What makes hair shiny? Light. When the cuticle lies flat, the even surface of each strand will reflect light for glossy shine. Want shinier hair? Smooth it. Bonus – smoothing the cuticle helps repel moisture causing frizz, a major shine inhibitor.
“It is essential to do something before your hair becomes dull, frizzy, flyaway, and dry…you have to treat it right.” – the fabulous Oscar Blandi.
Here’s a few handy tips for shiny results:
1. Remember to Brush
Daily hair care will help your hair shine with health. Gently brush hair with a natural bristle brush once or twice a day. Brushing helps redistribute your hair’s natural oils from your scalp (the source) to the ends, which are naturally drier. Your natural oils will help restore softness and shine.
Tress Tip: Remember to get regular trims to help your strands gleam.
2. So Clean, So Shiny
Use a gentle hydrating shampoo and conditioner designed for shine, like the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner. Remember to condition your hair every time you wash it (even just the ends if hair is oily or fine) and rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle for enhanced reflection.
Tress Tip: Vitamin E is essential for shiny strands. Eat your way to healthier hair by including sunflower seeds, almonds, olives and leafy green vegetables in your diet.
3. Protect and Polish
If your hair has lost its luster, the easiest way to bring it back is replenishing moisture. A deep-conditioning treatment like Gloss Moderne High-Gloss Masque will instantly replenish lost moisture and invigorate hair, rebuilding strength and restoring elasticity.
Topical shine enhancing products will also help increase luminosity since they coat the cuticle and enhance luminosity. Try One N Only Argan Oil or another luminizing shine enhancer for a burst of brilliance.
Tress Tip: Get a little extra shine out of your blow out by aiming your hair dryer down the hair shaft to smooth the cuticle. Once your hair is almost dry, hit the cool shot button to seal the hair cuticle for extra silky strands.