How To Get Really Shiny Hair
Ever watched a beauty advert and had major hair envy? Figures. Their hair looks like silk and its impossibly healthy, glossy finish is enough to bring out the green eyed monster in anyone. Don’t get jelly though girl, just keep scrolling for all the tips and tricks you need to get really shiny hair.
Get A Gloss Treatment
A gloss is basically a deep conditioning treatment that adds major shine to your hair and makes it more manageable. You can either get a clear gloss or one with a hint of colour to enhance your shade for the perfect quick fix. You normally get this done at a salon but John Frieda have some really great at home gloss treatments that you can try out if you fancy experimenting. They normally last a few washes but aren’t permanent so you’ll need to get a top up every few weeks.
Use A Natural Oil
Using a natural oil is the quickest and easiest way to add shine to your hair. Not only that but it helps to smooth down flyaways and moisturise your locks to prevent them from looking dull or going frizzy. You can use oil on your wet hair before blow drying and once it’s dry to add more shine and make your hair super soft. Argan oil is perfect for this as it’s so rich but Coconut, Almond and Jojoba all work just as well so it’ll depend on the thickness of your hair as to what works best for you. For more on this click here to read our post on the best oils for your hair type.
Cheat With A Shine Spray
Shine sprays are the easiest way to cheat shiny hair if you’ve been neglecting your routine or have gone a little overboard with the dry shampoo. All you have to do is mist it over your locks once they’re styled for an otherworldly amount of gloss. It’s best to use a little bit at a time to avoid it looking greasy and to hold it at least 30 cm away so that you get an even coverage.
Use A Mask Once A Week
Masking is the best way to really pump your hair with moisture and keep it looking healthy. If you’re after shine it’s important to look for something nourishing, repairing or moisturising over a volumising one if you want the best results. We’d recommend the Nexxus Oil Infinite Hair Masque for Dull Hair as it uses a blend of natural oils to reduce frizz and smooth down flyaways.
Product build up can make your hair look dull and prevent the shine from coming through. All that dry shampoo and hairspray can really stick to your strands so once a month it’s important to give them a good scrub. Clarifying shampoos have a bit of a bad rep but they can reveal an unbelievable amount of shine under all the grime. We’d recommend the Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo for a deep but nourishing cleanse that won’t leave your hair feeling dry.
As the old saying goes ‘you are what you eat’ and that’s especially true for your hair. If you want the shiniest locks possible then you need to stock up on some Omega 3. It really moisturises and softens your hair while hydrating your scalp and helps to regulate oil production. Foods rich in the good stuff include salmon, mackerel, walnuts and caviar if you’re feeling fancy. Alternatively you can take a supplement but either way it’s important to get lots of Omega 3 in your diet if you want shiny hair.
Find The Right Brush
Boar bristle hair brushes are as old school as it gets in the beauty world and the best choice if you want to make your hair look really shiny. This is because the natural bristles carry sebum from your scalp down the lengths of your hair. This helps to moisturise your ends and keep them looking super shiny. They also help to smooth your hair and are amazing at detangling so you’ll find your locks are way more manageable.
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