5 All Natural Remedies for Smooth, Healthy and Shiny Hair

Wardha Hussain Rizvi Jan 26 2016
hair natural remedies

Almost everyone loses a few strands of hair on daily basis. However excessive hair loss and split ends hinder your way to long, strong and healthy hair. The damage is caused by exposure to sun light, pollution and dirt; chemicals in shampoos, dyes; and physical damage by steaming, ironing and curling hair. Our hair goes through a lot. If you want shiny, smooth and healthy hair back, do not worry! It is not the expensive salon and products but a few steps to your kitchen.

Pampering yourself is great, and even better if it is at home. So, head to your kitchen because most of the ingredients for great hair are present either in your refrigerator or cabinets.

Putting anything in your hair might sound a little icky, but the results are totally worth it.

For Shiny and Smooth Hair



  • 1 Egg
  • 1-2 cups unsweetened Yogurt


  1. Beat one egg along with the yolk with yogurt.
  2. You can vary the amount of yogurt according to the length if your hair.
  3. Beat the mixture thoroughly. Massage this mixture onto your hair and scalp.
  4. You can use a hair dye brush for putting it on. Evenly distribute the mixture through your hair.
  5. Protect your hair with an air tight polythene bag or a shower cap.
  6. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  7. Let water run through your hair before you apply shampoo on your hair to wash it off when you shower.

After the wash, expect dandruff free, shiny and smooth hair that you can flaunt confidently. There might be a little remnant of egg smell in your hair which goes off if you shampoo twice. Doing this 1-2 times a week gives you shiny flawless hair.

This is by far the ickiest hair remedy but it is also a tried and tested remedy and has not failed so it is definitely worth a try.

For Color Treated Hair

treated hair


  • Avocado
  • Almond oil (20ml)


Avocados often go bad before you can use them all. The best way is to use your left over avocados for your beauty regimen.

  1. In about 20 ml almond oil add peeled, pitted mashed avocado. Whisk the mixture until well combined.
  2. Apply on damp un-shampooed hair and massage from roots to the tips.
  3. Tuck in your hair in a shower cap. You can use a polythene bag too.
  4. Wash it off after 20 minutes using shampoo.
  5. You do not need conditioner after this.

For Untangled, Easy To Manage Hair

easy manage hair


  • Half cup Apple cider vinegar
  • Half cup water


Apple cider vinegar is great for several skin and hair home remedies. It is a must have in your kitchen if you do not have it yet.

  1. Mix half part water and half part apple cider vinegar in a cup according to the length of your hair.
  2. Apply it all over the length of your hair focusing on the roots.
  3. Apple cider vinegar is a natural hair detangler. This mixture is applied after shampooing; you can either pour it or spray it on your hair if you have spray water.
  4. Any leftover mixture can be stored in the fridge.
  5. Wash it off after a few minutes with only water.
  6. You do not need conditioner after this.
  7. Apple cider leaves hair easy to comb, detangled and styled.

Deep Conditioning

deep condition

If you have been out for a while, which left your hair dull and dirty, and you feel the need to remove dirt and debris from your hair, this home remedy is for you.


  • Honey (2 tablespoon)
  • Olive oil


Honey is a common ingredient of many home remedies, cosmetic products and masks. It can be combined with olive oil and used to bring back lost shine to your hair, leaving it moisturized and soft. Anti bacterial properties of honey clean and disinfect your scalp.

  1. Mix 2 table spoons of honey in olive oil according to the length of your hair.
  2. Massage with the mixture thoroughly on your scalp.
  3. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes and take shower normally.
  4. You do not need conditioner after this.

For Strong, Soft And Nice Smelling Hair


  • Water
  • ½ cup dried rosemary
  • ½ cup dried lavender
  • 1 tsp Borax
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar


This remedy gives you a highly beneficial herbal rinse. Different herbs can be used according to the hair type. This one takes a little more time to prepare than other remedies.

  1. For this remedy, bring 4 cup water to boiling point and remove from the stove
  2. Add apple cider vinegar and borax to the water and stir, next, add rosemary and lavender.
  3. Make sure all the herb is soaked and cover the lid.
  4. Let it sit for 2-4 hours without heat.
  5. The longer you leave the mixture, the stronger the rinse.
  6. After the liquid has turned into caramel brownish color, strain the mixture from the pot into another container or bottle.
  7. This mixture can be stores in the fridge until used.

After shampooing and conditioning, soak your hair with the mixture either by pouring it or using a spray bottle. You can rinse it off with cold water or keep it on and towels dry your hair (you might stain your towel if it’s not rinsed off).

Wardha Hussain Rizvi

Wardha Hussain Rizvi:

Wardha is currently a student of M.B.B.S second year in Ziauddin University and aspires to be the best dermatologist in Pakistan. Due to her dissatisfaction with the current health industry she is doing her bit in creating health awareness by freelance writing for HTV, Pakistan's most effective health platform.