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HOW TO GET SHINY HAIR: Top Tips for Gorgeous Looks

Let's start with the basics: What causes dull hair?

The outer layer of each strand of hair consists of tiny shingles. In humid weather or when the hair becomes dried out, those shingles stand up.

Shiny hair comes from closing those shingles. It is possible to lose moisture from the hair once the cuticle has "opened" due to damage.

Hair that is smooth and silky is harmed by heat.

Hair care tips for shiny hair

With various techniques and products on the market, frizz, dullness, and dryness can be combated. There are a few things I would like to suggest to you to hair services.

A clarifying shampoo should be used once a week

In order to remove product buildup, clarifying shampoos are used. Clogged pores in your scalp can prevent your scalp's oil from penetrating your hair when hair products haven't been fully washed out.

Without silicones and sulfates, the Moroccan Oil Clarifying Shampoo cleanses your scalp. In addition to being free of harsh ingredients, Nexxus Clean and Pure Clarifying Shampoo is more affordable.

Cold water should be used to rinse

You might feel the water temperature drop when the stylist rinses your hair in a salon that provides a wash before the cut.

Cold, on the other hand, closes the hair cuticle, even though heat opens it. Using cold water to rinse your hair locks in moisture.


Pillowcases made of silk or satin are best

With regular sheet sets, pillowcases are usually made of the same fabric as the sheets, which can be rough on your hair. They rub less harshly against your hair because silk and satin are smooth.

Make sure you eat healthy foods for your hair

The healthy fats found in foods like fish, avocados, and olives are beneficial for hair and skin.

In addition to these foods, there are others that are good for your hair:

  • The blueberry

  • Nutty

  • The egg

  • Leafy greens

Supplements containing fish oil may also be helpful. It has been suggested that this oil may reduce hair loss and promote hair growth, especially among women, according to research from 2015Trusted Source.

You will not necessarily see shinier hair with these supplements, but they may increase your hair's health, which will make it look glossier.

Shine temporarily

You can get a layer that reflects light by using oils, serums, and sprays available at drugstores.

Brush with boar bristles

In hairbrushes for ages, boar bristles have been used for their gentle touch on hair, as opposed to plastic or nylon bristles, which can tug and damage it.

Make your hair look great with the Wet Brush Shine Enhancer, which combines boar and plastic bristles. When it comes to boar bristle brushes, Mason Pearson is the gold standard.

Hair color that enhances shine should be used

Colors specifically designed to add shine are available from brands like Feria and Revlon, or you can ask your stylist for a salon treatment.

As an at-home treatment, Kristin Ess Signature Gloss does not add color, but it deposits shine. Some are in natural-looking shades, and some are bright.

Highlights should be added

One-color hair can appear dull and flat. Shine can be detected by adding some variation.

Put your attention on your scalp

A healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair. Giving yourself a scalp massage can promote a healthy scalp (and give you some TLC).

In addition to stimulating blood flow, massaging your scalp can loosen buildup by encouraging the production of natural oils.

Hair growth may also be promoted by scalp massage, according to a 2016 study.

Not sure where to begin? Here's how to get started:

  1. Apply gentle pressure to your head with the pads of your fingertips.

  2. Make sure to cover the entire top of your head with your hands, moving them in small circles.

  3. Make sure you do this five to ten minutes a day, at least once or twice.

Consider co-washing

There are some people who prefer moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, but for others, a cowash can be more effective.

Co-washes don't contain ingredients that add shine initially, but strip hair of essential moisture over time. In addition to removing product buildup, co-washes also help keep hair looking shiny.

Online, you can find plenty of co-washes, but they're hard to find at drugstores. The following are some options:

  • The Hair Milk Curl Cleansing Conditioner from Carol's Daughter

  • Co-wash Deep Hydrating Pantene Gold Series

  • The Bio-Cleansing Conditioner should be left unwashed

  • Cleansing conditioner Amika Nice Cream

Avoid these styling practices

Avoid these items and methods if you want your hair to be as shiny as possible:

Heat styling should be minimized

Heat damages hair by opening the protective outer layer, leaving it vulnerable to damage.

Heat-styled hair is popular among many people from time to time. If you are concerned about the impact of your actions, you might want to consider a lower heat setting.

Whenever you use a hair dryer, make sure you keep it at least six inches away from your head, and don't hold it for too long.

A 2011 study conducted by Trusted Source found that holding a hair dryer farther away and continuously moving it may damage your hair cuticle less than either completely air-drying or using a concentrated area.

Do not use silicones or sulfates

In the long run, these ingredients can dry out your hair and create buildup by creating a luxurious lather.

Use light conditioners instead of heavy ones

On thick, very dry hair, thick, creamy conditioners work best.

You shouldn't use a heavy conditioner if you have fine hair because it can weigh it down and deposit grease.

Hot water should not be used for rinsing

Water is similar to humidity in the sense that it is hot. The more warm water you expose your hair to, the more likely it is to frizz. When you're ready to rinse, try to lower the temperature as much as possible.

In conclusion

Adding a healthy shine to your hair is as simple as doing or buying certain products.

Make small changes, such as changing your shampoo or turning down your hair dryer. Seeing a hairstylist can help revitalize dull, lifeless hair.

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