10 Tips To Keeping Hair Shiny

Who doesn’t want stunning and glowy hair every single day? Follow these tips and get the hair of your dreams. 

Daily exposure to pollution, heat, hair products, and the sun can damage the hair fibers. As a result, our hair, just like our skin, needs special care. 

The good news is that there a few tips you can follow on how to get shinier hair, but the main secret to Sophia Vergara-like hair starts with a healthy and balanced diet (more on that below). Besides that, just follow these tips, and your hair will shine like a diamond!

Minimize The Heat

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You don’t need to stop using your hair dryer or flat iron altogether; just minimize the use. Constant heating the hair weakens the hair fiber, and it becomes breakage-prone. So, give your hair a rest at least 2 to 3 days a week.

Avoid Washing Your Hair Too Often

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Overwashing your hair will remove the natural oil produced, so the scalp will make up for the loss, producing excessive oil, keeping you in a vicious cycle of washing your hair often “to remove the oil.”

Those with oily hair know what I’m talking about. If you don’t want greasy hair, avoid washing every day and use dry shampoo in between.

Opt For Natural Oils

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Shimmering sprays might give a short-term gloss, but they can also rough up the hair shaft and make it look dull and heavy with time. In this case, you can choose products with natural ingredients such as natural oils like argan oil.

Stay Away From Damaging Ingredients

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Your hair can quickly get full of styling products and debris, and that makes it look less shiny and way duller. Ingredients like sulfate can dry out the hair and striping the hair from its natural oils.

Try a Hair Gloss Treatment

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Gloss treatment delivers that ultimate shine we all want. Glossing treatments work like a hair mask and seals the hair cuticle. If trying from home, choose a clear one that works on all hair colors but specific to your hair type.

Use a Leave-in Product

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Keeping a long hair hydrated can be hard work. Applying a leave-in conditioner with hydrating properties instantly softens and moister the hair and helps nurture the hair strands and make them healthier.

Massage Your Scalp With Natural Oils

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Massaging your scalp and hair has many benefits, such as boosting hair growth, preventing infection, strengthens the hair shaft, and so on. Apply few drops of your chosen oil on the tips of your fingers and massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes. Choose gentle oils such as argan, jojoba, almond or olive oil.

Watch Your Diet

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You can invest in the best hair products on the market, but nothing will work if your diet isn’t balanced and healthy. Healthy, shiny hair starts from within and a long-term commitment to a well-balanced diet. Consider Vitamin A, C, and omega-3 for shiny hair.

Opt For a Bristle Hair Brush

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Bristle brushes are gentle and seal the cuticle, providing shinier hair, natural gloss, and increased volume in the finer hair. For better results, you’ll need a 100% wild boar hairbrush, preferably sourced humanly.

Use A Heat Protector

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Hairstyling the hair with a flat iron or hair dryer gives that salon-like result we love. But if we don’t protect the hair with the right product, the heat will damage the hair over time. By applying a heat protectant, you’re creating a protective barrier between the heat and your hair.

Written By:
Camila Santiago

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