What Makes Your Hair Shine?


It is said that we have about 100,000 hairs on the scalp. The hair is divided into two parts: the follicle and the hair shaft. The sebaceous gland is attached to the follicle. It gives the hair its shine and moisture by producing a natural lubricant called sebum.

The sebum also prevents the hair from drying out or absorbing excessive amount of external substances. Depending on the amount of sebum, the hair will be dry, greasy or normal.

Healthy and shiny hair is considered to be very beautiful. Healthy, shiny hair reflects light and falls around the face beautifully. To get shining hair, you must not only be bothered about outward application. You must also take care of your diet. Your diet should be rich in proteins.

Proteins are plentiful in milk, cheese, fish and meat. You should also drink plenty of water if you need to have shining hair. Another way to make your hair shine is to eat plenty of fruits, especially citrus fruits, and lots of vegetables, especially carrots, as they are rich in vitamin A. Whole grains, beans and lentils are also good for your hair.

Some tips to make your hair shine:

•    Rinse your hair in cold water. This will make your hair shine.

•    Take some milk. Beat 1 or 2 eggs in it. Massage in your hair. Wash after five minutes. This will make your hair shine.

•    Apply honey on your hair. It is good for your hair.

•    Add a little vodka in your shampoo and use it occasionally. This will make your hair shine.

•    After you blow-dry your hair, use some finishing cream.

During winter the hair becomes dry and dirty. To prevent too much dryness, oil massage once a week is good. Avoid over shampooing and use conditioners more frequently. In summer, due to heat, pollution and sweat, the hair needs to be washed more frequently with a mild shampoo. It is also advisable to use henna.

Your hair should be an important part of your life. Take care of it from a young age, so that you can prevent hair problems and baldness when you become older.