#1 Eat Right – Always remember that your hair is an extension of your body. Just like you need to eat healthy for your body, you must eat healthy for your hair! Foods that are rich in oils and Vitamin E will help you achieve the shiny tresses you long for. Try supplementing your diet with recommended doses of soybean, canola or corn oils. Boost your Vitamin E intake by eating GREEN! Asparagus, avocado, spinach and other leafy greens are Vitamin E Essentials.
#2 Learn To Love (Cold) Water – First of all, we recommend you drink a minimum of eight glasses of water a day not only keep to your body hydrated, but to keep your hair hydrated as well. Keep in mind this recommended amount never decreases, but can increase depending upon how hot the weather is and the amount of physical activity you engage in. Hydrated hair is healthy, shiny hair!
As part of your regular shampooing and conditioning routine, always give your hair a quick blast of COLD water before you get out of the shower. While warm water opens the hair cuticle, cold water closes and smoothes the cuticle making it shiny and reflective.
#3 Be Picky About Products – In addition to using the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type, there are literally thousands of shine enhancing hair products available! We picked a few of our favorites to share, but keep in mind that different products work differently for each hair type.
We love Moroccan Oil! Not only does it restore shine and softness to dull hair, it strengthens brittle hair too. Kerastase Serum Oleo-Relax is great for long lasting frizz protection to leave your hair super smooth and glossy. Another shine boosting favorite is Rusk Design Series Sheer Brilliance Polisher. It refines your hair for added shine without added weight.