How to get Shiny Hair

Here’s what YOU NEED TO KNOW about Shiny Hair

OK, so here’s the first thing you need to know about shiny hair. Hair is shiny when the cuticle, the outer layer of hair, is smooth. Light bounces off the smooth surface of the hair, and that’s what leaves hair looking shiny.

The cuticle comprises lots of tiny scales, and when hair becomes dry, the scales lift. The lifting disrupts the smooth surface of the hair, and, that’s when hair can start to look dull and lose its shine.

Have you ever wondered what makes your hair dry? Well, there’s a long list. I’ve listed a few below. It’s by no means a complete list, and some of it you will already be aware of, but it’s always good to remind ourselves, right?

Frizz occurs when the cuticle is lifted and cannot retain moisture. Hair absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and this changes the pattern of the hair, resulting in frizz and loss of shine.

I’ve been working with hair for over 35 years and proud owner of Chez La Beauté Salon and Spa in Trincity Mall. While some of our services are hair colours, highlights, relaxer, blowstyle, haircuts and a number of services. In my experience, restoring moisture to hair makes the biggest difference. Just as we treat our skin with moisturizers and facials, it is important to take care of our hair.

Causes of Dry Hair

  • Getting into hot water: Washing hair in hot water can leave it feeling dry.
  • Heated styling: With heat, you can style and shape hair, but, it can also leave hair feeling a little parched.
  • Sun, wind, rain all conspire to dehydrate hair.
  • Nutritional deficiencies can have an impact on the quality of your hair and how well hydrated it is.
  • You may love a splash about in the pool, but, chlorine and, of course, seawater can dry out your hair.
  • Colour treatments work by opening the cuticle. The consequence? Yes, you guessed it! It can leave hair vulnerable to moisture loss and dryness.
  • Over-brushing, over-styling and generally touching your hair too much can result in damage and dryness.

Shiny Hair Tips: 8 Ways to Shine Hair

I’ve summarised my 8 tips for shiny hair below.

  1. Choose the right shampoo for you hair type
  2. Wash hair with warm, not hot water
  3. Treat your hair like a delicate fabric
  4. Look after you scalp
  5. Choose a moisture boosting conditioner
  6. Use moisturising styling products
  7. Deep Conditioning
  8. Touch your hair less

Try my Shiny Hair Tips for One Month

Try my 8 steps for how to get shiny hair for one month and you’ll see the difference in your hair.

I believe that with a good routine and by following the steps above everyone can improve the condition and texture of the hair to maximise hair shine.