Published on May 29th, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir
Let Those Locks Shine
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
Sebastian Volupt Spray : Raise hair into spectacular stage-filling styles with the cushion particle technology that best combines full-on volume and sensual softness. For extra volume, use with Volupt shampoo and conditioner. CLICK HERE to view the product
Kaya Hair Health Gel : With Protein, Mineral & Vitamin Complex Hair Health Gel is specifically formulated to reach the hair at its root and help control hair loss. Its innovative protein, mineral and vitamin complex promotes hair growth and stronger healthier hair. Special herbal extracts like Saw Palmetto, Gingkobiloba and Hibiscus nourish the hair from within. CLICK HERE to view the product
Just Herbs Kumuda Indian White Water Lily Silicon Free Conditioner : While regular conditioners may provide an instant smoothening effect, they may also cause silicones (commonly used conditioning agents in mass market products) to get deposited in your hair making it greasy or heavy. Just Herbs gentle hair conditioners are free from silicones and smoothen and nourish dull and damaged hair without causing build-up in your strands. CLICK HERE to view the product