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Have the hair you've always wanted with the hair care and conditioning tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Heat-activated shampoo and conditioner
- 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
- Mask or hot oil treatment
- Hot towel
- Ionic blow-dryer
- Boar bristle brush
- Silicone-based smoothing serum
- Ceramic, ionic flat iron
- Healthy diet
Don't wash daily
Wash your hair every second or third day to avoid stripping away the natural oils. Use heat-activated shampoo and conditioner and finish with a cold water rinse to seal the cuticles and add shine.
Use a vinegar rinse
Use an apple cider vinegar rinse to remove residue and impart shine. Mix half a cup of cider vinegar with a quart of water and use it as a final rinse after your regular shampoo.
Deep condition with heat
Deep condition your hair monthly with a mask or hot oil treatment. After applying the product, wrap a hot towel around your head.
Dry your hair thoroughly with an ionic blow dryer. Any excess moisture left in your hair can lead to frizz. After blow-drying, blast your hair with the dryer on the cool setting.
Use a boar bristle brush
Use a boar bristle brush, which is better at smoothing and reducing fly-aways than nylon.
Apply silicone products
Apply a silicone-based smoothing serum on your hair to protect it from heat styling, especially on the ends. Don't overdo it, though, or you risk leaving strands looking limp and flat.
Use a ceramic, ionic flat iron on your hair, or at least on the sections that frame your face, to remove excess moisture and create a smooth surface that will reflect more light.
Eat healthy foods, like salmon, spinach, walnuts, and Brazil nuts, which contain vitamins and minerals essential for shiny, healthy hair.