In the words of Charlotte York, “Is my hair too shiny today?” We don’t think there’s a such thing as hair that’s “too shiny.” Shiny hair is luxe and screams that you lead a leisurely life of looking pretty all day. That may not be the case for the majority of us, but we can have those Kate Middleton-worthy locks that show off considerable shine.
Dark hair shines.
We know you may love your blond or strawberry-colored hair, but for those who crave serious shine, dark hair rules. Dark hair reflects light stronger than blond or red, so if you want to amp up the shine factor, darken up a bit. It doesn’t have to be jet black, but a medium, cool brown adds warmth to the face and allows you to shine on.
Condition like crazy.
Conditioning your hair is a must for shiny hair. Remember to focus on the bottom half of hair and keep ends moisturized so hair shines. A daily conditioner works for regular washes, but you also want to use a deep conditioner about once or twice a week. Fine hair can benefit from a daily conditioner left on hair for 20-30 minutes. Thick hair may need to be deep conditioned twice a week, especially during the winter when hair tends to dry out.
Rinse with cold water.
Rinsing hair with cold water, snaps the cuticle shut, resulting in smooth, shiny tresses. Once hair is conditioned, rinse it out with the water on the coldest setting. Use fingers as a wide tooth comb to thoroughly rinse conditioner out. Any leftover conditioner will considerably weight hair down, so take your time rinsing it out.
Get hair trimmed.
Even the healthiest, shiniest hair looks bad with raggedy ends. Get your hair trimmed regularly to keep the ends looking fabulous as you show off shine.
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