Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Yashodhara Ghosh
Tips for Shiny Locks
Apple cider rinses, vinegar washes and oiling apart – try these simple stylist tips to get shiny hair.
- For hair that’s really shiny, after you’ve shampooed with warm water, flip your head over and blast your mane with cold water. Then towel dry, and apply a light serum while the hair is still wet. This starts the drying process and reduces the need for excessive blow-drying which reduces shine.
- If you want really glossy hair, run a bath and apply a leave-in conditioner or hair pack. Wrap your head in cling film and climb into the bath (or stand under a hot shower). The steam will help to open the hair cuticles and allows the treatment to penetrate and really invigorate and condition hair. Relax back for 15 – 20 minutes and then rinse hair thoroughly.
- Always use a conditioner on your hair because the acidity helps close the hair cuticles and make them smoother. When you’ve dried your hair, use a straightening balm but never one which contains alcohol because it tends to swell the hair cuticle –the smoother the cuticle, the shinier the hair will be, because it will reflect more light.
- One of the biggest enemies of shine is frizz. The hair cuticle becomes distorted and unable to reflect the light. After shampooing and conditioning, try using a good anti-frizz serum for a really shiny, glossy finish. A drop or two of olive oil helps too.
FAB BAG PICKS
Roots Professional Morocvita Oil : Pamper your hair with Roots Professional Morocvita Argan Oil, extracted from the Argan seeds. It is non-sticky and gets instantly absorbed by hair. Excellent for styling and finishing it can also be used after every hair wash on damp hair. It helps tame frizzy and unmanageable hair and the added vitamins A & E help nourish every hair follicle at the core. It also offers protection from UV rays and pollution. CLICK HERE to view product
Organic Surge Volume Boost Conditioner : Volume Boost Conditioner gently detangles and smoothes without the commonly-used silicones that can weigh down fine hair. The caring formula is enriched with organic fruit extracts that promote hair health and condition, plus papaya and coconut extracts that work to add body and shine to limp, lacklustre hair. Volume Boost Conditioner gently glosses and builds body to leave your hair feeling lustrous and healthy. CLICK HERE to view product
The Body Shop Rainforest Coconut Hair Oil: This luxuriously silky oil melts effortlessly into your hair creating the perfect overnight, leave-in, pre-wash treatment or the optimal nourishing accompaniment to scalp massage. Reveals hair that is strong, soft, and shiny with a healthy scalp. CLICK HERE to view product