Maintaining a luscious, glamourous mane can be trickier than it looks. Have your tresses lost their natural lustre? Are they looking a bit dull?
You might feel like the odds are stacked against you when you’re fighting the elements and exposure to pollution, as this can affect the overall health and appearance of your locks. But fear not! We have a few easy tips to help you restore your mane to its natural, radiant glow – and they’re all little tricks you can do yourself at home.
11 Best Ever Shiny Hair Secrets
You’ll be turning heads in no time with our tips on how to get glossy hair – and it’s all about keeping your locks in their best condition. Read on to find out how.
Nailing Your Care Routine
For starters, consider how often you wash your tresses. Washing too frequently can actually do more harm than good, as this can rid your locks of important nutrients they need. Your hair has natural cleaning properties – it will grow too reliant on treatments if you shampoo it all the time.
Secondly, have you considered the way that you wash your hair? There are all kinds of variables that can affect its appearance. Experts recommend shampooing not once, but twice. The first shampoo helps to cleanse the scalp, then the second time focuses more on treating your locks. This routine will help to improve your hair’s appearance.
Detox with a Deep Cleanse
Overuse of products like bleach, dye, spritzes and serum can strip your mane of its natural oils, which will leave your tresses more brittle and likely to break. A build-up of these styling products will dry out your shiny hair and leave it looking dull. To counter this, we recommend using a deep cleansing shampoo to revive and boost the look of your locks.
Massage Your Scalp
To ensure optimal hair health, you have to go to the root of the problem – and that means looking after your scalp. A quick massage with vitamin E helps to restore the skin, while also stimulating blood flow to the area – which will help to revive your roots and improve conditions in general.
In addition, taking vitamin E tablets can promote growth and look after your follicles. Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will also work wonders to restore and balance your scalp’s natural pH level. Argan oil is another great product to try, as it works to enrich and nourish your locks.
Look for Keratin Shampoo
Keratin shampoo is currently all the rage in our industry, and with good reason. This kind of shampoo is protein-based, which is great for reviving your locks and giving them a healthy shine. This super ingredient acts to repair and strengthen damaged tresses, protecting them from the elements and harsh effects of the sun. This way it keeps your mane looking glossy and silky smooth – capturing the moisture in your locks to reduce volume and keep them frizz-free.
Another tip is to wash with blue shampoo – which has really been making waves throughout the industry. No, it’s not a blue rinse for little old ladies – blue shampoo is a solution that helps to revive and rebalance the colour of your tresses. A gloss treatment can also help with this.
Seal the Deal with a Conditioner
Using a conditioner after you shampoo will help to seal the tips and lock in your scalp’s natural oils and nutrients. It also helps to hydrate and soften your mane for luscious, silky locks – resulting in a more radiant glow.
Hydration is Key!
Just like our bodies, our hair also needs to stay hydrated. Like a garden, if the soil (or your scalp) is dry, then it’s going to be tricky to get anything to grow – as you won’t have enough of the right nutrients to sustain them. Look for a shampoo treatment that’s been designed to restore moisture to regenerate your hair and keep it looking vibrant.
Avoid Heat Damage
Drying your hair with a quick blow wave may be quick and easy when you need to fly out the door, but the heat can wreak havoc with your tresses as it will lift the cuticles and cause them to deteriorate. If you absolutely need to blow dry, a leave-in conditioner can provide a protective barrier against the heat.
Brush Your Mane Carefully
The way you brush your tresses can also cause damage. Brushing while it’s still wet is often a mistake – as is being too rough, as it can pull at the follicle and lead to breakage. Brushing can also help to draw natural oils from the roots to the tips, while helping to increase volume for a fuller head of hair.
Healthy Diet, Healthy Locks
What you eat can have a huge impact on the condition of your hair and scalp. Make sure you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. It’s also important to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
In addition, research has shown that including more omega-3 in your diet (found in fish, eggs and chia seeds) can contribute to a more radiant shine. Try to avoid oily foods as well, as an oily scalp can lead to oily tresses.
Sleep with a Silk Pillowcase
Not only do silk pillowcases feel luxurious to sleep on, but they also act to protect your hair. Other materials, such as cotton, can cause friction and damage – but they’ll also drain moisture from your locks and dry them out during the night.
Make a Statement This Season
Trying to decide on a new look? Why not come into our salon for the full experience? Our team of stylists are all highly-trained and up-to-date with the latest, sassiest looks and styles.
After a treatment with us, you’ll be certain to turn heads. We also carry a full range of premium products from all the best brands in the industry to keep you looking your best. We only source from the brands we love and trust.
For further styling tips and advice, get in touch with our expert team by phone (08) 9271 0067 or here online. You can also visit us in-person at 675 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA.