Beautiful, shiny, soft and luscious hair isn’t something that just happens for most of us. It usually takes quite a bit of effort and using the right tips, tricks, and products. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to create naturally shiny and luscious hair that doesn’t require all the fanfare.
The first step of course is understanding what makes your hair look shiny and what doesn’t. Essentially, when your hair cuticle is laying flat there is more area to reflect the light, making your hair look more shiny. One way to accomplish that is to get friendly with your straightener. Another more permanent solutions is to make sure your hair is nourished and moisturized which helps the cuticle to lay flat all the time. So, the secret to shiny, soft hair is to manipulate the hair cuticle just how you want it. Check out our favorite tips below so you can enjoy your beautiful and sexy hair each and every day.
Oils and Hair Products
You don’t want to get too crazy when it comes to using products, the build up isn’t good for your hair or your scalp, but a few high quality products are essential. Don’t clutter up your space with bottles and bottles of glittery or cheap product. Instead, opt for a product that offers real and lasting benefits such as moroccan oil or argan oil that are gloss boosting and won’t rough the hair cuticle up in the long run. Be sure to ask your stylist about what products they would recommend for your hair next time you are in!
Wash With Care
Your hair’s shine not only depends on your products, it also depends on your hair color. Lighter hair colors look most shiny when they are freshly washed while darker hair looks more shiny on a second day style. Washing with care means being aware of your hair type and what your hair needs. Most people don’t need to wash their hair every day and breaking up that every day habit that so many people are in can increase the health and shine of your hair!
Another great tip is to always remember to condition your hair. Conditioning it will help those cuticle lay flat and your hair will look luminous and lovely. Try rinsing out your conditioner with cold water to help seal the cuticle and maximize the results of your conditioner.