Having those beautiful locks is a dream of every woman. All of us are quite aware of the promotional campaigns of hair products that promise to give you those lustrous tresses just after a single use or two. However, the reality is something different. The chemical filled products available in the market might be able to give you soft and smooth hair for the time being, but the harmful effects of the constituent chemicals start to show on your hairs within a few months of continuous use.
Rough and lifeless hair with split ends and damage is what most of the times you are left with after using even the most promising cosmetic hair care products available in the market.
Soto get soft and smooth hairs forever, resorting to the natural remedies is the best thing you can do to your hairs. Now when it comes to natural remedies, believe us, the in-home treatments are certainly the best ones your hairs can have. This article will give you a bunch of home remedies that can give you smooth and soft hair without using chemical conditioners and hair gels.
In addition to that, these packs are also able to nourish your hairs from the root and they can help in hair growth while controlling hair fall. Before we move on to the home remedies for soft and smooth hair, we would like to point briefly to some lifestyle and habit changes that you need to implement in your life for the best health of your hairs.
- Take a healthy diet: Including lots of leafy vegetables and fruits in your regular diet ensures a proper supply of vitamins and minerals to the body which is essential for the health and quality of your hairs. Drink plenty of water at regular intervals and munch on almonds instead of fried foods in your snack time.
- Do your exercises: Regular exercise keeps your body healthy and promotes blood circulation. Regular exercising is important for the best health of your scalp and hairs. Hence, do not forget to take at least 20minutes out from your everyday schedule to do some simple exercises.
- Avoid using chemicals on your hairs: Do not use harmful chemical colors or extreme heat on your hairs. If you want to color your hairs opt for the options that exclude the harmful agents. Using heat directly on your hair can make it rough and brittle, so take the right preventive measures while using a hair drier or straightening your hairs with an iron.
Now we will move on to the home remedies for smooth and soft hairs
The egg treatment
Eggs can be an effective solution for rough and frizzy hair. Eggs are rich in protein and vitamin content which makes them capable of nourishing hair in the best way. Egg hair treatments are hard to fail and are sure to show results on your hairs without any side effects. Let us start with the pack now
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of honey
Break the egg and take the whole of the egg in a bowl. Now beat the egg well. Add the mentioned quantities of olive oil and honey with the beaten egg and mix properly. To make a homogeneous mixture you can also use an egg bitter or mixer. It is best suggested to use this pack on towel dried hair, which will also make the task of applying the pack evenly much easier. After you have applied the mixture properly on your scalp and hairs cover it with a shower cap and leave on for another 45 minutes to 1 hour. Wash off the pack from your hairs using a mild shampoo.
Honey and lemon treatment
Honey has several mentioning in our scriptures as a magic ingredient and it can actually show its magic on your hairs. Follow the next steps to make a pack of honey and lemon that can give you soft and smooth hairs
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 5-8 drops of lemon juice
Mix the two ingredients in a bowl and apply the mixture on freshly washed hairs; gently massage in the mixture into your scalp and hair strands. Once you are done cover your head with a shower cap so that the mixture does not get dry on hairs. Leave it on for 45 minutes to an hour before washing off with plain water. Do not use any shampoo after suing this pack and let the goodness of honey linger on your hairs keeping it soft and shiny.
Yes, the same mayonnaise that you use in your favorite fruit salad can give you smooth and absolutely gorgeous hairs and all that without any side effects. Mayonnaise contains amino acids and antioxidants and due to its extremely moisturizing properties can be great for your hairs.
- 2 tablespoons of Mayonnaise (any brand)
Damp you hairs before using this pack or use it after washing your hairs. Take the mayo and rub it on your hairs just the way you use a hair conditioner. If you suffer from an oily scalp, miss the scalp part and rub it in on the full length of your hairs. Now wrap your head with a shower cap and let the mayo settle for another 15-20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.
A mixture of oils with high protein and Vitamin E content can be absolutely great for getting soft and smooth hairs quickly. Here is the formula
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon almond oil
- 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
Mix the oils in a small bowl and apply them onto your scalp and hairs, thoroughly. These oils are infused with natural goodness and can do wonders in giving life to dull hairs.Keep the oils on your scalp and hair overnight and in the morning wash off with Fuller’s earth or a good herbal shampoo.
Avocado and banana treatment
Both the fruits avocado and banana are filled with ingredients that can heal the damaged hairs and boost hair health, promoting soft and smooth hairs.
- 1 tablespoon avocado pulp
- 1/2 of a medium sized banana
Smash the two ingredients together in a mixer. It is really important that both the fruits are smashed in the best way and make a smooth paste without any granules; otherwise it might be really difficult to remove banana from the hairs. Apply the pack on your hairs and do not leave the scalp out either. It can offer good nourishment to your hair roots as well. After you have applied the pack thoroughly leave on for 1 hour. Covering your head with a shower cap is a good idea. Wash off the pack properly with water and do not shampoo.
Apple Cider Vinegar treatment
Apple Cider Vinegar has extensive applications in homemade beauty remedies and hair care. ACV can treat the problem of rough and dull hairs with great efficiency offering a quick result.
- 1 tablespoon of ACV
- 1 tablespoon of plain water
Use the mixture on your wet hairs. You can also use a spray bottle for using this mixture. Massage the concoction into your hairs and let it sit for 2-3 minutes before washing off with plain water. It is a no fuss way to get soft and smooth hairs instantly.
Gelatin is a rich source of protein and can work as a very effective moisturizing hair pack. Follow the next steps to use it in the right way
- 1 tablespoon gelatin
- 1 cup warm water
Add gelatin into warm water and mix till the gelatin is melted completely. You can also add a few drops of an essential oil like rosemary or lavender to make the mask even more effective. However, it is optional. Apply the gelatin and water mixture on your hairs and leave on for 8-10 minutes and then wash off. You can use lukewarm water to ensure that the entire gelatin is properly removed from your hairs.
Beer can be excellent to get soft and smooth hairs instantly. It leaves your hair shiny and adds to the volume. If you are going out on a party a quick beer wash can be ideal to get the most gorgeous hairs.
- 2 tablespoons of beer
Just rinse hair with the beer while it is still wet. You can also use a sprayer for the purpose. You do not even need to wash it off with water. Just blow dry and the smell of beer will be gone leaving gorgeous, soft and voluminous hairs.
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt
You can apply yogurt directly to dry and clean hair. Apply it sufficiently over the full length of your hairs while messaging it in with your fingers. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave on for 20-30 minutes before washing off with plain water.
Aloe vera treatment
The herb Aloe Vera has excellent therapeutic properties as well as effective moisturizing benefits. It can be great not only for soft and shiny hairs but also for hair regrowth and nourishment.
- 2-3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera pulp
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
Mix the two ingredients in a bowl and apply the mixture onto your hair and scalp. Collecting Aloe Vera directly from your kitchen garden and smashing it up in a grinder can give the best results as it ensures the best quality and maximum freshness without any preservatives or additives. Massage in the mixture into your hairs with light hands and leave the pack to set on your hairs and scalp for 30 minutes. Wash off your hair with a mild shampoo or Fuller’s earth. You can also use Aloe Vera pulp directly to your wet hairs. In this case you need not to use a shampoo afterwards. Just wash off the excess Aloe Vera with plain water and pat your hairs dry.
Coconut milk treatment
The freshly prepared coconut milk has excellent conditioning properties that can give your hairs a boost of health.
- 1/2 of a fresh coconut
Take the coconut and clean it with water to remove any dirt. Now make small slices of it and put it in a grinder. Continue grinding till you get a smooth paste; you can also add a bit of water if needed. Now use a sieve or a piece of clean cotton cloth to squeeze out the coconut milk from the paste. Apply this milk to your wet hairs and leave on for 1 hour. Wash it off with plain water and you will instantly have soft and smooth hairs to fall in love with.
Hibiscus flowers and leaves are filled with nourishing ingredients and they offer a nice moisturizing effect to the hairs. You can use this pack not only for soft and shiny hairs but also for a problem free scalp.
- 8-10 hibiscus flowers
- 8-10 hibiscus leaves
You can use a mixture of the two, or opt for any of the two ingredients according to the availability. Smash the ingredients in a mixer and apply the resulting pulp thoroughly on your hairs and scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave on for an hour. Wash off your hair with plain water while rubbing with your hands. There will be mild foam and the pack will also clean your hair and scalp. So no need of following with a shampoo, rather you can use the pack as an herbal replacement for your regular shampoo as well.
Black tea rinse for soft, smooth hairs
Black tea rinse can be highly effective in giving you soft, smooth and manageable hairs. This is a very simple treatment that you can easily follow after washing your hairs. Make tea concoction by boiling 2 spoons of tea leaves in 2 cups of water for 5 minutes. Then strain the leaves, let the tea cool down and rinse your hairs with this tea after washing your hairs with a cleanser. After you rinse your hairs with black tea, do not follow with a water wash, just let the hairs get dry naturally.
Fuller’s earth and aloe vera hair pack for smooth and soft hairs
Another effective home treatment for soft and smooth hairs can be prepared by mixing fuller’s earth with Aloe Vera pulp. Soak 4-5 spoons of Fuller’s earth in sufficient amount of water for 1 hour. As it becomes soft add 3-4 spoons of Aloe Vera pulp to it and mix well. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and hairs and let it set for 30 minutes, without letting it get dry. Wash off with plain water and let your hairs dry naturally.
Fenugreek and curry leaf treatment for soft smooth hairs
Soak 4 spoons of fenugreek seeds and a handful of curry leaves in 1 cup of water overnight. In the morning grind all the ingredients along with the remaining water in a clean grinder. Apply this pack to your scalp and hairs and leave on for 30 minutes covering your head with a shower cap. Wash off with plenty of water. You can also boil the curry leaves in coconut oil to prepare a concoction and then mix 3-4 spoons of this oil with the fenugreek paste to make the hair pack. However, in this case you will need to use a hair cleanser to wash off the pack.
Note:The quantity of all the ingredients mentioned are for middle length hair, you can increase or decrease the quantity for each of the ingredient depending on your hair length and density, while maintaining the same percentage.