Crave shiny, super glossy hair that makes you look like you’ve just stepped out of a shampoo commercial? You’re in luck. It’s a very achievable goal, and there are lots of easy ways to make it happen. Here’s how:
Get it oily
When I want to get super shiny hair literally overnight, I turn to olive oil. Any Italian girl’s open beauty secret, olive oil can penetrate hair, strengthening it from within, and making it super glossy. I just massage a few drops all over my hair, wrap it in cling-film and towel, and then go to bed. The following morning, my hair is so shiny, it could blind someone!
I’m talking about flat-ironing it, of course. This isn’t a tip I’ve tried myself (my hair is already straight as a towel), but it works. That’s because flat irons straighten the cuticles, helping them lie flat, so when the light hits them, it makes your hair naturally glow. Just don’t overdo it. There’s nothing glowy and pretty about fried locks!
Don’t be scared of silicones
Wait, aren’t silicones evil? Not exactly. It’s true they don’t nourish hair like olive, or argan, oils do, but if shine is what you’re after, a silicone-based conditioner, like Kérastase Cristalliste Conditioner, will give it to you. Silicones, too, flatten the cuticles so they can naturally reflect light. But don’t apply too much or you’ll be weighing your hair down. Flat cuticles make you shine. Flat hair…not so much.
Brush it, brush it, brush it
My grandma taught me this secret. To get shiny hair, she’d brush it several minutes every night. It helps distribute the hair’s natural oil all over its length, boosting its shine. The real secret, though, is to use a brush with natural bristles, like Denman Medium Boar Bristle Grooming Brush. Synthetic bristles may be cheaper, but they’re harsher, and can lead to breakage. Who wants that?
Nuts, seeds, and greens
Quick fixes are all well and good, but you know what’s even better? Naturally healthy and glowy locks. They start from within, with the right diet. So, gobble up on walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, spinach, and even lentils, and avocados. They’re loaded with vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and proteins that help hair grow thick, strong, and super shiny.
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By Giorgia Guazzarotti