried.
  6. Leave it on like you would hair spray.
How Often?

3-4 times a week.

2. Hot Oil Massage With Coconut Oil/Olive Oil

You Will Need
  • 2-3 tbsp Coconut Oil/Olive Oil
  • Hot Towel
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

45 minutes

Method
  1. Take 2-3 tablespoons (depending on the length of your hair) of your chosen oil and heat it for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm.
  2. Massage the warm oil into your scalp and work it through the length of your hair.
  3. Massage your scalp for about 15 minutes and then leave the oil on for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Cover your hair with a hot towel while you wait.
  5. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with conditioner.
How Often?

Twice a week.

3. Curd

You Will Need
  • 1 cup Curd
  • 2 tbsp Amla Powder
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

30 minutes

Method
  1. Combine the two ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply these ingredients onto your scalp and hair.
  3. Once your hair is completely covered, leave the mask on for about 30 minutes.
  4. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  5. Finish with conditioner.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

4. Eggs

You Will Need
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Shower Cap
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

30 minutes

Method
  1. Whisk the ingredients together to get a well-combined mixture.
  2. Apply this mask onto your scalp and your hair.
  3. Once your scalp and hair are completely covered, wait for 30 minutes.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap while you wait to avoid a mess.
  5. Wash your hair with cool water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  6. Finish with conditioner.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

5. Fenugreek Seeds

You Will Need
  • ¼ cup Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 cup Water
Prep Time

12 hours

Treatment Time

30 minutes

Method
  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds in water and leave it overnight.
  2. In the morning, blend the seeds adding a little bit of the water that it was soaked in to get a smooth and consistent texture.
  3. Apply this paste onto your scalp and hair.
  4. Leave the fenugreek paste in your hair for about 30 minutes.
  5. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  6. Finish with conditioner.
How Often?

Once a week.

6. Onion Juice

You Will Need
  • Juice from a Large Onion
  • 3-4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

10-15 minutes

Method
  1. Mix the ingredients until you get a well-combined solution.
  2. Apply this solution onto your scalp while massaging it gently with your fingertips.
  3. Leave the onion juice on for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  5. Finish with conditioner.
How Often?

Twice a week.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

You Will Need
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

5 minutes

Method
  1. Dilute the apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and set it aside in a jug.
  2. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
  3. Proceed to condition your hair.
  4. After you’ve conditioned your hair, pour the diluted apple cider vinegar through it.
  5. Do not rinse your hair any further.
How Often?

Once a week.

 

Source: https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/how-to-get-your-hair-to-be-silky-and-long/#gref

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