The Secret to Shiny Celebrity Hair Without Going to the Salon
Have you ever been envious of celebrities’ perfect hair? Have you ever wanted to replicate Ariana Grande’s sleek ponytail or been jealous of Kim Kardashian’s glossy locks? Celebrities seem to achieve perfect, shiny hair both on and off the red carpet, a feat even more impressive given the amount of damage hair can sustain from repeated heat styling and coloring.
You might think that the secret to shiny hair lies in having an on-call stylist at your disposal 24/7. However, you can achieve the perfect glossy look without going to your salon.
What Makes Hair Shiny?
When the hair cuticle is smooth and lies flat, it creates an even surface which reflects light, giving your hair shine and gloss.
Frizz and damage are the enemy of shine because they create a rough surface that makes your hair appear dull. Overusing products and creating buildup and excess residue can also inhibit shine.
Rid Your Hair of Product Buildup
Rid your hair of product buildup that’s dampening your shine with a clarifying shampoo, which is specially formulated to get rid of gunk more effectively. But be careful not to overuse clarifying shampoos because they can strip your hair of its natural oils and make it appear dull. Hairstylists recommend using a clarifying no more than once a month for optimal results.
An easy DIY alternative to removing buildup is a vinegar rinse. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar with water, and spritz the solution onto your hair after shampooing. Leave it in for a few minutes, rinse, and voilà. The acid in the vinegar will also help to seal the cuticle, leading to increased shine.
Condition to Moisturize and Add Shine
Locking in moisture can add life to your locks and make your hair appear more shiny. Use a good conditioner or conditioning treatment to protect your hair and smooth out the tiny cracks in the cuticle that create frizz and contribute to dull hair.
RÉDUIT’s Shine Diffusion Hairpod™ treatment was specially created to infuse hair with a lustrous shine in just seconds. The nourishing conditioning pod works to bring shine and tame flyaways with a weightless treatment that transforms hair instantly, leaving it radiant, soft, and sleek.
The key ingredient is phenyl trimethicone, an active that enhances the appearance and texture of hair to deliver body and shine. Phenyl trimethicone is hailed as a great conditioning agent in cosmetics because of its ability to increase hydration. The active forms a non-greasy film around the hair follicle that prevents water from evaporating, which leads to smoother, shinier, more hydrated hair.
Use a Hair Oil
Use a hair oil to repair and moisturize your hair and as an easy method to add intense shine. Argan oil and Jojoba oil are both great options that nourish your hair and add luster.
Remember that a little goes a long way to avoid weighing your hair down in product. Also avoid applying oils near the scalp because it can make your hair greasy, i.e. the wrong kind of shiny.
Wash With Cold Water
Showering with hot water can dry out your hair. Hot water makes the hair cuticle open, releasing moisture in the process. To remedy this, wash your hair with room temperature water and rinse with cold water after conditioning to seal the hair cuticle and increase shine.
Limit Heat Styling
We all know that heat styling can damage hair, which makes it appear duller and less sleek. Limit your use of hot tools to give your hair some time to breathe and heal, and always use the lowest heat setting possible. Let your hair air-dry at least once a week to give it a break from the blow-dryer, and you’ll probably see a natural improvement in your hair shine.
To further repair damaged hair and split ends, and make your hair look rejuvenated, use the Vapored Strength Hairpod™. The treatment restores your hair’s resilience and provides nourishment to damaged hair. As an added bonus, the Vapored Strength protects your hair from heat styling and other environmental aggressors.
Brush Your Hair
Brush your hair regularly to distribute the natural oils from your scalp along the entire hair shaft and boost shine. These oils also serve as a natural moisturizer for your hair.
Pick the right kind of brush to nurture your hair. A natural or boar bristle brush is a much better option than a brush with metal and synthetic bristles because it isn’t as damaging.
On the other hand, if you want to achieve a sleek look with blow-drying, use a round brush to add tension (which equals more shine).
Get Your Nutrients
A healthy diet will help transform your hair from the inside. A well-balanced diet is a must, but omega-3 fatty acids in particular support shiny hair growth. Omega-3 can be found in fish, flaxseeds, avocado, and tofu, or you can take it as a supplement in a fish-oil capsule.
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