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5 natural ways to get soft, smooth and silky hair

The changing weather can take a toll on your hair, making it dry and frizzy. Counter these issues using 5 home remedies for smooth hair.
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Aayushi Gupta Updated: 8 Jul 2022, 12:30 pm IST
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My hair has a will of its own! I’m saying this because they hardly listen to me. Once the frizz takes over, nothing helps with my hair. I’m sure you’re considering advising me to condition or oil my hair. But my hair has a very greasy scalp and dry ends, which is a major problem! But my mom says it might be a result of the chemical-based hair care products I have been using. What’s the solution? Well, she advised me to experiment with some home remedies for smooth hair. That’s why I’m going to look for some natural solutions to make my hair lustrous, soft, and manageable.

If you can relate to my hair condition, let’s get down to find out some solutions together.

Home remedies for smooth hair

We often tend to forget that hair care is as important as skincare. Our locks need natural oils to appear smooth and silky. Due to our changing lifestyle choices, which lean more towards unhealthy habits and environmental factors such as pollution, our hair loses its natural shine.

Not to worry! An expert, Vivek Singh, got in touch with HealthShots to suggest some home remedies that can make your hair look shiny and healthier.

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A high level of humidity can also cause frizzy hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Without spending a lot of money or even leaving the house, Vivek Singh advises, “Incorporating a few home remedies into your hair care routine will help you attain lustrous, silky, and smooth hair.”

Here are 5 home remedies to turn your hair soft and smooth:

1. Aloe vera gel spray

Aloe vera hydrates hair follicles thoroughly. With this spray, your hair will remain conditioned all day long, improving the texture and reducing the frizz.

Ingredients you’ll need:

1 aloe vera leaf


  • Extract the gel from the aloe vera leaf without the yellow portion.
  • After blending the gel well, add some water into the mixture to make a light-smooth liquid.
  • Transfer this solution into the spray bottle and spray it on your hair after shaking well.
  • For best results, spray on dry hair after a wash, about 3 to 4 times a week.

2. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) wash

Apple Cider Vinegar helps to balance the pH level of the scalp, which in turn enables hair to remain smooth and silky! It cleanses your hair thoroughly too.

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Apple cider vinegar is a superfood for hair also. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Ingredients you’ll need:

½ tablespoon of ACV
1 cup of cold water


  • Mix a portion of ACV with two portions of water and keep it aside.
  • After shampooing and conditioning your hair like you usually do, wash your hair with the ACV solution.
  • Leave the solution on your locks for about 15 minutes. Let your hair air dry after.

3. A quick banana hair mask

Banana consists of natural oils, carbohydrates, and other vitamins that improve the shine, softness, and elasticity of your hair. Along with moisturizing the hair, it helps you to steer clear of dandruff too.

Ingredients you’ll need:

1 ripe banana
2 drops of lavender essential oil


  • All you need to do is mash a ripe banana in a bowl and add two drops of lavender essential oil to the paste. Mix well.
  • Apply the paste to your hair and scalp well. Work it through every strand patiently.
  • Wash off after 20 to 30 minutes and apply some conditioner after.

4. A coffee cleanse

Coffee deeply moisturizes the scalp, smoothens, and adds incredible shine to your hair strands.

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Swear by coffee for great hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Ingredients you’ll need:

2-3 cups of cold-brewed coffee (Depending on the length of your hair you can increase the amount)
Spray bottle


  • Pour the completely cold-brewed coffee into a spray bottle.
  • Wash and condition your hair. While your hair is still wet, spray the brewed coffee all over your hair.
  • Gently massage the scalp with cold-brewed coffee.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes and wash off.
  • You can mix the coffee solution with your go-to conditioner too.
  • You can coffee cleanse your hair once every week for the best results.

5. A honey and olive oil magic

Honey sufficiently hydrates hair and seals moisture in hair cuticles, building a smooth, silky, and shiny texture. Olive oil moisturize and strengthen hair strands intensely.

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This is an effective way to get rid of frizzy and dry hair. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Ingredients you’ll need:

4 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of olive oil


  • Add honey and olive oil to a bowl. Mix the two ingredients well and apply the mixture to your dry hair.
  • Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes and wash it off with water and a regular shampoo.
  • Repeat this twice every week for the best results.


You don’t have to step out and search for the above-mentioned ingredients in the market. They’re most probably right there in your kitchen. Don’t wait till your next bad hair day to feel terrible about your deteriorating hair condition to revamp your hair care routine. Try these quick masks and cleansers to regain the lost shine of your hair with ease at home.

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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