All year-round - and especially as we prep for Fall 2017 - we can agree on at least one look; healthy, shiny hair! And, ok, we might all agree we want smooth, shiny, locks, but it’s tougher than you’d think to actually achieve. There’s a plethora of tricks to add shine, but it can be hard to weed out the legit from the myths – so we’re here to give you the InStyler-approved secrets to unlocking your hair’s ultimate shine.
USE A NATURAL BRISTLE BRUSH
Distributing your scalp’s natural oils and reducing hair loss are a couple of reasons why we’re fans of brushing with a natural bristle. But our favorite is that is adds a glossy, shiny finish!
We’re replacing the “finish your wash with a cool rinse” myth with pre-shampoo treatments to deliver a healthy shine. Find a treatment that includes some type of nourishing oil and mask wet hair before shampooing. Be sure to follow your product of choice’s directions and let us know what you think!
Circling back to the natural theme – if you haven’t already heard of argan oil, let us break it down for you. With origins from Morocco, argan oil is a plant oil extracted from the kernels of an argan tree. Your hair will love it because it’s packed with Vitamin E and fatty acids to promote healthy hair growth and it moisturizes the scalp. Find shampoo/conditioner with argan oil or choose to add the oil directly to hair post-wash.
Hear us out, we know you’re a styling guru – but are you confident you’re using the right hot tools to produce glossy hair? We recommend looking for tools with ceramic plates to protect against heat damage. From there, you can go the styling iron or styling brush route – your hair will thank you either way.