Like many of you reading this blog, I too have naturally straight hair. It's a blessing and a curse. I'm grateful for it—but having straight hair has its share of struggles. I know what you're going through. I've tried homemade masks, expensive shampoos, and even dyes—but nothing worked until I found two magical ingredients. These simple tricks help you achieve shiny and voluminous hair. 

To increase the volume of your hair, wash your hair with rice water. Women in southern Asia, including countries like Japan and China, have been using this treatment for ages. Rice water helps detangle hair, accelerates hair growth, increases shine, and makes hair grow stronger. 

Well, how do you use rice water? 
  • Step 1: Soak rice in water for 40 minutes. 
  • Step 2: After 40 minutes, drain the water and store it in a bottle 

The rice water is ready to be applied. I prefer combing my hair and spraying the rice water throughout my hair. Keep it for 40-50 minutes. Rinse your hair with shampoo and water. And VOILA! Shiny, voluminous locks that are ready for any occasion. 

Alternatively, you can also use boiled rice water. If using this, dilute it with water as it has a higher quantity of starch.

Pro Tip - You can store rice water for future use. It has a shelf life of about 2 weeks.

Do try this at least once a week. You can see the result immediately after the first wash! 

Next on the list is Coffee! Yes, Rs.10 coffee sachets can do wonders. Massaging your scalp with coffee helps you in detoxifying the scalp, especially when you suffer from dandruff. It also helps in blood circulation and improves hair texture. 

Now, there are many different ways you can go about it but I am sharing with you the easiest and most effective way. All you need is shampoo and coffee powder. While in the shower, mix shampoo and coffee powder and apply it to your hair like regular shampoo.( I do it by rubbing my palms with shampoo and coffee) Make sure you massage your hair well. 

You can see the improvement after the very first wash! 

I have been using these techniques for 7 months now, and my hair feels amazing. It's shinier, healthier, and stronger than it ever was before—and that's saying something! I highly recommend trying these techniques out—they're easy, hassle-free ways of getting better results than complicated mask treatments!