Just how do those uber-famous celebrities do it? Those gloriously perfect locks that shine like the Hollywood sign! They might have a lot of money and stylists on tap that we'd mortgage our houses for, but come on! There has to be a way to get what they have on working class wages, right?
Well, we've figured it out and it's time to share those secrets with you! Read on and let us show you how to get crazy, sexy shine for just a few bucks!
You Really Are What You Eat
Just like your skin, your eyes, and your nails, if you want to keep your hair shiny, start with what you are eating and drinking. Here's some great foods that will give you shine all the time!
Eggs are a great source of protein and can be prepared a million different ways, so it's not like you could ever get bored with them. Check out this cracking breaky burrito that'll see you get your daily egg and avo fix.
Essential fatty acids are not produced by the body, but avocados are packed with them! Avocados are definitely a go-to for healthy hair. One avocado provides 21% of your daily Vitamin E intake, which has been said to promote hair growth. (Tip: you can smoosh it on your hair as a mask, too)!
Packed with vitamins A and C and iron, spinach is cheap, plentiful, and tasty! Spinach is loaded with beneficial nutrients like folate, iron, and vitamins A and C, all of which can promote hair growth and shine.
Portable, easy to find, and cheap to buy, nuts contain a ton of nutrients that support hair growth and shine. Toss them in a salad, on hot cereal, or just pop 'em in your mouth and watch those locks glow!
Specifically, the fatty kind like salmon, are full of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, which has been linked to hair health. Next time you're throwing a barbie, get some fish on there too.
What Else Can I Do?
There are hundreds of ways to get shiny hair that won't break the bank. Here's just a few to get you started!
1. Deep Conditioning Hair Masks
Need a quick fix on the go? Stockpile a few hair masks in the bathroom. If your hair isn't shiny and healthy, it is probably dull and damaged – which is commonplace with all the sun and saltwater us Australians get. Do your research on the best hair mask for your hair type and watch your locks transform.
2. Tea Rinse
Tea makes a wonderful rinse! Just prepare a batch or two and use it as a rinse after you shampoo. The tea will strip chemicals away and restore that glow!
3. The Air You Breathe
You got it! Stay away from harsh air pollutants like smog and smoke. Use a humidifier in your bedroom at night. And, for obvious reasons, don't smoke!
4. Take a Vacay from Appliances
Give your hair a rest! Let it air dry naturally and stay away from the flat-iron. Your tresses will reward you!
5. Supplement Your Way to Shine!
A solid, reputable multi-vitamin could be just the ticket for a healthy body. As a result, you'll have happy hair.
6. Olive Oil
It may sound a little crazy throwing a bunch of cooking oil on your hair but olive oil is an excellent way to restore shine! Simply apply warmed olive oil to your hair and scalp, cover, and leave it on for an hour. Add a drop of essential oil for a spa-like experience! Wash thoroughly.
Don't be discouraged by the A-lister's locks. Try these tips and get shiny celebrity hair for yourself!