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How to make your hair shiny

Like a glowing complexion, radiant and shiny hair is an indicator for health. Dull hair is often a sign it is over-processed, dry and damaged so making hair as shiny as possible is a the most effective way to make your hair look in its best condition. Hair naturally is at its shiniest when the cuticle lies flat, though that’s not to say that those of us with a bit of texture in our hair can’t achieve glossy strands too. Achieving glossy strands throughout summer is easy when you know how! Here are 7 ways how to make your hair shiny – and they are all stylist approved!

1. Eat your way to shiny hair

We can get on board with any beauty tip that encourages eating so we’re pleased to share this first top tip. The health of your hair is influenced by what you’re putting into your body. Make sure you’re including healthy fats, such as; avocado, nuts and seeds, protein including quinoa, lentils and eggs into your diet.

Want to know more? Read about the top foods for healthy hair here.

2. Hydration, hydration, hydration

Dehydration is one of the main causes of dull, lifeless hair. Drinking eight glasses of water every day helps the body to regulate the circulatory system which, in turn, feeds the hair follicle – resulting in gorgeous, shiny hair.

3. Cool it!

A quick, 30-second blast under cold water at the end of your shower and blow dry will smooth and seal the cuticle, which will guarantee that you’ll be stepping out with gorgeous, shiny hair.

4. Deep condition

Always hydrate! The most effective way to achieve the sleek, shiny hair is to improve the condition of your locks. Moisturised strands + smoother, shinier cuticles! We recommend a weekly hair masque to add moisture and condition back into your hair. Get the most out of your beauty sleep with the Grow Gorgeous Balance Shine-Enhancing Overnight Mask hair masque, which works while you sleep to reveal smooth shiny locks in the morning.

5. Get handy with heat

A good blowdry is a super important step in order to achieve gorgeous, shiny hair. Before blow-drying, add the Grow Gorgeous Defence 3-in-1 Leave In Spray to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. The shine serum contains an uncharged silicone which has incredible light refracting abilities, thus, adding a mirror-like shine to your hair. and protecting strands against the damaging affects of heat, UV and pollution particles.

Make sure you brush up on your blow drying skills in order to get gorgeous lustrous locks. When blow drying your hair make sure you use a nozzle to concentrate the direction of the air and point it downwards towards the ends of your hair in order to smooth the cuticle and add shine. 

6. Seal that shine

Adding an oil to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair will protect your hair from external aggressors and add a final boost of shine to your tresses. We recommend the Grow Gorgeous Repair Leave-In Oil to add strength and shine back into dull, weak hair in as little as one use.

7. Avoid towel drying your hair

Did you know wet hair is more brittle than when it is dry? Simply squeeze water out rather than rubbing with a towel, this will help to reduce causing breakage.

Get the gloss

There’s still time to get salon-worthy shine with the right guidance! Follow these tips to on how to get shiny hair, to add mirror-like shine to your locks in no time. You’ll have everyone asking you what your secret to shiny hair is!

 

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