Whether you have straight, wavy or curly hair, one thing all women want is gloriously glossy hair. Here are six ways to achieve it.
Hair that’s dry and brittle is not going to shine, so invest in nourishing products, from shampoos and conditioners, to treatments, including leave-in conditioners and masks, like John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque, which contains avocado oil to help moisturise even the most frazzled strands. And for those with fine hair, there are so many formulas on the market, from heavier crèmes to gel-like lotions, so you can hydrate your hair without worrying about weighing it down, like Wella System Professional Perfect Hair Treatment, which has a non-greasy formula that helps restructure and strengthen even the most delicate hair.
Smooth surfaces reflect more light, so consider sleek hairstyles like crisp ponytails, buns and braids. If you want to maintain your natural curls or waves, use a shine-enhancing spray as the last step in your styling routine (try Sebastian Shine Shaker, which makes hair luminous and protects against humidity and UV damage). And look for brushes with natural bristles, like Rock & Ruddle Large Brush in Love Birds, which is gentler on hair and helps distribute natural oils from the scalp all the way down the shaft, for extra glossiness. (Try to avoid nylon brushes where possible, as these can be harsh on hair and encourage breakage.)
And for those times when you just have to dash out the door, there are plenty of options to help you achieve a faux glow. Use a shine-enhancing styling cream or pomade to slick down the crown on pulled-back hair (Sebastian Professional Taming Elixir smooths down frizz while delivering natural shine), or apply a few drops of a lightweight serum, like Sebastian Liquid Gloss, through mid-lengths and ends to add a dose of lustre on finished styles.
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