Saturday, November 10, 2007

Shiny Happy People

Shiny hair is a beauty must-have. Silky, luminous hair looks healthy and is the perfect compliment to any look. So how do you get shiny hair? Here are some dos and don'ts:

DO

  • Boost your shine with a salon-quality shine boosting product like Kerastase Pixelist. These products are chock full of nutrients and gloss that add shine and protect your hair from styling and environmental damage.
  • Try an at home glaze. I tried out Clairol Natural Instincts Shine Happy about a year ago with mixed results, but there are several at-home products that add shine or color to your hair. If you want to pump up your shine and your color, try John Frieda's Luminous Color Glaze.
DON'T
  • Use a clarifying shampoo more than once a week. Your hair should have some oil in it, and you really don't want to strip all the natural and beneficial oils from your hair. Clarifying shampoos are too harsh for everyday use.
  • Color your hair more frequently than every six weeks. All those chemicals aren't great for your hair to begin with, but by dying more frequently than every six weeks, you'll end up doing a ton of damage to the health of your hair. And unhealthy hair never looks good.
  • Spend too much time in the sun. It's bad for your skin, bad for your eyes, and bad for your hair.
  • Shower in really hot water. This one is tough for me because I love a nice hot shower first thing in the morning. It's really better for your hair and your skin to shower in cooler water--its less drying and less damaging on your hair's cuticle.
When it comes to skin, the less shine the better...but when it comes to hair, that shine means beauty. Try these tips and shine on!

1 comment:

finding the filth said...

got a quick tip for shiny hair: rinse it in cold water. after your regular shampoo & conditioner, at the end of your shower, flip the temperature all the way to freezing cold and stick your head under the faucet. the cold water will close up the hair shaft, locking in all the moisture from your conditioner, leaving you with shiny soft hair.