susancnw wrote: »
What is the Sauve #8 gel?
likethegum wrote: »
I second the cold water technique, and I also find that flax seed gel gives fabulous shine! Also, if you think you could have build up, that can cause dullness
Lil'curls wrote: »
Apple cider vinegar rinses have really made my hair shine.
skinch wrote: »
I appreciate everyone taking the time to answer my question. Your advise worked. I have one other question. How do you maintain shiny hair if you flat iron?
onethousandcurls wrote: »
Add tiny dabs of honey into your leave-ins/stylers. TINY AMOUNTS! Does the job, IMO.
auntnett wrote: »
I second rinsing in cold water, eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of good fats, and treating your hair well with good, natural products like FSG, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink], AOMM, etc.
Another thing to try is henna and/or cassia treatments to strengthen your hair and get it good and shiny and less porous. If you want no color at all, just the conditioning benefits, go with just plain cassia. If you want color, try henna alone or in combo with cassia, indigo, buxus, amla to come up with a color that works for you - see www.hennaforhair.com and its link to the mehandi store for examples, recipes, photos.
I started with a henna/indigo/amla mix with dye released and applied full-strength for 3-4 hours. Now I'm just doing weak henna/indigo glosses that don't offer the same conditioning/strengthening benefits, so I have just done my first plain cassia treatment myself to maintain the benefits I used to get.
Curls=Beauty wrote: »
Honeygar rinses are even better!
auntnett wrote: »
Honey and vinegar rinses. My hair doesn't particularly care for honey, so I don't do them, but I think the ones who do use a tablespoon each in 1-2 cups of warm water. I use just the vinegar in a cup of warm water occasionally.
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