Keeping your hair shiny can be a difficult task. Luckily there are many “at home” tricks that can help you achieve that runway model shiny hair.
Before you can start doing anything to make your hair shiny, you have to evaluate if your hair is healthy. Usually you are able to tell when your hair is damaged because it starts breaking off, it’s dry and sort of feels like straw.
If this describes your hair, you first need to make it healthy before it will become shiny.
Your hair stylist can help you determine the best treatment for your hair if it is really damaged.
Deep conditioning can be one of the best treatments for your hair. This is something that you can have done and your salon, or you can do it at home.
At home conditioning is very simple. Find a deep conditioner at your salon or drugstore. They are usually a thicker texture and will read something on the label like: “Leave in hair for 3 minutes.”
Take your conditioner that you find and leave it in your hair for 20 to 30 minutes. This may seem like a long time, but it will give your hair to truly absorb the moisture and nutrients that it needs.
I know what you’re thinking. “Blow drying can make my hair shiny?!?! Yeah, Right. With this little trick, it will really make your hair shiny! We all blow dry our hair, and after doing so, it kind of leaves your hair will a dull sheen to it.
Not anymore, here’s the trick: When you have finished blow drying your hair, turn the dryer to the “cold” setting. Blast your hair for a minute or two with this cold air. When you do this, it closes off the shafts of hair, leaving it smooth and shiny!
Glazing is a newer trend in the world of beauty. This treatment is something that you can find in your local drugstore. Glazes are similar to deep conditioning your hair, but a little bit different. The glazes cover each of your hair shafts, giving it the ultimate shine.
Heat Sensitive Products
There are so many products out there now that are “heat sensitive” or “heat activating.” These products are simply amazing! They are in shampoos, conditioners, styling products and just about anything you can think of.
They work by activating when you are straightening, curling, or blowing drying your hair. The product activates when it senses the heat, and then protects your hair.
Some of the products are even designed to send moisture to your hair when using heat products.
Remember, if you’re taking care of your body by eating the right foods and drinking plenty of water, your body is going to thank you back. If you are eating the right foods and hydrating properly, chances are your hair will be shinier than someone who doesn’t. Good luck keeping your hair shiny and healthy!