Get star-like thick, shiny hair with these 7 simple home remedies

Swing. Turn. Flip. A cascade of black, shiny hair swishes past your face. You turn around and stare in awe as she, seemingly unaware, continues to laugh and talk with her friends. Oh god, what you’d give to have a mane like that. You stare in wonder, as she turns around, looks straight into your eyes and winks at you.

No, that’s a shampoo ad you’ve been seeing on TV. But every time you watch it, you’re burning with the desire to be a owner of a shiny head of hair. Well, your search might just have ended. Here are some things you could try, right at home, to fill your scalp up and bring on the sparkle.

1. Oil Massage


Massaging your scalp with warm oil is the most popular remedy for healthy hair. You can use coconut oil, olive oil and grapeseed oil for the best results. Rub it into your scalp thoroughly and leave it on for an hour before washing your hair. You can also mix lime juice with hair oil to get rid of dandruff.

2. Beer


The two main ingredients in beer hops and malt contain proteins that help thicken your hair. Sugar in the beer closes your hair’s cuticles, too,  making them soft and shiny. Wash your hair with shampoo. Apply beer from root to tip and then massage your scalp with it. Leave it on for two minutes and then rinse it off. Use conditioner to get rid of the beer smell. You’ll find your hair is bouncy and shiny.

3. Banana


Banana contains high levels of potassium, which improves hair strength. Mash a banana in a bowl and apply it to your hair from root to tip. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash thoroughly with a shampoo. This will as cure dry and damaged hair.

4. Eggs


Eggs contain proteins and amino acids that strengthen the hair. Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil to an egg yolk. Apply it to your hair and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse your hair and shampoo it. Do this atleast once a week for thick and shiny hair.

5. Fenugreek


Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek overnight and then make a fine paste out of the soaked seeds. Apply it to your scalp and hair let it dry for about 30 minutes. Wash thoroughly. This is an effective remedy to remove dandruff.

6. Strawberries


Mash up to four strawberries and mix it with mayonnaise. Apply this mixture to washed hair and then cover it with a warm towel or shower cap. After 30 minutes, rinse your hair thoroughly. This will leave your hair conditioned with a rich gloss.

7. Amla powder and lime juice


A mixture of amla powder and lime juice make your hair stronger. Mix one tablespoon of dry amla powder with the juice of one lemon. Apply it to the scalp and rinse off after 20 minutes with a shampoo and then use a conditioner. Do this at least once a week for best results.