Shiny hair is something every woman dreams of having! That shimmering polished look is so very appealing! However, with the vast amounts of hair products on the market, its easy to understand how hair can become dull, limp, or even lifeless from time to time.
If your hair is lacking luster, don't give up! All hair has the ability to look shinier. There are so many different ways to help out hair that's gone kaput!
There are many ways to add more light refraction in your hair. However, different hair textures have different needs. You must use the right ingredients if you want your hair to sparkle.
Additionally, when your hair is shiny, the cuticle of your hair is flat. If the cuticle of your hair isn't cuddled up to your strands, your hair looks frazzled and unhealthy.
Tips for Shiny Hair
Fine Hair: Use a shampoo with wheat proteins and polymers. These ingredients coat the hair shaft so it shines more and looks thicker. Pump spray volumizers deposit a light mist of shine droplets without wilting your hair.
Normal Hair: Using shampoos that contain silk amino acids is fantastic for your hair. These acids soften and repair hair structure, which adds shine. Gels and mousse can also help add more shine-ability! Apply a small amount on your palms, rub your hands together, and lightly touch your hair in different sections. Use on slightly wet, damp, or dry hair.
Thick and Coarse Hair: Using pomades makes the most sense for your hair because they create more shine and moisturize. Pomades work especially well on coarse, curly hair. Use pomades and/or waxes sparingly as a little goes a long way. Place a dab [dime size amount] in your hand, rub your hands together to warm them up, and pat them into your hair.
Unruly Hair: If you have unruly, curly hair, try mixing a teaspoon of melted coconut oil with 4 ounces of water and spray the mixture on your hair a few times throughout the day. This will help reduce snarls, lay down cuticles, add shine, and thoroughly moisturize your thick strands.
Abstain from using too many styling products as they make your hair dull over time.
Use a Vodka Hair Mask occasionally to improve shine:
Step One - Add equal parts (2 tablespoons) of vodka and honey to a ripened and crushed avocado. Step Two - Add one well beaten egg and mix briskly. Your mixture should be frothy and foamy. (*Using a food processor works best.) Step Three - Apply to damp hair after shampooing and cover with a shower cap. Allow it to do its thing for 30+ minutes. Shampoo again followed by a conditioner.
Increase the shine in your hair by giving your hair a cool blast from your blow dryer to help close and seal the cuticle of your hair. If cuticles are ragged, you won't have shiny hair.
Mix one teaspoon of honey into 4 cups of warm water. After shampooing, pour the mixture through your hair, but do not rinse. Dry as normal. Additionally, you can add a bit of honey straight to your conditioner.
Adding highlights around your face can provide lots of luster. Just don’t over do them or you'll end up with damaged hair instead.
Using hot rollers, curling irons, and flat irons help to lay down hair cuticles, which promotes more shine.
Rinse your hair with cold water to enhance shine. Rinsing with cold water will close the cuticle which makes it glisten.
Knox gelatin can help your nails but did you know it also helps create more shine in your hair too? Consume the gelatin regularly!
In a large coffee cup, smash one ripe avocado together with one teaspoon of baking powder, and one tablespoon of olive oil or Moroccan oil. Combine them into a smooth creamy mixture and apply it to dry hair. Cover with a cap. Rinse after 15 - 30 minutes. This makes your hair silky and smooth, which naturally creates shiny hair!
Natural oils can also make your hair look shiny. Brushing your hair twice daily helps distribute oils.
If your hair isn't shining, you may need to get rid of the top coating on your hair that's created from using ALL TYPES of products over time. Try a grapefruit rinse! Squeeze the juice from one grapefruit into a large cup. (Strain the seeds and pulp.) Add one cup of purified water and saturate your hair with the mixture after shampooing. The acid from the grapefruit helps to remove crud from your hair. Condition as usual.
Choose heat-activated shampoos and conditioners that help retain hair hydration. Properly moisturized hair is super glossy.
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So, there you have it! Lots of simple and delicious ways to create shiny hair.