Shine-Enhancing Hair Products
STEAL Save your strands (even the gentlest iron can cause some sizzling) with this heat-shielding spray. $28, TIGI, S Factor Flat Iron Shine Spray.
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Q: What can I do to make my hair shinier?
The secret to shiny locks is to keep your hair as healthy as possible. Every hair type needs plenty of moisture to stay glossy and light-reflective.
"Shine enhancers make dull hair gleam."
Step 1: Use a shine-enhancing, hydrating shampoo, conditioner and hair treatment. Try: Freeman Real Shiny Hair Shampoo and Conditioner. An intensive moisturizing hair mask applied once a week, for about 10 minutes, can also dramatically improve the condition of your hair, especially if it's damaged from being colored.
Try: Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm.
Step 2: Use a glossing product, which is the key to instant low-effort sheen. Choose whatever formula you like best for your hair type. Shine-enhancing serums, hairsprays and gels all coat your hair cuticle with lacquerlike ingredients that make even dull, drab locks look vibrant and healthy. Apply after blow-drying, but use sparingly if your hair is fine or limp, as these products can weigh your hair down.
Try: L'Oréal Studio Senses the Shiny Look Hairspray.