Everyone wants shiny hair. There are so many suggestions out there that you may easily get confused about what really works. In this article, we will cover some simple techniques that will give your hair the glow and luster you desire. Read on for quick and easy tips to make your hair shiny.
How to get the shine you desire.
Wash your hair correctly
Yes, the shampoo container may have instructions like “lather, rinse, repeat”, but that does not work for everybody. The first step to washing your hair is by dowsing your hair with water. Afterwards, run a quarter-sized quantity of shampoo into the roots of your hair. You can use more shampoo if your hair is thick or long.
Massage the shampoo thoroughly into your hair. You don’t have to brush the ends or repeat the process. Proceed to wash your hair and condition it from the mid-lengths to the end, allowing it to sit for some time before rinsing your hair again.
You may have heard that dowsing your hair in cold water in the final stage will make your hair extra shiny. According to many hair experts, that is not true. Simply dry your hair using a towel to squeeze it gently. Forceful rubbing may result in breakage and remove all the hair’s shine.
If your hair is light-colored, it will immediately appear shiny after washing it. Darker hair usually attain optimal glossiness a day after deep conditioning.
Clarifying shampoo helps, but use with discretion
It is easy for your hair to lose its gloss and become dull and dry. The loads of products we use on our hair (dry shampoo included), the oils we secrete, and the filth our hair is exposed to as we live our lives requires extensive cleaning. This includes the use of clarifying shampoos. They help get rid of all the undesirable elements in the hair to give your it a fresh and stunning appearance. The only issue is that they also eliminate good elements out of your hair if you are constantly using them. Our recommendation is to complement the clarifying shampoo with a deep conditioner. Also, if you use dyes, don’t use these products. They could strip the color.
Opt for shining sprays and choose argan oil instead
Yes, you may actually believe that using a quick shimmering spray on your hair is a fast way to add shine to your hair, but you may be damaging it without even realizing it. Many of the hairsprays that are supposed to give your hair more gloss contain mica, a mineral that will actually make your hair shine for a short while but will eventually damage your hair shafts and dull the natural shine of your hair over time. What we recommend is using products containing argan oil instead, as it will add shine to your hair and significantly improve your hair texture. Ensure you apply only a small quantity at first, because using it excessively can make your hair appear too oily.
Your scalp needs a dose of vitamin E
The next time you go out shopping, buy a container of vitamin E capsules. When you get home, cut off the ends of up to 12 capsules, empty the oil into a container, and massage your scalp with the substance. Medical experts believe that vitamin E can contribute to improved circulation to the scalp. Studies have shown that taking vitamin E can help boost hair growth. Rubbing the oil on your scalp can make your hair healthier, and shiny.
Omega-3 fatty acid helps
Use glossing conditioner
Glossing conditioner has been concluded by many as a quick way to give your hair its natural luster. Ray’s fave, or Fekkai Glossing Conditioner are some great products to use. You can also get glossing treatment from a salon.
Use hair brushes with natural bristles
Achieve excellent results, requires a brush with 100 percent boar hair. The bristles are rough and stiff, enough to get the natural oil in your scalp to the ends of your hair. This will give your hair a natural shine. This brush also helps improve the volume of your hair.
Your hair could use an overnight, shine-enhancing mask
A good night’s rest makes everything better, and your hair needs the same. Cover your hair with a nourishing mask, and place a towel on your pillowcase before sleeping. This will make your hair healthier and shinier. Coconut oil is a good product to use. Simply run the oil across your hair from the scalp up and tie your hair up in a ponytail or braid so it doesn’t get in your face when you’re sleeping. When you wake up, use shampoo to wash the hair without conditioner.
Leaving small amounts of conditioner helps with curly hair
The nature of curly hair prevents the free movement of natural oils from the hair root to the ends, which could make your hair appear dry and cause breakage. To give your curly hair the shine you desire, you can leave a small amount of conditioner in your hair after showering. This will help detangle your hair and make it less difficult to brush when it is still wet. You can damage your hair by brushing, so you should do this when you are just stepping out of the shower.
If you regularly curl, flat iron, or blow dry your hair, you should take measures to protect your hair. Although many styling devices won’t damage your hair, applying heat to your hair can make it look dull and dry. Before using the flat iron on your hair, seek your hairstylist’s opinion on which protective product would be the best for your hair type.
Want quicker results?
To get shiny hair, eating right, exercising daily, limiting exposure to carcinogens, and not blow dry your hair helps. You could do all that (and props to you if you do!), but for some of us (or most of us), we simply just don’t have enough time, energy, or patience for all that. So we’ve come up with a quick 4 step regime that will leave your hair looking shiny! However, if you’re totally into being completely organic and natural, this may not be for you. This is the quick and easy way to shiny hair. It may not be organic, but it sure does work well!
Here is how to make your hair shiny in five minutes!
Step 1: Apply a ton of dye to your hair!
Ready to get your hands dirty? Select a deposit only, semi-permanent dye that is glossy. Apply it to your hair and follow the instructions listed on the product label.
So why apply glossy dye? For one, it won’t damage your hair and can be washed out. It also makes your hair silky smooth by coating the individual strands of your hair in a plastic-like coating. This gives the appearance of a healthy head of hair without the hassle of, you know, actually being healthy.
Step 2: Don’t forget to clarify!
Always avoid over washing your hair. Over washing is a great way to make your hair look dull, and trust me, you don’t want that.
However, it is important to keep your hair clean, so when you wash your hair (about once a week should do it), be purposeful about it. Make sure you clarify!
Clarifying your hair gets rid of all the oil and other gunk that builds up in your hair. When you get rid of it, your hair appears to have more luster. The mild acid in the clarifying shampoo you’ll use eats away at the junk build up. It is important to note, however, that if you have recently dyed your hair, don’t use a clarifying shampoo as it will drain the color (believe me, that’s the LAST thing you want).
Step 3: Step up your product game!
If you’ve been reading this, you can tell that we really like quick fixes and easy solutions.
If you opt to towel dry your hair, you should apply a little hair serum. There are a ton available that cater to a lot of different hair types and textures. You’ll have to shop around to find out which one is best for you. However, that’s part of the fun! Don’t you just love picking out hair care products?
Step 4: Spray some more product on your hair!
Didn’t we say we love hair products? Well, it’s time to apply some more! Except for this time it’s in spray form. We really like shine spray. It’s so amazing because you don’t even need to wash your virgin hair before you use it. In fact, your hair doesn’t even need to be combed. Simply spray it on and voila! Shinier hair instantly. Just don’t over apply it (yes, it’s possible) to avoid having a greasy look. If you use a shine spray that’s in mist form, it’s quite difficult to overdo it, which is why we normally go with that kind.
By following this quick and easy four-step solution, you’ll have perfectly shiny hair in about 5 minutes! No more waiting for your healthy lifestyle to finally start showing results! That’s what we call hair care in the 21st century! But for real, if you want to go the healthy route, you do you, boo. We’re rooting for you, too!
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