How To Make Your Hair Shiny
Is your hair dull and boring and you've always wondered how to make it shiny? Here’s a few guidelines on how you can accomplish just that.
Shiny hair is a trend that never goes out of style. It is likely that every woman dreams of having thick and shiny hair that shimmers in the sun, just like in shampoo and hair color commercials. To get the admiration that comes with owning the glossy luster of the shiny hair, just follow a few simple rules and the results will not keep you waiting.
Hair shine is essentially a reflection of light off a smooth surface. Dark hair tends to give off much more luster than blond. But with the help of the modern hair care products, you can make your hair shiny, even if you are a curly blond.
To give your hair the shine, you need to flatten the hair structure. To assist with this, there are certain conditioners and masks that you can use. The conditioners target the surface of the hair, having the softening effect and making combing easier. Masks, on the other end, penetrate much deeper in to the hair structure to deliver the nutrients to the damaged areas.
The selection of the hair care products is determined by the hair type. Dry hair requires intensive moisturizing, so in this case it is best to use the products with awapuhi, seaweed and Aloe Vera extracts. Damaged hair (as a result of bleaching, for instance) can be restored with the help of healing products that contain lipids, minerals and amino acids.
Among other ingredients that make hair shiny are chamomile, rosemary, soy proteins, coconut and jojoba oils – so try to choose the shampoos and other hair care products that contain them. To improve the shine, right after the regular conditioner, use a bio-component based spray conditioner for better effect.
Here are some suggestions on how to make your hair shiny:
- Wash your hair with warm, not hot water. Hot water damages the surface of the hair and makes it dull. Rinse with cool water.
- Always use a conditioner. Use it while taking a bath – the steam helps with better absorption of therapeutic substances.
- Use hair restoring masks.
- Avoid using a hair dryer or a curling iron – they often have the tendency of making hair dry.
- If you have to use a hair dryer, always test the air temperature on the back of your hand – if the hair is too hot for the skin, it means it is too hot for the hair as well. Always use the lowest setting.
- Do not forget to trim regularly, because split ends are always dull.
- Always rinse the hair with clean water after swimming in salt water or chlorinated water.
- Regularly check your combs and brushes – bad teeth can damage your hair.
- Chemical effects, such as curling and bleaching.
- Bright sunlight
- Dirty brushes and hair
- Insufficient rinsing after washing
- Using an excessive amount of various styling products
- Heavy use of hair dryers and curlers
- Frequent combing and improper treatment of wet hair can lead to hair loss
- If the air in your home is overly dry, use a humidifier – it will be good for both your hair and skin.